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Lonsdale Commercial Vehicle Bodybuilders have been specialising in bespoke vehicle conversions since 1980, making us Wales’ longest running commercial vehicle bodybuilder. A family business, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality possible service, leaving you with a vehicle customised to your exact needs.

With the option to choose your vehicle or chassis from us, we offer a complete package.  Our experienced sales staff can facilitate and manage your project from build to finish, making the process easier and more personal.

We encourage our customers to interact with us from start to finish, ensuring that the finished product is to their expectations. We’ll have our ideas and suggestions for your vehicle or conversion, but also want to hear your input – we want you to be pleased with the end result!


  • Able to provide the vehicle and modify it, avoiding the need for multiple suppliers.
  • Trusted by various local authorities, nationwide police forces and vehicle dealerships.
  • We’re a family business, giving a personal and friendly service everytime.
  • Able to construct or convert commercial vehicles.
  • We’ve been doing this for a while: we know what we’re talking about!

As well as constructing commercial vehicle bodies we can also convert commercial vehicles.  Our additional services include plywood lining, shelving, windows, covert ANPR style vehicles, vehicle electrics, glass carrying racks and roof racks.

All work is carried out on site by our skilled workforce, with the additional benefit of an electrician to deal with vehicle electrics and conversions.

We’re certified members of the VBRA– the leading Trade Association for Vehicle Body Building, CV, Car Body and SMART repairs so you know you’re getting the best quality product.


Mark Lee

Director of Lonsdale Vehicle Contracts and Commercial Bodybuilders

Mark took on the role of Director in 2008 from his parents, who were the previous company directors having opened the company in 1980. 

His day to day activities involve the co-ordinating, managing and liaising with both staff, suppliers and customers to make sure we constantly achieve the high standard that our customers expect.

Mark is married to Michaela, also a Director, and has a very sporty son, Josh. He loves playing golf and spending time with his family, doing outdoor activities and taking weekend breaks.

Dean Waite

Workshop Manager

Dean joined Lonsdale in 1995 as an apprentice and worked his way up to his current position of Workshop Manager. His role is to ensure that the workshop is running smoothly, efficiently and producing the best possible product for our customers.

Outside of work Dean likes socialising and keeping fit. Having recently become a father, he’s also enjoying spending quality time with his wife and daughter.

Michaela Lee


After beginning her career in the banking sector, Michaela opened her own driving school which she ran successfully for 10 years. During this time, she met her husband Mark and became a Director of Lonsdale. As a Director, her role is to communicate with customers, suppliers and staff to ensure the whole operation runs smoothly and efficiently.

Michaela enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with her family.

Kristy McCafferty

Accounts Manager

Kristy has been with Lonsdale for 11 years, having spent 20 years in similar roles elsewhere.

She’s a busy mother of two teenagers and so most of her time revolves around their sporting activities! When she does have some time to herself, she enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends and family.

  • “We came across Lonsdale Bodybuilders by sheer coincidence and are so glad we did. We needed a new Luton van but with a custom size box. After speaking to Marck we placed an order and he and his team were more than happy to design and build a box to our specification. We took delivery in November 2015 and were very pleased with the quality and speed of service. The van went straight to work and we had lots of comments on how good it looked, so much in fact that we ordered an identical vehicle in August. We highly recommend Lonsdale’s in providing you with a quality vehicle to suit your needs”.

  • "Lonsdale offers high quality bodywork and finishes on all its products, they have good customer focus and take great pride when building vehicle bodywork, they fully understand their customer requirements. The company has a very good record for build times, but will not rush to complete the work, the company has a very friendly approach with good customer and workforce interaction when undertaking build processes. I have no hesitation is recommending this company as a reputable bodybuilder".

  • "Having dealt with Lonsdale Ltd for many years, I have found that they consistently meet our requirements with excellent service standards. I would thoroughly recommend Lonsdale Ltd."


Lonsdale Vehicle Contracts Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number 671784. You can check our authorisation on the FCA Financial Services Register by visiting the following website https://register.fca.org.uk/s/.We are a credit broker and not a lender. We do not charge for our services however, we will be paid a commission for introducing you to our selective group (a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow), which is determined by the lender. All finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 years or over.

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