Providing an eco-friendly process and service is equally important to us as providing the highest quality annexe homes.
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient builder, look no further. The many materials that go into creating each of our unique annexes have been carefully selected for their green qualities and optimal performance to guarantee the most energy-efficient solution for our customers. Our Annexe homes are indeed 20% more thermally efficient than other builders.
From using several recycled products and FSC-stamped timber, from the foundations to the finishing touches, our annexes are built with the environment at the forefront of our minds. This culture flows through our entire business model, not just our products. From our delivery methods, waste recycling, and quality management accreditations, iHus is an energy-efficient Annexe builder you can trust to put our customers and the environment first.
Only carefully selected products are used to create our annexes. Each has a traditional solid timber frame, all FSC or PEFC Certified from the world's most trusted sustainable forestry standard. We use Saige composite decking created with recycled plastics and wood fibres. We also use almost no concrete (the world's second most significant contributor of carbon emissions), and instead, we use screw piles for our foundations. We use rubber made from recycled products to form the roofs of our annexes, along with cladding that has a long life span and is fully recyclable after use.
Although we keep our waste production to a minimum, the waste we produce from our warehouse and office facilities is recycled using Biffa. This means our waste is removed and recycled sustainably via an efficient and reliable local service. What's more, the insulation of each of our annexes is installed in our on-site warehouse so that all waste is used and recycled in the next job that leaves the factory.
Using a more sustainable delivery process, we have reduced our carbon emissions by approximately 60%. We use local supplier branches for each of our jobs up and down the country instead of having each one delivered from our local branches, this reduces emissions and limits the number of vehicles we require on Britain's roads. What's more, we have further reduced our carbon footprint by upgrading part of our fleet of vehicles to fifth-generation hybrid electric power.
Because we construct most of our homes in our on-site purpose-built premises, we reduce greenhouse gasses by up to 30%. We also use off-site machinery, reducing these gasses by approximately 50%.
The Energy Efficiency Part L includes an assessment based on the heat loss in our annexes and raises the overall energy performance of the homes that we build. We have achieved a lower U value to comply with Part L, meaning that our customers receive more insulation to limit heat loss in their homes, lowering heating costs and in turn, the environmental impact of our annexes.
Whether it’s a first step on the property ladder, alternative care option for retirees or simply a spare guest room in the garden, we’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our provision of custom-built annexes . That’s why, we’re thrilled to announce, we now offer a solar panel service for our custom-built annexe homes. From reducing energy bills to turning your property into a small-scale energy supplier, here’s everything you need to know about granny annexe solar panels…
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.
To date, we’ve planned and built over 400 high-quality annexes, so you can trust us to deliver a place you’ll be proud to call your home.
Everyone’s needs and wish lists differ, so we offer a multitude of choices at every stage to ensure your new home is 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.
For the ultimate flexibility, each iHus 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.
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.
Whatever your current situation or plans for the future, it is always good to talk to someone. To discuss your options with one of our experts, complete the form below, and we will get in touch.
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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?