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Increasingly popular as a lifestyle choice, mobile homes offer today’s buyers a contemporary, cost-effective and comfortable housing option. Also known as manufactured or modular homes to reflect upgraded specifications, their unique advantages are attractive to single people, couples and families alike. If you are thinking of purchasing a static caravan, read on as we review the benefits that you could be enjoying.

1. Affordability.

Buyers who are looking for a practical housing solution without breaking the bank appreciate the economics of mobile home ownership. Indeed, the surprising affordability is one of the main positives. As well as the freedom from high mortgage payments, monthly outgoings are appreciably lower – good news if you are a first-time buyer.

2. Improved Standards.

Inside, modern mobile homes boast levels of luxury to compete with conventional home construction. Finished to high standards under strict quality control conditions, the newest models feature cutting edge materials such as solar panels, optional extra insulation and PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) water piping that performs well in winter.   The BS3632 residential specification ensures they are a comfortable and durable accommodation choice throughout all seasons.

Nowadays, modular home manufacturing is in controlled environments to ensure consistent quality and a smooth workflow. Fortunately, purchasers can be sure that construction and completion are not heavily dependent on weather conditions and building site subcontractors.

3. Choice of Designs and Styles.

Unquestionably, the latest mobile homes come in inspiring designs and an impressive selection of styles, whether for a permanent base (eg. annexe accommodation, staff accommodation etc.) or holiday accommodation. It is also hugely reassuring that generous manufacturers’ warranties provide peace of mind for new owners.

4. Suitable for New Homeowners.

After finishing education and starting a career, the lower costs of static caravan ownership mean that single units are a great option for individuals and couples. Straightforward maintenance tasks keep life simple, too.

5. Convenient for Families.

In contrast, growing families might decide to opt for practical double/twin units with customisable rooms. Parents and children can benefit from the nearby countryside, parkland and outdoor space or leisure facilities.

6. Flexible for Retirees.

Many owners who are reaching pensionable age appreciate the opportunity to have a change, live with increased flexibility and reduce expenses. Buying a mobile home is a canny decision, as it can also free up time for hobbies and leisure pursuits, as opposed to time-consuming house maintenance. In addition, those seeking a more leisurely pace can always pull up an armchair (or a deckchair) and enjoy relaxing views of the countryside.

7. Energy Conservation and the Environment.

Because they are pre-built before delivery to the site, without the frequent removal of raw materials, mobile homes produce only one-tenth of the waste that is typical of conventional housing construction methods. They are, therefore, an environmentally sound concept. Equally importantly, over the long term, the latest manufacturing techniques and materials promise impressive energy efficiency.

8. Health and Wellbeing.

As lifestyle gurus advise, the ability to live simply and with a ‘less-is-more’ attitude are good for one’s well being. Importantly, mobile home residents enjoy the positive effects of greater contact with the natural environment, sometimes in landscaped areas and always with outside space. Life is undoubtedly enhanced being away from the pollution and risks of traffic in built-up areas, while the physical and social environment tends to encourage activity and engagement with others.

9. Sense of Community.

Like-minded communities, grassland and parks with club facilities and occasional group activities mean that residents can benefit from a sense of belonging, should they wish. Moreover, although mobile homes do not have immediately adjoining properties above or below them, neighbours can and do keep a helpful eye out for each other.

10. Safety and Security.

Finally, owners will often mention feeling secure and able to live with their doors unlocked more than in traditional brick-builtneighbourhoods. A typical park layout with an internal network of relatively narrow roads and perimeter hedges or fences adds to the general security. Significantly, site residents usually recognise their neighbours, vehicles and even regular visitors, so outsiders tend to be quite noticeable.

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The UK Caravan Centre’s GDPR Policy

At The UK Caravan Centre, we take your privacy seriously.
We are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, looking after the personal information you share with us is very important and we want you to be confident that your personal data is kept safely and securely and to understand how we use it to offer you a better purchasing experience.

What we use your data for
When we know a bit about you, we can provide an easier purchasing experience for you. We like to think of us putting ourselves in your shoes to help achieve the best solution for you.

Here are some ways your information may be used:
Ensuring that we contact you easily
Providing information you may have requested or we feel may be relevant to you
Analysing the performance of our adverts
Assessing our sales / after sales services
Improving our products / services

Data we collect
Any information that we have is most likely to have been provided by you. You may have filled out a form on our website or have phoned us and provided information via the telephone call.

Sharing your Data
Once you have purchased, we will need to share your data with relevant contractors in order to deliver your product, but they will only be receiving the relevant contact details. We also may use third parties to help us manage our advertising more effectively, and to help manage our customer relationships more efficiently.

Your rights
You can access your personal data or request for it to be deleted or updated at any point.

If you have any generally questions about your rights please contact office@ukcaravancentre.co.uk with the subject line of ‘GDPR’.

Thank you for taking the time to read our policy.

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The British Holiday & Home Parks Association stands as the singular entity dedicated solely to advocating for and serving the needs of the parks industry within the UK. Its membership comprises the proprietors and administrators of diverse park facilities, including park home estates, touring and tenting parks, caravan holiday home parks, chalet parks, and various self-catering accommodations. This collective representation ensures a comprehensive and unified voice for the industry, fostering collaboration and shared interests.

In alignment with the commitment to industry excellence, the UK Caravan Centre takes pride in its affiliation with this esteemed association. As a member, the UK Caravan Centre not only aligns itself with a network of industry leaders but also signals its dedication to maintaining the highest standards in the provision of services and advice. This association membership serves as a badge of assurance for both customers and retailers, instilling confidence that the UK Caravan Centre is well-positioned to offer unparalleled expertise and exceptional service. The connection to the British Holiday & Home Parks Association underscores the UK Caravan Centre’s commitment to upholding industry standards and ensuring a positive experience for all.

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The simple answer is no, you can’t get a traditional residential mortgage on a caravan.

The primary reason why mortgages aren’t possible is because of the technicalities behind mortgage loans. Typically, mortgages are tied to the land the property has been built on, meaning that the plot must be registered with the UK Land Registry to be eligible for a traditional mortgage.

Park homes and mobile homes are rarely, if ever, positioned on registered UK Land Registry plots. Instead, the park or site owner already owns this land and those who purchase mobile homes lease this land from the owner. Ultimately, when you buy a mobile home you are paying for the property itself but you are not buying the land that it sits on; instead, you will make regular payments to ‘rent’ your position on that land. This process is the same across almost all caravan parks.

You can however get a loan from a bank which will have the best rates or click the link below to take you to our finance page with First Business Finance

Finance – UK Caravan Centre

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We have a decking company locally based in Essex that we use, and can recommend. They can supply and fit, we can arrange this for you so you do not have to lift a finger.

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Yes,  there are specific models which are designed to accommodate someone in a wheel chair or who might have mobility issues.

Most, accessible homes will have features such as wider access doorways throughout the home, wider corridors, some even have sliding doors to make maneuvering around easier, low threshold external doors, hard flooring throughout, more space in the bedroom to allow the ease of transfer in and out of bed, low level worktops and adapted cupboards in the kitchen, portable helper frames and full wet shower rooms with fitted aids.

Wheel Chair Accessible kitchen

Some of the features may include:

Low Threshold Exterior Doors

Wider Hallways

Sliding Doors

Low Level Kitchen Counter worktops, sink and Cooker

Wet room for Bathroom

Hoist

We understand not all disabilities are the same, we have a large database of adapted homes with different layouts or we can also bespoke design a home to meet your specific needs.  Contact a number of the team to discuss what home would suit you best.

 

 

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No you can’t. Our showground is to come and view the home to either put on private land or a park, we can help you find a perfect spot for any of the static caravans we have here at Billericay.

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Mobile Homes, also known as static caravans, holiday homes, park homes, or lodges, are constructed in a factory using a combination of materials that provide strength, insulation, and durability, before then being transported and installed at the customer’s desired location. The prefabrication process and exact materials used (which may vary depending on the manufacturer and specific model) make them a much more affordable choice than a traditional brick-and-mortar home in many instances.

Click here to read our blog which goes into more detail of every step used in the manufacturing process from the steel chassis, timber frame, wall panels all the way through to the furniture and soft furnishing.

The fact that mobile homes are built of a steel chassis, means that they are classed as a temporary structure and have different rules around planning permission requirements.  It also means that technically when you are ready to move, the home can move with you.  Organise for the home to be disconnected from its services and it ready to move.

 

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When you make the decision to buy a static caravan, it’s an exciting time and one you’ll likely have budgeted or saved up for. In addition to the cost of buying a static caravan – whether brand new or second hand – you must also consider additional fees that come into play so you know how much it will truly cost.

It is fair to say the bulk of the caravan costs are at the front end; buying the unit, moving the unit and setting it up. Once in place, they are very cheap accommodation and require little upkeep.

Up front costs that need to be consider are base, transport, siting, commissioning and connection to services.  When you buy a home from us you will receive a homeowners guide that will run through all of these points and what you need to consider before the home arrives.

Once the home is set up, there are on-going costs.  If you are on a park, your sit & pitch fees will be payable each year and they can increase, boiler maintenance and general maintenance of the home.

Read through our blog which goes into each of these points in more details

Additional Costs to Consider When Purchasing a Static Caravan – UK Caravan Centre

 

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A mobile home or static caravan is designed to be able to be moved, but not towed.

A mobile home is built on a steel chassis in the factory and then transported to site, once the home is unloaded it is moved with a specially adapted 4×4 into position, usually onto a concrete slab.  Once you have used your mobile home to the extent that you need it and is ready to be moved on, then as long as all the connections to services have been removed the home can be moved in the same way that it arrived onto site.

Homes can be sold many times over, so with dealers like us, we have homes come and go daily to their new owners.

We would always recommend that you use professional caravan transporters to undertake the task of moving the home for you, as they can tricky to maneuver and also are extremely heavy.

Our team can make recommendations for transport companies, but please note we only organise transport and siting services for home purchased or sold to us.

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Lowering a mobile home to ground level or eliminating the gap underneath is not a common or a straightforward task. Mobile homes are typically designed to be elevated above the ground on a permanent chassis for various reasons, including ventilation, insulation, and protection from moisture.

If you are considering such a modification, it’s crucial to have a survey. They can assess the feasibility of the project, address any potential issues, and ensure that any modifications don’t effect the use of the home.  You will also need to consult a gas engineer, plumber and electrician as lowering the home may mean that the utilities need adjustments so that all continue to function effectively.

In many cases, it might be more practical to address concerns related to the gap beneath the mobile home through other means, such as adding skirting or insulation to improve energy efficiency and protect against the elements.

If you are considering lowering your home, please call our team to organise a survey before the purchase of your home.

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The transport will arrive on site with you, but will only stay on hard standing ground that the can easily drive or reverse into and out of, they will not turn around or move onto soft ground at the risk of getting stuck.

Once it is in a suitable position, ramps are connected to the back, creating a gentle slop off the back.  Using a winch on the transporter the home will be slowly lowered down the ramp, while being guided from the team.

Once the home is off loaded, if you have paid for a siting service, a specialised 4×4 will take over and maneuver the home into its final position.  If access is an issue and the home can not be delivered in this way, then a crane might be an option. A crane will generally lift the home straight off the back of the transporter and lower it into it’s final position.

If you are concerned about the space that you have available for a transporter on site, we highly recommend you book a site survey through us.  One of the team will come out and ascertain what is the best way for the home to be delivered.

 

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There is a scale for how VAT is applied to mobile homes depending on what standard they are built to and when they we first occupied.

New mobile homes that are built to EN1647 standard specification will have 20% VAT applied to all its removable contents, such as white goods, sofas, and beds and 5% will be applied to the remainder of the home.

New Residential homes built to BS3632 standard specification will carry 0% VAT on the home, but the removable goods will still be applicable for the 20% VAT.

VAT on preowned homes is slightly different and will be dependent on the year that the home was manufactured.  You will be supplied with a full breakdown on your invoice from our accounts department when you make your purchase.

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It varies depending on the manufacturers, it will be dependent on their production schedule.  Some manufacturers time it with the holiday park seasons, some with the financial years or supplier costs. Also, bear in mind that during the covid period when prices from suppliers were rapidly increasing this has started to ease and increasing are not happening as often and some manufactures are even offer price decreases.

As this is out of our control we can not guarantee about price changes, but if you are not ready we can advise on what the manufactures are doing now.

 

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Many mobile homes feature Double Glazing and Central Heating. If you have both these features, it can still mean that the home doesn’t qualify to have the specification BS 3632, the Residential Specification.

BS 3632 is a residential specification which means the mobile home is designed for residential use. However a mobile home can still have elements of this residential specification but doesn’t qualify as a BS 3632 home as the rooms have to be of a minimum size. The EN 1647 standard generally means that the mobile home won’t have as high grade of insulation level as the BS 3632. You can get a mobile home which is large enough be built in a BS 3632 spec also in EN 1647 spec. There are also different grades of insulation, to make the home more suitable to what you are using it for, call our advisers to find the home that is right for you.

Or read through our blog that we have written about the differences in holiday homes (EN1647) and park homes (BS3632)

What is the difference between a Holiday Park vs a Residential Park – UK Caravan Centre

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The BS3632 is the British Standard to which residential park homes (and some lodges) are built. They are suitable for permanent residence (depending on the site licence) and are for all year round use.

The BSI – British Standards Institute – is a UK body that produces a range of standards for businesses and products to ensure they are fit for purpose.

First published in 1963, the BS3632 standard for residential park homes covers the quality of residential park homes. It also includes a list of criteria to ensure that all models fit their specific intention and are safe for dwelling. Finally, the technical aspects of the legislation cover all requirements and codes of practice that must be adhered to. These mainly concern the construction and design of the residential park home itself. This includes water, gas and electric supplies, ventilation systems, and preservation and maintenance of the residential park home. It will also have the measurements and size of the building itself.

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The UK Caravan Centre do not sell tourers, we are purely a sales dealer for static caravans, mobile homes and bespoke luxury lodges.  We offer both new and preowned homes for sale and we also buy preowned homes that you no longer need.

We also supply certain holiday parks in the South East of England.

If you are looking for something specific and don’t see it on our website, please call one of the sales team on 0800 2461206 and they will be able to source a home to meet your requirements.

 

 

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Towing a mobile home is a feasible task, albeit with several crucial considerations and limitations. Typically, a 4×4 or a vehicle with equivalent towing capacity is utilised for this purpose. However, it’s important to note that the towing process is slow and is usually limited to moving the mobile home only a few feet. This is commonly done during the positioning phase as part of the siting process.

The weight of a mobile home is a significant factor to bear in mind, as it generally exceeds 6 tonnes. These structures are purposefully designed to be transported to their intended locations securely atop specialised lorries. Attempting to tow a mobile home with anything less than the recommended towing capacity can lead to safety hazards and potential damage.

Therefore, when considering towing a mobile home, it is crucial to adhere to safety guidelines, use the appropriate towing vehicle, and ensure that the equipment used is suitable for the task.

Please call our team if you require more information about moving a home or for a list of our recommended transport and siting partners.

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Last updated 18/09/2019

We are excited to be attending the highly anticipated Caravan And Holiday Home Shows again this year, in Hull & Beaulieu. 

These are run by HERCMA (Hull & East Riding Caravan Manufacturers Association), and really are THE most fantastic events to view a huge selection of static caravans, luxury lodges, and mobile & park homes. In addition, there are many static caravan service providers & trade bodies in attendance. The best of the best will be on show, and all of the manufacturers will be showcasing their brand new 2020 models.

UK Caravan Centre static caravan mobile home show exhibition

The Lawns show in Cottingham

The Lawns show in Cottingham (HU16 5SQ) runs from 10am-5pm on 7th and 8th September, and will feature around 160 static caravans, lodges & park homes from the major manufacturers.

The Beaulieu Show

The Beaulieu show (SO42 7ZN) runs from 10am-5pm from 27th to 29th September, and will also feature the major manufacturers of quality mobile homes.

We are thrilled to be continuing our support of Delta Holiday Homes, Regal Holiday Homes & Atlas Leisure Homes.

There is free parking at both events.

No matter what your needs might be – if you are looking for a holiday home, or a static caravan for annexe accommodation, or staff/farm accommodation, whether you’re looking for a single unit or a double unit (twin lodge), there is such a wide range of models on offer, you’re sure to find something that fits the bill.

If you’d like to make an appointment to see us at either of these shows, or to visit our showground in Billericay, please call us on 0800 246 1206.  

We can offer a full turn-key service if required, we have a knowledgeable and friendly team, we stock new & pre-owned caravans to suit all budgets.

At the time of ‘addition of this information’ we currently have homes from Willerby, Carnaby, BK Bluebird as well as Delta, Regal & Atlas.

We look forward to seeing you soon. From all of us at The UK Caravan Centre

UK Caravan Centre static caravan mobile home show exhibitionUK Caravan Centre static caravan mobile home show exhibition

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Immediate Delivery

Please call us to discover the range of homes we currently have in stock, all of which are ready for immediate delivery. With homes and production slots secured throughout the year, we ensure a steady supply of high quality options. Whether you are in search of a preowned home for a self build project or a new bespoke built lodge for a loved one, our stock caters to a variety of preferences and needs.

Our dedicated team are ready and waiting for your call, they will guide you through the available options, helping you find the perfect home that aligns with your unique requirements. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction ensures that you will not only find a home that suits your needs but also experience a seamless and efficient process from first point of call to day of delivery.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to secure the best home to meet your needs; contact us now and let us assist you in making the right choice for your requirements.

 

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Decking at The UK Caravan Centre can provide decking for your home, static caravan or lodge….

Attractive and practical, decking is a great landscaping option for outdoor spaces of any size. It creates additional living space, distinguishing a special spot for socialising or relaxing. Decked areas help make the most of surfaces that are uneven or sloped so that no garden space is wasted. It works well as elevated terraces to offer garden interest at different heights.

Decking is ideal for zoning in large gardens as well as smaller spaces, such as balconies and roof terraces, where it can create the feel of an outdoor oasis in the midst of the city.  Decking complements modern styles, as well as more rural or country gardens.

Timber :

The natural feel of timber evokes the sensation of being waterside or by the beach. In fact, if you have, or are looking to add, a hot tub or swimming pool to your garden, consider laying a decked border around it. We offer low-slip boards which are ideal for this very purpose. So, whether you’re tackling a small-scale decking project or something more substantial, we’re here to help you find the right decking for you and your outdoor space.

UPVC Decking 

UPVC decking is made from 100% plastic which means there is no chance of rotting as it cannot absorb moisture. The problem with plastic decking is that it looks, plastic. Plastic decking is made cheaply and is almost entirely hollow. This reduces strength and offers virtually no grip when it becomes wet.

Composite deck boards

For a long-lasting and innovative decking option, choose composite decking.  Made from 95 per cent recycled materials (a combination of plastic and wood dust from re-used oak furniture), its advanced design ensures no warping, splitting, splintering, distorting or rotting over time. And the boards won’t fade in the sunlight, so they’ll look brand new for longer.

A strong and durable solid deck board with scratch and stain-resistant properties, composite decking never needs sanding, staining or oiling – so there’s no time intensive and costly maintenance work. And it’s easy to maintain – just wipe clean with warm, soapy water.

 

 

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We offer mobile homes Offsite, which means you are free to put them where ever you want, this could be on a farm, on a loved one’s piece of land, in a garden or onto a Caravan Park.

Caravan Parks need to charge more for the homes as they have large running costs that they need to cover, including the land itself.

Holiday Parks generally will not allow you to bring a Mobile Home to their site. Some smaller parks however may charge you a ‘bring on fee’ and this will vary.

The UK Caravan Centre has a large database of Caravan Parks in the South East so depending on what kind of park you might want to reside in we can help.

If you do like one of our homes, but are unsure if a park will allow you to bring on, we can always deal with the park on your behalf.

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The UK Caravan Centre, do not provide finance ourselves but we have partnered up with First Business Finance (UK) who are fully authorised and regulated by Finance Conduct Authority.  Click here to take you to our finance page, where you can fill in the form and someone from First Business will contact you.

If you are buying a home for a park, you might be able to get funding through your park, so we suggest you speak to them as well.  For private land purchases, you cannot secure a mortgage on your mobile home, but some lenders will allow you to borrow against your property.

We always advise our customers to obtain insurance for protection, which should be active from the point that the home is unloaded from the transport company.

Please check the details with your park to make sure you will meet the insurance requirements, i.e. for the wind protection insurance element you maybe required to chain down the home in all 4 corners.  For private land we recommended Mark Bates Ltd for insurance but we advise that you also speak to your homeowners insurance as well.

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Our Price Promise

Here at The UK Caravan Centre, we are committed to offering the best value available in the UK. While we strive to do so by providing an unmatched range of products and excellent customer service, we also work hard to always be competitively priced. We are so confident that we are, we promise to match any advertised price inclusive of delivery costs from other UK retailers. We never want our customers to have to decide between what we feel is the best online retail experience in the market and a lower price. At UK Caravan Centre, we want you to have both the best shopping experience and the best prices!

What requirements must be met to have a price matched?

All of UK Caravan Centre’s Mobile Homes destined for delivery within the UK are eligible for a price match. However, the product offered elsewhere, its purchase price, and the competitor must meet the following criteria:

The competitor’s product must be identical as that offered at UKCC (e.g. same size, colour, specification, model year, etc.)

The competitor’s product must be in their stock (at their showground) at the time of the price matching

The competitor’s price must include delivery, or, if not, delivery costs will be added to the offer price to create a total price inclusive of delivery (delivery costs will be estimated using the competitor’s delivery policies based on that product alone being ordered)

The competitor’s price must be publicly advertised online and verifiable at the time of the price matching, and cannot include any volume, personal or membership discounts. We cannot match multi-item promotional offers like “buy one get one free” or bulk buying discounts

The competitor must be based in the UK and sell direct to consumers, e.g., no auction or marketplace sites like ebay or Amazon resellers. (If you have a price from an international retailer, we will still endeavour to match the price, but we cannot guarantee it – please ask!)

Note that no other promotional offers can be used with a product which is price matched. In other words, discount vouchers cannot be applied to price matched products to receive a further discount. We cannot retrospectively price match after the product has been ordered. We reserve the right to restrict the number of items which can be purchased at a matched price to that which can be reasonably expected to be for personal use – purchase of multiple items at a matched price will only be allowed at the discretion of UKCC’s customer service team.

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At The UK Caravan Centre, we ask for a minimum of 20% to secure your order / home, this is due at the point of signing your contracts.  Bank details will be supplied on your contract of where the deposit is due to be paid to.  Please note we can only accept £5,000 in cash for any one transaction.

The order time depends on the home that you have purchased, some are available immediately and the balance will be due straight away, this means that the transport can be arranged and booked straight away for you.  If we need to order your home from the factory it usually takes around 10-12 weeks and the balance will be due 2 weeks before the home is ready to booked in for transport.

We also offer a bespoke build service and this build process takes around 18 weeks from the time the final specification has been signed off.

Should you have any concerns about making payments please contact our accounts team on 0800 2461206 for verification.

 

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“We were starting a building project, not far from the Caravan Centre. We had considered the idea of renting a house whilst we were working on the plot, but we really wanted to stay on site. As we would be able to connect to essential services, it seemed like a good idea to have a static home on site.
As this was all new to us we made an appointment to go along to the centre to see what our options might be. We were met by Philip, who was very friendly and welcoming.
He showed us all the different models, that were within our budget and to suit our needs.
We were so happy and confident with Philip as he didn’t rush us at all.
We were able to communicate with him very easily.
We felt that we were making an investment rather than wasting money on a rental.
The delivery was a breeze and we are very happy in our beautiful (temporary) new home!
Thank you UK Caravan Centre!”

Karen Denney

 

“We have just received our Delta Buckingham from the UK CARAVAN CENTRE we are absolutely delighted with our purchase all we can say is if you are looking for a new or used great quality caravan please check them out I would like to give 5 stars I also must mention Philip thankyou for your correspondence during our sale very happy”

Lynn Mann 

 

“I purchased 3 static homes separately in the last 12 months from the Caravan Centre for my farm and have been very happy with all 3 of them..Phillip and Catherine kept me constantly updated each time and ensured a smooth stress free delivery. I can thoroughly recommend them”

David Powley

 

“The UK Caravan Centre have delivered our new home just in time for Christmas. What a great present. Accompanied by a delivery of amazing brownies from a great team. Philip was amazing from start to finish, beginning with a video tour of the Caravans whilst we were stuck in traffic to a Beautiful Carnaby Langham delivered. Thanks also to SJP and Paul from Essex Mobile Homes getting it through narrow local roads straight to the door. 2024 is going to be amazing. Thank you and we cannot recommend them enough”

Alun Lane – Norfolk

 

“We purchased a Delta Superior mobile home from The UK Caravan Centre, and are really pleased with the service, and very happy in our new home.”

Charlie & Vivienne – Essex

 

“We’ve had our mobile home (Delta Resort Plus 29×12) since June 2015 and are still very please! The UK Caravan Centre was a great choice. Catherine especially was excellent, helping us choose the right home for our needs and assisting us with all the organisation. The mobile home itself is brilliant, incredibly spacious and modern. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

Danielle & Marcus – Tunbridge Wells, Kent

 

“As soon as we met the team at  UK Caravan we knew we were in good hands.  The team are incredibly knowledgeable and could answer the many questions and any of the concerns we had.  Their professionalism outshone any of the other caravan retailers we had previously met and there was always someone available to speak to in the time it took our caravan to arrive and following the delivery.  The quality of product that they suppled is proven, we have been living in our caravan for 8 months now whilst we complete a self-build and have not experienced any  issues whatsoever.”

Tim & Iona Young –  Berkshire, Reading

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Our Warranties

All our new homes come with a manufacturer’s warranty.  This generally consists of 12 months parts and labour warranty, covering everything inside your home.  It does exclude damage caused by owners and wear and tear.

In addition, some manufacturers offer an additional 2 years on the following items:

Furniture manufactured and fitted at the factory.

Shower cubicle, baths, kitchen sink, taps and sanitaryware.

Gutter, downpipes, and cladding

Internal door handles, radiators, sockets, and switches

After the 12 months standard parts and labour warranty, the chassis roof, walls, floors, ceilings and external doors and windows are covered for an additional 48 months.

If you have chosen a home with a fully galvanised chassis, then you often benefit from a 10-year warranty.

You will also receive individual warranties on items within the home such as white goods and boilers.  These will need to be activated directly with the appliance manufacturer and information on how to do this will be in your home guide.

If you need more information about the specifics relating to the manufacturer of your home, please call one of our team and they will be able to provide you with specific warranty information.

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We are very proud to have been asked to be Delta Caravan’s Official Dealer.

We have a close working partnership with Delta, and feel that we are well equipped to help our customer’s choose the right home for them.

There are hidden advantages in buying through a dealer which otherwise may end up costing you a lot of money in the end. So although may seem slightly more expensive in the beginning it ends up being a lot cheaper

Dealer Expertise: For a start, dealers usually have access to greater technical and mechanical expertise than a private owner. At the UK Caravan Centre, we have expert knowledge how Delta’s caravans work, put together and all aspects of the home, delivery, siting and installation.

Warranties : Mobile home purchased from unauthorised dealers may not come with official warranties, meaning that if there are issues with the homes the consumer will be forced to pay for repairs that would otherwise fall within warranty coverage – or, in some instances, the dealer will offer their own warranty.

Better Selection: Finally, a dealer can offer a wide selection of Mobile Homes in one place, from one source. This cuts the work that a prospective buyer needs to do in looking through lots of advertisements and speaking to a number of different people. A dealer with his or her own premises should be able to show you a number of Mobile Homes that fit your budget and requirements.

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There are four costs in a mobile home; the Mobile Home, Transport, Siting, and Connections to Services.

 

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Transport

Mobile Homes unlike their name are not that mobile, they are transported around on a large HGV by specialised companies.

The UK Caravan Centre has partnerships with a selected few Caravan Transport companies which we entrust our mobile homes with.  Because each delivery is different we do not have a standard pricing structure for transportation. When a member of our team prepare your unique quotation several factors are taken into consideration including distance, size of home, tolls, ferry charges, escort cost and alternative routes due to the size of the load.

Please contact a member of the team for your personal transport quotation.

 

Siting

Once the HGV vehicle has unloaded your home in a suitable location, a siting team can then take over to pull the mobile home with a 4×4. Once the caravan is in your desired location, the home will then be jacked up and supports will be placed underneath the chassis where required. We can provide this service for you, the cost depends on how complex the job is.

 

Connections to services

The connections that you need to consider are the following:

  • The water supply to the home
  • The water / waste from the home – by connecting to the existing drains, or a cesspit.
  • Electrics – Once your home is in situ, a qualified electrician will then need to connect your home to your supply.
  • The Central Heating (if applicable) and the Hot Water are generally powered by LPG bottled gas. When you are ready for your home to be connected to the gas, you need to instruct a Gas Safe Engineer. Go to http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/ to find a local engineer to you.
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If you want the peace of mind knowing that you won’t have the hassle of selling your mobile home when you no longer need it, when you buy your home from us we can offer our ‘buy back service’ and agree a price to buy it back off you within a specific time frame.

This service applies to NEW homes purchased from us and as a general rule it is 40% of the purchase price up to 18 months from the original date of sale*.  This is of course, subject to condition and viewing the home.  We will also consider buying back any preowned home purchased from us, but there is no guarantee on the price and we will simply determine a price at the point you are looking to sell.

*terms and conditions apply and is subject to condition and market conditions at the time of repurchase.

If you would like more information about our Buy Back Service please call the team on 0800 2461206

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Holiday home and park homes manufacturers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, therefore they have designed homes which will make a huge difference to a person’s ability to maintain a safe and independent lifestyle and enable them to carry out daily activities that may have been affected by various situations such as: frailty, ill health or a severe injury.

The homes have been designed for the ease of moving a wheelchair throughout the home

Such design features include:

Full wet room

Low level kitchen

Extra wide doors

Lino throughout, with no carpet bars

Reinforced hand rails

No thresholds

Less furniture / more space around the master bed

Each manufacturer offer a wheelchair accessible layout.  We also have a bespoke build service where we can design a home to your specific requirements.

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Our caravans truly are a ‘home from home’, with optional features such as dishwashers, American style fridge freezers, wine coolers, and washer/ dryers. All our static caravans are well insulated and can be tailored to your needs, see Point 4  below for our insulation information

Here are the just some of uses and benefits of Mobile Home living:

Temporary Accommodation during Self Build Projects

Increased security

On site to make any decisions regarding your house project and to monitor the progress

No relocation for the family, kids are still the same distance to the schools, their friends etc..

You don’t have to struggle to find a suitable normal rental property if you have pets

If your project over runs then you don’t have to worry about paying more rent

Staff Accommodation

Increased security for your business

Your staff can live on site which is an attractive prospect for a lot of workers

You don’t have to struggle to find a suitable normal rental property, which may not even be close by

Granny Annex Accommodation

Want to be near your loved ones but still want your own independence?

You can live independently in your family’s garden (subject to your local authority’s approval)  but be near enough to the main home if assistance is required

Our homes are extremely comfortable and can be tailored as much as possible to suit your needs

Wheel chair friendly homes available

All one level living

Pre Home Owners

We are finding that with the on-going hike in house prices, people are struggling to buy their first brick built home. Many of our customers are buying a mobile home in order to achieve their living space and putting it on family’s land.

Affordable housing

Have your own space

If you are putting it private land, you won’t have the mortgage repayments to keep on top of

Park Home Residents

Some of our customers are investing in purchasing a mobile home to enjoy the park life, whether it is as a second home or as their main residence. Call us if you would like us to help you find a park.

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Many mobile homes feature Double Glazing and Central Heating as standard or as package to add them on, this doesn’t mean your home is residential specification (BS 3632).  All mobile homes are EN 1647 standard as a minimum and can be lived in all year round, but you might find you use more utilises in the winter months as you won’t have as high grade of insulation as that of a BS 3632 home

BS 3632 is a residential specification which means the mobile home is designed for residential use. However a mobile home can still have elements of this residential specification but doesn’t qualify as a BS 3632 home as the rooms have to be of a minimum size.

We have a large range of homes that can be upgraded to BS3632 and also our bespoke range of homes that are built as standard as BS 3632 Residential.

If you would like to know more detail about the differences in EN1647 and BS3632 home, click here to read our blog, which goes into more detail.

Each specification has if benefits dependent on how you are planning to use the home so we recommend calling our advisers to find the home that is right for you.

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The simply answer to that is, yes.

Many of our customers buy a mobile home for just that, whether they need it for temporary living during a self build project or they are buying it for a relative who would like to be closer to the family for occasional assistance.  Homes are built to 2 different standards, firstly you have EN1467, which is the standard build for all static mobile homes.  You then have BS3632, which, at the minimum increases the insulation throughout the home to bring it up to residential standard.  Not all models are available in BS3632, so we recommend discussing this with our sales team so that they can advise you on the best home for your requirements.

Most customers do find that standard specification is still sufficient for all year living, as homes will still have double glazing and central heating.

We have written a blog about BS3632, so if you are looking for a residential standard home, have a read through for some more detailed information

What Does Residential BS3632 Mean – UK Caravan Centre

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Essentially there is no difference between a static caravan and a mobile home. Some people use the term mobile home to describe a Park Home, whilst static caravans are normally referred to when discussing holiday park homes.

mobile home (also static caravan, caravan, trailertrailer homehouse trailer) is a prefabricated structure, built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being transported to site.

Used as permanent home, for holiday, temporary accommodation during a building project, staff accommodation and even emergency housing they are left often permanently or semi-permanently in one place, they can be move when they are no longer required or when you feel it is time to upgrade.

Within the static caravan title you also have the phrases single unit and twin unit.  As it suggests, a single mobile home unit is 1 unit on 1 chassis.  A twin mobile home unit is when a home is larger and arrives on site in two sections, usually this are 20 feet wide when connected together.

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