Designed for Caravan Holiday Homes, the Lattice – Welded Painted chassis is a traditional chassis which has been used for a number of years, it consists of welded sections and it is finished with a UK manufactured paint specifically produced for this sector. It is a good economical solution for lighter loaded structures in a lesser corrosive environment. For more information (link to contact us)
The Lattice – Welded Pre-Galvanised chassis offers all the characteristics of the Welded Lattice Painted chassis with additional corrosion protection. All the components are pre-galvanised before being welded together, any small areas of the chassis that become exposed during manufacture are painted with a zinc based paint for additional protection. This type of chassis has been used on Caravan Holiday Homes for many years and has a proven track record in terms of good structural stability after being in use over long periods of time. For more information (link to contact us)
Designed to meet residential specification BS3632 and developed for medium to higher end Caravan Holiday Homes and Leisure Lodges, the Lattice – Sectional Hot Dip Galvanised Chassis is manufactured in sections, hot dip galvanised, riveted and bolted together using galvanised components forming a robust chassis, which has increased corrosion resistant properties, for medium to higher loaded structures. For more information (link to contact us)
The I-Beam – Sectional Hot Dip Galvanised product has been developed to meet the demands for chassis for high-end leisure lodges and park homes and meets residential specification BS3632. The I-Beam is structurally the strongest (in terms of load bearing capacity) available in the market. The fully galvanised chassis offers high corrosion resistance while the expertise of our design engineers and research and development team has allowed us to optimise the design for the ultimate longevity and strength. For more information (link to contact us)
Every chassis is designed to suit the home that is built on it. Care and consideration is given to the load distribution of the building, positioning utilities and siting of heavy components such as kitchen and bathrooms. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) chassis are assessed against the anticipated home weight to ensure it meets the structural requirements of the building it will be supporting.
The chassis are built and manufactured at our Hull facility by highly trained welders and the non hot dipped galvanised units are finished in our paint shop, giving them the necessary protection against the elements. Each chassis is manufactured to National Caravan Council Code of Practices and individually quality checked. We adopt lean manufacturing techniques and invest in continuous improvement to ensure our products are efficiently manufactured to the highest standards.
Transport to the Leisure Home Manufacturer
Care is given to ensuring the chassis are safely transported and delivered in the same condition as they left the factory. We secure the chassis with purpose made spacer frames to make sure the units are rigidly secured.
Leisure Home Build & Assembly
Consideration is given during the design stage to assist the Park Home manufacturer with the assembly of the home in the factory. Things such as siting of utilities, ease of assembly and manoeuvrability are considered during the design stage to make things run as smooth as possible. We work very closely with home manufacturers to ensure we produce chassis that meet their production needs, we pay close attention to accuracy and squareness to ensure the highest level of efficiency during all stages of the build process, with particular attention to the important first stage when the floor is positioned on the chassis.
Transport of Completed Home
When the completed home is transported from the factory to the site, it is transported by road, either complete or in two halves. This is probably the furthest the home will ever travel in its lifetime and it has to survive both the elements and vibration caused by road surfaces. To ensure the home arrives on site in the best condition possible we design in special anchor points to ensure that the chassis are transported in a safe and secure way with minimum movement.
Siting and Positioning
When the home arrives on site we make sure the assembly and positioning runs as smoothly as possible. The detachable jockey wheel, which can be quickly released and moved from “front to back” gives the chassis maximum manoeuvrability before it reaches its final resting place. For larger homes where two chassis are joined together we “design-in” special brackets which allow the chassis to be rigidly bolted and efficiently “drawn” together.
Comfortable Trouble-Free Living
We at Gateway consider all these stages to ensure that the home gives the owner the safe, comfortable, secure and sustainable structural foundation they should expect and deserve.