Today, it’s not uncommon for families to reorganise themselves so grandparents can reside close by their children and grandchildren. And one of the most popular ways of achieving such ‘multigenerational living’ is by building a quality annexe in the garden of the family home.
It’s not hard to see why. A garden annexe gives parents or grandparents independence to live their lives to the full, whilst still close-by their loved ones. So they can help out with child care and enjoy the company of their family whenever they choose.
Our iHus customers love their independence, but they also often remark how reassured they feel knowing that their family can be on hand if needed to provide help and support.
And with the eye-watering cost of care homes, building a luxury iHus annexe is not only a truly cost-effective alternative – it’s a sound long term investment
iHus - building annexes for generations to come
It's vital from a planning perspective to know exactly what we mean by the term 'annexe An annexe must be an ancillary building to the principal family home, and every annexe has to be sited within the curtilage of this main home. At iHus we ensure our annexes are linked to the family house through a dedicated service run-delivering power. water and sewerage services.
It's also important to note that current planning law forbids the construction of annexes in agricultural land such as paddocks or orchards.
It's tempting to think that annexes are constructed as a short term solution. And far too many are. Not so at iHus. We want our annexes to be enjoyed by future generations. That's why we build them to last.
We don't just satisfy the strict Annexe Building Standards regulations - we exceed them by a long chalk. All our annexes are constructed to superior quality standards. And each is personally inspected at least 3 times by an independent building inspector before final sign-off. You'll find this certificate in your iHus Owners' Pack when we hand over your new home.
Built just like a quality traditional house. iHus annexes are designed and constructed to deliver all the comforts of home. Generous living rooms and bedrooms… luxurious bathroom or shower rooms…and fully integrated kitchens with all mod cons…there are absolutely no compromises with an iHus annexe.
We are UK based specialists in the design and build of luxury bespoke Granny Annexes. Our projects are unrivalled in quality and come with a ten-year insurance-backed guarantee as standard. Every aspect of our service is tailored to you – from your free initial on-site consultation to your choice of interior and exterior finishing touches
With over 30 years’ experience in construction, and an extensive portfolio of luxury granny annexes throughout the UK, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands with our team.
Each annexe that we build is covered by a ten-year build guarantee against defects in workmanship. This is insurance-backed and covers both groundworks and the annexe structure itself.
A key part of our service is obtaining the necessary permissions from your Local Planning Authority (LPA) to build your luxury granny annexe, which we achieve with a with a 95% success rate.
A householder planning application is our preferred method of obtaining permission to build. However, we can also submit a Caravan Act application, which if successful, will result in the LPA issuing a Certificate of Lawfulness (COL) – the permission we need to build.
We design and build all annexe structures at our production facility in South Yorkshire, sourcing a wide range of fixtures and fittings to suit the exacting needs of our clients.
Our Core range offers a wide choice of one and two-bedroom annexes from just £82.669. Our Contemporary annexes deliver the premium specification of a modern penthouse apartment. Plus, we build a wealth of custom annexes, if you want something truly bespoke.
Once we’ve received permission to build from the Local Planning Authority (LPA), we agree a start date with you. A typical annexe takes just seven weeks to build. This covers everything – from the on-site groundworks and delivery of materials to the final inspection and handover of keys
We’re the UK’s foremost name in bespoke garden 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.
Every single iHus 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.
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
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.
We have the perfect iHus to match your
needs to perfection. You can choose
from our impressive collection of
luxurious one and two-bed 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.
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
Next steps 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
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