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VANTAGE CUSTOMS

CUSTOM VAN CONVERSIONS

MAKING FRIENDS BUILDING DREAMS

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SERVICES

SERVICES

Bespoke custom built van conversions. Based in Frome, a short drive from Bristol & Bath in the South West of England. We specialize in building one off custom built conversions utilising all the latest technology and techniques for living the van life of your dreams.

REPAIRS

General Repairs, Specialist Repairs, Electrical , plumbing and gas 

UPHOLSTERY

A Range of Fabrics, Including Leathers, & Wide Variety of Colors

PAINTWORK

Spray paint, Custom Stencilling & Variety of

Custom Made Artwork

CUSTOM BUILDS

Pop tops , electrical , plumbing , gas , complete bespoke conversions electrical sign off , Gas safety certification 

GALLERY

Take a tour
around our
very own
demo van

OUR WORK
ABOUT US

ABOUT VANtage Customs

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James Blakey

Hi, I’m James. I’ve been involved in the automotive industry for 25+ years. An auto electrician by trade. I am very passionate about the work we do here at VANtage Customs and pride myself on the quality of workmanship I produce.


I bring to the company a wealth of experience  from my time in the automotive including composite manufacturing experience from the Mclaren P1 hybrid hypercar programme.

 I spent 2 years at  Mclaren special operations within the quality team delivering bespoke projects to high-end clients. 

 

I'm a family man, a keen mountain biker and adventurer;  getting away in my own van as much as possible with my family and solo. Living the van life grants me the real-world experience that I can share with you to deliver the best possible solution for your van life dream, whether for work or pleasure.

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Meet Our Recent Builds

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'Charlie'

'Charlie' Ford Transit Custom Long Wheel Based High Roof

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

Design to be based on clients summer house creating a light, airy, rustic internal space, using raw materials.

Storage space for paraglider; Full size double bed; Social seating area; Hot/cold water; Compact cooking facilities, no gas; Off grid capabilities.

VANtage CUSTOMS SPECIFICATION

Tried and tested full Victron electrical and solar system, lithium battery and touch screen controls; Calorifier water heating; Diesel air heater; Underslung water tanks; Bespoke birch ply furniture; Slide out under seat fridge; LED lighting; Mounting points for an inside hammock; Colour matched inlet and outlet water points; Mercedes heated/electric front seats.

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'Monty'

THIS AMBULANCE HAS BEEN GIVEN A NEW LEASE OF LIFE AND NOW TREATING PEOPLE BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY!

'Monty' Land Rover Defender ex Falklands Campaign Ambulance

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

Off grid home from home; To sleep 2 adults, 2 children; Field kitchen; Onboard water; External load carrying capabilities; Awning to create outside living.

VANtage CUSTOMS SPECIFICATION

Tried and tested full Victron electrical and solar system, lithium battery and touch screen controls; Bespoke elevating roof with bed for 2 children; Custom built load rack with outside storage boxes; 270 degree awning; Side water tank carriers; Truma air and water heating; Full sized double bed; Induction hob and kitchen that can be used outside; Natural birch ply finish; Internal storage using all available space; Custom cushions.

Soon to be available for hire from sunny Devon

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'Florence'

'Florence' Land Rover 101 Forward Control Ex Military Ambulance

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

Complete tiny home solution for 2 adults, 3 children; Rustic, cosy, country feel with modern edge; 2 full sized double beds; 1 single bed; Shower and toilet room; Skylights for plenty of natural light; External load carrying; Kitchen with gas.

VANtage CUSTOMS SPECIFICATION

Tried and tested full Victron electrical and solar system, lithium battery and touch screen controls; Truma air and water heater; Underslung water tank fresh/grey; 3 belted rear seats; Full custom roof rack; 4 metre Fiama motorised awning; Project 2000 bed lift system single bed; 2 full sized double beds; Hydraulic table leg; Thetford cassette toilet and rainfall shower plus sink in washroom area; Retro style fridge freezer 12v; Gas hob with gas safety certificate; Solid oak herringbone flooring; LED lighting. 

Hayley, 5 star google review

"Excellent service...really knowledgeable team that put themselves out to sort my vans electrics so I could go on holiday! I will be using them from now on when I need work done.
10/10 from us"

Jo, 5 star google review

"James took our dream to convert our Ford Transit into a luxury camper. He is trustworthy, very talented, listens well and has solutions and suggestions which deliver. He continues to support us and offer advice to enable us to get the most out of our van"

Cally, 5 star google review

"We originally approached James to convert a Nissan but were quickly enamoured by a VW conversion so I bought a fairly new builder's van which he then converted to a camper van. All insulation, lighting, pop top, swivel seat and windows were put in with an amazing wooden interior fitting in a double bed, u-shaped seating area and table, sink, worktop and shelf, hob grill and even a loo! Great service"
CONTACT

CONTACT US

Unit R7, Marshall Way,

Commerce Park,

Frome, BA11 2FE

OPENING HOURS:

 

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

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