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Bespoke Van Conversion: 4 Things to Consider

Investing in a bespoke van conversion is a big decision, and you want to make sure you get it right. Whether you’re in the process of shopping for vans or you’re looking for a team to handle the campervan conversion for you, there’s plenty to think about. As a professional campervan converter in Worcester, I know everything there is to know about vans. Here are the top four key things to consider before investing.


A bespoke van conversion can range anywhere from £1,000 to £40,000+; it all depends on what you want done. If you’re looking for a high-end finish with all the gadgets, you’re looking at the high end of the spectrum. However, don’t let that put you off – a great van conversion can be completed for significantly less.

Before you do anything, figure out how much you’re willing to invest in your new conversion so the project doesn’t run away with you.

As a general rule, two-thirds of your budget will go toward the van, and a third will go toward the conversion.

Size and Height

Now you know how much you can invest, you can start thinking about the size and height of the van you’ll get.

If you’re going to live in your new van, you’ll want something on the larger side, like a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or a Ford Transit. However, if you just want a small van for weekend adventures with your partner, a Renault Kangoo or Citroen Berlingo will work great.

The size and height of the van will depend on:

  • How many people will use the van at any one time.
  • How much storage you need.
  • If you plan on living in the van.
  • How comfortable you are driving a van.

When it comes to the vehicle height, think about whether you want to be able to stand up in the van. If it’s for longer trips or living in, you’ll want a taller van to give you more standing space.


Next, it’s time to think about maintenance. Just like any motor vehicle, a bespoke van conversion will need regular maintenance, such as oil changes, MOTs, servicing, etc.

Certain vans like Ford can usually be fixed by any mechanic, but some van conversions need a specialist to look after them. Make sure you factor in these costs to your overall budget to make sure you can maintain your new campervan long-term.


If you invest in a brand-new van, mileage isn’t a concern. However, most DIY enthusiasts opt for used vans, so mileage is crucial to look at. When you’re looking at vans, think about how long you plan on owning the van, how far you want to travel in it, and your budget.

Obviously, vans with lower mileage will be more expensive, but they’ll also last much longer. You’ll have to weigh up the pros and cons when it comes to investing in your new van.

Your Expert Van Converter in Worcester

When it comes time to start your bespoke van conversion, give me a call! I specialise in designing and building bespoke vans in Worcester, with clients all over the UK. I’ll take all those ideas you have and make them a reality, taking into account your lifestyle and budget. Call me today to arrange a free consultation: 01905 358 671


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