What are the rules on static caravans?
It is within the law to site a caravan within the ‘curtilage of your home,’ i.e., in your garden or on your drive, without having to acquire planning permission. However, the static caravan or mobile home must accompany the house for ancillary uses only.
What do you put under a static caravan?
EcoPro Caravan Insulation Kit is designed to insulate underneath Static Caravans to prevent cold from rising into your living space. It is a common problem that most Static Caravans are built with little to no underfloor insulation, which makes the floors extremely cold throughout winter months.
Can you claim Universal Credit if you live in a static caravan?
Yes. You can make a claim for Housing Benefit towards your rent and site fees in the usual way. Mobile homes include caravans occupied by people with a travelling tradition, such as Gypsies and Travellers. If you live in a universal credit area, you will have to claim housing costs under universal credit instead.
What is a caravan site Licence?
Contact your local council for a licence if you live in England, Scotland or Wales and want to use your land as a caravan site. You do not need a licence to run a caravan site if: the site is 5 or more acres and there are 3 or less caravans there for 28 days or less a year.
What is the minimum distance between park homes?
There should be a 4.5 metre clear distance between the structure and any neighbouring park home and the structure shall not impede a safe means of escape from the pitch in case of fire. (e) A garage or car port is only permitted within the separation distance if it is of non-combustible construction.
What’s the best way to insulate a static caravan?
The best way to insulate static caravan walls is to remove the panelling from the interior walls and either replacing the insulation with thicker and warmer insulation or adding another layer on top to add more insulation. Alternatively, you can add insulation on top of the existing wood panelling.
Do you need siting for a static caravan?
Siting is an essential part of caravan ownership or rental and it is integral that a static caravan is transported safely and securely. Holiday parks (Approved siting contractors for the National Holiday Park Chains).
Who is responsible for the siting of a caravan?
In most cases your caravan or lodge will be sited on your behalf by your park operator or supplier who should be consulted if you require further advice or have any concerns about on siting. Do not attempt to alter any aspect of the siting of your caravan or lodge – the following material is merely for information purposes.
Do you need police permit for static caravan?
Delivery itself is one of the main considerations. Static caravans are legally notifiable abnormal loads for transport purposes. This means they require a police permit from every force’s policing area the load will travel through on its route.
What does it mean to sit a twin caravan?
Twin unit Installation can include watertight or full siting, with internal trim fitment (this does not include connection and commissioning or services). Siting a static involves: Pitching a caravan means placing it in the right pitch on site, which can either be hard standing (concrete base) or grass.