Welcome to my Website covering all aspects of traditional coachbuilding
( ash Framing ).
Working within the exotic and ordinary
veteran, vintage and classic car world for the last 25 years, it is possible to offer all the following aspects applied to
Repair Replacement and Renovation
build - from plans, photo`s, or drawings
Design and build
to customers ideas
Not just Cars but Commercials as
well, in fact anything made from wood
Working originally as a sub contractor on exotic vehicles some of the work
is illustrated here. Now for a number of years we continue to satisfy customers needs on a regular basis from our own base
When we take on a restoration
of an existing ash frame the first job is to stabilise the structure if possible, assess its shape and fit and then work out
a method of replacement. Obviously this is much easier without the outer skin in place and we generally recommend that this
is removed carefully so a sound job is carried out.
this is not always possible and we can usually cope with repairs with the existing skin in place where practical. New
build jobs require the same initial approach but cross sections are made up to design and check either existing or new shapes.
We also have the ability to construct all the appropriate metal brackets
that hold these bodies together along with a pre-fitting programme of parts prior to skinning of the framework.
Taking this one step further we can of course undertake the full restoration
of any particular vehicle, from strip down to a finished working Vintage or Classic vehicle.
From the Photo Portfolio you can see we
have been involved in many different projects over the years and covering a wide range of quite exclusive coach builders like
Figoni and Falaschi, Chapron, Castagna, Vanden Plas, etc.