A brand new granny annexe in your garden could open space that was before barely used. For the fraction of the price of a similar sized flat, you could have a spacious one or two bedroom annexe, built and decorated within 5-7 weeks.
Choosing your new granny annex design is an exciting process and one that comes with many possibilities.
When thinking about building a granny annex in the garden, it is important to sit down with your family and discuss what are your main criteria. How much space will you need? How large is your garden? How will your annex work in its surroundings?
We offer a range of solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Each annexe we build is unique and designed to complement perfectly our customer’s requirements and the surrounding area it is built.
One of our most popular designs ‘Islay‘ offers great scope for building an annex that suits the needs of our clientele.
The Islay can be traditional in appearance with brick built cornerstones and clean rendered walls, this is a look that has proven very popular as it meets the criteria of many of our customers. It suits the surroundings of most gardens and can be designed to match the look of the main house. The Islay offers plenty of room, with a separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen dinner/living room. The cost of the Islay starts from £72,475.08 including VAT.
For some of our customers building an annex is a chance to design something more modern, new trends mean that options such as red cedar cladding are increasingly popular. Cladding performs well in all weather and will provide great protection for your building. It also creates a more modern look, especially when paired with darker grey window frames and doors.
This annexe also makes the most of its surroundings through the use of its extra wide windows and bi-folding doors. A beautiful garden can be appreciated from inside this annex all year round. It’s amazing the difference that large windows can make to the sense of light and space, adding to the more modern design.
How much does a granny annexe cost?
With house prices now 7.6 times higher than the average annual salary (double the amount compared with 20 years ago) multigenerational living is becoming hugely popular. It offers an alternative to downsizing, that is both less risky in the current economic climate and will certainly increase the value of any home. Annexes are thought to add more value to the property than the cost of building the annexe, with many people searching for houses with additional living space.
Our garden annexe’s start from as little as £55,162.85, built & decorated with kitchen, bathroom & lounge-diner. The average cost of just moving house in 2017 was £8451.49 add to this the average UK property price of £218,225, then it is apparent the massive savings that can be made.
Many of our most impressive annexes have been custom builds that were designed to meet unique requirements, we love to hear your ideas and turn them into reality.
Customising the look of your annexe might also be needed to meet planning regulations, some conservation areas will require a certain type of window, cladding, tile or finish to be used, which is something to consider carefully in the design process.
Care home costs vs a granny annexe
Another consideration for some families is the cost of care homes compared to the option of building an annexe. Care home costs are extremely high in England. With current laws, the cutoff point for when people are responsible for paying for their care home charges is £23,250. If your income or capital is above this figure then it could be likely that you will pay for your care home costs. Weekly cost of care homes can vary and currently range from £250 per week to well over £1000. A 20% premium can be added when nursing care is needed.
Location will also have an effect, with care homes in the South East of England costing typically more. For a more in-depth analysis of care home costs try visiting a specialist website such as ukcareguide.co.uk.
When nursing care is less of a consideration then many people prefer the option of keeping family closer together. A granny annexe can provide a great solution to soaring care home costs. Families like the idea that a level of independence is maintained, while still offering assistance closeby if necessary. Also, grandparents get to share in family life, often providing some level of child care for grandchildren, its often seen as a win win situation by many families.
Why choose GrannyAnnexe.com to build your annexe?
Unlike many annexe builders, we have years of experience behind us. Our objective is to provide a perfect solution for your family and we are willing to go the extra mile to do so. We offer a free (postcode specific) no-obligation site survey at your home. During this process, we can talk to you about your annexe requirements in detail and assess how suitable your garden will be for different designs. We also provide a full planning service to deal with any planning permission or building regulation questions.
While it is still fresh in your mind, book a no obligation site survey.