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The roof we manufacture for the SWB T4 is a super-low, full length, side lifting design. The advantage of this roof is that it gives you eight feet of head height down the whole loading area of the van.

This means you can place your conversion in any position within the van and not feel cramped or claustrophobic.

Type 4 Van

Technical Info

The roof can be bought as a stand alone item or with our separate bed and strengthening system.

The strengthening system provides added safety over the cab area and longitudinal strength down both sides of the van.

The bed system is designed to provide maximum versatility. A simple three board sliding design allows you to position the bed where you want and stacks easily out of the way when travelling. It also offers you the choice to remove the bed-boards completely if they are not needed. This system provides full head height down the length of the van or extra storage space.

As our roof is a side lifting roof, the hinges and roof lock down clamps are fitted to the outside of the roof. Ask us to send you photos of these and any other details of the roof which you would like to see.

The roof can be colour coded in a wide choice of colours; a straight colour can be added to the gel coat of the fibre glass. (If you would like a metallic colour, please ring for details). The roof comes in VW Pastel White (VW L90D) as standard.

The canopy is made from 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 the roof (see extras page for colour range).

The lead time for delivery of this roof as a kit is 14 to 21 days. If you would like this roof supplied and fitted at our workshop, we would need your van for a week.

The roof can be supplied and fitted by ourselves but has also been designed as a diy kit and anybody, with a small amount of practical experience, should be able to fit this roof in a couple of days.

For prices, please click on the tab above.


Roof Type Roof Kit Delivery Bed platform and strengthening framework To fit in our workshop Bed Foam Cushion Covers Colour Coding
T4 £1600
(£1920 inc vat)
£1 per mile
(£1.20 inc vat)
(£480 inc vat)
(£780 inc vat)
(£120 inc vat)
(£240 inc vat)
From £60
(£72 inc vat)

The starting price for this roof is £1600 plus vat.

We supply the roof with:
canopy (in your choice of colour)
gas struts
front fibreglass spoiler
lockdown clamps
fibreglass roof
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.

The price for the bed platform and strengthening system is £400 plus vat. This includes:
Over cab strengthening framework
Longitudinal framework
Bed boards

The roof does not require the strengthening framework if you are not having the bed.

1 inch bed foam is available at a cost of £80 plus vat and we can make zipped cushion covers (available in a choice of colours) in a marine grade vinyl for £200 plus vat, or with piping for £220 plus vat.

Our standard headlining is a dark grey, velour type, foam backed fabric which lines the inside of the fibreglass roof 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.

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.

If you would like us to supply and fit the roof including bed and strengthening system, the price is £2650 plus vat.

You can purchase this product as a DIY kit for £1600 plus vat, or £2000 plus vat to include the bed platform and strengthening framework. Delivery is approx £1 plus vat per mile 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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