Modification of the Month: Shipping Container Converted To Self Storage Unit
Welcome to the modification of the month with Gateway Containers. At Gateway Containers we have hundreds of shipping containers for sale; including general purpose, refrigerated and all types of non standard containers. We also specialise in creating the perfect shipping container storage solutions for our customers.
May of 2021 was an exciting month for us. Our workshop completed numerous modifications — one of which was for a storage unit, in order for our customer to house their equipment.
We were very happy to see the final product fulfilling our customer’s needs!
Modified shipping container self storage unit
A customer came to us with a common problem we see today. More and more people have started working from home or spending more time indoors due to the COVID19 Pandemic and various lockdowns/restrictions.
As people build home offices, this has increased the need for storage as garages are quickly filling up with various odds and ends.
Our customer had seen other people making use of shipping containers and had been considering the purchase of one. They were interested in modifying one so that it could be used as a shipping container storage unit.
Our customer selected a 20 ft General Purpose A-Grade shipping container in great condition as the perfect solution to their storage problem. Our team freshly painted the container exterior blue, as per to our customer’s wishes.
But, we didn’t stop there. We then started fitting out the interior of the shipping container with accessories to help our customer make the most of the space. We installed 5.4m of 3-tier 600mm deep 1200kg rated adjustable shelving – a personal organisers’ dream!
After popping in a whirlybird and vents package, we managed to create a lot of airflow. Finally, the customer requested a custom fabricated lockable cage suspended from the roof with bi-fold doors. And, of course, our team delivered to specs and on time!
Our team enjoyed the challenge of working on this project and we can’t wait to see the shipping container be put to use!
The pros of building a shipping container storage unit
There are so many benefits when it comes to modifying a shipping container for storage. While it is important to find the best solution for your space and needs, a shipping container storage unit is an easy and accessible way to store all kinds of items.
You are able to modify a shipping container unit as you see fit, which means that you can use your imagination and not have limitations for your storage needs.
There are plenty of advantages to using a shipping container for storage
Shipping container storage solutions are more cost-effective than building a storage unit from scratch. The core structure is already there, it just needs to be converted into whatever you need.
We always offer competitive prices on our shipping containers for sale and hire. Depending on your delivery location and access requirements, we can also organise shipping.
Our team are experts in shipping container conversion. Shipping containers are known for their structural integrity, and our containers for sale are all high quality. Our expert team will be able to suggest design modification ideas, as well as help you flesh out your own.
Secure, lockable unit
Anything from knives to heavy-duty power tools can be stored in a shipping container securely (within reason). This means you won’t have to worry about thieves getting access to your stuff. Shipping containers are also water tight, keeping your goods dry and secure.
Shipping containers are often made with recycled products, making them an environmentally friendly solution. Instead of sitting on a dock or heading to a rubbish dump they can be given a new lease of life. That’s a win for you and a win for the planet.
You can convert shipping containers to your exact requirements by choosing a custom paint scheme, adding ventilation, or access doors and windows. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time inside it, then think about insulation and plumbing. Wanting to store personal items inside it? It’s time to look into security options.
Gateway shipping container conversions
If you’re struggling to know where to start with your desired shipping container project or want an idea of our range of shipping container prices (trust us, we have very competitive prices based on the fantastic condition of our container stock), feel free to contact our expert sales team of containerologists on 07 3348 6463. You’ll get friendly service and free advice so you can get your project underway.
Alternatively, you can fill out a quote form on our website, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.