Highest Quality Finish and Parts
Jerba Campervans is committed to producing a high quality product from high quality parts – from fully European tested rear travel seats right down to the furniture screws!
Rear Travel Seats
For rear travel seats we will only fit seats that are fully 100% safety approved for use on European roads.
Putting the safety of your passengers first, we have invested heavily in this aspect of our conversions, and for our Tiree, Cromarty, Sanna & Jura conversions we have passed certified crash simulation tests by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) – physically pull testing our fitting system of our rear belted travel seats to ensure that they meet the highest European standard of European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA). This test measures the method by which we fix these belted seats into the floor of our T5 campervans.
For our Taransay conversion we have worked with Scopema Sarl, the French manufacturers of the seats, and install a fitting frame system that has been fully tested by Scopema Sarl and fully approved by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) to the same EWVTA certification.
To see video footage of our own actual tests and to learn more about the EWVTA requirements Click Here.
The rear travel seat that we install is made by French manufacturer Scopema Sarl and as a seat in its own right it has also passed the statutory European tests for seat back and headrest strength.
“Non Itch” Recycled Bottle Insulation
Free of irritant fibres, totally non absorbent of moisture and low in its carbon footprint.
We always use Non-Itch as our insulation material. Made from the recycling of plastic bottles, it contains none of the irritant fibres found in the standard Rockwool type insulation product. It provides a safe product for both yourself and our fitters. Manufactured in the UK and with an excellent insulation u value, in contrast to Rockwool type insulation materials which are heavily moisture absorbent, as 100% plastic microfibers it will never absorb any moisture or water. For every one tonne of plastic bottles recycled, Non Itch saves one and half tonnes of carbon emissions.
Hand Cut Furniture
Scribed to fit and individually cut by finishing carpenters, we don’t simply assembled machine precut kits.
Every T6 campervan conversion we undertake is treated individually. All our units, cupboards, shelves, counter tops and tables are cut by skilled finishing carpenters, made to measure and fitting exactly. No gap exists between the back of a counter top and the vehicle side or window, ensuring that your cutlery, pens and spilt drinks stay in sight and don’t disappear into and behind your cupboards below! Our senior carpenters are all fully qualified and all our younger carpenters are put through a four year modern day apprenticeship.
Fully Laminated Lightweight Furniture Boards
We only ever use the very best light weight poplar plywood which is fully laminated on both sides.
Far harder than any paper or vinyl covered product, our furniture boards are always finished on both sides with hard Egger laminate. Scratch and scuff resistant your campervan furniture will still look new after years of use and being half the weight of standard plywood you’ll also be carrying around half the load – increasing your payload and improving your miles per gallon.
Kitchen Counter Grade PVC Furniture Edge
Machine applied for a tough and professional finish.
To ensure your campervan lasts the tests of time, we finish our furniture with a hot glued PVC edge tape that won’t fall off and peel away. Applied in house on our own shaped edge banding machine, the tape is bonded with pressure and glue at over 200 degrees centigrade then trimmed by our finishing carpenters. Not only does this give a far tougher finish that the standard rubberised knock on trim used by DIY style converters, but also gives a sharper and more professional look.
Varta Leisure Batteries Located on the Vehicle Underside
We only fit this leading global brand and free up your cupboards for more storage space.
Open the bonnet of a Mercedes or Volkswagen manufactured vehicle and 90% of the time you’ll find a Varta battery. Produced by German manufacturer Johnson Controls, Varta is a leading global brand recognised for being of the very highest quality. For this reason we have chosen to only fit their deep cycle leisure batteries in our T6 campervans. With a life span greater than virtually any other wet acid leisure battery on the market, this maintenance free product will withstand far more discharge/recharge cycles. With any combination of a 75 amp hr and 90 amp hr battery we can make sure you will always have sufficient power. We also locate your leisure batteries on the underside of the van in a rigid stainless steel cage. The favoured leisure battery location for the vast majority of converters is under the cab seats or deep in a rear cupboard, our solution keeps all acid out of your living space, it removes any possible problem of flammable battery gas being released inside your van and importantly gives you more valuable cupboard and storage space.
Door Latches & Catches
Solid metal with polished chrome finish, this yacht quality grade product won’t stick and jam.
After too many years of fitting the alternative plastic product favoured by so many campervan conversion companies, we sought out an alternative product that wouldn’t cause cupboards and doors to stick and jam. More commonly found on luxury yachts our latches and catches are a far more reliable product and give your campervan a smarter and more professional finish.
We only use high quality brands to make sure your campervan is built to last.
Virtually all of the screws used in our T6 conversions are manufactured by the German companies Wurth or Hafele. With harder heads, stronger tips and deeper threads these screws can be tightened further and harder than cheaper brands, meaning your conversion is secured firmer for a longer safer life.
Full Gas and 230 volt Electric Certification
A campervan never leaves our workshop without full certification by qualified engineers for both LPG (gas) and 230 volt electrics.
Tested by engineers with full and specific qualifications, every campervan we produce is delivered with individual certificates showing complete electrical and LPG testing and compliance.
Our LPG bottle storage boxes are made completely of folded and welded steel, this is not simply a part steel lined wooden box. With a fully sealed access door and venting through the floor we ensure that no gas will make its way into the living area of your campervan. The locker is large enough to carry either two Calor propane/butane 3.9kg cylinders or two Camping Gaz butane 907 cylinders.
All our 12v and 230v power supply units are manufactured in the UK by established Hull based motorhome specialist Sargent Electrical. Building units for many of the country’s leading motorhome brands, Sargent Electrical build our VW T5 campervan kits and looms on a bespoke basis to ensure that our electrical systems are always a perfect fit.
Commercial Grade Flooring & Fully Insulated Floor
As standard our T6 campervans are all fitted with a fully insulated sandwich ply floor and finished in super tough non slip stylish vinyl flooring.
Our ply floors are made specially for us in the UK and consist of two layers of ply sandwiching a complete sheet of solid foam insulation – meaning you have insulation across the whole of your floor. Our bespoke approach helps you retain more warmth inside your campervan in the winter and also improves the sound deadening effects.
Made by Manchester based Polyflor, the vinyl floor we fit to all our conversions is more commonly used in such locations as leisure centres, where foot traffic is high and conditions can be slippery. Available in a range of shades, small aluminium chips imbedded in the material provide fantastic grip even with the wettest footwear. Virtually indestructible this flooring won’t succumb to tears and scratches like so many cheaper versions.
Wallas and Webasto Hot Air & Water Heating
Established Finish and German manufacturers – Volkswagen choose Webasto for their own factory fitted product.
Adding a diesel fired heating system to a T6 requires a new fuel line to be added to the vehicle fuel tank. Our installation of this fitting has been fully pressure tested and approved by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency and is part of our European Type Approval certification – ensuring your installation is done to the highest European standard. In the T6 the hot air heater tucks neatly away under the driver’s seat step on the vehicle underside and gives you hot air in a matter of minutes. Wallas and Webasto heaters also have full European Electro Magnetic Compatibility approval so you can also use the heater while your vehicle engine is also running.
We’re always looking at ways to improve the quality of our finishing and to improve the look and practicality of your conversion. Never afraid to try new ideas we’re happy to listen to and work with you. From a fully removable elevating roof canvas to hidden water and 230v inlet points, we’re always looking for new ideas!