In the workshop: A tale of two Safaris

Polished Airstream Safari

This Airstream Safari is all polished and shiny (above) – ready for summer. Inside you can see the new seating structure and TV (below).

Airstream pool house

And as one project nears completion – a new one begins! Here’s one we have just picked up from Port, a 1960 safari in the workshop for new lights, 240 electricity and brakes for starters…

1960s Airstream

More work on the Airstream Pool House

Work on the Airstream Pool House

In the workshop today – we’re still working away on the Airstream pool house project – here you can see the calorifier being installed underneath the seats, this will supply the hot water in this airstream.

Work on the Airstream Pool House

In this picture you can see the corner basin unit being assembled, ready for the basin to go in and up above, a selection of spot lamps are being fitted into the ceiling, to light it up ready for a night time swim.

Work on the Airstream Pool House

Work on the Airstream Pool House

Apart from the Airstreams we are also being kept very busy preparing for our move to larger premises. We’ll still be in Somerset but you won’t be able to see the workshop and wave at us from the train any more if you’re heading towards London.

At the new place all of the trailers will now be worked on indoors as there is much more room to work and this will greatly improve our polishing times, which will no longer be weather dependent. We will miss our neighbours, especially Scotts snacks…although the entire workforce may drop a dress size [not that they need to!]

After each day in the workshop the guys are loading up stock to take over to the new premises where they have been working on making it into an ideal workspace. The wiring has gone in, and we have to build a new office and canteen. Selena is hoping for a desk that she can stand up and work at…We’ll send you some more news of the workshop as it happens, along with some more photos of our latest exciting Airstream projects, of course.

The Airstream Pool House progresses

In the ARC workshop today – work on the Pool House is continuing with lots of polished metal being added to give it that ‘bling’ effect. Here you can see the new sliding doors that we showed you being built a few weeks ago – with their newly added polished trim…

pool house airstream with added bling

Here’s the kitchen looking smart with polished trim added to the units:

Pool House kitchen with added bling

And here is the seating area which has now been laminated in white, with the kitchen area in the foreground…

Pool House seating area

The Lava Lamp Airstream is nearly done…

Today in the Workshop – the Lava Lamp Airstream is close to completion. It’s nearly time to call in Jeremy Phillips our photographer, to take some professional shots – until then here are a few tantalising snaps of the interior to keep you going!

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream

lava lamp airstream