That will depend on how your annexe is constructed. In most cases a granny annexe does not require planning permission because our annexes are classed as a mobile home. We do however apply for a Certificate of Lawful Use on your behalf, which confirms that planning permission is not required.
We have two methods. If there is sufficient access we can deliver our modular system annex to site in sections that have been pre-assembled in our factory, the sections are then lifted into position by crane. If access for a crane is not available then the alternative is for the pre-manufactured components to be delivered to site in a flat pack and the annexe is assembled on site by our expert technicians.
Yes, the components can be walked down the side of the house and if necessary through the house provided there is a straight run.
Yes, we work all over the UK.
A modular granny annex can be removed in exactly the same way as it was delivered. Our traditional log style annexes can be taken down and re-assembled elsewhere. However in our experience once an annexe is installed for the use of family members there would be little reason to remove it at a later date.
No, not with our granny annexe which is classed as a mobile home and is exempt from Building Regulations.
No, we provide you with a complete turnkey package that includes a screw pile foundation that requires minimal excavation.
Your home will require very little maintenance, in fact the internal log walls should not require any future maintenance. Externally, like all timber structures the log walls will require a clear coat of UV protection to maintain the lustre of the timber against the elements.
We offer a full 5 year warranty on the structure of the annex which can be increased to 25 years by taking out our bi-annual inspection plan.
Yes, we are delighted to offer a bespoke design service as we feel it is very important that our clients get the home they want. By changing the standard design this does involve considerable additional work and comes at a premium of an additional 5%.
Once you are in a position to place an order are standard delivery times are 6-8 weeks from firm order (although this can vary at the time of order). The time on site can depend on whether we deliver a modular annexe that is pre-assembled in our factory involving several days on site. Alternatively assembly on site of the whole unit including internal fit will involve several weeks depending on the size of the unit.
No, we take care all of the architectural side of things including plans and advice on obtaining a Certificate of Lawful Use and that is all part of our planning service package.
We have a fully fitted out 2 bedroom log home at our HQ in Reading and viewings are welcome by appointment only.
We can provide a Wi-Fi operated remote heating system so that your heating can be controlled by your PC or laptop or indeed a relative can do so on your behalf. We can also provide a monitoring system that uses sensors to measure movement and temperature in the annexe. It does not use cameras or microphones thereby maintaining privacy, but it does notify if there is a lack of movement perhaps suggesting a fall.
Vat is payable for a mobile home under 23m². Mobile homes designed for residential use are exempt from VAT, however curtains, blinds and white goods are not exempt.
Class W Council Tax Exemption could apply to your granny annexe. An ‘annexe’ is defined in Council Tax regulations as a dwelling which forms part of a single property which includes another dwelling and which may not be let separately from that other dwelling without a breach of planning controls.
Occupied annexes are exempt if occupied as the home of a dependant relative of a person living in the main dwelling.
A relative is to be regarded as dependent if: –
The following are ‘relatives’ for the purpose of the exemption: –
Parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, great-grandparent, great-grandchild, great-uncle, great-aunt, great-nephew or great-niece