What are the benefits of having a garden office?
Contemporary garden buildings are becoming an increasingly popular option for property owners in Brighton & Hove looking for dedicated home working space.
✓ More space in the house
Moving your WFH space into a garden office enables you to work from home in peace and quiet and without distraction, while clearing any work-related clutter out of the house, leaves more space for your home life.
✓ Healthy separation between home and work
The daily ‘commute’ may only be a few steps to your garden office, but physically stepping out of the house to go to work allows you to mentally transition to and from work, arriving at your dedicated garden office ready to start the day.
✓ Better creativity and productivity
Being surrounded by nature is a natural mood booster and stress buster, calms the senses, aids creativity and concentration and generates positive emotions. Make sure you site the building in a tranquil corner of the garden, with plenty of natural daylight coming in.
✓ Added property value
A well-constructed garden room can add up to 5% to the value of your home. Compared to a full building extension, having a garden office built is much less invasive and significantly cheaper, delivering an attractive return on your investment.
How can Black Olive Construction help?
Black Olive Construction is a Brighton-based independent design, planning, management and build company with an outstanding reputation for delivering end-to-end project management and build services for residential property clients in Sussex.
We know from experience that garden offices and annexes are as individual as the people who use them, with each project having its own vision and requirements, opportunities and challenges. Our specialist building team is talented at creating stunning and unique garden office spaces that are fully compliant with building control standards, expertly managing the project from the initial planning and design stage through to the finished build.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most garden buildings fall within your ‘permitted development rights’, meaning no planning permission is needed provided that certain criteria are met. We would always advise that you check with your local planning authority and obtain written confirmation. Planning restrictions are in place for properties in Conservation Areas, listed buildings and leasehold garden flats. At Black Olive Construction, we will happily guide you through the process of obtaining consents, where necessary.
At Black Olive Construction, we have many years’ professional experience constructing bespoke timber-framed garden buildings to any specified square or rectangular size, and incorporating any specific ideas you may have to suit your particular tastes and requirements. Simply get in touch with our team to share your vision and we will work together to plan and design your ideal garden room, then turn your visions into reality.
Our garden offices are fully fitted out with lighting and electrical power outlets to suit your needs. They are built to be thermally efficient with insulated floors, walls and roof, and double-glazed windows and doors. For the most part of the year, you may not need any extra heating, but oil-filled radiators, wall-mounted electric panel heaters or even a woodburning stove are all options that can be installed.
Black Olive Construction is a specialist design, manage and build company for all types of residential property including period homes, modern flats and houses and new builds. From loft conversions to kitchen and bathroom redesigns, building extensions and complete makeovers, we offer the full range of services to deliver bespoke projects to property clients in Brighton, Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex.
Get in touch with us today
We have extensive experience building luxury bespoke garden offices and garden rooms to suit your lifestyle perfectly. Contact us to find out more about our services and to discuss your design ideas today.
Studio 215 Regency House
91 Western Road
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.”