Build Quality & Specs

Our Build Quality & Specifications   

At Mobilehouses.co.uk we source and use the highest quality materials available to ensure a trouble free build that requires little yearly maintenance.

All standard size homes come with a lifetime warranty.

Tiny homes can be built to meet or exceed building codes b.s.3632 and b.s.1647.

External cladding
One of the most important parts of the tiny home is the external cladding. We use a 25mm thick cladding that has been through a heat treating process. It's a Scandinavian redwood which then goes through a heat treating process which changes the properties of wood making it the ideal cladding for tiny home construction.
Benefits of our heat treated cladding; 100% resistant to rot without the need to treat it with chemicals, resistant to expansion and contraction when exposed to moisture and heat, 40% reduced weight, better thermal insulation properties, 60 year service life untreated.
Please read our FAQ page for the full benefits of thermally treated wood.

Insulation
External wall and ceilings are sprayed with an open cell high density foam insulation. This ensures the home is air tight and fully insulated to the highest standards.
The spray foam is made from natural corn starch and is fully permi allowing damp and moisture to pass out of the home without any issues of damp build up.
Standard floor insulation is made up of a foil backed kingspan 50mm insulation board.

Electrics
Fully fitted standard homes come wired with 12v lighting and 240v mains sockets throughout the home.
Lighting runs off a 12v deep cycle battery which is fitted into the home, this can be manually charged or charged automatically when hooked up to a car.
Mains electric is provided through a standard 16amp caravan hook up point.
Solar, wind, and off grid systems can be installed providing mains power through an inverter and battery bank. We can calculate what size of system you will need to suit your needs.
All new tiny homes come with an electric safety certificate.

Water and boiler
Hot and cold running water is provided as standard using a hosepipe hook up point, this feeds the boiler direct, for instant hot and cold water at the turn of a tap.
For mobile or off grid homes we can supply an inbuilt water storage tank which feeds a 12v high pressure pump for instant hot and cold running water.

Bathroom
PVC cladding is used on the internal walls and ceilings.
As standard you can choose from a choice of 3 toilet options: Electric flushing cassette toilet, composting toilet or a standard toilet which would need to be plumbed into a soil pipe on a static location.
Shower cubicle fitted to standard homes has built in lighting, radio, phone, spa steam function, rain shower, flexible shower head, foot massage and body jets.
Sink with vanity unit.

LPG storage and gas equipment
LPG storage is provided in the service compartment at the front of the trailer, on standard homes this feeds the LPG boiler.
Standard homes come with electric heating and cooking, LPG cooking and fires can be installed as an upgrade.
All new tiny homes come with a gas safety certificate.

Trailer and chassis
The most important feature of all mobile tiny homes is the trailer chassis.
All homes come built on a top of the range BPW German made galvanised twin axle trailer with a gross weight of 3000kg.
Trailers can be upgraded to a triple axle trailer with a gross weight of 3500kg. (We always recommend this option if your home is going to be towed from site to site on the road due to the extra stability and payload capacity).
Homes are built on a steel sub frame which is attached to the trailer.

Windows and doors
Standard homes come fully fitted with double glazed toughened safety glass throughout which is a legal requirement when used on the road.
Standard homes are fitted with an oak external door with double glazing as standard.

Roofing
We use 2 different types of roofing as standard.
- Type 1 Tile effect galvanised roofing sheets with a pvc coating (choice of black, green, red or brown)
- Type 2 gpr fiberglass grey roofing system
- Type 3 Cedar Shingles
- Type 4 Composite Roofing
Both roofing types have a minimum 30 years guaranteed service.

Yearly maintenance
Due to the high quality products used and construction of our homes very little maintenance is needed for the up keep of your home.
Treating or painting your tiny home is not needed when new due to the type of cladding we use.
If you have chosen to treat or paint your home we recommend repainting the external cladding every 4 years to keep your home looking new.
Trailer brakes will need to be checked once a year to make sure they are in working order. Adjustment should not be needed as auto adjusting brakes are fitted as standard.
Trailer hitch will require greasing.
Gas safety checks should be carried out annually.