Odpod Shipping Container House Roof

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 Odpod Shipping Container House Roof

We managed to put up half the roof before it started pouring with rain. The roof looking really good and now the project is starting to look like a real house. It’s important to use a roof plumber so you can get everything signed off and make sure it’s all done properly. (It is a legal requirement that you get a compliance certificate for works over $500) There was a substantial difference in price from different companies, make sure to do your research and get multiple quotes.
Below is some info from the building commission.

http://www.buildingcommission.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/8197/PN_2006_41.pdf

Shipping Container House Scaffolding – Odpod

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Shipping Container House Scaffolding – Odpod

The scaffolding has been set up to install the roof, eve cladding,  top story cladding and painting. This makes it safer and quicker to do these jobs. I was surprised by the huge amount of steel that arrived on a semi trailer.

Because the area is leafy the gutter mesh is very important, and it will also protect the roof in the case of a bush fire.

Odpod Shipping Container House April-May Update

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Odpod Shipping Container House April-May Update

Lots of jobs have been completed in the last 6 weeks. These are the main jobs that have been completed.

  • Roof trusses up on the roof.
  • Stair stringers painted.
  • Steel for side deck walkway painted.
  • The steel work for the side deck walkway has been assembled.
  • Small retaining wall built.
  • Larger retaining wall last 2 sections finished. We used star spikes in the centre between supports with 75mm batten screws to hold the timbers together.
  • The upstairs wall for the flush mounted TV was packed out, so there is enough room for all the wires behind the TV.
  • The electrician has roughed in all the LED down lights, switches and power points.
  • Over 1.1km of twin and earth wire has been used so far, each drum is a 100m roll.
  • We spread ¼ minus, a small crushed rock, over all the muddy areas to make it safer to walk on, in the wet weather. 4 cubic metres was ordered.
  • Blackberry weed removed.

We had a visit from a helicopter taking photos, it flew around the house for about 20 minutes. We think it was taking survey photos for the local council.

Insulation in a Shipping Container House Q&A

Insulation in a Shipping Container House Q&A

Question from Rhys:

“How did you guys go with moisture control? I have read people having issues with moisture and dew building up inside their containers. What worries me would be the spaces between the container walls and your drywall where the insulation will be. As well as the ceiling.

Thanks.”

Hi Rhys

Your spot on, moisture will build up on the steel when water in the air condenses on the steel. If we use regular insulation bats they will become damp and mould will form on the drywall/plaster. This type of problem is also very common in high rise buildings with concrete internal walls.

To combat this we did a fair bit of research and found that the following is very important.

  • Removing the moisture from the air, good ventilation, airflow or a humidifier.
  • Creating a barrier between the steel/concrete and the air.
  • Allowing any moisture in the wall cavity to escape.

Some options we have considered.

 

For detailed information we found the following document useful.
Condensation Design Guide:

http://www.odpod.com.au/?attachment_id=908