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Need a hygienic solution that is quick to install, easy to clean and is cost effective?

Be-plas logo - Need a hygienic solution that is quick to install, easy to clean and is cost effective?

Need a hygienic solution that is quick to install, easy to clean and is cost effective?

From small maintenance jobs to large out of season refurbishments, Be-plas have it covered.

Whether it be for your communal areas, bathrooms or catering facilities, Be-plas offer a comprehensive range of wall and ceiling products perfect for the caravan and leisure industry.

For complete peace of mind, our products meet all current hygiene, building and fire regulations.

Tips For Preparing Your Caravan to be Towed

A caravan being towed

As a great British pastime, every year thousands of holidaymakers pack up their caravans and head down to the coast for a mini-break, enjoying everything that some of our beautiful seaside towns have to offer. The greatest things about caravaning are the flexibility and home comforts, but how should you prepare your trailer before towing it? 

Read on for some top tips on making your trailer safe and towable for your journey.

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Before you start planning your trip, you’ll need to make sure that you are actually able to tow a caravan. It may sound silly, but if your caravan usually sits on a caravan site you may not have had to tow it before. In summary:

Roseberry View Case Study

Roseberry View caravans

The Kingston Park and Leisure Homes Way – How personal service and a radical new approach is taking the lodge market by storm.

With the launch of the absolutely stunning Palazzo and a brand-new model to be unveiled at The Lawns, we sat down with Kingston Park and Leisure Homes who have been setting the benchmark for quality and luxury in 2019’S lodge market. Speaking to Kris Robinson, the Commercial Director, he talked us through a recent project at Roseberry View to show how the company’s radical approach to customer service and build quality help get this brand-new park off the ground.

Here’s what he said…

A SMART future for holiday homes

white holiday homes

How SMART technology will reinvigorate the holiday homes market

According to data from Airbnb, the UK is the fifth largest geography for the home-sharing service — with 64,000 listings in London alone. When you add in the growth of hotel comparison sites, you’d be forgiven for thinking that holiday home and park home sites need updating. However, this needn’t be the case. 

Here, Nick Cowley, managing director of uPVC windows and doors expert, Euramax, explains how SMART technology could be the key to the future of the holiday home sector to new generations.

Compass Celebrations!

Compass Celebrations!

Binnacle was established in a unique, strategic alliance between BH&HPA and Rural & Commercial Holdings back in December 2018. The name Binnacle was chosen for the business because a binnacle supports and houses a ship’s compass. 

Some six months later, it was celebrations all round on 26th of June, when the Compass team were able to finally and formally celebrate the re-birth of their Scheme. 

The official Grand Opening of the airy new Binnacle/Compass offices took place in Pullman Court in Gloucester, which is also home to the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA). 

Invited guests were welcomed by both the Compass and BH&HPA teams for a champagne lunch and a blue ribbon was cut to mark the occasion. 

Keeping Guests Warm Throughout The Winter Months

Fire in glamping pod keeping guests warm during winter

Summer time sometimes lulls us into a false sense of security – it’s warm enough inside and the heating may not be used for weeks (even months) in vans, holidays homes, pods and glamping tents. But come the autumn and winter – when many owners and visitors would like to extend their use of parks – the temperature has got to be spot on for guests to want to return.

Here, we take a look at the different approaches to heating and some of the newest, most innovative heating and ventilation methods on the market.

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Cornwall park hands £600k deal to fellow "fair-pay" firm

Cornwall holiday park owner Patrick Langmaid shaking on deal

Padstow holiday park owner Patrick Langmaid has handed a £600,000 buying contract to a UK holiday caravan manufacturer - because it believes in paying its staff a living wage.

Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park will be taking delivery of 25 luxury holiday homes from the firm, ABI, which recently became an accredited member of the Living Wage Foundation charity.

How holidays are growing greener at Lake District park

Couple sat next to tent at Lake District park

The family owners of a Lake District holiday park are helping visitors to enjoy even greener stays in Cumbria following a new series of environmental initiatives.

Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park on the shores of Ullswater near Penrith in the Lake District says its latest steps will help further ensure that guests can enjoy their holidays with a clear conscience.

Measures taken include the construction from local stone of a new amenity building for campers which is kept warm with underfloor heating from the park's biomass boiler.

Park Foot has also increased its reliance on green energy with new solar panels on its recycling centre which will feed excess electricity into the national grid.

100-Year-Old Holiday Park Operator Is Raising Awareness of New Forest Notable Species

Holiday Park Caravan in New Forest

UK holiday park operator, Away Resorts, have created a beautiful resource about the wildlife found near their 100-year-old holiday park, Sandy Balls.  Situated in The New Forest, the guide also serves to raise awareness to remarkable species found in this area.

The resource allows visitors to learn more about the National Park’s wildlife, including rare birds, mammals, endangered insects and unique plants.

Away Resorts wanted to focus on their Sandy Balls Holiday Park in particular as it is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. They collected data and information from a number of official Hampshire sources, some dating back over 60 years.

Holiday Home Centre Touch Screen Park Finding Service

Holiday Home Centre Touch Screen Park Finding Service

Are you wanting a caravan on a family run caravan park but not sure how to go about finding the right park for you? 

Well we have some fantastic news.... 

Now launched our EXCLUSIVE in house touch screen park finding service. So from the comfort of our show room you now have the ability to search for parks that suit your requirements at the tip of your fingers. 

You'll be able to make appointments to visit the parks and you'll also be able to print off leaflets to take away with you. Whilst you're here you can browse the holiday homes at your leisure where we have expert advisors on hand to help you with any queries you may have. 

Buying a Static Caravan just got easier! So feel free to come down and see us!