We have just finished a brand new Granny Annexe in Cambridgeshire, but this time it was clad in natural Western Red Cedar timber panels. Fitting in with its beautiful surroundings, the pitched roof Granny Annexe measures 11m x 4.50m and is 3.80m in height.
The spacious Granny Annexe was designed to have separate rooms instead of an open plan design. There is a kitchen, large lounge, bathroom complete with bath and shower, plus a bedroom with a magnificent view and a wall of wardrobes for extra storage.
When we visited the new Granny Annexe it was moving day so it was full of boxes, but we could see how much space the customer had for all of their belongings. Details wise, the customer chose light golden oak UPVC windows and door frames, natural oak laminate flooring and chrome light and wall fittings.
We looked after all aspects of the build, right from the ground works and foundations, right through to construction, all materials, glazing, decoration and laminate flooring. We also installed all electrics and lighting and the plumbing.
- Timber Lodge-style Granny Annexe
- Granny Annexe entrance door
- Light oak window detail
- Pitched roof
- Granny Annexe fitted bathroom suite
- Granny Annexe bathroom
- View on to the fields from the bedroom
Granny Annexe Floor Plan
We often get asked whether our Granny Annexes can be designed with bath tubs installed, as most of our garden buildings tend to feature shower rooms. The answer is simply, yes.
Our standard bathroom suites are white gloss with chrome handles, which are easy to keep clean and look modern. We can also include baths for people with mobility issues or for people who are disabled. Walk in baths with a side door to get in and out of the bath are also available too, however this design isn’t within our standard range.
Our baths have mixer taps and fixed panel and gloss white Aqua panels. An electric shower can also be fitted above the bath onto the wall, for a shower/bath combo. Other standard features within our bathrooms are a W/C, wash hand basin with vanity unit and a heated chrome, ladder style towel rail.
Wall rails and grab rails can be installed in the bathroom to aid mobility and help people to get in and out of the bath or shower easily – shower seats can also be fitted too. We have also installed bath lifts for previous customers too, which enable you to be lowered into the bath by using a fabric band.
Bath with bath lift
Our bathroom complete with bath & shower
We recommend purchasing the following products from a reputable supplier to also help with moving in and out of the bath. These include items like leg lifters, transfer benches and bath seats. Our bathrooms are bespoke to your needs, so if you have a specific requirement, please don’t hesitate to let your Surveyor know during your site survey visit.
While it is still fresh in your mind, book a free, no obligation site survey.
Today the woolly hats made by Granny Annexe team are being posted to the Innocent Drinks Big Knit campaign1. The Big Knit (#BigKnit) is aid of Age UK which is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life2.
We love this campaign, it is a fun way to bring awareness of housing for the elderly, an issue which is at the heart of our business.
Age UK are using the Big Knit campaign to highlight the poor housing conditions of the elderly in the UK, detailed in Age UK’s ‘Housing in later life’. The report makes for unsettling reading, Age UK estimates that 1.7 million older people in the UK can’t afford to heat their homes, and over a third (36%) of older people in the UK say they live mainly in one room to save money.
It is so sad to read about this, whilst knowing our Granny Annexes offer a practical solution to keep the elderly warm in the winter. Our SIP panel buildings keep their residents warm and cosy all year round with minimal requirement for heating, because they are incredibly energy efficient3.
We are enjoying making little hats for Innocent Drinks and we hope it helps to bring awareness to this issue.
The Day family chose to build a Granny Annexe in the grounds of their home so that their mother could live independently, but also be on call if she required care or help. With chronic arthritis, the mothers condition was only getting worse, so her family were needed much more around her.
The 8.55m x 4.70m Granny Annexe needed to be warm, accessible and homely but also modern, so that the garden building fit in with its surroundings. Once planning permission was granted by their Local Planning Authority, the project was booked into our build schedule to begin construction 4 weeks later.
The Granny Annexe design has an open plan living room with a kitchen and dining area. Contemporary features such as 2 bi-folding doors and a large roof light bring in lots of natural light and wonderful views of the garden.
We looked after all aspects of the build, from the planning permission application through to the foundations, construction, flooring and even supplying the kitchen and a walk in bath. The flat roof Granny Annexe was painted in matt white emulsion and the skirting boards were painted in white gloss.
As standard, other features such as a heated towel rail, heat and smoke detectors, extractor fans and 2 electric heaters were all included in the total cost. Overall the Day family thought all aspects of our service, price, customer service and installation were great and would definitely recommend us to their friends and family.
Width: 8.50m max
Depth: 4.70m max
External Area: 34.53m2
- Granny Annexe
- Bi-fold doors and casement window
- Fitted bathroom suite
- Fitted standard kitchen
- Large sky light
- Floor plan
Building your granny annexe is a process that takes place with minimum disruption to your daily routine. We’re aware that any construction work causes some upheaval, so to reduce your stress levels, we hope the following will give you peace of mind.
In as little as 3-4 weeks, your annexe will be built, decorated and finished, with all the finishes touches applied and is ready to move in to. We take care of all the painting and decorating, any last minute tweaks and everything is thoroughly cleaned before we hand over the keys to you.
This is how it is done:
The heavy work begins. We’ll carry out all the digging and install the foundations and all drainage. We’ll also construct the building shell and the roof.
Time to get on with the interior. The exterior paneling goes on and then we undertake the initial electrics,plumbing and complete the plastering.
The things that make a house a home. Kitchens, showers, bedrooms are installed and decorated by our team of interior specialists.
Grand Designs Live 2013 will be taking place at the Excel, London from 4th May – 12th May. The show is packed full of design ideas and inspiration for every room in your home. We’ll be at Stand G350, so pop over and say hi if you’re planning on attending.
We’re going to be showing off our brand new cottage style granny annexe home. A purpose built annexe with extensive features that include a large living area with great entertaining space a separate kitchen with masses of surface space and that all-important sink under the window!
The annexe also includes a fully equipped bathroom and leading on from a small hallway is the bedroom that will include bi-fold doors onto the rest of the stand.
Also on display will be a home extension and we will be unveiling 2 of our newest garden lodges, designed with entertaining in mind and built within 5 days.
Granny Annexe specialise in designing and building beautiful self-contained garden homes whilst meeting the needs of the elderly. The company have built their reputation on doing exactly what they say, when they say.
From only £33,350, including build and decoration, they’re ready to move into within 3-4 weeks.