Framing an ADU in 5 Days

How long does it take to frame a 700 square-foot accessory dwelling unit? For McDunn ADUs, just 5 days. This week is the one-year anniversary of when we began framing our 2019 award-winning ADU.

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Dan McDunn
An Accessory Dwelling Unit in 20 Frames

Just how quickly can an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) be built? Many clients are surprised to learn how fast the process is after the building has been designed and permitted. The video below shows the major stages of ADU construction, which may be helpful for homeowners thinking about customizing their own backyards with a tiny cottage.

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Dan McDunn
The Boom & Bottleneck of ADUs in Berkeley

Since the change in California law in 2016, construction of accessory dwelling units in the Bay Area has exploded. It’s now much easier to permit a secondary unit behind your single-family home. Still, permitting an ADU in Berkeley is not always a simple procedure, as a recent Berkeleyside article explores.

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Dan McDunn