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FAQ's

What is a Lodge?

A lodge is generally used for holiday accommodation, although if it is built to BS 3632 the residential standard and located on a park with a residential licence, it can be used as a primary residence throughout the year. Read more...

What is a park home?

A park home (or mobile home) is a detached single story home, designed for residential use. Park homes are usually sited on a park and located on a plot known as a pitch. Read more...

What's the difference between a Residential Park Home and a Caravan Holiday Home?

Park homes (and all Wessex lodges) are built to British Standard BS 3632 and suitable for residential use throughout the year, whereas a caravan holiday home is built to EN 1647 which is a lower build standard and only suitable for seasonal use.  Read more...

CAN YOU HELP US FIND A HOLIDAY PARK FOR OUR LODGE?

Yes, there are various different ways in which we can help you to find the ideal holiday park for your Wessex lodge. Read more...

Can you help us find a residential park for our home?

Yes, there are various different ways in which we can help you to find the perfect park for your Wessex home. Read more...

What styles, sizes and configurations do Wessex lodges and park homes come in?

Our standard lodges and park homes each have their own unique character both inside and out which can be inter-changed. In addition to this we offer a bespoke home design service. Read more...

How much does a Wessex lodge or park home cost?

The cost of a Wessex lodge or park home depends on the model, size and internal specification of the lodge or park home you have selected. Read more...

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF A WESSEX LODGE OR PARK HOME?

The price for a lodge or park home includes: a fitted kitchen complete with appliances, bedrooms with built in or freestanding furniture, bathrooms, a lounge suite, dining suite, carpets, vinyl and/or laminate flooring, curtains and soft furnishings including bedding.  Read more...

CAN I GET A MORTGAGE for A PARK HOME OR LODGE?

Mortgages which are used to buy a traditional bricks and mortar home are not available for the purchase of a park home or holiday lodge, however, finance is readily available from specialised companies. Read more...

CAN I PART-EXCHANGE MY HOME FOR A WESSEX HOME?

Yes, companies who specialise in part-exchange services can help. They will purchase your current home from you which removes the risk of being part of a chain of sales and allows you to move into your Wessex home at a time that suits you. Read more...

CAN I PUT A PARK HOME OR LODGE ON MY OWN LAND?

You will need to get permission to site a lodge or park home from your Local Planning Authority. We can supply you with a floor plan and elevation for your home along with a service plan which your Local Planning Authority will need in order to consider your application. Read more...

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A WESSEX HOME?

Once you have finalised the specification of your home and both yourselves and your park have signed it off we can commence manufacture. Read more...

WHAT GUARANTEE DO I GET WITH A WESSEX LODGE OR PARK HOME?

All Wessex lodges and park homes are built in accordance with the latest edition of BS 3632 and carry a 12 month manufacturer's warranty on the home and its contents as supplied at purchase by Wessex. Read more...

ARE WESSEX LODGES AND PARK HOMES WARM ENOUGH?

Yes, all our lodges and park homes have an insulated timber frame construction, which is naturally warm (unlike bricks and blocks). Our homes are built to the very highest specifications with high tolerances. Read more...

Is there a choice of exterior cladding?

Yes, there are a wide variety of cladding systems and colours to choose from. These can be viewed in our sample room and discussed with our friendly and helpful staff. Read more...

HOW 'MOBILE' ARE LODGES AND PARK HOMES?

Wessex lodges and park homes are manufactured on a proprietary rolled steel chassis. This is fitted with multiple wheeled axles and removable tow bars which are used for manufacturing, transport and siting purposes. Read more...

HOW DO I RESELL MY LODGE OR PARK HOME?

You can sell your lodge or park home either privately, through an estate agent or through your park owner. Read more...

Can you install my own fittings if I supply the products?

In principle yes but we would need to review on a case by case basis to ensure we comply with legislation and building standards.

Can I hang things on the walls of my home?

In principle yes but we would need to review this on a case by case basis to ensure that we comply with legislation and building standards.

If you have a specific query that has not been covered in this section, please call us on 0845 257 0400 or email info@wessexparkhomes.co.uk.