As you drive along Lincoln Road (B1190) you pass a stunning Elizabethan Hall within the sleepy village of Doddington. Just past a crossroads you notice a break within the woodland on your right. Here you are greeted with business units beautifully dressed in cedar wood cladding. Welcome to the aptly named “Cedar Parc”. You’ve arrived at Richards of England.
ROE are proud of their heritage and thus they have strived to only use British businesses and products where possible to construct and fitout their buildings. This celebration of all things British is evident from the moment you open the door at No 1 Cedar Parc.
A luxurious green tartan Axminster woollen carpet invites you deeper inside the No 1 Cedar Parc. The walls are painted in “Pompeian Ash” by British paint company “Little Greene.” These are gently lit by wall lighting above framed articles and artwork. Of course, you accept their invitation to continue down the hallway towards the warming glow of the lounge area.
You are met with a stunning contemporary lounge via a glass partition bearing an etched ROE emblem. The reading area is lit by a pendant light crafted from aluminium, which pays homage to the body shells of Aston Martins. A vintage rosewood coffee table sits beneath with a stylish brown leather button back sofa with chairs on either side.
Once you take a seat to embrace the lounge, you will notice the bar area on the left. A vast collection of spirits, beer, champagne and soft drinks sit proudly, and of course coffee, via a barista Sage coffee machine served in Aston Martin Heritage finery. Whether you request a Negroni or a macchiato, their attentive staff will more than happily oblige. All whilst ambient music plays, adding to the warm atmosphere.
To the right of the desk, you will notice a hand built bookcase by a local cabinet makers located within the “Cedar Parc” community. This is filled with rows of classic car reading materials and bespoke leather crafted restoration books. ROE restoration books are designed in-house and crafted from the same Connolly hide used on their custodian’s car.
As you walk towards the showroom the light begins to dance across the paintwork of an Aston Martin. Your attention is suddenly split as behind the Aston is something of a spectacle, a stand out feature. A ‘black and white’ 8 meter mural depicts an iconic racing scene involving Sir Stirling Moss at Goodwood in the DBR1. You suddenly begin to reminisce of the time when you first saw an Aston Martin. Perhaps this was Goldfinger, Thunderball or GoldenEye on the big screen? Either way, you remember the real reason why you came. The cars, and ROE already have the ones you enquired about ready for you to test drive. As you sit waiting patiently for your test drive to begin the mural begins to unfold, revealing a route to the Lincolnshire countryside.
As you enter the main workshop you are met with a hive of activity. The ROE workshops are capable of housing seven Aston Martins at any one time, all of which can be worked on depending on what stage they are at. From the initial disassembly to the final detailing, Richards of England have everything on site required to restore an Aston Martin. The majority of the processes are carried out in their main workshops.
An Aston Martin starts it's restorative journey in the enclosed disassembly bay, which is situated at the back of the main workshop. Further to the strip down bay there are also multiple reassembly areas, a trim shop and an upstairs parts storage area. Each area has all the machinery, tools and space needed to produce concours quality results.
Richards of England's fabrication workshop is fully equipped to carry out any repair work or panel work to your vehicle. They are able to work on both aluminium and steel bodied vehicles. ROE can also fabricate components out of stainless steel and brass.
The workshop consists of M.I.G and T.I.G welding plants, band saw, English wheel, guillotine, sheet metal rollers, and various other specialist equipment. ROE are comfortably able to work on multiple projects whilst using rotisseries and jigs.
Situated within our main workshop, our fully fitted trim shop is the home of all our interior work.
We use the same leather techniques that was used when the classic cars were originally crafted. Therefore, we have various hand tools that you wouldn't find in your typical modern trim shop. Over the years we have also built up a fantastic collection of leather, templates and original classic car parts.
We have all the tools and equipment needed for electrical repair. Our services include everything from the recreation of wiring looms to smallest of repairs. Our electrician has over 30 years experience and so we pride ourselves on the service we can provide.
Classic and vintage car electrical repairs are rarely found in-house at a restoration company. We take the hassle out of driving/moving your car around around the company.
Mechanical jobs, such as gearbox and differential rebuilds, are messy jobs. Therefore we have specially designated areas where our mechanical disassembly and stripping takes place. Similarly, we have clean areas which are used to reassemble parts once complete.