November 2011

Re-sealed Joints

by ARC on November 29, 2011

resealed joints on an Airstream

In the workshop today: The joints on this Airstream have been re-sealed, prior to fitting a new interior. This way we can be sure that the English weather is kept out!

TV Stars

by ARC on November 21, 2011

On Friday we had a visit from a TV company who are shooting a pilot episode for a TV series about Micro Design. They are interested in the application of design in small spaces – such as you might find in different types of caravan or small buildings. Kathy was interviewed talking about some of the projects in the Workshop at the moment – we will keep you posted on when the show is being aired and if it is made into a series you will be able to find out even more about how our caravans are restored.

Filming the Airstreams

Filming the Airstreams

Filming the Airstreams

Exterior Hatch

17 November 2011

In the workshop today: Will is working on the exterior of this Airstream for our client, preparing the new hatch for the Airstream toilet cassette to be accessed from.

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Insulation and Hatches are fitted to an Airstream

15 November 2011

In the workshop today: New insulation, new hatches and part of the first fix electrics are being fitted to this Airstream. The exterior has started to be polished.

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Meet the Team 6 – Darren

14 November 2011

Pictured above – Kathy and Darren, owners of American Retro Caravans. Today we meet Darren: “My apprenticeship was in sheet metal work many years ago. Having completed my course and worked in this industry for a while I decided that I wanted to be more creative and work with wood instead. So I went to [...]

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Meet the Team 5 – Kathy

9 November 2011

Pictured above are Kathy and Darren, the owners of American Retro Caravans, in action. Darren’s blog piece coming soon – today we meet Kathy: “From a very young age I have always been obsessed with Art and Design and have never wanted to do anything else. Having gained a first class BA in Textiles at [...]

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Hand built kitchen unit for a Minimalist Airstream

8 November 2011

A new kitchen unit is hand built with ply edges showing and flush doors. The laminate is the same colour as the walls for this minimalist Airstream interior.

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Airstream Roof Hatches

7 November 2011

In the workshop today: New quality skylight hatches are fitted into an Airstream roof.

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Lucy, Doug and the Whaletail

3 November 2011

This week we had a meeting with our new clients Doug and Lucy Barber pictured here outside their vintage Airstream Whaletail. Keep watching this space to see their new custom interior take shape. Lucy and Doug run a very cool design company: www.barberdesign.co.uk

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Progress with the Egg-Shaped Hole

2 November 2011

In the workshop today we return to the Airstream with the egg-shaped hole – this project is nearing completion and you can see how it has taken shape. These photos are taken looking out from behind the egg shaped hole showing the funky burnt orange laminate and ply edge.

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