Month: September 2019

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HOW ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS VENTILATED?

This may sound obvious, but, shipping containers are designed and manufactured to be shipped around the world in high seas and in all weather conditions and environments.  Thus, by their very design, shipping containers can only offer limited ventilation. Shipping containers are manufactured with vents.  Older, used containers tend to have four vents, two each …

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WHAT ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS MADE FROM?

Although shipping containers may look like a simple steel box for storage, their initial reason for manufacture is to be stacked several units on high on a container vessel whilst being loaded with tonnes of goods of a wide variety.  Therefore, there is much more to their design and manufacture than you may initially think! …

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WHAT GROUND OR FOUNDATIONS SHOULD I PUT MY STORAGE CONTAINER ON?

The four corners of shipping containers must be level, if this is not achieved, the shipping container doors will ‘rack’ or become misaligned which will cause recurring issues in opening and closing the container doors. Similarly, from a maintenance point of view, it is recommended that the container is elevated slightly from the ground to …

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CAN I BUILD A HOUSE WITH SHIPPING CONTAINERS?

The short answer is yes! But, like anything in life, that is very dependent on the funds available to you! Modern media would have us believe that building a home out of a shipping container is a quick, easy and cost effective process, however, it is not quite as simple as this and a great …

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DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A STORAGE CONTAINER?

Around the UK councils vary on their regulations surrounding the need for planning permission for individuals and businesses using shipping containers for storage.  Similarly, shipping containers may be converted into offices, canteens, cafés, toilet blocks, changing rooms, and more, and you should always liaise with the land owner and your local council to obtain any …

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