Installing Building Wrap & Cavity Battens

In this video, we take a look at how to install building wrap and cavity battens to the steel frame of our tiny house. Each and every step of this build is so exciting for us as we watch our house continuously transform, constantly bringing us closer to Tiny House living! 

The building wrap we are using is Covertek 407 from Thermakraft.

The screws used are 45mm, 10 gauge Wingtek screws from Fortress Fasteners.

The cavity battens are from CaviBat.

The magnets are signage holding magnets from Magnets NZ.

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Build

About Bryce

Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

4 Responses to Installing Building Wrap & Cavity Battens

  1. Varsha

    Hi Bryce,

    I am just wondering regarding wrapping your steel frame, I have noticed on your build and others on the internet when using a steel frame you just initially wrap it then add cavity battens then clad it,

    whereas with timber frame builds they tend to sheath the timber frame in ply or something similar and THEN wrap it, is there a reason why this step isn’t included in your build and what made you come to that decision?


  2. Rick

    Hi Bryce, were in the early planing stages and are wondering was there a reason why you chose a synthetic underlay with a width of 1250 vs a conventional synthetic building wrap like tekton with a width of 2700

  3. Adrienne Merryweather

    I’m curious, i can see another Tiny house trailer behind yours. Are you doing two? Our house is about to get it’s roof framing up tomorrow. so much slower with wood than your method. Exciting though. what do you know about solar systems? So much to learn. I thought maybe gas for hot water heating and cooking and solar for fridge laptop and phone, we are watching your build with huge interest

    • Bryce

      Nope, we’re not doing two. You’re right though! There is another Tiny House that is being built by Alan from Bio Build along side ours. 🙂

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