Exploria offers a custom-built, bespoke service from start to finish.

Building the highest quality conversion to best suit our customers' specific wants and needs. All conversions start with an idea and aspiration of what is wanted, how the van will be used, and what you want to spend.

To help, we have several standard layouts which have been designed, developed and evolved into the
well thought out, high quality, particle and ergonomic conversions we build today.

When it comes to you deciding what sort of conversion best suits you, we like to start by asking some questions:

  • How do you use your van, or how are you planning on using it?
  • How frequently will the van be used and for what duration?
  • How many people does it need to seat and/or sleep?
  • What is the van’s primary use?
  • What equipment/appliances do you need for now & in the future?
  • What is your budget? And is this realistic?
  • What kind of storage space is required?
  • What kind of camping will you be doing? On-site camping / free camping?
  • Any special or specific requirements?

“The recognition of peoples’ different lifestyles and various requirements is why we offer a bespoke service.”

An Exploria camper is truly your home away from home.

Campers are what Exploria would class as being a van fitted out with built-in furniture, cooking appliances, a built-in fridge, rear seat bed system and elevating roof. Exploria campers would have gas, water and electric services included as part of the conversion.

Typical Exploria conversions start from around £19,000+VAT on a SWB Kombi Transporter, including the minimum standard features Exploria sees as necessary to build a nice, functional Exploria camper conversion. It is worth noting Exploria’s base quote is higher than many others' high level of conversion. This is due to the level of components we install and how we fit them.

As standard we include:

  • Full soundproofing and insulation
  • New Exploria ply Lining
  • Non-stretch high quality carpet lining
  • Reimo Elevating roof colour coded to the vehicle
  • Exploria roof bed
  • Exploria custom furniture with large colour choice
  • VW Sliding seat system with fabric upholstery
  • Table to suit seat bed
  • One piece ply floor with Altro covering.
  • Front swivels to single seats
  • Sink
  • Underfloor large water tanks
  • 2 burner hob
  • Gas safe locker for gas bottle
  • LED roof spots.
  • Curtains to 2 side windows and tailgate
  • 130Ah leisure battery
  • 240v EHU hook up system

Common upgrades/extras:

  • Webasto airtop heater
  • Window tints
  • Rear quarter windows
  • Gas oven grill or microwave oven
  • Awning rail or cassette awning
  • Extra Security - tracker or immobiliser
  • Additional leisure battery
  • Solar panel

Luxury extras:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Upgraded roof lining material
  • Solid surface worktop and table top
  • Upgraded furniture laminate
  • Surround lighting
  • Extra cab soundproofing
  • Upgraded audio
  • 20” alloy wheels
  • Lowered suspension or VB Air
  • Body styling

Have a look at our Camper Conversion pages for more info on our layouts.

Interested in customising your Kombi?

Works to VW Transporter Kombis are very popular and create some of the most versatile vehicles. Conversions can range from simply lining out a vehicle to make it a lot quieter, warmer and more car-like for daily or business use, through to adding features like electrical systems, heater, audio equipment, elevating roofs, and Kombi Beds.

Maybe the ultimate Kombi conversion is the Exploria active van. This can give all the sleeping and camping abilities of a fully camper but the flexibility of a van or large car. An active van can be customised to suit your needs and could be with or without an elevating roof, depending on what is wanted.

A Kombi Conversion can range massively in price, from around £2500+VAT to up to £20000 +VAT, or even higher if you want to go all out on styling, suspension and audio media.

This means it is one of the most customisable types of conversions Exploria can offer.

The VW sliding seat system is a great option.

This is a very popular and versatile conversion which involves adding the Caravelle seating system to a Kombi or panel van.

Whether you are wanting a high end luxury people carrier, or a van with a full width bed. The sliding seat system out of a Caravelle can be a brilliant solution.

With an array of seats and options available, Exploria are experts in this kind of conversion. Typically a Caravelle seats system, including a suitable floor, would start from around £5000+VAT.

Factory Caravelle conversions

Although the above is talking about adding Caravelle features to other types of Transporter vans, we
also perform works to factory built Caravelles.

These can include:

  • Audio media
  • Elevating roof installations - Exploria are one of the very few companies able to offer this
  • Window tinting
  • Sleeper packs
  • Soundproofing and insulation
  • Styling
  • Suspension

We are vastly experienced in upgrading factory VW California campers.

Exploria can offer a range of upgrades to California Ocean and Beach models. Some of the most popular upgrades are Webasto Diesel heaters, Audio Media and Leather Upholstery, to name a few.

Upgrades available for Factory VW California Campers :

  • Leisure battery upgrades
  • Solar panels
  • Cassette awning
  • Stereo upgrades
  • Body styling
  • Alloy wheel upgrades
  • VB air suspension
  • Webasto diesel heaters
  • Leather upholstery
  • Additional seating


Exploria are working on a number of conversions to the larger VW Crafters. At this moment in time we unfortunately do not have the capacity to do full conversions. However, workshop extension and improvements are imminent so we hope this is something we can offer very soon.

If you are looking for something bigger than a VW Transporter, we will be able to help with a conversion to the new shape VW Crafter in the not too distant future. From audio upgrades to cassette awnings and full conversions, we can use our extensive conversion experience on these larger more spacious vehicles.