Portable Steel Storage & Shipping Containers FAQ If we haven't answered your question here, let us know We're often asked the questions we've listed below, and you'll find the information by clicking on a question that interests you. If you need an answer that we haven't already provided, please contact us… Click on a question… click "Back to FAQ" to return to this page How strong are Pac-Van portable storage containers? How strong are Pac-Van portable storage containers? Very. 14-gauge corrugated steel sides. 14G steel roof. 14G steel cam-locking double doors. 1-1/8" thick marine wood floors. How much space is needed for delivery? A 20' storage container needs approx. 75' of straight clearance. How do you deliver a portable storage container? Pac-Van, Inc. can deliver your container to you via a tilt-bed truck if you would prefer us to unload it at the desired location. Is there any site preparation necessary? The only thing to be concerned about is that the surface is fairly level, smooth, and firm. We can move the container for you.
Modular Housing Components Designed for Containers; Plans, Roofs, Footings, Floors, Cladding, Pre-fab Building a Container House bobvila.com - Steel shipping containers can be converted to strong, safe, comfortable and eco-friendly housing in just 90 days Converting Shipping Containers for Housing Bartlett Park Shipping Container Home bobvila.com - several videos, see "Playlist" containerbay Selected projects utilizing shipping containers. Amazing Homes and Offices Built from Shipping Containers HyBrid Architecture Residential Design, Unique Home Design, Fernwood Victoria B.C. Zigloo is a residential design studio in Fernwood Village, Victoria, BC, owned by Keith Dewey design | Building Green TV SG Blocks Container House - Made of Shipping Containers | Interior Design, Decorating, Furniture, Architecture, Home & House Design Magazine The largest conference and expo on green innovation, West Coast Green, just started off yesterday and we already have the scoop with a great house dedicated Shipping Container Homes by Container City | Prefabricated Modular Homes Containerist.com Container Houses
Shipping Container Homes - Home Design Software | Interior Design Software | Kitchen Design Software | CAD Software | House Plans Software | Landscape Software | 2D & 3D Shipping Container Homes | By victor | Category: Samples and Demo Models The interest in converting old Shipping Containers into real world homes is exploding. Following a discussion with a Architect friend about the application of our Home Design Software to this design niche I was rather surprised by just how many people are researching and interested in Shipping Container Homes and Container House Design. A few years ago we created an add on module for our Home Design Software for the task of visualization of Shipping Container Modules in the Built Environment, now I am more aware of just how many people are interested in this area I have decided to make those library modules into a public release of our Home Software. If you are interested in Shipping Container Design you might be interested in these two design resources that I came across in my research. The first is a book called Intermodal Shipping Container Small Steel Buildings which is quite mouth full but its a good resource.
8 eye-catching shipping container homes: A new kind of living Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks Cubic Inspirations- ISBU Shipping Container Designs and Plans Cubic Inspirations- Exclusive from ISBU-Info.org is a permanent new weekly feature Our exclusive new Designs, Floor Plans, and Architectures that will inspire you to jump into the ISBU trend. They will include various designs of prefabs, homes, cabins, apartments, offices, and, business pods. Realistic 1,2,3,4 and 5 bedroom designs you will be proud to buy, build, own, or sell and profit. The new ISBU trend that can put $$$ in the bank...._______________________________________________________________________________ Cubic Inspirations- Part 1: Decorating The Box The biggest complaint most people have with shipping container homes is that they look like shipping containers.... Over the next few days ISBU Association will show you how to make the transition from "rusty to respectable". STEP 1- Choosing a good quality used shipping container that will soon become an ISBU module for your construction project.
Shipping container architecture A temporary bank branch built from shipping containers in Germany Shipping container architecture is a form of architecture using steel intermodal containers (shipping containers) as structural element, because of their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low expense. Advantages Strength and durability Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. Modular All shipping containers are made to standard measurements and as such they provide modular elements that can be combined into larger structures. Labor The welding and cutting of steel is considered to be specialized labor and can increase construction expenses, yet overall it is still lower than conventional construction. Transport Pre-fabricated modules can also be easily transported by ship, truck or rail, because they already conform to standard shipping sizes. Availability Used shipping containers are available across the globe. Expense Disadvantages Temperature Humidity Construction site Solvents
Kathy Tafel - KTainer With partners, I own land in a remote part of California. It has wild beauty, and some need of environmental restoration. Our first years there were spent in basic infrastructure such as water and road. Challenge Create a livable structure that I make with mostly my labor, accomplishable in a remote location. Considerations Waste Everything must be carried out or disposed of onsite. Erosion There is a winter stream 100 feet from the site. Atmosphere The temperature can go below freezing in winter and reach 115° in summer, with generally a 40-50° temperature swing during the day. Expansion I did not want to have a structure that I would outgrow and then need to upgrade. Time Had the luxury of spending some months focusing on project, but wanted all future projects to be doable in a weekend between work. Money I did not want to spend more than you would on an RV, for two reasons. Thought I do not like correcting my mistakes. Aesthetic I wanted the house to be modern, but cozy. Material Armageddon
SustainableSources.com: Shipping Container Housing « Shipping Container Housing Blog : Living Inside the Box: Creative Eco-Friendly Design Using Shipping Containers Most of us have seen a tower of shipping containers at least once in our life. Throughout the US there are over 700,000 abandoned shipping containers. As the US moves away from being a manufacturing economy, we receive many more of these containers than we use to export goods, creating a surplus of containers that, well, don’t contain anything. As the world scrambles for ways to become greener, people are looking for ideas for recycling these old containers, and putting them to some good use. The most popular type of shipping container construction is modular construction. People are also looking to shipping containers to solve problems of world housing. Not only is shipping container construction incredibly environmentally friendly, it can also be used for emergency relief. Shipping container construction is the new craze in modern architecture.