VW Motorhome on Poppit Sands beach copyright Poppit Campers Ltd

The best insulation for camper van conversions

Motorhome on Poppit Sands beach copyright Poppit Campers Ltd
Bespoke VW motorhome conversion on Poppit Sands beach. Image copyright Poppit Campers Ltd

Do you sometimes dream of getting away from it all?

For many the idea of packing a few essential things into a camper van, hitting the open road and seeing the world is a fantasy, however more and more people are making that dream come true by reconditioning old campers or converting  commercial vehicles for festivals, short-breaks and holidays.

Jake insulating a Fiat Ducato Long Wheel Base van conversion with Thermafleece Cosywool.
Jake from Poppit Campers insulating a Fiat Ducato Long Wheel Base van conversion with Thermafleece Cosywool.

We caught up with a local camper van conversion specialist to find out where they are using our products and why.

Poppit Campers Ltd are just a few minutes away from us here in Cardigan. They do everything from VW campervan repairs and renovations to bespoke fully featured motorhome conversions.

Poppit Campers preferred insulation for all their van conversions is Thermafleece. “It’s easy to use, insulates really well and has great sound barrier qualities too” Jake explained as he simply pulled sections of the Thermafleece Cosywool off the roll and placed them against the side of the van and stuffed them into the nooks and crannies of the van interior ready for the interior panelling. “Customers also like the naturalness of the product”.

Thermafleece Natural wool and recycled fibre insulation is easy to place in all those nooks and crannies.
Thermafleece insulation is easy to place in all those nooks and crannies.

Thermafleece is made from natural and recycled materials and while being great for the environment and your health (it doesn’t give off VOCs) it has other qualities too – it doesn’t cause condensation when installed in the van.  “Some other insulation products can sweat and cause condensation to drip. We’ve never had any problems with Thermafleece” said Jake reflecting on an occasion when they had been asked to investigate damp patches that kept forming on a carpeted campervan floor, converted by someone else we hasten to add.

The high percentage of wool in the insulation (75% wool) means that any possible moisture build up in the van does not cause condensation. Wool is hygroscopic – it absorbs, retains and releases moisture without affecting its thermal properties. This makes is perfect for use campervans (and anywhere where moisture is a concern).

Here at Celtic Sustainables, we sell thermafleece by the roll to the whole of the UK  so if you are embarking on a motorhome conversion, whether you are doing it yourself or paying a van conversion specialist, check out our natural insulation prices online.

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