Installing A Corrugate Roof On A Tiny House (Part 1)

In this video we look at how to install a corrugate roof on a Tiny House. The roof is an incredibly important part of any building and in order to have a water-tight house, it’s essential that you take your time and do things right. Thank-fully, we have the expert help of Alan Drayton from BioBuild Ltd to help us out.

Roof Cut List

Our Roof Cut List

The roofing material that we chose was a corrugate style, .55mm, marine grade, colour steel roof from Dimond Roofing. Tiny Houses are mobile structures, and for that reason they must be constructed to the highest standards. You don’t know where the house will be parked, so it may be subjected to marine environments and high wind zones. For that reason, it’s best practice to get the highest possible quality materials and build for all eventualities.

The more work you do in planning, the less you have to do on site. That’s why it’s important to measure up your roof before-hand to get an accurate cut list to send to your roofing supplier. They don’t have to be pretty (as you can see from our cut list), they just need to be accurate! This cut list also includes flashings, gutters and downpipes.

Remember, if at any stage during your build you’re not sure of something, ask for the help of a professional.


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

8 Responses to Installing A Corrugate Roof On A Tiny House (Part 1)

  1. Matt J

    Just a small question in respect of the roof.
    When the builder designed the overlap for the tin on the roof, why did the overlap face toward the direction that the vehicle would be towed?
    I would have thought that it would have been prudent to have the aft roof sheeting underneath the forward ones which would mitigate wind getting under the tin when it was being towed, which could result in the roof iron being lifted up…

  2. Dan

    Just a note on safety… check your platforms, ladders etc are compliant. Handrails on scaffold should be between 900 – 1100mm. It would be devastating to get so close to building your dream project, only to end it all with a nasty fall.

    • Bryce

      Thanks for that Dan. You’re 100% correct. We’ve arranged for harnesses to continue with the work on the roof. We had thought the platform barrier would reach up further, but it didn’t. So, when work continues on the roof, we will be harnessed in with ropes attached to the steel framing of the warehouse roof above us. 🙂

  3. Melissa

    How much room did you have to plan for for your roof in order to be under the maximum height?

  4. Rick

    Ours is 2.4 x 6.7 m plus loft. 4.15 m off the ground. Timber framed, ply clad, timber windows and doors. Weighed in at 3.3 tonnes

  5. derek

    Just love your design , I do hope you release a DVD with the whole process in the future. I think your design and attention to detail is to sch a high standard, it will be around for 20 yrs, can’t weight to know the final weight of your tiny home. Tks for sharing
    Derek , dublin ireland

    • Bryce

      Thanks Derek! Yeah, we are anxious to find out the weight also! Once it’s completely enclosed we are going to take it for a drive to get weighed, and then we will know exactly how much weight we have to play around with for the internal fit-out of the house. 🙂

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