You can rest easy when it comes to choosing a manufacturer who is committed to looking after the environment
Everything about a Homeseeker park home is about creating the ideal environment for your well-earned retirement. However, as a member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building, we go further to ensure that the environment you live in does not adversely impact upon the environment around you.
For a start, you can draw comfort from the fact that we are part of the Shepherd Group. This means you can rest easy knowing that your park home has been manufactured according to all the procedures, practices and operating guidelines of their strict environmental policies.
Furthermore, you can be proud that every aspect of your Homeseeker park home not only meets these stringent environmental standards but also the eco-needs of the park you live in. From the recyclable steel of the chassis to the ‘forest-safe’ wood used in the construction, your Homeseeker park home is kind to the environment, so you can relax and enjoy it.
Discover for yourself some of the environmental credentials of your Homeseeker park home:
The steel chassis
The solid, durable, all-steel chassis of your Homeseeker park home is made from recycled steel to preserve resources and lessen the impact of mining on the environment. Waste materials such as steel cans, appliances, automobiles and construction refuse are all fed back into the steel-making process before being cast into further useful steel objects. What’s more, our recycled steel can itself, be recycled again at the end of its long life.
The floor structure
All flooring in a Homeseeker park home is insulated with fibreglass rolls that are free of harmful ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons) in its manufacture or content and represent no known threat to the environment.
Furthermore, the floors in a Homeseeker park home are made from tempered hardboard and chipboard that is sourced from FSC-approved (Forestry Stewardship Council) sustainable forests. This means that the wood used is from forests that are managed to “conserve biological diversity and its associated values, water resources, soils, and unique and fragile ecosystems and landscapes, and, by so doing, maintain the ecological functions and the integrity of the forest”. We are proud to be able to comply with this important FSC principle.
Our walls are made of FSC-sourced (Forestry Stewardship Council) wood and plywood sealed with a durable, textured, protective coating.
Furthermore, the glass-fibre wall insulation is made from Envirofoam insulation. This is a lightweight, eco-friendly solid glass-fibre insulation material that is made of 80% recycled glass with very low volatile compounds (VOC) levels.
As with all the timber used in the construction of a Homeseeker park home, all wooden roof structures are made from FSC-sourced (Forestry Stewardship Council) wood.
The long-life roof tiles contain 25% recycled materials and come with a 40 year guarantee.
What’s more, our fibreglass rolls are free of harmful ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons) in its manufacture or content and represent no known threat to the environment.
All Homeseeker park homes are fitted with ‘A’ rated, fully-condensing, high efficiency boilers. A condensing boiler captures much more usable heat from its fuel than a non-condensing boiler. A highly-efficient heat exchanger makes sure that as much heat as possible is transferred from the boiler's burner - and as little as possible lost in gases through the flue. This means you will be saving the environment as well as saving money on heating bills.
After central heating, refrigeration appliances are the biggest domestic users of energy, because they're on all the time. That’s why all our fridges and freezers are A-rated to give you energy and money-savings plus real peace of mind.
All WC cisterns in a Homeseeker park home are six litre capacity and fitted with both long and short flush to give flexible economy and water conservation options. When you specify the fittings of your Homeseeker park home, you can also choose more efficient and energy-saving options such as ‘grey flush’ toilets that use recycled water from your shower and hand basins, or specially-fitted water-flow restrictors to minimise waste.
Renewable energy for heating
You can relax and enjoy the warmth of your Homeseeker park home secure in the knowledge that it is heated using an innovative new heat pump. These Heatking heat pumps extract natural heat from the air and convert it into energy. They are an eco-friendly and cost-effective way of pre-heating domestic hot water, underfloor heating or your radiators.
Energy-saving park options
With a Homeseeker park home you can benefit from a range of further optional money and energy-saving features offered by some parks that will not only help save the environment but also the money in your pocket!
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