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Old 30-08-2017, 08:03
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With veranda's around caravans, is there a legal requirement about how wide apart slats should be..safety issue, toddlers putting head through, small dogs etc?

How wide apart are these slats normally. Sorry if this sounds silly but thinking of buying a caravan but would need to be securely surrounded.
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Old 30-08-2017, 08:38
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to the forum Buffy.
Normally there are regulations set by local councils regarding decking and I suppose that will include the surrounding verandas. The park that you choose should have all the information that you need. Bear in mind that the park will probably insist that you present plans on exactly what size your decking and balustrades will be as they will need to pass it prior to it being built.

Another thing to consider is that the park may have strict rules on whether or not you can build your own decking, or if it has to be built by an authorised joiner selected by the park. Our decking had to be built by the park and quite a lot of parks operate that rule.

If that is the case with the park you choose, it will undoubtedly cost you more than if you were allowed to build it yourself.

Before you buy a caravan please make sure that you read the threads on the forum regarding a caravan. There are pitfalls but you can get lots of information from the forum and from members that will help you to avoid them and make the whole process enjoyable. You may also be able to save some money. Don't forget to ask if you need advice.

Good luck and I hope everything works out well for you.

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Old 30-08-2017, 10:55
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With veranda's around caravans, is there a legal requirement about how wide apart slats should be..safety issue, toddlers putting head through, small dogs etc?

How wide apart are these slats normally. Sorry if this sounds silly but thinking of buying a caravan but would need to be securely surrounded.
You can have safety glass instead..
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Old 30-08-2017, 16:14
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Also make sure you know what materials can be used.due to fire regulations some councils do not allow wooden decking.
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Old 30-08-2017, 19:16
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Have you considered the tempered glass panels ? They are very impressive and most fitters charge the same for it as the slatted type.
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