How do we work?
At Black Olive Construction, our strength lies in the meticulous, seamless end-to-end service we provide for all loft conversions across Hollingbury. We are with you every step, from initial consultations to final touches, to deliver a smooth, stress-free experience tailored to your vision. For every Hollingbury loft project, we follow a three-stage process to ensure perfection:
✓ We develop ideas
We take time to listen to your lifestyle needs, design tastes and goals for the new loft space. Our extensive knowledge of local planning allows us to provide expert advice on improving your layout within council guidelines.
✓ We manage projects
Your project manager will oversee all aspects of the loft conversion, from meeting timescales to monitoring budgets. They will adapt to any changes in the brief and handle any unexpected circumstances professionally.
✓ We create spaces
Our unified team of loft conversion specialists work closely together to deliver stunning, unique new living spaces. With over 30 years’ of experience creating exceptional lofts our clients love, you can rely on our expertise to make your vision a reality.
What are the benefits of a loft conversion?
Loft conversions have become increasingly popular in Hollingbury as homeowners seek affordable ways to maximise unused attic space and add value to their homes. Converting your empty loft offers many lifestyle and home value benefits:
✓ Valuable Extra Living Space
A loft conversion allows you to gain sought-after additional space without the disruption and cost of moving home. We can design a custom loft tailored to your unique needs – add an extra bedroom, peaceful home office, spacious bathroom, recreational hobby zone or flexible entertaining area.
✓ Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Around 25% of property heat loss occurs through poorly insulated lofts. Converting your loft provides the ideal opportunity to significantly improve efficiency. We’ll ensure your new space has optimal insulation, reducing bills and your carbon footprint.
✓ Make the Most of Scenic Views
Hollingbury’s elevated position offers wonderful vantage points over Brighton. Skilfully placed roof windows allow you to capitalise on the area’s scenic value. We’ll design bright, contemporary spaces that make the most of the enviable views.
✓ Add Value to Your Property
Industry figures indicate professionally designed and constructed loft conversions can increase your home’s value by up to 20%. This added value makes converting your underutilised loft a wise investment.
Contact Us About Your Hollingbury Loft Conversion
Contact Black Olive Construction today to discuss your vision and requirements for transforming your Hollingbury loft. Our experts will provide advice on how to optimise your available loft space to create an elegant, contemporary living space perfect for your lifestyle needs. With over 30 years of expertise, we can convert your underutilised Hollingbury loft into a beautiful new functional area that adds value to your home.
We work with clients across Hollingbury, and Brighton, including Falmer, Hove, Kemptown, Lancing, Portslade, Saltdean, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and many more. Whether you need extra bedrooms, a home office, bathroom, storage or open-plan living, we can recommend how to make the most of your footprint to design a stunning bespoke loft conversion. Contact us today to learn more about creating your dream loft space in Hollingbury.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most lofts can be converted, but some projects present complex challenges. We’ll thoroughly survey your dimensions, roof style, angles, height and access to fully assess your loft’s potential.
Velux roof window conversions tend to be more straightforward, while popular dormer extensions allow more head height. Typically you’ll need at least 2.2m room height. We’ll advise on the most suitable design options to maximise your available loft space.
Many residential loft conversions can proceed without full planning permission if meeting certain criteria. However, it’s advisable to check with your local council first, as special consent is required for Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, etc.
Our experts will provide guidance on any specific permissions required for your property and plans. We can assist with the permissions process to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Timescales vary considerably depending on the complexity of your plans. As a guide, simple Velux or smaller dormer lofts often take 6-8 weeks. More intricate structural changes like hip-to-gable extensions typically take longer, especially if full planning permission is required.
We’ll survey your loft space, discuss expected timeframes for your specific project, and keep you updated on progress milestones throughout. This ensures your conversion stays on track with minimal disruption. Let us know if you have any other questions! We’re happy to advise on all aspects of your loft conversion.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”