WIN a Y-cam "Protect" Range Bundle

WIN a Y-cam "Protect" Range Bundle

Earlier this year Bark.com spoke to a few reformed burglars to find out what really puts them off breaking into properties. Not surprisingly leaving the light on in a prominent position had very little effect! Fake alarm boxes also do little to put off even the most opportunistic thief. However, the combination of motion activated sensors and cameras combined with connected alarms and sirens is still the most effective deterrent. 

CampManager makes it easy for parks to keep their customer database GDPR compliant

CampManager

CampManager is a Park Management and Online Booking system that helps over 350 caravan parks, campsites and holiday parks in the UK & Ireland to generate more bookings and to simplify their park management. With the upcoming GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018, CampManager have been making amendments to their system that will help their customers comply with the new data legislation.

More homeowners using equity release to buy luxury lodges

Salop Leisure

A growing number of customers are taking advantage of equity release schemes to help them purchase a luxury lodge holiday home, reports a Shropshire and Mid Wales caravan dealership.

Salop Leisure, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, say many homeowners are deciding to unlock some of the wealth they have built up in their home to invest in a luxury lodge or caravan holiday home at a park of their choice.

This method of buying a holiday home is becoming increasing popular with retired people who are looking for all the financial options available to them.

Doctors urged to prescribe camping and caravanning to treat stress

Salop Leisure

The managing director of a multi award-winning caravan dealership, Salop Leisure, believes doctors should be prescribing camping and caravanning as an alternative to medication for stress related conditions.

Mark Bebb from Shrewsbury-based Salop Leisure has welcomed a pledge by Government's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, o reduce people's reliance on 'unsophisticated drugs'.

The comments came after it was revealed that 7.3 million people in the UK were given antidepressant drugs last year and 70,000 of them were children. Mr Hancock plans to give GPs alternatives and pledged to expand schemes to treat patients with mental health problems through social activities.

Nowadays campsite visitors are demanding more and more

5GHz WiFi

Nowadays campsite visitors are demanding more and more facilities from their campsite and access to the internet over WiFi is rapidly becoming de rigueur. With the modern busy lifestyle, visitors often require a WiFi internet connection for their laptop or mobile device so they can check email, catch up on social posts or simply check on an ebay bid! It is rapidly becoming a mandatory requirement now that a caravan site offers a stable and reliable WiFi internet connection and can often be the deciding factor as to whether a site is successful or not.

The days when an operator could get away with a simple WiFi router sat on the counter in the clubhouse are gone. Users now want a reliable site wide service which they can use outside or sitting in their 'van.

Innovate your holiday park with a new MUGA

MUGA

A family holiday is something to cherish and more often than not, creates lifelong memories and family bonds. 

It’s a time when work emails and the stresses and strains of everyday life can be parked to one side to focus on playing games, swimming, building sandcastles and just enjoying quality time together. 

As a result of this we are seeing an increase in demand from holiday park operators who want to create more multi-use games areas (MUGA) and informal sports areas to innovate other areas of their parks as well as providing additional facilities and services a family can enjoy together in the fresh air. 

Saniflo makes posh portable bathroom facilities a reality

Saniflo UK

Saniflo UK – the country’s leading designer and manufacturer of pumps, macerators and shower cubicles – is helping to take the concept of portable toilet facilities to a whole new level with the supply of the Saniaccess and Sanishower to the country’s number one provider of temporary WCs, Hampshire-based Site Equip.

Family-owned and run business Site Equip has been supplying temporary WC facilities across the UK since 1988, and recently decided to satisfy a demand in the market for posh portable bathroom facilities with the launch of two upmarket trailer units with integrated bathroom facilities, suitable for disabled customers.Saniflo

Using asset finance to fund the great British getaway

Arkle Finance

Daniel Bailey, managing director of Arkle Finance, discusses the financial options open to aspiring caravan owners.

Amid all the headscratching about the impact of Brexit, there has been one clear winner - the Great British Staycation.

The weak Pound has given a shot in the arm to Britain’s tourist industry as increasing numbers of Britons opt to holiday in the UK.

The trend has sparked extra interest in caravanning. The trade body the National Caravan Council recorded an 8.7% increase in touring caravan sales in 2017, and an impressive 14% surge in motorhome sales.

Part Exchange could help your sales get a move on

Part Exchange could help your sales get a move on

The recent softening of the housing market is unwelcome news, particularly to park home operators who often have to rely on their customers being able to sell their existing home first. Sale delays are frustrating and harmful to cash flow, which is why may park operators now see Part Exchange as being a valuable tool in their sales kit.

Part Exchange has grown increasingly in popularity over the last few years, and not just because of the sluggishness of the housing market. Silverbridge Properties, one of the UK’s leading providers of part exchange schemes to the retirement and park home sectors, argues that, for many homeowners, PX is also the simplest way to sell their property.  

Gin gang gets green light for growth

Northside Farm

PLANS for a popular Northumberland wedding venue, Northside Farm,  to transform a derelict gin gang on its site have been given the green light and forms the first stage of a 12-month £100,000 investment plan.

Northside Farm in Horsley is devoting £50,000 to restore and renovate the 19th century circular building into a unique ceremony room before releasing another self-funded £50,000 earmarked to secure additional luxury accommodation on its glamping site which currently boasts ten timber wigwams with amenities.