Invest in your van

If you’re a tradesman with a van that you use for work then you might be thinking about ways to get the most out of your investment and improving the way you work. If you want to maintain the condition and value of your van then you should think about protecting it from the inside. Why would you need to ply-line your van?

Fitting plywood to the inside of the van will add value to it in the long term and will help protect the interior especially if you carry a lot of heavy equipment and tools for your work. Ply-lining will protect against scratches, scuffs and dents. It will also help to prevent rust from forming. The amount of plywood and the thickness will be determined by what trade you’re in and how much equipment is carried. Plywood will add some weight to the overall van so bear this in mind when thinkign about the total weight of your load.

Opening up your van in front of clients will make you proud as you display a professional and organised van, fitted out with ply-lining and storage compartments. Your vehicle will also be protected from bumps and scratches that could occur during transit. This will also add value to your vehicle should you wish to sell on at a later date. For information about Plylining your van, visit

Invest in your van

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There is no doubt that ply lining offers a solution to the daily wear and tear that vans can go through and it increases the van’s durability by protecting costly body panels and in turn increasing the van’s life and value. It is often underrated in it’s ability to offer vehicle protection. Large fleet companies and leasing firms will appreciate the benefit of protecting the van from the damage caused by shifting loads. Investing in a good quality ply lining set will ensure that you won’t get stuck replacing it several times and can rest easy knowing that it’s doing the job it is intended to do.

Choosing a cheaper wood might mean that there are core gaps where moisture can seep in and causes the board to deteriorate and break down so you need to make sure you are choosing a plywood that has undergone strict manufacturing processes. A good wood should easily last the lifetime of the van. Ply lining kits are made with a CNC router to ensure that panels are cut precisely each time.

If you run your business from your van then it is probably your most important asset. Adding life and value to your asset makes good business sense and is well worth the investment. As well as ply lining, it is good practice to have regular services for your van to keep on top of any potential issues and prevent them from becoming big issues. It is also professional to keep your seats and upholstery as clean as possible and don’t let your cabin turn into a rubbish tip.

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