Type 4

T4 super low profile, full length, side lifting elevating roof, offering 243cm of internal roof height down the whole loading area of the van, and a 183cm x 114cm bed platform

The T4 SWB roof we manufacture is side lifting and full length, giving you 8 feet of head height down the whole loading area of the van and the option of a 183cm x 114cm bed platform, which can be folded away during the day. You can then place your conversion in any position within the van and not feel cramped or claustrophobic.

Top features

  • Can be purchased as a standalone item or with our separate bed and strengthening system (bed platform is 183cm x 114cm)
  • Choice of 18 canopy colours included in the price, in marine grade Odyssey fabric, with many options for the PVC canopy top colour
  • Or optional extra of thicker Sauleda fabric available in a choice of 50 colours
  • Headlining available in a choice of 9 colours in a marine grade vinyl (optional extra)
  • 5cm bed foam and bedding can be stored in the roof when it is closed
  • Fibreglass shell can be colour coded to any colour of your choice
  • Roof rack system (to carry surfboards for example) can be supplied as an extra
  • All hinges, clamps, lock-out bars, nuts and bolts are 316 marine grade stainless steel
  • Available as a DIY kit, or can be fitted by ourselves or at any good garage (see our fitters list for garages who have previously fitted our roofs)

Will this fit my van?

This roof will fit any SWB or LWB tin top van. It can also be supplied to fit a Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive van.

Placing an order

We ask for a £500 deposit to begin production of your roof and the balance is due when the roof is ready to collect or to be delivered or shipped.

We can take payment over the phone with a debit card, but we do not take credit cards. Alternatively you can pay through bank transfer.


T4 Pop Top Elevating Roof

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Technical information

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what comes with the roof

  • Canopy (with your choice of colour and windows)
  • Seals
  • Gas struts
  • Headlining
  • Powder coated strengthening framework
  • Trimming framework
  • Fibreglass luggage rack
  • Covered bed boards (if bed platform and strengthening framework purchased)
  • Hinges
  • Fibreglass roof
  • Handles, cleats, locking straps, nuts, bolts etc
  • Comprehensive fitting instructions

DIY kit

The T4 Pop Top roof comes as a kit which would take a practical DIYer 3 days to fit.

If you are having it supplied as a kit, it comes fully assembled, with headlining, gas struts, hinges, handles, seals, locking straps, and canopy already fitted. We supply everything down to nuts, bolts, pop rivets, etc. The only thing you should need to buy is a tube of silicone sealant.

The kit also comes with comprehensive fitting instructions, and us at the end of the phone if you have any queries.

Simon, our man with a van, can deliver a roof to you anywhere in the UK for £1.65 per mile plus vat (so if you live 100 miles away, the cost is £165 plus vat).

If you would like a quote for international shipping or haulage, please contact us.

one day fit

This is not available for the T4 roof.

fitting option

For fitting - we can either do this for you, or we can suggest a number of fitters in the UK and abroad. Any good garage should be able to do this for you too. We supply comprehensive fitting instructions, with us at the end of the phone if you have any queries.

For fitting in our workshop, we ask to have your van for a week and customers usually bring their van down on a Friday or Saturday and collect the following Friday or Saturday. Thinking of holidaying whilst you are in Devon? We can fit your VW T4 Pop Top roof in a shorter timescale if your van and current roof meet certain criteria. Email support@spaceroofs.co.uk

framework & strengthening

A pressed 1mm powder coated panel is fitted down both sides of the cut hole to add longitudinal strength and support the bed framework. If you are having the bed system, an overhead cab strengthening stretcher is used to reinforce the cab area of the van.


The hinges and framework lift the side of the roof so you are left with over 8ft of head space along the loading length of the van. Once the roof is fitted to your van, it adds approx 10cm to the height of your van.

Ready to create space in your Volkswagen camper?

We'd love to have a chat and talk through the options with you!

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