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Subject Topic: Is there a guide to setting up a static? Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by NikkiJane7201/7/2021 at 11:15am
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Hi all, hope you are well and enjoying the summer.

Does anyone know if there is a guide out there somewhere to setting up your static? We want to put one on our own property to live in during building works, and I want to know about suitable bases, connecting electric, water and sewage etc. I've done a lot of googling but all I can find is stuff about planning permission (and that's pretty confusing so I've just asked our local authority if they want me to apply or not).
If anyone knows of a guide, or has any tips, I'd be very grateful.
Many thanks in advance.

Message posted by Colin2101/7/2021 at 1:07pm
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Hi, I hope someone comes along that can help, as I doubt whether there is much info out there. Most statics would be set up by site operatives.

On the other hand, plenty of people do what you want to do so I'm sure they found out from somewhere. Have you tried youtube? There is an incredible amount of DIY stuff on there, maybe there's something you could use?



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Message posted by 22seaside01/7/2021 at 2:18pm
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NACO have guidelines on siting, although this is aimed at holiday statics it has useful information about the stands underneath.
https://www.nacoservices.com/static-caravan-advice/advice-on-siting-a-static-holid........
Sewerage and water- you will have to contact your local water authority as there are very strict rules about what you can or cannot do, so talk to them first; they may be able to send you information about the best way to connect into your existing services.
Likewise, a local electrician will be the best person to ask about electricity connections, and if you will be using gas, then a gas-safe engineer (LPG qualified if using bottled) should be contacted.
https://www.electriciansforums.net/threads/static-caravan-domestic-hook-up.79103/
https://forum.buildhub.org.uk/topic/6003-how-to-get-services-to-static-caravan-during-the-

Message posted by NikkiJane7201/7/2021 at 2:33pm
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Thanks for that Colin. I'd not thought of YouTube, I'll have a look.

Thanks 22Seaside. We're on a private borehole and a septic tank, so I doubt my water company will be interested. I'm aware of the need for non-return valves and so forth to protect the bore though. I'll have a word with my sparkie about the electric. The NACO stuff looks interesting, so thanks for that.

Message posted by birder9901/7/2021 at 3:02pm
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You will also need a full set of chassis stands to stop the chassis twisting. If you are not putting in a full concrete pad you can just make pads where the chassis stands will need to go. Make sure you also have a pathway to the door or otherwise you will forever be having a battle with mud. If you are going to be using 47kg bottles of gas it is worth putting couple of slabs or a concrete pad as you don't want them falling over, especially if you have two on an auto change over. Insulate all your external pipework thoroughly including the waste pipes. Consider adding extra insulation under the floor if you are going to be living in it over the winter months - some people use slabs of Kingspan or similar.

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Message posted by NikkiJane7201/7/2021 at 4:21pm
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That's good advice birder99, thank you. I'm hoping we'll be in before winter, but you never know!

Message posted by BRYANMITCH07/9/2021 at 3:35am
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A bit late with this one but--make sure your toilet and water drains have a decent continuous downward slope to wherever they are draining or you may find them frozen during the winter--not pleasant! They can also sag during hot weather so its not a bad idea to support them along their length with bricks or blocks.

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