What is a Park Home?
A park home is a detached bungalow-style home, usually set in a private estate, where they’re located on plots known as ‘pitches’. In law, they are known as ‘mobile homes’ and are covered by their own legislation – the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended by separate legislation in Scotland . New Park Homes are built to comply with British Standard BS3635-15 which dictates stringent health and safety standards and are designed to be lived in permanently – modern homes are well insulated and have central heating, double glazing and energy-efficient boilers, have good sound and heat insulation making them more comfortable and cheaper to run. Internal layouts and furniture and fittings can match any traditional bungalow.
Comfortable, Affordable, Low Maintenance
In November 2016, an updated British Standard came into force; NCC manufacturer members now build to this revised, improved Standard – BS3632:2015. The new homes built to this specification are more energy efficient and with better sound insulation, making them more comfortable and cheaper to run.
It is easy to maintain a park home, so you can spend your time and money on more interesting things! They are comfortable, affordable and low maintenance.
There is enormous flexibility in design, layout and size. A park home usually has between one and three bedrooms, sometimes with an ensuite, plus a sitting room, dining area, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom/s. Most have manageable gardens and plenty of parking spaces; some have garages.
Park homes are usually fully furnished although you can opt for part- or un-furnished. A furnished home includes loose and fitted furniture, wall to wall carpets/laminate and soft furnishings, and a full range of appliances. Park homes are connected to the normal utility services such as water, electricity, gas (sometimes LPG), telephone, drains and sewers.
Here at Crosbie Towers, our homes meet modern standards as do most of the homes which become available privately on the park.
In Scotland, residents are free to sell their homes in the traditional fashion privately, or through agents without the need to consult the park owner. Part of the contract for stationing a home on a park in Scotland is that the site owner is entitled to a commission on the private sale of a property.