23 Mar What is a Park Home?
Warfield Park is one of the most prestigious Park Home addresses in the UK, set among stunning parklands which were once part of Windsor Great Park. We have had a thriving community of park home owners and tenants for more than 70 years.
Having been so well established for such a long time, it’s easy for us to forget that some people might not be familiar with what a park home is and how it differs from a traditional bricks and mortar house.
Essentially a park home is a prefabricated detached, single-storey dwelling located on a rented plot of land within a private residential park.
In this article we take a look at some of the fundamentals of park homes. Remember, if you would like to speak to a member of our expert team about your property options give us a call on 01344 884666 or email us.
If not bricks, then what?
Unlike traditional bricks and mortar homes, a park home is manufactured in a factory before being transported to the site. Once on the site, the finishing touches are put in place and the private garden is built.
So, does that mean that they’re less robust than a bricks and mortar home? Absolutely not. Modern park homes are engineering masterpieces, made from state-of-the-art materials which are not only environmentally responsible and sustainable, but also of the highest quality. In fact, dare we say we’d wager a modern park home to last longer than some of the modern bricks and mortar homes we see popping up.
Park homes tend to be much more efficient and cost effective to run. With superior insulation properties, you lose less heat than in a conventional house which means you spend less on utilities to run the heating systems.
All park homes are now built to high energy efficiency standards and can cost half of what a comparative traditional home does to run.
Full Time Living
Using state of the art materials and technology our park homes are just as well insulated, if not better than a modern bricks and mortar house. Providing you ensure good heating practices; park homes can be cool in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter months.
Park homes are structurally sound and can easily cope with being used all year round. In fact, recent improvements in the thermal performance of walls and floor thanks to technology means that there is minimal heat loss and, when combined with the latest double-glazing solutions you have a heating and insulation system which out performs the criteria of the British Standard (BS 3632:2015).
Benefits of a park home
There are many benefits to living in a park home:
Community – most park homes are nestled into a community of like-minded people and so the sense of community can turn into a ready-made support network should you ever need it.
Storage – many new properties have very little storage space, a park home with its single storey footprint often has much more usable space than a home with stairs and other internal infrastructure.
Access – park homes are popular with older members of society as the single storey lifestyle negates the need to navigate stairs on a regular basis.
Maintenance – single storey homes are easier to maintain, no more ladder climbing to clear gutters and, by moving to a home which is the right size for your needs, you’ll have fewer unused spaces needing upkeep
Not for Holidays
A common misconception is that there are holiday rentals in with the permanent residents; as you can imagine, this just wouldn’t work.
The park homes on Warfield Park are not holiday homes, nor are they available for holiday rental. Our park homes are privately owned full-time residences for the most part with a portion of the homes available for long term rent.
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