22 December 2017
Energy bills can be a concern in the winter months, something which is especially true in our twilight years as we tend to feel the cold much more. Some would expect that a park home would be colder and not as energy efficient as traditional bricks and mortar, but this simply isn’t the case. A park home is just as warm and cosy.
As with bricks and mortar properties, park homes are manufactured to a specific level of regulation. The current British Standard for residential park homes, BS 3632:2015, ensures that park homes (and lodges built to this standard) are built with energy efficiency at the forefront. Homes built to the new standard benefit from improved insulation, have higher minimum maintainable room temperatures and window and door glazing achieves better U-values. All these factors come together to mean that less heat is lost and homeowners benefit from savings on heating their homes.
Understanding BS 3632
In 2005 BS 3632 was updated to be more in-line with conventional forms of housing and to ensure that park homes were suitable for permanent residential use. Then in November 2015 the standard was updated again. The new standard, BS 3632:2015, continues to build on the principles of the 2005 standard, but with the main focus to improve energy efficiency. BS 3632 homes manufactured by NCC members are also required to be issued with an Energy Efficiency Calculation, so you will know exactly how energy efficient your home is! Good to know.
What else is great about BS 3632:2015?
It’s not just energy efficiency that homes built to BS 3632:2015 benefit from, they’re also designed and built with stronger chassis; better airflow (resulting in cleaner air); include low energy lighting and more rigorous sound reduction testing is now required (meaning a quieter environment).
All of these improvements mean you will be warm and cosy throughout the winter in your park home, even through the harshest of winters!