Mortgage Alternatives for Younger Generations

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An annexe isn’t just for granny, learn about the financial benefits of multigenerational living… Getting on the property ladder is hard for young people and mortgage alternatives are needed. But which way should they turn? As the value of properties continues to rise across the UK, it is difficult to understand what options are out […]

Independent Living Solutions with an Annexe

Independent living may be something that is becoming difficult for a family member. You may have noticed that they are struggling with a larger home, keeping it maintained and generally tiring them out. The problem you can see a loved one facing may be that with age they are struggling to manage their own mental […]

What is an annexe

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An annexe is a building that is either joined on to or adjacent to another – main, and usually larger – building. Think of it as an addition to a property – it’s within the boundaries and can serve as a fantastic space for many uses, some of which we’re going to demonstrate to you […]

Self Contained Garden Pod or Granny Annex. What is the difference?

You may have heard Granny Annexes called a number of things including a Self Contained Garden Pod or even a Garden Room, but what is the difference? It’s important to understand these when you’re considering the right solution for your own needs. While anomalies will always exist depending on your own personal circumstances, there are […]

When Is An Annex A Separate Dwelling?

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When considering an annex, there are a minefield of questions one has to cross due to the complexities – one of these being, when is an annex a separate dwelling? The reason for asking this question is down to a whole host of outcomes, from planning to council tax, who will be accommodated to billing […]

Granny Annex Prices: What Will My Budget Cover?

Granny Annexe Prices

Granny Annex prices vary across the board. It all comes down to what you are looking for and your own personal needs. Do you have the perfect space where you can build the annex of your dreams without any restrictions? Or is footprint an issue and you need to consider the limitations of your garden? […]

The Cost of a Granny Annexe

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What is the cost of a granny annexe? It’s a question we get asked a lot at iHUS with enquiries coming in each day – a simple question, you might think. In fact, it’s not quite so simple to answer, as each iHUS build has its own intricacies and features that make it a home […]

Granny Annexe for Sale: Understanding the True Value to Your Home

Granny Annexe for Sale

While building a Granny Annexe at your property is the perfect solution now and for future planning, what happens next if you choose to move – will a granny annexe for sale alongside your home add value to your property? We’d certainly suggest so, but as well as considering the monetary value to your home, […]

It’s a family affair: how to create a home for every generation

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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 Crane   While lockdowns have torn us apart from loved ones, they have also helped to bring together some families. More than a third of […]

Staying Connected with Family Over Christmas

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Christmas can seem unattainable when you compare the fantasy version we’re sold with the reality. Significant numbers of people find Christmas isolating and lonely, for different reasons, and struggle to stay connected with family and friends. As specialists in providing luxury granny annexes, we know that quality of life depends on more than the four […]