Vaqua Restorations

A professional and reliable company offering both in-house vapour blasting and dry blasting services for a wide variety of metallic components. We cover everything from car and motorbike parts to literally any engineering component. We can even polish your item and make it shine like never before! Why not get in-touch and see what we can do to help return your pride and joy to its former glory, or visit our gallery to see what we can achieve. Simply use our contact form to send images for an estimate or give us a call. We can pick up and deliver your items in person for free within a 15-mile radius. This covers areas such as Macclesfield, Stockport, Hyde, Glossop, Buxton, Castleton, Bakewell, Baslow and Wilmslow.

Alternatively, simply courier the item to us and we will return it protectively packaged using a service of your choice provided it is ‘signed for’. However, please do ensure you include your name and address together with a brief description of your items in the box.

We will also soon be offering a mobile vapour blasting service for large items such as car bodies and chassis, agricultural machinery and even timber. Read our mobile services page for more information.

A little about us

Here at Vaqua Restorations we believe it’s important you know who’s handling your precious items. We are two brothers both with extensive backgrounds in engineering and a passion for motorbikes, cars and anything mechanical in general. We started our own business in the field of restoration simply because we enjoy carrying out our own projects, so offering the same processes and practices we use to our fellow restoration community was a natural step to take. We feel that a genuine enthusiasm to bring something back to life is incredibly important and as engineers we have an understanding of what people expect from a service like ours. We have a keen eye for detail and fully understand that it’s the ‘little things’ that can make all the difference.

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Our Backgrounds

Gareth Rogerson: Over 27 years’ experience within the engineering industry. Completed an approved in house apprenticeship at Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd, a company that produced industrial diesel engines. Gained a HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Stockport College. Progressed onto the engine build department as a mechanical fitter and later to the engine test department. The diesel engines were manufactured for the rail traction, marine propulsion and power production sectors and ranged from 24 to 140 tonnes.

Following the decline of Mirrlees (as with most heavy industries in the UK) retrained as a combustion specialist and heating engineer within the oil and gas sector. Carrying out work on oil, gas and duel fuelled combustion equipment, including the commissioning, servicing, fault finding, breakdown and repair of mostly industrial and commercial units. This involved carrying out work all over the country at various sites including Prisons, Hospitals, Schools and Colleges, Universities, MOD sites, together with various borough councils and consultants.

Work was carried out as an approved agent for various industry leaders of burner and boiler manufactures such as Riello, EOGB, Nu-Way, Viessmann and Strebel amongst others. Whereby I was tasked with the official commissioning, fault finding and troubleshooting of new and existing units.

Andy Rogerson: Over 24 years’ experience within the engineering industry as a B.Eng (Hons) degree qualified stress analysis engineer. Projects worked on include those in the Oil, Gas, and Nuclear industries mainly concerning power stations, oil refineries and oil/gas rigs. Time has been spent analysing these installations for repetitive operating conditions such as wave actions and temperature/pressure cycles which induce fatigue over time. Also heavily involved in calculating stresses caused by seismic events to ensure a plants integrity.

What we do

Currently in our workshop we are offering a vapour blasting service for motorcycle parts, car parts and a wide variety of other engineering components and household objects. We are also offering an small in-house dry blasting service.

Soon we will be offering a mobile blasting service, this will run roughly between spring and the beginning of winter