Select Page
Chartwell Panel and Paint

Chartwell Panel & Paint


Rick Bradley formed Chartwell Panel and Paint in 1973 in what was then a light industrial site in Clarkin Rd, Chartwell, hence the reason for the name it still carries today. Present owner Ross joined the team in 1975 and other than a 1 year break at the end of his apprenticeship has worked in the business ever since. The business shifted to Frankton in the late 1980’s and was located at 10 Lake Rd, then later shifted around the corner to 10 Empire St. Ross and Heather Cochran purchased the business from Rick in January 2001. With the installation of a large bake oven in the refinish shop it was necessary to move the repair shop into the adjacent building (12a Empire St) to provide more work area and a larger office area, later moving the office and the workshop into 8 Empire St. We now have a very prominent position on the corner of Empire St & Lake Road in Frankton.

We currently provide Collision and Refinish work to a high standard for all Insurance companies and private clients. We pride ourselves on having a large number of regular clients, some of whom we have built a relationship with over many years. We have the equipment and training to undertake all aspects of the Collision and Refinish industry. We also hold the classification of Structural Repair Centre within the Collision Repair Association.


Customer Care

  • Insurance Claim Assistance
  • While you wait Web Based Quoting
  • Professional, courteous staff
  • Courtesy Cars when available

Collision Repair

  • Collision Repair on all Makes of cars
  • 3D body measuring by Spanesi Touch
  • Chassis alignment by Spanesi Mini Bench
  • Mig Steel and Mig Bronze by Wielander + Schill
  • Dustless Vacuum Sanding by Hamach

Refinish Repair

  • Qualified refinish technicians
  • Paint system by Dupont
  • Down Draught Bake Oven by Termomeccanica
  • Dustless Vacuum Sanding by Hamach

Contact us now

Call or email us now


If you have any refinish needs be it automotive or not we will look at spraying it for you.
Heather and Ross are the owners of Chartwell Panel & Paint Ltd. Ross is a qualified Automotive Refinish and Repair technician and is also an I-Car Certified repair technician. While Heather is working part time in the office and has spent the previous 10 years as a self-employed contract machinist.

We are members of the Collision Repair Association as a Structural Repair Centre and have therefore met the standards set by the industry. We have in place the Boss Australia Management System for managing the flow of work through the workshop to insure that your car is off the road for the least amount of time and that the quality is kept to a consistently high standard.

We pride ourselves on our ability to complete your job as quickly as possible, so as to cause the least amount of inconvenience to you. We also have courtesy cars for your use, subject to their availability.

We can also arrange towing, wheel alignment, mechanical repairs and windscreen replacements while your vehicle is with us. If there are other jobs you wish to have done please don’t hesitate to ask.

Chartwell Panel & Paint