As staycations in the UK are becoming insanely popular very quickly, the demand for vans is also majorly increasing. Think about it, how cool would it be if you could have your own personalised van to take on epic adventures? But it doesn’t end there! You can also have your van converted into a fully functional work van. So whether you want to holiday with your friends and family somewhere away from home, or simply want a van converted for work reasons, you are most certainly going to need to find a van conversion company. This will help you pick out and design the perfect van conversion, no matter the occasion!
Why should I convert a van?
There are numerous different reasons as to why you should make the decision to convert your van. One of the most beneficial reasons is to do with cost. Yes buying a van conversion will cost you some money but in reality it will actually save you a lot in the long run as you won’t need to spend any additional money on accommodation etc. There are also different types of van conversions you can get. These range from day van conversions to campervan conversions. No matter what type of conversion it is that you want, here at Wildworx we will help you achieve the perfect van! You can have a look at the different van conversions we have completed here at Wildworx by visiting our website or checking out our social media platforms (Facebook = wildworx / Instagram = wildworx_vans)
Different types of vans that can be converted
Choosing the right van to be converted can be quite difficult a lot of the time as there are multiple vans that are available to you. Because of this, we have put together a list to help make life easier for you when it comes to choosing a van to be converted. One of our most popular vans we convert is the Volkswagen Transporter. This is a great van for conversions as it’s easy to look after and maintain, perfect to drive in and also extremely good looking too! Another van that can be converted is the Ford Transit. This again is extremely popular across the UK due to its load lengths & roof heights. But as we say to all our customers, the choice is yours to make. Of course we will help point you in the right direction and give any advice you may find useful, but whatever you do with your van is entirely up to you.
Basic van conversions
If you are tight on budget, you can always opt for one of the cheaper options and get a basic van conversion. You will still have all the necessary amenities that you need, but all the added extras such as roof bars and side bars will not be required. You can still go for a basic van conversion even if you are not on a tight budget, but you may find it easier to purchase some accessories just to make your trip run more smoothly
Size & Weight
The size of your van is definitely something that a lot of people care about. If you are going to be using your van for work purposes or just for a day out at the beach, then getting a day van is definitely the best choice as it offers more space than a campervan. However, if you are looking to stay somewhere for a long period of time, then we recommend you invest in a campervan as it will provide you with all the necessary items you need. But, because of these extra items, you will definitely find that there is less space. With weight, you will find that the campervans do weigh more due to the amount of large objects and lack of space.
How much will a van conversion cost me?
One of the most important factors when it comes to van conversions is the cost. If you are considering purchasing a van conversion, it is significant to have a budget. The most common question people ask when it comes to van conversions is “how much will it cost me to convert a van?” and the straightforward answer to that is “depends on whatever it is you would like”. There is no minimum or maximum price when it comes to van conversions as it is entirely up to you and your personal preference. You are obviously going to need a van before you do anything. If you have an existing vehicle already, then this will definitely be cheaper. However, if you do not then you are first of all going to need to set a budget. When it comes to purchasing vans, you will definitely get your money's worth. So the more you spend, the better the van and the less you have to spend on maintenance. You are able to buy a second hand van if you are on a tight budget and are comfortable to do so. After you have purchased your van, you are going to need to think about how you are going to fit-out your van. If you are in the position to ‘splash the cash’ and would like to have all the luxuries then do it! But if you are on a budget or don’t want to spend much, then you can just get the basics. You can check out the prices of all of our Van Conversion Services here.
What can I add to my van conversion?
There are so many different things you can add to your van conversion! These could be things such as coilovers and side bars or roof bars and splitters. A popular accessory that people like to add are side bars. Not only do they provide practical advantages, but they also offer a great cosmetic display. They allow easy and safe access into your van and also help protect the exterior by blocking any debris from the road hitting and scratching the sides. So whether you are on the short side or with young children, side bars are 100% worth the investment! Another popular accessory people like to purchase are roof bars. By adding roof bars, you will be able to remove all the stress of not being able to fit all your belongings inside the van. You can also use them to free up some space within the van to stop it from becoming too cramped. The same as side bars, roof bars also improve the attractiveness of your van and are definitely worth buying (especially if it is for a campervan)
As we are aware that choosing your van conversion can be quite stressful at times, we have provided a list of top tips you might find useful when looking at anything to do with your van conversion. If you haven’t guessed already, the most important thing to do is to always set aside a budget. You will find this helps in so many different ways when you come to actually purchasing the stuff. Our second top tip is to always ask yourself: “why do i want the van conversion”, “how often do i think i will be using it?”, “will I benefit from any extra accessories?”, and “what will i be using the van for?”. By doing this you will be able to map out exactly what it is you want, and make the process a lot more quicker. Lastly, we highly recommend you ask any questions you have. If you are unsure about anything, you are more than welcome to give us a call and ask.
Can I do a van conversion myself?
There is always the option to convert a van yourself if that is something you would like to do. However, it is important to keep in mind that it is a very time consuming task and requires a lot of hard work! Some people tend to convert their own van in order to save money as your budget will definitely control all the decisions you make. If you already have your own van, converting your van will be a lot easier and cheaper. However if you do not have your own van, there is no need to worry as there are multiple places where you can purchase one (brand new or second hand). Before you start to convert your van, it is important to make sure you: have everything you need e.g. tools, know exactly what it is you are doing to avoid any mistakes,and have a budget. With these 3 things, your van conversion will be a lot simpler. You can also have a look at a few videos on Youtube to help you along the way.
Here at Wildworx we have a fully qualified team who are more than happy to help you create the perfect van! We also have a range of different vans available to purchase on our website and any extra accessories you may like to add to give your van that extra edge to stand out from the crowd! As we have previously said, customers often purchase roof and side bars to make life so much easier when you come to use your van. Whether you want them for practical or cosmetic benefits, they are totally worth the investment! The accessories we offer can either be fitted by ourselves or if you would like to install them yourself, you are more than welcome to do so.
Safety is always an important factor when it comes to van conversions. Here at Wildworx, we can assure you that everything meets safety requirements and nothing is of a poor quality. So, if safety is your number one priority when it comes to van conversions, the same as it is ours, you have definitely come to the right place!
There are hundreds of different websites on the internet that provide information regarding van conversions. You also have a look on Youtube and watch as many videos as you would like to help give you a better insight on this topic. As we say with everything else we offer here at Wildworx, it is so beneficial to research as much as you can so you are able to be in the position where you know exactly what you want and why you want it.
Off you go!
It is time for you to go ahead and get started on your van conversion! We hope all the information provided has been extremely helpful with your research on van conversion companies and are looking forward to welcoming you here at Wildworx some time in the near future. If you do have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us at 01527 359 002 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org