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Contemporary Log Living
When it comes to garden annexes, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will delight you!
With our construction background and our valuable insider knowledge from building granny annexes throughout the UK, we are granny annex specialists.
We have a team of professionals behind us that help us plan and build your dream annexe and we provide a free on site consultation service Nationwide if required.
To find out more about the right way to build a granny annex or granny annexe in your garden start by sending us your details via our Contact Us page & we’ll get back to you ASAP.
Annexes As Individual As You Are
To successfully build a granny annex in your garden you will need Planning Permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness. We offer both as part of our turn-key service.
One of the most searched for terms on Google right now with the words “granny annexe” in is “house with granny annexe.”
That means that if you are thinking about building an annexe in your back garden, you are also creating one of the most desirable homes in the UK right now and in the future.
Annexes are helping to solve the affordable housing & elderly care problems for young and old alike.
Whether it is taking on the role of elderly care, downsizing and freeing up equity, or helping young independent adults and single parent families get a home of their own in the current expensive UK property climate, annexes are the perfect solution.
Annexes also make the perfect environment for multi-generation living today where Grandparents take a much more active role in childcare than ever before.
Downsize Without Compromise
For many of our customers downsizing and freeing up equity to help other family members is WHY they choose annexe living.
For when Mum, Dad or both are just part of the family. You are best buddies, share child care & let’s face it Mums also bake great cakes 😉
Having Family Close By Just In Case
Dementia and loneliness are two of the biggest concerns families have for their loved ones. Having them close by brings peace of mind.
Affordable Independent Living
A family annexe can be for any member of the family or be for temporary guest accommodation. Many families use annexes as an alternative to expensive private renting.
INHERITANCE TAX SAVING
Make sure to ask a professional financial adviser about the 7 year inheritance tax rule and how it could potentially save you & your family up to 40% in inheritance tax further down the line. It’s worth asking!
Keeping things in the family
You never know what’s round the corner (a world wide pandemic just proved that) but annexes make a very smart investment for any family looking to add value to their home, future proof family care or rental income in the future.
How It Works
Call or email us before you begin this complicated and often misunderstood major project.
Annexe planning is very specialised and should not be attempted by anyone other than a planning expert. We have some of the best annexe planning experts available as part of the Contemporary Log Living team.
Permission To Build
We will advise you on whether your particular annexe project, location, size and design are best suited to planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness.
You will have to obtain permission from your Local Planning Authority for either option. We undertake this for you and deal with it all on your behalf.
Build On Site Annexes
Once we have permission to build we’ll arrange a visit with you to design exactly how your annexe is going to look.
We’ll plan every detail with you from the colours of the walls & flooring to the kitchen and bathroom design, electrics and any special adaptations or requirements you need.
**Please be aware some compromises may need to be made to comply with structural calculations or your Local Planning Authority Policies that may only be applicable to you and your location.**
The largest you can build a mobile home that is still classed as a mobile home for VAT and planning purposes is 65′ feet long by 22′ feet wide, (19.8m x 6.7m) but these are rare as there will be others factors that will need to be complied with.
If someone is going to live in the annexe you will need either a Certificate of Lawfulness or Planning Permission.
Annexes of this type are NOT permitted development.
Every Custom Annexe Can Be Personalized And Adapted To Meet Your Needs Now And In The Future
We see hundreds of people every year looking for Care Home or Retirement Home alternatives for parents looking to downsize to an annexe in the garden.
The number one reason we see driving the decision to switch to annexe living with family members nearby is loneliness.
Secondary to that is of course anticipating that elderly care may be required at some time in the future. Once that conversation within a family develops, a lot of research goes into the options for catering for both.
Building an annexe in your back garden is the #1 choice for a growing number of people in the UK right now who have looked at all the options and decided to make the smart choice of building an annexe.
It really is the smartest choice for most families who have looked at all the costs involved of part-time or full time care and decided that releasing equity to buy an annexe would be the best thing to do for all the family.
The very best time to downsize to an annexe is when it’s a lifestyle choice not a necessity. And we see plenty of 70 & 80 year olds who would easily pass for someone years younger.
Annexes are the most popular choice for keeping Mum, Dad or both within easy reach if needed but letting them enjoy their independence at the same time.
Average Cost Of Care Home Care Every Year
We Call It Downsizing Without Comprising!
– Flat or pitched roof styles available, with a choice of roof tiles, canopies and finishes
– Fitted kitchens includes a range of base and wall units, sink with lever taps, fan oven, ceramic hob and extractor chimney plus integrated appliances where required.
– Double glazed PVC windows in a range of colours and finishes
– Shower room with shower cubicle, soft close seat WC, and vanity unit in a choice of styles and colours. Wet-room options are also available at an additional cost.
– External cladding options including low maintenance cement based weatherboard or British Cedar
– Steps or small decked area to all main doors.
– All electrics, power points, LED down lights & controllable electric radiator style heating or heating system.
– A Wide choice of high quality laminate flooring or vinyl click throughout.
– Design packages available on request.
When it comes to custom annexes, we’ve all probably seen TV programs like Grand Designs or The House That £100,000 Built and thought, I’d LOVE to have a go at that!
Custom annexes are as close to self-building on a smaller scale as you can get and that’s what makes the whole concept magical!
Being able to build off-plan every detail of your new annexe is the real attraction and if it costs a third of the cost of a commercially built over-priced new home then all the better.
But there are lots of hurdles to overcome that we can help advise you on.
So if you have an annexe project gathering dust in a drawer somewhere that perhaps you submitted a pre-app to your Local Planning Authority for and they said “No!”
It may be worth talking to us before you give up on your dream.
Whether it’s contemporary, traditional or somewhere in between, we’d love to help you turn those can’ts into cans and your dreams into plans.
Start the ball rolling today by telling us exactly how we can help you by completing the form below!
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Contemporary Log Living
Contemporary Log Living are specialists in residential & commercial annexes and lodges designed for year round residential living.
We offer custom build, turn-key services for residential customers and guest lodge business packages for commercial use that includes our exclusive sales & marketing service.
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