CONVERSIONS, BUILDS & RENOVATIONS
Custom Haus Services
WE ARE EXPERTS IN CUSTOM CAMPER VAN CONVERSIONS AND BUILDS. Read about our Services
WHATEVER YOU NEED, WE’VE GOT THE SPECIALIST TEAM TO BUILD IT
Our experienced team of mechanics, specialist trades and project managers will tailor each service to suit you – whether you need the build done in stages, are doing some of the work yourself, or would like to leave it entirely in our hands.
Through years of experience, we know what our customers want and need in their dream van. That’s why we’ve created three conversion packs based on our most popular build styles.
These suit most vans, and you’ll have the option to choose from a range of styles, colours and optional extras to create something you’ll love.
Of course, if you’d prefer something bespoke, we can do that too. All you need to do is ask.
Check out our services below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send us a message and we’ll let you know if we can help.
Our Camper Van Services
We build full and partial camper van conversions, conversion packages, bespoke designs, pop-top roofs and canvas replacements. We’re dab hands at electrical, gas and lighting solutions and will even modify or restyle vans converted elsewhere.
Yes, we’re all about old-school values, but we also have the up-to-date skills, expertise and vision to know exactly what you and your van need. Our builds are all about safety, and we’ll only install high-quality, well-built equipment. We care about sustainability and the environment and will use local and UK-sourced products wherever possible.
Paint & Body
Pop Top Roofs
Beds & Seats
Kitchens & Appliances
Heat, Lights & Power
Windows & Blinds
OUR METHODS/HOW WE WORK
Campervans are endless fun. Driving off on an adventure with a mini home in the back reminds us of our carefree childhoods.
But they’re also large, commercial-grade vehicles with heavy furniture, loads of belongings, and often pets and children inside. So, in the event of a crash, they need to work to keep you and your loved ones safe. Too often, we see campervans that have been converted by people – skilled in other trades such as joinery, upholstery, or building works – who do not understand how to modify vans into campervans safely. Our team has decades of experience and are qualified structural engineers, so you’re in safe hands.
Right from the start, We do things differently.
And it starts with a friendly chat to hear your ideas and understand your wants and needs. That way, we can understand your build.
When we quote, you get much more than an email with a list of parts and a price at the bottom.
Every quote clearly explains what we’ve recommended and why, the products and fittings we use, and the price and fitting cost. You can easily see what’s an optional extra, and change the quote to suit you.
We can do your van in stages
Did you know you don’t have to get everything done at once?
You can convert or upgrade your van in stages; we like to see it as your van build journey.
We’ll help you work out your overall design depending on how you want to use your van and then prioritise what you need and when so you get things done most cost-effectively and safely.
That way, as you use the van more, you’ll realise what you do and don’t need, allowing you to adjust your build as you go. This is great if you’re on a budget or unsure what you want.
Our payment plan means you pay a small deposit and then pay in stages as your build progresses.
We work with self-builders
We know that some people want to hand over a key then return to collect a completed project, while others quite fancy doing some of the work themselves.
We help you work out what you have the skills, time and patience to do yourself and recommend which aspects of the build should be done by a professional.
Above all, we want you to end up with a van that’s safe and fit for purpose. Often, we’ll suggest letting us do the technical bits, such as roof and window fitting and gas and electrical work.
Our work is built to last
Everything we do is safe, high quality and built to last. We guarantee our workmanship for a year.
Our products come from reputable suppliers with good warranty terms and customer service.
We’re transparent with our methods and always honest about what you do and don’t need to achieve and what you want from a conversion or upgrade.
Some things in life are never worth compromising, such as, cheap vehicle modifications. Your pride and joy deserves to come to us.
Our specialist methods mean you get the best quality finish
We use cold cutting whenever possible. This takes longer but reduces the risk of damage to your vehicle.
When we do have to hot cut, we use 1000-degree weld blankets, in addition to spark blankets and other covers in our multi-layer masking processes.
We mask off and protect vehicles far more extensively than other less experienced converters.
We use specialist automotive tapes with low adhesion to vehicle paint and surfaces to limit the risk that old, damaged, or poorly finished paintwork will lift off when removed.
HOW TO CHOOSE A CONVERTER
Because build quality and safety is our priority, we may not always be the cheapest converter around. And we’re OK with that.
It’s important to us to do a great job and get your build right because anything you do to your van is an investment, and often it’s a passion project, too.
That’s why we work with you to design a van build journey that allows you to do a bit at a time and choose from a range of options and materials that get you what you want on your budget.
We also help self-builders with the tricky bits so they can focus on the elements of the build that aren’t likely to become a safety risk or cost money down the line.
We want safe self-builders, so come and talk to us if you’re worried. We also suggest you get a Habitation Check on any work you carry out, so you know you’re safe.
But if you do decide to go somewhere else, then make sure you follow these tips. We can’t tell you how many customers come to us to fix poor quality and unsafe work.
Always visit the workshop, if you can. Then, you know where your van will be kept and how the team will work with you. Customers travel from all over the country to see us before they buy.
• Ask them how they protect the vehicle during painting and if they use anti-corrosion treatment, which stops rust.
• Check the beds and roofs they fit are from a reputable brand and crash tested.
• Check that they are using branded electrical and solar equipment.
• Ask if they do a computer check before and after working on your vehicle. This is important to avoid any faults.
• Ask if they have a Habitation Check service to ensure your van is safe. We can always organise this for you if not.
Modern vans have extensive safety and fault reporting systems, and depending on the manufacturer, model, and age of your van, this can include sensors in systems such as seat belts, the front seats, internal lights, elements of the dash and other areas which will be removed and refitted as a part of your build.
Any time a monitored item or system is disconnected, there is a chance that the van’s computer will interpret this as a fault. Some of these will just be logged; others may cause the van to take action, such as turning off systems or even immobilising the vehicle.
We run a full diagnostic check at the start and on completion. This is an essential and mandatory process for manufacturer-approved repair shops and – we believe – is critical for anyone modifying modern vans.