Why build a Granny Annexe?

A granny annexe is a self-contained living space that is attached to or located within the grounds of a family home. These types of constructions are becoming increasingly popular in the UK due to the flexibility they provide.

The granny annexes that are built by us are suitable for a wide range of customers for various reasons. For example, some homeowners may require more living space for when guests visit or to provide independent living for older family members. In such cases, a granny annexe can be an excellent solution, as it allows family members to stay close to home while providing a sense of privacy and independence.

The granny annexes are all constructed using a timber frame, which provides several benefits. Timber is a renewable resource that is both durable and environmentally friendly. Additionally, it provides excellent insulation, which makes the annexes suitable for year-round living. The insulation also makes the annexes more energy efficient, which can help to reduce heating costs and lower the carbon footprint of the homeowner.

Each bespoke made granny annexe is built to suit the customer’s specific needs and lifestyle. We can provide advice on building controls and planning permission to ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible.

Overall, a granny annexe is an excellent option for homeowners who need more living space or who want to provide independent living for older family members.

Nordic Room’s timber frame constructions are both cost-effective and attractive, and they provide a comfortable and energy-efficient living space. With tailored designs and expert advice, the process of building a granny annexe has never been simpler.

Building a Granny Annexe

Nothing we do is pre-fabricated and we will construct your granny annexe or guest room to suit your specific requirements. We are a UK based company (with Scandinavian roots) and our warehouse is in Byfleet so our expert carpenters, and office team are always on hand to support you.

Nordic Room can oversee all aspects of your project from: the design, help with planning, the build of your granny annexe, preparing the cabin and working alongside electricians/plumbers and help obtaining a buildings control certificate.

Cost Consideration for your Granny Annexe

When it comes to budgeting, these are the elements you would have to consider:

  • Planning permission
  • Foundation
  • Kit cost for house
  • Build cost
  • Services to house
  • Internal fixtures and fittings and decorating

Read more in our Case Studies

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We love our Nordic room – it’s super to have somewhere safe, beautiful and cosy for our young teens to hang out with their friends, which is exactly what we wanted it for. Having an awkwardly shaped garden meant that a standard garden room just wouldn’t work for us. We chose Nordic Room after seeing a neighbour’s garden room and being impressed with its high quality. We couldn’t have chosen better! This room is built to last, and will be used very happily all year round, year after year.

Jane - West Byfleet

Our Nordic Room has been an incredible addition to our property and has immediately added value to our lives. From initial consultation and throughout the build, the team displayed the utmost professionalism, courtesy and respect, delivering a high-quality product within the quoted time and cost. I couldn’t recommend the team higher.

Alex - East Molesey,

The end to end process Nordic offer is very professional; being a family run business they take their customers very seriously and we were very satisfied with the result. Thanks Olaf and the team!

Mr&Mrs Kelly Twickenham

Everyone I have been in contact with at Nordic Wood was a real pleasure to deal with. Tess and Olaf were patient in answering my many questions and the carpenters were all extremely polite, cheerful and professional.

Dara, London

From the first phone call to discuss our requirements, through several site visits to assess if our plans were viable, and on to construction and finishing I have nothing but praise for the company and those involved in it. 

Mike, Surrey

“Both me and my wife really appreciated your professionalism and very kind approach to the work. I’m attaching few pictures of the annex, it is lovely and all our friends are asking about the company who did such an amazing work in just 4 weeks”

Luciano, Surrey

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