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Bus and Coach Conversions

We specialise in the bespoke conversion of buses, coaches, vans & trailers into promotional, educational and exhibition vehicles. No task is too big or too small and no concept is too extreme. Working from an “initial wish list” we work alongside the client throughout the project to ensure that the finished vehicle meets all expectations & the project is delivered on time to the customer’s full satisfaction.

See some of our conversions…


Carling Premier Bus

Our latest conversion saw SEC transforming a Volvo Double Decker bus on behalf of N2O advertising agency into a full Carling Premiership experience!

On the lower deck we installed a bar area complete with fridge, keg storage & hand pumps, as well as sofas, TVs and PlayStations, for all-round entertainment.

The upper deck was kitted out to resemble a TV Sports Studio, with sofas and a desk & camera set-up, offering visitors the chance to “be a pundit” and try their hand at being a football commentator.

With all external & internal graphics being produced by SEC Signworks, and a series of display cases manufactured by the newest member of our group, Gordon Engraving, this was a project that involved the whole SEC family!

The bus will now be touring the country, bringing the Carling Experience to a variety of locations, so look out for it appearing near where you are!


XLP Iveco Van

We have just completed this awesome Iveco van conversion for our fantastic client XLP!

The ‘X-MOBILE’ is a mobile music centre complete with its very own recording studio! The van also has seating area with LED lighting, HD TV & sound bar installed in the bulkhead. SEC Signworks completed both the interior & exterior graphics as well as the vinyl wrap on the rear doors! We have to admit, we love this idea! Kudos XLP!



O2 VW Camper

In 2016 SEC completed the conversion of RM1305 for the wellknown

mobile network O2. They loved the bus so much that they fancied another vehicle, but this time something a little smaller than a Routemaster bus! SEC have just completed the conversion of this very funky little VW Camper! It features phone charging points, TV & sound system, seating & SEC Signworks completed the full wrap!



W7 Cosmetics London Taxi

SEC completed a double decker conversion for W7 Cosmetics back in 2016. It has been such a great success that they approached us to convert a London Taxi into a miniature promotional vehicle to mimic their bus! The taxi, in keeping with the bus, is extremely pink! It features pink glitter ceiling, pink carpet, vanity mirrors, glitter ball & pink upholstery completed by our Trimming & Upholstery department. Plus the pink vinyl wrap by SEC Signworks guarantees that you’ll spot it.


Omnibus Kitchen Co.

At SEC we take on any challenge & this bus for Omnibus Kitchen Co. was no exception!

We had the task of squeezing all of their kitchen equipment into this single deck bus! The client supplied a range of equipment including chest freezers, large fridge cabinet, Bain Marie & large gas hob.

We fabricated stainless steel counter tops & extractor fan housing as well as creating serving hatches on the side of the bus. SEC Signworks installed graphics to each side as well as the front destination & rear panel.



This is the very first cinema conversion we have completed! Firstly we began by making the inside of the bus as dark as possible for the best cinema experience,
we painted all the walls and blacked out all of the windows. We re-trimmed the seats in black material & SEC Signworks installed ‘starry night’ effect vinyl wrap
onto the ceiling. We installed a projector, pull down screen & speakers for surround sound and we think the concept works a treat! The exterior graphics were also completed by SEC Signworks.


Cheshire East Council Community Vehicle

We have just completed this very unique conversion for Cheshire East Council. The vehicle weighs less than 3.5 tonne so anyone with a car license
can drive it, there’s no special license required! We have used a multitude of lightweight materials & designs to minimise the weight of the vehicle. It features a slide out pod, awning, sink area, storage cupboards & seating.

The interior graphics & vinyl wrap were completed by SEC Signworks.


Oasis Fashion Bus

Meet Bessie the Bus! For those who haven’t seen her already, this amazing conversion for Oasis Fashion, the contemporary high-street fashion store was completed by SEC and is acting as a mobile fashion hotspot for keen shoppers around the country. As part of Oasis’ wider multi-million pound re-fit, Bessie the Bus features Oasis’ contemporary House of Oasis interior scheme, with some exciting additions including a retro fridge displaying knitwear, a kitchen area to display accessories & a dressing table till area! en hob for accessories and a breakfast bar which doubles as a hanging and display unit. In addition, a Welsh dresser sits next to a homely fireplace and a jewellery box opens to print customer receipts. Bessie the Bus also comes complete with an external wrap featuring a tiled roof & internal graphics by SEC Signworks. Bessie the Bus’ website: www.bessiethebus.com features Bessie’s story, bus timetable, blog posts and an invitation to sign up and vote for her to visit a town near you. Customers can also follow Bessie on twitter @oasisfashion #bessiethebus


Lidl Ireland

We recently completed a bus conversion for Lidl Ireland. The bus features a raised upper deck roof with polycarbonate sunroof, aircon, cameras, TVs, kitchen including microwaves, hob & fridges, multiple storage areas, luxury seating & an illuminating Rudolph nose… but it doesn’t stop there! We built a trailer stairway so that visitors can exit the bus directly from the upper deck too. Of course our in house sign department SEC Signworks wrapped the bus & trailer and what a mighty fine job they did too. We think the pictures say it all!


Warpaint Cosmetics

SEC have just completed this very pink conversion for Warpaint Cosmetics! We installed bespoke translucent hi-macs worktops with uplighters for the display area, bespoke tables, polycarbonate sky light & glitter wall with LED display screen. The bus also features illuminated Hollywood style vanity mirrors & a glitter disco ball above the stairs. All of the bus seating was tailor made & trimmed in house in Valencia pink vinyl by our trimming department. Before the bus was delivered it received a full respray & SEC Signworks supplied & installed the 'half wrap' graphics. To view Warpaint Cosmetic products visit www.w7cosmetics.co.uk



The Elemis Spa Bus is another of our very successful conversions, the spa bus travels around the country and attends all kinds of shows, fairs and festivals to provide professional beauty treatments to the general public. The vehicle is maintained and stored by South East Coachworks and we also provide the service of one of our trained drivers to get the bus to and from these venues!


Bath Community Bus

SEC recently completed this play bus conversion for The Community Bus. We transformed the double decker into a space where children can play and partake in a variety of activities. On the lower deck is a painting area, sand pit & toy storage facility, along with a toilet with sink and baby changing facilities. The upper deck boasts a kitchen area with sink & bespoke cupboards as well as seating, fold out bookshelves & additional storage at the rear of the bus. The Bath Community bus will operate around the North East Somerset area & beyond holding activity sessions in many villages & estates.



Our latest conversion of Routeamster RM1305 for the lovely people at Firehouse Productions! The bus will be operating around the UK for O2, a leading provider of mobile phones & broadband. We really enjoyed working with the lovely people at Firehouse & they had some very kind words to say about us too... "Hi Chris and Paul, I wanted to write to you to express our sincere thanks for the tremendous work you and the wider project team at SEC did on building the O2 bus. It is magnificent .... a total transformation. While I was in your workshop I noticed the motto of SEC is 'craftsmanship and reliability' and the way in which SEC performed on this project totally exemplified those qualities, you and your team should take great pride in doing such a wonderful job. We know the last few days were very hard work so we really appreciate the efforts your team made on our behalf. Our O2 client said this: "Sooo, I love my bus so much I am literally sat here looking at pictures of it!! Please pass on my thanks to the whole team for their mammoth effort. It's really awesome!" Everybody is delighted, so thank you. Moreover I know that both Kharl and I enjoyed working with you all immensely, I really hope we get the opportunity to do so again. And of course we will also recommend you to anyone needing a bus fitted out!" Until next time!


Bathing Under the Sky

Clearly, there was no way we could turn down such a unique project when ‘Bathing Under the Sky’ came to us for a conversion of their double decker bus into a touring hot tub bus. The Royston based company provide a service to hire or buy handmade Western Red Cedar wooden hot tubs. Once a suitable bus was found South East Coachworks began by reinforcing the floor to hold the weight of three full hot tubs. Then we then had to adapt the upper deck to receive the three tubs which involved cutting several apertures in the sides and rear of the top deck. Then the fun began, we mounted the tubs onto the bus and filled them with water to ensure there were no leaks. Unfortunately the water was cold, so no one volunteered to be guinea pig. To find out more visit www.bathingunderthesky.com


Red Bus Bistro

SEC have just completed the conversion of RML 2549. The client, Red Bus Bistro, offer tourists of Edinburgh the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea or Gourmet burger tour which is all served on a 1966 Routemaster. We re-trimmed the original Routemaster seats & the bus also received a 2 pack full respray in original London Bus Red. On the lower deck we created a practical kitchen area with a stainless steel finish & installed catering grade appliances. SEC Signworks completed the destination graphics & advert panels.


B Bakery

We recently completed several Routemaster conversions for B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus tours, which are run by B Bakery in London. On the B tour you can capture the heart of the city's culture & landmarks, whilst sipping on tea & enjoying their finest sandwiches, delicious cakes & pastries. And all on a Routemaster bus! Before the conversions began we completed some exterior body work to ensure the buses would be looking their absolute best! fabricated multiple storage compartments between the seats & also over the wheel arches for storage of serving equipment & the delicious snacks. We re-arranged the original Routeamster seating & made bespoke tables with cup holders to create seating for two or four people. The seats were re-trimmed in plush e-leather & also Routemaster moquette by our in house trimming department. SEC Signworks installed all the exterior advertising panels & also the table-top graphics throughout! For more information on BB's sightseeing tours visit www.bbbakery.co.uk



We completed this pretty cool conversion for XLP a few weeks back! The bus will act as a mobile youth centre to assist with the work of this incredible charity. SEC created a photo booth, kitchen area, custom seating, tables, multiple storage, private booths & a cinema area. The bus also features slide out pods, air hockey table, an Xbox, Playstations, multiple TV's including one exterior facing screen & much more! SEC Signworks installed both the exterior & interior graphics as well as supplying bespoke engraved Perspex for the stairwell.