Chattanooga's premiere ADU building company.

The Chattanooga ADU combines modern building methods and dedicated client support, our goal is to deliver a seamless and hassle-free experience.

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Constant Communication

Our process starts with a free consultation with our support team where we evaluate your backyard and discuss what the project will look like. Our support team will maintain communication throughout the build. No more waiting on the contractor to call you back.

Dirt to key in under 6 weeks

The separate parts of your ADU will be built locally in our controlled warehouse. This means less mess in your backyard, less wasted material, and best of all, an ideal environment to perfect every detail – rain or shine.

Cash Flow

Quick turnaround means you will be renting your unit quickly!

Financing

We have partnered with several financial institutions to help you quickly navigate the loan process.

Chattanooga ADU Facts

Not sure what an ADU is or how to get started? If you cant find you answer below, please reach out to contact@chattbuild.com

A detached ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a type of property that is located on the same lot as the main dwelling unit. It can be used for various types of construction, such as building additions or converting living spaces. It can be constructed to fulfill multiple goals, such as additional parking and storage, while generating passive income for you, the property owner. This can include a small apartment over a garage or a new space attached to the main house.

ADUs are allowed in all areas of Chattanooga zoned for single-family detached dwellings, also known as R-1 zoning.

Single-family detached dwellings are currently the only types of properties that are allowed to construct new ADUs. Aside from single-family houses, multi-family housing such as townhouses and apartments are not allowed to add ADUs at this time. 

Since the only types of properties allowed to add ADUs are single-family detached homes, the ADU is seen as an extension of the current property. No matter how it’s constructed, the ADU must be owned by the same property owner as the main dwelling unit. It can’t be subdivided from the ownership of the main property or sold as a fee simple condo under the current zoning ordinance. 

The only type of property that can have ADUs is a single-family detached dwelling. No matter how it’s constructed, the ADU must be owned by the same property owner as the main dwelling unit. It can’t be separated from the ownership of the main house or sold as a fee simple condo.

Yes! ADUs are not required to be on the property where you live and can be on your rental property. Please note Homeowner Associations and Neighborhood building covenants may restrict or limit what individual property owners are allowed to do in their backyards. Please check with your association for your specific situation and requirements.

In the City of Chattanooga, you can rent your ADU as a vacation rental or a long-term rental. The city’s short-term rental boundary allows certain properties to apply for permits to allow them to rent out their ADUs for up to 30 days. However, the City Council recently imposed a moratorium on new permits for non-owner occupied vacation rental properties.

You can also find out more about short-term vacation rental properties by visiting this city’s website. ADUs can be rented in the city for up to 30 days without a permit. If the property has a private homeowner association that prohibits the use of the property, you must follow their rules and regulations.

ADUs are not allowed to exceed 700 square feet of living space. Living space is defined as indoor space that is insulated and air conditioned.

If you plan on converting your garage into an ADU or adding one in your driveway, please make sure that the existing parking spaces are maintained. Although there’s no minimum requirement for parking spaces in an ADU, you are required  replace or maintain on-site parking if it’s affected.

Unlike a Tiny House, ADUs are not allowed to be constructed on wheels. They must be at least 200 square feet and need to be built on a permanent foundation. Usually, these types of structures are attached to existing structures or a series of footers are dug and filled with concrete.

ADUs are permitted in all historic districts such as Fort Wood, St. Elmo, Battery Place, and Ferger Place. In designated Historic Districts, ADUs must  be approved by the Chattanooga Historic Commission as a part of the City’s plan review and approval process. The historical commission review is simply one additional step in the City’s approval process, but there are specific neighborhood guidelines that must be adhered to. Please make sure that you have a good understanding of the local guidelines

When you purchase your ADU from us, step one is Chattanooga ADU Co. submitting your plan for permit review! Not only will we design, build and install your unit, but we will also take care of all the permits, inspections, and paperwork needed for your ADU.

Why Choose Us

We bring a level of attention, trust, and care that can’t be beat in Chattanooga.

Fast

Built offsite and installed onsite. Our goal is to go from dirt to key in under 6 weeks.

Skilled

From first contact to the final screw, we provide a high level of detail throughout the entire process.

Clean

Aside from detail, we are sure to never create a mess or leave anything behind.

Experienced

Built and designed by career professionals with a lifetime of experience.