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What Size Container Do I need?

What Size Container Do I need?

Different sized containers serve different purposes. Many of our customer ask the question What size container do I need? So before you buy or hire your own, sure you are well informed.   20ft Containers The internal dimensions of a 20ft container are of 2.39m x 2.35m x 5.89m, therefore it can hold almost 33 cubic metres of air. That is approximately the space taken up by 22 sofas. This type of container can usually load around 19 tonnes. 40ft Containers The internal dimensions of a 40ft container are of 2.39m x 2.35m x 12.0m, which means it can hold up to 67 cubic metres. This is equivalent to the space needed to fit 45 sofas. This container can load around 30 tonnes. 40ft High Cube Containers This container is as long as the 40ft standard container but it is a foot taller. Its internal dimensions are 2.69m x 2.35m x 12.0m, and it can hold almost 75 cubic metres of air. That is the same as the volume of 50 sofas. High cube containers can load as much weight as a 40ft container can stand, 30... read more
7 Amazing Shipping Container Homes

7 Amazing Shipping Container Homes

When it comes to versatility nothing can compare to shipping containers. We’ve seen shipping container homes popping up everywhere in the world and we want more! Converting shipping containers into living areas is becoming more and more popular and with good reason. This option helps the environment by giving these structures a new use and therefore reducing the surplus of shipping containers that just sit about unused. Steel containers are a practical and affordable option for every budget. They are built to resist the violent weather at sea so they can be used almost everywhere and they are also fireproof. The industrial appereance of the steel combined with the usual items found in a home create modern and unique contrast that we love. From modest house extensions to luxury homes, the possibilities of container housing are infinite. These are some of our favourites:   1) Shipping Container Guest House Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA Architects: Poteet Architects Project Year: 2010     2) Containers of Hope Location: San Jose, Costa Rica Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Project Year: 2011 3) Keetwonen Student Housing Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Architects: Tempohousing Project Year: 2006 4) Container Skyscraper Location: Dharavi, Mumbai, India Architects: GA Design Consultants Project Year: 2015 5) The Savannah Project Location:  Savannah, Georgia, USA Architects: Julio Garcia, Price Street Projects Project Year: 2012-2013 6) Livingston Manor Location: New York, USA Architects: Tim Steele Design Project Year: 2006 7) Four-cornered Villa Location: Virrat, Finland Architects: Avanto Architects Project Year:... read more