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Unaffordable housing and soaring care home fees have made multi-generational living appealing to many – and the pandemic and the lockdowns since last March have only heightened that, writes Helen
Are there any objections to you building a granny annexe in your back garden? This post talk about a couple of legal considerations that you must take care of before
Here at iHUS customer feedback and testimonials are important to us – they reassure us we’ve done a great job for our customers, where we can improve and of course,
Building a granny annex has become a relatively straightforward process thanks to the many suppliers who offer full turn-key solutions – helping you deal with everything from design, planning permission
If you are thinking of getting a granny annexe in your garden there are some things you need to consider. A granny annexe in your garden is a fantastic idea
Are you thinking about downsizing and moving into your very own bespoke granny annexe? Or maybe you think a granny annexe would make the perfect home for your elderly parents?
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
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
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
Neighbours can be a concern when it comes to building a granny annexe; especially if you think that yours may have objections. Read on for guidance on informing neighbours of
The Easter holidays are almost upon us and any parent knows that means one thing; bored kids! There are only so many days they can entertain themselves before you must
There is a misconception that in order to install a garden granny annexe on your property you need lots of spare land or that you won’t be able to obtain
Seen as tomorrow is World Book Day, we have put together a list of books that anyone living in a granny annexe will find useful. From gardening to design, we’ve
One of the greatest reasons to choose iHUS to build your granny annexe is that we manage the entire process from start to finish. We look after every single aspect
Your granny annexe layout needs to maximise living space and make life easier – considering the smaller overall footprint of the building. A tall order but we here at iHUS
When you’re planning your granny annexe with iHUS, one of the most exciting parts of the process is choosing the exterior finish of your annexe. It’s the chance to really
Believe it or not, granny annexes aren’t just for grannies! There are alternative uses for granny annexes that are beneficial for both financial and practical purposes. Below, we discuss two
The bathroom is an important room in any home and a granny annexe is no exception. Downsizing doesn’t mean losing comfort and functionality – the bathroom in your granny annexe
One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to considering the overall cost of building a granny annexe in your back garden is concerning the cost of potential
When it comes to choosing which granny annexe design is right for you with all the different options available sometimes your heart might start to rule your head. When making this
Over the last few years your Local Planning Authority will have seen an increase in the number of Planning Applications for Granny Annexes in back gardens. In fact some Local Planning
If you have a list of practical questions, we though we’d inspire you a little with our best tips on how to approach downsizing to a granny annexe with confidence
Granny Annexes are actually a lot bigger than you think, with the Loversall Extra Plus Huscore annexe extending to 12 metres ( 39’4”) long by 6.35 metres (20’10”) wide it
Deciding as a family to build an annexe in the back garden for elderly parents or a family member is a major decision. Multi-generation living in the UK is still a
One of the most frequently asked questions when you are thinking about building an annexe in your back garden is how big are they? Read this blog to find out…
80-90% of our annexes are built for elderly relative care, hence the term often used to describe them “granny annexe. Pre-2011 you would automatically have thought about a log cabin
Granny Annexe Planning Permission Made Simple… Obtaining granny annexe planning permission to build your new granny annexe will certainly put you through a whole range of emotions as you decide
Every garden we visit has it’s own unique set of possible problems when it comes to building a granny annexe in the back garden and an L shaped granny annexe
Granny annexe ideas can come in many forms. We are so grateful to our wonderful customers who help us create beautiful annexes and inspire others to do the same. iHUS
Granny Annex Ranges: Core, Custom & Contemporary Despite the name, a granny annex isn’t just for elderly care. They’re becoming increasingly popular for a much wider range of affordable housing solutions.
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.