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New Forest Log Cabins mobile or transportable buildings are capable of being assembled in such a way that they can be lifted onto a lorry and transported from site by road. This is achieved through the use of a pre-fabricated chassis with lifting points on which the Chalet is built, using a crane the structure can be lifted as a whole or in two parts, therefore meeting the planning requirements of a mobile home.
Mobile Homes are built in accordance with the regulations governing mobile and park homes to British Standard specifications. We have a wide range of design layouts available, so please feel free to CONTACT us and discuss your requirements in more detail. All models can be built from the round log or from milled and laminated rectangular solid T&G timbers.
Prices are for guidance only and include, double glazed Windows and Doors, Insulated Floors and Roof, Asphalt Roof Shingles supply of all materials with full build instructions. Build and Installation costs are based on the time to erect plus delivery which is charged at cost. Please contact our SALES department for a complete design and build quotation.
You will need to add the cost of construction which normally equates to approx 45% of the supply price. You will also need to allow for scaffolding, waste skip, hire of mechanical equipment such as a small crane and fork lift, electrics, plumbing, kitchen and bathrooms. Finally there is the external preservative and internal wall treatment that is supplied with the kit, but it still needs to be applied and we will quote you for this as an optional extra.
The legal definition of a mobile home is the same as that for a caravan. Broadly speaking, it covers any structure designed or adapted for people to live in 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. This does not include railway stock, which is in use, nor tents. It does include twin units separately constructed and designed for assembly on site, provided that the twin unit is physically capable of being moved or transported on a motor vehicle or trailer).
Section 29 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 states that the structure must be physically capable of being moved from one place to another by road and that the twin unit must be no more than 20 metres long, 6.80 metres wide and the living accommodation no more than 3.096 metres high.
The question of whether any individual mobile home is within this definition can only be decided finally by your local Planning Department who will be able to advise you on what you can build. Anybody who is not sure whether the definition applies to his/her mobile home should consult his/her local authority planning department.