Design & Build in Shoreham-by-Sea

Black Olive Construction is a highly respected building company based in Sussex, serving residential property clients in Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton, Worthing and beyond. We offer a wide range of construction, project management and design services, providing complete solutions that cover many specialist areas, including architecture, engineering, landscaping, and interior design. Our skilled team specialises in:

With over 30 years of combined experience in the building trade, we have established a reliable network of engineers, suppliers, designers and manufacturers across West Sussex and further afield. These professional contacts are carefully selected to share our commitment to professionalism and integrity. Whether you are planning to refurbish a single room or the whole property, build an extension or convert the loft, we can coordinate all the necessary expertise to make your vision a reality.

How we work

At Black Olive Construction, we have earned an excellent reputation for delivering full project management and build services for homes in Shoreham and across Sussex. As an independent company with extensive experience in the Sussex property market, we have streamlined our process to ensure a rewarding and stress-free journey for our clients. We follow a proven three-step approach to successfully deliver design and build projects:

✓ We develop ideas

We carefully listen to your property requirements and goals, and then develop innovative solutions to meet them. Our in-depth knowledge of local planning and design considerations allows us to optimise the planning and design stages for the best outcomes.

✓ We manage projects

Your dedicated project manager handles all aspects of your design & build project in Shoreham. They ensure timely delivery, monitor budgets, and adapt to changes in the project scope or unexpected circumstances.

✓ We create spaces

At Black Olive Construction, we operate as a unified, professional and accountable team to deliver each unique design and build project. Having centralised control enables us to utilise our creative skills and allocate resources as needed to provide the best solution for our clients.

Why choose Design & Build?

Taking on a residential building project is bound to be unfamiliar territory for many homeowners, with uncertainties and risks involved that can seem daunting. By choosing a professional design and build company like Black Olive Construction, you benefit from numerous advantages. We bring together all the necessary expertise under one roof, managing the project on your behalf to deliver a complete service.

  • Less hassle – We act as your single point of contact, handling all contractual elements, so you don’t have to.
  • Lower risk – We are contractually accountable for delivering your project, meaning the majority of the risk is our responsibility, not yours.
  • Better quality – We are fully invested in your project’s successful outcome and motivated to deliver the best possible result.
  • Faster delivery – Our tried and tested collaborative approach and streamlined processes result in shorter delivery times and fewer problems overall.
  • Lower costs – Thanks to our integrated design & build approach, budget-driven decision-making is built into the core of the project, resulting in shared cost savings.

Contact Black Olive Construction

Our competent team is at your disposal, ready to turn your dreams into reality with your next residential design and build project in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Get in touch today for an informal chat and to arrange a home visit to discuss your vision further. We provide our Design & Build Services to clients in Brighton and Sussex, including FalmerHollingburyHoveKemptownLancingPortsladeSaltdeanWorthing and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need the services of an architect?

If you’re planning to make significant changes to a building, such as remodelling or adding new spaces, it’s important to involve an architect or designer. They have the expertise to consider important factors like views, sunlight, landscape integration, and structural aspects. At Black Olive Construction, we offer comprehensive design solutions, including architectural design, to complement our construction services.

Which contractors and tradespeople do you work with?

Your dedicated project manager will handle everything for your design and build project. They will coordinate and supervise all the workers and trades involved, such as groundwork, construction, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, roofing, painting & decorating. Our in-house team will ensure precise documentation and reporting, so you can rely on us to manage every aspect of the project.

Do I need planning permission for my building project?

For the majority of home improvement projects, planning permission is not required as they come under “permitted development rights.” However, it is important to follow specific rules, and it is recommended to seek confirmation from your local planning authority. It’s worth noting that leasehold properties, homes in conservation areas and listed buildings are not eligible for permitted development rights. But don’t fret, as Black Olive Construction will take care of all the paperwork and communicate with local planners on your behalf.

What other types of building work do you do?

At Black Olive Construction, we specialise in designing, building and managing a wide range of residential projects in Shoreham and across Sussex.  Our team has extensive experience working with architectural styles from different periods as well as modern flats and houses, and new-build developments. We offer services such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, loft conversions, building extensions, garden office construction, and complete property remodelling. Additionally, we have a wealth of expertise in working with listed buildings and creating brand-new homes from the ground up.

David BCustomer Brighton

Back in 2021 Black Olive took over the management of a complicated building project. It wasn't an easy job and the project manager had to deal with some significant but unforseen issues.
Even several months after completion I was able to contact them for follow-up and the manager dealt with any problems that arose both during and after the work.

VictorCustomer Brighton

Black Olive is particularly effective at client liaison, and I have always found that their projects start and finish on time with regular updates on progress in-between.
Black Olive team has a particular eye for detail, takes care to fully understand the requirements, uses strong initiative to overcome any unforseen difficulties in a variety of creative ways and manages internal and external labour extremely effectively.

Roger BrassCustomer

We can highly recommend the team at Black Olive. Projects that the team members have completed for us in the past have been undertaken professionally, managed closely and delivered exactly in line with our requirements. We established an excellent rapport with the team which gave us every confidence in all aspects of their work. On completion of the projects we have always been completely satisfied, with the end result being quite superb.