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Chaplane is your prestige manufacturer approved accident repair specialist in Colchester, Essex. We undertake all aspects of vehicle damage repair from small scuffs and scratches to large structural repairs.

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About Chaplane Vehicle Accident Repair Bodyshop Colchester, Essex

First established by Alan Chapman in 1968, Chaplane is an independent, family run vehicle accident repair centre based in Colchester, Essex, that continues to go from strength to strength under the direction of his son Paul.

Work alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers, insurers, accident management companies, and local business fleets, as well as private vehicle owners, we carry out body repairs on all makes and models of cars, electric vehicles, and light commercial vans.

As a family run business we aim to deliver a personal touch to all our customers, often missed by large bodyshop groups, and our much valued accreditations and manufacturer approvals guarantee only the highest standards.  Customer service and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.

Multi Award Winning Bodyshop

We have earned an ‘award winning’ reputation in the local area for the high quality of repair work and first class service we provide to our customers. 

Over the years Chaplane are immensely proud to have won and been nominated finalists for a number of prestigious bodyshop industry awards including: 

  • Porsche Approved Bodyshop of the Year
  • VWG Customers’ Choice Award 2021
  • Volvo Bodyshop High Achiever Award (4 years in a row)
  • Toyota Authorised Repair of the year 2024 (FINALIST)

A huge well done to the team for all their hard work and commitment to help us achieve this accolade, as winners truly earn their status.

We are Carbon Neutral


We are Carbon Neutral

Chaplane Accident Repair Centre are pleased to announce that the organisation has achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS 2060. PAS 2060 is an internationally recognised standard allowing businesses to demonstrate credible and accurate declarations of carbon neutrality, working in partnership with energy and carbon experts – ECA Business Energy. 

Achieving carbon neutrality further demonstrates the commitment to our customers and supply chain, on our journey to sustainability.



Porsche Body Repairs Colchester

Chaplane, previous winners of the Porsche Centre Approved Body Repairer Bodyshop of the Year award on a number of occasions, have many years experience in Porsche accident body repairs.

We provide a complete Porsche repair service in Colchester, Essex, with friendly professional staff taking care of your needs from the moment of initial contact, right through to the return of the finished vehicle.

From realignment to welding, refinishing to final preparation, you can rest assured that we shall restore your Porsche at our Colchester bodyshop to the highest possible standard.

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