Granny Annexe has been helping families for over 10 years. Our annexes offer independent living with the added security of having loved ones close-by with hundreds of homes built for our customers over the years. As well as our core range of annexes, we also build extensions. A Granny Annexe extension creates an independent living space with separate access into the garden. All our annexe extensions are flat-roofed, single storey designs, that can be built in a variety of styles and configurations to suit your own requirements.
Building an annexe: planning and designing an annexe to extend your living space
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Looking after elderly parents, and children hanging around well into their 20s, are responsibilities that more homeowners are having to cope with. Part of the answer to both problems can be to create an annexe to your home. This is a self-contained living space that is still used as part of the same house, within the same plot and within the same ownership. The key thing to understand about an annexe is that it is not a separate dwelling — it might be self-contained, but this living space must be part of one home occupied by one, possibly extended, family unit. Councils are increasingly suspicious because planning officers see it as their job to prevent the creation of new dwellings, unless they have planning permission.
Simply fill in the form and you will be emailed a link to download our 32 page annexe brochure. Contrary to popular belief, a granny annexe with someone living in it on a day-to-day basis will always need either planning permission or a Certificate of Lawfulness from your LPA. Some temporary-style buildings such as leisure buildings that are not going to be lived in may not need planning permission. This is not something you should attempt yourself. It is only something that should be handled by professionals who specialise in obtaining residential planning permission in the UK.
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