bsi-BS3632Holiday lodges can be built to one of two standards – BS3632 or EN1647. Make sure you know the difference between the two.

BS3632 is the British Standard to which residential park homes (and some lodges) are built. They are suitable for permanent residence (depending on the site licence), and all year round use.

EN1647 is the European standard for caravan lodges, which are suitable for temporary, or seasonal holiday use only.

2016 saw the introduction of BS3632:2015, which replaced the previous standard.  Lodges built to the new standard benefit from many improvements, the largest being seen in terms of energy efficiency. The new standard will see both letting parks and owners see savings from reduced energy consumption and therefore in running costs. Find further information here.