pinelodges - FAQ

Can I live in a Pinelodge?

Yes, however Pinelodges are exempt from Building Regulation control as they are technically caravans and so built to British Standard BS/EN 3632.  This is an exacting specification and all our standard lodge designs and building methods are checked and certified by an independent Building Inspector.

If required, we are able to offer bespoke Pinelodges which will comply with current Building Regulations.  This will involve design changes relating to accessibility issues and some structural alterations, at additional cost.

I have a piece of land. Do I need planning permission to put a Pinelodge there?

A Pinelodge can be sited anywhere where planning permission exists for a holiday caravan.

It may be possible to site a Pinelodge within the grounds of your own house under the terms of 'Permitted Development'.  However, we would strongly advise you to discuss and check this point with your Local Authority.

Should you wish to site a Pinelodge on a piece of land then planning permission will almost certainly be required.

I already have planning permission for a 'Chalet' rather than a Mobile Home. Can I still have a Pinelodge?

A: Yes, but the Pinelodge would be built to Building Regulation standards rather than to BS:3632 (see above). This would incur some additional cost, which we can quote for you.

I would like to suggest alterations to your standard layout plans. Is this possible?

Yes. Because Pinelodges are made individually to order, we can accommodate most requests for customisation, within reason.

Do I have to buy your soft furnishings?

No. These are optional and if you wish we can supply the lodge without furnishings.

Your Price List is Ex works. How much does it cost for delivery and siting?

Prices quoted in our price list are ex works and we will advise accurate delivery and siting costs at quotation stage.  However, for your budgeting purposes we would suggest around £5000 per lodge.

How much access is needed for delivery and how long does siting take?

Pinelodges are delivered to site on caravan type transporters and 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 Pinelodges are pre-manufactured in our factory, disruptive on site building time is minimised and siting is usually completed within 3-4 days of delivery.

What sort of services does a Pinelodge need?

You will need to provide a suitable base and services such as water, foul drainage and electricity.  You will also need to arrange for a plumber and electrician to be present on site to make the necessary connections and commission appliances.

I don't have any land. Where can I buy a Pinelodge already sited?

As well as owning our own holiday park where Pinelodges are available for purchase and holiday rental, we also work with a number of independent holiday parks throughout the UK.  An up to date list of these parks is available on our UK Parks page.

Should you be interested in a lodge for residential use we recommend you contact a suitable Residential Park direct and discuss your requirements with the park owner. 

How long will a Pinelodge last?

All external timbers are vacuum pressure treated against rot and infestation. Subject to normal maintenance, we would expect a Pinelodge to last, literally, a lifetime.

How are the Pinelodges heated?

Our standard 'fitted' lodge specification includes a domestic rated gas (LPG) boiler and radiators or electric water heater plus low wattage panel heaters.

Does my Pinelodge come with a warranty?

Yes. We are so confident in the quality of our buildings that we offer a comprehensive manufacturer's 10 year structural warranty on all Pinelodges.  Certain terms and conditions apply.

 

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