Park homes on the rise


The past decade has seen a steady rise in the popularity of park homes in the UK and manufacturers have benefited as much as site and park home owners.

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Figures provided by the industry body NCC indicate steady growth in construction. Although holiday parks, not designed for residential occupation showed a fall off in growth, residential parks continued their upward curve to achieve ten-year-high levels.

Other figures suggest that park home manufacturers are continuing to increase output capacity due to the growing demand from potential owners. So, what is driving this interest in park home ownership?

Popular choice

Although major conurbations attract job seekers, government statistics show that half a million people will move to a rural location this year, and park homes are an increasingly popular choice. They offer detached properties, outdoor space and the parks are situated some distance from urban sprawls. Wherever you are searching Goole, Glossop or Gloucester park homes can be found at sites such as http://www.parkhomelife.com/.

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Despite the rural location of many parks, they have a community spirit all their own. Park homeowners soon realize they know their neighbors and share common interests. This kind of close-knit community is fast disappearing from UK city streets, and this may be another reason park homes are retaining their popularity which has been built up over the past 20 years.

Economic uncertainty

The environment is increasingly at the forefront of many people’s thoughts, with everyone being encouraged to live as eco-friendly life as possible. Manufacturers of park homes aim to ensure they comply with all environmental regulations but also site owners know that making their parks as green as possible will attract a new generation of park home owners. The new residents can also influence matters through their own residents’ association.

The introduction of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 was driven by the popularity of the homes and gives park home residents a greater level of protection, and the parks themselves have improved and are better run.

In stark contrast to the park homes market, the UK housing market has been affected by the economic uncertainty which Brexit has brought. Since park homes are much more affordable than traditional bricks and mortar, they are more attractive for couples looking to downsize.

All the above suggest the future is bright on the park home front.