Vans A La Mode

One-stop-shop for all van and commercial vehicle accessories in Manchester.

Citroen dispatch dog cage van conversion


Here you can see a recent dog cage van conversion we have carried out on a Citroen dispatch van. This medium sized van is a great van for housing dog cages due to its boxy shape allowing maximum cage sizes with easy access. The client who owns this van opted for a 2 up 2 down configuration for the rear section of this van. the 2 up 2 down configuration allows for 2 large-medium sized cages on the lower level, perfect for housing medium to large size dogs such as Labradors. the second tier of dog cages at the rear of this van allows for housing and transport of smaller dogs.

the grey flooring shown Inside the van is our water-resistant material that allows for easy cleaning and reduction of smells and stains. The water-resistant flooring is also added to the upper tier of cages.

as you can see each cage is fitted with high quality locking mechanisms to ensure secure housings for the animals.

The middle section of the van has been fitted with a partition allowing for this area to be used either as 2 medium sized dog cages or 1 very large dog cage. This area can also be used as an escape route for the animals housed in the cages at the rear of the van. In the event of a crash the back walls of the rear dog cages can be quickly opened to remove the dogs from the van without using the rear doors.


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Special features of our reversing cameras

At Vans A La Mode we are dedicated to offering the correct products to suit every job, that is why we regularly update and improve our product range. Our reverse/rear camera options are just the same, we keep on top of new products and look for innovative solutions for our customers. Simple things like rear cameras hidden within brake-lights or numberplate lights can be a great way of adding a reverse camera to your van or car, without any unsightly cameras.

And inside the vehicle we can link the rear camera to a rear view mirror style screen, minimising the impact of having a non-factory fit reverse camera. our rear view mirror cameras screens just clip on to the existing rear view mirror, or can be added to a dummy rear view mirror in vans.

Benefits of adding our van racking to your van.

Why do you need racking installing in your van?

Well how long have you wasted this week searching around on the floor of your van? Looking under different tool boxes and fixing bags, until you found the item you were looking for? Imagine if you could have found that item within couple of seconds? Imagine how much time you could save over a year, if everything in your van was neatly organised and easily accessible.

That is what the van racks we offer at Vans A La Mode can offer you, saving on time and convenience.

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wooden van racking in manchester

We have 2 main types of van racking, wooden van racking is our standard product. The wooden van racking can be configured to fit most types of van makes and models (Ford Transit, Renault Traffic, VW T5 Transporter, Mercedes Sprinter, etc) and suit all different wheelbases and roof heights. We can install our wooden van racking to one wall or both walls of your van. we can also add some systems to the bulkhead areas.

Our wooden shelving is available with dividers and pigeon holes to help keep the back of your van tidy and organised, saving time and money.

Beyond our wooden van racking we have our metal van racking systems. These van racks can give the same improvements as our wooden van racking but give the added bonus of being able to store and transport wet items and heavy items with out causing any damage.

Another benefit of the metal van racking systems we supply at Vans A La Mode is that they can also be removed and refitted into future company vans, so although they cost more than our wooden van racking, they can save you money long term as if looked after they should last year and years.

Carpeting for van walls

In addition to our van ply lining service we can also offer carpeted van ply walls and floors, these are a custom service offered by Vans A La Mode, but we can do it. Best suited to photographers, musicians, videographers, etc these carpeted van walls, allow for storage and transportation of musical instruments, photographic equipment, video cameras , etc with the added layer of protection that the carpeting adds, it also makes sliding flight cases of other items in and out of the van a little easier.

Water resistant van flooring

At Vans A La Mode we like to cover all bases for our customers, that is why we offer products such as our resin coated ply van floors. The main benefit of the resin coated van floors is to give them water resistance. For our customers who often carry wet products, cleaners, water tanks, etc our resin coated ply floors give peace of mind, no need to worry about the wooden floor of your van getting wet and rotting. The resin coated van floors are water resistant, so can be dried completely.

Another benefit of our resin ply van floors is that they can be washed out, so if you split something in your van or carry animals that may have accidents in the back, the van floor can simply be washed/hosed out removing dirt and smells.

Mobile installs for van ply lining in Manchester

Vans A La Mode are now offering mobile installation on our van ply lining its for customers within most areas of Manchester and Cheshire. Our van ply lining installation services extends to most popular makes and models of vans or varying wheelbases and roof heights.

Our van ply lining allows van owners to ply line the floor, walls and add ply wheel arch boxes to the back of vans, to protect the metal body of the van and also protect the goods being stored/transported.



How do our vehicle accident cameras work?

vans a la mode in manchester likes to offer a range of safety and security solutions to our customers, os they can protect their vans and their drivers as much as possible.

one of our newer products is the vehicle accident camera. these little cameras can be installed into a van for under £200 and will record and incidents that may happen during the vans daily drive.

the technical bit

our vehicle accident cameras work by constantly recording the view from the windscreen of the van. once memory card in the cameras is full it will start to overwrite what was previously recorded.

the clever part

inside the vehicle accident camera is a sensor that monitors g force, if it notices strong and sudden G forces (like that what are experienced during a accident) it will stop overwriting it memory and save a section of video to show a few minutes before the accident and a few minutes after the accident.

so a vehicle accident cameras from vans a la mode can help to keep a visual copy of what happened before, during and after an accident, should your commercial vehicle get into one. provided valuable evidence to provide to insurers, police, etc.

our vehicle accident cameras are now becoming a must have feature for most van fleets as it helps to protect the companies interests and provide information that goes beyond relying on statements from drivers.

we have installed dozens of accident cameras to single vans and van fleets across the north west, we have customers from several housing associations spread across greater manchester and cheshire (salford, wilmslow, warrington, altrincham) and can provide the same service to you.

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vehicle accident camera options

at vans a la mode we like to offer a full range of products to suit all of our clients requirements and budgets.

our basic accident camera offer s single front facing camera that will record the road ahead and provide vital evidence should an accident occur.

beyond this we have a gps enabled vehicle accident camera, this system still record the road ahead but also motors the location of the vehicle. the gps coordinates of the vehicle at the time of record, etc can all be shown, providing even more evidence to support claims.


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vehicle accident cams

for fleet managers we have our top tier vehicle accident camera, this camera has a front facing camera to record the road as well as the gps system to locate the van but it also have a second internal facing camera. this camera records the driver whilst they are driving. so additional evidence can be shown to make sure your drivers are practicing safe driving, being alert, etc.

to find out more about our vehicle adding cameras for vans and fleet vehicle please give us a call on 0161 641 7384 or email

SPECIAL OFFER – get a hands free phone kit and an accident camera installed for only £299

protection on the road is a very important thing, whether you want to protect yourself or your staff/vehicles there are several products we at vans a la mode can offer to assist with improving the safety of your commercial vehicle (van).

for a limited time we are offering a joint safety package that includes one of our hands free telephone bluetooth kits and our forward facing accident cameras.

the bluetooth hands free kit connects wirelessly to your mobile phone and allows you to make and receive telephone calls whilst driving.

making calls without a hands free kit whilst driving is one of the leading reasons for accidents on the UKs roads, it is also subject to expensive fines and penalty points.


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why take the risk?

simply allow vans a la mode to install one of our hands free phone kits and you can take and make all your important business calls whilst driving, with no risk.

if you manage a fleet of commercial vehicles then our bluetooth hands free phone kits are an even better safety solution, make sure your drivers are not taking unnecessary risks while out driving your vans.

we like to cater for fleet managers and business owners as much as possible at vans a la mode in manchester, so have decided to offer a special safety package to them by paring our bluetooth hands free telephone kits with our accident cameras. this pairing allows for vehicle fleet managers to ensure their drivers are making calls safely and also allows them to keep track of their driving.

the accident cameras we offer at vans a la mode in manchester are available in both front facing and dual (front and rear) versions. our standard offering within our special van safety offer has a front facing camera that records the view from the windscreen of the van.

any incidents that the driver has will be recorded and can be provided as evidence for and against potential insurance claims.


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van driver safety in manchester

for only £299 vans a la mode will supply and install a hands free phone kit and accident camera to your van within the north west region. we have already installed several of our van safety packages for housing associations in salford, knutsford, wilmslow and warrington.

our vehicle accident cameras can be installed on site while you wait and the same goes for our hands free kits.

if you are interested in improving the safety of your van, your fleet of vans or just monitoring your drivers, give vans a la mode a call today to find out more information.

contact us on 0161 641 7384 or email

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