Loft Conversions in Hove

Looking to maximise unused space in your home with a loft conversion in Hove? Transforming your attic into a functional living area is an excellent way to add value without the upheaval and expenses of moving.

With over 30 years’ of experience delivering stunning loft conversions in Hove and across Brighton, Black Olive Construction can help make your vision a reality. Our in-house team will work closely with you from initial design to the final construction touches to create a flawless new loft space.

Whether you need an extra bedroom, home office or open plan living zone, our bespoke approach ensures your new loft suits your lifestyle. We handle everything from planning permissions to clever solutions for awkward angles and sloping ceilings. From renovating a single room to revamping your entire loft, your project is safe in our hands.

Loft conversions

How do we work?

Our strength lies in our meticulous end-to-end project management approach for all Hove loft conversions. We take care of everything, from initial consultations right through to the final finishes, providing a seamless, stress-free service tailored to your unique requirements. We follow a three-step project management process to ensure your Hove loft vision becomes a reality:

✓ We develop ideas

We listen closely to understand your goals for your loft conversion. With extensive design and planning experience locally in Hove, we craft bespoke spaces to maximise your potential within council guidelines.

✓ We manage projects

We assign a dedicated, highly skilled project manager to all loft conversions to help handle all aspects of your project, including delivering set timescales and full budget monitoring. Our team can also adapt to changes in your brief or unexpected circumstances.

✓ We create spaces

At Black Olive Construction, our unified team of professionals works closely together to deliver unique, high-quality loft conversions in Hove. By maintaining control over every project, we can apply our creative skills and adapt our approach as needed to provide the ideal bespoke solution for each client. Our accountable and reliable team aims to exceed expectations, crafting stunning loft spaces  for all clients.

What are the benefits of a loft conversion?

Over recent years, loft conversions have seen a surge in popularity across Hove and throughout Brighton. Loft conversions offer homeowners an affordable way to maximise living space and to add value to homes and properties.

✓ Add valuable living space

We can help design a custom loft conversion that suits your lifestyle, whether you need an extra bedroom for a growing family, a tranquil home office, a spacious area for your creative hobbies, or flexible entertaining space. With a loft conversion, you can create the ideal layout to enhance your life.

✓ Boost energy efficiency

Around 25% of property heat loss occurs via poorly insulated lofts. Converting your loft provides the perfect opportunity to enhance energy efficiency. We’ll ensure your new space has optimal insulation, reducing your carbon footprint and slashing those energy bills while providing a cosy, cost-effective living area.

✓ Capitalise on scenic views

Hove’s coastal location offers spectacular sea views. Installing well-positioned Velux or dormer roof windows during your loft conversion allows you to make the most of the area’s enviable vistas. We’ll design bright, airy living zones with scenic outlooks you’ll love.

✓ Add value to your property

Industry data shows a professionally designed and constructed loft conversion can increase your home’s value by up to 20% – making it a worthwhile investment. Extending your Hove property skyward creates extra living space and adds appeal for future buyers.

Contact Black Olive Construction

Contact Black Olive Construction today to discuss your Hove loft conversion vision. Our experts will provide practical advice on how to maximise your available loft space and layout to create an elegant, light-filled new living space that enhances your lifestyle. With over 30 years of experience transforming lofts across Hove, Brighton and wider Sussex, we have the expertise to add value by turning your underutilised attic into a beautiful bespoke area you’ll love.

We carry out loft conversions for clients all across Hove and Brighton, including Falmer, Hollingbury, Kemptown, Lancing, Portslade, Saltdean, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my loft suitable for a conversion?

Most loft spaces can be converted, but some projects present more complex challenges than others. We’ll carry out a comprehensive survey of your available dimensions, angles, roof type and access to thoroughly assess your loft’s potential. Velux roof window conversions tend to be simpler, while dormer extensions that create more head height are very popular. We’ll advise on the most appropriate design options to maximise your Hove loft space.

What planning permission will I need?

Many residential loft conversions in Hove can go ahead without requiring full planning permission, if they meet certain criteria. For example, dormer extensions often don’t need permission if kept below certain sizes. However, it’s always advisable to check requirements with Hove Council, as special permissions are needed for Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, leasehold properties etc. Our experts will provide guidance on consents needed for your specific property and loft project.

How long will a loft conversion take?

Loft conversion timescales can vary considerably depending on the intricacy of your plans. As a general guide, simple Velux or smaller dormer loft conversions can often be completed within 6 to 8 weeks. More complex projects involving structural changes like hip-to-gable extensions or large mansard roof conversions typically take longer, especially if full planning permission needs to be obtained. We’ll assess your loft and discuss expected timelines, outlining key milestones from design to completion.

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.