FAQs K9 grooming van conversions
What makes your conversions so special?
Not only do K9 have a dedicated factory to build our products, we have many years’ experience of actual mobile grooming. We have used that experience to perfect the design and layout of our conversions to offer you a van that is quite simply, a great place to work! Every aspect of the interior design is based around giving you a comfortable work environment, which in turn improves your productivity and ultimately your profit.
Can I design my own layout?
Yes. We offer bespoke conversions as well as our standard layouts. We can advise you on whether any changes are suitable but ultimately, we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
We have a range of options to suits your needs and to personalise your conversion. Please see the ‘options’ page for details.
Which van type is best?
Our conversions can be fitted to any new or used van. Please consider the following: Your van will be your ‘office’ for the working week so we recommend a long wheel base, high roof van to allow enough space for the conversion and to give you ample space to work in. A medium wheel base can be used but remember this will reduce your office size! Some customers like to opt for the smallest van available for ease or use but a cramped workspace is an unproductive one.
We recommend a Citroen Relay (same as the Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato) or the Ford Transit.
I’ve no idea where to start in searching for a van.
No problem...start with us! We have a good relationship with our local new and used van dealers who know what we need for a grooming van conversion. We offer a free van finding service to take the pressure off you. Just let us know any requirements like van type and budget and we can give you a list of vans to choose from. Of course you are welcome to source your own van and we recommend a minimum budget of £8000 + vat for your van.
Why should I choose a K9 conversion over competitors?
When you commission us to build your conversion you can be assured that every aspect has been tried and tested over many years of grooming experience to ensure the best possible ergonomic, functional, safe, and comfortable working environment. We also are very proud of our exceptionally high build standards and the 'look and feel’ of our conversions.
Our K9 Professional conversion is Europes most comprehensive mobile grooming van conversion available. It is far more than just a table and bath screwed to the floor.
It is ergonomically well desisgned, easy to work in, uses the highest quality components and is built to last.
This is a brief overview of the conversion process.
Firstly we strip the old lining out back to a bare metal shell. Then in goes all of the electrical cabling in conduit so it’s hidden and not in trunking stuck to the wall. After that we fit our 'K9 Warmline' lining, our unique lining that is insulated, 100% waterproof, easy to clean with a gloss finish. This is a key feature of our conversions and a critical point of difference between us and our competitors. Next goes the rear bulkhead wall to separate the plant room from the salon, followed by the Hydrobath in its custom housing. All the services are then installed like the water tanks, pumps and pipework etc. and in go the LED lights, water proof sockets, switches, controls, skylight and any options like roof mounted AC, music, generator and dryers. Finally the conversion is put through vigorous and extensive testing before being released to the customer with a full instructional handover.
Many of our features are not even visible in the finished conversion but you can rest assured that there are no corners cut in our build and that’s the difference with K9...a trusted brand that is Europe’s leading grooming van convertor.
Whats the next step? Get in touch. Give us a call to arrange a visit to our factory to have a demonstration of a Hydrobath or a tour around a conversion. And don’t forget, costs involved with setting up your business, like travel to visit our factory are tax deductible!