It is the work undertaken by the site or park owner and includes: transporting the finished home from the factory to your chosen site, preparing the base, (i.e. making foundations and groundwork) unloading and joining up the two halves on site. It also includes interior finishing to the carpets and walls, connecting up the mains services (water, electricity and gas), adding the exterior skirting and steps and possibly some landscaping.
Both our residential park homes & holiday lodges are built to meet, and in some cases exceed, the current British Standard 3632 for Residential Park Homes. Typically, the main differences are that our lodges tend to have larger living spaces and smaller bedrooms, and come with either log or CanExel exterior cladding as standard.
As the oldest manufacturer in Europe, we know that some Stately park homes built over 50 years ago are still going strong today. As with any home, good maintenance plays a part in helping to ensure long life. Park homes built nowadays use greatly improved materials designed for better performance, durability and minimum maintenance. These modern homes also have the benefit of improved timber treatments, UPVC windows, better roof tiles and exterior render, so there is every reason to suppose they will last even longer than the earlier models.
Most people only realise the difference when they see one and can appreciate the fact that a park home is more like a full sized modern bungalow than a caravan. Although in law, park homes are regarded as mobile homes, in reality they provide a comfortable and spacious single storey home which is very similar in appearance to any built by traditional methods. Park homes are designed for year-round residence, whereas a caravan's lighter weight construction is intended for intermittent use.