Welcome to Contemporary Log Living!
If you are looking for a UK based company that specialises in helping you self-build your dream home, annexe, studio, hub or log cabin, we'll be more than happy to take care of you. To instantly get to know a little more about what we do and what we can help you with watch the short video that shows you what we are all about.
Granny Annexe Specialists
- Turn-key services
- Planning Permission Services
- Custom interior options
- Free Site Consultations
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- Quick build time
- Choice of external cladding and finishes
- Your ideal floor plan and interior design
- Turn-key service or shell build for you to finish off
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Granny Annexes Offer You and Your Loved Ones Peace Of Mind And A Great Return On Your Investment
Sometimes we feel like the luckiest people in the world because we get to meet great people, with great stories to share about WHY building an annexe is going to make ALL the difference to them.
Annexes are the perfect solution for affordable residential style accommodation for elderly parents, young independents or single parents, first time buyers or students (who have very smart parents who work out the cost of university is roughly the same cost as an annexe but without all the debt).
Annexes, although built as a mobile home are nothing like traditional Park Homes or those awful cold caravan park style mobile homes that are not suitable for year round living.
They are extremely well insulated and have the look and feel of a modern apartment inside, plus you have FULL input when it comes to designing the kitchen and bathrooms, electrics and flooring and this is your chance to make any adaptations you need to the bathroom for future needs. We will make sure everything is wheelchair friendly and easy to maintain and get access to as part of our turn-key annexe services. We work in association with IHUS who are specialists in providing individual living spaces.
We make sure we take of everything you need by offering a free on site consultation service nationwide.
Nursing Home / Care Home Units Offer Annexe Style Accommodation For Your Residents And A Great Return On Investment
We work in association with iHUS Projects who specialise in individual living solutions which are carefully designed around the requirements of the elderly and disabled providing support, mobility and rehabilitation. The commercial division provides modular and fast track build living solutions within the grounds of existing care homes.
Our care home annexe style units start at around £49,500; this cost includes our turnkey service inclusive of: initial consultation, design works and planning, ground works and connection of services, construction, internal and external finishing’s and decoration.
These annexe style care home units provide a very attractive and commercially viable solution to utilise existing ground space to provide additional residential accommodation potentially generating significant additional income.
We offer a range of standard models designed with care home professionals to incorporate modern design and technology with the specific requirements care home accommodation requires. Additional to this we offer a bespoke design service whereby we would sit with you to design the additional living accommodation to suit your care home from ‘bolt on bedroom units’ to full individual annex accommodation for your more independent residents.
Use our Contact Us page to book a free on site consultation.
How Contemporary Log Living Began ...
Contemporary Log Living began when Pete & Diane Cossie were part of the sales and marketing team at the Ideal Home Show 2011.
We completely fell in love with the concept of open plan living and could see that the UK consumer has very little choice when it comes to self-building, large or small.
"Since then we have successfully built Log Homes and Annexes in Shropshire, Somerset, Hampshire, Cumbria, Essex, Kent, Wiltshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Hereford, Surrey, Wales and more.
We also have vast experience when it comes to Planning Permission because we've been involved with the building industry for over 30 years.
So when we show up for one of our free site consultations with you (and most of them are a 3 hour drive from where we are based) people are surprised to find that we just roll up, make you feel completely at ease and LISTEN to what you want us to help you build.
The personal service is something we offer and we build your annexe, cabin or home with a heart because we care.
Our claim to fame is that we were the sales and marketing team that went on to be the ONLY company EVER to have sold the Ideal Home Show show house.
It was SUCH an event that it ended up being featured on Amanda Lamb's My Flat Pack Home TV show when the TV crew followed it's journey to it's new location in Cornwall.
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Search For A Style Of Annexe You Love
Annexes come in a variety of styles and designs today. Select from our brochure or ask about custom designs. The most important thing to focus on is getting planning permission for your annexe. We can advise you on and process a planning application on your behalf. It's all part of the service.
Book A Free Site Consultation
Annexes are a major purchase so you may find it easier to book a free on site consultation and talk it through with us. We have extensive knowledge and examples that will help you decide what is right for you.
We'll create a CAD Drawing of your annexe and prepare a quotation for you
We offer a turn-key service (which people love) and will always prepare a full quotation and a CAD drawing of your annexe after the on site consultation. We can also advise and include connections to services for complete peace of mind and no extra costs.
We apply for and do our very best to obtain planning approval for you. We have extensive experience and have a 97% success rate. A fee is payable when we apply for Planning Permission to cover the costs in doing so, unfortunately this fee is non-refundable in the event that planning permission is denied.
From initial enquiry to completion, our team will be your single point of contact and manage all aspects of the project providing a specialist team with extensive experience in annex design and construction. Every part of the process is managed for you.
Manufacture And Installation
We work in association with IHUS for all our manufacturing and installations. The full timeline of events from order to completion can vary dependent on what you require but a standard timeline would look like this:
Planning Permission - Can range from 6 – 12 weeks
Final Order - When planning permission has been accepted we finalise the order with you and you pay the deposit
Ground Works - A build start date is scheduled commencing with ground works, usually completed in 1 week
Factory Works - Alongside the ground works being undertaken, the superstructure will be constructed in our factory ready for delivery upon completion of the ground works.
Delivery - The annexe is delivered to site ready to be installed by our specialist team
On site build - Your suite is then constructed on site, made watertight and then internal works, roofing and the external finish are completed. Finally decoration, finishing touches and any additional steps, decking and ramps etc are built.
Start By Downloading A Copy Of Our Latest Annexe Brochure Today!
Start Searching For Your Special Annexe Today
When it comes to choosing the right annexe for your loved ones it's best to start with some ideas for your floor plan and your budget as both can easily (and quite quickly) start to spiral out of control.
**It's also important to bear in mind that your Local Planning Authority is highly unlikely to grant planning permission for a grand scale annexe that is bigger than the main house.
Start by downloading a copy of our Free Granny Annexe Brochure using the big orange button below and see what we've come up with first, based on our experience. You can always add your own finishing touches to make it extra special.