About Us

The Dub Hut Ltd. – Kent’s One Stop Van Conversion Centre.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for superb customer service and this, combined with our years of van conversion experience enable us to offer you high quality yet affordable ranges on all of our van conversion packages, whether you have a VW, Transit, Renault, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Toyota, Citroen or Fiat.

We are a family owned business, and we strongly believe we offer our customers straightforward and honest guidance which has earned us a superb reputation within the VW and Van Conversion Industry.

We are based just outside of Ashford, Kent TN26 2NR, where we have a fully stocked show room offering examples of the products we have for sale.  We are always undertaking conversion works, including pop tops etc. and you are always welcome into the workshop, to see how we operate and the quality of our works.

We also have a fully operational demonstration unit for Diesel heating systems of Webasto and Autoterm (formally known as Planar), solar and cooker/fridge facilities.  We will soon have a full hot water system available to try soon.

We are able to source van’s from our VW / Van specialists from around the U.K. – so if you are struggling to find the right van, just Contact Us

We are FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) approved and are therefore able to offer finance packages for all van’s purchased from The Dub Hut and for any conversion works you wish to have on finance.

We also work alongside Warrantywise with great rates and Warranty Packages on all of your vehicles for peace of mind when travelling around the U.K. and Europe.

We can offer a variety of bespoke conversion packages, so whatever you have in mind, we are able to work with you and your personal ideas.  We are working in association with Austops and WestDubs pop tops covering Kent and the South East. For these roofing systems we are able to offer Pop Tops in a variety of different canvas colours, including the popular Scenic Canvas Option which offers a complete open top area for those lovely summer evenings.

We are now also working with Stargaze and these rear elevating roofing systems are ideal for those customers who prefer the rear elevating pop top option.

We are always happy to meet our customers so why not pop in for a chat and of course a cup of tea – the kettle is always on !!

WestDubs Pop Top Transit Custom - The Dub Hut 2020
Yellow Scenic Canvas WestDubs Pop Top - The Dub Hut 2020
Dub Hut Conversion 2020

Meet The Team

Calum Chrystie – The Dub Hut Owner / Director

Calum is the Company Owner / Director, he began his career within the building industry and having owned a very successful building business has a good eye for customer service and attention to detail.

His passion has always been VW’s and Van Conversions and after many years of working on van’s at home, made the decision to set up The Dub Hut Van Conversion Centre ….. and here we are…..

In Calum’s spare time, he has lots of friends and is always out and about whether in one of his campers, (T4 or T6) his old 2.8i Old Spice Special Capri or on his motorbike.  


Maria Chrystie – Sales and Marketing – The Dub Hut

 With many years of Sales and Marketing experience, Maria works in the offices at The Dub Hut, liaising with customers and planning  conversions and everything else in between.

Working on business development and customer service, Maria prides herself in ensuring all of her customers are all offered the same professional treatment and services.

In her spare time, Maria continues to compete her horse on a regular basis, and is always followed around home and work by her two dogs (Vinnie and Ollie).   Again, she enjoys to be with friends and family and is always the last one to leave a party !!! 


Andy Abel – Workshop Manager

Andy has worked with Calum within the building industry for many years and has now trained and specialises in camper van electrical works.

Therefore, Andy undertakes all of our electrical / gas works here at The Dub Hut.  He also has a camper, which he is currently updating (nicknamed Christine for all the wrong reasons !!!)

Personally,  Andy enjoys being out on his mountain bike, but also out in his camper and his motorbike.  He also enjoys spending time with his friends, family and his beautiful two grand daughters.


Mac Chrystie – CNC Manager

Mac joined the family business from the start and has learnt the business through hands on experience.

Mac has undertaken extensive training and is now our CNC Manager and has designed our new kitchen range, which will be set in production shortly.  He has also been producing all the ply lining for all the van’s we have here and of course, the VW logo’s ready for carpet lining.

In his spare time, Mac likes to be out driving and searching for the next fast car to buy !


Mark Usher – The Screen Saver Ltd. 

Mark works alongside the team and repairs and replaces the Windscreens as and when required.  He has more than 35 years experience on windscreen fitting and is mobile or has an area within our workshop to undertake repairs and replacements.

In Mark’s spare time, he enjoys watching TV (maybe a little too much), socialising with family and friends and again, enjoying his motorbike and camper.  



Andrew Baker – Gas Safe / Habitation Engineer

Andrew works with us and undertakes all of our gas safe / Habitation Certifications.  He has many years experience in working on motorhomes, caravans and campers alike offering our customers a years certificate for your insurance companies and more importantly to ensure your camper is gas safe for all of your adventures.

Andrew has worked with us since the start of The Dub Hut and enjoys his regular coffee and of course cake.

Another motorbike man, Andrew has a few motorbikes and enjoys spending time out and about exploring the U.K. and Europe.

We love having Andrew here, he can always guarantee to make you laugh and offer one of his hilarious stories.

Alison Luckhurst – Office Administration

Alison (Ali) is part of the office team to keep the office running in a smooth and efficient manner.

Ali works part time and can often be seen organising the workshop guys alongside chasing suppliers during this horrible period of Covid, where all of our manufacturer’s continue to struggle to keep on top of trade deliveries.

In Ali’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Rob and her two children, and especially loves her time with her grandson Theo.


Cassie Agur – Office Administration

Cassie (Cas) has now joined the office team on a part time basis and is working alongside Ali with all office duties and keeping track on orders and deliveries.

In Cassie’s spare time, she is currently learning to drive and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  

She also has a couple of beautiful guinea pigs Dobby and Dorris and two cheeky dogs.

Cas - The Dub Hut 202

Harry Burr – Van Convertor

Harry is part of the workshop team as one of our Van Convertors.

Harry has previously worked in the carpentry industry where he made bespoke stables and outbuildings.

In Harry’s spare time he enjoys watching racing, fishing and spending time with his girlfriend and friends alike.

Steve Smith – Bespoke Cabinet Maker

Steve has been working with The Dub Hut now for a couple of years, Steve undertakes all of our bespoke carpentry works, to offer that personalised touch to our customers vans and campers.  

During his time with us, he has created some beautiful works enabling our customers to achieve their dream camper;

In his spare time, Steve again enjoys the camper life and is often updating his T4 camper.

Darren Kilgariff – Upholstery Manager

Darren has joined the team where he is undertaking in house, all of our upholstery requirements, from re-upholstering front seats, R&R bed (M1 crash tested and MOT Compliant), steering wheels, gaiters and front cab interiors.

We are so happy to have Darren on board, where we can now offer our customers a more bespoke and personal upholstery service.

Debbie has now joined the team working alongside Darren in the Upholstery section, learning the trade and assisting Darren on all works we have ongoing here at The Dub Hut.

Debbie is another VW fan and has her own T4 camper, which she enjoys going away to festivals and VW events.