Custom Granny Annexe Design & Build Specification

If the idea of designing & building your own annexe in the garden excites you but you are frozen to the spot not knowing exactly where to start ..
This page is created just for you 

Start With Who The Annexe Is For And Why

Granny annexes are not just for Grandma any more. Families are finding that downsizing to free up equity in the living years makes good financial sense for them & their family more than ever before.

It’s difficult to find a property in the right location at the right price with a large garden, so most of our annexe customers have an annexe for Mum, Dad (or both) built in the back garden.

Design & Build A Valuable Asset

It can quickly become one of the most valuable assets a family could ever own in these unpredictable times.

  • A Covid-19 safe “bubble”
  • A valuable asset to the main home owner (annexes are in high demand)
  • A first home for young adults unable to get on the property ladder
  • A life saver for single income parents in need of support
  • Grandparents take a far more active role in childcare and support as more families need both parents incomes just to get by.
  • And in some circumstances annexes are a far more affordable alternative to Care Home costs that can literally wipe out life savings in a relatively short space of time.
  • A more desirable property to sell with “house with an annexe” a hot search term for families looking to buy a property with an annexe.

We understand this isn’t for everyone. But if you are one of the exclusive “club” of annexe owners in the UK today and this is something you really want to do, we can help you every step of the way to design & build a “real little home at the bottom of the garden.” 

"Ultimate Guide To Building an Annexe In Back Garden"

Getting Planning Permission

You will always need permission for a granny annexe from your Local Planning Authority of you are going to live in a garden annexe. Whether it’s a Householder Planning Application, A Caravan Act Application or a Dual Application (both together) We’ll Handle This For You. Rest Assured Our Success Rate is Very High.

Householder Planning Permission

Our preferred route for planning would be through the Householders Planning application route however this is not always the best or most straight forward route for garden annexes. 

An open minded Local Planning Authority will happily allow an annexe in your garden if it is for a family member and it meets certain criteria. 

We will advise you on the best option for you as part of our free on site consultation service.

Caravan Act Applications

Sometimes it is best to opt for a Caravan Act / Certificate of Lawfulness application for your annexe.

We want you to succeed so we will give you our best advice following our free on site consultation service.

*In some circumstances we will advise that we submit a dual application (both a Householder Planning application and a Caravan Act application) for best results.

How Are Custom Granny Annexes Constructed?

Hover over the images below to learn more about how our custom granny annexes are built.

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Super Insulated Timber Frame Construction

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EDPM on flat roof models

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PVCu "A" rated double glazed windows & doors in a choice of colours

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Exterior cladding either Cedar (upgraded finish) or low maintenance cement based weatherboard (choice of colours) 

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Decking & balustrades from our range (choice of colours)

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Concrete pad plinth system foundations, ground works & service connections by our specialised teams

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Roofing tiles a choice of 3 styles of Britmet lightweight roofing tiles in 3 styles and colour options

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Choice of low maintenance cement based cladding (choice of colours) or Cedar (upgraded finish)

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PVCu "A" rated double glazed windows & doors in a choice of colours

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All our custom granny annexes are super insulated timber frame buildings

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Decking & balustrades from our ranges in a choice of colours

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Concrete pad plinth foundations, ground works and mains services by our specialised teams

All our custom build on site annexes are super insulated timber frame buildings that are constructed as a mobile home. This immediately saves you 20% VAT and makes custom annexes like these much more likely to gain planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness.

Choose your model, floor plan & budget

If you are looking for a two-bedroom granny annexe with everything you need for downsizing to be near a member of your family, The Buttermere is a great floor plan for you.…
If you love the idea of a little cottage as your perfect retirement option for annexe living then our one bedroom L-shaped Coniston annexe may be the perfect choice for you.…
If you are looking for a two bedroom L-shaped granny annexe that’s perfect for downsizing without compromising, the Ellesmere is the perfect choice for you.…

Then Choose Your Interior Finishes

Choose your . to match your individual style

Howdens Fairford shaker style kitchens (choice of 12 colours) 

Premium flooring ranges for a luxury finish throughout (choice of colours & styles)

Hockley super matt Howdens kitchens (choice of colours) 

Choice of glass hob splashbacks

Choice of luxury fitted wardrobes 

Choice of premium flooring in a choice of natural colours 

Howdens Fairford shaker style kitchens (choice of 12 colours) 

Premium flooring ranges for a luxury finish throughout (choice of colours & styles)

"Custom Annexe Interiors"

Clerkenwell gloss Howdens kitchens (choice of colours) 

Choice of vanity units for your annexe bathroom

Choice of premium floor coverings 

Floor standing or wall hung vanity units (choice of colours & styles) 

"Custom annexe interior designs"

Choice of floor standing or wall hung vanity units

Premium flooring ranges for a luxury finish throughout (choice of colours & styles)

Luxury fitted wardrobes or walk in wardrobes to every annexe model (choice of styles & colours)

Howdens kitchens & worktops in shaker style, gloss or super matt to choose from

"Custom Annexe Interiors"

Choice of Howdens kitchens in gloss, super matt or shaker styles & colours

Oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge/freezer and dishwasher as standard in all our kitchens

Choice of premium floor coverings 

Premium flooring range in a choice of colours & styles

Choice of upstands & backboards to match or contrast your annexe kitchen

We offer the widest choice of internal & external finishes anywhere as standard. Start by choosing from 3 superb Howdens kitchen ranges and add worktops, appliances, sinks, taps, upstands & backboards just as you would in a kitchen showroom all from the comfort of your own home.

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Annexe Kitchen Options

Every custom granny annexe comes with a fully fitted kitchen that you can match to your favourite colour & style.

With the kitchen being the heart of your new home we’ll help you find your perfect match from our standard range of Howdens kitchens, worktops, backboards, lighting & appliances for an annexe that feels just like a home from home.

Ready to start designing your annexe?

Annexe Bath & Shower Rooms

Our standard shower rooms incorporate high-quality fixtures and fittings to combine practicality and comfort, with premium shower cubicle, choice of tileboards, soft-close WC, and vanity unit in various styles and colours.

Space permitting, you can upgrade your shower room to a wetroom for increased practicality and we can provide a range of stylish grab rails, seats, and mobility aids.

You can also introduce a luxurious bath should you wish.

Are you ready to start designing & building your annexe?

Annexe Flooring Options

Every custom annexe is designed with you mind and therefore no two annexes are ever the same.

Our choice of premium flooring is waterproof, scratch resistant, has built in underlay and is anti-slip making it perfect for custom granny annexes.

Choose from a wide range of colours & finishes guaranteed to finish any room in style.

Ready to start designing your annexe?

Annexe Wardrobe Options

Our fitted wardrobes and walk-in wardrobes are included as standard in your custom annexe.

You can wave goodbye to IKEA Pax wardrobes and hello to this stunning range of custom made wardrobes & interiors guaranteed to add the “Wow” factor to your annexe bedroom. 

Are you ready to start designing & building your annexe?

"Granny annexe design brochure"

*New Options Brochure

To make designing your custom annexe as easy as possible, we are super proud to reveal our latest Annexe Build Specification Options Brochure!

We’ve listed everything step-by-step to help you whizz through the design process with total confidence.

Simply book your free on site consultation within the next few weeks & one of our custom annexe specialists will guide you through exactly what makes a Contemporary log Living annexe so special.

We are just as passionate about the quality of your granny annexe interior  as we are about the high quality products we select to build an annexe that will look good for many years to come. 

Ready to start designing your annexe?

How Can We Help You Today?

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Book one of our expert consultants to visit your home, meet with you and your loved ones and discuss your custom annexe project and design & build preferences.

Everything starts with you, and this free onsite consultation provides us with opportunity to truly listen. We can then advise on the feasibility of your project and answer any questions you might have — from planning permission and construction advice, to colour combinations and what materials you might want to consider.

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