ADU Builders in Sacramento

Burnette Construction
Burnette Construction

Transform Your Property with a Custom ADU

Burnette Construction specializes in designing and constructing custom accessory dwelling units (ADUs), including in-law suites, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats. Our veteran-owned business brings a unique blend of precision, professionalism, and personalization to every project, ensuring your new ADU perfectly complements your home and enhances your lifestyle.

Diverse Applications for Your Custom ADU

  • Generate passive income with a rental unit
  • Welcome guests in a stylish guest house
  • Create a productive home office space
  • Design a personal retreat or hobby room
  • Offer a “separate but together” living solution for family members
Christian Perry

Enhance Your Home’s Value and Functionality

Investing in an ADU with Burnette Construction not only significantly increases your property’s value but also adds functional living space tailored to your needs. Whether it’s a quiet office away from the main house, a serene yoga studio, or additional accommodation for guests, an accessory dwelling unit provides versatile solutions to enhance your home life.

Embrace Multigenerational Living

With the rise of multigenerational households, an ADU offers a perfect balance of togetherness and independence. Our experienced team will guide you through creating a safe, comfortable, and beautiful space that respects the privacy and needs of each family member.

ADA-Compliant and Universal Design

Burnette Construction is committed to inclusivity and accessibility in every project. We design ADA-compliant ADUs that are safe, accessible, and comfortable for everyone, incorporating universal design principles to accommodate all stages of life and abilities.

Streamlined ADU Construction Process

Our streamlined process sets us apart, making your ADU project enjoyable and stress-free from initial design to final build. With our expertise, we expedite the design and construction phases, managing every detail to ensure timely completion without compromising on quality.

Sacramento County ADU Guidelines

At Burnette Construction, we ensure our practices align with the latest California ADU regulations to facilitate a smooth building process for you. Following the Sacramento guidelines, here are the key points you need to know about ADU construction and application in Sacramento:

Approval Process

    • The City of Sacramento mandates that planning approval or approval for concurrent review is obtained before submitting a building permit application. This streamlined process aims to expedite ADU projects efficiently.

Number of ADUs

    • Homeowners in Sacramento can build up to two ADUs per lot, whether attached or detached, provided there’s an existing or proposed primary residence. The combined square footage of detached ADUs cannot exceed 1,200 ft².

Size Regulations

    • Detached ADUs can be up to 1,200 ft².
    • Attached ADUs are allowed to be 50% of the primary residence or up to 850 ft², whichever is greater. For two or more bedrooms, this limit increases to 1,000 ft².

Building Code Compliance

    • All ADUs must adhere to the California Building Code, including specific requirements for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and energy codes, among others.

Electronic Plan Submission

    • Plans for ADUs can be submitted electronically, facilitating a more convenient review process.

Impact Fees

    • Impact fees are waived for ADUs smaller than 750 ft².
    • For ADUs 750 ft² and larger, impact fees will be applied.

Fire Sprinkler Requirements

    • ADUs may be exempt from fire sprinkler requirements under certain conditions, such as if the main home isn’t sprinkled and the ADU’s size is within specified limits.

Water Service

    • The City’s Department of Utilities typically requires a single water service connection per lot, which applies to ADUs as well.

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Requirements

    • Depending on the California Energy Code, your ADU may need to include PV panels. Consultation with a professional energy consultant and SMUD is recommended for specific requirements.

Building Permit Fees

    • A detailed fee estimate can be provided by the Building Division, with specific considerations for ADUs under and over 750 ft².

School District Impact Fees

    • ADUs are subject to school district impact fees. Contact your local school district for detailed information.

Concerned about your ADU blending with your existing home? Our design team excels in creating ADUs that harmonize with your main house’s architectural style, ensuring a seamless addition to your property. From exterior finishes to interior design, we ensure your ADU is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Accessory Dwelling Unit FAQs

What is an ADU?

An ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is a secondary housing unit on a single residential lot, providing independent living facilities for one or more persons.

How Big Can My ADU Be?

In Sacramento and surrounding areas, ADUs can be up to 1,200 square feet, depending on your lot size and local zoning regulations.

Can I Rent Out My ADU?

Absolutely! ADUs can serve as a source of rental income, though specific rules may apply based on your location.

How Long Does Construction Take?

Typically, the process from design to completion ranges from 6 to 9 months, depending on the project’s complexity and scale.

Christian Perry

Why Choose Burnette Construction for Your ADU Project?

  • Veteran-owned business with a commitment to excellence
  • Personalized design and construction services
  • Streamlined, stress-free process from concept to completion
  • Expertise in ADA-compliant and universal design
  • Up-to-date with California ADU regulations and guidelines

Ready to Expand Your Living Space?

Let Burnette Construction, Sacramento’s premier ADU builders, transform your property with a custom-designed ADU. Contact us today to start your journey toward enhanced living space, increased property value, and a home that meets all your needs, now and in the future.

Christian Perry

Serving the Greater Sacramento Area

From Elk Grove and Fairfield to Folsom, and Citrus Heights to Vacaville, Burnette Construction is your local expert for high-quality ADU projects. Let’s collaborate to transform your property together.