The lucky winner of the Free Park Home Assist Christmas prize draw has been announced.

This year Park Home Assist Insurance Services launched a Free Christmas Prize Draw to give away a £250 Waitrose/John Lewis Voucher to one lucky park home owner, just in time for Christmas, with the hope that the prize went some way to pay for Christmas for the lucky winner. The prize draw was launched in October and we had an extremely large response, so thank you for all those who entered. Entering was really easy and all that entrants had to do was go onto the Park Home Assist website to submit their entry.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the lucky winner Mr Kinneavy from Surrey, who you can see pictured here with his wife. Claire Leech (Director of Park Home Assist) and Dave Tranter, (Business Development Manager) personally visited Mr & Mrs Kinneavy at their home at Rickwood Park, in Surrey to personally deliver the good news and hand over the winnings prior to Christmas.

Mr Kinneavy was absolutely delighted to have won and stated that they were both really impressed with the service levels at Park Home Assist and that they will be joining us again in July, when their Park Home Insurance is due for renewal.

Mr Kinneavy also commented “We don’t buy on price, when the renewal comes through, we don’t even look at the price, it’s the cover provided and the service received which is all important.”

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas prize draw and we hope you had a great Christmas, and congratulations to Mr & Mrs Kinneavy, we hope that you found a use for your £250 vouchers!

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.

Works on the Visitor Centre will begin on Monday 3rd December making this the perfect opportunity to view the current range of homes on display before they are sited in various locations around the UK. The Kensington, Country Lodge, Mackworth, Regency Classic, Hayden Classic, Savannah and Barnwell are all open to the public until then. Following the 3rd December the Centre will continue to be open with 4 homes being available for viewing outside of the main exhibition.

We will continue to invite all of our customers to the Centre during the renovation works and the sales team will be available to provide information and help during normal opening hours which are listed below.

We appreciate your patience during this transitional period and look forward to inviting you all to the new park home and holiday launch event in February 2019.

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday – Saturday 9am – 4pm

Now that the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, the focus shifts from al fresco dining to cosy nights in! Autumn and winter can still provide great opportunities for relaxing and enjoying your park home, whether it’s pub lunches, countryside walks, wildlife spotting or a bracing stroll along the beach. Now’s a good time to plan ahead and take a few precautions to ensure that your park home is protected against the winter weather and still provides a cosy retreat.

Ten tips for preparing your park home for winter

  1. Check your roof and repair or replace any broken tiles
  2. Clear drains and gutters to avoid any blockages – do this regularly if you’re surrounded by trees as leaves and debris can build up quickly
  3. Visit the environment agency website to check if your park home is at risk of flooding
  4. Install insulation to prevent heat escaping through the roof
  5. Have your boiler checked to identify any issues before it gets too cold
  6. Keep your park home warm and the heating on whenever you can to avoid frozen pipes – see our blog post about preventing escape of water from your park home 
  7. Be sure to know where your stopcock is in case you need to turn off the water in your park home quickly
  8. Repair any dripping taps
  9. Seal any gaps around the edges of doors and windows to prevent draughts – but still try to maintain some ventilation
  10. If you’re not going to be staying in your park home as often, then check your park home insurance policy for clauses relating to unoccupancy. You can review Park Home Assist Park Home Insurance policy documents here

Taking these simple steps could help to avoid the stress and hassle of having to make an insurance claim. It is also worthwhile saving your insurance provider’s contact details on your phone in case of an emergency.

Wrap up well and stay safe and warm this winter.