FAQ's

What additional / on-going charges and costs such as council tax are there?

  • Council Tax Band A. Click here for Council Tax charges.
  • Pitch Fee £175.00 per month.
  • Sewerage included, water, electricity and gas will be billed individually to each home

What’s the difference between a park home and a traditional house?

Although park homes are constructed differently, they look and feel very much like a traditional bungalow. The main difference is that park homes are raised off the ground and surrounded with a brick skirting (this is to allow access to the underside of the home). New park homes have central heating, double glazing, pitched roofs and are generally supplied fully furnished. Park homes can also have all the regular services that you might want or need such as phone lines and the internet. Park homes will have a designated plot and generally have space for a patio area or garden.  


What guarantee do I get with my home?

All Omar Group park homes are built to BS 3632, the residential standard for park homes and come with a 10-year GoldShield structural warranty.  

For this warranty to be valid the park must be registered under the GoldShield scheme and the home must be registered by the park / owner when it is commissioned. Castle Ashby is registered with GoldShield. 

The GoldShield warranty scheme is designed to offer the same level of cover, as you would expect from a NHBC warranty on a traditional, brick built property. The warranty scheme is provided and administered on behalf of the NCC and insurance backed by MB&G.

In addition to the 10-year structural warranty, all Omar Group park homes and lodges come with:

  • A 12-month guarantee on the entire contents as supplied 
  • A 40-year manufacturers guarantee for the roof tiles from Metrotile
  • A 10-year frame warranty (handles and hinges not included) and 5-year glazing warranty for PVCu double glazed windows 
  • Up to a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty for all appliances and boilers (all appliances and boilers supplied are branded at least ‘A’ grade rated) 

 


Will I own the plot of land?

No, you will be granted a licence to use the plot of land for a park home to be sited on. As the plots aren't freehold, you never actually own them, you only hold the licence. The licence lasts for the lifetime of the home (by current manufacturer estimates this is roughly 50-60 years). Although you don't own the plot of land, you do own the actual park home. 


Can I use my park home as a second home?

A park home needs to be your only or main residence - this is not a park rule, but a legal stipulation in the Mobile Homes Act 2013.


Are park homes warm enough?

As with traditional brick built properties, park homes are manufactured to specific regulations - the current British Standard for residential park homes is BS 3632:2015.  Park homes built to this standard are built with energy efficiency in mind and benefit from a high standard of insulation meaning that less heat is lost and homeowners benefit from savings on heating their homes. 


What is included in the price of an Omar Group park home?

The price of the home includes:

  • A fitted kitchen complete with appliances
  • Bedrooms with built-in furniture and/or walk-in wardrobes
  • Bathrooms
  • A lounge suite and dining suite
  • Carpets and vinyl
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Soft furnishings including beds, bedding and wall mounted headboards

You will find all these details on your floor plan and the specification for your home. There is also the option (at additional cost) to add features to your home such as a home entertainment systems, wine coolers, additional appliances, saunas and a range of Eco Options.