A blog by Henry Lockett about CGI, doing up a van and web development, amongst other things. Soon to be living in London.

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2017

New van: VW LT35

Van Conversion09/10/2017

And so it begins... This is the van we'll be doing up an hopefully living in for a while next year.

The Van Plan

Van Conversion11/10/2017

I can't do anything without modelling up a plan in 3D first.

Fixing the roof pt1

Van Conversion05/11/2017

Today I started work on the van... How exciting! Even though it commenced with one of the least glamorous of jobs - cleaning the roof - it was still great.

Fixing the roof pt2

Van Conversion14/11/2017

They said it wouldn't rain. It rained.

Better Mix

Music27/11/2017

Can you feel it?

Decking

Van Conversion16/12/2017

Out with the rotten ply floor boards, in with the decking timber.

2018

Insulating the luton box

Insulating the luton box

Van Conversion12/01/2018

I finally got around to starting the insulation - only 2 months behind schedule!

Ceiling Insulation

Ceiling Insulation

Van Conversion15/01/2018

With the Luton box insulation finished, I continued working along the ceiling, cutting 50mm polystyrene rectangles to slot in between the batten wood I fixed in place previously.

Floor insulation

Floor insulation

Van Conversion22/01/2018

Having finished the ceiling insulation, I decided to do the floor next before I start the walls, the reason being it makes more sense for the wall insulation and cladding to rest on top of the ply lined floor.

Vinyl floor and cladding

Vinyl floor and cladding

Van Conversion01/02/2018

It took all of 5 minutes to lay down the 3m x 2m wood effect vinyl sheet.

Racking Furniture

Racking Furniture

Van Conversion22/02/2018

I'm no carpenter, so rather than putting together some wobbly wooden structures, I took the easy option and used some lightweight racking.

Leisure Battery & 240V Hookup

Leisure Battery & 240V Hookup

Van Conversion27/02/2018

The next job is to install the leisure battery and mains hookup so we have power in the back for lighting and charging.

USB Sockets

USB Sockets

Van Conversion07/03/2018

To keep power usage down, USB sockets will provide power for lighting.

Radiator fan ventilation

Radiator fan ventilation

Van Conversion10/03/2018

I've wired in a car radiator fan to provide ventilation at the front of the van.

That There Mix

That There Mix

Music12/03/2018

Trudge on.

Back Wall

Back Wall

Van Conversion13/03/2018

Started building the back wall.

Stable Door

Stable Door

Van Conversion17/03/2018

I bought an old stable door without measuring the gap first. Foolish.

Worktop

Worktop

Van Conversion24/03/2018

Behold, racking transforms into a kitchen before your very eyes.

Preparing to Escape

Preparing to Escape

Escape06/09/2018

I'm currently sat on a little sofa next to Laurel, in our van, which is parked on the island of Mosterøy, Norway.