Caravans in winter

Heating a caravan - guide to keeping your caravan warm in winter

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Things can get a little nippy in the winter months. Looking for ways to keep your static caravan warm in winter? Fear not, whether you've recently invested in a brand new holiday home or are looking to winter-proof an older model, there are plenty of options available to help you stay cosy and comfortable. 

In this article, we'll explore a range of heating ideas that won't break the bank, as we all look to keep costs under control during these challenging times of rising fuel prices. So, no need to worry about wearing layers inside your caravan - read on to discover how to keep the chill at bay.

Double glazing

In static caravans, windows and doors are usually the primary sources of heat loss so they should be your first priority when looking to keep your static caravan warm in winter. With the latest double-glazed windows, you can reduce this loss by up to 50%! To ensure optimal insulation, it's crucial to inspect your windows and doors for damage and draughts, even the tiniest of cracks should be repaired before the winter sets in. If you choose to purchase a Haven caravan, you can rest assured that all models come with energy-efficient double glazing installed along with central heating.

Central heating

Investing in central heating for your static caravan may seem like a costly endeavour initially, but in the long run, it can prove to be a cost-effective solution. By reducing the requirement of additional, less efficient heaters that are expensive to operate, you can eventually recoup the installation costs.

Willerby caravans in their Bronze range or above come with gas-fired central heating systems with smart combi boilers Voted as "Which? Best Buy" in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Investing in an efficient boiler will not only give you peace of mind but also help you save on fuel costs.

Insulated curtains

Insulated curtains

To minimise heat loss from windows and doors, you can opt for insulated thermal curtains, which are a simple yet effective solution. These thick drapes have been shown to prevent draughts and retain warm air, while also acting as a sound barrier for your caravan.

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Floor insulation

Laminate flooring can be made more insulated by fitting a thermal underlay. Underfloor heating not only provides warmth but also feels more comfortable and natural compared to heat blasting out from radiators or fans. However, if an underfloor heating system is beyond your budget, then laying down some thick rugs are also a good option for keeping heat in and can be used as an opportunity for further caravan personalisation!

External insulation

External insulation

External cladding can provide insulation and enhance the appearance of your holiday home. Different cladding materials such as thermoplastic, aluminium, vinyl, or wood are available, so it's recommended to compare prices and options. 

Aside from cladding, you can also consider other insulation options such as improving the skirting to prevent cold air, installing thermal underlay beneath laminate flooring, or placing boards above the base to prevent cold air from seeping in. Speak to our friendly teams at our holiday parks for even more detailed advice!

Quick fixes

So far we’ve concentrated on long-term solutions to shutting out the cold. However, if you're currently in a cold static caravan, looking for a quick way to to warm up, there are also some immediate options to heat your static caravan:

  • Use portable heaters such as electric fan heaters and electric oil-filled radiators

  • Invest in electric blankets, use thicker blankets and duvets

  • Unblock radiators

  • Check windows and doors for leaks

  • Invest in a dehumidifier to minimise condensation

Any of the methods listed above are a great way to keep toasty when it’s cold outside. So don’t be afraid to make some investments as these methods may well save you money in the long run.

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Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

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