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Wood Shingle Roof

We have already shown several types of roofing materials, such as  metal and asphalt, and we have also discussed what materials are the best for walls. Next, we learnt what things are important when building stable foundations for your tiny house. Today, we are going to discuss the penultimate sub-chapter of roofing materials: wooden shingles. […]

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Gambrel Roof Framing

timber framework gambrel roof for small houses

Gambrel roof Gambrel roof framing is another of simple timber roof trusses types, which we are going to examine. Together with the traditional gable roof and often seen shed roof, gambrel roof is also a common type of roof both for small house plans as well as bigger houses, barns and other buildings. Gambrel roof […]

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How to Build a Gable Roof

collar tie and board bracing on gable roof

How to build a gable roof framing During the construction process of your new tiny house, cabin or cottage, you will need to decide what kind of roof you prefer. There are many types of roof trusses. Factors, which influence their different shapes are mainly the region and local climate and available materials. Gable roof is among […]

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Roof Structural Components for Small Houses

members of timber roof truss

Roof construction system Roof is defined as a load-bearing structural frame designed to bridge an internal space, carry the roofing and support it by transforming weight of the roof, batten systems and insulation-related structures into vertical load-bearing structural elements – bearing walls. Most common roof types The roof system consists of several very important parts: wall […]