How are static caravans made?
When you’re relaxing in the luxury of a modern static caravan in the beautiful surroundings of a Haven holiday park, it’s easy to forget that the holiday home you’re in was once in a factory. Ever wondered how static caravans are made? You’re in the right place.
Holiday homes at Haven are designed to create the best holiday experience for you, but how do they come together? Well, static caravans are made at a factory and then transported and installed at the desired location. It’s the care and attention that goes into their production at factories that makes a truly quality holiday home stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re a long-term owner or still just a potential buyer, it’s always good to know where your holiday home came from. In this post we’ll talk you through how static caravans are made, using one of our excellent suppliers as an example.
Static caravans are built in a completely standard way these days and all models are constructed using the same four basic parts:
A galvanised chassis (less sensitive to rust than regular steel)
A wooden or plywood floor insulated with at least 60 mm of glass wool
Exterior walls made of wood (class 3) or vinyl
A tiled roof insulated with glass wool
Caravan assembly: a step-by-step guide
So, how do all these parts come together? The manufacturing of static caravans is very much to scale and they’re assembled on a large production line. To take an example, we’ll talk you through how our fantastic supplier, Swift goes about static caravan assembly:
It all starts with the galvanised chassis that comes with a 10-year warranty. The process begins when the floor is fixed to the chassis. Two floor systems are used by Swift. For lodges they use a structural insulated panel, this provides enhanced thermal efficiency and therefore, all year-round use. In the case of static caravans they construct a timber-joisted floor with glass wool insulation and tongue and groove chipboard.
The pre-assembled furniture and partition walls are then fixed to the floor by technicians before the outer walls are lifted and fixed into position, ready for the roof to be fitted.
Swift uses prefabricated roof trusses made in a precision engineered jig for their core values of strength, accuracy and reliability. Ceiling board is then attached to this and holes are pre-drilled for the lights and vents.
The roof is then turned 180 degrees and the wiring is installed before it is hoisted into place.
After this, glass wool insulation is fitted into the spaces in the roof, covered with breathable membrane. Plastisol tile effect roof sheets are bolted into place, to keep you warm and dry from the British weather!
The final piece of the exterior puzzle — the windows — are installed and the exterior is clad in either CanExel or aluminium. The entire construction delivers incredible strength that resists sideways deflection and can even withstand a snow loading of up to half a metre. While you’re unlikely to get this at any Haven holiday parks in the UK, it’s good to know you’d be protected if it did occur!
The interior fit out starts with the ovens, fridges and heating systems. These vital appliances are all connected by train technicians with further testing being performed by
certified engineers further down the line.
Professional fitters then install the domestic quality carpets, after which freestanding furniture, soft furnishings and mattresses can then be put in place.
Caravan assembly: the final steps
Each person involved in the manufacturing and assembly process certifies their work on a detailed quality control document. A quality expert checks and scans the completed document for traceability before conducting a thorough inspection of the vehicle.
When approved, the holiday home is sealed, ready to be dispatched to one of our 39 wonderful holiday parks, dotted across the UK coast.
The connection to Swift does not end there as they continue to support you and your holiday home with a comprehensive aftercare parts department, so you needn’t worry in the unlikely event that something is faulty or breaks further down the line.
Static caravan construction continues to evolve to provide maximum comfort with maximum efficiency. A huge amount of expertise, pride and hard work goes into the assembly of a static caravan and this is reflected in the final product – the home away from home on wheels that we all fall in love with.
Let2own - make no site fee payments until 2031
Let2own 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 Let2own 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 Let2own until 2031” is applicable to new customer purchases of new Atlas Chorus 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2own contract. It is not applicable to part-exchanges or 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 Chorus 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.
An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2own until 2031” operates under Let2own is the purchase of an Atlas Chorus 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 Chorus 3 Bed indicate that under Let2own 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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