I'm really excited to announce that we've ordered the units for the T5 interior.
I'd spent many hours (I dread thinking how many!) exploring various options. There are loads of companies that share information via the T5 forum on Facebook and I had a good look at most of them. There were also loads of posts over recent months of people showing off their various installations from companies such as Evo Designs, Majestic Wood Design, Fat Chilli Campers and a few others.
However, the one company that struck me more than most was a new kid on the block called Northern Rose Campervan Conversions. As the name suggest these guys are based in the North of England, in Leeds.
I had seen an image of their units shared on one of the groups and was really taken by several factors.
Firstly, as the pictures demonstrate, I was struck by the quality of the design of the units. My vehicle is a LWB (the images are for a SWB). I've seen some units which reside within a fairly high price bracket but the design of the units just doesn't look like great value for money. These units look quality. They have anodised curved corners and a large tambour roller door. The units are constructed from 15mm lightweight furniture board and are grooved and lipped to fit within each other (like a jigsaw) meaning more strength and no plastic fixing blocks!
The second thing that won me over was the pricing. When I called NRCC to check on the pricing for the LWB units I was shocked to find out just how much workmanship and kit you get for your money. Most other companies charge extra for overhead units and tables, but NRCC include most items within their standard pricing.
With all of the above considered I've commissioned NRCC to create a set of LWB units for me in the same wood shown in the images below but with a black sparkle worktop and table. I'll also have a full width shelve above the worktop - I can't wait!
Leeds is a really long journey for me to make from the South East but I'm hopeful that having seen the pictures and gained confidence from our telephone conversations that the team at NRCC are going to deliver a bespoke set of units that are excellent quality at a really affordable price.
As always I will provide a road-trip video of the experience of installation day and will try to get an interview with the team there.
I'm hoping that the units will be ready for installation sometime in March 2017.