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Granny Annexe Christmas Opening Hours

Merry Christmas everyone, from the team here at Granny Annexe.

We are letting you know our Christmas and New Year’s opening hours in advance:

December 23rd 2015 – Open 08:00 – 17:00
December 24th 2015 – Open 08:00 -13:00 – Closed from 13:00
December 25th 2015 – Closed
December 26th 2015 – Closed
December 27th 2015 – Closed
December 28th 2015 – Closed
December 29th 2015 – Closed
December 30th 2015 – Closed
December 31st 2015 – Closed
January 1st 2016 – Closed
January 2nd 2016 – Closed
January 3rd 2016 – Closed
Monday 4th 2016 – Open 08:00 – 17:00

Should you have any queries, please contact us via email or telephone in advance of the above dates:

t: 0800 334 5774

Discover our Exclusive Festive Offer worth £1,000

Receive an Exclusive Festive Family Hamper from Fortnum & Mason, worth £1,000

with any Granny Annexe ordered before 21st December 2015.

If you want to get your Granny Annexe plans underway and treat your family to a luxury Christmas hamper, then our exclusive festive offer is perfect for you.

This luxury festive hamper is sourced directly from one of the UK’s most prestigious suppliers. You’ll receive The St. James Hamper FREE if you proceed with your Granny Annexe quotation before 21st December 2015.

Please read our full terms and conditions before claiming this offer.


Save up to £2,500 with our FREE Kitchen Upgrade!

Save up to £2,500 with our FREE upgrade to
our Exclusive Kitchen Package

with any Granny Annexe ordered before 30th November 2015.

You can save up to £2,500 with our FREE upgrade to our Exclusive Kitchen Package, which comes in handy if you want to put some money towards Christmas or other home improvements!

Our ‘FREE Kitchen Upgrade’ offer gives you a FREE upgrade from our ‘Standard Fitted Kitchen’ to our ‘Exclusive Kitchen Package’, supplied by Howdens Joinery co.

Your Exclusive Kitchen Package includes:

  • A fully fitted kitchen in ‘U-shape’, ‘L-shape’ or ‘Galley’ layout
  • Lamona integral appliances with a 2-year manufacturers guarantee
  • Tewksbury range solid oak kitchen unit doors
  • Kitchen unit carcass in a choice of ‘white’ or ‘oak’
  • 27mm solid oak finish worktop
  • Pewter knob handles for cupboards and cup handles for draws
  • Choice of ‘angled’ or ‘traditional’ style cornice and pelmet
  • Soft closing units throughout
  • Grade 1 stainless steel sink and tap.

Please read our full terms and conditions before claiming this offer.

View our exclusive offer today


Free Upgrade to Your Granny Annexe Heating System this October


We are offering you a free upgrade to your Granny Annexe heating system, so you can keep warm this winter.

Choose from one of the following three options to upgrade your Granny Annexe heating system for free:

  1. Free underfloor heating and installation for your whole Granny Annexe.
  2. One free log burning stove with an RRP of up to £600, plus free flu and installation of both the log burning stove and the flu.
  3. One free non-recessed electric fire place with an RRP of up to £600, plus free installation.

Claim Your Exclusive Offer Today

To claim this offer, you need to proceed with your final quotation with us
before 31st October 2015.

Find Out More

Please read our full terms and conditions before claiming this offer.

Granny Annexe Photo Competition Winner for National Grandparents Day 2015

We hope you all had a fantastic day on Saturday 3rd October 2015 celebrating National Grandparents Day.

We launched our photo competition on Facebook and Twitter just over a week before the event to encourage families to share photos and stories of how they celebrated. We are thrilled to have gained so many competition entries and to see everyone actively using social media. Of course, it was extremely hard for us to choose a winner as all the entries were fantastic!

Our Granny Annexe Photo Competition Winner for National Grandparents Day 2015 is . . . Steph Shaddick


Facebook entry by Steph Shaddick – Here’s Beryl’s great granddaughter. She loves going over to bake and she loves her nanny Beryl Randall.

Congratulations Steph, you’ve won £100 of Amazon Vouchers to spend on whatever you like!

We’d also like to showcase our other competition entries, so in no particular order we have:

Twitter entry by Sandy Sandhu - @granny_annexe it was gran's birthday, so all us grand kids got together & gave her a huge surprise! :D

Twitter entry by Sandy Sandhu – @granny_annexe it was gran’s birthday, so all us grand kids got together & gave her a huge surprise! :D


Facebook entry by Anita Bryant - celebrating National Grandparents Day with her lovely dog.

Facebook entry by Anita Bryant – celebrating National Grandparents Day with her lovely dog.


Facebook entry by Catherine Bloore - This one was taken with my granddaughter Caitlin. I took her to Rhodes for a week.

Facebook entry by Catherine Bloore – This one was taken with my granddaughter Caitlin. I took her to Rhodes for a week.


Facebook entry Esther Newman - My cheeky selfie with my granddaughter Gracie!

Facebook entry Esther Newman – My cheeky selfie with my granddaughter Gracie!


Facebook entry by Haylie Dory Griffin - Margaret Green rocking out at a Fall Out Boy concert 3/10/15

Facebook entry by Haylie Dory Griffin – Margaret Green rocking out at a Fall Out Boy concert 3/10/15


Facebook entry by Kay Best - Lovely day in the park with my two favourite girls xx

Facebook entry by Kay Best – Lovely day in the park with my two favourite girls xx


Facebook entry by Pam Nicholls - Going to school with mine!

Facebook entry by Pam Nicholls – Going to school with mine!


Facebook entry by Paula Hannon -  Greenaway Megan with Great grandad Harry

Facebook entry by Paula Hannon Greenaway – Megan with great grandad Harry


Facebook entry by Ruth Jones - A not so sunny day at the sea side with my granddaughter.

Facebook entry by Ruth Jones – A not so sunny day at the sea side with my granddaughter.


On behalf of everyone here at Granny Annexe, thank you all for entering our competition. We wish you all the best for the future and if you are considering building a Granny Annexe for whatever reason, please do give us a call on 0800 334 5774 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and we’ll be happy to help.

Don’t forget, you can also use our website to find out about building your own Granny Annexe:

  • To download a PDF brochure with prices and designs, click here.
  • To request the same brochure via post, click here.
  • If you’ve already received a brochure, your next step is to book a Site Survey. You can do this by telephoning the Granny Annexe Team on 0800 334 5774; completing our online form by clicking here or by emailing us at

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Share your national grandparents day celebrations with us and win £100 of Amazon Vouchers

Share Your National Grandparents Day Celebrations with us and Win!*

National Grandparents Day is quite a new event to the UK. It originated in America as a secular holiday since 1978 and officially recognized in a number of countries on various days of the year.

The celebration was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity Age Concern. It has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October since 2008, although it is not widely advertised and has not been as commercially successful as Mother’s and Father’s Day. Businesses specialising in gifts and greeting cards have started merging the respective Grandparents Days with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to try to boost sales.

According to the National Grandparents Day website, the aim of National Grandparents Day is to honour grandparents; give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

Share Your National Grandparents Day Celebrations with us and Win £100!*

We’d love to hear how you celebrated National Grandparents Day on 3rd October 2015. Share your photos on our social media channels or email us and you could be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.

Read Our Terms for the £100 Amazon Voucher Prize Draw 

Please note, all entries (photos) must be submitted by 9am Monday 5th October for you to be in with a chance of winning £100 of Amazon vouchers. Any entries (photos) submitted after this time will not be eligible to be entered into the draw to win £100 of Amazon vouchers however we will retain the right to use the photos for marketing purposes. We will use all entries (photos) for marketing purposes.

To enter your photos via email, simply send it as an attachment to with the email subject line ‘Competition Entry’ and state your preferred method of contact and contact details.

To enter via social media, please enter via any of the following channels:

Granny Annexe Facebook – post your photo on our page with a small message if you like. We will contact you via the Facebook messaging service if you are the lucky winner!

Granny Annexe Twitter – send your photo to us in a tweet containing ‘@granny_annexe’. We will contact you via twitter if you are the lucky winner!

We will not add you to any mailing lists or share your data with any third parties.

Entries outside the UK will not be accepted into the prize draw for £100 of Amazon Vouchers. The lucky winner will receive the £100 worth of Amazon Vouchers via email, so we will need a valid email address to send this to. We will not send Amazon Vouchers via post.

Good luck!
We look forward to receiving your entries.

Content References for this Article 


Mother and daughter hugging

Did you know, today is ‘Respect of the Aged Day’ in Japan?

This Japanese national holiday is celebrated on the Third Monday in September.

Respect of the Aged Day, or Keiro no Hi, was established as a national holiday in 1966 to express respect for the elders in the community, and to recognise and thank them for their contributions to society and last but not least, celebrate their long lives.

Until 2003, the holiday was be held on 15 September. Since then, Respect for the Aged Day has instead been observed on the third Monday of September.

To honour their elders, many communities throw parties and offer special gifts to bring even more longevity to their lives.

Click here to read more.

Single storey dwellings are important for downsizers

Research has indicated that Granny Annexes are filling an important gap in the UK housing market. “Last Home” buyers are unable to find a suitable place to buy. In particular if they are seeking single storey accommodation.

Single storey dwellings and are well suited to home owners who require accessibility, but for whom a continued life of independence is essential. A large proportion of UK house buyers are seeking a “last home” that meets all their requirements.

What is a Granny Annexe?

An Annexe is an ancillary dwelling to a main property. To gain planning permission, typically an annexe has 1 (occasionally 2) bedrooms, and demonstrates strong ties to the main house. Often an annexe can only be used by members of the same family, but is a standalone building, often taking the appearance of a cottage or a bungalow. Granny Annexe usually supply these buildings to downsizers looking to live with one of their children, although, they also appeal to other demographics.

Why is an annexe a good choice for downsizers looking for a bungalow?

Unable to find suitable accommodation that meets their need, for some downsizers commissioning a Granny Annexe becomes an appealing choice. Granny Annexes can be single storey buildings with ramps, disabled access and other modern features to benefit customers, but often the key priority is finding a home that meets their requirements, whilst staying in close proximity to family.
Finding the correct home for downsizers is becoming increasingly challenging, due to the climate of the current housing market.

Not enough bungalows to meet demand

Bungalows are still a popular choice for homebuyers. Last year an Alliance and Leicester report in that a showed that a third of the population would like to own a bungalow, leading to headlines such as “Bungalows are back in fashion”.1

But bungalows were already in short supply. In 2013 Nationwide produced a special report entitled “How is the housing stock changing” which highlights that just 9.7% of properties are bungalows.2
Adding to this new build supply in not there to meet this demand. The 2014 report from NHBC demonstrated that just 1% of new homes were bungalows. 3

With 52% of current homebuyers downsizing, 4 and looking for smaller property that better suits their current circumstances. The current shortage of bungalows means many are not finding the type of property they seek for their “Last Home”.

Housing Minister shows his understanding that bungalows have an important role in the housing mix.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis in an interview with The Telegraph, showed his understanding of the challenges faxing people downsizing. He also sees bungalows as an optimum choice for downsizers’ next property:

“I think they [Bungalows] are a really, really, important part of the mix – my in-laws are in their 70s, pretty fit, mentally really with it, they live in a normal house which they both struggle with. They are not ready to move into what they would see as a retirement home, but where they live there is not access to bungalows.”5

Granny Annexes are filling a gap in the housing market

As explored in the recent Lloyds Banking Group report, there are a vast range of reasons for downsizing, these are predominantly financial, for example, to support their retirement plans. We find Granny Annexes are particularly beneficial to those 25% who are downsizing sooner than expected, for reasons including, health, change in relationship status and proximity to amenities.4

For some, single storey buildings with disabled access, is compulsory, and many of these home buyers can not compromise. For others the aspiration of buying nearer to family is being restricted by the north south housing price. 6

Whichever one of the many challenges of the UK property ladder you are facing, it is clear to see that Granny Annexes are offering an important part of the housing mix for downsizers.

References and further reading

1. Bungalows are back in fashion
06 Sep 2014

2. How is the housing stock changing


3. NHBC Annual New Home Statistics Review 2014

4. Downsizing windfall rises to over £100,000 in 2014

5. England needs more bungalows, says new planning minister
17 Aug 2014

6. North-South house price divide deepens, warns Hometrack
26 June 2015

5% Discount Special Summer Offer

The summer season is in full swing, so to celebrate the sunshine Granny Annexe will be running an exclusive 5% discount offer throughout July for all new customers who place an order with us before 31st July 2015. All you need to do to qualify for this amazing offer is to pay your 10% deposit and planning permission fee in July to reserve your build spot.

To take advantage of this excellent discount, book a free site survey* with us as soon as possible by calling 0800 334 5774 or filling out our online form click here. Once your site survey is complete, our design team will put together a 3D drawing and an itemised quotation. You can make as many amendments to your quotation until you’re happy with your proposed Granny Annexe.
*Site surveys in certain areas of the UK will incur a fee.

Terms and Conditions
Voucher not valid with any other promotional offer or discount. Only one voucher per purchase. This voucher is not exchangeable for cash. Only one voucher per customer, please quote ‘SUMMER15’ to your Surveyor before you place your order. Existing customers will not qualify for this offer.
Always check with Granny Annexe prior to using the voucher. 10% deposit required and planning fee to be paid upfront to confirm your order in July 2015. Voucher valid for orders confirmed by 1st July – 31st July 2015. Granny Annexe reserves the right to amend or change these terms & conditions at any time.

Granny Annexe Buckinghamshire

Granny Annexe Built in Buckinghamshire

Our Granny Annexes come in all sorts of sizes, so this 24.8m2 Granny Annexe built in Buckinghamshire is on the smaller size of what we can offer. The Granny Annexe has fitted cream kitchen units with black stone laminate worktops, which come with a brushed chrome sink, oven, extractor fan hood and a 4 electric ring hob – plus a smoke alarm.

There is a white, en-suite fitted bathroom suite which consists of a double shower, sink and toilet, plus a chrome ladder style radiator. The lounge area fits a sofa bed with lots of wall to ceiling storage and am office desk too. The internal walls of the Granny Annexe are fully-plastered and painted with matt white emulsion, giving a clean and modern finish.

All of our Granny Annexes come with laminate flooring as standard, where the customer chose a warm beige Oak hue. The pitched roof is tiled with real roof tiles and finished with black rain water guttering to complete the look. Underfloor heating for the lounge area and pressure treated timber steps were installed outside to the entrance of the Granny Annexe as extras to our standard features.

Granny Annexe, Buckinghamshire
Width: 6.20m
Depth: 4.00m
Height: 3.63m
Pitched roof heights: 2.37m to 2.97m
Total external Area: 24.8m2

Standard key features:

  • Pitched roof with real roof tiles
  • Fitted bathroom suite and kitchen with oven
  • Built using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)
  • Smoke alarm and extractor fans in the kitchen & bathroom
  • Fully plastered finish
  • Painted with matt white emulsion and white gloss skirting boards
  • 2 x electric wall heaters
  • Black rainwater guttering
  • Laminate flooring
  • All internal and external light fittings
  • Western red cedar exterior cladding

Upgraded features

  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Pressure treated timber steps to the entrance of the annexe

Please watch the video or click below on the images below to enlarge them:

Granny Annexe Floor Plan

Granny Annexe Floor Plan

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