The Rise of Residential Specification Caravans

Date: May 17, 2024

Caravan ownership represents a lifestyle choice, offering all the comforts of a second home. Residential specification caravans take this a step further, providing an even higher standard of living…

The popularity of residential specification has never been higher. With these modern caravans boasting superior insulation, energy efficiency, high quality fixtures and fittings and luxury features from spacious living areas to sleek, fully equipped kitchens.

We spoke to Sales Manager, Nick Hodgson who tells all about his experience moving from standard caravan specification to residential specification;

“Having spent the majority of my 29 year career residing in various caravans and lodges around the UK, I have spent the last six years within the idyllic grounds of Patrington Haven Leisure Park in East Yorkshire.

The recent move into a residential specification lodge has truly been a revelation. The contrast between my previous accommodations and this new lodge is astounding. Upgrading to residential specification has brought with it a newfound level of comfort and luxury that I never knew was possible.

The superior insulation and construction of the lodge have transformed my living experience. From the cosy ambiance of the centrally heated rooms to the durability and longevity of the structure, every aspect of residential specification speaks to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. I’m enjoying the many benefits that residential specification has to offer — not only in terms of energy efficiency and durability, but also in the unparalleled sense of peace and contentment it brings to everyday life.”

Nick, Sales Manager at Patrington Haven Leisure Park


What is Residential Specification? (BS 3632)

Residential specification in holiday homes refers to a higher standard of construction, insulation, and amenities that are designed to make the holiday home suitable for year-round living, relative to a permanent residential property. Below are the features typically associated with residential specification:

  1. Superior Insulation: Thicker walls, floors, and ceilings, as well as high quality insulation materials ensuring better heat retention in the winter and keeps the home cooler in the summer. Resulting in improved energy efficiency and increased comfort.
  2. Double Glazing & Central Heating: Double glazed windows and doors minimise heat loss and noise. Efficient central heating systems, such as gas or electric boilers, provide consistent warmth throughout the holiday home.
  3. Durable Construction: High quality build materials, robust frames and weather resistant cladding withstands the rigors of pro-longed use and adverse weather conditions.
  4. Modern Fixtures & Fittings: Residential specification holiday homes typically boast higher quality features from premium grade contemporary kitchens, bathrooms and flooring to stylish lighting and furnishings.
  5. Comprehensive Warranty: Manufacturers often offer comprehensive warranty cover structural defects, appliances and installations.

While the concept of residential specification in holiday homes has been steadily gaining attention, the focus on environmental sustainability is also on the rise. Leading manufacturer, Willerby Holiday Homes, has taken a step forward in their alternative ‘Green Standard’ holiday homes, aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

Overall, residential specification holiday homes offer a higher standard of living and comfort compared to standard holiday homes, making them suitable for use all year round. Whatever the weather!

Are you dreaming of owning your own cosy retreat, nestled in the tranquil East Yorkshire countryside? There’s never been a better time to turn that dream into a reality!

With lodge availability at its peak and with unbeatable value for money, it’s a fantastic time to seize this opportunity. Whether you envision a serene countryside escape or a modern showstopper, leading manufacturers offer an array of options to suit your lifestyle.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our friendly team today via sales@phlp.co.uk.


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