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The Ultimate Guide to Modified Shipping Containers

by | Jul 21, 2021

If you are looking for a place to store some personal belongings, whether it is furniture, books, or any gadgets from your home or office, modified shipping containers are a great solution. They are made of stainless steel and are very durable, so they can withstand extreme weather conditions and you can be sure that your goods will come out of these containers in just the same condition you left them in.

Depending on your preferences, you can buy or rent one of these for storage. 

Shipping containers can be customised to meet your needs from indoor and outdoor settings. Here are some features that modified shipping containers can include. 

 

Side Door Access 

There are a variety of doors that can be installed at your request, and a side door is a popular option. The extra door can be flush with the container walls or positioned the way you require. Glass sliding doors are a particularly popular choice, especially for container homes, while roller doors or roller shutters are perfect for inside your container. This way, if you’re using the container as a workshop or a storage space for vehicles, you will have easier access. Side doors with double and single openings are ideal for containers that are used as accommodation or sheds.

 

Spinning Roof Vent 

Ventilation is always an important consideration for shipping containers, especially in areas prone to excessive heat, foul odours, condensation and humidity. In these cases, it’s particularly common for container owners to request vents. Whirlybird spinning vents or rotating vents can be placed anywhere on the cargo containers roofline. There are also different-sized wall vents that sit flush with the container walls when installed, and, importantly, they are all waterproof.

 

Window and Security Screen

Many people rent or buy shipping containers for offices, storerooms, or lodging use, and in these cases, windows are necessary to add some extra lighting and ventilation. Any of the container walls can be fitted with a choice of windows, as well as a range of security screens, bars, or lockable steel covering flaps for enhanced security. 

 

Shelving For Shipping Containers

One of the reasons why people rent shipping containers is because they need additional storage or storerooms, and shelves are a great way to enhance the usage of space. You can get shelves in a range of different materials and heights, including fully adjustable options. They come in different materials, but the wooden ones are the most popular and it looks great for most purposes.

 

Lock Box 

When it comes to safety, we cannot forget lock boxes. All shipping containers have the in-built capacity to be padlocked, but unfortunately, the padlock is typically exposed and visible, and therefore, easily removed. For extra security, you’ll need a lock box. This two-part locking system includes two components, one of which is connected to each door while the other overlaps after the doors are closed. This way, the padlock on the container can be shielded from bolt cutters.

 

High-Security Locks 

Let’s talk a little bit more about security. Everyone wants their personal belongings to stay safe and secure, and when it comes to shipping containers, there is a way to ensure that. These locks with a high level of security are designed exclusively for use with the lock boxes. There is a vertical pin that readily pulls up through the door’s locking lug, allowing quick and easy locking and unlocking. Plus, each lock comes with four keys, so you can leave them in different locations for extra security and peace of mind. 

If you are wondering which type of container to choose or want some additional features, you can contact shipping container professionals for a quick, high-class service. We can handle everything from the perfect colour for your unit to the power and light installation process!