does part p apply?


Can anyone confirm that part p does not apply to park homes, i.e. chalet style dwellings on a chassis with wheels? I am led to understand they are classed as caravans and therefore not covered by the regs.
Thank you,
Andrew
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On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 08:36:46 GMT, a particular chimpanzee named "elm
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AFAIK, it's not classed as a building and therefore the Building Regulations don't apply to it, in much the same way as one wouldn't apply the Building Regulations to a car or a boat.
It does seem a bit of an anomaly that the Regulations don't apply to a caravan that can form someone's home for many years, but does apply to site cabins (albeit exempting them from the requirements), Portakabins, etc.
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Strickly as the regulations are not mandatory none of it matters. However, if you want to apply the regulations to your abode the best way is to follow BS7671 for the inside of your house and the special location note for for caravans for the mains consumer unit outside. It's a matter of your own safety.

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