Despite the economic downturn, an opportunity arose to expand into the factory opposite their current office and the expansion was supported, the headquarters doubled in size. This increased potential production to as many as 5 homes a week.
During the most recent global recession demand for residential Park Homes fell dramatically due to the housing market crashing however holiday Lodge sales started to rise.
The market began to purchase a Pathfinder Home as holiday accommodation rather than for permanent residence, the first holiday lodge was built.
Park Home living became more popular and a shift in the market meant more highly affluent people began to buy into the lifestyle and residential parks began to open across the country.
Following the trend to make Park Homes appear more like traditional homes, stucco was introduced to replicate an exterior cottage appearance.
Leading in design, Pathfinder Homes introduced Apex roofs to recreate the shape of a traditional bricks & mortar home.
The classic caravan shape was scrapped from the Park Home design and newer models included flat roofs and full feature window bays.
Residential Park Home living became extremely popular and in order to meet demand larger Park Homes were created.
Due to the national housing shortage following World War 2, people began to live in their caravans on sites across the country including on the Horton brothers land.