ADU Build Timelines
Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can vary in duration based on several factors, including the complexity of the design, whether it’s a conversion of existing space or a new build, the permitting process in your area, and the efficiency of your construction team. Generally, the timeline can range from a few months to over a year.
For a simple conversion of an existing structure, such as turning a garage or basement into an ADU, the process might take anywhere from 3 to 6 months. This includes planning, obtaining necessary permits, and the actual construction work.
For new constructions, the timeline is typically longer, often ranging from 6 months to a year or more. This includes extensive planning, more complex permitting processes, site preparation, construction, and finishing touches.
It’s crucial to factor in potential delays, which can be caused by weather conditions, changes to the project plans, or delays in obtaining materials or permits.