SELF BUILD SUPPORT

If you want to convert your van yourself you will find lots of useful information here. Whether a seasoned DIY'er or you have just bought your first drill, we will talk you through the steps and answer any questions you have.

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Follow our blog for 'how to' guides  to help with your van conversion and check out our shop for useful self build resources.

Guides & resources

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Book one of our consultancy packages to gain one to one tailored advice on your conversion. 

Consultancy

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For more in depth guidance we are creating a book to take you through the stages step by step. 

'Build along' book

 

CONSULTANCY PACKAGES

TAILORED ADVICE

BUILD MENTOR

One hour phone or Skype call to provide tailored advice for your build, which can include:

This package includes six, hour long Skype sessions spread throughout your build to guide you through each step of the process which can include:

  • General preparation and layout considerations

  • Specific advice on one or more aspects of your conversion

£60

  • Prioritising your vanlife needs

  • Choosing your base vehicle

  • Choosing appliances

  • Layout considerations

  • Rough 3D sketch of preferred layout 

  • Calculation of electrical system requirements based on desired load

  • Calculation of conversion weight estimate 

  • Systematic recommended order of conversion

  • Van converter's toolkit

  • Basics of cutting holes eg windows/inlets

  • Basics of van carpentry

  • Basics of electrics

  • Basics of plumbing

  • Tips on finishing touches

  • Opportunity for questions on each call 

£300

DAY AT THE WORKSHOP

Learn the blueprint for your van conversion in one day. Bring your van with you and we will go through the build start to finish including:

  • Tour of workshop and current van conversions

  • Prioritising your vanlife needs

  • Choosing appliances

  • Layout considerations

  • Rough 3D sketch of preferred layout

  • Calculation of electrical system requirements based on desired load

  • Calculation of conversion weight estimate 

  • Systematic recommended order of conversion

  • Van converter's toolkit

  • Basics of cutting holes eg windows/inlets

  • Basics of van carpentry

  • Basics of electrics

  • Basics of plumbing

  • Tips on finishing touches

  • Lots of opportunity for questions

  • Lunch included

£360

 Contact us for more information on consultancy.

SELF BUILD RESOURCES

FREE ONLINE TOOL

Use this free online tool to work out how much electricity your van will use and how much you can generate while off-grid.

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FREE TUTORAL VIDEOS

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for self build tutorial videos and van tours.