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Practice Ethos

Blackrock was established in 2005 and from the outset, we have focused heavily on building up good working relationships with local contractors, planning departments and building control companies. We run a multidisciplinary design practice specializing in both residential and commercial projects across the south-east. The ongoing success and in increased security for our clients prompted us to make the company limited in 2012.

We believe in local knowledge. We look for work opportunities in Herne Bay, Whitstable, Canterbury and Thanet with the vast majority of our projects being in the south of Kent. We take pride in the fact we run an efficient, well-established company. We are confident that your experience with Blackrock will result in an end product that meets all of your desires and aspirations. The principal of the company, John Payne, will be your direct point of contact from initial discussions, through the design process and through to completion.

We understand the importance of achieving a design that works for you — blending our expert advice, taking into account local knowledge while incorporating your ideas. We genuinely care about every project, whether it's a porch extension or an extensive new build development. At Blackrock we value our clients, you will not become a number getting lost within a large company.

As well as providing quality designs, we have a considerable amount of onsite practical knowledge along with an understanding of build costs and construction methods. Our experience stems from our 35+ years of combined experience, alongside the direct relationship we have with Structural Engineers, we have partnered with over the years. These partnerships have enabled us to have a far greater understanding of structures over your average designer.

At Blackrock we also care for the environment around us. We a proud to be qualified sustainable housing consultants, with the ability to provide SAP calculations and Energy Performance Certificates in house. This certification enables us to offer expert advice on how to efficiently incorporate sustainable measures into your build. Thus, reducing future running costs while doing your bit for the environment.

We work alongside many local Architects as consultants providing technical support. Blackrock regularly provides architectural services and consultation to Architects to help overcome challenging technical situations and to prepare building regulation compliant packages of information on their behalf.

We have an excellent professional and construction-based team around us. We are confident that your project will be completed to the highest standard, on time and budget, all with our assistance and support.

While Blackrock are currently not looking to expand, we would be more than happy to offer careers advice to those in the field of construction. We will also accommodate work experience candidates as long as we have capacity at the required time.