Frequently Asked Questions

Depending upon the work or repair required we do offer a mobile maintenance service, or why not give us a call to discuss a vehicle maintenance contract.

Yes we can. All we require is a brief from you and we will prepare a 3D visual of either the exterior or interior view depending upon what you require. Where appropriate we can even provide a short animation for you.

Yes we can. We have a wide experience of installing clients equipment across an incredible range from mechanical items through to hi-tech products.

We use the term demountable to cover the bodies that we build which are transported on a vehicle or a trailer, but when on site can be “unloaded” so that entrance to them is at ground level.

Yes we can. We can even produce design ideas for you if required or take your design and artwork and wrap an entire vehicle or trailer.

IEE stands for the Institute of Electrical Engineers and is an abbreviation generally used to refer to the installation Regulations (currently 18th Edition) that we have to comply with when fitting electrics. All of our builds and conversions are inspected by an independent electrician qualified to undertake such inspections. Once approved it is this inspector who issues a certificate to confirm all is correct.

Yes of course you can. Whilst we have good contacts within the trade enabling us to offer competitive prices we are happy to work on vehicles supplied on a “free issue” basis.

We often install climate control systems which provide both heating and cooling. There are two main types: Roof mounted which as implied fits onto the roof and is ideal for most applications, trailers, vans or chassis cabs. Alternatively if roof mounting is for one reason or another not ideal then we can install an “under bench” system which is very compact and capable of fitting under seating or work tops.

We are only too happy to advise on this subject, which can be misunderstood. Incidentally we also encourage our clients to take into account the needs of the visually impaired along with those who may have hearing difficulties for whom the simple installation of a hearing loop can be most important.

The letters CPC in our context stand for Certificate of Professional Competence. Such a certificate needs to be obtained by any driver wanting to drive a vehicle or vehicle and trailer combination over 3500 kgs. You have to attend and pass a course of training to obtain this certificate.

Yes we can. We have extensive knowledge of the design and build of these vehicles and we can offer a full maintenance service.

If your vehicle is rated at more than 3500 kgs MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) also known as Gross Plated Weight, then your vehicle must be fitted with a tachograph (although there are a few exemptions) and the driver will require their own tachograph card (obtained from DVLA). The driver must also comply with driver working hours.

Sorry, but if the combined weight of vehicle and trailer exceed 3500 kgs you will need to install a tachograph in your 4×4.

Yes it is. There are various models and styles available but we would generally recommend a cassette toilet as the most practical. Naturally we would also incorporate handwash facilities alongside any toilet installation.

The letters IVA stand for Individual Vehicle Approval. In recent years the UK has signed up to some incredibly detailed regulations which are known as European Whole Vehicle Type Approvals. Under these regulations any individually built or bespoke trailer or vehicle build must be subjected to a physical inspection by an approved inspector. If passed the inspector provide an IVA which for a vehicle means that DVLA will then issue a Registration plate number. To drive or tow any vehicle or trailer without having obtained an IVA is an offence.

Yes. We will provide an IVA certificate for your vehicle or trailer as appropriate.

Event trailers restricted to a maximum gross weight (sometimes referred to as MAM or Maximum Authorised Mass) of 3500 kgs and this weight of trailer is limited to a maximum length of 7 metres and width of 2.55 metres although there is no limit on height. We do fit expanding pod and platforms that can increase floor space once on site.

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