Compact Granny Annexe

Executive Garden Rooms are building up quite a portfolio of granny annexe buildings. This recent build is one of the smaller ones they have designed, sitting on a footprint of just 21.5 square meters.

Designed for one person the space comprises of a bedroom / lounge area with kitchenette and a shower room.

Granny annexe buildings require you to apply for both Planning Permission and Building Control. Executive Garden Rooms handle the application processes for their clients and liaise with Building Control for the various inspections.

The exterior of this granny annexe has been clad in Cedral weatherboard which is a popular choice as it is Building Control compliant – it comes in a wide range of colours. Dark grey UPVC French doors with glazed side lights create a wide expanse of glazing on the front elevation.

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The granny annexe pre final landscaping

Internally the annexe has the feel of a new house, with plastered and decorated walls and ceiling and wood flooring.

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The kitchenette which sits in the corner of the main room incorporates everything you need for day to day living without intruding into the main living space.

The shower room is compact, but has a full size shower cubical which features a 10.8kw electric Sports Max shower and a glass bi-fold door. The room also features a contemporary style toilet and vanity unity with basin. The floor has been tiled so there is no worry about water damaging the floor.

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The annexe is fully wired electrically, the system includes 6 double power sockets, 9 LED down-lights, a Cat6A data point for connecting to the internet and a smoke alarm.

Executive Garden Rooms offer a full service, turnkey project meaning that everything is included in their price. This includes the initial groundworks, the trenching to supply the electricity and the foul and clean water – not all granny annexe suppliers offer the actual connection of the services to the mains supply, so this is good to know.

This project shows that you don’t have to have a lot of space to build a granny annexe in your garden.

To learn more about Executive Garden Rooms visit their website or give the friendly team a call on 01202 874 766 to discuss your ideas.

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