Design and Engineering

Personalized Approach to Design


At Blackthorn Contractors, we use our own custom home and timber frame designers to create complete home plans and architectural drawings. Our software palette includes Softplan v.14, AutoCad Architectural Desktop 5.0, and CADworks v.14 CADworks is a useful tool for our customers: it creates a 3D virtual tour of your home in the computer, before any tool is applied to timber and you build on the lot. It also produced an accurate material list and cost estimates.

Together, all the programs create shop drawings for each and every timber in your house as well as standard formats used in the construction industry.From CADworks files are produced precise shop drawings, showing everything needed for the joinery and custom cutting.

3D Timberframe Design and Imaging  


Blackthorn Contractors has established a solid reputation as a quality custom builder. 

We take your new plans and we design in 3D so that you can see what the home will look like before we build.

Giving you the client every design option available to you and your budget.

Blackthorn specializes in Modern Design with new modern roof line and exterior finishes.


Blackthorn offers both traditional and Japanese joinery. Timber embellishments, like chamfers, hand-carved details on posts  and other unique and specific requests are easily accommodated by our experienced and talented staff. Other options can also be utilized to satisfy your architectural and aesthetical desires. 

From Concept to Plans to Reality


We take your plans an we construct on your property picking the right location for the views, sun and shade.

We take every precaution and step to ensure that your home is properly built, by qualified personnel and one of our preferred subcontractors.


We treat each project like it's an award winning project.

For you, your home is the most important investment that you will make, dont leave it to anyone to build.  Proper solid construction, no cutting corners.  Only the best for you, at a reasonable price.