When it comes to self-build van conversions, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is what materials to use. Using quality materials not only makes the building process easier, faster and more enjoyable, but doing so can also prevent disasters or even the need for a complete rebuild.
At Vanable we often see the consequences of the use of poor material. We’re talking about failed projects that we’ve been called upon to help fix. Projects that cut corners, saved some dollars to be built with inferior materials that have not withstood the test of time.
Investing in suitable materials for the job ultimately saves you time and energy! Do your research and choose high-quality materials to ensure a successful build and a van you’ll be proud of (if you want to see the products we use and recommend at Vanable – these are all available in our sister store: vansmart.com.au).
One of the most significant issues that can arise from using the wrong materials is moisture infiltration. Unsealed timber is particularly susceptible to this, and if left untreated, it can lead to an entire subfloor rotting out within months, or worse – the onset of black mould. It is paramount to use materials that are properly sealed to be moisture-resistant.
However, choosing the right materials isn’t just about avoiding disaster, it’s also about making your van conversion more comfortable. For example, high-quality insulation will keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Similarly, using lightweight materials will make your van more fuel-efficient, saving you money in the long run.
Investing in professional van conversion materials not only makes your van safer and more comfortable, but it makes it more valuable. Professional van conversion materials are designed to withstand the rigours of the road, so your van will last longer AND have a higher resale value.
In conclusion, when it comes to self-build van conversions it’s crucial to invest in quality materials that will make the building process easier, prevent disasters, and ensure a comfortable and valuable van. At Vanable, we understand the importance of this and only offer and use tried and tested materials to avoid the pitfalls that come with using inferior products (that we’ve seen oh too many times!) so you can have a van that you’ll be proud of for years to come.