Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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2015 was an amazing year for Wyldecrest Parks – the company has registered a remarkable growth, acquired 14 new residential and holiday mobile home parks across the country and has also been strongly investing on its sites. We’ve welcome hundreds of new owners and holidaymakers into our family! And we’ve won the 2015 LondonlovesExcellence Retail & Property Business Award!

But we do honestly believe that 2016 will be even better!

We’re celebrating our 15th Anniversary!!! Fifteen years of hard and dedicated work where your home has always been our passion!

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Excited times ahead for Wyldecrest Parks…the best is yet to come! And we can’t wait for it!

May the holidays make your dreams come true!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all of you,

from the Wyldecrest Family xx

Bespoken Homes

IKon Lodge Omar

Omar has an extensive range of Residential Park Homes and Luxury Lodges, with over 20 models and more than 150 floor plans offering sizes from 10ft to 22ft wide and from 20ft to 65ft long, with anything up to four bedrooms. Their range is designed to offer something for every taste and budget. However, they recognise that the world is full of individuals so if there is something you wish to change in any of our standard homes Omar can accommodate you. Whether it’s a layout change, different fixtures and fittings or changes to windows or décor, their team is there to make your dream home a reality.

As well as modifying our standard models they can offer bespoke build and accessible living solutions for people with disabilities. Omar is also able to offer a wide range of environmentally friendly Eco Solutions which can be added to all of their homes, making Omar’s fantastic homes even more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

In addition to their great range of homes and lodges, Omar manufactures amenity buildings providing impressive yet cost effective shower, washing up and toilet facilities. They also build offices to customer’s specific requirements.  For more information, please contact Omar’s friendly team.

http://www.omar.co.uk/

info@omar.co.uk
Tel: 01842 810 673

FREEFURB – Your chance to win!!

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Don’t miss out on your chance to win a Free Refurbishment into your beloved Park Home!!

That dream came true for Ian and Pam Stevenson, from Porchester, back ion July 2015…and you can be the next one!

Nuvex Ltd is already accepting entries for next year’s competition! Therefore, if you fancy being the next lucky recipient and win this amazing Giveaway, visit the company’s website or call them on 01933 778 849 for more information!

Rich Chocolate Cake with Caramelised Peanuts

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The New Year’s Showstopping Dessert !!!

 

Ingredients

For the cake:

1 3/4 cup plain flour

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

7 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbs baking powder

2 eggs

1 espresso coffee

1 cup buttermilk

For the chocolate ganache:

100 gr dark chocolate, cut into pieces

140 ml double cream

For the caramelised peanuts:

2 handfuls peanuts 

2 tbsp clear honey

 

The Method

  • Line a roasting tray with baking parchment. Distribute the peanuts on it so that they form a single layer and make sure they are not too dispersed. Drizzle them generously with the honey and place them in a preheated oven to 160C for 8-10 minutes, until they’re caramelised and crispy. Remove the tray and allow them to cool before removing the parchment and coarsely chop them. Set aside.

 

  • For the cake, mix 3 tbsp of cocoa powder with the coffee and leave it to cool.

 

  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, cold coffee, buttermilk and oil. Using a spoon, carefully involve the flour and baking powder into the liquid mixture, followed by the sugar and remaining cocoa powder. Beat it with an electric mixer until smooth and uniform.

 

  • Pour the batter into a round shape greased tin and place it in a preheated oven to 180C for around 30 minutes or until the cake is cooked through. After taking it out from the oven, allow the cake to cool a little bit before removing from the tin.

 

  • For the ganache, pour the double cream into a saucepan and bring it to low-heat. Just before starting to boil, remove the pan from the heat and immediately add the chocolate pieces into the cream. Leave them to rest for 5 minutes without stirring and, after that time, gently involve the mixture until a creamy and glossy ganache is formed.

 

  • Place the cooled cake on a serving plate and cover it generously with the chocolate ganache. Finalize with the caramelised peanuts and enjoy!

Prepare your Home for Winter

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With the winter looming, now is the time to make sure your park home is all set for colder and damper weather. In October’s edition of Park Home & Holiday Caravan Magazine, Steve Rowe brings you this article with very useful tips for preparing your home for winter:

1. Tip-top condition up top 

Your roof is the part of your home that does the most work protecting you from the elements, so its condition and the condition of the guttering are of prime importance. While the weather is still mild, get up on a step ladder if you can (or ask a neighbour or expert to help) and check that the gutters are free from leaves and other debris, which can block the drain pipes. And keep checking regurlay during Autumn, as the leaves start to fall. While you are up the ladder, have a look to see that roof tiles are all in place and that items such as a TV aerials are properly secured against winter gales.

2. Walls and windows

When it comes to your park home’s walls, it may be worth checking that there are no cracks in the rendering that might let in moisture during damper months. Also, it’s a good time to check that all windows and doors are still in good condition. You can buy draught excluders for different types of doors and windows from a local DIY store. If your windows are single-glazed, you can even buy a special transparent film that fits over them for winter – using a hairdryer to set the membrane into place. This can be useful on windows that have draughty gaps as well.

3. Add insulation

There are specialist companies that can add extra insulation to the loft and to the underside of your park home, which can make a real difference when winter sets in. Over the long term, investment in a loft or chassis insulation can also pay back, in the form of lower fuel bills.

4. Boilers and pipework

Now is also the best time to give your gas boiler its annual service. You’ll also find it easier to book a plumber or heating engineer before their workload increases in winter. Have a look that any water pipes are properly lagged or insulated including the pipework to an outside tap if you have one.

5. Cut condensation

Is possible, open your windows for a short while each day to get rid of excess moisture. You can also buy condensation absorbers from DIY stores, in the form of crystals that absorb the moisture. If you want to splash out, you can even buy electronic dehumidifier machines that will take the moisture out of the air. Some people even fit small electric-powered greenhouse style tube heaters at the bottoms of wardrobes, to stop clothes becoming damp.

Cost effective heating systems for Park Homes

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“With the onset of winter we once again find ourselves reaching for the thermostat to keep us snug on those cold winter nights. Having now installed more than a few park home heat pumps we are well placed to comment on what winter living is like in a park home having talked extensively to the owners themselves.

I recently had an interesting conversation with a park home manufacturer with whom we are working regarding construction and insulation values etc. What he was saying essentially is that a park home can never be as insulated as a conventional modern house, for one it’s not built of brick! As he said, if we had to build park homes to the same specification as houses our market would disappear overnight as we would not be competitive.

We recently installed a system on a very nice park home in Berkshire, the owners found that in the winter evenings the standard wet system they had on their home was not adequate enough to give them the close control they wanted. We installed two 3.5kw floor mounted units strategically positioned in their home and now they don’t run their wet system at all, they find the close control their heat pump gives them much more comfortable.

With typical running cost ratios of 4 to 1 or better in heating mode, yes you read that right, 4 kilowatts of heat for 1kw of electricity used they will also see a marked reduction in their running costs, oh, and of course they have air conditioning in the summer should they need it.

It may not yet be possible to make a park home as thermally efficient as a brick built house but what we can do is heat it as cost effectively as possible using this amazing technology.”

Written by Jon Shipman