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.

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Example Mobile Homes

Mobile Unit, Launceston, Cornwall.

Mobile Unit, Launceston, Cornwall.

Mobile Unit, Launceston, Cornwall. 18.2m x 6.1m residential mobile unit. 80mm glulam wall logs. 80mm celotex insulation all round. 19mm internal cladding. Felt shingle roof covering  

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Mobile unit log cabin, 10.4m x 3.9m, Liskeard, Cornwall

Mobile unit log cabin, 10.4m x 3.9m, Liskeard, Cornwall

Mobile unit log cabin, 10.4m x 3.9m, Liskeard, Cornwall 80mm glulam wall logs. 80mm celotex insulation all round http://www.logcabinssouthwest.co.uk/mobile-home-01-one-bedroom

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Mobile unit/caravan, 20m x 6.8m, St Issey, Cornwall

Mobile unit/caravan, 20m x 6.8m, St Issey, Cornwall

We are pretty much finished on this mobile unit log cabin. The customers are over the moon with it and we have to agree it does look great. The insulation used is 80mm celotex in the walls and floor with 100mm of celotex in the roof. This will save the owners in energy costs as…

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Mobile unit, 15m x 6m, Wadebridge, Cornwall

Mobile unit, 15m x 6m, Wadebridge, Cornwall

This mobile unit is located near Wadebridge, Cornwall.  The building is 15m x 6m and constructed of 80mm glulam wall logs. There is 80mm celotex insulation all round. A large bi-fold door on one side is perfectly placed to take in the local views. Non slip decking on three sides is a very nice addition….

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The Crib Box Cafe, Padstow, Cornwall

The Crib Box Cafe, Padstow, Cornwall

We were asked to provide a replacement building for a local cafe. The Crib Box Cafe in Padstow, Cornwall, is now serving from a traditional interlocking log cabin. The solid timber walls are made with 80mm thick glulam (glued and laminated) timbers. The floors and roof are extremely well insulated. Becasue of the location of…

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Mobile Home, Coverack, Cornwall

Mobile Home, Coverack, Cornwall

This mobile home is in Coverack, Cornwall. The customer contacted us and explained that he had a mobile unit on his land for several years. He obtained the required certificate of lawfulness for residential use and we supplied a brand new log cabin for him that meets mobile untit legislation. This two bedroom cabin has…

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