Vintage wooden-framed train carriage - restoration by The Wheelwright Shop, New Zealand.

Coach painting, coach lining by Ali Lang at The Wheelwright Shop, Gladstone, New Zealand

Traditional wheelwrighting, wooden wheels, steel tires at The Wheelwright Shop, Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand

The Wheelwright Shop specialises in traditional wooden wheel and carriage building. We are based in Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand.

The Wheelwright Shop was established in 1994 by Greg & Ali Lang. Greg served an apprenticeship in the UK and has a City & Guilds of London qualification in Wheelwrighting & Carriage Building. Ali learned the art of traditional Coach Painting & Lining while in the UK. We undertake:

Wooden wheel manufacture and repair
• Traditional horse-drawn vehicle manufacture and repair
Conservation and restoration of all forms of wooden-bodied or framed transport
Conservation reports
Steam bending
• Solid rubber tyre fitting
• Traditional coach painting, lining and gold leafing.

We have made horse-drawn vehicles and produced other art department requirements for major international film projects such as Lord of the Rings and The Last Samurai.

We also welcome group tours of our workshop (by appointment only) and are suppliers of carriage hardware and timber (contact us with your requirements).

Wooden market vehicles, built new by The Wheelwright Shop, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Spoke making for wooden carriage wheels by Greg Lang at The Wheelwright Shop, Gladstone, New Zealand

Restoration & conservation of wooden framed and wooden wheeled vehicles, conservation reports, conservation funding applications.

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The Wheelwright Shop : RD4 Masterton 5884, Wairarapa, New Zealand : Phone +64 6 372 7080 : Email

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