Category Archives: Van conversions

Camper van

Is it time you bought a camper van?

Here at Van Formers, we specialise in converting your van into something extra special and bespoke for you. We are passionate about anything van related and because we enjoy the ‘outside way of life’, we believe that a van is a must. However, how do you know if a camper van is right for you? Well, consider the benefits below!

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Finding the Right Van Conversion for You

There is a huge range of van conversions available to suit a variety of different vehicles. You can achieve different purposes from your van, depending on the type you own and the style of conversion you go for. There are more practical conversions that can help you with work-related requirements, or you can opt for something more personal with bespoke conversions. You can work closely with designers and developers to ensure that you get the van conversion most suited to you. Your initial ideas and budget will always be at the top of the priority list; the professionals will offer you some suggestions from their experienced point of view so that together you can achieve a van conversion that is right for you. This blog will explain the range of conversions available so that you can have a better understanding of what is on offer. Continue reading

Travelling with your converted van

Van conversions are a brilliant way of transforming an old van, or one that isn’t used anymore, into a mobile home, something that will be used a lot more frequently.

A great use for your new converted van is to go travelling! It is the most common thing to do after converting your van, after all. Although, it is important to remember that your converted van will be your home for the foreseeable future, should you choose to go travelling.

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Pick us for Your Van Conversion!

You have finally decided that your van needs to be converted, you need that unique and unconventional look, but why should you choose Van-Formers to do this?

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How to insulate from road noise

Any long distance drive in a noisy car can be a particularly unpleasant experience.

Of course, some kind of noise in any car is expected but there are some things you can do that will significantly reduce the amount of noise passengers will hear when riding in the car.

If you upgrade and improve your vehicle straight away, it is possible to create an environment that is better insulated from the road outside your windows. The key to solving this is to understand where the sound is coming from and to focus on sealing and insulating those areas.

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Getting a van conversion

Van conversions are perfect for making your vehicle incredibly unique and individual.

Technology’s development has seen an increase in van conversions as they become more popular because of how easily they can be attained and at a reduced cost.

Having a conversion done to an old van provides you with the flexibility of the overall design of the van to make it fit for the desired use. VanFormers employ skilled workers who are capable of tackling different tasks – we will implement a plan for the conversion prior to beginning any work which will save time.

Van conversions can be executed at a fairly low price varying on the simplicity of the conversion and how much a client wants to modify their vehicle.

For further information about van conversions, please visit our website!

Kombi Conversions

Van Formers offer Kombi conversions! Kombi vans are the perfect vehicle choice for multipurpose use.

Kombi conversions aren’t just for work purposes, they can be used for camping and pleasure also. The name originates from the German word Kombinationskraftwagen, translating as combination vehicle.

As the vehicle possesses seats that are quick release, we can remove them and re-fit them in a very short amount of time.

Van Formers have the skills to change a panel van into a Kombi van through utilising genuine or aftermarket parts, fitting the strengthening plates to the underside and seat belt attachments points. In this conversion, there are three available seating options to choose from:

– Twin seat
– Twin+1 seat
– Triple seat

All of our installations are photographed and a covering letter si provided to show the process that has been carried out explaining that your van is safe to use, for the purpose of insurance.

 

 

For further details on our Kombi conversions and other services, please visit the website!

Van Conversions

Before we begin discussing what van conversions we offer, we should know what a conversion van actually is.

A conversion van is essentially a regular van that has had a few modifications in order to refit the van for a new purpose. Mods will usually be executed by a third party manufacturer, like Van Formers, who have the skills and expertise to customise the interior, design, facilities and overall structure of the van. A common conversion for a van will be the addition of travel feature to accommodate disabled passengers.

Other conversions could include the addition of a bench or bed replacing the back seat; larger conversions for camper vans could be the addition of a kitchen. Among other things such as:

– Systems for entertainment
– Extra seating/seat modification i.e benches installed
– Dining area
– Speakers

Conversions we offer:

Bespoke Conversions
Caravelle Conversions
Campervan Conversions
Kombi Conversions
Seat conversions
Window Conversions
Elevating Roofs
Interior Lining
Ply Lining
Rock & Roll Beds
Sample Range

Van Formers also provide vehicle accessories including:

Audio Accessories
Night Heaters
Vehicle Insulation
Vehicle Security

If you think you’re interesting van conversions, please visit our website for further details!

Campervan conversion budget

When considering a van conversion, an important factor will be the cost.

It is possible you might be building your own campervan, rather than purchasing one to save your money.

Although, if you do opt for a bespoke conversion by Van Formers, the initial thing to do would be working out a budget and section the costs between each part of the process.
The cost is a factor entirely dependent on the buyer with how much they are willing to spend. You set the budget and build the vehicle around that budget.

If things are broken down with costs, you may want to consider these:

Vehicle – The first and foremost factor will be the cost of the vehicle if you do not already have one. Set a budget; bear in mind the more that is spent means a better vehicle and less spent on maintenance. On average, £500 will buy a basic van, £3,000 will buy a great used van and £10,000 will buy a new van.

Fittings – Next will be how you are going to fit-out your vehicle. Depending on whether you’d like a lot or a little, this will be the next factor in your budget to consider. A basic, seat bed and cupboard won’t cost much, however if you like much more, including a kitchen sink, this could cost up to £5,000.

Legal – If you are changing your vehicle from a van to a campervan, there are road authorities that you may want to inspect prior to re-categorising, which could be costly. It is advised to insure your vehicle also.

Please visit our website for further information about campervan conversions and much more.

Campervan conversions: benefits

Campervan conversions can be used for an array of different reasons; freshening up your existing van or having a full conversion to be used by the entire family.

It’s needless to say conversions are on the rise and rightly so as they provide a number of benefits.
Below we’ve listed the three most notable:

Cost

The biggest benefit of the conversion of the amount of money that will be saved in comparison to buying a new VW campervan.
Prices can vary hugely, however, we have campervan conversions available for your request – they are cost-effective.

Own requirements

Along with is significantly low cost, another thing that sways many is the leverage that is given when they can their vehicle converted to their specific requirements and to fulfill their exact needs.

With the purchase of a campervan, you do have a choice, although, there is a possibility you will have to forgo one aspect for another e.g. there may be a campervan with a kitchen you like, yet the seating is something you’d like to chance, but you’ll compromise with it because the rest of the aspects are suitable.

The perks of converting your own vehicle into a campervan is not having to make those compromises. You’ll have the reigns to pick and choose what you would like the finished product to be.

Personal

The conversion process ultimately ends in the van being yours, of course.
Although, it is yours, personally. It has been exactly converted on your terms, thus it embracing a personality that truly makes the campervan feel like your own.

Your campervan will be your home when you’re away, so you’ll want to feel comfortable in it – which is what the personalised conversion entails.

Please visit our website for more information about our campervan conversions and other services!