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Discover our all-inclusive ADU services,providing you with permits, design, construction, financing, and elevating your properties value.

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What can an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) do for you?

  1. Investment Value: Boost property value and potential resale profit with ADUs.
  2. Rental Income: Generate monthly earnings by renting out ADUs as living spaces.
  3. Flexible Living: Offer extra room for family or create versatile living spaces with ADUs.

What even is an ADU?

An ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a modern living space that property owners and landlords can add to their existing or future property.

What do ADU’s provide?

These units provide flexible living options, enhance property value, and address affordable housing challenges by seamlessly integrating with the property and bypassing complex approval processes.


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A comprehensive roadmap for a successful ADU journey – start to finish!

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ADU vs Garage Conversion: The Choice is Yours

Curious about whether to go for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or opt for a garage conversion? California's evolving laws give you the freedom to shape your living space to match your vision.

What to expect, from quote to move-in.

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Experience the journey of transforming your vision into reality with our comprehensive ADU services.

1. Craft ADU Blueprints

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Embrace your vision. In local Los Angeles cities and unincorporated areas, homeowners need plans approved by local building and safety authorities. Whether starting from scratch or upgrading, precise diagrams and measurements are essential. For intricate projects, a licensed architect’s expertise may prove invaluable.

2. Obtain Permits

Estimated Time: ~ 4 months

In R1 zones, turning your garage into a livable dwelling unit is permitted in California. This accessory to your primary residence is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). NEO Builders is your comprehensive guide throughout the permit process. We handle every aspect to ensure a seamless journey.

3. Tailor Your Design

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Forge your unique ADU style. With our expertise, we navigate regulations while customizing your space. From design choices to layout considerations, we’re here to transform your ideas into a viable plan.

4. Manage the Project

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Transparency is our cornerstone. We keep you informed at every stage. From cost breakdowns to timelines, we ensure your journey is free of uncertainty. Our goal: your peace of mind.

5. Construct Your Vision

Estimated Time: Varies based on project details

Upon permit approval, construction commences. Our skilled team transforms blueprints into reality. Exterior and interior finishes, utility connections, and final inspections are all orchestrated for a successful build.

6. Experience a Seamless Delivery

Estimated Time: Varies based on project details

The meticulous process unfolds over a few months, culminating in a home ready for your personal touch. Step inside, adorn your space and savor the achievement – your new ADU project is complete.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

View our answers to the most important questions when looking for an ADU builder in your area!

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  • How to apply for ADU in Los Angeles?

    1. Initial Research: Familiarize yourself with the ADU requirements in Los Angeles by consulting the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) website.
    2. Pre-Application Meeting: It’s recommended to schedule a pre-application meeting with the planning department to review your proposal.
    3. Submit Plans: Submit your architectural plans and other required documents to the LADBS for review.
    4. Plan Review: Your plans will undergo multiple reviews including planning, building safety, fire safety, etc.
    5. Permits: After approval, you will receive your permits to begin construction.
    6. Inspections: Throughout the construction process, periodic inspections will be carried out to ensure compliance with the approved plans.

  • Why is ADU so expensive?

    • Land Costs: In California, and particularly in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, land is expensive, which impacts the overall project cost.
    • Labor Costs: Construction labor in California tends to be more expensive than in other states.
    • Materials: The cost of construction materials has been rising, further increasing expenses.
    • Permitting and Fees: The permitting process can be lengthy and expensive, including costs for architectural drawings, engineering, and various city fees.

  • How much does it cost to build an ADU in California?

    1. Prefabricated Units: Costs for prefabricated units can range from $50,000 to $100,000, depending on size and features.
    2. Custom-Built ADUs: Custom units are generally more expensive, ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 or more.
    3. Conversion ADUs: Converting a garage or other existing structure can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000.
    4. Additional Costs: These estimates do not include costs like permits, utility connections, or site preparation, which can add thousands to the final cost.

  • What is the cheapest ADU?

    1. Prefabricated Units: Prefabricated or modular ADUs tend to be the cheapest options. These are units that are manufactured off-site and then installed on your property.
    2. Conversion ADUs: Another cost-effective option is converting an existing structure like a garage into an ADU.
    3. Tiny Homes: A tiny home, which meets all the local and state building codes, could also be a more affordable ADU option.

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