How Do I Begin Building an ADU on my Property with Built to Perfection?

If you are considering building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) on your property, there are a few important steps to follow. And we’re here to help make sure you’re in good hands!

  1. Research your local zoning laws to determine if building an ADU is allowed on your property. Each city and town has its own set of zoning laws, so it is important to understand the specific regulations in your area. Luckily, the state of California has broadened the criteria for ADU zoning, allowing homeowners to build a total of 2 ADU’s on their property. Our team of industry experts is well versed in zoning laws and can help you with any questions you may have.
  2. Create a plan for your ADU. This should include the size, location, and design of the unit, as well as any additional features you would like to include.
  3. Obtain the necessary permits and approvals from your local building department. This may include a building permit, electrical permit, and any other permits required by your city or town. This can portion can be slightly difficult if you’re doing it alone, so that’s why Built to Perfection takes care of the majority of permitting and can even assist you in the application process.
  4. Hire a qualified contractor to build your ADU. It is crucial to choose a contractor who has experience building ADUs and can help ensure that your project is completed safely and to code. With over 20 years of expertise, Built to Perfection has been providing design & build services for ADU’s of all shapes and sizes, so you can be in safe hands when it comes to the quality and speed of the development of your ADU.
  5. Begin construction on your ADU. Typically this involves excavating the site, laying the foundation, framing the structure, installing utilities, and completing the finishes. All of which our team will oversee, to make sure everything is exactly to your liking!
  6. Complete any necessary inspections and obtain a certificate of occupancy from your local building department. This will confirm that your ADU is safe to live in and meets all applicable building codes. Ensuring that you are able to use your Accessory Dwelling Unit for anything that you would like, whether that be renting it out as a guest room for extra income, using it as a playroom or gym, or even utilizing the space as a way to jumpstart your new business idea! Your possibilities are endless.

Overall, building an ADU on your property can be a complex process, so it is important to carefully research and plan your project before getting started. And Built to Perfection is committed to making the process as simple as it can possibly be. Give us a call today to see the difference we can make in your life through the power of ADU construction at (888) 955-0535 or take a look at our website to learn more about how you can begin your project.