NACO Blog

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  22 February 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

The UK Caravan Centre

The UK Caravan Centre provides new and second-hand static caravans / mobile homes throughout the UK.

  07 February 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show 2024

Discover a whole new exciting, affordable, secure, and increasingly popular leisure lifestyle for today and a wonderful retirement opportunity for the future

  07 February 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO meets........GS4U Groundscrews4U Ltd

At the Great Holiday Home Show we were exhibiting across the way from a great team with an incredible, innovative product that we just had to showcase.

  05 February 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

Scottish Caravan Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

With caravans, motorhomes, campervans, holiday homes, lodges, tents, marine equipmemnt and accessories all in one place it was the perfect to get inspiration, research and compare the latest models.

  05 February 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

Is it Worth Insulating Under A Static Caravan?

Explore the benefits of insulating under static caravans, including increased energy efficiency, comfort, and protection. Find out if it's the right choice for you.

  31 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

What is the 15-Year Rule for Static Caravans?

Unveil the essentials of the 15-year rule for static caravans, its implications for owners and buyers, and tips for managing this critical aspect of caravan ownership.

  29 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

Do Static Caravan Owners Pay Council Tax?

This comprehensive guide delves into the council tax obligations for static caravan owners in the UK, exploring key aspects like usage, location, and potential exemptions

  18 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

ABI 2024 Collection

With brand-new additions, modernised features and new arrivals for 2024, there is an ABI for everyone, but the question is which is the one for you?

  17 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

5 Reasons To Try......... Scotland's Allure

Scotland, a land of breath-taking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, has long captivated the hearts of travellers worldwide.

  11 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

BOOK REVIEW -

Caravanning in the 1970s by Andy Jenkinson

  08 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

Buying a static holiday caravan

buying a static holiday caravan in the UK and we’ve put together a guide that covers some important points that you’ll need to consider…

  03 January 2024 By Jenny Blumsom

Energy Saving Tips

Here are some tips to help you conserve energy and reduce your environmental footprint while enjoying your holiday.

  29 December 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Moving Your Static Caravan from One Site to Another

Moving a static caravan to a new site can be a daunting task, but with the right knowledge and preparation, it can lead to a fresh chapter of caravan living filled with new experiences and environments.

  22 December 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Air Con in a Static Caravan - Not Just Cold, but Heating Too

Explore the world of air conditioning and heating in static caravans. From technological advancements to practical tips, find out how to maintain the perfect climate in your mobile home all year round.

  09 November 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Can I Supply My Own Static Caravan?

Delve into the journey of supplying your own static caravan. From the freedom of choice to the community dynamics, explore the various facets of this unique experience.

  02 November 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Our Essential Guide on Selling Your Static Caravan

Discover the art and science of selling a static caravan with our in-depth guide. Navigate through market insights, legal frameworks, marketing tactics, and practical tips to ensure a smooth and profitable sale.

  18 October 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

5 Things to Avoid When Buying a Static Caravan

Buying a static caravan offers a slice of British paradise. However, there are pitfalls to avoid. Discover the top 5 things to steer clear of when making this significant investment.

  13 October 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Preparing Your Static Caravan for Winter

Winterising your static caravan is crucial for its longevity and your comfort. Dive into the comprehensive guide on preparing your caravan for the colder months, from anti-freeze to insulation and beyond.

  09 October 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

How do I insulate my static caravan for winter?

Insulating your static caravan for winter is essential for warmth and comfort. This article offers a step-by-step guide, historical insights, and answers to common questions about caravan insulation.

  03 October 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

How to keep fit...in your caravan as we head into autumn

As the leaves start to fall and Christmas chocolates appear on supermarket shelves, you might have started to notice the days getting shorter as the sun starts to slink away before another winter sets in...

  28 September 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Preparing for Winter

As the winter approaches and the evenings start to draw in we must start to bear in mind the ways that the seasonal weather can affect our static caravans and how we can best protect them at this time

  25 September 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

RE-EVALUATING YOUR PRIORITIES

Bella Brodie examines why residential home living is more popular than ever

  19 September 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Draining down and frost damage

It’s every caravan owner’s worst nightmare – returning to the park to find that a burst pipe has caused catastrophic damage.

  12 September 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

THE UK’S TOP SECRET STAYCATION DESTINATIONS

If you’re looking for a quiet spot to spend your last few days of summer then look no further, Victory Leisure Homes has picked a selection of the least ‘Instagrammed’ locations – revealing the top-secret spots to enjoy your staycation in peace.

  26 July 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Every Swift has a story

In this feature we've taken a look at what Swift are doing to push forward on 2023

  28 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

ATLAS over the decades...

Atlas Leisure Homes celebrates a milestone birthday this year – having now manufactured high- quality and beautifully designed holiday homes for 50 years.

  26 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Downsize and save cash!

Discover why more and more people are downsizing to the park community lifestyle, with estate agents and part exchange specialists, Quickmove Properties.

  22 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

REVISED GUIDANCE for holiday park owners

For nearly a decade, there’s been a noticeable gap for consumers with regard to the ‘closure’ of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

  09 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Renewable liquid gases

The UK Government’s electric-first off-grid heating policy will penalise the caravan and leisure sector but there is already a solution

  09 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO meets.......Safetrace Heating Ltd

Dan Ellacott speaks with Neil Fairburn, Operations Manager of Safetrace, to learn more about the company, their products and services...

  08 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO REPORTS

TOPSY TURVY TIMES at the Factories

  08 June 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Industry News

Our roundup of the latest news and stories for the holiday home sector...

  06 April 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Bring on the Brightness

Travel and design writer Anna Hart suggests exciting ways to liven up your pitch

  15 March 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

BEST BRITISH BEACHES - Holkham Beach, Norfolk

One of the most unspoilt, natural stretches of sand in the country, Holkham Beach has rich and diverse habitats full of rare species, flora and fauna!

  09 March 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

KING FOR A DAY.... NACO Reports

We’re all familiar with the expression “The customer is king” and, as consumers, hope to do business with firms who maintain that ethos

  09 March 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO Meets...... SUNRISE HOLIDAY HOMES

Dan Ellacott met with Lucas Smith, Director of Sunrise Holiday Homes at his office and showground in Weeley, to find out more about company and services...

  08 March 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Don't let your statics become Legionella statistics

David Randlesome of Swiftclean, the duct cleaning and legionella risk experts, explains the importance of compliance with ACoP L8, the Approved Code of Conduct for legionella control.

  23 February 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Opening Up!

Whether you have been away from your park for just a couple of weeks or for the long winter break it’s important that you ensure that on the first visit of the season everything is checked and prepared so it’s in tip-top shape for the year ahead!

  23 February 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO meets.... Parklink UK

Dan Ellacott meets up with the owner of Parklink, Daniel Clarke

  15 February 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Rainy Caravan Days

Monica Stott has some great ideas to try

  31 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

PARK PROFILE...... Wixfield Residential Park

Dan Ellacott took a trip out to meet Tingdene Residential Parks' Martin West to take a look at their new development and plans for Wixfield Park...

  26 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

To Hull and back!

The Hull showground is a perfect starting point for anyone looking to purchase a new Willerby home

  26 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Holiday Home Spotlight

Alexandra Smith takes a look at the Regal Hemsworth

  26 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO meets... LIBERTY LEISURE GROUP

Dan Ellacott and Jenny Phillips met with Chantelle Letsie, Marketing Manager, at their HQ in Harrogate to learn more about the company, their products and services...

  26 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

Your Parklife

This is your members magazine and we always love to find out and share what interests you and how you use and enjoy your holiday home.

  19 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

V for VICTORY

We have been developing a great working relationship with Victory and we thought it about time to meet some of the team and take a look around their factory.

  19 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom

What to do after a storm!

Storms – especially those in recent years – can mean significant damage to your holiday caravan or lodge.

  22 December 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Preparing for WINTER

now is the best time to consider the ways that the seasonal weather can affect static caravans and lodges and how you can best protect them at this time.

  21 December 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

UKcaravans4hire

We spoke to UKcaravans4hire to ask for some guidance about renting your caravan or lodge safely and securely

  10 November 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Our NACO members, Neil and Julie Ambridge tell us what it’s like having a static caravan on Haven Wild Duck Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth

  09 November 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

My nomadic life

Guest writer Siobhan Daniels shares her adventures At 63 years old I am celebrating having spent three years of life on the road in my motorhome and I have never been happier, I have become the women that I always knew I should have been.

  13 October 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Introducing LIBERTY LEISURE GROUP

Introducing Liberty Leisure Group, one of the North’s leading providers of static caravans, holiday lodges and more. We are a family business that buys, sells, brokers, retails and trades an exceptional range of leisure homes.

  13 October 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Park Profile Broadlands Park & Marina

Dan Ellacott recently visited Broadlands Park & Marina, ideally situated for exploring the Broads. The sun was shining, the perfect day to see all that this beautiful park has to offer.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Buying a park home...... things to consider.....

If you’re thinking about making the move from ‘bricks and mortar’ to a mobile home park it’s important that you do your homework. Critically though, if you are planning to live in a park home it’s essential that you buy on a full residential site.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

BEST British Beaches...... Rhossili Bay, Gower

Rhossili Bay has been voted Wales’ best beach on numerous occasions, including a 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award... breath-taking!

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

The smallest room in the house

Big ideas for small spaces Travel and design writer Anna Hart on how to brighten up your caravan bathroom

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

Caravan Storage Hacks

Monica Stott gives us some handy tips and tricks

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Our member – Jane Cotterill tells us all about her holiday home near Bakewell and gives us insight in to her and her husband Philip’s touring history and adventures.

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO MEETS.... Caraconnect Ltd

Dan Ellacott meets up with the managing director of Caraconnect Limited, Ian Bloomfield

  22 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

THIS IS OUR LIFE

Scott and Driss give us an insight into what it’s like to live permanently in a motorhome

  15 September 2022 By Jenny Blumsom

NACO Meets...... THE MAYFIELD GROUP

Dan Ellacott met with Martin Emery, Sales and Marketing Director, at their head office in Poole to learn more about the company, their products and services...