How do we work?
The foundation of our exceptional design and construction services in Kemptown is our meticulous end-to-end project management approach. This ensures a truly comprehensive, bespoke service tailored to your unique home improvement needs and expectations. At Black Olive Construction, we follow a proven three-step project management process to deliver exceptional outcomes:
✓ We develop ideas
We dedicate time to deeply understand your vision, lifestyle needs and goals through in-depth consultations. This insight allows us to ensure optimal planning and design of spaces. Our extensive local knowledge enables us to provide expert advice on maximising your potential within council guidelines.
✓ We manage projects
Your experienced, dedicated project manager is your single point of contact from start to finish. Their role is to oversee all aspects of your project, from meeting timescales to budget monitoring. They will adapt flexibly to any changes in brief and handle any circumstances professionally.
✓ We create spaces
With over 30 years of experience delivering unique projects, our skilled team applies creative problem-solving skills to form the ideal bespoke solution for you. No two projects are the same – we tailor our unified approach to exceed your expectations.
At Black Olive Construction, our structured project management process is key to delivering exceptional, stress-free outcomes that meet and exceed your vision for your Brighton home.
The benefits of converting your loft space
In recent years, loft conversions have surged in popularity as an affordable way to maximise existing property space and value. Converting your underutilised loft offers homeowners a wealth of benefits:
✓ Valuable Extra Living Space
Lack of space prompts many house moves, but converting your loft can provide the room you need. Add stylish new bedrooms, a guest suite, home office, hobby zone or chill-out space. Enjoy your current home for many more years.
✓ Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Around 25% of heat loss occurs through poorly insulated lofts. Converting provides the perfect opportunity to enhance efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and slash energy bills through improved insulation.
✓ Capitalise on Scenic Views
Carefully designed roof windows and dormers allow you to make the most of sea, city or countryside views. Bring the outdoors in with increased light, ventilation and enviable vistas.
✓ Boost Your Property Value
Professionally executed loft conversions can increase your home’s value by up to 20%, making it one of the most lucrative investments. Added space and appeal provides an excellent return.
Transform Your Loft Space – Contact Us Today
With over 30 years of experience delivering stunning bespoke loft conversions throughout Brighton, Hove and across Sussex, including Hove, Worthing, Shoreham, Saltdean, Portslade, Lancing, Hollingbury, Falmer and beyond. The team at Black Olive Construction has the expertise to make your loft conversion vision a reality. If you’re planning a loft conversion, get in touch with us today to unlock the potential of your unused attic space.
Our consultations are completely free of charge and provide the perfect opportunity to discuss your unique requirements. We’re passionate about creating beautiful, contemporary living areas that transform your underutilised loft into an invaluable extension of your home.
Together we’ll explore the possibilities and advise you on:
- Maximising your available dimensions and layout
- Creative design solutions to suit your lifestyle
- Securing planning permissions and consents
- Project timescales that work for you
From refreshing a single loft room to completely revamping your attic space, we provide a seamless in-house service. Our skilled local teams will flawlessly handle everything from initial plans through to final construction touches. Contact Black Olive Construction today and discover how our expertise can help breathe new life into your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
The vast majority of loft spaces can be converted into functional, valuable living areas, although some projects present more complex building challenges.
Velux roof light conversions tend to be the simplest option, while popular dormer loft extensions allow you to maximise space and head height. You’ll need a minimum ceiling height of around 2.2m to comply with Building Regulations, and adequate room to insert a staircase.
We’ll carry out a thorough survey of your loft’s dimensions, roof type, angles and access. We’ll then discuss all the design options to advise how your space can be transformed into the optimum layout to suit your lifestyle needs.
Many residential loft conversions can go ahead under ‘permitted development rights’ without full planning permission, if they meet certain criteria. However, it’s advisable to check requirements with your local authority first. Different rules apply for Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, leasehold properties etc.
At Black Olive Construction, we provide professional guidance and assistance with any consents you may need, ensuring this process goes as smoothly as possible.
Timescales largely depend on the complexity of your plans and vision. As a general guide:
Simple Velux or dormer conversions can be completed within approximately 8 weeks
More complex hip-to-gable or mansard constructions tend to take longer, especially if planning permission or listed building consent is required.
We’ll discuss expected timeframes to complete your tailored loft conversion and keep you closely updated on progress from our initial design meetings through to final 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.”
“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.”