Attaching Corrugated Iron To The Walls

The corrugated iron has been attached to the roof, next the walls are to be cladded with the iron. First the insulation batts are placed between the timber framing, then the sisalation is attached and then covered by the wall cladding.

It took a several days to get the corrugated roofing iron on and the walls cladded. The roofing iron is galvanised so it is a silver colour which will reflect the heat really well, much better than a darker colour.

Getting to this stage was really exciting we prefabbed the house at home for 12 months and relocated it to our block of land to rebuild and complete. Seeing the iron go on the roof and walls allows us work inside and do so much more like building the central room which will be the living room in our shipping container house.

'The roof is on, next is the wall cladding'

adding sisalation to outside wall container house

The insulation batts have been placed between the framing and the sisalation insulation has been attached to the first end wall over the insulation batts. 

This is an end wall of the house which is slightly shorter than the front and back walls.

'The sisalation is attached over the insulation'

installing insulation on shipping container house

The end wall is complete and working on the back wall of our shipping container house, the batt insulation is placed between the framing and taped to hold it from falling out while adding the sisalation and then screwing on the iron wall cladding.

'Starting to add insulation to front wall'

preparing insulation exterior wall shipping container house

The front wall is the last one to be completed with the wall cladding, the colour of the wall iron is a darkish grey 'Colourbond' colour called 'ironstone'. The trim colour we have used on the windows, doors and steps is called 'Dune' which is also a Colourbond colour. Colours are quite often very hard to choose, so far we are happy with our choices.

'Nearly finished the front wall'

attaching cladding exterior container house

The last wall is nearly finished, still more to do with adding steel flashing to the corners of the house and the edges of the roof along the gable top edge and angled edges.

'All the wall cladding is attached' 

corrugated iron shipping container house diy built

We were very happy to see the wall cladding on the house and when it is finished it will look even better. Now that the roof is nearly finished the next job to do is finish the central room inside. The shipping containers are in a square so the area in the middle will be the living room which will have flooring joists attached to the containers at floor level.

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