New campaign aims to challenge misconceptions and break down hurdles to annexe construction

We launched a new campaign recently to challenge common misconceptions surrounding annexe construction, including concerns around cost and planning permission, as appetite for multi-generational living grows. The data, collected from 1,000 UK residents, shows that 4 in 10 UK residents think annexe construction would be too expensive for them, while nearly half (48%) worry about […]

Accessory Dwelling Unit vs Annexe: Is there a difference?

hatfield granny annexe

When it comes to constructing an additional dwelling on your property; there are a lot of terms that refer to them floating around. From the traditional granny annexe to carriage houses and in-law suites; it easily becomes confusing as to how you should be referring to your build. An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is one […]

The 4 Key Aspects of Granny Flat Design

For many people – designing their own home is a dream opportunity; it’s a chance to create a space that fully reflects your own style and preferences, after all. With so many things to think of – it can be easy for self-builders to become overwhelmed; or overlook key elements. Having an annexe constructed is […]

What are my options? Homecare for The Elderly

It can be difficult to accept needing more support and assistance as we get older; but – unfortunately, declining health and mobility is often an inevitability with age. Homecare for the elderly is a popular choice in the later stages of life; but – with so many variations on offer, it can be a bit […]

An Annexe case study with the Melville Family

  Why did you opt for Annexe living? My Wife made the decision. When Covid happened and we were in lockdown so many people our age were going into care homes getting ill and even dying in there. they weren’t allowed to have any visitors. Me and my wife hazel had a conversation as shed […]

Our Four-Stage Retirement Budget Planner

Annexe exterior

Preparing your retirement budget is one mammoth of a task; especially as you could need it to last you several decades. Of course, how comfortable you are in retirement will depend on your stream of income; and, for low-earners, retirement will look very different to those with more room-to-breathe. In the UK, there are two […]

Our Garden Home Design Tips

In Kitchen with grandchild

Getting a custom-built annexe constructed on your property is, in essence, self-building with professional delivery. With all the freedom this brings; there’s a whole host of ways you can add your own personal flavour into your garden home design. From handpicking interior furnishings to selecting the right construction materials – the options available to you […]

A Brief Guide to Inheritance Tax Planning

grandma and granddaughter

Nobody enjoys thinking about what’s to come after we’ve gone; but for many, it’s important to to keep some element of control when it comes to passing on assets. To make sure that your loved ones are properly provided for, it may be a good idea to start looking into inheritance tax planning. With lots […]

5 Different Uses for your Garden Home

A garden. home by iHus

With a whole host of different terms used to describe the same building; it’s easy to wonder exactly what the difference is between a modern garden home, and a traditional granny-annexe. The truth is, there isn’t really one. Both are permanent units, detached from the main home building and fully-equipped with a living space, kitchen […]

Care Home Alternatives – What are my options

Family having dinner at table

Accepting the need for additional support can be a daunting prospect for many older people to come to terms with – but it’s best to start making plans if you’re considering care home alternatives. For most, the idea of moving into an elderly home, and losing a lot of independence in the process, is a […]