There are many considerations for families when contemplating care options for elderly relatives. Care homes are costly and residents can see their savings and pensions quickly dwindling as the bills roll in.
Caring for relatives at home is a logical alternative, however inviting another person into your home full time is a big decision for any family. Many of the people we talk to are concerned with space, as your family grows your home starts to feel smaller and smaller. For the relative you are inviting to live with you there are often concerns about the loss of independence or a lack of privacy.
Is a Granny Annexe a good alternative?
A granny annexe can be a simple addition to your home, depending on the size you may not even need planning permission, but you will always need to meet Building Control regulations. This is straightforward and we will help you with the necessary paperwork or applications.
With complete facilities including kitchenettes, bathrooms, living space and separate bedrooms there is everything you or your family member could want. Granny Annexes provide a wonderful independent living space with the added benefit of being close to family.
Bespoke Granny Annexe
Our timber framed buildings are custom designed to your needs. Tell us what you need and we will help you find the right solution and give you useful, practical advice.
Benefits of a Granny Annexe at a glance
- Accessible design
- Bespoke design, get all the features you need without paying for unnecessary extras
- Give your relative a warm, inviting home from home, all the privacy they are used to but in a place where you are close by if needed.
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Granny Annexes We’ve Built Previously
In central London where square footage is highly valued, adding living space to your current accommodation is a popular choice. This self-contained living space was designed for an Au Pair but could equally give a grown up son or daughter some independent space, it could easily be used as a space for guests, short or long term.
The interior of a refurbished outbuilding, looking spic and span and ready for use as a therapy clinic. A great example of how we can turn a tumble down old building into a valuable space for work or leisure.
Clad in Iroko, a hardwood from Africa, this is a large 7.8 X 4.8M garden room complete with shower and WC. Designed to fit into the available space and with flexibility for use as an office or visitor accommodation, it has become a valuable addition to our client’s property.