It is highly recommended that you surround the underside of your Lodge with a brick or stone skirting, as it greatly reduces underfloor draughts as well as protects the underside of your park home (chassis, floor bearers etc) from the elements.
Although not a specific design feature, the wall, window and floor ventilators in your home are there for your protection and are part of the British Standard requirements for fixed area ventilation.
In order to retain the statutory definition of a mobile home, wheels should not be removed. However, if for any reason the wheels have been removed after siting then protect the wheel stub with grease.
(TEXTURED COATING) STIPPLE SUCH AS RESITEX, BRITMAC, STUCCO Etc.
Exterior walls should be re-coated within the first two years of manufacture with a suitable good quality exterior finish.
(TEXTURED COATING) MAINTENANCE FREE COATING (Tingdene Homes From 2018 Only)
If you are lucky enough to purchase a Tingdene Home with the new Maintenance Free External render, you do not need recoat the outside of your home for up to 10 years.
EXTERIOR CLADDING AND COATING (General)
Wooden cladding may exude tannin, especially from knots, which can stain or leave a liquid resin on the surface of your home.
An annual inspection must be undertaken to check the roof/ridge tiles or the roof covering have not been displaced or damaged. The mastic seals behind the fascias and the chimney flashings must also be inspected annually and renewed if necessary.
It is likely that your home is supported by a series of tripod jacks throughout the chassis of your home. If these are steel tripods, ensure that the do not corrode as their failure will cause damage to your home.
GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES
The outlet to the downpipes should be inspected annually for blockage either by birds’ nests, moss or leaves.
PVCU WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR DOORS, GLAZING AND GLASS
The PVCu windows and doors fitted to your home require very little maintenance. To clean the PVCu, wash down with a mild solution of water and non-abrasive mixture detergent, and then polish the frames with a soft cloth.
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