Building a granny annexe is an exciting project for both the homeowner and the person who will move into the annexe. But in addition to excitement, there is bound to be a little bit of stress or worry, especially if you are managing the project yourself or using different contractors for each part of the […]
Garden homes and granny annexes can have a reputation for being uncomfortable if the weather is extreme; in either very cold temperatures or in heat. Whilst this may be the case with builds of poor quality, our granny annexes are comfortable no matter what the weather. Not only are our quality garden homes comfortable in […]
Planning on building a granny annexe or any other type of ancillary accommodation? Read on for more information on what ancillary accommodation is, how it is related to granny annexes and how we can help with planning. What Does Ancillary Accommodation Mean? Ancillary accommodation or an ancillary dwelling is a small self-contained residence, situated on […]
Garden pods, often referred to as granny annexes, provide an ideal solution for older people wanting to downsize their homes and live closer to family members. But what is a garden pod, what are the benefits for elderly people and how do you start the journey to building one? Read on to find out. What […]
Downsizing home is something you might be considering – especially if you are an older person who is looking to retire or take it easy. In this post, we explore the benefits of downsizing your home and what housing options are available.
Granny Annexe Caravan Act What have granny annexes and the Caravan Act got to do with each other? If you’re in the early stages of buying a granny annexe it’s likely that you will have heard references to ‘the caravan act’ and you might be wondering how the Caravan Act comes into play. In this […]
The UK is set for some more unseasonably warm weather in the coming weeks, and last summer was a record breaker when it came to summer temperatures. The general opinion is that our summers are now getting hotter and longer. So, with roasting days and balmy evenings, how do our granny annexes feel when it […]
Stuck for garden annexe ideas? Let iHUS guide you through just some of the different options that are available and how you can customise your annexe to suit your needs and taste.
An integral part of our service is to obtain the necessary permissions from your Local Planning Authority (LPA) to legally build your annexe. This is achieved with a Householder Application and the Caravan Act.
Living in a garden annexe might seem a strange idea to some people – especially those more familiar with garden buildings being used as summer houses or home offices. But a cosy garden annexe makes the perfect home, especially for an older person or couple; this is why garden annexes are often referred to as […]