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4 Advantages of Saltbox Roofs for ADUs | ADU.Works

Saltbox roofs are gaining in popularity for their aesthetic appeal and many homeowners are choosing them for the secondary units in their homes. These roofs come from a type of colonial American architecture, named after the wooden salt containers of the era. It features one-sided designs and is notable for having a slope down to …

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City of San Francisco ADU Guide

ADU Jurisdiction Guide: City of South San Francisco Fees and Regulations (July 2022) ADU-allowed Zones Having ADU on your property is allowed as long as your lot is zoned for residential use (exceptions may vary) and as long as you have an existing single-family home or a multi-family building.  Single-unit dwelling: One (1) ADU – …

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3 Benefits of Pre-Engineered ADU Plan Sets | ADU.Works

Since the early 2000s, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have been growing in popularity as a way to create more affordable housing options and increase density in urban areas. While there are many ways to design and build an ADU, prefabricated or pre-engineered plan sets offer a number of benefits that can make the process simpler …

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A Quick Guide to Impact Fees | ADU.Works

The process of building an ADU can be overwhelming, but it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into before starting. You need to understand the various costs and fees that come with it. Aside from the construction fees and building permits, you also have to be sure to look out for impact fees. What …

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How Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are Made – Simplified | ADU.Works

Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are a type of construction material that is becoming increasingly popular in both the residential and commercial building industries. SIPs in a nutshell, are made up of two layers of oriented strand board (OSB) with an insulating foam core in between. This results in a strong, lightweight panel that can …

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5 Detached ADU Construction Mistakes to Avoid | ADU.Works

Building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) can be a great way to add extra space to your property, and it also provides great financial benefits. However, it also needs adequate preparation. If you’re not careful, you can easily make mistakes that can end up costing you time and money. Together with our construction team in …

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ADU.Works Included Solar Panels in their ADU Design – Here’s Why

At ADU.Works, we believe that solar panels are a critical component of any ADU design. Not only do these panels provide clean, renewable energy for our clients, but they can help to save money and increase the sustainability and efficiency of their dwelling units. This is part of ADU.Works’ commitment to creating sustainable and efficient …

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