The Trail comes as a self assembly kit which the manufacturers quote a building time of 500 hours. The kit goes together quite quickly following the excellent drawings supplied. The process is divided into 43 steps. Some of them can be completed in a couple of hours while others take longer. There is no fabrication. All the parts are made for you but to get the best results you will need to spend some time making sure everything fits nicely and internally corrosion proofing against our damp UK weather. The 43 steps coincide with the LAA inspections. All steel components are either powder coated or stainless (So no painting).