The Moth Service Register
85. WELDING (Aviation Authority Approved)

Roger Burrows Aviation,
(Roger Burrows)
2 Linmore Court,
Thexton Road Industrial estate,
Norfolk, IP25 6NG,
Tel: +44 1953 880 900
Portable: 0780 1736 675
(Roger Burrows Aviation specialises in wood and fabric aircraft repair and reconstruction and also furnishes welding services approved by the CAA.  Roger Burrows himself is also a PFA inspector)

Hawker Restorations Ltd.,
(Tony Ditheridge)
Moat Farm, Milden,
Suffolk, IP7 7AF,
Tel : +44 1449 740 544
Fax : +44 1449 740 100
Email :
(Hawker Restorations, known for Hurricanes and AJD Engineering, known for Sopwiths, are Tony Ditheridge’s vehicles for many a restoration or reproduction masterpiece. HR has CAA A8-20, E2, E4 and M5 approvals and offers CAA approved welding services)

Merlin Engineers Ltd.,
(Chris Baglin),
110 Cinques Road,
Gamlingay, Sandy,
Beds., SG19 3NR,
Tel: +44 1767 650 824
Fax: +44 1767 650 048
Mobile: 07899 943 937
( Merlin Engineers was founded in 2001 and specialises in repair and fabrication in metal sheet and tube for historic aviation and motorsport projects. Current CAA approvals are held welding in steel and aluminium )

Metal Avia,
(Jean-Michel Moulinier et Guillaume Jarry),
Rue Charles Lindbergh,
Aérodrome de Pontreau,
49300 Cholet,
Tel: +33 0 41 63 22 45
Mobile (G. Jarry): +33 6 43 10 76 80
(Founded in 2017 by key members of the team that the restored the world's only Morane-Saulnier 406, Metal Avia restores airframes and makes parts for homebuilt and antique aircraft. DGAC qualified for the welding of ferrous metals)

Retrotec Ltd
(Guy Black)
Unit 11,
Wheel Farm Business Park,
Wheel Lane, Westfield,
Nr Hastings, East Sussex,
TN35 4SE,
Tel: +44 1424 755 898
Fax: +44 1424 754 414
(UK CAA approved welding; also manufactures Tiger Moth frames)

Sigma Services
(Nick Seymour)
Administrative address:
14 Hillside Close,
Thorpe St. Andrew,
Norwich NR7 0QJ,
Tel/fax (office): +44 1603 433 961
Tel (workshop): +44 1953 457 732
Mobile: 07774 195 103
(Nick Seymour has thirty years experience maintaining de Havilland types and is an LAA inspector and CAA certified welder. Sigma Services will undertake field and workshop welding for de Havilland aircraft)

SkySport Engineering Ltd.,
(Tim Moore)
Rotary Farm,
Thorncote Green,
Nr Hatch,
Bedfordshire SG19 1PU.
Tel: 01767 627 375
Fax: 01767 627 718
(After more than 30 years, SkySport is closing the majority of its activities (11.2013) but will continue to offer approved welding services)

Vintage Engine Technology Ltd.,
(Paul Sharman),
Fullers Hill,
Little Gransden Airfield,
Sandy, Bedfordshire,
SG19 3BP, England
Tel/Fax: +44 1767 651 794
(Vintage Engine Technology has become a byword for excellence in the reconstruction of Gipsy series engines – and many others. With the partial retirement of founder Mike Vaisey, Paul Sharman, long time Director of the company, has taken the lead role)

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This page last updated on 15 July, 2018.

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