We know a major renovation or home refurbishment can be a daunting prospect. By bringing all services together under one roof, The Blackwell Company makes projects of any size more streamlined, simple and successful.
Our team of professionals can handle everything from architectural design and planning through to all principal contractor services, structural engineering and project management. We design and build beautiful kitchens and bespoke furniture using traditional methods and sustainable materials, and our interior designers will work with you to create a house that really feels like home.
Our Design Studio doors are always open for a consultation or to browse our selection of design products for sale.
Luke Blackwell - Managing Director
Our Managing Director, Luke Blackwell, brings real ‘hands-on’ experience to the role. He began his career as a cabinet maker in Yorkshire, qualified as a master craftsman – specialising in high-end bespoke joinery work, before completing masters-level study in construction project management.
After establishing successful businesses in Yorkshire and London, Luke relocated to Edinburgh and The Blackwell Company was born to fulfil his vision to deliver a unique ‘under one roof’ service in the city. Luke’s extensive construction, management and commercial background come together in this growing business, allowing the firm to handle all elements of a project, whatever the scale, from one location.
Jo Blackwell - Marketing Director
Jo is our Marketing Director, responsible for building The Blackwell Company’s brand and delivering our marketing strategy.
Alongside Luke, Jo set up the first Blackwell design and build business in 2007, and was instrumental in building and growing a strong brand identity of the then London-based firm over a 10-year period. Whilst doing this, Jo also returned to university and obtained a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology.
Jo has always taken a keen interest in the renovation and design of properties, completing several of her own over the years.
Fraser Graham - Construction & Development Director
Fraser has a huge amount of experience in delivering successful construction projects for both residential and commercial clients.
His qualification as a master craftsman in electrical engineering means Fraser has an expert understanding of all aspects of mechanical and electrical systems.
Over the last 20 years, Fraser has built and operated successful electrical/AV contracting and principal contracting businesses in Edinburgh, with a reputation for exceptional attention to detail and customer service. His experience combined with our design and manufacturing capability at The Blackwell Company is an ideal collaboration and merger.
Marta Zadzilko - Design Studio Manager
Marta manages every detail within the studio and, looking after every stage of our clients’ experience from the first point of contact.
Marta graduated with a BEng in Environmental Engineering, gaining further qualifications in Administration and Executive PA.
Seven years of experience for investment management firms in the financial sector developed her incredible attention to detail, organisation and customer service skills. She keeps everything running smoothly in the design studio and on our projects, balancing all of the elements to make sure everything works just as it should!
Edvardas Dauksa - Construction & Architectural Assistant
Ed’s role with The Blackwell Company is probably the most varied of the team, reflecting his education and experience.
He studied at Edinburgh Napier University, from where he graduated with a BSc in Architectural Technology. He’s fascinated by building science and construction technology, fuelled by over 10 years’ experience in various roles across the construction industry. This enthusiasm and combination of skills really set him apart and give him a great ability to understand both the practical and technical side of our projects.
Ed is responsible for liaising closely with our teams on site to produce the design package for each project. He also works directly with Mary Carslaw Architects throughout the planning and architectural processes.