Frequently Asked Questions
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an innovate and effective option for adding much needed housing in the US.
Since COVID, cities, counties, and homeowners have become interested in ADUs as one solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing.
1) Verify that the city you live in has adopted an ADU ordinance.
2) Obtain a copy of the ordinance to see what the criteria the city has established for a single-family residence. The zoned home and lot must qualify for approval to put an ADU on the property.
3) Determine the size (foot print) and placement of the ADU that will meet the requirements established by the city.
4) Design your building/floor plan having a completed construction drawing package that is certified by an engineer created.
5) Using the construction design package apply for city approval and a building permit for your
ADU. Build the unit yourself or hire a company to construct the ADU for you.
To simplify and make this process move quickly, contact us.
Approximately 65% of the cities along the Wasatch Front have adopted an ADU ordinance. Click here to see a document that lists the current ADU ordinances for most cities along the Wasatch Front . You can learn more about individual ADU ordinances by contacting the city offices and ask for the building department. They will let you know if the city has an ADU ordinance and can provide you the ordinance guidelines that must be followed.
The following is a partial list of the cities that have an ADU ordinance:
Alpine, Bountiful, Layton, Kaysville, Ogden, South Ogden, West Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Sandy City, Mill Creek…..
Yes, you can in most states – but there are some rules. California State Law currently allows single-family property owners to add one ADU plus a Junior ADU (JADU). Under state law, if the ADU is no more than 800 square feet and 16 feet tall and is set back at least 4 feet from the property line, it’s eligible for a permit in any residential or mixed-use zone.
Provide us with the location you are looking to place an ADU on, and we can check local regulations/permitting process for you!
Yes! Our trusted Salt Lake City broker offers up to 85% construction financing.
Quick example: $200k build, 20% down = $40k down, $160k financed over 30 years, roughly $1,150/mo.
The time taken to manufacture our projects can vary, generally falling between 4 to 12 months, contingent upon their complexity. Bear in mind the additional time required for local permit approvals, as this can take from a few weeks up to several months. We can build at all times of the day and year round due to all manufacturing operations taken place in our 20,000 sq.ft warehouse.
We offer delivery throughout the United States. A majority of our orders come from Utah, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Wyoming.
The modular solutions we provide are delivered to your location in portions via semi-trucks, with over 90% of the work already done. Depending on the specifics of your project and property, the remaining installation and finishing tasks typically require about 3-4 weeks to be completed on site.
We have two models of ADU’s (160 and 320 sq. ft.) that range from $55,000 to $110,000.
For more detailed information click HERE to view our pre-designed models.
Apart from the cost of the model(s) you opt for, your project’s overall expenses will also comprise charges for readying the site to accommodate footings, foundations, and utilities. The budget also needs to factor in costs related to procuring necessary permits and arranging transportation.