How do we work?
At Black Olive Construction, we follow a proven three-step project management process to deliver exceptional outcomes for your Lancing home:
✓ We develop ideas
We dedicate time to deeply understand your vision, lifestyle needs and goals through in-depth consultations. This insight allows us to focus on the planning and design process. Our extensive local knowledge enables us to provide expert advice on maximising your layout potential within council guidelines.
✓ We manage projects
Your experienced, dedicated Lancing project manager is your single point of contact from start to finish. Their role is to oversee all aspects of your project, meeting timescales and monitoring budgets, while adapting flexibly to any changes.
✓ We create spaces
With over 30 years of experience delivering unique Lancing projects, our skilled team applies creative problem-solving to form the ideal bespoke solution for you. We tailor our unified approach to exceed expectations. At Black Olive Construction, our structured management process is key to delivering exceptional, stress-free outcomes that meet and exceed your vision.
The benefits of converting your loft space
In recent years, loft conversions have surged in popularity across Lancing as an affordable way to maximize existing property space and value. Converting your underutilised loft offers Lancing homeowners a wealth of benefits:
✓ Gain Valuable Extra Living Space
Lack of space prompts many house moves, but a Lancing loft conversion 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.
✓ Enhance Energy Efficiency
Around 25% of heat loss occurs through poorly insulated lofts. Converting provides the ideal opportunity to boost efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and slash bills through improved insulation.
✓ Capitalise on Scenic Views
Carefully designed roof windows and dormers allow you to make the most of Lancing’s desirable sea vistas. Bring the outdoors in with increased natural light, ventilation and spectacular views.
✓ Add Value to Your Property
Professionally executed loft conversions can increase your home’s value by up to 20%. Added space and appeal provides an excellent return on investment.
Contact Black Olive Construction
At Black Olive Construction, we help Lancing homeowners maximise their living space, unlock their property’s full potential and enjoy their homes for longer through expertly delivered loft conversions. Contact us today to discuss your project.
With over 30 years of experience transforming lofts across Brighton, the team at Black Olive Construction has the expertise to turn your attic into an incredible living space. If you’re planning a loft conversion, contact us today to unlock your unused space’s potential.
Our free consultations are the perfect opportunity to discuss your vision and lifestyle needs. We’re passionate about creating contemporary, bespoke loft spaces that become invaluable home extensions. Together we’ll explore the possibilities and provide expert advice on:
- Optimising your available dimensions and layout
- Design solutions to suit your style
- Securing planning permissions and consents
- Achievable project timescales
Whether refreshing a single loft room or fully revamping your attic, our skilled local teams will handle everything required flawlessly – from initial plans to final construction touches. Discover how our 30 years of experience can help breathe new life into your loft conversion. Contact Black Olive Construction today!
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 in some cases. 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 if full planning permission is required.
We’ll discuss expected timeframes and keep you updated on progress milestones throughout your project, ensuring 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.
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.”