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Granny Annexes

High Specification Fully Insulated Annexes

Our annexes are a stylish and straightforward way to provide self-contained accommodation for parents, children and extended family to live within easy reach – not just grannies.

Norwegian Log has been the UK market leader selling these high-specification family annexes in the UK for over 30 years.

Your bespoke design, lawful development certificate (planning permission is usually not required), installation, aftercare, and customer service are all handled 100% in-house: so you can be assured of a superb customer experience when purchasing your granny annexe.

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Planning Permission

Simplified Planning Permission

Annexes built for the exclusive use of a family member on your property are usually exempt from planning permission.

Price

No VAT or Council Tax

Another advantage of our transportable homes as granny annexes is that there's no VAT to pay. In addition, providing your annexe is being used by a dependent relative, it is typically exempt from Council Tax.

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DDA Compliant

All our floor plans are fully compliant with DDA requirements for disabled access without further modification.

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Granny Annexe Features

Our range begin with compact and convenient one- and two-bedroom log cabin-style granny annexes all the way up to four-bedrooms with room for the extended family plus guests.

A permanent, liveable solution, our home annexes offer comfort and privacy beyond what a normal granny flat or granny pod could provide, and are suitable for everyone in the family. These fully insulated granny annexes offer independence with a safety net, ideal for those with disabilities, additional needs or who depend on being close to home and familiar faces. The family annex is not just ideal for older family members, it could be a cost effective means for a son or daughter to get on the housing ladder.

All our insulated garden and granny annexes are made from natural, sustainable wood combined with modern cavity insulation, making them warm in winter, cool in summer and reducing running costs to a minimum.

This saves on energy costs throughout the year, with minimal maintenance required thanks to the immensely strong and durable construction from made to measure Northern Scandinavian Spruce rather than flimsy prefabricated panels.

All of our annexes come with a five-year warranty which is extendable to 25 years and covered by a comprehensive maintenance package.

Housing parents in a comfortable and warm granny annex for just one year can already mean significant savings on care home costs. In 2023 the average annual fee for a room in a care home in the South East was £54,000, and for those needing nursing care, £60,100.

Five years basic care costs would amount to £270,000, rising to over £300,000 for a more intensive package.

With Norwegian Log granny annex packages beginning at £99,845 this is already significantly less than the annual price for a care home for two.

A fully insulated garden annex is an incredibly versatile, long term investment which can adapt to suit your changing family or lifestyle. Some families have planned to live in an annexe in their parents’ curtilage (the land attached to a house) to begin with and eventually swap homes, with the older generation moving into the granny annexe and the younger generation moving into the main house.

A fully insulated garden annex will add value to your home, and with our annexes designed to last a lifetime it could prove to be the perfect long-term investment.

If family circumstances change, an empty garden annex can quickly begin paying its way to increase your garden’s income potential. You can offer B&B rooms or provide a self-contained home in your garden for rental. Business use is subject to a different planning regime, of course, so please consult a professional.

When you’re looking to sell up, annexes are a popular way to stand out in the property market, with estate agents reporting that properties with an existing annexe are in high demand and tend to sell quickly.

Timeless Traditional Log Cabin Annexes

We offer two design styles in a range of different sizes. For a classic Scandinavian log cabin experience, our traditional annexes are built from solid log using interlocking, high precision, computer-controlled-and-shaped logs.

These are cosy and well insulated, with an indefinite lifespan. All of our traditional annexes have a full fit out package available too.

Our annexes also offer a choice of roof styles. Alongside our pitched roof garden annexes, which offer airy vaulted ceilings, we also offer mono-pitch mobile homes with a single sloping roof that you can install close to a boundary - where light might be an issue.

Stylish Contemporary Garden Annexes

For a more modern, fresh feel, our smart contemporary style garden annexes feature an eye-catching glass frontage and new log technology - which opens up new intriguing design options, using angled shapes rather than right angles.

These contemporary annexes are bright and welcoming, but still strong, durable and draught free. We offer all of our Contemporary annex styles with the 'turnkey' full fit out, or you can choose to complete the fit out yourself to your family's specific requirements.

Granny Annex Planning Permission

Each annex is quick and clean to install with minimal disruption, and in most cases, you won’t need planning permission or building regulations approval when you install one of our granny annexes.

Annexes sited in the garden for the exclusive use of a family member are usually exempt from planning permission. You can read more about this in our handy guide to mobile home Planning Permission. Or contact us for some straightforward advice.

We do recommend that we obtain a Lawful Development Certificate from your Council which confirms that planning permission isn't required - we will even handle this process on your behalf. If Planning Permission is required, our experts will be happy to guide you through the process and deal with the application.

Another advantage of our transportable homes as granny annexes is that there’s no VAT to pay – a big saving on your initial costs. With prices starting at just £61,703 and finance available it's easy to see why a Norwegian Log garden annexe is a viable solution.

We’ll erect your log annex quickly and cleanly, with minimal disruption to your garden. If access is awkward, we can carry all the prefabricated components for your annex either down the side of the house, or even through a domestic doorway.

We offer a groundworks service for all our annexe installations, meaning Norwegian Log can offer a complete service from concept through to completion.

Alternatively we can work with a local provider of your choice should you prefer to manage this element yourself.

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Granny Annexes Brochure and Pricelist Download

Download our Family and Granny Annex brochures, plans, and pricing all of which are available in a PDF format. If you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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FAQs

Annexes sited in the garden for the exclusive use of a family member are usually exempt from planning permission. You can read more about this in our handy guide to mobile home Planning Permission. Or contact us for some straightforward advice.

We do recommend that we obtain a Lawful Development Certificate from your Council which confirms that planning permission isn't required - we will even handle this process on your behalf. If Planning Permission is required, our experts will be happy to guide you through the process and deal with the application.

We have a fully fitted out 2 & 3 bedroom log homes as well as contemporary garden rooms at our HQ in Reading with viewings welcome by appointment only. Give us a call on: 0118 966 9236 or send us an email at: [email protected].

A garden annex will add value to your home, and with our annexes designed to last a lifetime it could prove to be the perfect long-term investment.

If family circumstances change, an empty garden annex can quickly begin paying its way to increase your garden’s income potential. You can offer B&B rooms or provide a self-contained home in your garden for rental. Business use is subject to a different Planning regime, of course, so please consult a professional.

When you’re looking to sell up, annexes are a popular way to stand out in the property market, with estate agents reporting that properties with an existing annexe are in high demand and tend to sell quickly.

We offer a groundworks service for all our annexe installations, meaning Norwegian Log can offer a complete service from concept through to completion.

Alternatively we can work with a local provider of your choice should you prefer to manage this element yourself.

Yes, we covere the entire UK. Over the last 20 years there are probably very few areas that we have not worked in and we are geared up to work nationwide.

For optimum convenience we offer an internal fitout service on all of our log homes. There's a wide choice of styles for kitchens and bathrooms to really bring your dream home to reality.

Norwegian Log homes are highly energy-efficient as they are excellent at retaining heat and conserving energy. This is owing to the logs' natural insulation combined with modern cavity insulation. This combination, with the natural temperature control properties of the logs, means your log home/cabin will stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The high levels of insulation keep running costs to an absolute minimum, reducing exposure to rising energy costs. Our log homes are sustainable, eco-friendly and cause minimal disruption to the environment.

All of our annexes come with a five-year warranty which is extendable to 25 years and covered by a comprehensive maintenance package.

Annexe Case Studies

The Norwegian Log team has been working to make dreams a reality for over 25 years.
Take a look at some of our work and happy customers who've bought a granny annex from us.

It's warm and it's cosy; it's solid and it's quiet. The fragrance of pine reminds you of Scandinavian forests and summer evenings. Your imagination starts to take you places. You imagine a wood burner, perhaps a desk or why not just some space to think?

Our show home is 35 years old, yet customers still say it looks and feels brand new. That's the quality of our workmanship and the materials. When you step into a Norwegian Log building you're stepping into a feeling and just like our buildings it's one that will last.

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