Buying a tiny house can seem daunting not knowing what to lookout for or knowing the rules and regulations on build quality and specifications on the construction of a tiny house
5 simple things to look out for and consider before investing in a road legal Tiny house
Its the most important part in the construction of a tiny house. It’s vital that it’s been built on a type approved chassis and comes with type approval certificates.
Stay clear of tiny homes that havd been built on a second hand trailer, if a tiny home manufacturer has built a tiny house on a second hand trailer that was not built for the job it’s a clear sign corners have been cut throughout the build.
Electrics and gas;
Any electrics fitted have to meet strict building codes, make sure the home comes with a electric safety certificate.
Even if the home is just fitted with low voltage DC lighting that’s powered from a 12v battery must have been fitted to regulations and come with test certificates.
Any gas equipment and appliances must of been installed by a gas safe engineer, along with this it’s vital that with a tiny house been such a small space adequate ventilation has been fitted. Make sure your tiny home comes with all the tests and certificates.
Building regulations and specifications;
There is two main types of building codes and regulations road legal Tiny homes are built to meet. Holiday home and residential home specifications, its important that your home is built to meet or exceed the building regulations depending on the means of use for the home.
Choosing a tiny house manufacturer;
Buying a tiny house is a big investment, don’t choose someone just because there on your door step or they are the cheapest you can find. Take time to go and visit manufactures show homes to get to see the build quality and specifications of there homes as there is a vast difference in the quality of homes available. If your going for a bespoke build feel comfortable that your chosen manufacturer is capable and has all the skills needed to bring your dream tiny home to life. Never pay in full up front a deposit is all you should have to pay to get your home built in till your happy with the finished result.
When vewing a tiny home don’t be afraid to have a good look around to see the construction of the home. Push hard on the exterior walls to shake the house, there shouldn’t be any movement or flex in the overall construction. Make sure everything is secure internally and nothing loose on the exterior that may cause problems when traveling at speed. Find out about the materials used in the construction and find about there longevity and warranty.