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What is an iHus annexe

What is an annexe?

It’s vital from a planning perspective to know exactly what we mean by the term ‘annexe’. 

An annexe must be an ancillary building to the principal family home, and every annexe has to be sited within the curtilage of this main home. At iHus we ensure our annexes are linked to the family house through a dedicated service run – delivering power, water and sewerage services.

It’s also important to note that current planning law forbids the construction of annexes in agricultural land such as paddocks or orchards.

The highest build standards

It’s tempting to think that annexes are constructed as a short term solution. And far too many are. Not so at iHus. We want our annexes to be enjoyed by future generations. That’s why we build them to last.

We don’t just satisfy the strict Annexe Building Standards requlations – we exceed them by a long chalk. All our annexes are constructed to superior quality standards. And each is personally inspected at least 3 times by an i ndependent building inspector before final sign-off. You’ll find this certificate in your iHus Owners’ Pack when we hand over your new home.

Our unique signature move process takes you from your free virtual consultation, through planning and build, right through to handing over the keys to your brand new home.

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1 - Getting to know you

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2 - Planning permission taken care of

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3 - Build & delivery of your iHus

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4 - Moving into your new home

1. Getting to know you
We begin by inviting you to an online face-to-face meeting for your free consultation. Here, we can talk through your individual circumstances - and begin to really grasp your needs and aspirations. It’s the first stage in creating your dream annexe. We chat through possible internal layouts and room dimensions too, sketching out the best possible uses of space to make your iHus just right for you. From choosing your number of bedrooms to incorporating lifestyle features, you’ll find this an exciting moment as you begin to visualise your new home. Importantly, we also discover more about the dimensions of your proposed building plot and your budget so we can begin to firm up our plans.
2. Planning permission taken care of
We meet with you in person at your site, so we can get to know you a little more and take detailed plot measurements. Then we prepare your formal application for planning permission. This is a particular strength of ours, and our specialists take care of all aspects of planning approvals for you. Better still, they’re so successful in gaining permission, we even offer a full refund guarantee.
3. Build & delivery of your iHus
We assign you your own iHus consultant who’ll help and guide you at every step through to the full completion of your annexe. We also give you the option of taking advantage of our Price Lock guarantee. This ensures your quotation is set in stone for a full 12 months*. We’re proud to say the vast majority of iHus developments are completed within schedule, so you can sit back, relax and experience the excitement of seeing your luxury annexe take shape.
4. Moving into your new home
We can help you with your removal arrangements to make moving in to your iHus annexe plain sailing. Our iHus handyman can be at your side on moving in day. They’ll explain how to set things such as timers and thermostats, as well as helping you sort out those all-important finishing touches. We go out of our way to ensure your new home is just-so. But any snags will be quickly taken care of by our aftercare team. Better still, on the 6-month anniversary of your move, we'll visit to conduct an exhaustive review to ensure everything in your new home is perfect.
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Our Annexes

Over the past two decades we’ve brought the freedom of independence to individuals across every part of the UK with our stunning collection of detached homes. Better still, we’ve enabled families to enjoy all the benefits of true multigenerational living.

iHus annexes - welcome home to quality

To date we’ve planned and built over 400 iHus high-quality annexes, so you can trust us to deliver a place you’ll be proud to call your home.

Built around you

Everyone’s needs and wish-list is different, so we offer lots of choice at every stage to ensure your new home is simply perfect. Indeed, each annexe design in our stylish collection really is just the starting point, which is why no two iHus homes are ever identical.

Quality and choice

For the ultimate in flexibility, each is available in three different sizes and with one or two bedroom options – and you can select from a flat or pitched roof across our entire collection. But the choices don’t end there. We also give you the opportunity to fully customise your iHus to reflect your needs and individual style. And our experts will be by your side to help you choose from our generous menu of options and finishes.

The Wheatley is our most popular two-bedroom granny annexe, providing plenty of living space and two good sized bedrooms. This model is a product o...
The Hatfield is a spacious L-shaped annexe with two great sized bedrooms. All three footprints look stunning and are ideal for large corner plots.
All three footprints offer an alternative layout with a central living space and bedrooms at adjacent sides of the annexe. If you love large open-p...
The Melton is designed with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom that can be used as a home study if preferred. The ‘Extra Plus’ provides ...

Pamela, 71

From Devon

Next steps

Your iHus journey begins with an initial call to get to know you a little better and to understand your needs.

Talking to one of our iHus Annexe Experts we can answer any questions you might have and lay the groundwork for your perfect iHus Annexe.

We begin by getting to know you personally. chatting to you via zoom in your free virtual consultation will help us to understand your personal family situation and your needs so that we can build an iHus that is perfect for you.

We’ll also get to know about the plot of garden land you have in mind to situate the annexe. Its size, shape and orientation – as well as your available budget so that we can plan ahead.

Next, we’ll chat through the best size and layouts for your new home to perfectly match your unique requirements and personal preferences. This includes whether you would prefer one or two bedrooms, as well as how we can design your iHus in a way that reflects your lifestyle.

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Talk to an expert

Whether you’re looking to build a garden annexe, or just have a quick question, get in touch with us today and one of our friendly team will get back to you.

Get in touch with iHus

If you want to speak to one of the team about how Multi-Generational Living can be achieved by building an annexe. Complete the form below.

Download our Annexe Financial Guide

If you would like to download our annexe finance guide please complete the form below. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?

Download our iHus annexe brochure

If you would like to download our annexe brochure please complete the form below. You call also request for a copy to be posted to your home address. Have any further questions, why not request one of our team get in touch?