Confusion Often Arises When You Wonder Whether To Choose A Log Home Or A Log Mobile Home
Note from Pete:After an epic journey to the South East corner of the UK followed by the Southampton Boat Show on Sunday I am happy to be home enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation.
The Southampton Boat Show runs until September 23rd 2012 and the Finnish Contemporary is drawing admiring “oohs and aahs” from visitors who love this style of modern mobile home.
September has seen a huge surge in enquiries as people start to put their plans into action and we are certainly going to end the year on a record high.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is When To Choose A Log Home and When To Choose A Mobile Home .. so here’s this week’s Newsletter with some answers
Feature Article:When To Choose A Log Home Kit And When To Choose A Mobile Home
If you are planning a major project in the Spring next year that involves either an eco-friendly Log Home or a Log Mobile Home as perhaps a Granny Annexe then this may help you sift and sort which one suits your needs better, or perhaps it would be either.
Permanent Residential Home – Log Home Kit
If you want to build “the dream” home, where you have input in every aspect of a self-build project then you should opt for a Log Home Kit. Planning Permission for residential Log Homes homes, even eco-friendly energy-efficient Log Homes can still be a bit of a post-code lottery, despite the Government’s own directives and targets on building more energy-efficient homes by 2020.
*NB A successful Log Home installation in Cumbria played HEAVILY on this point throughout the Planning Process.
If you want something that a building society (the Penrith was recommended to us recently) will lend money against (a mortgage on a home for example) you will want the CE Mark certification that comes with our Kontio Log Home Kits.
The current high standard of these Log Home Kits includes triple glazed windows, 95mm logs and high insulation to walls, roof and floors offering you one of the most economical ways to live in the UK for the foreseeable future, especially when you add solar power, log burners, heat pumps and underflow heating.
The average costs of a supply only kit is around £700 per square metre (based on the ground floor area of the design of your choice), allow £1000 as a ball park figure for a supply and fit of the Log Home Kit leaving you to fit the building out inside to your specification.
Any floor plans can be adapted to suit your requirements, for extra bedrooms, larger living areas, defined dining areas etc and of course as these buildings are usually open plan you will want to make a feature of the staircase.
*Tip measure your existing house in square metres to compare to the floor plans, UK houses are some of the smallest in the world.
Granny Annexes Or Living Accommodation For A Young Couple / Single Person – Log Mobile Home
If you have your own plot of land to build on and you have an area at least 40 metres by 20 metres available with good access, then a Log Mobile Home is probably your best option.
Mobile Homes have more of a history with your Local Planning Authority than Log Homes and they currently have all sorts of clauses that will usually suit a mobile home in the garden rather than a permanent dwelling.
The idea of mobile homes is often one of “cheap accommodation” or “holiday park homes with flimsy walls” but today’s modern technology and design has changed all that for the better.
In today’s housing market there are tough conditions for people looking to downsize but cannot find a buyer, and for people looking for their first home, but cannot get a mortgage.
In between those two scenarios are a growing number of people who find themselves single once again and facing living with their parents again after owning their own home.
However today’s prices mean that an individual is highly unlikely to be able to afford something of their own so there is a growing trend for putting these modern mobile homes in the garden of relatives and log mobile homes offer the best insulation, styles and standards of finish.
Prices start at around £70,000 for the Olympia which includes the furniture pack.
Holiday Lets Or Holiday Homes – Either
Even in areas where planning conditions are tight holiday lets that help boost tourism in the area are often far easier to obtain and Log Mobile Homes are the perfect instant accommodation for paying guests.
With all the manufacturing going on in the factory delivery to site is literally when the entire Log Mobile Home arrives ready to be pieced together.
Whether you are looking to start a Bed and Breakfast business, or start a holiday let small village of your own, occupancy throughout the year is currently extremely good.
For a second holiday home, you may want to look at building a Log Home Kit as a permanent solution that will provide you with not only holidays as a family but also as a sound investment and a possible retirement home.
If you are looking at a Park Home to retire to, I would urge to work out the longer term costs versus the investment of buying a plot of land to build a Log Home on. I think you will be surprised at how much the Log Home option makes the much better investment.
You Have A New Choice .. Buy, Rent or Self-Build … It’s Up To You
To get your project underway with the confidence that you are in very good hands, you can either give us a call and arrange a date of use the Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you to arrange your visit.
For more details of our new packages designed to our new PRODUCTS & SERVICES pages for pricing guides, what is included, our services and guarantees explained and some FRESH ideas on using Log Homes, Log Mobiles and Log Cabins in all sorts of ways.
In the meantime, for more help feel free to use the Contact Us page with your enquiry about Contemporary Self Build Homes and Traditional or Classic Self Build Homes, or fully furnished Mobile Log Homes we are here to help you!
*IMPORTANT News, Updates And Exhibition News
Next Show Will Be On The 14th – 23rd September 2012
The show model will be The Finnish Contemporary
Please CONTACT US if you would like to visit our Show Centre *not all models are available when shows and exhibitions are on so please double-check with us first.
Use The Contact Us Page To Book A Factory Visit With Us To View Our Log Mobile Home Show Models, Factory Tour And Design Centre
In the meantime, for more help feel free to use the Contact Us page with your enquiry about Contemporary Self Build Homes and Traditional or Classic Self Build Homes, we are here to help you!
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Pete Cossie is a time served carpenter and joiner with over 30 years experience in the UK construction industry. His passion for wood and acquiring a trade has meant he has never clocked in for a single day in his life. An entrepreneur with a rare gift for making people feel relaxed and completely at ease within minutes of meeting him.
A self-declared man of principles with a passion for meeting people and explaining the often overly complicated process of Log Homes and Self Building in an easy to understand step by step way. With a track record in Shropshire of having built an award-winning company in the late 1990′s Pete understands that the most important thing in the world in business right now is customer service. Pete and Diane (who runs the online side of the business) have vast amounts of experience when it comes to making sure bespoke orders come together with military like precision saving you stress and hassle.
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