9 November 2023
At first glance a modern park home doesn’t look much different to a traditional property in the UK. All park homes are single-story buildings that resemble modern day bungalows. Their construction makes them very durable and easy to look after, and there’s a likelihood of fewer repair bills than traditional buildings.
Park homes generally cost less than a brick-built equivalent of the same size in the same area, and they come fully equipped with furniture and appliances, so are very cost-effective. Park homes are also generally more economical to run and very low maintenance, plus, in nearly all cases, the council tax will be band A.
Park homes built to British Residential Standard BS 3632, are built with energy savings in mind. Improved insulation, improved window and door U values, higher minimum maintainable room temperatures and low energy lighting are just a few of the features that will help you to save money on energy bills and also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Parks are generally located in quiet rural locations and most modern park homes benefit from a dedicated parking space and their own garden. Park homes, being detached properties, also offer a greater degree of privacy.
The majority of park home sites are retirement communities, and many have a resident owner or manager on-hand to handle any problems that may arise. In addition, many parks provide a secure gated environment for their residents; this security can provide peace of mind, particularly for older, more vulnerable residents.
One of the most desirable benefits of living in a park home is the sense of community that they offer. Whilst quiet and privacy is respected, residential park sites tend to attract others of a similar age and in similar circumstances who value the same quality of life.