Yes. We are so confident in the quality of our buildings that we offer a comprehensive manufacturer’s 10-year structural warranty on all lodges. Certain terms and conditions apply. Ask us if you’d like more information.
Yes, it can, although it would need some modifications such as wider doorways and provision of turning circles. These can be built-in during the planning of the layout.
Our standard ‘fitted’ lodge specification includes a domestic rated gas (LPG) boiler and radiators, or electric water heater plus low wattage panel heaters.
Interior: We have three options. Traditional ‘knotty’ pine, knot-free “White Vernis” or painted composite cladding boards.
Exterior: We offer either pressure treated T&G Scandinavian redwood (pine) or larch. Larch is offered in three styles: waney edge; shiplap or vertical.
6 months would be an average lead-time but this can vary so please contact us for a more accurate timescale.
All our external timbers are vacuum pressure treated and, providing you keep up a normal maintenance routine, they should literally last a lifetime. We know for a fact that many of original lodges we manufactured back in the mid 1980s are still going strong.
This is the British Standard for Residential Park Homes and is a significantly higher standard than BS EN 1647 for Caravan Holiday Homes.
We’re very proud of our build quality, which is first rate. Each lodge is expertly crafted by qualified, time-served tradesmen and we build to a standard which exceeds the requirements of BS3632:2015 (Residential Park Homes).
In particular we use high grade structural timbers, excellent levels of insulation and quality external cladding to produce a timber lodge that is not only attractive but will also withstand the elements, have low running and maintenance costs and stand the test of time.
Pinelog have been making premium quality timber lodges since 1986. We produce a high quality, low maintenance lodge with longevity built-in. These are valuable features that are appreciated by the holiday park sector and private individuals alike.
Planning and Preparation
Pinelog lodges are extremely robust and many have been relocated over the years. We advise you to either contact Pinelog or to use a specialist company to make sure this is done safely and professionally.
Pinelog lodges are built to exceed British Standard 3632:2015. This is the British Standard for Residential Park Homes. As such they are suitable for year round occupation.
If your lodge is sited on a holiday park, then the length of time you can ‘live’ in it will depend on the park licence. You should check this point carefully with the park owner
You are responsible for making sure that all utilities/services (water, electricity, waste drainage, gas etc) are brought to site. You will also need to arrange for a plumber and electrician to make the necessary connections and to carry out final commissioning once the lodge has been delivered.
Yes. Pinelog lodges are heavy and they should always be sited on appropriately prepared foundations. We generally recommend either a concrete raft or strip footings. We will supply drawings once an order has been placed so that you can engage a local contractor.
We work with a number of independent holiday parks throughout the UK and some of these offer our lodges for sale. Contact us for further details.
If you are interested in a lodge for residential use, we recommend you contact a suitable residential park directly and discuss your requirements with them. A useful website to search for a park is justlodges.com
Yes, but it is likely the lodge home would be built to building regulation standards, rather than to BS EN 3632: 2015. This would incur additional costs, which we can discuss with you.
Pinelog lodges are classed as a mobile home and can therefore be sited wherever permission exists for a static caravan.
It may be possible to site a lodge within the curtilage of your own home as ancillary accommodation under the terms of “Permitted development”. However, we would strongly advise you to discuss and check this point with your local authority or local planning consultant.
Should you wish to site a lodge on a separate piece of land then planning permission for a mobile home will almost certainly be required.
Pinelog pre-purchase service
No, these are optional. We can supply the lodge without furnishings if you would prefer to source your own.
There’s nothing like experiencing one of our lodges in real life and we encourage customers to visit us here in Derbyshire where we can show you examples of all our ranges at our holiday park near Matlock.
Yes, of course. Because we only build to order we can accommodate most requests. As well as being able to customise floorplans we can also offer choices for kitchens and bathrooms, flooring, soft furnishings etc.
Pinelog can help and advise you with all aspects of buying a lodge. We can give general advice on planning, preparing the site and base, helping you choose and specify the right lodge for you. We can arrange for delivery and siting of your lodge and will also arrange pre-delivery inspections to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Once the lodge has been delivered we will still be there with our excellent aftersales service to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.
Delivery, siting and aftersales service
A verandah is an optional extra, but is highly recommended. We have an in-house team who can install decks, verandahs or ramps, depending on your specification. However, if you’d rather have your decking installed by a local contractor, this is fine with us.
You will need to provide a suitable base and services such as water, electricity and waste drainage. You will also need to arrange for a plumber and electrician to be present on site to make the necessary connections and to commission appliances.
Lodges are delivered to site on a transporter. You will need a height clearance of around 4.9m (16ft) and a width clearance of around 4.5m (15ft). If there is any doubt about access, we will survey this on your behalf. Because lodges are pre-manufactured in our factory disruptive on-site building time is minimised. Siting usually takes 3-4 days following delivery.
Pricing and costs
Lodges built to BS EN 3632:2015 are zero rated for VAT. However, furnishings and certain fittings will attract VAT at standard rate.
Prices quoted in our price list are ex works and we will advise accurate delivery and siting costs at the quotation stage. For budgeting purposes, we suggest around £7000 per lodge.
Our ‘fitted lodge’ price covers the whole structure and includes fitted kitchen (including oven/hob and extractor), bathrooms, fitted furniture, space and water heating etc. On our price list we show integrated white goods and soft furnishings separately. This is so that you can have freedom of choice of sourcing these items yourself should you so wish.
This will depend upon your agreement with the holiday park.
Every park will have its own rules and conditions determined by its site licence. We recommend you speak with the park owner to understand the rules before you buy your lodge.
If you wish to purchase a lodge sited on a holiday park you should firstly contact the park owner as our contract will be with them and not you individually. Once you have started negotiations with the park owner it’s normally possible for us to work directly with you to establish a design and specification for your lodge.