Entries by Sheen Fischer

Conversion or New Construction: What Type of ADU is Right for Me?

Legislation was passed in California in 2017 that made permitting Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) much easier than it had been previously in response to the housing crisis. The idea was to help make the most of our current infrastructure by creating new homes without upending neighborhoods or redeveloping properties. In San Diego, ADUs can be […]

The Design-Build Difference

Design-build is a system of project delivery. Compared to traditional project delivery where an owner must manage two separate contracts for a designer and contractor, the design-build method fuses both design and construction functions together to form a single contractual entity.

Why YOU Might Build an ADU (Granny Flat)

In our last article, we discussed the broad strokes of building a granny flat in California. Due to a severe shortage in affordable housing, along with mandated housing requirements, building ADUs — also called Granny Flats — provides additional housing more quickly and more affordably than almost any other means. As an ADU building specialist […]

Building a Granny Flat in San Diego County – What You Need to Know

At Specialty Home Improvement, we’ve been building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — or “granny flats” — for our clients for years. For most of those years, getting a permit to build a granny flat involved jumping through multiple hoops and complying with very restrictive requirements. To address the severe housing shortage we face, the State […]