Jurassic Coast Luxury Lodges

Case Study


Owners of prestigious new holiday lodges on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast can expect them to keep their pristine looks in the face of the area’s legendary weather and salt spray, thanks to a factory coating of Woodstain TP from the Mighton Ankerstuy Specialist range.

The lodges are the first in Siberian larch cladding to be installed at the park but, as Mighton Technical Coatings Director Graham Avery said, they now form a superb shop window for other prospective owners to see them at their best.

Mighton provided an audit of the full factory finishing of the Siberian larch in association with Mike England Timber for Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes, which manufactured the lodges for the Highland’s End Holiday Park, Bridport, owned by West Dorset Leisure Holidays.

Mike England’s Colin Bennet explained the choice: “We wanted the natural look of larch but with a coating that would sit in the wood as well as on top, to provide maximum weather resistance. When the site is only 500 metres from the sea, it is prone to both rough weather and salt spray.”

Graham Avery continued: “Ankerstuy coatings have been tried and tested all over the world, in every extreme of hot, cold, storm and drought. With such a prestigious location as this, the appearance of the timber is almost as crucial as its performance so the choice of coating is an important one.”

He added that the purchasers of the properties are also offered a maintenance package, ensuring their pristine appearance is maintained with a consistency of colour and materials used.

Mighton Chairman Mike Derham concluded: “These superb cabins are not just a showpiece to prospective buyers. Prestige Homeseeker makes units like these in a number of exterior finishes and, while this project involves only a few in the new Siberian larch, they will let everyone along the supply chain gauge what kind of demand there may be for them.”

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