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3D Printing is Here

We are so excited to announce a seventh discipline available at BloQs: 3D printing is here!You'll love our two industrial, high-end 3D printers for all your manufacturing, prototyping, and sampling needs.Our Markforged Mark Two FDM 3D printer uses the company’s proprietary filament, Onyx, with the option of adding reinforcing fibres in Kevlar, Carbon Fibre, Fibreglass or High T ...

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Tier 5 - Important Update

In light of the Prime Minister's announcements this week, we want to reassure you that BloQs will continue to remain open as an essential business for our members. However, we must now do whatever we can to assist the national efforts to protect one another and to minimise the impact on the severely overstretched NHS. We cannot do this alone.To that end, we'd ask that you wear ...

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BloQs new home is taking shape

Work on our new home is well underway! We've just updated our website with a special section for all the latest images, news and progress reports, so be sure to bookmark buildingbloqs.com/about-bloqs/the-future-of-bloqs/ and keep an eye on our social media channels to stay in the know. You can also check out the latest press from Enfield Council and learn more about the Merid ...

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Festive Season Opening Hours

Please make a note of our revised opening hours during the upcoming Festive Season and be sure to plan accordingly! We'll reopen with our regular hours on Monday 4 January 2021.   Thursday24 Dec CLOSING EARLY  8am to 2pm  Friday25 Dec   CLOSED     Saturday26 Dec CLOSED    Sunday27 Dec CLOSED   Monday28 Dec OPEN 8am to 6pm  Tuesday29 D ...

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More than a workshop

In 2012 we were a bunch of soon-to-be-homeless housemates standing in a leaky Enfield shed. We didn't have friends in high places or broadsheet support. We had our skills, a bit of a vision and some very interesting years ahead. Building BloQs started with seven makers, craftsmen and artists. We had several thrifty, happy years cohabiting in a north London live-work space call ...

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Students + Graduates at Building BloQs

Building BloQs has, since opening in 2012, become a professional home for seasoned makers, many with heavyweight portfolios and long established client networks. But our open workshop in north London is equally perfect for makers in their early throws. It’s a time of year when a steady flow of students and grads join our ranks, so they can hone skills, continue their education ...

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Offset Studios Props-Sets-Events-Arts

In 2016, Hebe George and Zekan Cemal came together. Hebe, a designer, and Zekan, a carpenter, were both working in the creative industries: designing and building sets for shows, events, productions and festivals. Their collaboration morphed into Offset Studios, a design and build company that has a lot going for it. A string of happy clients, a reliable pool of freelance frie ...

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Zero Waste Workshop - Offset Warehouse

Hi, my name’s Charlie Ross and I founded an eco textiles company Offset Warehouse six years ago. We source and develop beautiful hand-crafted and ethically produced fabrics from around the world, and sell from one to hundreds of metres at affordable but fair prices. We’re the first company in the UK to sell a broad range of these fabrics exclusively - from hemp, to organic cott ...

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Knotch.Design

“Allow the material to speak as part of the design, a piece is the sum of its parts, so you need to start with the right parts” The last six months have been something of a whirlwind for furniture making duo Knotch Design, one of the youngest businesses working out of BloQs. Established in the summer of 2016, the professional partnership between Noah Kay and Ben Hooper may be ...

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Flexible and affordable studio space for fashion students + graduates

Renting a professionally equipped fashion studio by the day, week or month helps fashion students and graduates affordably deliver their collections and develop their future careers in the industry. Fashion students and graduates are seeing the benefits of having a textile studio that’s available on a flexible, pay-as-you-go basis in London, instead of relying on cramped unive ...

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The ideal workshop for freelance metalworkers

For London’s freelance metalworkers, open workshops offer an appealing combination of affordable access to professional kit and a network of contacts and opportunities. In a city where workshop space is increasingly limited and expensive, these spaces provide a solution. In his third decade blacksmithing in London, Stuart Watson has seen first hand how the city has changed - “ ...

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