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Frequently Asked Questions of Our Park Homes

About residential mobile park homes in the UK

Q1: What's the difference between a Residential Park Home and a Caravan holiday home?

Q2: Does Homeseeker know what parks are within a particular area?

Q3: What styles and sizes does a Homeseeker park home come in?

Q4: How much does a Homeseeker park home cost?

Q5: What is included in the price of a Homeseeker park home?

Q6: Will you in stall my own fittings if I supply the products?

Q7: Can I hang pictures on the walls of my Homeseeker park home?

Q8: What guarantee do I get with a Homeseeker park home?

Q9: Are park homes warm enough?

Q10: Where can I view a Homeseeker park home?

Q11: How long does it take to manufacture a Homeseeker park home?

Q12: Is delivery & siting included?

Q13: Can I put a park home on my own land?

Q14: Is there a choice of alternative exterior cladding?

Q15: How mobile is a park home?

Q1: What's the difference between a Residential Park Home and a Caravan Holiday Home?

A PARKHOME (sometimes called a mobile home), which is built in accordance with BS.3632 "Specification for Residential Park Homes", can be used for full residential use and can be your main UK residence. Residents are protected with security of tenure by the Mobile Homes Act if the Park is registered with a residential licence. A CARAVANHOLIDAYHOME is built in accordance with BS.EN.1647 which allows the caravan to be built with a lower insulation level suitable mainly for summer use. The caravan holiday home can be used on a holiday park for holiday use only, but cannot be your main UK residence.

A timber clad LODGE can be built in accordance with BS.3632 but its use for residential or holiday purposes depends on the licence of the park. A lodge style caravan holiday home can also be built in accordance with BS.EN.1647 which may not be suitable for all year round holiday use. Holiday licences usually vary from nine to 12months holiday use.

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Q2: Does Homeseeker know what parks are within a particular area?

Homeseeker offers a park selector service which can be accessed via our website and in our Show Village. Our Area Sales Managers can also give you specific information about parks within their area and they would be happy to discuss these with you. In addition there are independent comprehensive websites which you can access such as www.ukparks.com. There are also publications such as ‘Park Home & Holiday Caravan’ (published by IPC Country & Leisure Media) and ‘Park & Holiday Homes’ (published by Warners Group publications PLC) which are available at good newsagents.

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Q3: What styles and sizes do Homeseeker mobile park homes come in?

All Homeseeker residential mobile park homes are available in a variety of lengths up to 20m(65½') and widths up to 6.8m(22'). Each range has a specific style and layout design and includes lounge, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. A range may include versions with up to three bedrooms, study, entrance hall, utility room and en-suite. However, if none of the standard layouts suit your specific requirements then Homeseeker mobile park homes will design and manufacture a home to incorporate these.

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Q4: How much does a Homeseeker park home cost?

This depends on the range, size and internal specification of the park home selected. Your chosen park can give you a ‘turn-key’ price for your Homeseeker park home on your chosen plot. The price will also vary depending on location within the UK, the quality of the park amenities, and the prime location of the plot.

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Q5: What is included in the price of one of our Homeseeker park homes?

The price includes all furniture, fixtures and fittings as detailed on the plan and specification.

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Q6: Will you install my own fittings if I supply the products?

Homeseeker will be happy to discuss individual cases with you. However, due to legislation and build standards this may not always be possible.

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Q7: Can I hang pictures on the walls of my Homeseeker park home?

Yes. You can use normal picture hooks. If you have something very heavy to hang then Homeseeker can reinforce the wall structure during the manufacturing process if you have made your requirements clear during the design stage.

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Q8: What guarantee do I get with a Homeseeker park home?

All Homeseeker park homes are built in accordance with the latest edition of BS.3632 and carry a 12month manufacturer's warranty against defective materials and workmanship. Each home is further registered by Homeseeker with the National Park Homes Council GOLD SHIELD structural warranty scheme. If the park is also registered under the Gold Shield scheme, and the home is registered by the park when it is commissioned, then the home will benefit from a 10 year structural warranty.

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Q9: Are your residential mobile park homes warm enough?

Insulated timber frame construction is a naturally warm construction - unlike bricks and blocks. The insulation used within the construction of all Homeseeker park homes is of extremely high quality and energy-efficient low-emissivity glass is used in all window and doors. Full central heating is installed with energy-efficient combination boilers.

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Q10: Where can I view a Homeseeker park home?

Homeseeker has a permanent display of four different residential mobile park homes which cover our standard portfolio of ranges. The sales centre is open between 10am and 4pm, seven days a week, throughout the year and no appointment is necessary. Homeseeker will be pleased to assist you with information on park home ranges and parks.

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Q11: How long does it take to manufacture a Homeseeker park home?

When you have chosen your plot on a park you will place an order with them. The park will then order from Homeseeker once the contract with drawings and specification has been signed off. At that time Homeseeker can give an estimated completion date. As a rule of thumb, our residential mobile homes are usually ready 12 weeks after the signed contract documents have been received. However, this is dependant on the volume of work on the order book at that time as well as the complexity of your chosen home design.

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Q12: Is delivery & siting included?

Your chosen park can give you a ‘turn-key’ price for your Homeseeker park home on your chosen plot.

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Q13: Can I put a park home on my own land?

You will need to get planning permission from your Local Authority. Homeseeker can supply you with a layout plan and elevations which the Local Authority will need in order to consider your application. The best course of action would be to have an informal conversation with a planning officer who will indicate if the proposal is likely to be upheld. If the planning officer has specific requirements then Homeseeker can design these into the mobile park home.

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Q14: Is there a choice of alternative exterior cladding?

There is a variety of alternative colours and cladding systems available and Homeseeker would be happy to discuss these with you. However, parks are usually governed by planning rules and so not all cladding systems may be acceptable on your chosen park.

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Q15: How mobile are our park homes?

A park home is manufactured on a steel chassis with multiple wheeled axles and removable tow hitch which is used for manufacturing, transport and siting purposes. The park home is delivered on transporters and manoeuvred onto the foundation base where the home is positioned and levelled on multiple supports. Once the services have been connected and commissioned, the underneath of the park home is concealed with decorative skirting.

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