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The Granny Annexe isn’t a 1970s relic…

by TG Escapes | Oct 21, 2013 | Blog, Residential

Since 2011 prices of care homes have risen dramatically and now cost on average double the income of the average pensioner, forcing the UK’s elderly to drastic financial measures. Over the past five years more than 1 million homes have been sold to fund the ever-increasing prices of care homes for the elderly, with a quarter of all residents forced to sell their property to afford the quality of care they deserve.

While many turn to relatives for financial assistance, as the price of care continues to rise caring for close relatives at home is becoming an increasingly popular alternative. However welcoming an elderly parent or grandparent into the family home can often be a strain on space, time and relationships – particularly as it can be difficult to provide a space that encourages and allows independence. Tucked away at the bottom of your garden, a bespoke Garden Escape is the perfect modern day granny annexe.

How would a Granny Annexe suit your family?

·         It not only provides a permanent space for your elderly relative to feel comfortable and secure in, but its garden location allows them to interact with family life and gives you the reassurance that, if needed, you are only a few moments away.

·         Low-energy heating systems and sustainable insulation ensure the room stays warm and snug whatever the weather, meeting your needs and saving money on the winter bills!

·         Designing a multi-use garden building allows you to create a space the entire family can enjoy, with self-contained washrooms and kitchenettes if required.

·         Whether your building requires wheelchair access, grab rails, ramps or alarms to guarantee the safety of its resident, our specialists will create a space specifically designed to suit your family’s needs.

As with all our designs, your Garden Escape is an environmentally friendly space which can provide an additional room to maintain the independence essential to both your family and your elderly relative. Our bespoke granny annexes guarantee everything is contained within an inspiring and motivating environment, designed around their needs and tastes.

For design ideas, questions or specifications please have a look at our website or contact us on 0800 917 7726.  

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Providing net-zero timber frame buildings since 2003. As a gold member of the Structural Timber Association we are fully compliant to design, manufacture and build giving us full control of the quality of all the timber components in our system.

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