Last week here at iHUS we wrote about What To Do When Your Parents Need Extra Care and at the end of the post we talked briefly about Granny Annexes being an ideal solution. So, this week will look at what to do next if you think that a Granny Annexe is just what you are looking for in; The Granny Annexe Process Part 2.

Granny Annexes Are A Complete Home

When thinking of annexes, some people automatically assume they are glorified summer houses or one-room log cabins. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Our Granny Annexes are designed to be homes that be enjoyed for many years. The first step, if you haven’t already is to have a look at the different types of annexes available.

This introductory video is a good place to start.


As you can see they are complete living spaces, elegantly designed with large free-flowing living areas and modern fitted kitchens and bathrooms.

Bespoke Granny Annexe Consultation And Quotation

We don’t provide a one size fits all off the shelf products either, we offer a free consultation so that you can be sure we design your bespoke new home in exactly the way that you want it to look.

Our consultation process assessed the outdoor space you have, the living requirements you are looking for and should answer any questions or queries that you may have.

Here is a run-through of how the consultation and quotation process is carried out.

To give you a better idea as to how a bespoke Granny Annexe can look here is a virtual walkthrough of a bespoke annexe that we designed and built recently for a couple in Kent.


iHUS Granny Annexe Project Management From Start To Finish

One thing that can be a stress and a strain, particularly when it comes to building a new property, is trying to keep on top of the whole project.

From ordering materials to co-ordinating workers and dealing with any issues that crop up along the way.

Well, here at iHUS you don’t have to worry about any of that. Once you are happy with your chosen future home then we will look after every aspect of the project.

All you have to do is move in!

We have many years of experience of designing and building granny annexes and the whole building process is painless and runs like clockwork.

We wouldn’t think you would be interested or have the time to watch a granny annexe being constructed in real-time, so here is a time-lapse video that shows you how straightforward and easy the building process is.

The Granny Annexe Process Part 2 Build Procedure

How we usually build the Granny Annexes is that the mainframe of the building is built off-site and at the same time, we have ground engineers that will prepare the outdoor space so that it will be a suitable foundation for the Granny Annexe to be secured.

The frame is then delivered, like a large and luxurious flat-pack product, assembled on the prepared ground and then the exterior and interior is finished to the agreed criteria specified in the consultation process.

We made this video guide to the granny annexe build process here so you can see for yourselves how simple and straightforward the process is.

How Long Do Granny Annexes Take To Build?

As our granny annexes are custom made there is no definitive time scale as they are all slightly different. But the process from preparing the outside ground to you collecting the keys to your new home normally takes between 6 and 7 weeks. Maybe even less time for a smaller annexe.

So, you can see that it is quite a speedy process, especially when compared to the stress and strain of securing a house, getting a mortgage, dealing with solicitors and removal companies etc.

Get In Touch

We hope you found this week’s blog on the Granny Annexe process part 2, interesting and useful, next week we will look at actually moving into a new Granny Annexe and also about setting boundaries.

If, in the meantime, you would talk to us about any aspect of the Granny Annexe process then please do get in touch.


View Our Annexes

The Cantley is the smallest annexe in our Core range and is one of our most popular models for independent living. The floorplan is designed to maximise space and fits comfortably into most back gardens.
As one of our most popular one-bedroom annexes, the Bawtry is the perfect choice for elderly care or an independent young adult looking for their first home.
The Ravenscroft is a spacious one-bedroom annexe, designed for those with a larger garden plot. All three footprints utilise a central shower room to separate the bedroom and the open-plan kitchen/living area to maximise living space.

Recent Projects

Speedwell Annexe


Our customer moved into her Annexe in January and is thoroughly enjoying her lovely new home. She describes her Annexe as ‘Warm Sunny Cosy & Comfortable’. Click below to watch an exclusive interview with the owner and watch their Annexe walk through!
Williamson bespoke granny annexe

Jenny Williamson

The Williamsons family moved into their Annexe over 3 years ago. When visiting the family they told us life in their new home exceeded their expectations for many reasons. So much so, they wanted another iHus building! Click view to find out more about their story and take a look around their Annexe.

Wendy Hamm

In Autumn 2020 Wendy Hamm and her family approached iHus as they were contemplating an annexe build in their back garden to house Wendy’s mother. Wendy’s mother Jane, 82, was living over an hours drive away from the family. Wendy’s day to day responsibilities meant that visits to Jane were a lot less frequent then they would have wished. Read their story here.

Shelagh Booker

All of our iHus annexe are customised to meet the want’s and needs of their owners. Take a look around Mrs Bookers annexe and listen to what her and her daughter have to say about their iHus annexe journey below.

Download Your Free Annexe Brochure

Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure.

    Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure. Please check your Junk mail if your brochure doesn’t appear in your inbox

    Request A Hard Copy?:

    Download Your Free Annexe Brochure

      Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure. Please check your Junk mail if your brochure doesn’t appear in your inbox

      Request A Hard Copy?:

      Talk to a Consultant

      We know that building an annexe can seem daunting which is why we created our Signature Move process.

      It all starts with a conversation where we want to get to know you better, understand what you need and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

      To get started complete the form and a member of our team will get in touch to book you an appointment with a consultant…