Personalised engraved granite plaques

War Memorial Village Derby, marking their 70th Anniversary!

Commemorative Plaques commissioned by Derby Homes and Derby City Council unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal

Commemorative Plaques

Design and BlastPublished by Carl Tring-Willis · 18 August 2019 · 

We were truly delighted to be commissioned by Derby Homes and the War Memorial Village Derby to create these stunning plaques.

Unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal, the 10 granite plaques commemorate 100 years of Council Housing; and will be installed on 9 new ‘Homes for Heroes’ currently under construction.

And they will again be on display at the ‘Salute to the Village’ event taking place on Saturday 24th August. Check out the War Memorial Village Derby

Commemorative Plaque unveiled and Installed

Design and BlastPublished by Carl Tring-Willis · 18 August 2019 · 

Remember when this happened?!

We were truly delighted to be commissioned by Derby City Council and St Martins Church & Community Centre Charity Makeover to create the commemorative plaque celebrating the #allentonbigbuild.

Unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal back in July, we have now installed the plaque in its final position.

Why not call in for a coffee at the Chatterbox Cafe Derby and see the plaque for yourself? It lists 50 different organisations and individuals who made the project happen, including ourselves!! ❤️🙏

HRH Princess Royal, unveiling one of the Commemorative Plaques

Design and Blast Published by Andrew Lewis · 25 July 2019 · 

What an amazing day for Derby, and delighted to have been a part of the event.

We were commissioned by Derby City Council and Derby Homes to create 10 stunning plaques to commemorate 100 years of Council Housing, which will be installed on the new Centenary Homes for Heroes!

Our plaques were unveiled by HRH Princess Royal as part of the event.

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Commemorative plaque commissioned by Derby City Council to celebrate the contributions made by the Windrush generation and their descendants to the city of Derby.unveiled by The Mayor Cllr Frank Harwood and guests, at the City of Derby's Flag raising ceremony and Civic Reception for the Windrush Generation, to celebrate 'Windrush Day'.


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Welcome to - Design and Blast. We I are UK based sandblast engravers with many year's experience of working with natural stone and glass.

We are the people to call if you are looking for bespoke natural stone feature designs.

Landscape projects and exhibitions pieces, personalised paving, business signs, door and entrance steps, house signs, directional signs, park entrance signs. Commemorative stonework, retail shops, pub signs, town and village signs.  Memorial stones, pet memorials boulder and standing feature stones. Glass, tile and landscape paving designs,

We make our items from natural stone and glass producing beautiful gifts and household items that will last a lifetime.

We are happy to work with you if you have an idea or something specific in mind. Send us your request and we will be pleased to help.

Custom designs are always welcome - Just email us your design choice or we can create a  bespoke personalised design for you.

I wanted to keep you updated on the status of your order. Due to disruptions from COVID-19 and potential delivery carrier delays, there’s a chance your package may not arrive on the originally estimated date. Rest assured I’ll keep you updated along the way as I get new information from the carrier. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions.