As spring slowly starts to appear, so do a number of new annexes built for our customers. We are especially proud of this fantastic mid-sized annexe with 38m2, a separate double bedroom and large open plan kitchen living space. Built for our delightful customers in Berkshire who were looking to move their parents into ancillary accommodation so that care and support can be provided, whilst still allowing them a degree of independence, allowing the whole family to spend more time together.
The annexe they chose was from our Islay range. Key features of this style of building include a pitched roof and an attractive L-Shaped design. This shape allows for a very functional layout, with a large double bedroom facing the garden and an open plan kitchen living space with large french doors opening onto the grounds. This style and size of annexe are perfect for a couple, offering the sort of space typical in a small bungalow or flat.
Construction and the building process
Because of the way our annexes are constructed using SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) the construction process is relatively fast. We aim to have most annexes built within 5-7 weeks, depending on weather and ground conditions. SIP technology means that a lot of the construction process occurs offsite in our workshop in Bedfordshire. Only once the panels are fabricated are they transported to be erected on site. This means minimum disruption for our customers and a building that is ready to move in to in a relatively short time.
The illustration above gives a good impression of how our annexes are constructed from the initial erection of the panels to the external waterproofing, roof and then the final render. SIP panels are one of the most thermally efficient forms of modern building construction and provide excellent insulation, providing a warm and cosy home in the winter and a cool efficient building in the summer.
Landscaping and patios
A popular optional extra that we can provide our customers is decking or patios. These external extras can offer the final touch to how your annexe works in your garden and can help to increase the usability of your home during the summer. Our decking options are either hard wearing composite decking in grey or redwood colour, or Winchester style, pressure treated wood decking. Patios are a great way to add additional outdoor space creating an area that can be used for seating and bbqs. Both options can help extend the usability of an annexe and connect the indoors with the outdoors.
Kitchen and shower rooms
All of our annexes come with a beautiful fitted Kitchen as standard from Howdens. We can offer a choice of styles with either the traditional Shaker style or more contemporary Greenwich design with flat surfaced sleek modern doors in a range of colours to suit every kitchen. We can also offer a range of ovens and hobs from AEG to compliment your new kitchen. (White goods can also be ordered through us at additional cost). Flooring provides our customers with a host of options, from beautiful engineered Oak boards (an optional extra) or laminate boards in a range of styles. All of these options mean you can design the perfect kitchen and make your kitchen suited to your personal taste.
Shower rooms also come as standard with all our annexes and come in a range of styles with a choice of aqua panels, white ceramic tiles, and vanity units. Upgrades such as towel rails and coloured ceramic tiles are also available. Wet rooms can also be installed at an additional cost which can provide greater ease of access.
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