Roomworks have recently completed this stunning annex for their client’s elderly parents. The annex has a living room, double bedroom with ensuite shower room and a kitchen. The overall size of the building is 8.7m x 4.5m with an extra 500mm roof overhang.
Roomworks have finished the annex with a living roof planted with a mix of sedum varieties; the choice of a living roof was an important feature because of the proximity of the room to the main house and neighbouring properties. Because of the expanse of roof, the living roof system softens the impact of the building especially from first floor windows.
Roomworks chose to use timber doors and windows from Scandinavia which were manufactured, shipped and ready to use on site in just three weeks – impressive service!
Roomworks director Paul Barton offers further insight:
The design challenge was balancing the constraints of limited space with the requirements of our client’s parents whose disabilities were such that mobility equipment was essential. Carefully positioned grab rails, wider than average doorways, and rooms that were designed around existing furniture meant that non-typical solutions had to be implemented.
A garden room ‘granny annex’ is an excellent solution when you want to be close to your elderly relatives but maintain a sense of independent living – it’s great to see how firms like Roomworks can work with a tight brief to create stunning, useable living spaces.
For more information about independent living annexes visit the Roomworks website.