Welcome to Contemporary Log Living

We help people just like you build annexes in their gardens for family members to live in.

Custom Build On Site Annexes

Custom Build On Site Annexes Offer You A Wide Choice Of Styles & Sizes To Suit Your Budget.

Our Turn-Key Service Includes Planning Permission or A Certificate of Lawfulness Application, Groundworks & Mains Services Connections & Installation. Custom granny annexes are popular for downsizing, multi-generation living & elderly care.

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Residential Garden Lodges

Residential Garden Lodges Built to BS 3632 Are The Easiest Way To Site a Mobile Home in your Garden. 

If You Have Any Concerns Regarding Obtaining Planning Permission Our Lodges Are The Best Choice. They Are 100% Compliant With The Caravan Act Which Means A Different Type Of Permission Is Available For You To Explore.

Commercial & Guest Lodges

If You Are Thinking About Starting A Guest Lodge Business Or Diversifying Your Land After Covid-19 Our Luxury Leisure Lodges Are The Perfect Way To Succeed.

A Small Guest Lodge Development Can Yield A Reliable Second Income & We Offer Marketing Assistance Where Required.


Welcome to Contemporary Log Living, it’s nice to meet you!

If you want a no-nonsense answer to any questions you have about the products & services we offer, simply send us the details of what you have in mind via the Contact Us page and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

When it comes to downsizing & freeing up equity nothing offers better value for you as a family than one of our luxury granny annexes or residential garden lodges. It’s like living in a real “little home” at the bottom of your garden and we can help you every step of the way. From obtaining planning permission, to design & build, our full turn-key service offers everything you need for granny annexe success.

Most Popular Custom Annexes & Lodges

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Custom Annexes

Custom annexes are the best choice for you if you want an annexe that is 100% custom designed to your exact requirements & style. Or you want an annexe for your family for many years to come. It may also be your only choice if you have restricted access of any kind.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which we’ve utilised to create our beautifully finished custom annexes that are ideal for garden living. Built with planning permission or under the ‘Caravan Act’, these homes are built to an extremely high specification.

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Garden Lodges

Garden lodges are the best choice for you if you want an asset that can be resold or moved in the future. They are also your best choice if you want a designer style luxury garden retreat that is ready to move into just days after delivery and keep build disruption to a minimum 

A ‘Certificate of Lawfulness’ is all you need to site one of our lodges in your garden. And in case you were wondering, we’ll do that part on your behalf as part of the service. Our portfolio includes a wide range of different styles & sizes with one, two and three-bedroom options. You will need good access for a lodge delivery.

How Can We Help You Today?

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“In the past two generations, the number of children being cared for by their grandparents has increased substantially from 33% to 82%.”

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“The monthly average cost of residential care is £2816 and receiving nursing care in a care home costs on average £3552″

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“The Aviva study asked more than 4,000 adults across the UK about their lives and found that 34% now live in a multigenerational household,”

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Granny annexes hit the sweet spot between helping with childcare, saving thousands of pounds when compared to care home costs and providing independent multi-generation living.

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Annexe Specialists With Experience You Can Count On

We’ve been doing this for years so you don’t have to feel alone & lost.

We know you may think you have the worst Local Planning Authority in the UK (everybody does) but it’s all just a question of knowing what you can & cannot do, what is likely to be an absolute “not a chance” and what ways they are to work with that can help you get what you want and that your Local Planning Authority will be happy with.

We Work With You & Your Budget

Annexes are a major purchase for many people, so making sure you make the right choice when it comes to choosing the right design at the right price is vitally important.

Because it’s easy to get carried away with a little extra this or a little extra that which can quickly blow your budget. It doesn’t have to be that way, but you will need a realistic budget to start with!

We’ll help you stay close to your budget wherever possible and guide you on how to maximise it when it comes to designing and building your annexe.

Our custom annexes are as complex as a house build project in your garden and should not be confused with a log cabin, studio or Summer House. 

We’ll Also Help You Decide Which Type Of Build Permission Is Best For You

Householder Planning Permission is required for all custom build annexes (even if they are flat pack homes that are delivered and erected on site.) We offer this service on your behalf.

If a Certificate of Lawfulness is required for siting a residential mobile home on your land we also offer this service on your behalf. Either way, permission will be required for your annexe from your Local Planning Authority.


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