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Old 10-03-2018, 09:29
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Thank you for letting me join.

We are thinking about putting a small (due to access!!!) static in our field as an overflow bedroom, so are really just looking around, getting ideas and noting pros and cons
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:34
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,these might help
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=63
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:26
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to the forum. I hope you find all the information on the forum useful.
We have had previous members who have sited statics on their own land before. The last one I can recall was a lady who had bought an old cottage in Ireland and was using the static as accommodation until such time as the cottage was ready to move into. I think it was Festiknitter. So thanks to treetopper, you should have some info there that will help.

Good luck and hopefully you will let us know how you get on with the project. If you have any questions please post them and I'm sure you will receive good advice.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:44
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GFM, good hints for you above already from Mosquito and Treetopper.
Have fun with your project.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:50
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Hello and welcome.
Think about insulation - try and get a residential specification, as it will be warmer in winter (if this is only overflow for summer, not a problem).
Most statics come as complete living accommodation, with kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
Check whether you need planning permission - if it is ancillary to the main house purely as an overflow for visiting family and friends (not for lodgers, or to be used as a separate address) should be quite simple.
If you only need as a bedroom, possibly with en-suite, also consider flat-pack as many of the companies who provide summerhouses and offices also do this sort of thing, with the advantage that you can have it designed to a suitable size to fit the available space.
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Old 10-03-2018, 13:09
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If you need help, then ask the members they have loads of valuable information
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Old 10-03-2018, 14:59
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thanks all.

it would really only be for people visiting for a few nights - we do have a spare room but this way they could explore the area without being tied to us (and vice versa!), plus if they wanted to visit with dogs then ours could stay in the garden while theirs could be in the field (unless they have all stayed in the same accomodation before ie my brother) - which leads on to subtle hints that if they want to come down with their dogs for a weekend they are welcome, oh by the way would you feed our dogs/cats/chickens/ponies etc and we can have a night away
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Old 11-03-2018, 14:31
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Hello and welcome.
Think about insulation - try and get a residential specification, as it will be warmer in winter (if this is only overflow for summer, not a problem).
Most statics come as complete living accommodation, with kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
Check whether you need planning permission - if it is ancillary to the main house purely as an overflow for visiting family and friends (not for lodgers, or to be used as a separate address) should be quite simple.
If you only need as a bedroom, possibly with en-suite, also consider flat-pack as many of the companies who provide summerhouses and offices also do this sort of thing, with the advantage that you can have it designed to a suitable size to fit the available space.
If it's sited in your garden you don't normally need planning permission if it's used for extra bedroom facilities. However, the people who use the static for sleeping must have access to your home during the day. As fhb has stated, it's better to check with your council first.
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Old 11-03-2018, 17:36
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well - the local council website is no help. I followed the "do I need planning permission" guide and it had no idea what a static caravan is. (well, it went to the commercial caravan site guide!!). There is no problem for a tourer to be parked up, and as we are 1/4 mile down a farm track, which is off an un-named single track lane, and you cannot see our place at all until you are halfway down the track I don't think there will be an issue.
We already have power on a seperate circuit to the field, water will be via aqua roll rather than plumbed in and we will be replacing the loo with a porta potti so no need to dig through to our septic tank.

We have bought an Atlas Vermont - not new but very good condition, checked all the points mentioned in the helpful links (thank you), and has been on a site with owner only useage since new. (can tell by the upholstery and carpets it has been looked after).

Guy from the site is coming out to check access but even if the lorry can only get to the top of the track he has a landrover which can bring it down the last part. He will also set it up on the field (steadies etc, we can plug in and connect the water and gas bottle). It will cost more than other companies but they would just drop it off at the top and go, so worth the extra.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:49
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It is well worth paying extra to have an experienced siting team get in in and set up for you.
They will be skilled in considering and overcoming every conceivable obstacle on all sorts of locations - they'll probably tell you afterwards yours was an easy-peasy siting job.
Glad to know you are all sorted - sounds like an overall excellent plan.
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