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With over 10 years experience building annexes in the UK we have a wealth of inspiration for granny annexe ideas. Together with our customers we have designed and built some wonderful projects which we are delighted to share with you, and possibly inspire you to build your new annexe.
Spring/Summer is the perfect time for building, as the weather allows us to make great progress. A typical build time is 5 – 7 weeks, which means you could be enjoying the delights of your new annexe much sooner than you might think.
Annexes can come in many different shapes and sizes, with vaulted roofs, or flat roofs, wood cladding or traditional render, bi-fold windows or French doors, the options allow for a great range of different designs.
This 1 bedroom annexe built with traditional white render and brick cornerstones is one of our most popular designs. The L-shape layout allows for a spacious feel, with a lounge, fitted kitchen and an ensuite bathroom with double shower. What stands out most about this beautiful annexe is the amount of light and airiness achieved in each room, despite it being one of our smaller builds.
The owner of ‘Weaver Annexe’ has decorated it with white walls, accented with colourful furniture. This works great and gives the living room a spacious feel but still retains a cosy atmosphere.
This bigger annexe shows what can be achieved with a similar layout but slightly larger folding doors. Lighter window frames can add to the feeling of spaciousness.
Here is another L-shaped annexe, but with a different orientation. This design is perfect for when the garden is more narrow, but still provides a roomy feel. A slightly raised position has also allowed for a stunning decked terrace that overlooks the garden. Great for spending a sunny afternoon relaxing, or the perfect spot for a BBQ.
This very spacious 66m2 annexe in Cambridgeshire has a double bedroom, with a large bathroom and roomy dining room and lounge area. The large decking area can be reached via a ramp for easy access, perfect for enjoying the sun on a warm day. Velux skylights have been added to the roof to bring in further light, complimenting the large French doors.
A traditional feel has been created with the white render and light oak PVCu doors and windows. The price of the build also included groundwork and the removal of some tree stumps, as well as all electrics and plumbing.
Red cedar cladding is a popular option for many of our customers and it creates a clean contemporary feel to the exterior of any annexe. Not all of our annexes are destined for the older generation, this stunning annexe was built for a daughter who wanted to live independently, but escape the high costs of buying a flat on her own. A budding artist, the annexe was built with light and space as a priority. To facilitate this we created a pitched roof, with ample glazing and floor to ceiling windows. Dark grey window frames added to the modern feel, to create a stylish and chic living space.
An artistic touch sets off this stunning annexe bedroom perfectly with white walls and colourful furnishings.
Sometimes an annexe just looks perfect in its surroundings. This long 1 bedroom annexe compliments it’s beautiful garden, both are a real asset to the owners and shows how well an annexe can fit into a garden when designed well.
Vaulted ceilings can be used to great effect for bringing in light, especially when the gable end is glazed to the ceiling. This fantastic annexe built in South London is incredibly bright and airy, a real retreat from the hurly-burly of London. At 45m2, ample space is allowed for a modern open plan kitchen/lounge, double bedroom and walk-in cupboard and bathroom.
A feeling of space was high on this customer’s wish-list and this is provided in spades with the use of floor to ceiling windows. A modern white kitchen compliments the rest of the decor.
Flat roofs can also be a popular choice for some of our customers. Modern materials mean that the old days of a leaking flat roof are gone, just enjoy a warm, comfortable and well-insulated annexe. Flat roofs are increasingly popular for those after a more contemporary look, especially when paired with cedar cladding and dark grey window frames. This annexe features an especially large single pane of high performing insulated glass, perfect for making the most of your garden and for bringing ample light into the living space.
A modestly sized annexe, perfectly formed to meet the requirements of our customer. Our ever-popular ‘Islay’ annexe includes a lounge/kitchen area, 1 bedroom and a fitted bathroom with an external area of around 34m2. This annexe can offer a traditional look and feel, with it’s render and brickwork, while still allowing light to flood in with its wide French doors and glazing. A small decking area means that a coffee can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the garden.
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