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Due to continued expansion we are now able to offer a high quality lining and window fitting service in addition to our usual full conversion work.

Before we start lining, the van is washed and cleaned out. All ply is removed and all screw holes treated and filled. The van is masked off while any grinding and cutting is going on. Windows are cut out using an air nibbler so as to minimise the chance of hot spark settling onto paintwork (this is in addition to an already masked van).









We only use the best quality high flex lining velour carpet with high temperature glue. All new ply panels fitted as standard, cut and shaped to our own prefered shapes. We can cover your original VW hardboard panels and use hidden fixings if required. This is unlikely to save any money as some full height panels will almost certainly be required, but can offer an alternative appearance.
The sides are covered in one piece to avoid joins and then each panel is covered taking care to keep the pile running the same way so as to avoid dark / light panels. We cover the metalwork from the seat belts in the front all the way to the rear door seal.
Various options are available for dealing with uncut windows.





In order to fit the carpet then it is neccessary to remove the floor, and we would replace your floor with a new 12mm hardwood ply floor with 9mm packers bonded to the metal floor underneath. The new floor is then screwed to the packers minimising the number of screw holes in the floor. The floor finish is available in dozens if not hundreds of different industrial non slip finishes that will stand years of use and abuse without damage. This flooring is painstakingly scribed into the van sides but the finish is worth the effort in our opinion. A molded trim creates a neat transition to the vw rubber cab mat.
The floor is finished by a new 'shuttle' side step complete with light and a full width rear threshold. These items are genuine VW and designed to fit perfectly over a 12mm ply floor.









When lining a van we would usually add thermawrap foil insulation to all panels and the roof. This has some sound deadening properties and a similar insulation quality to 2 inches of polystyrene. We can also add further insualtion if required at minimal cost.

The roof panels are covered in a scrimmed velour which is a very good match to the factory headlining and a choice of led's can be fitted. If you dont have a leisure battery then we usually connect these and the new step light to a modified courtesy light so that their full function is controlled from this.



We offer VW logos embossed in the door panels at no extra cost.



We accept that some companies are prepared to cover existing panels and floor ply, but in order to preserve the quality of our work we will only work with new ply which we have installed from the ground up. I apologise if this sounds a bit excessive, but we really pride ourselves on a top quality job and will not compromise it to save a few £.
We will not fit windows on their own due to it not being cost effective to clear workshop space and mask off the whole van for such a small job, but if you want a full lining completed, we will work around any existing fitted windows using our own handmade trim panels so you dont see any unsightly rubber trim or cut metal.


Typical cost of full carpet lining, 2 fixed windows in privacy glass, insulation, flooring, headlining and 2 led lights £1500. This price includes VAT. We would require the van for 4 days.

Please call 07771 650600 (Ed - Celtic Motorhomes)
 

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They look good and must agree theres no point in cutting corners.
If everything is replaced as described then the job is 100% right.
 

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Here is a van that we have just linned last week. The van was a standard van interior with the ply bonded in :eek: and the usual dirt and muck underneath. Also about a pint of engine oil :*.
The van had just been purchased with 2 windows quite poorly finished (no trim, not cut clean and bare metal not painted:eek:). A roof rack had been taken off and the holes not plugged, so water was leaking in through 4 of the 8 holes in the roof.

We first cleaned the floor and treated any metal where there were scrapes or where we had cleared the sealant off. The door seals were removed and the cab mat so we could fully degrease and clean / scotch pad the interior metal prior to carpeting.

All walls and ceiling were insulated with thermawrap foil insulation and fleece.

The carpet lining was done using 'smoke' colour hi flex carpet and hidden fixings, together with plenty of embossed VW logos on the rear doors.

The windows were trimmed in our custom made trims to hide the poor cut edge of the pre fitted windows.

The floor was covered in a non slip industrial grade flooring with brand new side step complete with step light wired into the courtesy system, and a new full width rear threshold step.

The ceiling was insulated and recovered in new grey headlining material and 4 led spots wired in.

Total price of this job including no extra charge for any unexpected work was £1100. This inlcudes VAT. Hopefully this gives you an idea of the quality of work we do. We try to finish every customers van with the same attention to detail that we give our own vans even if no one will see it once its covered up.






















Thanks for looking.
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Hi there, just found this thread, really nice job! A: I'm doing the same tomy T5 but I was wondering , how did you fix the rear upper trim panels? I can see that you haven't used the full height rear panels but have recessed carpeted upper panels in but I can't work out how you have fixed them in place!
Cheers, Chris T:
 
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