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March 2013: NO VAT on park homes: Park homes do NOT attract VAT (HMRC introduced a 5% levy on caravan holiday homes on 6th April 2013). Caravans will remain zero-rated provided they are longer than 7 m or wider than 2.55 m, and are manufactured to BS 3632:2005 - this is the former British Standard for residential caravans (park homes).

A bespoke 50’ X 20’ park home, designed in tandem with Birch’s  was launched by Omar at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC.  The exterior styling and the interior design will be unique to Birch’s.  For more information, call 0845 555 4545. 

Wessex, the manufacturer of park homes and lodges, has a website with a park and home locator where you can search for homes for sale.

S.E.K. Manufacturing Ltd has acquired the entire share capital of Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes Ltd. Homeseeker was part of the Shepherd Group, based in Rushden, Northants, and had been manufacturing quality park homes since 1987. The company said: ˜We intend to operate Homeseeker as a standalone business which will be separate from S.E.K's other business interests (which includesPrestige Park Homes).'

You can take a 360 degree virtual tour of Homeseeker's latest home, Graceland.  Features that give it an air of opulence include a full-width lounge, fully-equipped kitchen with soft-close doors and a separate dining room - there is even an audio-image, multimedia radio mirror in the family bathroom.

Prestige Park Homes offers a park home locator, while Country Homes has a park finder service.  Oakgrove Cabins in Northern Ireland welcomes visitors to their centre and workshop from Monday-Friday, or by appointment. 

Country Homes recently launched an Individual Handover Service, whereby they go through the finer details of the home, once you've moved in, so you can enjoy your new home with greater confidence.