It used to be that a shipping container was only used for one thing which was what you would expect – storage for shipping items. It was a simpler time, but with today’s minds turning to innovation and new ideas, shipping containers are now popular for being used for something you might not expect – as a home.
Okay, this probably doesn’t surprise you as we’ve talked about it a lot in the past on this blog, but it seems like a strange notion doesn’t it? Well, whatever your view on it, shipping container homes are taking the world by storm and once you weigh up the advantages of having one yourself, it’s not hard to see why.
Because shipping containers are quite cheap and easy to make, there are plenty of them around. And because they come to you already constructed, with floors, walls and roofing already fitted, it means that you save a ton of money – all you need to add is proper insulation and your home is ready to go!
Using a shipping container that would usually find its place clogging up a shipping yard or port is recycling at its finest.
Using an old shipping container to turn into a home helps clean up our dear old planet and keeps your costs as low as can be. To add an extra layer of eco-friendly building, you could use eco-friendly materials only when it comes to sprucing up the place.
The good thing about shipping containers is that they can be re-modelled, cut, or have items added to them to make them more environmentally friendly while taking advantage of the weather around them. For instance, you’ll find shipping container homes in warmer places such as California have solar panels installed.
The Speed of Construction
At maximum, a shipping container home will take about a month to construct, which is against the average 4 months it takes to build a regular home.
To make the process as quick as possible, do as much research as you can in regards to the work involved, and have all your ideas of what you want ready before construction.
These are just some of the many reasons why a shipping container home might be perfect for you. If you’d like to see what one of these containers can do for you, why not check out our latest range of new container units? For more information, contact us on 020 8459 6972 and speak to one of our friendly team today.