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        Alternatives To Nursing Homes

        When it comes to looking after elderly relatives when they are finding it difficult to cope with daily life, a nursing home isn’t the only option available. So, this week

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        How Much Is A Granny Annexe?

        How Much Is A Granny Annexe? If you’re thinking about downsizing into your dream annexe or investing in a garden annexe for your elderly parents, one of the first questions

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        CastleCreativity

        Top 5 Two Bedroom Annexes

        Top Five Two Bedroom Annexes Here at iHUS, our range of luxury, self-contained granny annexes feature a number of stunning two bedroom annexes. In this blog, we’re going to outline

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        Top 5 Flat Roof Granny Annexes

        With the increase in popularity of granny annexes, this week we are going to have a closer look at our core annexe range. So, without any further ado here are

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        Top 5 One Bedroom Annexes

        A one bedroom annexe is the perfect solution if you are looking to downsize without giving up the family home or if you’re looking for the perfect accommodation for an

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        Pitched Roof Annexes

        Looking for an annexe with that little extra something? A pitched roof annexe might be the ideal solution. Read our blog to find out everything you need to know about

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        Financing A Granny Annexe

        Across the UK, granny annexes (and granny annexe finance) are offering the perfect accommodation solution to an array of people. From recently retired couples wanting to enjoy their retirement to

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        Prefab Annexes and Costs

        Prefab annexes are becoming the preferred solution for creating more living space at home, because they provide affordable luxury. The insurer Hiscox reports that the number of homeowners renovating instead

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        Life in a Garden Pod

        The garden pod is a multi-functional solution to expanding your home, without having to consider extensive building works and everything that goes with them. It provides the perfect accommodation solution

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        Living in a Self-Contained Annexe

        A self-contained annexe is often the perfect accommodation solution for many retired people, particularly those looking to downsize. A self-contained annexe gives you the opportunity to enjoy your retirement and

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        Garden Homes for All Weathers

        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

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        Trev Smeaton

        What is Ancillary Accommodation?

        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

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        Keeping Your Granny Annexes Cool

        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

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        Can You Live in a Garden Annexe?

        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

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        Granny Annexe Disabled Access

        Are granny annexes suitable for disabled people? Especially those with mobility problems or wheelchair users? Let’s look at some of the reasons why a granny annexe might be a good

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        Modern Granny Annexes

        Last week we talked about traditional granny annexes. This week we are trotting back into 21st century living and looking at modern granny annexes. A granny annexe is a fantastic

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        Traditional Granny Annexes

        A traditional granny annexe can increase the value of the existing property, bring independence to a loved one, and is an attractive addition to a family home. But what makes

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        Superfoods for Seniors

        If you are lucky enough to still be living independently, or are perhaps caring for a parent, you might be looking for food that is both delicious and will keep

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        Elderly Care in a Granny Annexe

        Elderly care is considered to be in a bit of a crisis in the UK; many elderly people either don’t want to go into residential homes, they or their families

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        Sean Cronin

        Care Pods and Assisted Living

        We’ve talked about the numerous uses for granny annexes before on our blog, one of the great uses is as an assisted living facility. So-called care pods, offer a safe

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        Sean Cronin

        5 Small Granny Annexe Examples

        Small doesn’t mean cramped! If you are looking for a small granny annexe, maybe because you want to downsize, but still want a functional amount of living space, then look

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        Grand Designs Live, Birmingham 2017

        Grand Designs Live returns to the NEC in Birmingham next month (11th–15th October) and our experts will on-hand to help answer all of your annexe-related questions. We’re located on stand

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        3 Tips For Granny Annexe Planning Success

        As part of our turn-key granny annexe service, we offer advice, assistance and the latest approach to obtaining planning approval for your granny annexe. As part of our turn-key granny

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        IHUS Best Of 2017 Review

        IHUS Best of 2017 Review   IHUS celebrate the end of 2017 and look forward to everything 2018 brings, by bringing you a quick overview of some of our favourite moments

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        Grand Designs Live, London 2017

        Grand Designs Live returns to London’s ExCel from the 29th April – 7th May 2017 and we’ll be there to help answer all your annexe design, build and planning permission

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        Advice on Buying a Granny Annexe

        Buying a new product or service means doing a little bit of research, shopping around suppliers and looking for customer reviews. Buying a garden annexe is no different. Here is some advice from people who have been there, done that and got the annexe. 

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