Design and Build Services
Deciding to remodel your Los Altos home is an important and exciting decision. This is your opportunity to renovate your property so it meets meet your lifestyle needs. Whether you want to add square footage, update your kitchen and baths or completely renovate, your construction project can significantly increase your property’s value while gaining the comfort, style and functionality of your dream home. The first step is to choose the right design/build firm. Valley Home Builders is an award-winning firm offering a full range of construction service. We have helped many Los Altos homeowners with:
- Architectural Design & Build
- New Construction
- Home Additions
- Major Kitchen & Bath Renovations
Your Los Altos Remodeling Project
The City of Los Altos is proud of it’s 100+ year history. Originally an agricultural community, it is now one of the most desirable cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Home to nearly 30,000, Los Altos is conveniently located at the northern end of Santa Clara County, only miles from high-tech giants like Facebook and LinkedIn. Los Altos understands that the landscape of Silicon Valley is changing.
The city has adopted several green initiatives, guiding the sustainable use of resources and minimizing negative environmental impact of development. As with many California cities, building projects must adhere to water conservation guidelines and other environmental regulations.
Los Altos’ building division regulates the construction and renovation of all residential and commercial buildings. They have established guidelines to help keep the city safe for its residents. The city adopted the Green Building Regulations 2007, taking special care over clean air and regarding asbestos usage and destruction. It’s also important to note that Los Altos enforces the 2013 California Code of Regulations and the 1997 Uniform Housing Code & Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.
Before you embark on any remodeling or renovation project in Los Altos, your planned design must adhere to the city’s strict square footage allowances and restrictions for any residential construction.
One main difference when comparing Los Altos to other Bay Area cities is before a building permit is issued, the city requires that an owner hires a professional contractor to check for any lead and asbestos in the property. Typically this type of work is completed during the project; for Los Altos building projects, it must be done before a project begins.
Los Altos is moving toward green housing, paying particular attention to energy usage and water conservation. Another consideration is air quality management. When applying for a building permit it is important to have the approval of the Bay Area Quality Management District before any work begins. This ties in with a general trend that federal and state regulations are becoming more stringent. Valley Home Builders can help you comply with these strict environmental regulations.
Experienced Remodeler in Los Altos
Many Bay Area cities limit lot coverage — the amount of space a building can occupy on a piece of land. In Los Altos, residential parcel size tends to be larger and there’s less pressure on setbacks and height limits. Another factor is your home’s architectural style. We’ve worked on several styles including ranch and Eichler homes as well as contemporary designs. You can see the examples of our quality workmanship on these Los Altos homes.
Award Winning Valley Home Builder
At Valley Home Builders we have a history of delivering excellence. We have been recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for our custom design and remodeling work. We’ve also been featured in Remodeling Magazine’s Top 50 Building Contractors. In 2013 we were also proud to receive Angie’s List award for excellent service in the construction industry.
We are committed to excellence and look forward to helping you with your Los Altos building or remodeling project. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced representative.