Park Homes Insulation
A well-insulated park home will leave you free to:
- Enjoy a warmer home in winter and a cooler home in summer
- Benefit from a smarter external appearance
- Reduces outside noise
- Save up to £250* on your annual heating bill
Insulating your park home will help reduce your heating bills, cut your carbon footprint and can also improve the external appearance. There are large numbers of parks homes with full and part time residents the cost to heat these can be excessive, especially for older park homes that have poor standards of thermal insulation. With new systems being developed, insulation is becoming a more viable solution for park homes. This is your answer to heat loss problems and high fuel bills.
About the insulation
A slim breathable, insulation system is layered and fitted to the outside of the home. It provides excellent insulation and can improve the appearance and stability of the home. The insulation will keep your park home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The insulation takes approximately 3 to 5 days to install depending on the size of your home.
Some useful facts and benefits
- An average fuel bill on a park home is around £1000 per year with some far in excess of this.
- Insulating can reduce heat loss from a park home by up to 50%.
- Insulation keeps the home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- It will increase the energy efficiency of your property and value of your home.
With ECO grant funding and finance solutions available to support the improvements the cost of improving your park home. Prices starting from £5,999 for a single park home. Completing works at the same time as others on your site can reduce this cost. Speak to our team on 0800 5877795 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This brief guide is aimed as a guide to assist Park Home owners in making the correct decision to insulate.
Things to Consider
When considering insulation for your Park Home it is recommended that you consult a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey to ensure your Park Home is in suitable for the installation, and if there is anything that needs addressing prior to the insulation works being completed.
The chassis is the backbone of any mobile home and should be inspected for signs of deterioration or corrosion. If there are signs of any damage, this must be rectified and may also require rust inhibitor treatment.
Poorly Supported Homes
The chassis of a Park Homes should be supported on steel adjustable axle stands which in turn need to be supported on a firm base. The location of the supporting stands should be in accordance with the Park Home manufacturer’s recommendations.
The underside of the flooring chassis needs to be ventilated to help prevent deterioration of the chassis and the risk of mould growth. An inspection should also be made on the ventilation to the rooms with in the Park Home.
Windows need to be inspected to ensure that the frames are suitable for the installation, this is particularly important if the windows have been replaced
Any areas of damp will need to be investigated with any remedial works taking place prior to any insulation works to ensure the integrity of the property.
While the energy efficiency of the home is a main concern, there are other considerations to be taken into account. The distance between homes need to comply with the Park Home Licence and take into account the requirements for space separation.
*Fuel saving source NEA