Shipping containers are used across the world for transportation of goods, for temporary accommodation on construction site and as welfare units, just to mention a few. Before purchasing a shipping container, it’s important that you take certain factors into consideration.
This way, you’re not committing to something without being informed of all aspects involved, be it cost or delivery, for example.
So, what should you take into consideration before purchasing a shipping container?
The Purpose of Your Container
How will you use your steel container? Perhaps you need it for food storage, or you intend to build a farm inside it, or you want to open a pop-up store – whatever the purpose is, being aware of it can help you to decide which size unit you require, for example. It also allows you to figure out whether one shipping container is enough or if you should purchase additional units.
After all, a toilet unit is very different from an anti-vandal container so, by determining the exact reasons behind getting a shipping container, you can make sure that you are choosing the right one!
New or Used?
Knowing whether you should purchase a brand-new unit or a used one is also an important consideration. For many, used containers are best suited for them, as these units may fit within their budget better; and, of course, they’re also eco-friendly, as they can be recycled for different uses, which means fewer resources are used.
For others, new containers provide everything they’re looking for and are the perfect choice for them. For example, because many units are fitted with modern energy-saving innovations, new containers are also environmentally-friendly. You can also easily choose exactly what you need and don’t to ‘settle’ for what’s available, so to speak.
Another advantage of new units is that they can offer the peace of mind of knowing that they haven’t been treated with chemicals to protect it from the ocean water or wasn’t used to transport hazardous merchandise.
Shipping Container Layouts
Have you also considered the layout of the container?
Before making a decision, it’s important that you take into account the specific requirements you may have. You may need a large office or a small drying room, for example; depending on what you require and how many people or goods will have to fit comfortably inside, make sure that you’re investing in the best portable units for your needs!
Shipping containers are incredibly flexible and allow for a variety of uses in a wide range of different industries and environments. We also offer the option of purchasing or hiring units, so you don’t have to commit to a purchase if you don’t wish to do so.
Flintham Cabins specialises in the highest quality steel container units out there, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our products. You can also browse our container specifications or call us on 020 8459 6972 to request a quote and our friendly team will be more than happy to help with anything you need.