Does An Annexe Add Value? The Rising Popularity of the Garden Building

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Annexes are currently seeing a boom across the UK which leads to the question – does an annexe add value to the price of your property? In short, the answer is yes, but it is certainly not simply in monetary terms. An Annexe can add value to a family home in many ways. Let us […]

iHus Annexes: Bringing Families Together at Christmas

If there’s one thing we know more than anything else right now at iHus it’s that Christmas means family. No matter what is happening in the world around us, coming together at Christmas to celebrate is one thing that will always remain the main focus of the festive season! Being a family-led team, we understand […]

What is an annexe

Annexe entertaining guests

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 […]

When Is An Annex A Separate Dwelling?

Cantley Granny Annexe

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 […]

Staying Connected with Family Over Christmas

Christmas gift next to tree

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 […]

Can I Build A Granny Annexe In My Garden?

can i build a granny annexe in my garden

If like many other people, you have been looking at granny annexes and thinking that you have a big enough garden for one, you may be wondering, can I build a granny annexe in my garden?

Making Your Granny Annexe Cosy For Winter

December marks the official start winter. The most wonderful time of the year according to that Andy Williams fella. However, weather reports are telling us to brace ourselves for ‘the coldest winter in 100 years’ (although we’re pretty sure they say that every year). So, now is the time to make your granny annexe cosy […]

Choosing The Layout Of Your Granny Annexe

Planning your granny annexe is an exciting time. And one of the first and most important decisions you will make is the layout of your self-contained annexe. Once you’ve chosen the layout, it will be time to get started on the build, and before you know it, you’ll be moving into your dream annexe.

Granny Annexes vs Retirement Villages

When it comes to downsizing, there are plenty of options available. Do you sell the family home and buy a smaller property? Do you move into a retirement village with an array of amenities? Or do you invest in a luxurious granny annexe and stay close to your family? The possibilities are endless. And each option has […]

Designing Your Perfect Granny Annexe Bathroom

One of the things most people most enjoy choosing when designing their own home is the bathroom, and a granny annexe bathroom is no exception. Here at iHUS, we love to give you as much choice as possible when designing your bathroom. In this article, we will look at some of the options you have […]