Guide to Buying a New Park Home
Park homes today are set in some of the most attractive parts of the UK. They are fast becoming popular with retired and semi-retired folk.
“The family have moved out, a park home looks an option, but aren’t they just caravans?”
Park homes are now one of the popular alternatives to buying a bungalow for retired or semi-retired people. Park homes are a long way from a conventional basic caravan holiday home. For instance the home has to apply to certain standards such as BS6332 and they also have a ten year Gold Shield warranty scheme operated by the National Caravan Council. This service is free on new park homes, thus giving the purchaser peace of mind should any structural work be needed.
Also there are a few types of park home, the single unit which is usually 10ft or 12ft wide while the twin units offer 10ft or 11ft widths per section so giving an overall width of 22ft. While they come fully furnished in a variety of styles and exterior finishes too, the customer can also decide in many cases just how it’s finished off. Most customers even take a visit to the factory and put in some of their own ideas and layout choices. With prices of £40,000 plus (the sky’s the limit or should we say your wallet!) on what you want out of your home. Manufacturers will build to budget and can produce units as small as a one bedroom model.
All domestic appliances should be fitted and full central heating systems and double glazing can be found along with quality soft furnishings. Also you will, in many cases, be able to fit a verandah or decking onto your home as long as it’s not a permanent fixture (the home still has to be movable). Some parks will have a specially designated show home on a few pitches so check these out to see how you would like living on the park.