Manufacturers

A New Visitor Centre for 2019

Visitor Centre at Tingdene Homes

With the year drawing to an end, we are beginning to start work on a very exciting 2019. Our team has spent the last few months developing designs for a new range of park homes and holiday lodges. To adequately showcase the innovative and ground breaking new ranges, the decision has been taken to renovate the Tingdene Visitor Centre. 

The centre, launched in 1984, is the only indoor park home and holiday lodge showroom in the UK. Few big changes have been made since it opened its doors over 30 years ago making this a very exciting time in Tingdene’s development. 

Holiday home manufacturer’s models are ‘better than houses’

Rob Lawrence (L) and Phil Parks (R) of Willerby

Editor Victoria Galligan spoke to Willerby product managers Rob Lawrence and Phil Parks about the success of the company, and its new-for-2019 models…

Based in Hull and employing more than 1,000 people, Willerby recently announced year-on-year sales growth of 12.7%. Here, the product managers explain what goes on behind-the-scenes at the firm’s innovation division, and why the brand is (after 70 years) the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges.

Shows round-up: motorhome move for Hymer’s Elddis division

Motorhome interior - Eldiss Compass Coachman

by Andrew Jenkinson

2019 will see some subtle changes for many tourer manufacturers, and the big news from the shows season is that Hymer's Elddis division is expanding its Compass brand with motorhomes.

The summer trade shows finished last week with Bailey's event: so what’s been happening? Well we’ve taken a quick look at what’s coming through to the dealer’s forecourts over the next few weeks, and produced a quick pick of new models which the buying public will be expected to part with their hard-earned cash for…

1    Coachman – who sadly lost founder Jim Hibbs just after their trade Show at the end of July – brought back the Laser range but also introduced this new Pastiche 470 model (below)

Willerby welcomed to the GoldShield Manufacturer’s 10 year Warranty Scheme

Willerby Goldshield

Willerby, the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, is the most recent manufacturer to be accepted onto the GoldShield Warranty Scheme for residential park homes.

The market-leading GoldShield warranty scheme covers inherent defects in the structure of new park homes for up to ten years and is provided and administered on behalf of the manufacturers and the NCC, the industry’s trade body.

Park Homes by Willerby is a lifestyle brand, offering affordable living and unique designs, manufactured to clients’ needs, offering exceptional quality and bespoke specification. 

Leisuredrive: 50 years of manufacturing campervans

Leisuredrive

Andrew Jenkinson takes a look at Leisuredrive Campervans, run and founded by Derek Andrews in 1969…

Having a park home means most conventional motorhomes are out of the question, but with a campervan it’s only the same as having a large car on the drive. 

With a spare bit of cash in many cases, perhaps after selling their bricks and mortar, retired owners are looking at moving into leisure homes – but many also want to travel. 

The problem is that most parks will not let you park a tourer or large motorhome on your drive except for loading and unloading. So what’s the next best thing? A campervan? The modern campervan is a luxury motorhome with all the spec you need to go touring the UK or even Europe. 

A year in the making – the Victory Leisure Homes manufacturing process

Victory Leisure Homes Gary Corlyon

Here, Nick Glaves explores the story behind  Victory Leisure Homes' new models and the cyclical process which incorporates trade shows, customer feedback, design and build...

With new or updated models launched every year by major manufacturers, the holiday home and lodge industry is anything but static.

Indeed, almost as soon as next year’s models have been launched, work gets underway on the following year’s, meaning the merry-go-round of product design, development and launch never ends. 

It is a cycle Peter Nevitt knows only too well. Peter is the managing director of Victory Leisure Homes and has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, much of that time successfully heading up Cosalt Holiday Homes.

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show

8th – 10th JUNE 2018 (General Public/Trade)

7th June (Trade Preview Day)

FREE ENTRY AND PARKING FOR ALL VISITORS 

Venue: NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show

 

Ever wondered how you can live this fantastic lifestyle? or simply searching for the latest design ideas? Perhaps you are already enjoying the lifestyle and want to upgrade or refurbish? Whatever your reasons, this is the show for you!

Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.

 

The interest in hot tubs has grown rapidly and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue! It is important to get the right equipment and then to have the correct water hygiene management and maintenance regimes in place. Poor quality products can wreak havoc with your business and will not only inconvenience your guests but could potentially be a court case waiting to happen!

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

WHAT:            THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW, MANCHESTER

DATE:             18th – 21st January 2018

LOCATION:   EventCity, Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Rd, M17 8AS

TIMES:            Thursday: 10am - 6pm

                        Friday: 10am - 6pm

                        Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm

                        Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm

                       http://www.caravanshows.com/

 

Willerby offers staycation inspiration with opening of new showground

Leading holiday home and lodge manufacturer Willerby has opened a brand new showground in Hull this month, where visitors can now view the largest collection of Willerby models all in one location.

The new showground offers dealers, parks and the public the chance to view Willerby’s extensive range of holiday homes, including the newly launched family friendly Skye that was unveiled earlier this year in response to the rise in British staycations. The showground is the second of its kind opened in the UK, following the success of its sister showground in Scotland in 2016.

Willerby set to get tongues and tails wagging at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza 2017

Willerby set to get tongues and tails wagging at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza 2017

Holiday home and lodge manufacturer Willerby is preparing to reveal its 2018 collection, which is set to get tongues and tails wagging at a top industry event.

The Collection, which will be on show at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza next week, includes six brand new models and a world first set to get tongues and tails wagging. With prizes to be won and new products to see, the Willerby stand is a must-visit this year.

New trends at the CARAVAN SALON: comfort, connectivity and compactness

New trends at the CARAVAN SALON: comfort, connectivity and compactness

The world’s biggest fair for mobile vacationing CARAVAN SALON boasts new record figures. Thanks to an additional exhibition hall CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF from 26 August to 3 September 2017 will be as big as ever. A total of 600 national and international exhibitors with 130 caravan and motor home brands will be presenting their innovations and current models in thirteen halls as well as on the outdoor exhibition space. On 214,000 square metres to the tune of 2,100 recreational vehicles in all conceivable sizes and versions can be marvelled at.

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe

East Grinstead Rugby Football Club located in West Sussex has taken delivery of the first Iseki TLE4490 tractor sold in Europe. The tractor was delivered by local Iseki dealer, Yeowart Agricultural Ltd.

 

The new tractor will be used to manage and maintain three full-size pitches covering a total of 14 acres. The pitches at EGRFC are home to a total of 17 teams; three senior teams, one veteran team, six intermediate teams (U13-U18), and seven junior teams (U6-U12).

 

Chairman of EGRFC Bob Marsh is responsible for the operational management of the club as a business. He commented on the recent investment,

PitchSMART Online By Rolec

PitchSMART Online By Rolec

A Breakthrough In Hook-Up Management

 

Following 18 months of research and development Rolec have announced the launch of PitchSMART Online, a new cloud based computer operated MID approved Smart metering system for remotely managing caravan hook-ups. 

This innovative new system has been specifically designed to enable park operators to read each and every hook-up meter from the comfort of their office computer - and in turn generate instant invoices for customers.

PitchSMART Online can also be used by the park operator to individually switch on/off each and every one of their electric hook-up units, again from the office computer.

Pathfinder Homes

Pathfinder Homes

For nearly 60 years Pathfinder Homes has been the leading, pioneering manufacturer of luxurious residential park homes and holiday lodges. Designs are innovative and cutting-edge, that’s what makes us different. We bring ground-breaking concepts to the industry which has resulted in winning ‘Ultimate Lodge of the Year’ three years in a row.