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Cost Overview

Van

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
VanRenault Trafic SWBEx-work force / dealerships / private builders£12000

Totals

ItemsMost expensive itemCost (Van 2016)Cost (Van 2018)
Windows & CurtainsSide windows£150£530
ElectricsBattery / Cabling£250£280
Insulation & LiningLayered insulation / Carpet Lining£400£400
Bed & SeatsCrash tested rock & roll bed£75£1950
StorageVohringer furniture board£25£460
MiscSink & Hob / Heater£100£1045
Total£1000£4665

It’s quite easy to see how much the cost of doing your van conversion can vary depending on your selections. The table above shows the main core costs lie within Electronics and Insulation & Lining. These remained virtually identical for us, perhaps down to similar configurations in the same size van. Ultimately, these have a general purpose and not much can actually change however the addition of off-the-shelf items such as gas heaters, hob/sink units and crash-tested beds will drive the cost.

Cost Breakdown

Windows & Curtains

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Side WindowsPrivacy half-sliderVehicle Glass Company / Van Demon / Kiravans2 x £200
Window AdhesiveTotalseal 5033Vehicle Glass Company / Van Demon / Kiravans2 x £20
Side CurtainsBlackout curtains with railClearcut / Van Demon / Kiravans2 x £45

Electrics

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Leisure BatteryYuasa L35-115Yuasa / Halfords / Amazon£90
Battery boxBattery holding boxAmazon / £15
Split Charge relayAmazon / Vehicle wiring products£15
CablingAmazon / Vehicle wiring products£80
Isolation switchAmazon / Vehicle wiring products£10
SwitchesAmazon / Vehicle wiring products£15
LED lightsClearcut / Peak Conversion / etc£30
Fuse box£5
USB socketsAmazon£10
12v socketsAmazon£10
ConduitB&Q / Screwfix£10

Insulation & Lining

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Insulation (wall)YBS Superquilt (1.2 x 10m)YBS / Amazon / Toolstation£100
Insulation (thin)Foil bubble wrapB&Q / Amazon£10
Ply3 – 5mm ply (1220 x 2440)B&Q / Wickes2 x £20
CarpetTriple stretch 2 x 7.5mClearcut / etc£75
Battens18 x 34 x 2400mm battenB&Q / Wickes6 x £3
Cladding6.5 x 75 x 1800mm softwood claddingB&Q / Wickes5 x £12
FlooringLaminated ply (6x4ft x 12mm)Local timber merchant2 x £30
Spray adhesiveHigh temperature contact adhesiveClearcut / Screwfix4 x £10

Beds & Seats

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Rock & Roll bedSmartbeds Evolution IISmart beds£1700
Sliding railsUnwin Campervan kit 2Unwin£250

Storage

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Cupboard carcassingLightweight furniture plyLocal timber merchant2 x £35
Cupboard frontVohringerClearcut / Morland£160
Ply trimVohringer T trim (10m)Clearcut / etc£15
Tambour doorsTambour doorsClearcut / High Peak3 x £55
Push button locks
Clearcut / High Peak2 x £5
Hinges
Clearcut / High Peak2 x £10
Cargo nets
Clearcut / High Peak4 x £5

Misc

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Hob & SinkSmev 9222 with truma valveClearcut / etc£330
Gas bottleCampingaz 907Outdoor shops£25
Gas bottle boxClearcut / etc£90
Gas heaterPropex HS2000Clearcut / etc£475
Water bottles10L camping water bottleOutdoor shops2 x £10
Table railSliding table railClearcut / etc£25
Table legFolding Table legClearcut / etc£30
Thermal screens3 pc Thermal screenClearcut / Kiravans / Van demon£50

Investments

Tools

ItemProduct exampleSupplier suggestionRough cost
Drill£100
Jigsaw£50
Router (+trim tool)£75
Hand saw£10
Silicon gun£15
Tape measure£10
Square£10
Screwdrivers£35
Crimp tool£25