When shipping containers are done hauling goods overseas they’re sold and put to use in many new ways. Some become storage containers; some are equipped with phone and server equipment to restore communications in case of natural disasters or in remote locations and still others are altered to become mobile offices, small businesses, or homes and cabins.
Many designers carry the eco-friendly theme further by cutting out huge windows in the sides of the container so that there is less need for artificial lighting during the day. One very creative person has also picked up lots of recycled steel scraps in order to use in the construction, as a result of which the place looks very unusual while affording the owner great savings.
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Obviously there are some similarities with a standard home build – typically you’ll require foundations to be laid – you’ll need services for plumbing and electricity. There maybe local building regulations that you’ll have to comply with and as is the case with most of us your new home will need financing.
To insure your shipping container home or building is safe, the local building authority or popularly known as ”the building inspector” is likely to require you to provide a set of fully engineered drawings and calculations of your shipping container house/building which are likely required to be sealed by a professional engineer that is certified for the state or province in which the building is going to be placed. You’ll need an engineer experienced in this type of design, if you need a reference for someone who is very proficient in this field please contact us and we will connect you with a qualified engineer who we have worked with for many years to assist you.
Beauty modifications can be made as well. Both the exterior and interior can be painted in virtually any colour. If the facility will be used for commercial purposes, signs can be added as well.
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