Many of our new customers are curious to see an example of one of our buildings before they take the big step of starting the process. This gives them the opportunity to have a chat with the owners to get a better feeling for what living in an annexe is like and to see the quality and craftsmanship of our buildings.
We feel that this is the best way to truly appreciate our annexes, rather than just seeing a ‘show-home’ that has not been lived in.
How does our viewing scheme work?
After a site survey has been conducted by one of our experienced site managers we will be able to advise you on the design and size of annexe that would best suit your requirements and the building plot you have available. During the site survey, we are able to show you examples of the annexes we have built and discuss different design ideas you might have. After the site survey, we can then give you the opportunity to visit one of our previously built annexes and to talk to the new owners.
We will endeavour to find an ambassador that is as close to your home as possible and is similar in design to the building you are interested in. Upon visiting the ambassador you will be able to see how annexe living works, chat with the owners and generally get a feel for the building.
What are some common questions people ask our ambassadors?
If you are about to move into an annexe, or are thinking of doing so, then you probably have a host of questions you would like to ask.
Why did you choose to live in an annexe?
One common question asked is ‘why did you choose to live in an annexe’? Obviously, the answer changes from person to person, but one of the main replies is to bring the family closer together. Having an annexe building means that the whole family can care and support for each other, increasing valuable family time and allowing grandparents, sons and daughters and grandchildren to see each other much more. An annexe allows for this while still giving everybody their own independence and personal space. You will see when you visit one of our annexes how much space and room they allow for an independent style of living. All of our buildings have their own entrance and are classed as a separate dwelling, within the grounds of the main building.
Why did you choose Granny Annexe as the builder?
Another question people often ask us is ‘why did you choose Granny Annexe as the builder’? We have a proud tradition of building annexe buildings, we have been involved in the construction of these types of building for over 10 years. We appreciate that moving into an annexe is a big decision and can be very stressful for family members, the combination of moving house and taking on a building project can be a big undertaking for many people. In order to make this as stress-free as possible, we offer a turnkey service where we can take care of most elements of the process. We can submit planning applications on our client’s behalf at an additional cost of £1672.00 inc VAT. This includes creating the scaled drawings, planning statement and liaising with the case officer until the decision. We have a very good success rate with planning applications and are able to use our breadth of experience to navigate the planning process as smoothly as possible.
What is it like to live in an annexe?
Another typical question can be ‘what is it like to live in an annexe’? Our buildings are very comfortable to live in. Being constructed from SIP panels they have excellent thermal performance meaning they are cool in summer and cheap to heat in winter, most people find our buildings cosier than the house they moved out of and much less expensive to heat. Another key feature is the amount of light that is evident in all our buildings. We try to maximise the amount of light coming in through the use of bi-fold doors, Velux skylights and generous windows and glazed areas. This maximises the feeling of light and spaciousness and gives a great view to the garden. Our granny annexes come completed with all modern appliances, fittings and fixtures and internal decoration options so that you can furnish and design your annexe as you want. Our aim is for you to be able to create the home of your dreams and feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Obviously, you are likely to have your own questions if you are to visit one of our ambassadors and this is why we encourage our customers to use this opportunity to get a good understanding of our annexes and the experience they provide.
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