Modified Containers – The Possibilities Are Endless
Shipping containers were originally designed to transport goods and livestock around the world, though an increase in availability of low cost second hand shipping containers has seen the advent of modified containers for hundreds of unique uses. Modified containers are shipping containers that have undergone alteration to suit any number of specific needs. We’ve seen shipping containers used not only for common uses such as storage and transport, but also for more custom uses such as workspaces, offices, gun safes, vaults, flammable goods storage, spare rooms, sheds or large sized refrigerators.
Our custom workshop gives Gateway Container Sales and hire the ability to modify both new and used containers to suit almost any need you might have. Recently we’ve modified shipping containers in the following ways:
Split Storage Areas using modified containers
Shipping containers are great places to store your products and stuff, but simply chucking stuff in the corner of a container is hardly an organised way of storing things. Before you know it you’ll find that simply throwing items into another spare room will result in more disorganisation than before you started to move things. Gateway Container Sales and Hire has extensive experience in creating modified containers with two or more rooms, creating a split storage area allowing you to utilise your valuable storage space even more effectively with multiple storage options in a single shipping container.
Air Conditioning and Electrical Wiring
We all know how hot it can get in Australia, and if you have people regularly using or working inside your containers then you will need to install air conditioning and electrical wiring. Our qualified technicians will install both air conditioning and electrical components to code ensuring that your modified containers are kept cool in summer, are able to power all of your equipment, as well as being safe and fulfilling all legal requirements.
High Capacity, Safe & Secure Gun Safes
Australian firearms regulations restrict gun usage and ownership with different rules at a state and federal level. All responsible firearms owners are aware of how important it is to have a safe, secure and appropriate location to store your guns and ammunition. Modified containers are a perfect solution, Gateway Container Sales & Hire are experienced in creating safe, strong firearms safe that are built in accordance with Australia’s firearms legislation.
Glass Sliding Doors and Personnel Access Doors
If you are using your shipping container as a workspace or spare room you are going to want easy access and clear sources of natural light. Modified containers with glass sliding doors are available in a variety of custom configurations for additional light and ease of access. Personnel access doors are appropriate for a variety of different applications, with options including flush fit doors with deadlocks, heavy duty doors with deadlocks and heavy duty doors with push bars.
These are just some of the myriad of ways that the Gateway Container Sales & hire team can create modified containers for your individual requirements. Other modifications have included workbenches, windows and insulation, whirlybird vents and skylights or even creating refrigerated vessels, livestock carriers and flammable goods storage.
Contact our team to discuss how we can modify containers to suit your requirements and check out gallery of modifications for more inspiration on how a modified container can add value to your business.