Storage Containers – Providing a Ready Made Home
Storage containers are a part of one of the hottest trends in architecture at present and makes use of recycled building materials. Storage containers are in demand and sales are booming with the containers being used for home construction and storage. Those big metal boxes that you see piled up at docks and storage yards near airports around the world are being put to good use.
Storage containers have used shipping containers available to the public for whatever use they have in mind. Initially the containers were used for one of two reasons: the big 40 foot and 20 foot containers were put to use as emergency housing following natural disasters or they were used by avant garde ultra modernists. These days they have become one of the most innovative new trends in housing and are beginning to move well and truly into the mainstream.
Advantages of Storage Containers for Housing:
- Makes use of recycled materials: By using the shipping containers you are saving trees from being cut down for building materials.
- Strength: Shipping containers are extremely strong, in fact they are among the strongest constructions you can find making them a great building material for earthquake or tropical storm zones.
- Price: Shipping containers are a very affordable choice for construction and are often much cheaper than using other building materials; usually they cost around 20 per cent less than a traditional construction.
- Speed: because they are already fabricated, constructing homes using shipping containers can be up to 40 per cent faster.
As construction with these materials becomes more widespread, local councils are also making building permits using the containers much easier to obtain. Used sea containers can be found are increasingly being used in residences to meet everyday folks’ storage needs too. Storage containers sales are part of the worldwide trend and, as such, prices are falling, making sea containers well and truly the way of the future when it comes to home construction.
Contact us now to discuss how you can utilise used shipping containers as a construction material in your next home or office project!