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Avoiding Distaster: 7 Common Shipping Container Building Mistakes And How To Prevent Them

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Time and time again we say that shipping containers make an ideal building block for constructing new homes and offices. While this is true, there are always pitfalls and shortcomings of any building method or construction material. All too often people jump into shipping container projects without doing the proper research beforehand, and can run…

15 Great Spare Room Ideas That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

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Shipping containers are an ideal way to build a new spare room for your house quickly, cheaply and effectively. You can either modify one yourself if you are into DIY or take a pre-built container “cabin” and repurpose it to your hearts content. By taking a 20 or 40 foot container, adding access doors, windows,…

The GCS Guide to Purchasing Your First Shipping Container

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New and used shipping containers are ideal solutions for temporary or long term storage, mobile offices, temporary buildings or even the basic building blocks for container homes. But with so many options, grades and shipping container modifications available, it’s incredibly easy to get confused and not know where to start. Gateway Container Sales & Hire…

Converted Shipping Containers – Why Do They Make Unique Homes?

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Converted shipping containers are taking the housing market by storm. Using their design ingenuity, architects are turning used shipping containers into efficient, flexible and affordable green buildings. These buildings range from houses and small home offices, to vacation homes and spare rooms. In the past used steel shipping containers were normally abandoned at shipyards, sometimes sitting…

Shipping Container Conversions – 7 Steps To Make Your Dream Home

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Modern, green architecture has evolved into using alternative methods and structures rarely thought of as suitable living quarters before. Many people are now looking at shipping container conversions as a way of building modern, eco-friendly homes. Twenty or forty feet long, eight feet wide, and about eight feet high in general, shipping container conversions can…