Blog relating to planning permission for garden annexes

Can I Build My Own Granny Annexe?

Building a granny annexe is a great way to make sure your loved one has everything they need to live happily and comfortable all whilst remaining close enough for you to know they are ok.

A granny annexe is typically an extension of the home, usually a freestanding external building, that is a small home with everything you could possibly need.

These small homes are specially designed so that older people can easily manage in them and live comfortably without the need for home care or extra support.

Can I Build My Own Granny Annexe?

Is it possible to build a granny annexe on your own but it is no small task. Building a granny annexe requires months of planning before you can start building.

One of the hardest parts about building a granny annexe is getting it to work and function as a normal home. To do this you will need to be able to provide the home with power, like electricity and gas, and this can be extremely difficult if you do not have the proper training.

Similarly, you will need to connect the granny annexe to plumping so that the annexe has access to running water as well as a connection to sewage and other waste disposal pipes.

It’s very likely that you will need to hire outside contractors to help with some of these tasks and it can end up becoming more and more costly if you try and do it yourself.

Before you can even start planning or building your annexe, you will need planning permission from your local council. The council needs to give you permission to build on your land. This is because sometimes building an annexe can cause problems for the nearby houses and other surrounding areas so you need to make sure you have done all your research and measurements to ensure you are building the annexe in the best possible place.

The blueprints for a Ancillary Accommodation

Should I Use A Proofesicla Company To Build My Granny Annexe?

With a professional annexe company, all the hard work is done for you. When building an annexe there is a lot of planning and paperwork that goes on before you can start building your annexe.

Using a company like Granny Annexe to build your annexe can be a big help. We can take care of all the difficult paperwork and planning that needs to be done.

The most daunting part of building a granny annexe can be getting the planning permission. Here at Family Annexe, we take all the stress out of this procedure for you.

We obtain the planning permission from your local planning authority using a Householder Application and the ‘Caravan Act’.

We work with some of the best professionals in independent planning to make sure you get the best possible outcome. It can take up to 13 weeks to get planning permission.

Building tools and a blueprint

The Process of Building A Granny Annexe With Family Annexe.

Designing and building a granny annexe is easy with Family Annexe. Here at Family Annexe, we take care of all the difficult and boring elements of building an annexe and aim to get it ready for your loved one as quickly as possible. We do this in 7 easy steps.

Step one – Phone Consultation

All of our phone consultations are free and you have no obligation to continue if you don’t want to.

Step two – Quote and Drawings

After the phone call well sent you some ideas for granny annexe plans and a quote for how much it will cost.

Step Three – Site Survey

Someone will come and do a quick survey to double-check measurements and make sure your garden is a suitable place to build an annexe.

Step Four – Finalise Build Spec

We finalise the design and add any customisation you might want.

Step Five – Planning Permission

Here at granny annexe we speak to local councils and get the planning permission for you.

Step Six – Building Your Annexe

We build the granny annexe at our site and then transport and install it for you.

Step Seven – Hand Over Of Keys

Finally, we give you a quick tour of your new granny annexe and hand over the keys.

Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more about granny annexes, get in touch with Family Annexe. We have six unique annexe models available, each providing a safe and cost-effective solution to elderly care.

Family Annexe has an efficient seven-step process, designed to make your annexe experience stress-free and enjoyable. This starts with a free, no-obligation consultation!