In light of recent announcements by the government, we are now able to facilitate Free Garden Site Surveys, as well as continuing the option of having Virtual Site Surveys.
As from last Wednesday, the government announced that those in the construction industry were able to provide their services again in people’s homes while maintaining safe distancing.
At Granny Annexe our absolute concern is for the health and safety of our customers and staff so would like to reassure anyone booking a Garden Site Survey that we will be taking all considerations necessary in order to maintain a 2-metre distance. All the surveys can be carried out from the outdoor environment of your garden with entering your home kept to a minimum.
During your Garden Site Survey, we will be able to assess your garden and take measurements. After this, we will chat with you about your needs and the type of annexe you would like to have built. We offer our customers a completely bespoke service, no two annexes we build are exactly the same. This gives you a great deal of choice when it comes to layout, design, external features and size of the annexe. Our surveyor will be able to guide you through the options and help you to decide what is going to be the best design for you or your family members.
The site survey also gives us the chance to get to know each other, and for us to understand your requirements precisely. An annexe is a special building that is built to perform in particular ways for individuals. We need to take into consideration any health issues, mobility issues, creating an environment that is also going to feel like a special home to live in. Getting all these factors perfect is what we pride ourselves on and is why it so important to really get to know each other at the early phase of the design process.
Once we have conducted the site survey, our team of in-house designers get to work and start designing your new annexe based on your unique requirements. Within a few weeks you will receive a special package in the post, that will contain :
- An itemised quotation
- A 3D exterior CAD drawing of your Granny Annexe in situ
- An interior floor plan
- A garden aspect plan showing the services.
After this, you will have many questions and perhaps want to tweak and make changes to the design. This is, of course, no problem, in fact, you have up to 3 sets of changes with no extra charge, allowing us to get the design just right.
Planning is also something that can be taken care of. We offer our customers a dedicated planning service at a small extra charge, meaning that we take on all the stress and hard work of the planning process. With our years of experience dealing with annexe applications, we will give you the best possible chance of getting approval. We have been successful in gaining permission for hundreds of annexes over the years and know the delicate requirements for each stage of the process inside out.
Now is also quite a good time to start the process of planning, as case officers are working from home and are fully set up to deal with these types of applications. Once restrictions are lifted further the number of applications will shoot up, so we advise customers to start the process as early as possible.
All our site surveys are free of charge and are designed around your convenience. Booking a site survey could not be easier, either call us on our freephone number 0800 334 5774 or complete our Free Site Survey form and one of our advisors will get back to you to sort out the details.
If you or a family member are in an ‘at risk’ category or are self-isolating then you also have the option of booking a Free Virtual Site Survey. A virtual survey allows us to speak to you in detail about your annexe project, via telephone, Facetime or Skype. This will give us a great idea about the type of annexe you are wanting to build and then we would ask that you send us as many photos as possible of the garden area you are wanting to build on. This together with measurements will still allow us to start the process of designing your perfect annexe.
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