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How Do You Stop Condensation In Your Shipping Container?

Condensation inside a shipping container occurs when the temperature inside drops below to dew point. The dew point is the temperature when the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid water. When condensation forms on the interior of the container, the...

How Shipping Containers Took Over The World

Globalization and free trade across the globe have benefited the economy of every country directly or indirectly. In this trade era, shipping containers have contributed to the ease of transport significantly. The scenario which we see today is very different from the...

A Brief History of Storage Containers

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Shipping Container Sizes and Best Uses

Shipping containers come in a variety of sizes and can accommodate a wide range of needs. A standard shipping container comes in lengths of 20 feet or 40 feet long. But buyers are not limited to these standard options. These lengths are just the typical measurement...

What to Look for in a Used Shipping Container

More and more companies are looking for economical ways to acquire additional storage without having to construct another building or lock themselves into a long term lease.  So what are the alternatives?  Shipping containers can be the answer. Used Shipping...

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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.