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Discover life Living with Tony as the legendary broadcaster and first ever king of the jungle shares his own multi-generational living journey as new iHus ambassador.

Tony Blackburn

iHus Ambassador 2022

Living with Tony

Tony Blackburn’s iHus annexe journey started six years ago, when he purchased an iHus Annexe to support his wife’s mother in later life.

As a leading advocate of multi-generational living, the legendary broadcaster and first ever king of the jungle has partnered with iHus as our official ambassador. Together, we are empowering UK families to experience the benefits of multi-generational living.

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Our Annexe Collection

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 multi-generational 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 ...

Who are iHus

We’re the UK’s foremost name in bespoke granny annexes. Our homes are unequalled for their design flair and build quality, and every iHus annexe features a 10-year insurance-backed guarantee. Our experts even handle all aspects of planning to make the whole process stress-free. It’s good to know we also tailor our approach around needs and aspirations, from our free opening site consultation to our generous choice of finishing touches.

10 year guarantee on ihus Granny annexes

Watertight Guarantee

Every single iHus granny annexe is protected by a copper-bottomed 10-year guarantee against faulty workmanship. Insurance- backed, it covers both the annexe structure and all groundworks.

It’s also good to know we boast more than three decades in construction and some 400 luxury garden annexes nationwide to our name, so you can trust us to deliver a home you’ll love for many years to come.

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Annexe Planning Permission

Obtaining planning permissions from the Local Planning Authority for your annexe build is a vital part of our service – and we’re successful nine times out of ten.

Our favoured route is to pursue a householder planning application. But if this fails we can also submit a Caravan Act application, which can often gain us the permission we need to build.

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Superb Choice

We have the perfect iHus to match your needs to perfection. You can choose from our impressive collection of luxurious one and two-bed granny annexes from as little as £82,669 – or we can create a completely customised home to your exact specifications.

All our annexes begin life at our workshops in South Yorkshire, where we also source our enviable selections of high quality fixtures and fittings.

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Streamline Process

Gaining planning consent from Local Planning Authority (LPA) is the first stage. Then we map out a convenient building schedule with you.

Thanks to our smart production facilities and ultra-efficient planning, we can generally construct an iHus annexe in as little as seven weeks. That includes everything from the groundworks up – all the way to our rigorous post-build quality checks.

Tony Blackburn

iHus Ambassador 2022

iHus was the perfect solution for me and our family.

"It was a lifestyle choice, and our annexe gave us the flexibility we needed while providing support for older family members. “It provided a sensible alternative to care home living, and it worked with our own family living situation - you’ve got privacy when you want it, you’ve got support when you need it, and you’ve got company when you need it."

Contact us

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.

Visit an Open Hus

We know just how much our customers adore the homes we build for them. So much so, many are keen to spread the word by welcoming prospective owners on a tour of their iHus annexe. We loved the idea – because there’s nothing like seeing the build quality and skilful use of space in an actual home to appreciate the iHus difference. Better still, you’ll discover from our loyal customers just how stress-free the whole process will be. The name we gave to this brand new idea? Open Hus.

Open Hus - your nationwide welcome

You’ll find we have no fewer than 50 Open Hus show homes across the UK, so you’re sure to find one in your neck of the woods. Whichever you choose you’ll receive a warm welcome.

So feel free to meet our iHus owners in person in their home – or simply have a natter over the phone if you’re struggling to get out. We know you’ll love their homes, and we think you’ll be equally impressed by their enthusiasm.

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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Download our iHus Guide to Annexe Living

With so much to consider when deciding your next stage in life, you need as much information as possible. Our guide to annexe living provides you with everything you need to consider when choosing to build an annexe.

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

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