Bodywork Repairs are undoubtedly our main speciality, and the primary reason why so many Classic Car enthusiasts, Sports Car, Commercial Van, Camper Van, Motorhome, and Off-Road vehicle owners come to us.
These vehicles in particular, are very prone to having severe corrosion issues, and therefore require a level of fabrication and welding skills beyond the scope of most garages.
In fact, many local Motor Traders either bring welding work to us, or refer their customers to us (this also includes modern crash damaged vehicles).
This is not a poor reflection on these Motor Traders, they are very good at the work that they do. However, for them it is not economically viable to employ full-time fabrication and welding specialists. Similarly, we use the specialist services of Upholsterers, Windshield Fitters, Engineers, Electroplaters, etc.
Please Note: We do not undertake Insurance Claim repair work directly.
At Trickett Autoworks we have three members of staff, who are highly experienced vehicle fabrication and welding specialists and whilst Nigel Trickett has many other management duties now, our other two spend almost every hour of their working day repairing and restoring bodywork, and have been so for many years.
Once the bodywork is fully repaired, you can choose whether to have our in-house staff to fully prepare and Spray Paint your vehicle and as with our Fabricator / Welders, you can be assured that we only employ staff with many years of experience.
In reading this page, hopefully you will understand and appreciate that at every stage of repairing bodywork and restoring a customers motor vehicle back to its former glory, we will have used time-served and highly skilled tradesman.
We know that it can be a big financial commitment to have bodywork repaired, so when discussing your requirements with Nigel Trickett, you will find that his 40 years of hands-on Fabrication and Welding experience both helpful and reassuring, so please feel free to ask questions.
Our hourly rate is very competitive when compared to other similar businesses within the Motor Trade, and our staff will always try to complete your work as quickly as they can. However, our staff are skilled craftsmen who take great pride in the quality of their workmanship, and they also ensure that they use appropriate and good quality materials and products at all times.
As the quote you receive will be based on the hours required to the job properly, and the cost of the materials and products used, we cannot, and will not, try to compete with businesses who are willing to compromise on standards.
At Trickett Autoworks we can guarantee the quality of our work, and that any quotation you receive will be honest and fair… that’s the best we can do.
Enough said, please have a look at some photographs of our work in the galleries, where you will be able find many examples of the challenges we have encountered over the years.