Save Time and Money with This Advice on Shipping Container Conversions
Shipping container conversions are becoming increasingly popular. As temporary office space at a construction site, or as a permanent residence for you and your family, used shipping containers fulfil a multitude of functions.
Among the many reasons for this popularity is the versatility and simplicity of converting the used container. Generally speaking very few pit-falls surround shipping container conversions. However, as with any new project, if you’re not prepared, there are a handful of concerns that you may need to consider.
Here are 5 tips for shipping container conversions:
For office conversions:
– Consider the size and layout of your office;
Is your office going to be a temporary workspace at a construction site? Or are you considering a more permanent solution? The size and configuration of your containers will need to be planned and considered prior to purchasing. Remember to include the number of people/workstations, as well as the power requirements as these will need to be installed correctly the first time round.
– Insulation and ventilation:
Based on your location, your office container will either need additional insulation, or more ventilation to keep the container comfortable at all times. If your office is in the sun all day long, for example, additional windows or air conditioning may be required. However, if the location is in a colder climate, more insulation will keep it from becoming a freezer.
For home and living space conversions:
– Plan your layout carefully;
Additional power points, windows, kitchens, plumbing and so many other details go into making a home. Make sure that you’ve planned your shipping container conversion carefully to avoid unnecessary cutting of the containers. This is especially relevant when combining more than one container.
– Adapt to your environment;
As with insulation and ventilation, consider the impact your environment will have on your converted container. This is especially important for permanent set-ups. For example, a high-humidity region could mean your container is eaten by rust. Painting and sealing your container might be necessary.
And point number 5 is relevant to home and office conversions;
– Understand and obey the municipal by-laws!
In most instances, a single container will not require municipal planning or approval. However more than one, or more involved conversions will probably require municipal approval of your plans.
Find your used shipping container today!
It is clear that used shipping containers can be repurposed as offices, homes, and even temporary dwellings. See what some people have created using little more than these older containers and some innovation here.
Now that you have a better understanding of how shipping container conversions work, contact us today and get the process started!