You have your blueprints, the adjustments you've made to them, and you are ready to start building on your tiny home. The only problem is you want to make sure you use lightweight and durable materials, but finding those in prefabricated options isn't easy. With that in mind, you may want to consider using aluminium fabrications as an option. Here are some ways that aluminium fabricators can help with your tiny home building.
Tiny homes use a basic trailer for their base. You can find these at most hardware supply stores. The key point with these trailers is that they are prefabricated and may not always fit your needs. For example, some may tend to lean down when they are not attached to a vehicle hitch. Though some trailers do have the ability to be fixed in a horizontal position, they may not be able to carry the load of the home in that position. For that reason, you may want to consider using an aluminium fabricator to create an aluminium trailer for you that is durable as well as fixed horizontally and can maintain the weight of the home while still being lighter than other metal based trailer foundations.
One of the leading ways that people use aluminum when building their tiny home is for roofing. The issue with this is that most of the prefabricated roofing sheets may not be the right size or shape. You can clip them down yourself and shape them, but this could take a considerable amount of time and may result in injury if you are not used to working with this type of metal and metal snips. With that in mind, you can take your measurements and your design plans to a fabricator and have them create the sheets for you. They can also add ridges or other designs to the sheets to help with rainwater flow and drainage.
Window and Door Casings
A benefit to tiny home living is the energy savings it can offer you. Most homes are already designed to be as energy efficient as possible, but you can add to that by having your window and door casings fabricated out of aluminum. Aluminium fabrications and designs may already be available in the window and door sizing you need since tiny home building has become increasingly popular. If for some reason the casings are not available, a fabrication contractor can do them for you based on your design and size specifications.
These are just a few of the options that aluminum fabrication contractors can offer you for your tiny home build. If you want to hear what other options are available, consider bringing your plans to a consultation for pricing and estimates.