If you’re serious about an ADU, you need a Roof and Realm Site Study

A Site Study, also known as a plot plan, is a plan drawn to scale showing the entire property (including all property lines) with the existing and proposed structures.  The Site Study will include the following:

  • Property Boundaries
  • Existing Structures
  • Other Permanent Improvements
  • Landscape Features
  • Easements
  • Potential Hazards
  • Sewer tie in location
  • Electrical tie in location
  • Water tie in location
  • Contact Information
  • Your proposed ADU and measurements

Plot plans are required for all exterior additions including ADUs. The plot plan is used during the building permit review process (for both the city, as well as the Sanitation District) to help the Planning Department check for any conflicts.  It aids in determining whether the proposed excavation and construction is in conformance with the development regulations in the City’s zoning ordinance.

Although we hope to earn your business, your Site Study is transferable and can be used with any builder, not just Roof and Realm.  This is the first step toward achieving your ADU goals

The benefits of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU);

  • Home office
  • Home gym
  • A dwelling for elderly family members or college students
  • A rental unit to generate additional income
  • Pool house
  • Increase property value

Creating extra living space is certainly welcome,

especially during these times when families

are spending more time at home.

If you’re ready to realize all the benefits of adding an ADU, our professional team is here to help you every step of the way.

Solar Power for a Brighter Future

Because the beautiful California sun has so many benefits, Roof and Realm offers the option of solar-ready ADUs and includes solar in each structure over 1,000 square feet.  Solar powered systems derive clean, green energy from the sun.  Installing solar panels on your home helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel.  Your unit or prefabricated home can be outfitted to be “Net Positive,” which means on an annual basis the home will create more energy than you use.  We are proud to produce homes which feature the latest energy saving technology and include efficient heating and cooling systems.