Containers used for shipping are much talked about in building circles, with 40-foot container installation and maintenance being prime ...
Containers used for shipping are much talked about in building circles, with 40-foot container installation and maintenance being prime concerns. Indeed, shipping container buildings are the ultimate in recycling. Used 40-foot containers for sale are relatively inexpensive, and some containers are even free because it's less expensive for shipping companies to buy new ones and too much trouble to sell used ones. Being made of steel, container buildings are resistant to fire and wind. Their size (the average 40-foot container dimensions are 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet tall by 40 feet long) also makes them great for building modular homes or offices.
But building with several 40-foot shipping container products is an evolving craft. There are many different ways to construct container buildings, and many questions to ask yourself before you launch into container design. Here are three important areas to consider:
1. What sort of foundation is best for 40-foot container buildings?
2. How do you add plumbing and electricity to 40-foot container products?
3. How do you maintain 40-foot shipping container buildings?