Behind The Scenes

Workshop Tour

Do you want to see where the Cambee magic happens? 

Deep in the heart of campervan country lies the picturesque town of Buckfastleigh, where Cambee made a home nearly 2 years ago. By regenerating a tired out site we have created a space perfect for our conversions, and we would love to show you around!
 
 

From the moment you make the decision to embark on a campervan conversion project, to the time we hand over your keys can feel like an agonising wait – we know this. We want you to be able to track your van’s progress as it gets Cambee-fied. So let’s go!
 
 

The Office

Your first contact with us is likely to be with Matt, Joe or Storm in the office: your Cambee journey starts here!

This little hub deals with everything from initial telephone consultations or video meetings to planning your project down to the finest detail, making sure we have all the kit for your fit out and keeping you updated along the way.

The Showroom

This is where we welcome you to make your choices and collaborate on the finer details of your camper.

Here we have lots of samples and examples of our interior elements so you can get your creative juices flowing and start to envisage how your utterly unique finished Cambee might look and feel.

The Stores

Once we’ve sourced your van (or you drop your existing one to us) it enters the workshop here.

First we will test drive, wash and clean your van, then photograph it to make sure there are no issues that you need to be aware of before we start on the build. 

We also stock lots of the parts needed for the conversion process, some of these have long lead times so we need plenty of space to make sure we have everything to hand to stay on schedule with the build.

The Wood Shop

When the structure of your van is in place, it’s time to start to build that instantly recognisable Cambee interior! Tom, with an eye for detail to rival Matt’s, hand-finishes all of your wooden cabinets, shelves, drawers, catches, fixtures and fittings to guarantee perfection.  Any flawed elements or those that don’t meet our ridiculously high standards are rooted out and replaced (don’t worry, we hold on to any seconds, they always come in handy somewhere). 

Lewis works alongside Tom in bringing your vision to life – there isn’t much he can’t turn from rough sketch to beautiful reality! And if you’ve opted for one of our eye-catching Formica finishes, this is where it happens.

Upholstery

From curtains and seat cushions to reupholstered seats – the soft furnishings play a huge part in making your van ‘yours’. Lisa handles all things fabric in her little room in the workshop.

We are always stocked up with fabric samples and swatches, because seeing and feeling are so important when it comes to getting it right!

Fit Out

When your van is stripped right back to the shell, the boys get to work fitting new seats, windows, pop top roofs, rock and roll beds – everything needed to make a warm, safe, versatile campervan to suit you and your lifestyle.

Our first fix team Tom and Monkey wield their power tools and muscles, showing no mercy in getting the structure of your van just right. Then second fix team Rowan and Piotr head up the final fitting process, installing the cabinets and putting all those stunning finishing touches to your van.

Quality Control

This is also where we run our final checks. Storm rechecks the 121 point check lists used during the build, making sure your van is absolutely perfect. He makes any last adjustments and runs all the systems multiple times to make sure your camper is adventure ready before you drive it away.

If you have any questions about any part of our fit out process, we’re always here to chat.

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