With nearly a decade’s experience in the holiday home market the Swift Group are now firmly established as one of the leading manufacturers. This experience is evident in the breadth and refinement of the holiday home range for the 2014 season.
Features like Swift’s unique and strong bonded ‘sandwich’ exterior walls, warranted Fusion chassis, class-leading thermal performance and contemporary interior design have combined to make them best-sellers.
The Bordeaux, mid-range, is re-launched for 2014, the exterior features sandy beige cladding giving it a more upmarket look and improvements continue inside.
The main visual differences over the Burgundy remain the exterior front with full height vaulted centre windows and the lounge and dining room where free-standing sofas replace long bench style seating and a contemporary domestic dining table and chairs replace the fixed dinette area.
New soft furnishings have a relaxed domestic feel with subtle beige/brown freestanding sofas. Shots of raspberry colour are threaded throughout the scheme on scatter cushions and curtain fabrics giving an up to date look but keeping it feeling warm and homely. A new lounge picture completes the look.
The coffee table, dining chairs and fire surround in ‘Romana Cherry’ have all been restyled. The kitchen features new cream worktops with stone grey doors and has the option to fit a dishwasher. A cooker hood, waste bin and shelf for a microwave all come as standard.
Bathrooms have vanity cupboards and the main bedroom has a lift up bed for storage. Higher specification furniture, lighting and detailed fittings complete the differentiation from the Burgundy range.
Key options include front patio doors, double glazing, gas central heating, electric plinth heaters and towel rails, fridge with freezer, fully galvanised chassis with 10 year warranty and Lakeland colour exterior.
The entry-level Soleil range focuses on four layouts, with aesthetic improvements, going forward. New last year, the Soleil provides Swift standards of design and construction in an affordable product that is ideal for either private use or rental holiday accommodation.
Like all Swift Holiday Homes it features Swift’s unique and strong bonded ‘sandwich’ exterior walls, and comes with a strong Fusion chassis. The standard windows have been updated from aluminium to white UPVc for a smarter look.
The range focuses on four layouts for 2014 with models from 28’ x 10’ to 35’ x 12’ and comes with a new furnishing scheme in Sawdust ‘Impala’ with a Mocha stripe. ‘Impala’ is a soft nubuck style of fabric, which is exclusive to the Swift Group. Normally reserved for luxury or contract furniture, Impala is hard-wearing, stain-resistant and wipes clean easily.
Interior design is contemporary, with furniture in the “Driftwood” finish with white accenting locker doors.
Blackout curtain fabric has a modern pattern, which picks up on and complements the seating colours. Arms and a retaining up stand have also been added to the seating giving it the appearance of a sofa rather than a bench seat.
Floors are covered with an attractive, heavy duty vinyl which resists scratches and dents, except the lounge area and bedrooms which are now carpeted as standard.
Recognising that both private and “fleet” buyers want to tailor homes to suit their needs, Soleil has an impressive list of available options. For example, stowaway beds in twin bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge provide flexible sleeping arrangements, and heating can be upgraded with electric plinth heaters and towel rails or even with full gas-fired radiator central heating with a wireless, programmable room thermostat. The double glazing option comes with special ‘Thermaglas’ energy saving glass with a 16mm cavity.
Changes to the Burgundy range ensure it remains sector leading. For 2014 the popular seven-model Burgundy range gets a new lounge layout in 12ft models with an L-shape sofa layout and fireplace allowing the option of front ‘Aspect’ patio doors.
Standard models still feature the panoramic front bay window, topped by Swift’s distinctive moulded bargeboards giving it a great presence on site, and domestic type gutters and downpipes and the woodgrain textured cladding help the exterior stay in good condition.
Standard windows are now white UPVc and ‘Thermaglas’ double glazing can be specified as an option to increase the thermal insulation.
On the inside, Burgundy strikes just the right balance of contemporary style, practicality and strong, durable construction with ‘Romana Cherry’ woodgrain, fashionable fabrics and heavy-duty floor covering.
Like the Soleil, the Burgundy can be tailored with an impressive list of options, but luxury touches like the coffee table, lounge and bedroom carpets and lined curtains with tie-backs and voiles come as standard.
The highly successful Moselle range continues in its current format with the addition of stylish new feature cladding and new spacious 40’ x 12’ 3 bed model.
The Auvergne with its contemporary one-piece sloping roof and trifold corner doors is even more striking for 2014. The exterior is now finished in durable CanExel cladding with a woodgrain texture available in standard Sierra brown or optional Acadia green. Inside the open plan living area has a new curtain design featuring a simple geometric pattern with a cream base and an accent colour of fresh zesty green, giving a modern, domestic feel. Accents of green are carried through to the new curtains and headboards in the bedrooms.
Updated last year, the Chamonix was so well received it remains unchanged for 2014.
Completing the line-up, Swift Group recently entered the residential lodge market and the top of the range Champagne Lodge and Moselle Lodge continue to offer outstanding value in this arena. A new velux roof light has been added to the Champagne Lodge to enhance the kitchen and the Moselle Lodge now has a galvanised chassis with a 10 year warranty as standard for the 2014 season.
Nick Page, Commercial Director for Swift Group commented: “The Swift Holiday Home range grows in strength every year and now offers a wide choice of contemporary models at very competitive prices. The recently introduced lodges have been a resounding success, bringing full residential living to a much lower price bracket, yet still at a very comfortable and stylish specification level.’