Dream Home in Chelmsford Garden


Andy and Elle

Dream Home in Chelmsford Garden

Location: Chelmsford

Bedrooms: 2

Internal floor area: 67.6m²

Planning permission granted: March 2016

Move in date: October 2016

Key features: Wee House was built with attic style trusses to allow it to be converted at a later date

Total turnkey project cost: around £175,000*

Now worth (2019): estimated £300,000

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Young couple Andy and Elle lived with Elle’s parents and had saved diligently for years but the high property prices in Chelmsford just kept rising, pushing their dream of owning a home further out of reach.

Elle was pregnant with their second child and studying for a PHD, so the pressure was really on to find their own space.

The solution ended up being a lot closer to ‘home’. Elle’s parents had a large garden so they approached The Wee House Company to find out the feasibility of building a Wee House in Scotland, then delivering it the 386 miles to Chelmsford. The Wee House Company deliver to anywhere in the UK so were delighted to help Andy and Elle.

Wee House Managing Director, Jennifer Higgins, discussed the house requirements with the couple then a desk top study was carried out on the plot. The company also investigated local planning policy to determine the likelihood of gaining consent for the build.

After receiving a quote for the whole project, the couple realised it was significantly cheaper than hiring tradesmen locally to build a house and were keen to go ahead.

One of the advantages of using The Wee House Company is that timelines and budgets are clearly laid out at the start – and the timeline had never been so critical with a baby on the way!

The Wee House Company were happy to take the stress away from Andy and Elle and project managed the entire house build, keeping the couple updated as things progressed in the factory right through to the delivery and installation of the house.

The family were able to divide the garden grounds, creating two distinct homes under different titles. This Wee House is now estimated to be worth around £300,000.

If you are interested in building a Wee House in your garden, please get in touch with us.

*Project costs have been adjusted to 2019 values

“One of the advantages of using The Wee House Company is that timelines and budgets are clearly laid out at the start – and the timeline had never been so critical with a baby on the way!”

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