Well that was a nice and easy job!
OK, the first part was – getting the headlining out was simple – see video – easy to do. Getting it back was fine, just a tip not in video – when putting the lower shelf in, you need to squeeze the middle uprights to let it past, and the metal bracket goes “into” the shelf, and a nice clunk as it goes over the clip.
The bad parts though, ARGH!!! The idea of creating the bendy battens and insulating was great. But it should’ve stayed at the idea stage. The cellotex just was a bad idea. Buying 12mm closed cell insulation (high temp self adhesive) from vandalize was a great idea! That fitted well.
The main issues we had were:-
- The van front is curved up/down, but its also curved outward. So if the battens are identical thickness, the inner ones are further away. We got around this – but in hindsight, use a straight edge across all battens to get a standard depth otherwise the ply has nothing to screw on
- Fatigue… After 4 days, the end infills could’ve been better. Think I was knackered. could to better, and will later on. Needed to get this done and should’ve taken a bit more time.
Thats it really, if I knew the above and whats in the video before I started I’d have saved a couple of days effort and a fair few ££££ in redoing stuff. Good job bin day is tomorrow.
Overall happy, as we know the “poor bits” will be out of sight when the ceiling and cupboards are built, but equally I know we could’ve done a bit better.