Design & Build in Worthing

Black Olive Construction is a highly regarded building company based in Sussex, offering a wide range of residential construction, project management and design services to property clients in Worthing. We take pride in providing complete design and build solutions that encompass various areas, including architectural services, structural and mechanical engineering, landscaping design, interior design, and more. Our competent team specialises in delivering:

With over 30 years of collective experience in the building trade, we have established a trusted network of engineers, manufacturers, designers and suppliers across East and West Sussex including Worthing. These industry professionals share our non-negotiable commitment to professionalism and integrity. Whether you’re planning to refurbish a single room or an entire property, looking to extend or construct a new space, Black Olive Construction can coordinate all the necessary expertise to bring your dream to fruition.

How do we work?

At Black Olive Construction, we have earned an excellent reputation for delivering end-to-end project management and build services for residential property clients in Worthing. As an independent company with vast experience in the Sussex property market, we have refined our process to ensure your journey with us is as rewarding and stress-free as possible. We follow a proven three-step approach to successfully deliver our design and build projects:

✓ We develop ideas

We take the time to listen carefully to your property requirements and goals, and then develop innovative solutions to meet them. With our in-depth understanding of local planning issues and procedures, we know how to optimise the planning and design stages for the best outcomes.

✓ We manage projects

Your dedicated project manager is highly skilled in handling all aspects of your design & build project. They ensure timely delivery, monitor budgets, and adapt to any changes in the brief or unexpected circumstances.

✓ We create spaces

At Black Olive Construction, we operate as a unified, professional, reliable and fully accountable team to deliver each unique design & build project. Retaining full central control allows us to use our creative skills and flex our resources as required to deliver the best solution for our clients.

Why choose Design & Build?

Undertaking a residential building project can be unfamiliar territory for many homeowners. Instructing a building contractor to improve your home comes with uncertainties and risks. What if it takes too long or exceeds the budget? What if issues arise during the construction phase? What about the paperwork? Building projects can be complex and unpredictable. Without the experience and expertise to handle foreseen and unforeseen issues, dreams can quickly turn into nightmares.

By using a professional design & 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 for your residential project, dealing with all the contractual elements, so you don’t have to.
  • Lower risk – We are contractually accountable to deliver your project, meaning the majority of the risk is our responsibility, not yours.
  • Better quality – We are fully invested in your project and accountable for its success, so it is in our best interest to deliver the highest possible quality.
  • Faster delivery – We prioritise collaboration within our streamlined operational processes, resulting in shorter delivery times and fewer issues overall.
  • Lower costs – Our integrated design & build approach leads to budget-conscious decision-making from the outset, resulting in shared cost savings.

Contact Black Olive Construction

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need the services of an architect?

When it comes to big projects involving significant changes to a building’s structure, like remodelling or creating new spaces, it’s important to have an architect or designer involved. Architects have the knowledge and experience to consider important factors like the best views, how the sun shines on the building, how it fits in with the surrounding landscape, and how it all works structurally and proportionally. At Black Olive Construction, we offer complete design solutions, including architectural design, to go along with our construction services as a company that handles everything in-house.

Which contractors and tradespeople do you use?

Your assigned project manager will take care of everything for your design & build project. They’ll coordinate and supervise all the different workers and trades involved including groundwork, construction, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, roofing, painting & decorating and more. They’ll also keep track of all the details and make sure everything is going smoothly. Our in-house team will make sure everything is recorded and reported accurately, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You can trust us to take care of every aspect of the project.

Do I have to get planning permission for my building project?

For most home improvement projects, you don’t need to get planning permission because they fall under your ‘permitted development rights.’ That said, there are some rules you must follow, and it’s a good idea to check with your local planning authority to make sure. Just keep in mind that leasehold properties such as flats and maisonettes, homes in conservation areas and designated listed buildings don’t benefit from these same rights. Don’t worry, though, because Black Olive Construction will handle all the paperwork and communicate with the local planners on your behalf.

What other types of building projects do you carry out?

At Black Olive Construction, we have a real talent for designing, building and managing residential projects in Worthing and the surrounding area. We are fully familiar with different architectural styles like Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, modern flats, houses, and new builds too. We renovate kitchens and bathrooms, convert lofts, add extensions, build garden offices and can remodel entire properties. We also have extensive experience in working with designated listed buildings and creating new homes from scratch.

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.