The family wanted a Granny Annexe which met many different needs, yet also looked modern and stylish. One of the main purposes for wanting to build a Granny Annexe was so that their disabled daughter could live independently within the grounds of the family home, whilst staying close enough to be cared for.
Project – Stratford Upon Avon
External Area: 45.6m2
To start the process, a planning permission application was put forward to their Local Planning Authority after the customer’s initial free site survey. Around 8 weeks later planning permission was granted for a 2 bedroom Granny Annexe, which is designed especially for a wheelchair user.
Key design features for a wheelchair user for this annexe are:
- 1 metre wide internal and external door ways.
- Some sliding doors.
- Low door entrance level thresholds.
- Fully tiled wet room.
- 2nd bedroom for carer to sleep in.
- 2 wide Circulation routes.
The Granny Annexe exterior features fully clad Red Western Cedar timber panels, with a flat roof and a sleek aluminium roof trim running the whole length of the Granny Annexe. For extra insulation, additional great looks, an environmentally friendly sedum roof was also fitted.
The interior walls were painted with matt white emulsion, keeping the fresh and modern theme running throughout. The customer also wanted to choose and fit their own contemporary blue kitchen, instead of choosing from our standard selection. Natural light was also an important factory to the family, where they wanted aluminium bi-folding doors and floor to ceiling fixed glazing into the Granny Annexe.
The open plan lounge area featured 2 top hung windows, so that furniture could be put along the walls without blocking any light. For a cosy feel, the customer fitted an electric real effect fire too. A top hung window was also put in the fully tiled disabled wet room. A second single bedroom was required for a live in carer and the main bedroom features a double bed with plenty of wardrobe and storage space.