With experience dating back to 1989 starting at a main Vauxhall franchised bodyshop, a full apprenticeship was completed in both panel beating and spray painting before moving on to a specialist high-class limousine builder - working mainly on Ford and Mercedes Limousines as well as Lexus, Daimler and Jaguar cars. Later experience includes specialist niche areas such as plastic welding and fibreglass work, the main aim is to provide value for money to all customers with high quality bodywork repairs on a range of vehicle types but without the excessive big bodyshop prices.
The business was established in late 2003 and is geared up to serve private motorists, motorcyclists, and small business fleets from small but efficient premises in Halifax HX2. Many of the larger established bodyshops require a high throughput of vehicles and this results in private customers often being neglected in favour of the insurance work the big bodyshops are contracted to do.
Private motorists often look to get minor accident damage repaired without having to claim on insurance or lose any no claims bonus. With insurance premiums soaring and high excess charges, it makes more sense than ever to avoid claiming where possible. Although insurance work can be undertaken at the request of individual customers, this doesn't form the bulk of my business and there is absolutely no dependency on insurance contracts. Being independent in this way allows each private customer to get the full attention they deserve.
Work can range from a small scratch or dent repair to a full bodywork renovation and respray, to more extensive custom work such as full bodykit fitting. Where possible, and particularly on larger/special jobs, all stages of repair can be photographed to keep customers updated on progress and provide a photographic record of the bodywork/paintwork repairs.
Small business fleets often require cosmetic bodywork repairs prior to returning vehicles to the lease company at the end of the lease agreement and to avoid the excessive charges associated with handing back cars with visible damage. The repair work can often include 'SMART' repairs (SMall Area Repair Techniques) such as bumper scuffs, dent repairs, scratches and alloy wheel refurbishment. A common misconception is that this type of repair work is solely carried out by mobile operators from vans at the roadside, but much better standards of finish can be achieved by bringing the car into a controlled workshop environment and my 'SMART' repairs are always done in this way.
Its common for motorcyclists to require cosmetic repair work after a minor mishap - sometimes something as simple as the bike falling from its stand, to larger repairs following a collision. Repairs like this nearly always involve plastic welding techniques prior to preparation and final paintwork - which may include straight colours, metallics, three-stage pearl colours, or a combination of all three, as well as decal replacement.
Many of my working practices are extremely efficient compared to those of the bigger bodyshops where corners are often cut in order to meet targets or achieve productivity bonus. Experience from working in bonus-driven bodyshops in the past has clearly shown that jobs are often rushed and conflict between different departments means that quality suffers. My approach is completely different - because the job is carried out from start to finish by the same person all the various stages of repair flow seemlessly from one stage to the next - right up until the repair is complete, resulting in the best possible standard of work and without any inefficiencies.
Many new customers make contact via the website, although 'word of mouth' from previous customers generates a large proportion of work. Previous customers often return again when further repairs are needed - sometimes after several years. Customer retention is a major priority, and customer loyalty is always recognised by offering the best possible repair estimate.
Estimates and advice are always free and without obligation.
All work is guaranteed for 24 months unless otherwise stated and is assuming the vehicle is not subjected to neglect or abuse. Excludes normal wear and tear. Limited guarantee on refurbished alloys.