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Old 02-02-2017, 08:24
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We are having some house renovations, meaning we need to be out for 2-3 months, and we are looking at living in a static on the front garden for this duration. We have had plenty of holidays staying in statics, so we are hoping the boys will think its a holiday! I have a few questions I would like to ask regarding this. We are ideally looking for a 2 bed 28ftx10ft as that gives plenty of room for skips/cars etc.

Apologies is this questions may seem a little daft.

- Budget is quite tight, and we are hoping to buy one for up to 4000, then sell (hopefully) afterwards. However we are more than happy to hire one, but I cannot see anywhere that offers this, they must be able to deliver. Can any one recommend somewhere that sells budget statics, we are in the south east, I am happy to travel anywhere.
- Connecting to services: Our electrician says not a problem to connect to the house, so this is ok. How do you go about connnect to water? Do most have some kind of boiler for hot water, does this require specialist to service. Are these usually gas? The static will be close to a drain, where our downstairs loo is, how is this usually connected? Are there people that specialise in connecting statics to services?

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Darren
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:15
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Don't plan on being able to resell easily. Do you have the means to offer delivery if anyone buys it? If not it will probably go for scrap value. Will you need planning permission, especially as it's going on the front of your house. Wouldn't a large tourer be better for 2 to 3 months, lot easier to sell when you've finished with it.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:40
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I think it would turn out to be expensive by the time you buy an old static, connect the services, have gas safety checks carried out, and organise an lpg supply, especially for only 2-3 months. Is there not a caravan park or somewhere local that would do a short term let?
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:02
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I think it would turn out to be expensive by the time you buy an old static, connect the services, have gas safety checks carried out, and organise an lpg supply, especially for only 2-3 months. Is there not a caravan park or somewhere local that would do a short term let?
I would like to get an idea of costs, however to rent anywhere near where we live (kids walk to school) would be 6 months rent minimum let, and we are looking at 2000 min a month.
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Old 02-02-2017, 14:12
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Emmel makes a good point. Of course a large touring caravan would give you less room, but if that is feasible, its a great idea. First you dont need planning permission for a touring caravan. Second, you will have a much easier sale to recoup your money spent when you come to sell it. Third, if you are going to be using this temporary accommodation in spring/autumn/winter, you will find a good tourer far easier to heat & keep comfortably warm. Fourth, you wont have to get it professionally sited as touring caravans are meant to be moved often not sited permanent so they come ready fitted with stabilising legs to wind down once parked & this is a DIY option. Also, you have the option to not sell the caravan once you have finished your house upgrade. If you find a comfy one you like, you can use it for family holidays! Not so much room of course but in anytime other than the height of summer you would be far warmer. Static caravans, especially a cheaper/older one will be very poorly insulated. 4000 will but quite a modern, well insulated tourer which you can easily recoup your money on. Some of the newer, decent sized tourers are amazingly comfy & surprisingly roomy.
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Old 02-02-2017, 14:19
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Emmel makes a good point. Of course a large touring caravan would give you less room, but if that is feasible, its a great idea. First you dont need planning permission for a touring caravan. Second, you will have a much easier sale to recoup your money spent when you come to sell it. Third, if you are going to be using this temporary accommodation in spring/autumn/winter, you will find a good tourer far easier to heat & keep comfortably warm. Fourth, you wont have to get it professionally sited as touring caravans are meant to be moved often not sited permanent so they come ready fitted with stabilising legs to wind down once parked & this is a DIY option. Also, you have the option to not sell the caravan once you have finished your house upgrade. If you find a comfy one you like, you can use it for family holidays! Not so much room of course but in anytime other than the height of summer you would be far warmer. Static caravans, especially a cheaper/older one will be very poorly insulated. 4000 will but quite a modern, well insulated tourer which you can easily recoup your money on. Some of the newer, decent sized tourers are amazingly comfy & surprisingly roomy.
Cheers will look into the tourer option, however I liked the idea of the static as it has 2 separate bedrooms. I have talked to the local planners and they are happy with a static so long as its only during the build. I kind of thought that it would be case of free static - if taken away! I shall investigate the tourer option.
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Old 02-02-2017, 16:09
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Many tourers have a separate bedroom with the lounge seating making a second bedroom at night. Maybe not so good as 2 fixed bedrooms but still useful I would think. Something like this.

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/sh...ing%2Bcaravans

You do sometimes see caravans for sale off site fairly cheaply but then you have transport costs etc.
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Do you need planning permission for a 'static' as its a temp structure on wheels? Especially for such a short time

In any case , it would take the council 2 months to write to you

In line with previous comments, it will be close to worthless when you have finished with it when you factor in dealer margin and delivery costs

If you are doing groundworks as well, the building site 'mess' will work its way into the 'van
If you hire one, factor this 'damage' in that the hirer will charge you
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Old 02-02-2017, 17:47
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Many thanks for responses, looks like a tourer is the way to go!
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Old 07-02-2017, 23:12
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Diesel, don't be put off, anyway living in a tourer would be unbearable. The costs are not silly, get a van for 4 k, use it, get 2.5 back. You really want a big van too, it won't take a much bigger foot print. Out of interest I have just taken a lovely 2007 atlas 28 10 in p ex yours for 3750 as seen and you pay transport from north west England. What have you got to lose, you would lose a similar amount on a tourer.
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