Camper Conversions Cornwall
Working closely with our customers we can turn sketches, and ideas into reality with the flexibility to convert your van to your desired layout and style. Whether wild camping or in the comfort of a campsite we can adapt our service to suit your holiday preference ensuring your van is your holiday home.
Firehouse are fully equipped to supply and install both 12v electrical and 240v hook up systems and can adapt these to suit your specific electrical needs. We can plumb and install fresh water systems in addition to fitment of under slung tanks and waste systems. We supply all gas hobs cookers and heaters and arrange installation by a certified Corgi gas installer. We happily supply and fit accessories, including awnings, tow bars and bike racks.
Transit Custom Van Conversion
Max and Amy’s Transit Custom Van Conversion.
Max and Amy approached us to complete the first stages of their Day-Van Conversion, to their immaculate Transit Custom.
After cutting the window panels we insulated and ply lined, in preparation for the “smoke” coloured van carpet lining. We also installed a leisure battery and split charge system to provide additional 12V battery power for extended trips. Finally the privacy windows were fitted to complete the first stage of conversion.
We think the results look amazing and look forward to seeing the van back for some more conversion work in the future.
Mazda Bongo Kitchen Pod
Leanne and Tristan’s Bespoke Kitchen Pod.
Leanne and Tristan were looking for a camper-kitchen pod to extend their days out on the beach.
Fed up with the off the shelf options of D.I.Y pods available on the internet, the couple approached us to design and build a custom pod to fulfil their requirements.
The Kitchen pod incorporated all the facilities of a built in Kitchen pod, but can be easily removed when required. With a bit of clever engineering we retained all the features normally found in a camper galley allowing it to be used in an awning.
We used a stunning `Ferro` finish on our Laminate furniture to provide a longer lasting more robust build to the pod, instead of the fragile plywood used on the internet kits.
Renault Trafic Van Conversion
Family Van Conversion.
Beth and Andy had recently purchased their Renault Trafic from a local dealership. With a young family in tow beach life and holidays abroad were top of their list.
The Renault trafic arrived as a full panel van, however, they had been promised a full set of bonded windows from the dealer. Working alongside the supplier we lined and insulated the van prior to the dealer installing the privacy windows.
The van then returned to the workshops for a full conversion. We fitted a rock and roll bed as well as a baby bunk on top of the wheel arch. A double swivel seat was fitted to allow the forward seat to rotate, creating a berth to squeeze in another youngster.
The conversion also provided for all the usual luxuries required for extended travels and trips to the beach. We installed the all important 12volt leisure system, and a split charge to keep the domestic battery topped up whilst on the move. This allowed installation of the Dometic 12v fridge, hob and sink units for family meals in the van.
After a couple of family seaside trips away the van is headed abroad for its summer travels.
Toyota Alphard Van Conversion
Toyota Alphard Van Conversion, Modifications
The original kitchen pod conversion that had been installed in Dave’s Toyota Alphard was not up to his expectations. He needed some upgrades to make his trips away to festivals and events more comfortable. The option of being able to charge his mobility scooter whilst on his travels also extended his accessibility whilst he was at the music events.
Top of Dave’s list was a fridge, with very limited space available a conventional fridge would not have fitted. Given this challenge we remade the pod and moved the existing appliances, squeezed in a top loading fridge with a remote compressor which we were able to mount across the pod where there was more space. To keep up with the power consumption we installed a pair of A.G.M leisure batteries and a Sterling battery-to-battery charger, this would boost the battery bank capacity when the vehicle is running. Dave supplied his own 240V inverter which we were able to link in to the 12V systems we installed which allowed Dave’s Scooter to be charged whilst off grid.
With the addition of these upgrades we have hopefully made Dave’s trips away to festivals a more enjoyable experience.
Mercedes Sprinter Van Conversion.
Mercedes Sprinter Long Wheelbase Van Conversion
Colin and Kathy approached us to undertake an off grid van conversion for them, and their now grown up family to take to festivals and weekends away exploring the country. The Sprinter van in its basic state was high spec and in immaculate condition. We were asked to undertake a van conversion of an equally high quality.
To enhance the look of the van conversion, we installed a stunning teak and holly floor in the saloon whilst retaining the heavy duty Altro floor in the garage where luggage and Bikes are stowed. In addition we also fitted E-bikes charge points in the garage as well as all the other necessities required for a comfortable trip away. Solar array was added to the roof to supplement the already large battery capacity.
Invertors and DC to DC chargers were also installed to enhance the off grid capacity. Beneath the van we fitted vast under slung gas tanks and, with limited space available, installed custom built water tanks.
The van has already seen a few festivals and will be heading up to Goodwood a few times this year. We have already had a lot of very positive comments from those who have seen the van conversion in the flesh. This flagship van conversion was very enjoyable to complete and we thank Colin and his family for the opportunity to undertake such a spectacular conversion; the pictures speak for themselves.
JJs Sprinter Conversion
We were approached by JJ to convert his Mercedes Sprinter van. This 4 berth conversion needed to cater for off grid camping and have plenty of storage for diving, fishing and lots of other sporting equipment.
The saloon loungers pull out to form a double berth whilst the extensive, fixed, rear-berth has side storage for luggage. The enormous rear garage swallows all the sporting gear and has ample space left over for awnings and other camping gear.
The 12v system required for off grid camping had to be bullet proof. A pair of large solar panels was fitted to the roof giving the bank of A.G.M batteries additional charge to run the van whilst wild camping. We even coupled the batteries to a change over inverter system that would permit mains power to be used off grid, for the rare occasions it would be required.
Transit Rustic Up-cycled Camper Conversion
We were approached to create this brilliant conversion using up-cycled pallets and hessian wall coverings, complete with mosaic tiled splash backs, mounted clock and fabric covered ceiling. It wasn’t long before we found ourselves eyeing up pallets to make the units and bed, each strake was sanded, stained and varnished to preserve the finish of the wood and add rustic charm. In an effort to maintain the vans character we manage to hide the modern looking fridge inside the kitchen units.
The rear of the van has a small garage for all the camper essentials and importantly doggy bed for George the Labrador that can be accessed from the saloon and through the vans rear barn door.
The world fabric on the single section roof panels were a challenge but with a lot of effort we managed it and think the results look amazing! Mrs Firehouse has fallen in love with this van and now wants one of her own – in sage green with primrose accents!
Steve’s Renault Trafic Surf Conversion
We were asked to build this great 4 berth (2 Adults and 2 small children) conversion that could undertake both family trips abroad and local trips to the beach.
The ¾ rock and roll bed not only drops to form a comfortable double, but will create a `baby berth`, a small pipe-cot, alongside Mum and Dad. There is a second pipe-cot berth across the driver`s seat for a slightly older little one.
The rock and roll bed has storage lockers underneath that will open fully to permit the all important board storage for either long board , S.U.P or windsurfer, this is the full length of the van and can be is accessed via the back door. Additional to this there is even more board storage down the side panels of the van as folding load liner eyes have also been fitted.
Jeremy’s Peugeot Boxer Sport-Van
The brief from the outset was definitely to utilise this Peugeot Boxer as a sport van but maintain the luxuries of a high end camper conversion. The build was based around a huge `board room` that could take all the kit required for international windsurfing competition weekends. We even installed a heated shower wash down unit!
The centre piece for the living area are the curved overhead storage lockers that are unique to this build; details like this make it stand out from the crowd and regularly attract interest from other van lovers. Unsurprisingly we have had requests for more from other customers.
Colin and Emma’s Immaculate Renault Trafic Crew Cab
We relished the challenge of squeezing a conversion into the back of a top spec immaculate Trafic crew cab as sinful as this felt!
We were blow away with the amount of space to play with. Initially we have lined, soundproofed and insulated the van complete with trade make cubby holes . The next visit is to install extra storage, a convertible bunk berth in the rear with a walkabout galley pod.