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Metal Malarkey Engineering

is a metal fabrication workshop specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke motorcycle and trike frames, rolling chassis through to completed projects. Individual component parts and accessories are also available; machined, fabricated to the customers wishes.


Typically a customer will contact us with his/ her request. Ideas are bounced around with careful consideration to function, safety, aesthetics and budget. Sketches are made and a final engineering drawing and spec' list drawn up to be OK'd by the customer.

A steady update of works is made via our project management system.   read more...


Our workshop offers:

Machine/ Sheet metal work.

Welding to coded standards in TIG, Bronze, MMA and MIG.

Assembly room

Prep and Polishing.

Wiring and electrical problem solving   


Services we offer through our sub contractors:

Painting and airbrush work.

Powder coating.


Wheel Building   

CNC Machining    ​


The team:

Malcolm Shepherdson,

Phil James,

Reuben Shepherdson

Matthew Treanor-Cartwright

Finn Shepherdson

Nick Holliday

Jack Farrington - RIP 


Supporting British Manufacturing:

The company provides a useful service for the local area, both for the services it offers and the vital training programme we have given to young apprentices, trainees and work experience students. In the sixteen years of trading we have provided: two full apprenticeships, four trainees, sixteen work experience placements including two indirectly through the Williams F1 team. We now have links with Coventry University and provide work experience with our electric motorcycle projects 

Two people have had welding training. Liz has become competent in bronze welding and Tig welding steel. She has now started a business designing and fabricating bicycle chassis. Rich has achieved a level above the basic coded welding standard and is now a professional welder in the biomass industry.

"I am just writing to see how are you and say a massive thank you for all the help you gave me and taught me it's so much appreciated. I am now a nuclear tig welder on the vanguard submarines welding up all the pipes to X-ray standards for the MOD! So a massive thank you buddy your a star and a grate teacher! Hopefully see you soon."



Based in the small market town of Bishops Castle in the Shropshire hills close to the Welsh border.    read more...



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