type 25

The roof we manufacture for the T25 is based on the later Westfalia Roof that was fitted to 1985 VW campervans onwards, but will fit on all T25s from 1980. It is a three-quarter length, front lifting, rear hinged roof that runs from the back gutter to the front doors. Over the cab area is a separate fibre glass luggage rack.

Our roof has the same look, feel and dimensions of the original. We fit a 46 inch x 6 foot bed into the roof. The bed can be folded away when the roof is elevated. Once the roof is fitted the height of your van will be approximately 2 metres (although vans themselves do vary in height). Our roof is easier to raise and lower than the original Westfalia as we use external gas struts and hinges.

Type 25 Van

Technical Info

The hole we cut in the steel roof of your van is approximately four feet by four feet and runs between the front and middle cross members. As no cross members are removed, the roof does not need any additional strengthening. We supply a plywood framework that is fitted around the cut hole. This enables the area to be trimmed.

The hinges are designed to lift the front of the roof by 43 inches and the back of the roof by 10 inches. These and the gas struts are fixed outside of the canopy to prevent any possible leak problems.

The fibre glass top comes as standard in VW Pastel White L90D. We can supply the roof colour coded from £100 (metallic colours cost more). Straight colours are added to the gel coat of the fibre glass. The canopy is a modern acrylic coated sail canvas that is available in a variety of colours (see the extras page to chose your colour). The material is impregnation coated, 100% polyester, abrasion, mildew and ultra-violet resistant and is produced with a clear seal coat to provide a high degree of water resistance. The choice of canopy colour is included in the price of your roof (see extras page to see the colours available).

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Roof Type Roof Kit Delivery Supplied and fitted as replacement roof Supplied and fitted to a tin top van Colour Coding Bed Foam Choice of cushion covers
Type 25 Westy Type Roof £1950 (£2340 inc vat) £1 per mile (£1.20 inc vat) £2800
(£3360 inc vat)
(£3180 inc vat)
From £100
(£120 inc vat)
£80 (£96 inc vat) From £200 (£240 inc vat)

The price of our roof includes all strengthening frameworks, your choice of canopy colour and both covered bed boards for the bed platform.

The roof is supplied with:
canopy (in your choice of colour)
gas struts
strengthening frameworks
fibreglass luggage rack
covered bed boards
fibreglass roof
all locking straps
all nuts, bolts, pop rivets, etc
Comprehensive fitting instructions (if purchased as a kit)

When supplied as a kit, the roof comes with headlining, gas struts, hinges, handles, seals, locking straps and canopy already fitted. The only thing you should need to buy is a tube of silicone sealant.

To supply and fit one of our roofs to a steel roofed panel van or mini bus is £2650 plus vat.

To supply and fit our roof to a van already fitted with a fibreglass pop top is £2800 plus vat. This extra cost is to remove and dispose of your old fibreglass roof.

The price does not include the 2 inch foam you may need for the bed and any covering you may require for this foam. We can supply the foam for £80 plus vat. We can also arrange for covers to the foam to be made. This will take longer than a week, and we will post the covers to you. Zipped cushion covers, in your choice of colour (made in marine grade vinyl) cost £200 plus vat whilst zipped cushion covers with piping cost £220 plus vat.

Our standard headlining is a dark grey, velour type, foam backed fabric which lines the inside of the fibreglass roof, covers the framework and the bed boards. We can now offer the choice of a coloured foam backed vinyl headlining. This comes in a choice of 24 colours and the cost is £100 plus vat. This material is a marine grade vinyl that is easy to clean, antibacterial and mildew resistant. Contact us for swatches.

We now offer the option of 2 side windows, in addition to the front window, in the Westy style canopy. These will be supplied flyscreened, with velcro flaps for £30 plus vat extra per window.

The lead time for the roof it roughly 3 weeks. For fitting, we will require your van for a week, and customers usually bring their van down on a Friday or Saturday, and collect the following Friday or Saturday. For an extra £200 plus vat, we can now offer a one day fitting service. Your van would have to be with us no later than 09.00 am and would be ready to collect at 17.30 pm. This service can only be provided for tin top vans or where you have removed your existing roof. Please ring Pete to talk through this service.

You can purchase this product as a DIY kit. The price is £1950 plus vat plus carriage (approx £1 per mile plus vat from our workshop). Alternatively, you can arrange your own transportation.

Our roofs are all manufactured in England.


We ship our roofs across the world and can provide you with a quote to your local port or, if you are in Europe, door to door. Please visit our extras page to get an example price for shipping to your country.


If you are based outside the UK, you may not have to pay this tax - please visit our extras page for an explanation of how this tax is charged in Europe.

No vat is payable if you are based outside the European Union. Please visit our extras page for more details on Vat.

There is a charge of 1.7% for roof purchases made with credit cards. There is no charge for debit cards.

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