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How-to: VANLIFE WALLS

Updated: Nov 2, 2019


At Vanlife Conversions we take great pride in our method of building insulated walls. Although it sits beneath the surface, the insulation plays a key role in transforming your van into a home on wheels. The PIR boards offer unrivalled insulating properties and when combined with foil tape, forms an essential vapour barrier. This how-to guide will take you through our 6 step method so you can do it too.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED

•Drill

/ impact driver •Jigsaw •Circular Saw (not essential) •Stanley / Crafts Knife •1m Steel Rule •Trim Router •“V-groove” Router Bit •Straight Edge / Fence •G-Clamps


MATERIALS REQUIRED

•5 x 4.2m Roof Battens (25mm x 50mm)

•3 x 25mm, 3 x 50mm thick Insulation boards (Celotex, Kingspan…)

•Soft Wool insulation (for voids)

•5 x sheets of 9mm plywood

•2 x rolls of foil tape

•40mm Self-Tapping Screws

•Sikaflex 221 adhesive

•10 Ltr white emulsion paint

•5 Ltr egg white acrylic paint