Mobile / Transportable Homes

Comply with The Caravan Act

Fully compliant with The Caravan Act, our transportable homes are treated as “mobile homes”, with all the advantages – Planning Permission, Building Regulations, etc. – of a caravan but not the drawbacks.

Low running costs

Natural insulation ensures comfort throughout the year plus low running costs. And our transportable homes have an indefinite lifespan with only minimal maintenance, unlike caravans.

Huge range

From compact cabins to luxurious family homes, our transportable buildings offer comfortable living on a wide range of scales.

Contemporary option

The choice is yours: traditional Scandinavian styling, or our exciting British-made contemporary design. Either way, we can easily achieve the space and layout you need in a transportable format.

Mobile log cabins

Our mobile log cabins – we prefer to call them transportable homes – have many standout features that distinguish them not only from caravans, for example, but also from other transportable log cabins and wooden structures:

Compliant with The Caravan Act

Fully compliant with The Caravan Act, our mobile log cabins are treated as “mobile homes”, with all the advantages – in terms of Planning Permission, Building Regulations, etc. – of caravans. But not the drawbacks.

Low running costs

Natural insulation ensures comfort throughout the year plus low running costs. And our transportable homes have an indefinite lifespan with only minimal maintenance, unlike caravans.

Huge range

From compact cabins to luxurious family homes, our mobile log cabins offer comfortable living on a wide range of scales. They’re ideal for:

  • Private homes and annexes
  • Rural employers, farmers and smallholders
  • Holiday homes
  • Leisure developers

Contemporary option

The choice is yours: traditional Scandinavian styling, or our exciting British-made contemporary design. Either way, we can easily achieve the space and layout you need in a transportable format.

Let’s look at the advantages of our mobile log cabins in more detail:

Comply with The Caravan Act

Our mobile/transportable homes comply fully with The Caravan Act, yet have all the quality and durability of our other log buildings. They are exempt from Building Regulations, and are the only mobile homes available in the UK to our high construction standards. Compliance with The Caravan Act also means our transportable log cabins have special treatment for Planning purposes (see Mobile home Planning Permission below).

Unlike many park homes, caravans, prefabs, etc., our transportable log cabins have an indefinite lifespan with only minimal maintenance. Their value generally moves in line with the property market, rather than depreciating rapidly over a few years.

Mobile home Planning Permission

This topic is so important (and so often misunderstood) that we’ve put together a simple guide to Planning Permission for mobile log cabins. It covers all kinds of applications – garden offices, granny annexes, mobile homes, holiday homes and accommodation on farms and smallholdings. And it explains fully how homes as solid and durable as our transportable homes can be regarded as “mobile homes” for Planning purposes. We’ve provided some simple checklists to help you decide whether you’ll need Planning Permission for your mobile home. But if you have any questions, simply call us and discuss your situation with one of our experts.

Low running costs

The log’s natural thermal insulation means our mobile log cabins offer year-round comfort – cool in summer, warm in winter – and low running costs. Beautifully stylish inside, our mobile log cabins also have a low external visual impact that’s ideal for environmentally sensitive areas.

Huge range of transportable homes

With up to four bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms – including en suite – our mobile log cabins meet a wide variety of needs, from private owners to leisure developers. For example, our Mendip and Cambrian models (each approx. 20 x 6.8 m) are ideal for larger families yet still fall within The Caravan Act. Our versatile standard designs are the results of our many years’ experience of meeting our clients’ needs. Our bespoke design service is also available if you have a specific requirement, so we are sure to be able to meet the needs of:

Private homes and annexes

Our transportable log cabins are the ideal replacement for your existing mobile home, or as an annexe. Quickly and cleanly installed, our transportable homes help you make the most of your Certificate of Lawful Development (CLD).

Rural employers, farmers and smallholders

When your employees or family members need comfortable accommodation, our transportable homes are the cost-effective solution. They meet the requirements of NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) Paragraph 55, and enable you to gain full benefit from your Certificate of Lawful Use to establish a temporary dwelling.

Holiday homes

Light, spacious, and perfect for year-round use, our mobile log cabins are there for you to enjoy in comfort whenever you wish. Or you can benefit from their enhanced letting potential and greater profitability. And they are a solid asset, unlike caravans, etc.

Leisure developers

Leisure developers value our quick and simple delivery process, which can be just a few weeks from order to site. Our classic Scandinavian design and construction offers the visibly higher quality that visitors appreciate – and return to.

Prefer a contemporary look?

This website features our Norwegian Log mobile log cabins in classic Scandinavian design. Our Inovar range offers a different, distinctively contemporary, look and exciting new design options. Our Inovar transportable homes are modular, saving even more time on site. Read more about Inovar and our unique I-Key joint, our major advance in log technology here. Click the video below to see the whole process from manufacture to delivery.


Most frequently asked questions

Can I live in a Norwegian Log transportable home all year round?

We manufacture all our transportable homes to the very highest Norwegian standards. They will be cosy in winter and cool in summer, and therefore ideal for year-round use.

Can I replace an existing mobile home with a Norwegian Log transportable home?

Generally yes, provided you have the necessary local authority permissions. We normally recommend seeking a Certificate of Lawful Use. Our transportable log homes conform to The Caravan Act, and we build them to the relevant British Standards. We strongly advise that you check with your local Planning Office before proceeding.

Can you deliver a Norwegian Log transportable home to a site with restricted access?

Subject to local authority approval, we can deliver to awkward and/or narrow access sites. We have extensive experience of delivering to difficult sites, and will be able to assemble your building on your site and conform to all criteria under The Caravan Act. Please speak to one of our advisors, and discuss your access with us.

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Prefer something a little more contemporary?

Inovar is the new contemporary garden room concept from Norwegian Log Buildings. They are garden rooms with a stunning contemporary design and performance – perfect for your home office, gym, studio or music room.