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.
As park homes are designed to be lived in throughout the year, they are well insulated and have central heating, double-glazing and energy efficient boilers. A home will usually have between one and three bedrooms, an en-suite, sitting room, dining area, fully fitted kitchen and bathroom(s). Most park homes come fully furnished, which generally includes freestanding and/or fitted furniture, flooring, soft furnishings and appliances. Although park homes are usually fully furnished you can choose part or un-furnished. Park homes are connected to services such as water, electricity, gas, telephone, drains and sewers.
Park homes are covered by their own legislation:
Legal provisions vary between England, Scotland and Wales.
Park homes are built to comply with British Standard BS 3632, which sets out stringent health and safety standards.