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  1. Try Lifesure - they are a broker and experienced with most things. https://www.lifesure.co.uk/personal-insurance/static-caravan-insurance
  2. very very difficult to be totally focussed on several things at once. If it was easy, there would be no such thing as an accident... and everybody would be able to remember exactly where they put the keys, even if the phone did ring just as they were putting them down.
  3. Hello and welcome. Not sure from your post if the intention is to use the mobile home as a sort of holiday home or full time residential, and if for holiday home whether for your personal use or to let - obviously you will make sure that whatever planning permission you get is for the intended use. The reason I ask is that there is a BIG difference between full-time living and a sort-of-holiday use. There are 2 standards for insulation and build of mobile homes, one is BS3632 which is for residential use, and the other is EN1647, which is holiday use, and these are the ones that
  4. Talk to your neighbours and park manager - you should be able to get recommendations for local firms that have already worked on statics. Windows on statics and park homes are odd-leg type, and I think the doors will be the same, designed for the edges to fit over the walls, rather than inset like bricks&mortar. You probably won't be able to buy the required type from places like B&Q, but any experienced local fitter will be able to source and supply without problem. Prestige Developments in Wellingborough(Northamptonshire) make their own windows and doors for park and s
  5. If a site is sold on as a going concern with already owned and sited vans, I would think that the existing contracts should still be valid until the stated expiry date. The length of time a van can be sited, along with resale conditions, commission, etc., should be included in the contract. The site rules are usually separate, and probably only form part of the contract under the words "site rules must be obeyed", without specifying what they are, so on holiday parks both the existing and the new owner can change rules as they want. So if the time for a van to stay on site is n
  6. Agree that pipes should drain.. but the extra problem with a static is that the siting is frequently not what it should be, so even if the manufacturers has installed everything with the correct flow, the siting crew can undo all the good work. As an aside, an old joke on our (residential) park was that the only time the siters used a spirit level was to make sure the gutters were dead level so that the pigeons had a ready supply of water to drink.
  7. Yes - It MUST be ventilated. See attached (if it didn't attach properly, go to www. hse.gov.uk>GAS>lpg>ventilation) ventilation.pdf
  8. Maybe the others sold their vans before the current site owners signed the deal with the new site owners?
  9. Lifesure are also worth a look.
  10. It may be a bespoke, made for an order which was subsequently cancelled? That is often the reason for vans which are not found in the brochures. Do you have your own land for a static? Or have you already arranged a site for it? Just checking...
  11. Sounds to me like the perfect reason to have a caravan. Short breaks, long breaks, as the mood takes you (or, at least, as and when things settle down).
  12. I hope you do not mind, but I'm just putting a small correction here. Many holiday sites do have 12 month licences, which means that they can be used for leisure purposes at any time during the year. The reason some councils, and also park operators, insist on a closed period is to avoid van owners thinking that it is OK to move in full time. Being open for 12 months does not make it a residential site - but unfortunately many sales (including estate agents and even park operators) highlight the "12 months use", without adding the "for holidays" bit.
  13. That is what I first thought - but then I saw there have been only 2 posts from the OP, and the first one was a question about a static they were renovating, so I replied on that basis. Maybe they'll come back and update us.
  14. Only static storage site I can see is in Stockton - https://www.stocktoncaravans.co.uk/static-caravan-storage/ I am so intrigued by your question. The static must be already sited, and you say you are on the finishing touches of restoration. So why cannot the static remain where it is while you finish restoring it? If you move it to storage, it is not like a touring caravan which gets hitched up and towed - you put it on a vehicle (usually a low-loader) and also, depending how and where it is sited, arrange for either a crane or landrover to move it from the pitch to the tr
  15. I suggest that you carry out a lot of research so that you know what you are buying, and what questions you need to ask. This "22 year age" is probably from a recycled article in the papers, relating to an event back in 2019, when a holiday site that previously did not have an age limit for their vans decided to introduce one. For holiday statics, there is no fixed rule - each site will have their own rules and terms which will depend on the contract they offer. Some have 10 year age limits, some have 15 year age limits, some have no set age but a rolling contract which is renewed ea
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