Mobile Homes/Caravans

We build custom designed mobile homes that are perfect replacements for static caravans.  By designing the building for your property the static caravan can be replaced with a long-lasting beautiful wooden structure whilst still using the existing planning permission.

Our mobile units are built in two sections, fully complying with mobile unit legislation.  Inside the units feel warm and cosy due to the beautiful natural woods we use.

Because we design and build each unit individually we can exactly match the dimensions of your existing caravan, or change the size to maximise your available land.

When treated properly these buildings will last a lifetime.

All of our residential cabins can be constructed to comply with mobile unit legislation.

Do I need planning permission for a mobile home/caravan

You can put a mobile unit in your garden and use it as ancillary accomodation to the main dwelling without planning approval unless you are in a conservation area. You cannot use it as self contained living accommodation without a certificate of lawfulness which is applied for from your local planning department. When you apply just ask for a certificate of lawfulness for a caravan in your garden.

A Legal Definition of a Mobile Home/Caravan

The basic facts:

The definition of a mobile home gives a maximum size of 20m x 6.7m (66ft x 22ft) external and 3.048m internal ceiling height. There is no external roof height. This was overlooked in the original Caravan Act of 1968.

The unit can be constructed on site, but must have the ability to be moved in two halves. For full details see Caravan Sites Act 1968 Statutory Instruments Amendment 1st October 2006 No. 2374.

A caravan means any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether by being towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer) and any motor vehicle so designed or adapted, but does not include railway rolling stock in certain circumstances or tents.

Its application to twin-unit caravans is elaborated in Section 13 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968.

Such a structure, designed or adapted for human habitation and which is (a) composed of not more than 2 sections separately constructed and designed to be assembled on a site by means of bolts, clamps, or other devices; and (b) when assembled, physically capable of being moved by road from one place to another (whether by being towed or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer), shall not be treated as not being a caravan for the purposes of part 1 of the 1960 Act by reason only that it cannot lawfully be so moved on a highway when assembled.

Please see below for an idea of layout possibilities and costs.

Prices below include:
Construction in Cornwall
Roof covering. Underlay, felt shingles, metal edge strips
Insulation. 80mm celotex all round
Timber base inc glulam beams
VAT at 5%
Plan
Mobile Home 3.9m x 10.44m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £29,455
Plan
Mobile Home 5.71m x 9.11m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £33,646
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Mobile Home 5.71m x 13.84m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £49,855
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Mobile Home 5.71m x 13.82m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £51,871
Plan
Mobile Home 5.71m x 9.11m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £38,280
Plan
Mobile Home 6.80m x 13.82m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £53,138
Plan
Mobile Home 6.80m x 16.45m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £66,480
Plan
Mobile Home 6.80m x 16.64m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £66,855
Mobile Home 6.80m x 20m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £80,138
Plan
Mobile Home 6.80m x 20m 60mm thick solid timber wall 100mm void for 80mm celotex insulation...
From £80,838

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