How do we work?
At Black Olive Construction, our strength lies in the meticulous, seamless end-to-end project management service we provide for all loft conversions across Portslade. We are with you every step of the way, from initial consultations right through to the final finishing touches, to deliver a smooth, stress-free experience tailored to your unique requirements. For every Portslade loft project, we follow a three-stage process to ensure your vision is brought to life perfectly:
✓ We develop ideas
We take the time to listen to your lifestyle needs, design tastes and requirements for the new space. Our extensive knowledge of Portslade planning procedures allows us to provide expert advice on maximising your potential layout within council guidelines.
✓ We manage projects
Your assigned project manager will oversee all aspects of your loft conversion, from meeting timescales to monitoring budgets. They will adapt flexibly to any changes in brief and handle any unexpected circumstances with ease.
✓ We create spaces
Our unified team of professionals work closely together to deliver stunning, unique loft conversions that exceed expectations. With over 30 years of experience we have the expertise to create exceptional spaces our clients adore.
What are the benefits of a loft conversion?
In recent years, loft conversions have surged in popularity across Portslade as homeowners seek affordable ways to maximise unused loft space and boost their property’s value. Converting empty loft space into a sleek, modern living area offers a wealth of lifestyle and home value benefits:
✓ Valuable extra living space
A loft conversion allows you to gain sought-after extra space without the disruption of moving home. We can design a custom loft space tailored to your needs – add an extra bedroom, peaceful home office, spacious bathroom, recreational hobby room 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.
✓ Capitalise on spectacular views
Portslade’s enviable seaside location offers panoramic coastal views. Installing well-positioned roof windows during your conversion allows you to fully enjoy the area’s stunning vistas. We’ll create bright, contemporary living zones with incredible sea views.
✓ Add value to your property
Industry data shows professionally designed and constructed loft conversions can increase your Portslade home’s value by up to 20%. This added value makes converting your loft a smart investment in your property’s future appeal.
Get in touch with us
Contact Black Olive Construction today to discuss your plans and requirements for a loft conversion in Portslade. Our experts will provide advice on how to optimise your available loft dimensions and layout to create an elegant, contemporary living space perfect for your needs. We can carry out loft conversions for clients throughout Portslade and Brighton, including Falmer, Hollingbury, Kemptown, Lancing, Saltdean, Shoreham-by-Sea, Hove and many more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most loft spaces can be converted, but some projects present more complex challenges. We’ll thoroughly survey your available dimensions, roof style, angles, height and access to assess your loft’s potential.
Velux roof window conversions tend to be more straightforward, while popular dormer extensions allow more head height. You’ll typically need room heights of at least 2.2m. We’ll advise on the most appropriate design options to maximise your available loft space.
Many residential loft conversions can proceed without full planning permission if they meet certain criteria. However, it’s advisable to check with your local council first, as special consent is needed 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 general guide, simple Velux or smaller dormer lofts often take 6-8 weeks. More intricate structural changes like hip-to-gable extensions or large mansard roofs typically take longer, especially if full planning permission is needed.
We’ll thoroughly survey your loft space, discuss expected timeframes for your specific project, and keep you closely 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 provide advice and guidance on all aspects of your loft conversion project.
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.”