Attaching The Gable Roof Corrugated Iron

It was great to see the roofing iron being attached to the battens on the gable roof trusses. It has been a long while to get to this part of construction as the shipping container house was prefabbed for 12 months prior to be relocated.

The four containers were trucked to our block of land in New South Wales, Australia to be rebuilt on the stumps and then completed. Once the four containers were placed on the stumps, bolted and welded together the building could begin again.
We have used two 20 foot (6 metre) containers and 2 forty foot (12 metre) containers set out in a square, the area inside the square is the living room which was finished after the roof was on.

'Corrugated iron being attached to the web trusses' 

gable roof web trusses corrugated iron shipping container house

Sisalation insulation is being used under the corrugated iron, it comes in a roll and is cut to the length required. Sisalation reflects the heat, is flame retardant and it prevents condensation build up under the roofing iron.

'View of the roofing iron from the central room'

gable roof view from under roof construction web trusses shipping container house

This view of the roof construction is from standing in the central room, a few sheets of the corrugated iron have been attached.

The iron is galvanised so being a silver colour it will reflect the heat very well. If a dark colour was used it would not reflect the heat, instead it would absorb the suns heat and make the roof space and house hotter, which of course we don't want that to happen.

'One side of the roofing iron complete' 

gable roof web trusses corrugated iron shipping container house home

One side of the roof as been completed and starting on the other side. This is a team effort two people on the roof and another two measuring and cutting the sheets to size. Then passing the sheets of corrugated iron up to the roof when required.

'Close up of attaching roofing iron' 

gable roof construction web trusses corrugated iron

Starting to attach the roofing iron on the second side of the roof which is the front forty foot shipping container that has the front sliding door, kitchen and bar room.

'Corrugated iron on the end of the roof' 

gable roof corrugated iron attached to end wall

When the roof was completed we were then able to add the wall cladding, add spouting and finish building the central room with plasterboard and then painted it.

Attaching the Corrugated Iron to the Walls

our shipping container house home diy built

Finally seeing the corrugated iron going onto the shipping containers was a great sight and achievement, see how it happened at this page.  
Corrugated Iron Wall Cladding

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