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Should You Work With Local ADU Builders?

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Should You Work With Local ADU Builders?

If you are looking to build an ADU yourself, you are going to need to work with an ADU professional. They have the necessary experience and know how to complete your project on time and in good condition.

There are lots of ADU professionals to choose from and finding the right one can be hard. Leading us to the question: should you work with local ADU builders?

Why Work With Local ADU Builders?

We strongly recommended working with an ADU professional that is local to your area. This is because ADU laws are constantly changing at the state and local levels.

As a result, the rules and regulations that apply to the neighboring city may not apply to you.

Working with someone who is familiar with the changing ADU laws that apply to you is important to having your ADU permits approved quickly and your unit built to code.

Established Supply Chain Plan

Local builders usually have an established supply chain plan in your area to save you time and money. Working with a builder who lives far away could result in long wait times or not being able to get products, raw materials, or services at all.

A lot goes into building an ADU, make sure whoever you choose knows how to get all the necessary components to do so.

A Network Of Local Subcontractors

All contractors need a network of local subcontractors to complete any ADU project.

That is because it is impossible to be an expert in everything it takes to build a smaller-scale home. A few things that are typically subcontracted out are:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Masonry
  • Roofing

If your ADU builder is not local to the area, they may not know who to use as a subcontractor if their subcontractors don’t want to make the drive.

Specializes In ADUs

The main important aspect of choosing someone to build your ADU is that they specialize in ADUs. Even if the builder is not local, try to ensure that they are not just a general contractor.

ADUs have special rules and regulations associated with them that require a level of expertise to understand.

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