Garden Living Annexe

Garden living annexes also known as granny annexes and garden lodges are a popular topic on this site. We are therefore pleased to be able to share with you this article written by the Swift team who can design a living annexe specifically for your needs:


Imagine a completely bespoke space, designed and built to your exact requirements and ready to use in literally weeks!

A Swift garden living annex is a small luxurious home located in the grounds of a close relative which will typically have 1 or 2 bedrooms, a WC bath/shower room, kitchenette and living area, and will be designed to meet your precise specification. The annex can be attached to the main home, have a degree of separation by means of a glass vestibule corridor linking it to the main home, or sometimes (depending on planning) even be located a little further from the main home in an area of the garden.


A garden living annex offers versatility and perfect living arrangements for our clients in so many ways. For example, a family with teenagers or young adults living at home, or an elderly parent in their retirement years who would benefit from the support and companionship from their family when needed, but can also enjoy their own privacy and independence.

The Swift team will help you design the perfect living annex to suit your budget, the size of your garden, and the needs of your relative who is going to live there. And don’t be afraid to ask for custom features! We want you to have fun with the design process and there is nothing we love more than happy clients who has achieved their perfect space.

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Here are some tips to consider before beginning the design process…

  • Find out about the planning requirements in your particular area for your property.
  • What will your council allow you to build and how big can it be?
  • Is there enough space for the building in your back garden?
  • Are there any restrictions on how it can be constructed?
  • How will the building look in its surroundings?

It is also important to consider the views from the windows and how the annex will be accessed. If the living annex is for an elderly relative who has mobility issues, it is crucial to think about making sure that there are no steps to climb, that the door openings are large enough to navigate with a walker or wheelchair, and consideration given to kitchen and bathroom designs which are accessible and easy to reach even with low mobility. We will assist you every step of the way!

To talk about your garden living annexe plans with the Swift team call them on 01625 875588 or visit their website

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