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How Are Shipping Containers As An Outdoor Storage Option?

Shipping containers can be purchased to assist anyone that needs additional space to store their household goods. These containers are built to protect assets from extreme weather conditions and against damage from insects and rodents. Best of all, the shipping...

How Can a Storage Container Increase Job Site Security?

Shipping Containers are among the best Secure Storage Your Job-site can get For quite a while now storage containers that are no longer suited perfectly for overseas travel have been moved inland and are being converted into offices and homes. They are sturdy, with...

Site Preparation For Your Shipping Container

You need to Prepare Before Receiving your Shipping Container Preparing a site for a shipping container to be delivered will ensure there are no problems once the container is in place. This planning needs to be careful and thorough. The location where the container...

Shipping Containers as Office Buildings?

The Case for Conex Containers as Mobile Offices The shipping container has revolutionized how cargo is transported, and now because of high transportation costs, importers choose to buy new ones rather than re-using the slightly-used units they already have, creating...

Help Your Container Last a Lifetime

How to Properly Maintain Your Shipping Container So It Can Last You A Lifetime Shipping containers are naturally built to handle extreme temperatures and conditions like those of the open sea. Although this does not mean they are indestructible and with time they will...

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All States Containers custom containersAs long as you have a creative mind, you can come up with a plethora of ways to customize a shipping container. A shipping container is a blank canvas which can be customized for a variety of uses.   It already comes equipped with impressive security features, excellent mobility, superb strength, and durability – now just add the details.   Pop-up retail stores, food venues,  classrooms, workshops, homes, even hotels have all been created using shipping containers. The projects are endless.   Any custom container project you can think can be successful if you know these steps to follow.

Planning

Although this is the ‘obvious first step’ of any designing process, many people don’t do it correctly. You should have a good idea about how you are going to customize the container and assemble the final structure. Look at the money you have in hand versus the total project cost, the source of the containers, timeframe for the project, permits needed and their lead time, etc.

Functionality

Next, you should have a precise idea about the function of the custom container. Are you going to use it for a residential purpose, workshop, storage or another purpose? What is the minimum amount of space you need? Are you going to need power?  If so, will you use solar power or connect to the local grid? Do you need more than one level? Do you need any unique features?

Floor Plan

Regardless of the size of the project, it is imperative to create a well-designed floor plan. In this floor plan of the custom container, you must include details like the number of rooms, compartments, bathrooms (if any), office (if any), storage area, etc. If you are not familiar with such process, you should get the assistance of an expert. How will people using the finished structure flow through it?

Budget

Have a project budget and a contingency budget worked out before any construction starts. It is always better to be prepared for unexpected expenses no matter how well you plan the process. You might come across a variety of additional costs during the whole process, and that is why you have a contingency budget. You can minimize the risk by contacting experts in the respective fields. During the preparation of the budget, you may contact professionals like; architects, structural engineers, shipping container resellers, mechanical engineers, etc.

Location

As with any structure, it is imperative that to pick the best place to install your custom container (especially if it is a permanent structure). Choose level ground with good soil condition. Create a foundation that will keep the structure level. Moreover, make sure to reduce the potential impact on the environment while you are building your custom container.

When looking for shipping containers, contact All States Containers at 704-802-7700.