Tiny house Technical specification
As we build more and more tiny homes we are starting to develop a selection of materials and components that work well in tiny house construction, these have become our standard options. As a tiny house supplier, we are always open to exploring new and alternative materials with our clients. What we look for are materials that are high-quality, light-weight, 'tried-and-tested', are readily available in different countries, have the lowest possible environmental impact, and come with a lengthy durability. If you know of any great products we should be using then please get in touch. The following is a list of our current standard materials:
Our tiny homes are built onto trailers made by ourselves. They are fully road legal. We go into depth about our trailers in more detail here, covering the componentry included, such as the jacks and the braking system. Also can customized based on customer’s requirements from different countries.
We exclusively use steel framing to build our tiny homes. Steel is stronger, straighter, and crucially - lighter than traditional timber framing. Our steel is manufactured by CNC machine which is imported from New Zealand. Due to the accuracy of roll forming technology, there is extremely low waste, as all metal is cut to length in the factory, and steel is 100% recyclable. The lifespan of light steel frame can be 100 years.
The Interior Wall
We use a new green, environmental-protecting materials as internal wall panel-laminated wall panel. It is light, water-proof, pre-finished and easy to clean. We supply various kinds of patterns and colors to choose, matte or glossy, pure or textured.
For the walls and ceilings, we use high-performance glasswool as insulation. It has an R rating of 2.5~5 for the ceiling and the walls. It is widely used by light steel prefab building industry and has excellent soundproofing and thermal properties.
We use made-to-measure aluminium double glazed window. All glass is toughened for road safety, and all windows are laminated on the external face. If you would like the best thermal performance for your tiny home, we can upgrade the Aluminium to be thermally broken, and you can even consider using a high-performance glass.
Our most commonly used types of cladding are lightweight metal PU sandwich panel in order to keep the weight down. There are many options for this wall cladding. Also we can use other types of cladding at the clients request for smaller size tiny houses.
The Roof & Gutter
The roofing, guttering, and flashing are made from colourbond steel, we use 2 types of roofing profiles, corrugated or clip-lock. Clients can pick from 3 standard colours to customize the look of the tiny house. We also use colorbong steel as gutter. Of course, whether to use gutter for tiny house based on customer’s request.
The floor system
In order to control the weight of tiny house, we use plywood as underneath of flooring. We supply many types of flooring, wooden flooring, laminated flooring, vinyl flooring, etc. It all depends on customer’s preferences.
We build our kitchen carcasses out of 16mm E0 green particle board- it's durable, easy to clean, and light. For the doors and drawer fronts, we use wood grain melamine board. The benchtop is made of quartz stone. We supply a range of colors to choose to suit your whole tiny house.
Plumbing and Bathroom Fittings
We use high-quality tapware in our kitchens and bathrooms. Our most frequently used vanity is a white free standing vanity. Our kitchen sinks are high quality brushed satin stainless steel. And we supply 2 standard options showers, shower tray with curtain, shower cabin.
We love using good quality products and the toilet is no exception. You're certainly welcome to specify a different toilet in your custom tiny house. We have experience installing water-less toilet, which is imported from a most famouse composite toilet supplier in Sweden, and even flushing toilets depending on your needs.
Lighting and Powerpoints
We use a variety of lighting in different situations, but we always use quality products from reputable brands. We make sure to select low energy, efficient LED fixtures. If you want to get creative with lighting we can do that too, incorporating recessed stair lighting, or concealed strip lighting to create a dramatic effect.
We can also supply cabinety, furniture, smart system, solar system, floor heating system, fire stove, etc.