Introducing The New CLL Contemporary Annexe

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With a name like Contemporary Log Living as our name you can pretty sure that we love contemporary style homes and annexes. We’ve been involved with contemporary style annexes for a number of years and have been involved with bringing plenty of innovative designs to the UK when it comes to self-build homes and annexes.

We’ve even introduced a new range of low maintenance personal garden studios recently too.

Back in 2011 we were at the Ideal Home Show with a contemporary style Swedish log home that is now in a whole new location in Padstow in Cornwall. This was the house featured on Amanda Lamb’s My Flat Pack TV Home Show where it became a holiday home for it’s new owners.

We were also first to bring the Finnish Contemporary to the eyes of people looking for something different when it comes to annexe design. It was fresh, exciting and architecturally different enough to please some of the Local Planning Authorities when it comes to modern design.

When we began working alongside innovative Swedish house builders Gotenehus, we stumbled across the Frillesas design which we knew would work beautifully as an annexe design that became the CLL Contemporary.

With 2018 just around the corner we have updated our CLL Contemporary to feature all the latest in kitchen design, and redesigned the whole look to be smart, contemporary and simply beautiful inside and out.

Introducing The New CLL Contemporary Annexe

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Contemporary Style Annexes That Look And Feel Like A Modern Open Plan Apartment

Our stunning signature CLL Contemporary annexe is something we designed that features all the elements that most people love about contemporary annexes.

Modern lines

Low maintenance (fireproof) cladding in a choice of colours

Long floor to ceiling style windows

Lots of glass for maximum light

Modern contemporary style kitchen design

Modern bathroom design with storage

Choice of high quality laminate flooring

Exterior down-lights in the soffits for night time ambiance

"CLL Contemporary annexe"

Contemporary Inside & Out For A Totally Modern Look & Feel

"CLL Contemporary"


We’ve never been ones to skimp on the things you love the most about our annexes, the bathrooms and kitchens. We offer the highest specification and choice of any annexe company and work with our customers 100% when it comes to their personal style and tastes.

We know that annexes have the potential to solve a whole host of UK property ladder issues including:-

  • Affordable housing for young adults or a young family needing a first home of their own.
  • Single income independent living after an expected divorce or change in circumstances.
  • Helping a family member live close to hand but independently.
  • Helping young family members stop paying out “dead money” in rented properties and helping them put that money to a better, brighter future.

With house prices continuing to push the limits on affordability for the vast majority of young people & single income families today annexes are quite naturally becoming an increasingly popular option for families looking to help their loved ones in some way side-step the over-priced new home solution that the Government want them to invest in.

With the help to buy scheme, many people have been tempted to sell up and move to a new home but with interest rate rises predicted to rise in the very near future this can quickly become a nightmare scenario if you have stretched yourself to the limit to get on the housing ladder.

If you have a mortgage AND a help to buy loan that’s potentially 2 interest rate rises to cope with not one.

Annexes Can Also Make A Great Investment & Save On Inheritance Tax Too

Multi-generation living today in the UK is on the increase as more people choose to either downsize to release equity in the their homes and choose annexe style living in their sons or daughters back gardens or they choose to build an annexe in their own back garden and move in, leaving the family members to enjoy the main home.

Either way it’s a win / win (if you can bear the thought of living that close to your in-laws or parents of course!), the Grandchildren usually LOVE it!

There is also a potential inheritance tax benefit which is worth investigating which you can read all about by clicking here.

Annexes are always going to remain part of the main property but with a “house for sale with granny annexe” being one of the most searched for terms on Google right now the demand is high for a property with one ready to move in should you wish to sell up in the future.

The CLL Contemporary – What’s Included?

All our CLL Contemporary annexes come complete with:-

  • Delivery And Installation Of Your Annexe
  • Connections To Services (Within 10 Metres) *subject to site survey
  • Groundworks Concrete Post Style Foundations
  • Mains Services To The Annexe (Water, Electric & Sewerage) *Pumps may be required which may cost extra
  • External Cladding Either British Cedar (untreated) or Low Maintenance Marley Cedral Cladding
  • UPVC Windows and Doors In White, Anthracite Grey on White or Oak on white, all class “A”
  • Flat roof EDPM covered (guaranteed for 25 years)
  • Guttering in black (depending on the style chosen)
  • Gravel finish and membrane around annexe
  • Fully fitted kitchen (choice of Magnet Trade kitchens available)
  • Integrated Fridge / Freezer 70/30 (Or under unit fridge / freezer options available)
  • Integrated dishwasher
  • Ceramic Hob & Extractor chimney
  • Laminate worktops with matching upstand (choice available)
  • 1.5 Bowl Sink As standard (choice of finishes available)
  • Internal decoration (white ceilings / calico walls)
  • Laminate flooring from our range throughout
  • Internal doors either white 6 panel doors (painted) or oak veneer finish from our range
  • Skirting, Architraves and Window Boards (*not on full height window options)
  • Electric panel heating with individual controls
  • Ceiling mounted LED lighting throughout
  • White surface mounted double sockets and light switches for all electrics (chrome can be supplied at an additional cost)
  • TV Point in living area
  • Water Cylinder (either 50 or 80ltr tank)
  • All Plumbing and Heating installed throughout
  • All Electrics and Lighting installed throughout (dimmer controls switches where required)
  • Shower room as standard with 800mm quadrant shower, vanity unit & modern W.C.
  • Shower area to be fitted with shower wall panels (choice of finishes available)
  • Space, socket and plumbing supplied for washing machine or washer / dryer (appliance not supplied)
  • Full design input into both kitchens and bathrooms for every customer


Prices start at around £85,000 depending on your final specification and ground conditions.

To make an enquiry simply use our Contact Us Page and we’ll be happy to help!


  1. The new CLL Contemporary annexe is our highest specification annexe to date. 
  2. You have full input in the design of your floor plan, kitchen and bathroom.
  3. Applying for Planning Permission on your behalf is part of our turn-key service.(*terms and conditions apply) 
  4. Take your annexe to a whole new level by letting us help you design your new outdoor living space too! 

As always we look forward to your thoughts and comments below or join in the conversation on our Facebook Page !

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