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Welcome to TRUSPEC-A-D-U by TRUPLANS INC.
NEW CALIFORNIA ADU LAWS
New laws recently passed in the state of California make it easier for homeowners to build additional dwellings on their property even if their home is zoned as a single-family residence. These dwellings may be attached or detached to the existing home and are called accessory dwelling units. An accessory dwelling unit or A-D-U is also frequently referred to as a granny flat, in-law suite, or a backyard home. A-D-Us can have living quarters, bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchenette and laundry room that are separate from the main residence.
In the past, A-D-Us were primarily permitted for family members. Now with the new A-D-U laws there are also provisions for homeowners to rent these units to outside tenants which can provide an additional source of rental income.
The new laws are in response to the ongoing affordable housing shortage in California. Effective in twenty-twenty homeowners and property developers may be able to build a new structure, convert an existing structure or modify a part of a residence into an A-D-U, Junior-A-D-U or both.
In the past two A-D-U construction categories presented the majority of building options; the custom A-D-U and the prefab A-D-U.
Custom refers to a structure that it is uniquely designed and built to fit the homeowner’s design preferences and property size.
Prefab is short for prefabricated which mean the structure is made in a factory off site and then assembled on the property.
Either option is not cheap. One might imagine that prefab accessory dwellings would cost much less than custom, but this is not always the case. In fact, prefab A-D-Us can cost much more per square foot than even custom built accessory dwellings.
There is a third category introduced by TRUPLANS INC. In addition to serving clients with both custom and prefab ADU options TRUPLANS has introduced a third A-D-U category called prespec. The prespec A-D-U is a cost effective option to both custom and prefab and is being introduced under the TRUSPEC-A-D-U brand and trademark.
TRUSPEC-A-D-U is an accessory dwelling unit that has been fully pre-designed, pre-specified and pre-packaged making them more adaptable & more affordable than custom or prefab.
Just like a homebuilder will construct several different models within a tract of homes, TRUSPEC A-D-U is pre-planned with a handful of models that are ideal for each area. This method of tract style A-D-U models along with adaptable exterior building features lends itself to being cost effective to build and yet customizable to make them more agreeable with homeowner associations.
We invite you to order your free e-book titled, “ADU Basics” a short guide to accessory dwelling units in California. Look for the free order form below this video.
For more information about California ADU Legislation go to:
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT