Whether you’ve spent years enjoying holidays in static caravans or are new to the world of holiday homes, there are many things to know about the industry. Statics are a great investment and give you a perfect place to relax and take a break from everyday life.
Taking the time to find out more will give you an advantage, especially if you’re looking to become an owner. At Hanley Caravans our blog this month takes a look at all you need to know about static caravans, giving you an advantage.
What are Static Caravans?
In basic terms, a static is a caravan which does not move. Once you’ve selected your manufacturer, specifications and plot, your unit will stay in place and won’t move again unless you decide to switch to another park. There are so many different sizes, styles and prices available, making it easy to find an option no matter what your budget is.
On average, most statics will be sized between 22’ x 10’ or 40’ and 12’. They are built to a high standard (BS EN 1647), however are only meant to be used for temporary stays and not lived in. The lifespan will depend on how well it’s been made as well as conditions and how you care for it, so it’s always worth looking into maintenance.
Difference Between Statics and Park Homes
It’s important to understand the key differences between a static and a park home. Whilst static caravans are for temporary use during a season, park homes can be used to live in all year round if a location has the correct license in place.
Park homes are usually fixed into place and can be used as a permanent residence. Although, you should always check with a caravan park first to make sure you are able to live there.
Picking a Manufacturer
A huge part of the process is often deciding on the right manufacturer for you. If you’re buying a used caravan, you may not be as concerned about this as parks will have a number of units available for sale and these might not be from a wide selection of manufacturers. But it’s still worth looking into the makes that you like and searching for the best models for your requirements.
For those that are buying new, it is worth doing research into the right make for you to pick. Some of these include:
Finding the Right Location
Picking a caravan is important as it needs to be ideal for your overall plans. Although, if it isn’t in the right location then you could be missing out. There are thousands of caravan parks across the UK, each offering their own unique features. From rolling countryside to busy clubhouses, you can find almost anything that you are looking for.
A good idea is to make a list of what you’re looking for and narrow parks down using this. Otherwise, it can be easy to get lost and confused. Think about places you’ve enjoyed in the past or areas of the country that you’re excited to explore.
Other Places to Look
There are so many other websites and forusm online for you to go to for advice about statics. These include:
At Hanley Caravans we have several parks located across the North of England in North Lancashire, Cumbria, the Lake District, as well as County Durham and the Scottish Borders. For more details, please feel free to get in contact with us.