We can build annexes within a 35 mile radius of Stansted airport covering much of Essex, including Harlow, Stansted, Takeley, Great Dunmow, Felsted, Great Notley, Braintree, Whitham, Halstead, Thaxted and Saffron Walden.
Whether you're looking for an alternative to care home costs for a elderly parent, or looking to extend your property for your older children returning from university, who want to remain at home while gaining a little independence, or who simply cannot afford to move away due to the cost of housing.
For older people, the decision regarding care as they become frailer often leads to some difficult choices. Do you sell your house and move to an old people's home? Do you stay in a house which is too large and have home help. Perhaps you move in with a relative? These are not easy choices; loss if independence is not a good thing for people, and makes the choices very difficult. If moving in with relatives, this can often produce great strain on relationships as parents and children swap roles as the primary carer. Granny annexes provide an immediate opportunity to solve this. Additionally, this means they can benefit from seeing their family more often as well as spending time with their grandchildren. The whole family gains, as grandparents can provide childcare support when needed.
Care home costs are something that need to be considered very carefully by families. Care home costs in 2018 can be a staggering £1000 per week! All care costs money, however, care at your own home is on average more than 5 times cheaper than care in a residential home.
First time buyers are unable to get on the housing ladder. And one of the only ways to do it is with the bank of Mum and Dad lending a large sum of money and inevitably loading their children up with debt by means of a mortgage. By building an annexe in your garden, not only are you helping your children move into their own space, and hopefully save for their future. Your money will help increase the value of your property.
If you have been denied planning for an extension in the past, or you live in a conservation area or perhaps have a listed property, then we can offer you an annexe as a solution.