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How much sound deadening and insulation do I need?

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

Fitting sound deadening and insulation is one of the easiest jobs when converting a van but also one of the most time-consuming. We have lots of resources on YouTube to help you with this task! We also now sell bundles that will save you from shopping around for the right product and quantity.


How much sound deadening and insulation do I need for my van?

The amount needed will vary depending on the size of your van and also what you are using the van for. Below you will see the most common van sizes we work on. The listed product will cover the two side walls, wheel arches, floor, rear doors and ceiling to a moderate level.


SMALL VAN

(SWB Volkswagen Caddy, Fiat Doblo, Ford Transit Connect)


For the walls, doors and ceiling cavities

  • 50 Sheets of Dodo Mat Deadn Hex (4.7 sq.m)

  • 1 Roll of Dodo Thermo Liner Pro 10mm (5 sq.m)

  • 1 Box of 100mm Dodo Thermo Fleece (1.95sq.m)

For the floor

  • 30 sheets of Dodo Mat Deadn Hex (2.8 sq.m)

  • 1 Roll Dodo Super Liner 6mm (3sq.m)


MEDIUM VAN

(Volkswagen T4 / T5 / T6, Mercedes Vito, Ford Transit)


For the walls, doors and ceiling cavities

  • 100 Sheets of Dodo Mat Deadn Hex (9.4 sq.m)

  • 2 Rolls of Dodo Thermo Liner Pro 10mm (10 sq.m)

  • 1 Box of 100mm Dodo Thermo Fleece (1.95sq.m)

  • 1 Box of 50mm Dodo Thermo Fleece slimline (1.95sq.m)

For the floor

  • Dodo Dead Mat Duo Twin


LARGE VAN

(Peugeot Boxer, Vauxhall Movano, VW Crafter SWB)

High Top' LWB & L3 vans may require additional material to cover the increased height/length.


For the walls doors and ceiling

  • 150 Sheets of Dodo Mat Deadn Hex (14.1 sq.m)

  • 3 Rolls of Dodo Thermo Liner Pro 10mm (15 sq.m)

  • 1 Box of 100mm Dodo Thermo Fleece (1.95sq.m)

  • 1 Box of 50mm Dodo Thermo Fleece slimline (1.95sq.m)

For the floor

  • 3 rolls of Dodo Dead Mat Duo


What sound deadening do I put in the cab?

The cab area is typically better sound deadened than the rear of the van and the cab mat adds a small amount of insulation especially in later models but it is still important not to completely neglect this area! For this area we recommend you sound deaden and add insulate these areas you will need the following quantities.


  • 50 Sheets of Dodo Mat Deadn Hex

  • 2 Sheets of Thermo Liner Pro 10mm

The cab upgrade is available on all of our bundles and you can explore our full range of sound deadening and insulation here.


How to install sound deadening and insulation

Check out our range of How-To videos on YouTube which will give you all of hints, tips and tricks to sound deadening and insulation



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