Established over 30 years, Heritage Parts Centre is committed to supplying the very best parts to owners of VW and Porsche vehicles. (You may know us better as VW Heritage – we changed our logo and name slightly in March 2018).
Our partnership with VW Classic Parts gives us access to over 40,000 obsolete and rare genuine parts – so that elusive Volkswagen part may only be a phone call away!
Home to the Heretics meets, we welcome over 200 VW and Porsche enthusiasts to our Warehouse in Shoreham-by-Sea through the summer months, for a Thursday evening pop-up-car show like no other.
Why choose Van-Tech? Well, apart from a vast amount of choice of van accessories right at your fingertips,
we also offer some of the best products available at competitive prices, order them online and have them delivered
directly to your home or alternatively you can arrange to have most of our products fitted at one of our fitting
centres in the West Midlands.
Van-tech was established over 5 years ago and we sell a huge range of accessories for
Volkswagen Transporter Vans as well as many other makes and models. At Van-Tech we source the best quality products
available from home and abroad many of our side bars are now manufactured in the UK.
We are passionate about vans and retail our products at all of the large VW Shows over the country and we are
attending over 30 shows this year so check our calendar of events on website to see where
Van-Tech will be next!!
Established in 2001 Banwy are well known throughout the commercial vehicle and Volkswagen Community.
We pride ourselves in being the largest Independent VW Specialist in the UK with the most extensive parts database.
Supplying Trade & Retail Customers in UK.
Banwy the authorised reseller in the UK of SCA Roofs. We offer an unrivaled sevice for trade and retail customers.
SCA produce German Engineered Elevating Roofs. Complete with reinforcing and type approval for all models.
We do not just sell roofs, we offer support and training to ensure products are fitted to the best standard.
Coming from a bodyshop background we have the skills required to fit elevating roofs properly. We don’t do camper interiors,
we are structural engineers so we concentrate on making sure your vehicle is structurally sound and as safe as possible.
We only fit TUV approved roofs of which SCA is one of the only two available.
We are unique in that we are not an interior camper convertor. This means we are not a threat to traders, so they are comfortable
buying from someone who is there to support them rather than compete against them.
Normal stock holding is 60 + roofs, available for UK delivery or collection.
RIB SEAT / BED
Banwy is a leading distributor of RIB products for trade and retail in the UK.
Using the same model that we apply to SCA products we supply RIB Seat/bed products throughout the UK.
The Rib Seat/Bed is the complimentary product that every conversion needs with a SCA Roof.
Offering beds off the shelf in a variety of widths and fabrics.
Normal stock holding is over 60 + beds, available for UK delivery or collection.
Alan Schofield has been making replacement parts for split screen vans for over twenty five years. His first Split led him into the underworld of the Volkswagen enthusiast, real people who owned a camper van so they could go on family holidays and travel.
When the MOT came round, his first split, BJA 970B, failed on sills, inner wheel arch, battery tray and lower front inner and outer panels. So Alan used his many years experience as a panel beater to cut out the rust, and using what was left of the original panels fabricate good replacements.
At the Stockport and District VW owners club meeting, another member had a similar problem with his bus, Alan showed him what he’d done and was asked if he could make the panels needed to keep their beloved on the road for just a bit longer. The rest, as the cliché goes, is history.
Back in the old days Alan, his wife Stephanie and their three sons would go to the VW shows in their 23 Window Samba, which has been with the family since 1987 and was featured in the 5th edition of Volksworld magazine. They would spread out a blue sheet, and on it would be his hand-made panels, by lunch time he would be sold out and have taken many orders, as well as securing a list of people who wanted their van restoring. So Classic Volkswagen Restoration was born.
From those first shows at Stanford Hall, VW Action (then at the Royal Showground Stoneleigh), Dubfreeze, BVF, VW Northwest at Tatton Park and Vanfest, Alan realised that his panels would be in demand.
Through the Split Screen Van Club (Alan is member 240) more and more people were contacting him for advice and to request a particular panel or rubber seal for the windows and doors. Alan always carried at least three photograph albums of his own restoration projects and these were used to explain parts and fitting.
Soon many many parts and seals were developed. These parts and photographs were added to the broken down illustrations of each van which helped immensely with the task of identification and understanding. The development of these catalogues was undertaken by Alan’s eldest son Peter. In 2012 Schofields sent a brand new website live. it doesn’t have the exploded diagrams on most of the parts, but it did make it a lot easier to order parts and see the pictures of what you’re ordering.
Within a few years of starting the restoration business, Alan realised that there simply wasn’t enough time to restore vans and make the panels enthusiasts had ordered, even with several employees including middle son Steve, who at the time was a mechanic at a VW Audi main dealer near Manchester.
Even after extending the 60ft garage to the rear of their family home the business still needed more space and family discussions would go late into the night about whether this “VW scene” was going to last and whether it would be worth moving to a bigger premises. About this time a friend of youngest son Stuart showed an interest, Alan, showed him the workshop, and then passed him a pair of tin snips. He clearly had the skill and Rick soon became a full time member of the Schofield team.
By the end of the 1990s you could identify Alan’s trade plot by the familiar sight of a full mock up of a Split and Bay window van made purely from replacement panels and genuine Volkswagen panels (N.O.S) and replacement seals. The company was developing a website helped along by the youngest of his three sons, Stuart, the parts catalogues were becoming more and more comprehensive, a Family business in the true sense of the word.
Today, A H Schofield simply manufactures and supplies the metal and pretty much everything else. They strive to stock the best quality possible including Genuine VW panels and seals, as well as Brazilian, German and American reproductions, so you can repair your van, more importantly; they provide advice on the best way to fit them, based on years of experience. Their new company slogan is “Buy it, Fit Drive it” which pretty much says it all.
Not only do they supply customers direct, but ship parts World Wide including Europe, America, and Australia and as far as the Falkland Isles.
Alan and the team have always prided themselves on the personal touch and to that end ensure that whoever calls is given the help and advice needed to keep their pride and joy on the road. The Schofields workforce now includes: Alan, Rick, Dan, Big Dan, Ste, The other Ste, Pete, Martin, Kieran, Bill, Ben, Eric and Teresa. The demand for more parts means more work & the team keep growing all the time.
As you look around the workshop you can see folders, guillotines, spot welders, press and CNC machines and all manner of templates and jigs which are used to produce the panels. Many of the parts supplied by Alan Schofield’s are the best you can get, but as we all know, some of the pattern parts out there are not exactly perfect. “We have always tried to provide good fitting panels, that’s why in the early days I spent a large amount of time sourcing N.O.S panels, we use these as templates to make exact, or better replicas” We now stock a huge amount of Wolfsburg West panels too, all of which are superb quality. Luckily that saves us every having to tool up ourselves to manufacture certain parts.
Not only do they make their own, but like most other parts retailers, sell mass produced panels and as Alan explains some need modifying. “…for example if there are certain parts not up to standard but we do not produce them in house, we will do our best to improve them as best we can. Like the early bay inner step repairs. The holes have been put in the wrong position, so we will make a plate with the new holes and fit the captive nuts for the bumper steps, and then spot weld to the panel to improve it, which no other company currently does.
It is clear that Alan and Rick’s experience of working on the vehicles has given them the knowledge, and they understand that at the heart of the VW scene are enthusiasts that want to do the work themselves “That’s how it all came about, we want people to buy our panels and rubbers with the knowledge that they are right and if we can advise and help them out with the fitting then that’s a bonus.” As Alan says “the fact that right hand drive vans are becoming thin on the ground means that more enthusiasts are prepared to repair a really corroded vehicle, we are currently developing a easy way to convert our left hand drive (LHD) full cargo floor panels to RHD. Due to customer demand for special orders we are constantly developing our range of panels.”
Alan Schofield is now an established name on the VW scene, some say he’s a fanatic, others say he is a visionary, but what Alan H Schofield stands for is the family side of the VW scene. “My aim has always been to help people keep their campers on the road, it’s become a way of life now, we are all enthusiast here and love the VW scene, we look forward to the shows and have a great time putting a face to the folks on the end of the telephone, and it’s great when we have the chance to check out a van that’s been put back on the road because we’ve supplied the panels.”
“I honestly didn’t think the VW scene would last this long, it’s been brilliant, but we wouldn’t be here today if wasn’t for the customers and I would like to say thanks to them all, We have made many good friends through the Volkswagen scene, it’s part of our lives, so thanks and see you at the next show”
Quality parts for your Classic VW’s upkeep and restoration.
Based in Hailsham, East Sussex. Down on the South Coast.
The founder of Buttys Bits – Simon Butland has always had a passion for VW`s, he started by designing and replacing parts on his own vehicles. Then spotted a distinct gap in the market for a better quality replacement part when his friends were asking for the same parts.
Buttys Bits was born in 2012.
Address: Unit 8 - 9 Hillcrest Business park,, Dudley
At Starlight Campers we create bespoke Camper conversions and amazing interior living spaces from vans. We also sell Campervan Parts online. See the Conversion Process
VW Camper Conversions West Midlands, Camper Van Hire, T2 T25 T4 T5 T6 Splitscreen VW Camper Interiors, Campervan Parts Online.
We offer custom built full camper conversions for all types of vans Panel Vans, split screen, VW T2, T25, T4, T5 and the new T6 Transporters, Kombi Conversions and also Citroen, Mercedes, Ford, Mazda and the Nissan Elgrand models. Plus a few others!
VW Camper Van Conversions
Starlight Campers can source a suitable van and convert it for you; new, nearly new or used or we can convert your VW Van with a wide choice of layouts, equipment and designs for the New VW T6, VW T5, T4, T25, T2, Kombi Conversions and Split Screen models that will cater all your families needs and requirements.
Hand Built in the West Midlands and fully guaranteed, all of our work is carried out by our highly skilled, experienced craftsman, to the highest levels of detail and finish that is possible.To meet the highest safety standards we only install European Type Approved Equipment for your peace of mind, as standard on all our conversions, of both new van and used van conversions. Visit our website and read our Conversion Process for a step by step guide to your new campervan.
Address: Unit 1, Stapeley Manor, Long Lane, Odiham, Hampshire, UK RG29 1JE, Odiham
At Just Kampers we are with you every step of the way on your VW’s journey. From restoration and servicing to insuring and customising, we’ve built up the experience and reputation over 26 years needed to make us your 1st choice for all things VW
PopTop Roofs is a major UK supplier of campervan roofs, campervan beds and campervans
Originally our business concentrated on the moulding, supply and fitting of GRP Roof lights / Skylights for projects of all shapes and sizes throughout the UK and as with all growing businesses we began to look at new markets and opportunities for our skills and expertise.
Through personal knowledge and interest in campervans we established that there were no significant manufacturers of campervan roofs in the UK as many roofs were imported from Germany. With plenty of effort and testing we produced our own moulds and we started to produce a range of campervan roofs for VW campervans.
Due to persistence, hard work and attention to details we swiftly began to make inroads into the UK roof market and our roof range has now extended to include a wide range of manufacturers vans. You can check out our full selection of campervan roofs at www.poptoproofs.co.uk and our new range of super hi lifting and low profile roofs at www.streamline-campervan-roofs.co.uk
As our manufacturing expanded we decided to introduce a range of complimentary campervan beds which began to sell well within our growing customer base. The same care, attention to detail and after sales support that had made our roofs so popular within the campervan conversion industry meant that our seat beds were extremely well received and we soon became a UK leading manufacturer of both campervan roofs and seat beds.
As we already manufacture two of the key elements of a campervan conversion, the elevating campervan roof and rock/roll seat beds, we decided to start converting and selling our own stock of vehicles. We have offered a roof and seat bed installation service for many years so adding in the other elements of a conversion has been a relatively straight forward process. Taking our core values of quality, attention to details and great service to its ultimate conclusion in the campervan market we now provide everything from elevating roofs all the way through to full campervan conversions.
Testing and safety have always been high on our list of priorities and many of our beds and roofs frames have been stress tested under simulated impact conditions in line with EC Directive 76/115/EEC. Watch some of our bed/frame testing videos.
PopTop Roofs is a major UK supplier of campervan roofs, campervan beds and campervans and we have several websites outlining the range of related products we sell that may be of interest to you including our new streamline Hilo Campervan Roofs
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