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Understanding your needs

We believe service and support is crucial to achieving a successful project. We take time to focus on each client’s individual needs and requirements, often this involves a visit to our workshop to meet our production team and discuss the details of your furniture.

Watch our video on how we do it to get an insight into Blackstone Kitchens. To book a meeting please speak with one of our sales team.

About Blackstone

Our philosophy is to offer handmade kitchens and furniture with great service and value for money. We have a dedicated team who work on a one to one basis with each of our clients, with showrooms based in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and now on the east coast of American in Greenwich Connecticut.

We offer many different types of furniture packages, including bespoke kitchens and our modular handmade kitchen range where you can create the perfect kitchen based on any design. Our fully fitted handmade modular kitchens range from £12,500 to £35,000. We pride ourselves on quality and durability. All of our cabinets are constructed by hand from European birch plywood which is sanded and then hand painted, and all doors and frames are built with solid Alder wood.

We have vast experience in working within period and listed homes where standard kitchens just wouldn’t work. We also understand the pitfalls to avoid, and what makes a project run successfully.

Design

Our design process starts by contacting our sales design team. If you have any plans from your builder or room dimensions we can then start to implement them into our new design software that allows us to give you a 3D experience and flawless visual of your Kitchen. We also have a exciting new virtual reality software that allows you to step inside you new kitchen. Speak with our designer to find out more about this new feature. By sending us plans or arranging a meeting this will help us determine your wants and needs for your project. We work directly with your contractor when time comes to install your kitchen cabinetry and/or furniture.

We also work with local stone companies to be able to source any counter tops needed for your project or any other areas of your home.

Quotations

Once we have completed the initial preliminary design with initial changes to get to a level where you are satisfied, we can get you a formal quotation from our database software and further discuss the financial aspect of the project. For us to be able to design within budget of your project we would need a rough indication of the budget each client is working within at the preliminary design phase to allow for us to provide you with the formal quote to suit. This can be inclusive of cabinets, work surfaces and installation.

Construction

Our flagship Georgian and Victorian framed furniture ranges are made from solid Alder wood and is built using time honoured joinery methods. Our cabinet doors are set into hardwood frames and fixed with traditional chrome butt hinges, creating strength and support enabling longevity and stability whilst maintaining a timeless look. Our latest Contemporary slab range is constructed with a high density composite board and hung between a 36mm frame on soft closing Blum hinges.

Technology

Our solid birch plywood cabinets are cut using state of the art beam saws and detailed using high tech digital CNC machinery to apply all of the necessary cabinet specification. All of our cabinets are hand assembled in our work shop in Earls Colne Essex, before they get hand finished and prepared for delivery to your home. Our solid oak drawer boxes are dovetailed and work effortlessly on our Grass Dynapro soft closing drawer runners.

Finishing

Our in house paint team finish each piece of furniture by hand using the intelligent water based eggshell from Little Greene Paint Co. All of our birch plywood cabinets are finished in our stock colour French Grey 163 and the doors and frames can be painted from our Little Greene colour range. All doors and frames are hand finished leaving a soft brush marks to the timber. Once the installation is complete our painting team come to site for final flash coating.

Production Team

Our workshop is located in Earls Colne, a small town in the heart of Essex, and is managed by a team of highly experienced cabinet makers and joiners. Having our own workshop enables us to monitor quality and control, manage delivery dates and time scales and gives us the flexibility to adapt to any special requirements. If you would like a tour of our workshop and get an insight into what we do please book a meeting with one of our design team today.

Apprentice Scheme

Our goal at Blackstone kitchens is to build for the future. We try to encourage the next generation to learn the traditional techniques of cabinet making and give them the experience to work with beautiful handmade furniture, knowledge and understanding of the industry and the patience to become craftsmen at their trade. To find out more about our apprentice scheme contact us.