Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU have become a very popular trend in the US in general, and in California in particular, some of them you have undoubtfully seen here in Lincoln. There are many reasons why people want to have ADU on their property and which contributed to the popularity of this trend.
If you are a property owner and became interested in building some ADU model on your property in Lincoln but do not know much about accessory dwelling units, do not be afraid, A+ Construction & Remodeling is here to help. So, the first thing that you have to know about accessory dwelling units is that they can come in two models, namely attached ADU and detached ADU. The difference between them is pretty simple; attached means that a unit is directly attached to your house, while detached do not have points of touch with the main house and are located separately somewhere in the backyard.
Also, there is one more type of dwelling unit that can be constructed, which is called junior ADU, and its main difference from the attached ADUs is the fact that it is not a completely new building; it is a remodeled part of the main single-family home, usually, a garage which shall not be more than 500 square meters and can share a bathroom with the main house.
Regardless of the type of ADU, most of them have necessities like a kitchen, a sleeping place, and a bathroom.
Another important thing to know about ADUs is that in every State and City, including Lincoln, there are a lot of complicated law regulations concerning accessory dwelling units that we will help you to understand later in this article.
If you are an owner of a property and while reading the first part of our article you became very interested in building an accessory dwelling unit in your backyard in Lincoln, California, contact A+ Construction & Remodeling can be the best choice for you, our locally owned company would build a perfect accessory dwelling unit for you and your family.
A+ Construction & Remodeling will provide you with an excellent service that includes professional designers and builders, law support, and engineers. Moreover, our company will go with you through all the processes of the building of a new ADU on your property in California. from modeling and engineering of an accessory dwelling unit of any type, receiving building permits to the actual construction, which includes everything, so you do not have to do anything, just wait until the last builder finishes the process.
If you become interested in constructing an ADU on your property, you can schedule a meeting with us at any time. Moreover, the first meeting with a project manager can be even done online; during this conversation with a manager, you will be able to share your ideas about your vision of your ADU and to have some first drawings of a project. Furthermore, do not forget that according to the policy of our company the first meeting is completely free.
Also, we can guarantee that our company uses only the best and safe materials, so your property will be safe. Furthermore, we carefully study every our project so everything will be done exactly as you will agree with the project manager, so there will be no unpleasant surprises when the job is done.
Obviously, in the Sacramento area in general and in Lincoln in particular, you can find a lot of existing contractors who are ready to build accessory dwelling units. However, we can assure you that A+ construction & remodeling is the best contractor out there. And this is not just a mere word, and this claim can be supported by the fact that we receive more permits than any other constructor in the respective area. It happens due to the fact that we do our job with full respect to the state law and also because we have had a very clean reputation among authorities for a long time.
And we do not take our great reputation for granted, and it exists due to the fact that the foundation of our company is generations of builders who always constructed houses to last. Our main aim is that even your grandchildren will be able to live in houses or ADUs that we are building now.
Our work is pretty simple because we plan the job and construct an ADU in time, and what is more important is the fact that we do it at costs that we have agreed upon, so you may not worry whether or not the costs of constriction would skyrocket during the construction period.
Our company is able to construct any type of ADU on your property; we will construct ADU exactly as you want it.
We provide our clients with the construction of all types of ADUs allowed in Lincoln, such as:
A+ Construction & Remodeling will build all these types of ADU in due time and in due costs.
So, as we have said above, the main priority of our company is quality of work. We will not be satisfied unless our clients are satisfied, so we also care a lot about customer service, that is why we provide you with full support, legal as well as engendering, also, because of our great care for customer satisfaction we are always trying to be available for you.
Other advantages of our company include, but are not limited to high qualification of our employees, we always trying not only to support their qualification but also to improve it. Top materials are always of great quality and are eco-friendly. The dedicated team of architects and engineers will work all night to create the dwelling unit of your dreams. The process of building an ADU with us would give you only pleasure.
When you have finally decided to build an ADU on your property, and even created a plan, regardless of the type of accessory dwelling unit, even if it is a junior ADU, there is one more thing to consider with these units, namely states’ and city’s legal regulations on ADUs. Here you can read the main points of these regulations.
The first point to consider before you decide to create an ADU is whether or not such an object can be built on your territory at all. Usually, most on the most of homesteads in Lincoln ADUs are permitted and can be constructed. However, there are some exceptions, so it is always better to check it before starting any works.
There is some good news for you; in Lincoln, requirements on the minimum size do not exist so that you will have more freedom in your wishes. Also, such requirements can not be found in state law.
The general rule is that you can not have more than one detached ADU with one single-family home, regardless of the size in square feet, but sometimes it can be two. Regarding the multiple-family houses, the situation is not so clear because it depends on the type of ADU that you want to build and on the number of ADUs already constructed on the property. However, you should not worry about it, and our law consultants will help you to understand your situation and to know how many in-law units you can build.
Regarding the question of the maximum size allowed (in square feet), we can say that according to the state law, it foremost depends on the type of dwelling that you are intended to build. An especially big difference in maximum size can be found between attached and detached ADUs.
Considering the issue of maximum height we can find that according to the state law in the city of Lincoln, an ADU model can be built with a height of 16 feet (one store) maximum.
In Lincoln, there are some regulations on the minimum distances of allocation of ADUs. By the law, ADUs are allowed to be located at least 4 feet away from the side and the rear property lines. This was the rule for attached and detached ADUs, while for junior and conversion ADUs, rules are not so exact, and they just state that such an ADU has to be located at a sufficient distance in order to ensure fire safety.
Detached and attached ADUs, in Lincoln city ought to have one parking space. However, some projects can be exempt from such requirements, the rules on exemptions are always overly complicated, but you should not worry about it; our lawyers will check everything for you. Furthermore, for junior and conversion ADUs no parking requirements exist.
Our company builds ADUs of any type from prefab materials of different forms, and then we construct an accessory dwelling unit right on your property. Our prefab materials comply with every page of law regulations in California, so you can be sure of their safety. Also, the main advantage of using prefab is that the speed of building is much better regardless of how many places ADU takes in square feet.
As we have said at the start of the article ADUs, have become a popular means of development of households in California. And there are actually a lot of reasons why having an ADU, regardless of whether it is a usual ADU or converted from the garage, became so popular in California.
The first reason for building an ADU is to have some additional income. For example, if your house is in a place that is very attractive for tourists, you can easily rent ADU through Airbnb or booking. Income from such rent can pay off the construction cost very fast. And rented ADU can become a real business for you.
A second most popular reason for building an accessory dwelling unit in California is to have a guest house. Obviously, people who have guests almost every weekend do want an attached ADU to host them because they, in most cases, do not want their lifestyle to be disrupted by guests, while in general love having them, whether it is a family member or a friend.
The third popular reason for accessory dwelling units to be created is to build them for aging parents of whom care has to be taken. It is a sad reality of life that our parents are aging, so we want them to live closer to us, but at the same time, it would be better for you as well for your parents to have the comfort feeling of their own house.
Moreover, we should not forget that another popular reason for the building of accessory dwelling units is to have additional space for a workshop or home office, and in times of COVID-19, this reason became the most popular because a lot of people moved to the remote work, and they do not want to be distracted by their family during the workday. Moreover, most people do not like to rest and to work on the same square feet.
The total price for building an ADU in California would depend on many circumstances, such as the location of ADU, type of ADU, size, and materials used. Also, if you do not want your ADU to look like granny flats, such things as decoration and design would also enhance the price. To understand the approximate price of your ADU, you can book a free consultation in our company.
The exact answer to this question would depend on the type of your property and of the type of ADU, because in some cases, in California, you cannot build a usual ADU but can build converted or junior ADUs. Our experts will always help you to know whether your property allows ADU to be built in.
To know the exact requirements, you can always check the building Code of California. In the code, most of the information can be found. However, many cities, including Lincoln, have their own regulations on some issues, such as minimum lot size and squire footage of units, or whether or not you have to build a garage, and this information you can find in a respective city code.
The general rule is that you do need a granted permit for constructing ADU units in California, even it is a remodeled garage. But there is no need to worry, and we build exactly as every page of the code wants, and our lawyers would help you with all the necessary documentation. Moreover, we have a very long and successful history of receiving permits from city councils, including Lincoln.