When we think about traditional properties, we literally think of bricks and mortar. A park home on the other hand enables us to think outside the box a little bit. Park homes use strong alternative materials, which can last just as long as their brick-built counterparts. They present a specific look which is achieved by the clever use of steel and timber, whilst providing plenty of reinforcement and support. Park homes are easy to maintain and are perfectly weather hardy in a world where our weather trends are becoming more extreme with each passing year.

Park homes not only differ from traditional housing, but should not be confused with the typical ‘mobile homes’ that your mind might conjure. People choose Park Homes for very specific reasons, and often as their permanent residence, and not just a holiday home that would be used for a few weeks of the year. A Park Home is superior in quality, as you would expect with any home that is to be your permanent residence.

The process of building a Park Home begins with the design and floor plan which is created by designers connected with the manufacturer. The manufacturer will then order the necessary materials such as timber and steel to begin the construction process.

Building a Park Home literally starts from the ground up, with the chassis acting as the foundations. This is what makes the property mobile rather than a permanent structure, and a robust and durable chassis will ensure that the Park Home is able to adapt to differing weather conditions and will be strong and stable at its permanent site.

Much of the construction can take place in a factory setting where the floor plan is divided, and the sections of the home are constructed separately. A high level of precision is necessary, and the assembly line techniques allow consistency in the build process, which results in a higher quality home.

In order to create the floor, wooden boards are attached to timber joists that are bolted to the frame, and then insulation is added. This protects the pipework that runs in the floor space.

Exterior walls are put into place to form the main structure of the home. A frame is created using timber studs. This is combined with interior walls made from plasterboard and external cladding to create a sturdy shell. The upright joist spaces are filled with insulation.

The roof will usually consist of lightweight roofing tiles fixed to wooden joists. The overall strength of the building comes from the strong bonds between all components; the roof, walls, and floor.

Most Park Homes are manufactured in line with British Standard BS3632 which is the standard used to define a property suitable for permanent residence. This means that they have to be well insulated, double glazed and sound proofed. By complying with British Standards, your Park Home can be expected to last for many years, perhaps as many as 80!

Once the sections of the home are complete, they are transported to site where the home will be fully constructed and connected to mains electricity and utilities supplies.

Park Homes are situated on a pitch in a residential park. Whilst the Park Home owner will own the home, they will not own the land where it’s situated and will be liable to pay a pitch fee for the land on which the home sits.