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Pop Top Roofs

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Our Pop Top Roofs

We are a family run campervan conversion company that specialises in pop top roof installations at our campervan conversion workshop in Leicestershire. We provide a full supply and fit poptop roof services for the full range of VW transporters. We are proud to be the approved and accredited Austop pop top roof fitters for the Midlands. After years of experience and customer feedback, we have selected Austops pop top roof manufacturers based on their advanced construction techniques and the high quality of both their pop top roofs and their customer service. If you are looking for more than a Pop top and need a Custom Campervan Conversion or to buy a Camper Conversion, we can help you out too.

Camper with pop up roof. Austops pop top roof has been installed

The Best Pop Tops Uk

We think that Austops make the best pop tops in the UK because they all come with: 

  • Marine grade fabric scenic canvases

  • TUV safety Pull test certificates (the highest grade of safety test for a pop top roof in the UK

  • Highlift rear hinges

  • 5 year warranties

  • Decades of experience supplying roofs across Europe

Austops pop top roofs

Why Turn Your Van into a Camper with a Pop up Roof

Adding a poptop roof to your van will not only add value, but it will also give you a huge amount more space and usability in your van. It will not only give you so much more headroom to allow you to stand up in your van, but it will also give you space for an additional double bed. A poptop will transform your van into a campervan.

On this page, you will find everything you need to know about high quality pop top roofs, from the type of Vans we work on, the type of roof options, prices, bed options, solar panels, roof bars and answers to all the common asked questions. Contact us today with details of your van and we will give you a full price and lead time quote.

Our Pop top roofs 

Pop top roof with 5 year warranty

5 Year manufacturer warranty

TUV pull tested pop top roof

TUV pull test approved

How are Pop top roof UK built

Advanced construction techniques

Pop top roof tent canvas marine fabric all weather

Marine Grade all weather scenic canvas as standard

Pop top roof in the Midlands

Decades of experiance

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Made in the UK

All of the pop top roofs we fit have the following:

Vans we can turn into pop top campers

Our team of pop top roof installation specialists install a range of different pop tops and turn a large range of SWB and LWB vans into pop top campers. Below is the full range of vans we do pop top conversion on at our workshop in Leicestershire.

VW Transporter T5/T5.1 pop top

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VW Transporter T6/T6.1 pop top

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VW Shuttles and Kombi pop tops

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How much will it cost to turn my van into a pop top campervan

We offer a range of pop top roofs with various prices and extras that will help you transform your van into a pop top campervan. The prices below are the standard supply and install costs. All of our pop top roofs come as standard with scenic marine weather canvas, reading lights in the pop top, gel coating in black or white, carpeting the underside of the pop top and a 5 year manufacturer's warranty included in the price. SWB Austops start from £3,300 whilst LWB pop top start from £3,740.

Pop top extras

  • Solid colours: If your campervan has a solid non-metallic colour then in most cases we can get the gel coat to match

  • Metalic colour coding: If your campervan has a metallic colour your roof will need to come in primer coat, then colour matched and spray painted

  • Carpeting framework: As standard, we carpet the roof ceiling. We can also carpet the metal framework into the top corner of your campervan and match the lining you currently have

  • 6 warm LED lights: If you require 6 LED spotlights to be added to the sides of the roof we can supply and install these.

  • Standard bed from gas struts: A standard bed frame includes two gas struts with a carpeted high-quality ply bed frame

  • Bi-fold bedframe and hatch: We make this out of high-quality Ply, piano hinges and 4 gas struts. This double hinged roof bed allows for greater height in the rear of your campervan.

  • Delux Sprung bedframe: Exclusively for the Austops pop top roofs this is the most comfy bed frame we have ever slept on in a campervan.

  • Mattress: We can supply 2.5com poptoproof mattresses to you that are designed to fit in the poptoproof once it is down.

  • 3 windowed all weather scenic canvas in a range of colours: This is a free upgrade to all of our pop top roof customers

Which is the right pop top roof for my van

We have spent years working with a range of VW campervan manufacturers and suppliers. With the poptop roof being the most vital part of any campervan conversion to get right we have worked hard to find our customers three companies that all meet our high standards and expectations. We have spent years working with a range of companies and finding the best poptop roofs in the UK so you don't have to. We like to give our customers a range of high quality poptop roofs to choose from and are always happy to jump on the phone with you to discuss the reasons we exclusively fit Austops pop top roofs over any other brand.

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Pop top roof bed options

We have a range of bed frames that you can have for your campervans new poptop roof. Give us a call to find out more about each option.

Standard pop top roof bed

Our standard poptop roof bed is made from high quality ply, carpeted and uses the same high grade gas status that the pop top roof uses. This bed is 6ft 6 inches long and suitable to have over 180 kg of weight on it whilst sleeping. This is the ideal option for your average height person. Don't let the entry level of this bed put you off, due to its simple mechanism and its price point, the majority of campervans have this style of bed.

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Bi-fold pop top roof bed

Our Bi-Fold Bed option takes the poptop roof bed a step further. We added an extra hinge point and a second set of gas struts. This enables the bed to double hinge when the pop top roof is open, creating evening more head space and headroom. The Bi-fold bed is perfect for those of you who are a little taller and want to maximise the headroom in your campervans when the pop top is up. The Bi-fold roof bed does have a slightly more complex mechanism than the standard pop top roof bed but is still simple and easy to use.

Pop Top roof Bi-fold pop top bed

Deluxe sprung pop top roof bed

The Austops Deluxe bed frame is a real game changer when it comes to pop top beds. With their unique slatted and spring system, they have created the comfiest pop top roof bed on the market. This is perfect for those who need or want that extra level of comfort. It sits the same as the standard bedframe with a simple single hinged system, but the comfort is next level. You can contact us here and we will get in touch about our pop top bed options.

Deluxe pop top roof bed

Pop top canvas colour options

We have a huge range of different colour options for your tent canvas. All of the tent canvases on our pop tops are made from all weather marine fabric. this makes them tough, durable and suitable for wet weather. Take a look and let us know which colour works best for your pop top canvas.

Pop top roof solar panels

Adding Solar panels to your pop top roof is a must if you are planning to take your camper for off-grid camping and wild camping trips. We are able to offer a range of solar panels to suit your power needs. The standard fit-out we do uses 120w flexi solar panels and a Bluetooth smart charger system. These can be fitted directly to your poptop without adding more than a few mm of height to your campervan. They start from £650 inc VAT fitted. Contact us to find out more about our pop top roof solar installation works best for your pop top canvas. Contact us here to discuss Solar panel options.

Pop top roof solar panels

Pop top roof bars and roof boxes

Whether you have a VW transporter pop top If you need extra space to store your gear when going on camping trips you might want to consider adding a set of roof rails to your poptop roof. These help you add roof bars and roof boxes to your campervans poptop roof. Starting from £250 you have a range of options to choose from on all of our Austops poptop roofs. Contact us here to discuss our roof bars options.

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FAQ's about Pop top roofs

How can I find a pop top roof fitter?

Finding a pop top fitter near you can be a real challenge. Bearwood Campers are based just off J21 of the M1 and have been helping people searching for pop top fitters from not only all over the midlands but also much further afield. Give us a call today and we can see if we can help you with a new pop top.

How does a VW pop top roof installation work?

At Bearwood Campers, we aim to make your VW pop top roof installation as simple and enjoyable as possible. Once you contact us on the form below one of our VW pop top installation specialists will get in touch. We will discuss the range of pop tops, the canvas and pop top colour options, costs and work out which is the best pop top roof for you. Once booked in you either drop your van at our workshop in Leicestershire and our VW pop top roof installation specialists get to work. The next day you either pick up your newly transformed campervan complete with its new pop top. We run through how it all works and make sure you are happy with everything. Then it's time for you to go out and enjoy all the extra headroom and extra bed in your Campervan.


How long does a VW Pop Top roof conversion take?

Each VW campervan pop top roof installers have their own theory on how long it can take. At Bearwood Campers we like to take two days to do our Pop top roof installs, this ensures all adhesives to fully cured. Just contact us and we can work out what is best for you.


How much does VW campervan pop top roof installation cost?

We have a range of pop top roofs and options for you to choose from. The starting price is £3,300 including VAT, Just ask when one of our team contacts you.

What are the best tents on VW pop top roofs?

There is a large range of different tents and canvases for VW Campervan pop top roofs. We think that the best way to go is to get a Scenic canvas made from marina grade all weather fabric. That way you get the best levels of protection from the elements whilst also having the three windows and the ability to fully unzip the bottom of your pop top tent, perfect for sitting on the bed to watch the sunset.


What colour canvas and tents can I have on my VW pop top roof?

Austops has a huge range of different colours that you can have for your tent. You can see the range of colour options above.

What colour can my VW pop top roof be?

As standard our pop roofs come in either White or Black gloss gel coat. However, you can get a solid colour gel coat or we can paint your pop top in a range of metallic colours. Just contact the team to find out more.


How does a pop top roof work?

These roofs are designed to be simple to use. All of our pop top roofs work on hydraulic gas struts and the majority work with a strap system to open, close and fix the poptop down. One of our pop top roof installation specialists will run through how to use your pop top roof before the pop top installation and again upon collection/ delivery of your newly installed Austops pop top. 


Can I have solar on my pop top?

Yes, you can have solar panels on your campervans poptop roof. We offer a range of different solar options that can be attached to your campervans new poptop roof. The most popular campervan solar set up is a 120W flexi solar panel with a Victron blue tooth smart charger linked to your battery.


Can I have roof bars and roof box on my poptop?

Yes, you can have roof bars for a roof box on your campervans poptop roof. We offer a range of pop top roofs each with a different load rating. All of our poptop roofs can have roof bars attached. Just get in touch and we can talk about getting the right rails on the right pop top for you.

What are the poptop bed options?

There is a range of different types of poptop roof beds you can choose from. The standard poptop bed comes as one piece of high quality carpeted ply that is raised using the same high spec gas struts used on the poptop roof. You can upgrade to a Bi-fold bed frame to give you even more head space. In all Austops poptops you can upgrade further to their deluxe poptop bed, complete with pocket springs. Just contact us for more information.


What colour can my pop top roof canvas be?

All of our poptop roof canvas and tents come in a range of colours. You can check out the different options above or just contact us to find out more.


Do pop top roofs leak?

High quality poptops that are TUV pull tested such as AustopsPoptop roofs installed by accredited and approved fitters like Bearwood Campers should never leak. We have many years of experience fitting and installing poptops to VW’s with no issues of leaking due to the quality of our poptops and our experienced installation team.


Are pop top roofs insulated?

Yes. All of our Austops poptop roofs are insulated.

Are pop top roofs noisy?

Not if they are installed correctly and closed fully. No matter if you have an Austops pop top roof installed our team will show you how to close your poptop correctly to reduce noise so that you have a quiet ride in your new camper with a pop up roof.


Can I fit a mattress in my poptop?

Yes. You can fit a mattress into all of our Austops pop top roofs whilst they are closed. We can supply you with a mattress or you can buy your own. Just make sure it is not thicker than 2.5cm.


How to secure pop top roof?

You secure your poptop roof using a strap and catch system. All of our Austops poptop roofs use this system.

How to close pop top roof?

You Close your pop top roof by taking hold of the straps and pulling them down until the roof is holding itself on the gas struts. Then you tuck in the canvas of your poptop roof tent so that it doesn't get caught in the final closing stage. Then you fully close the roof and pull the straps through the dog clips. Make sure that there is no slack at all behind the dog clip before driving away.


What types of pop top roof are there?

There is a huge range of pop top roofs in the marketplace. After many years of experience installing and reviewing a range of poptop roofs, we have settled on installing Austops pop top roofs. This is based on the excellent poptops these companies manufacture. Their attention to detail, quality and safety. All of these poptop roofs come with 5 year warranties, are low profile, TUV pull tested (the highest level of safety test in the EU) and are excellent quality. 


Where are you based?

Our workshop is based in Leicestershire. So if you are looking for a Poptop roof in Leicester, a Poptop in Leicestershire or a Poptop installation in the Midlands we can help you out. We have people bring their vans from Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry, Sheffield, Northampton and as far as Manchester to have one of our pop top roof specialists install their new poptop roof.


Poptop roof companies in the UK?

We install poptop roofs for people from the Midlands, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and beyond. Our workshop is situated only 3 minutes from the M1/M69 junction 21 and is easy to get to by road or train.

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