ADU and Deck Builder in Orinda

Custom Builders of Decks and ADUs

Are you looking to improve your home in Orinda? ADUs and decks are the most impactful improvements you can make, and Soto Bay Construction can help. Whether it’s to increase property value or get more out of your property, working with a professional deck contractor from Soto Bay ensures you get quality results. We leverage extensive industry experience and knowledge to guarantee additions that will last many years.

If you want a dedicated deck or ADU builder, look no further. Our team comprises experts with an eye for design, allowing Soto Bay Construction to provide high-quality results. Discover what differentiates us from other construction companies and why we are the go-to company for a trustworthy ADU and deck contractor.

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Exceptional ADU Design & Construction

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are growing more popular across Orinda and the Soto Bay area. Building an ADU is the best way to get more value out of your property by creating additional square footage, giving aging parents a place to live, or creating a new rental property. Thanks to California’s housing crisis, ADU construction is heavily supported by state and local governments, meaning that your project will be subjected to less red tape and delays than it would have been only two or three years ago.

With many homeowners looking to improve their homes, we customize designs suited to their needs. Adding ADUs are major remodeling. As a savvy homeowner, you want to make sure that you’re working with a team that can handle everything, from coordinating the ADU’s exterior cladding with your siding, to making sure every fixture on the inside is of high quality. We can answer all of your questions about ADU design and make sure yours is built properly. We aim to build a self-sustaining unit that functions like a complete home, including living space, kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Our highly trained ADU builder focuses on critical aspects of the construction, like plumbing, electricity, and HVAC, ensuring the layout and essential systems work before choosing finishes and fixtures.

We collaborate with clients to customize a space according to your specifications and ensure every detail contributes to your enjoyment. Your budget determines critical aspects of the overall unit design, whether you want a fantastic kitchen, a full bathroom, or something else. Besides your budget and specifications, an ADU builder ensures everything is above board, from acquiring permits to passing inspection.

Choose Soto Bay Construction to Build Your ADU

We take pride in providing you with:

  • ADU Design Specialists: An ADU is a unique architectural project. It’s small but can include all the major design elements of a home. It takes skill and experience to design an ADU to be beautiful, functional and to fit in with the rest of the home.
  • Remodels and new construction: Our design team can create your ADU as a new construction, or as a remodel of an existing structure. We can also help you evaluate your options, as well as the impact of any necessary demolition.
  • Superior Build Quality: We’re a construction company with a wide range of our own skills. This keep subcontractors to a minimum so we can focus on quality workmanship, not construction management. Our extensive experience in general contracting has taught us all the necessary skills for full-service construction and remodeling, from framing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, HVAC and plumbing. All of our projects exceed building codes and ADA requirements, making them perfect for evolving uses.
  • ADU Legal Specialists: There is a separate set of building rules for ADUs that is slightly different in each city, including San Jose. As specialists, we’re familiar with the rules and how to construct a legal ADU so that homeowners don’t have to deal with hassles from local governments and building inspections. We handle permits and integration with advanced regulations like LEED.
  • Quick & accurate estimating: Our hands-on experience with ADU construction projects means we can offer a streamlined and accurate bidding process. You can expect bids from us to be clear and include everything you need or want to know as homeowner or investor.
  • Smart Budgeting: We have experience working with all kinds of budgets and the pitfalls that tend to happen in the trades and construction industry. We know how to keep an accessory dwelling unit design and construction project on-track to avoid costing you more than you anticipate. That includes smart procurement of materials, coordination of work, and other project manager skills.

Professional Deck Design & Construction

If you are looking for a professional deck contractor in Orinda, we have seasoned experts who can deliver exceptional installations on budget and on time. At Soto Bay Construction, we are known for structurally sound designs, from deck boards to joists. Since we started building decks, ours remain the most properly supported, masterfully crafted, and designed to last more than other decks in the neighborhood.

Let us help you make one of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make: decking material. We can help you choose between composite and wood decking based on your design preferences and the overall architecture of the house. Many homeowners in Orinda need frequent repairs and touch-ups, hence the need to use suitable decking material. We can assess your premises and customize a deck design that suits your needs without breaking the budget.

When it comes to wood construction, we can provide a wide range of wood species so you can find the grain and wood tone that best matches your overall aesthetics. Our suppliers maintain wood that covers both light and dark wood shades and a variety of unique and attractive grains.

For composite construction, our wide range of composite materials can fit into a wide range of budgets while still meeting your needs for high quality construction and a stylish aesthetic that stays within your set budget.

We offer superior dedication and craftsmanship. Plus, the building process is not all we care about. After we’re done with your deck, we’ll walk you through exactly how you can maintain it, depending on the unique materials and other design choices we’ve made. That way, you get long-term use and value from your deck and it is another reason you know we offer honesty when walking you through your deck material choices.

Masterfully crafted and designed deck done by our team

We consider many things:

  • Curved or unusual decks: We can create decks that fit unusual spaces, including those that curve, have multiple levels, or need to be constructed in two separate pieces and joined by an elegant walkway. The work will be the envy of your local carpenter.
  • Lighting: While general contractors are busy with project management, they might forget lighting. It is truly one of the most impactful additions to a deck, however. Lighting improves safety, looks, and makes the deck more functional when the sun is down.
  • Pools and kitchens: When you have a lot going on outside, quality construction always demands we weave the features together. Your deck needs to serve your needs, and work with your pool, outdoor kitchen, pergola, and other features.
  • Plant-smart design: How will your deck work with your landscaping? It should enhance your plants and work with your garden beds to look great. We also attempt to minimize damage to your existing plants in the construction process. It’s not just our job-site, it is also your home.

Things to Consider for Your Deck

While a deck is not an undertaking quite like an ADU, many contractors still underestimate them. We don’t. We know that you want a deck that will enrich your outdoor space and your life. One that will be low-maintenance and last for years. We take the time to design and build a deck that will meet all your needs and wants. Here are some things we should consider together for your deck:

  • Space and elevation: Where should your deck go? Will it need to have an unusual space or curves? Should it have levels to take advantage of elevation changes in your yard or make separate spaces for separate purposes?
  • Materials: Decking material choice is very important in deck building. Should you choose a wood or a composite? Pressure treated? Stained? We can help you assess your budget and style needs to choose a deck board style you’ll cherish.
  • Privacy: Will your deck have enough privacy? We can add privacy features to make it more comfortable.
  • Safety: Depending on the elevation of your deck, railings might be a requirement. But even if they’re not, new railings, balusters, and post caps can make your deck both safer and more attractive.
Custom deck installed by our team

We’ll help you answer these and other questions about your deck build and create a space that you’ll be happy with for the long term. All of our decks are built with pressure-treated joists, deep foundations, sturdy framing, and high-quality fasteners to ensure a safe, long-lasting deck.

Great Foundation = Great Construction

Whether you want an ADU or a deck, it is vital to focus on the foundation so that the final result is spectacular and safe. If it’s your first time making improvements to your home, our team can handle all the design and construction, giving you peace of mind knowing professionals are on the job. We can also incorporate custom elements into your ADU or deck, making it more convenient and practical.

If you want an impactful addition to your home in Orinda, contact us at Soto Bay Construction and schedule a consultation with our team.

Let’s Get Started

We offer honest pricing with every estimate so you have no surprises. Our project deadlines are met in a timely fashion. We provide exceptional attention to detail in all of our designs and construction, whether decks or ADUs. We are highly responsive to customer service and we answer all of your questions. Let us help you achieve the project you desire. Give us a call today.