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Granny Annexe Ideas: Designing the Outside

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It is said that you should never judge a book by its cover but when it comes to granny annexes we have to disagree! The outside of your annexe should be as good looking as the interior and when designed well, can become a real feature of your garden. Read on for some marvellous granny annexe ideas from iHUS.

When you choose us to supply and install your garden annexe there are plenty of exterior granny annexe core build options choices for you to decide on, including cladding, roofing, windows and doors. This will give your annexe a personal touch and add that extra flair to your garden.

Annexe Cladding Options

The material your annexe is clad in will make a huge difference to the way the building looks and choosing a colour cladding is an important part of the process.

Our standard specification annexes include Marley Cedral Weatherboard for the exterior finish – available in a wide range of shades and totally weather resistant you will be bound to find a colour that you love.

We personally really like the dark grey weatherboard – it looks contemporary, yet classic at the same time.

If you’re looking for something a little more bespoke, speak to us about wood finishes – whilst not quite as hardy as the weatherboard, our real timber cladding finishes can make an annexe look classy. This finish is often used on annexes in conservation areas.

image shows a granny annexe clad in green weatherboard

Roof Styles, Windows and More

Whilst our standard specification does come with a flat roof, the choice is all yours when it comes to upgrading to a different roof style.

We can apply various styles of pitched roof, roof canopies and vaulted ceilings to your annexe if that is a look you are interested in. Again, pitched roof options are a popular choice for homes in conservation areas or if you want a more traditional looking annexe.

The windows on your annexe are also customisable – when designing your annexe you will be able to select your colour choice for the window frames. We have many options including classic white UPVC windows and our personal favourites; grey anthracite window frames.

You are also able to customise the type and number of windows you want on your annexe. To make your annexe light and airy, why not add on French or bi-fold doors? Adding large windows and doors will flood your home with light and bring the outside in – perfect if you love to spend time in the garden.

Talking of gardens, if you like spending time outdoors, why not add composite decking to your annexe? A smart deck with composite decking and balustrades is the perfect place to sit and relax outside your annexe and enjoy the garden. We can even add exterior lights over your decking area that are just perfect for sitting out on warm summer evenings.

image shows a granny annexe with composite decking on the outside

Granny Annexe Ideas – Design Your Perfect Exterior

If you haven’t already fallen in love with one of the many options we have waiting for you to choose from then why not consider a custom annexe design?

iHUS have many years’ experience in the industry, designing bespoke annexes – that’s how our business originally started so we can come up with just about any design you want for the exterior of your annexe.

To request a brochure which shows the full range of exterior options and for more ideas and inspiration, please get in touch.

To speak to our team about bespoke options, please contact us on 0808 164 1111.