How do we work?
Our strength in delivering exceptional loft conversions across Sussex lies in our meticulous end-to-end project management approach. We take care of everything, from initial consultations right through to the final finishes, providing a seamless and stress-free service tailored to your unique requirements. We follow a three-step project management process for all our Sussex loft conversions to ensure your vision becomes a reality:
✓ We develop ideas
We take the time to listen closely to your requirements and goals for your loft conversion. Our extensive experience with design requirements and planning procedures in Sussex means we know how to craft bespoke loft spaces that maximise your potential within council guidelines.
✓ We manage projects
Your dedicated project manager is highly skilled to deal with all aspects of your loft conversion, from delivering to set timescales to full budget monitoring, while being able to adapt to a change in the brief or unexpected circumstances.
✓ We create spaces
With over 30 years’ experience, we know that no two projects are the same. We adapt our approach and apply our creative skills to form the best solution for you. We operate as a unified, professional, accountable and reliable team to deliver unique loft conversions for our clients.
What are the benefits of converting your loft?
Loft conversions have surged in popularity across Sussex in recent years, offering homeowners an affordable way to maximise their living space and to improve the value of their homes.
✓ Add extra living space
Lack of room is the main driver behind many house moves. Transforming your loft into a stylish new bedroom, guest suite, study or games den allows you to enjoy your current home for longer.
✓ Improve energy efficiency
Around 25% of heat loss occurs through poorly insulated loft spaces. Converting your loft is the ideal time to boost efficiency, reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on energy bills.
✓ Capitalise on scenic views
Make the most of your coastal or countryside views by installing Velux or dormer windows during your Sussex loft conversion. Perfect for creating a bright, airy living space with an enviable scenic outlook.
✓ Increase property value
Adding a professionally designed loft conversion can boost your property’s value by up to 20%, according to industry data. An excellent return making it a worthwhile investment in your home’s future.
Contact Black Olive Construction
Get in touch with Black Olive Construction today to discuss your requirements. We’ll provide practical advice on how to maximise your available space and create a light, elegant loft conversion that will enhance your lifestyle and add value to your Sussex property. We carry out loft conversions for clients throughout Sussex and Brighton, including Hove, Worthing, Shoreham, Saltdean, Portslade, Lancing, Kemptown, Hollingbury, Falmer and many more.
Frequently Asked Questions
The vast majority of loft spaces in Sussex can be converted into valuable living areas, although some projects may be more complex than others. Velux roof light conversions are the simplest option, while dormer loft extensions are the most popular. You’ll typically need minimum headroom of 2.2m and enough space for a staircase. We’ll survey your loft and advise on the best design choices.
Most residential conversions in can go ahead without full planning permission, subject to certain criteria. However, it’s advisable to check with your local authority, as different rules apply for Conservation Areas, listed buildings and leaseholds. At Black Olive Construction, we provide expert guidance on any consents needed.
Timescales vary depending on the complexity and your vision. As a guide, simple Velux or dormer lofts can be completed within 8 weeks. More intricate hip-to-gable or mansard projects take longer, especially if planning consent is needed. We’ll provide an accurate timeline for your unique 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.”