Many people are searching for, “ADU Construction Orange County,” but did you know that there is a lot more that goes into building an ADU than just construction? Many people falsely believe that they can just hire a contractor to build them an accessory dwelling unit, but a contractor cannot complete the job alone. Multiple people from different professions are needed in order to legally build an ADU or Junior ADU. Therefore, you must factor in more than just ADU construction Orange County, but also plans, permits, engineering, design, and project management.
ADU Construction Orange County
As previously mentioned, building an ADU does not begin with ADU construction or even an ADU contractor. Rather, you will need someone who is familiar with ADU laws to call your local city, find out the exact building requirements for your specific property, and then draft ADU plans that meet the city’s regulations. This is usually done by a skilled architect or draftsman who is able to complete a full architectural set to present to the city for approval. This must be done before ADU construction is allowed to begin.
Additionally, in order to complete the ADU plans that will be submitted to the city, an engineer will need to get involved. Oftentimes, depending on the scope of the project, multiple different specialized engineers will need to be consulted in order to complete the plans. This include an electrical engineer to do the title 24 calculations, as well as a structural engineer for new construction. Once the engineers perform their calculations and submit their part of the ADU plans, only then will the city begin to review them.
It is important to note that we are not even to ADU construction yet. You will need to take into account the cost for the architect or draftsman to complete the ADU plans, as well as the engineers’ services and time. Many people don’t take these costs into account when looking into ADU construction Orange County. In addition, some also fail to take into account the cost of permits, utility, and impact fees, which vary per city.
Once your plans are approved by the city, you can then begin ADU construction. Many people start out at this step with a contractor and only factor in the ADU construction cost and timeframe. Even worse, sometimes an ADU construction cost is determined by a contractor only to find out later on that the city won’t allow what he/she was planning to build. That is why it’s important to do your due diligence when searching ADU construction Orange County. It is important to find a reputable company who is knowledgable about the ADU process and truly has your best interest in mind.
Superior ADUs does so much more than just ADU construction Orange County. We are comprised of a team of real estate experts and brokers, architects, engineers, draftsmen, designers, contractors, and project managers who work together to help our clients build ADUs and Junior ADUs across Orange County, CA and the surrounding areas. Not only do we take care of the ADU construction component, but we also handle all of the communication with your city, the ADU plans, engineering, design, permitting, and full project management and coordination throughout.
To schedule a free, personal ADU consultation, please reach out to us by phone, email, or web form.
Phone: 949 – 216 – 0686