The Benefits of Container Workshops
9th February 2022
Converted shipping containers make perfect workshops. Designed to transport cargo by sea, they are robust, wind and water tight, and secure. All of which are necessary features for a functional workshop building. What makes converted units unique is that they are flexible in design. With bespoke modifications, you can adapt your unit to work exactly […]
How To Improve the Life Expectancy Of A Container
Shipping containers are built to withstand years of transporting cargo across the sea. With their intended purpose in mind, they are naturally robust, durable, and have a long lifespan. On average, a shipping unit should last in excess of 30 years. A used unit lasts around 10-12 years at sea where it will be loaded […]
Benefits Of Converting Containers Into Offices
Investing in a dedicated office space is a milestone step for any business, and finding the perfect space that suits your needs can be a tricky task. Not only does an office need to have a functional layout, but ideally also be versatile and adapt as the business grows. A bricks and mortar property can […]
Using A Container For Dangerous Goods Storage
If you’re storing dangerous or hazardous goods, you must comply with COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations. This is to prevent or reduce exposure to potentially harmful substances. One way to safely store dangerous materials is inside a converted unit. Modified shipping units are strong and durable which makes them ideal storage units […]
How Renting A Unit Provides Flexibility To Your Workplace
If you need flexibility in your workplace, a temporary unit could prove a welcome addition to your business. Finding a flexible solution to adapt space within your business may feel like an overwhelming task, but there are plenty of options available to you. Containerised units, for example, are a simple way to add flexibility to […]
Creating A Ticket Booth Out Of A Container
Ticket booths, or box offices, are buildings where customers can buy tickets for admission to an event, trade show, or attraction. Ticket booths must be functional and accessible to ensure customers are efficiently served. It’s also beneficial for a ticket booth to be eye-catching for marketing and overall visibility. A shipping unit can be the […]
Can I Soundproof My Unit?
Industrial equipment generally produces a great amount of heat and excess noise. Some sites must comply with specified noise levels, meaning that any machinery on site must not create an excessive amount of noise – a problem that occurs frequently with industrial equipment. Standard units are frequently used to house engineering machinery, however, they offer […]
How To Convert Units Into Data Centres
As more people rely on the digital world in their everyday lives, data centres are becoming more important. Data centres play an integral role to the digital efficiency of a business. Companies that use data centres will have less risk of down time and a reliable digital service. Delays in transmitting digital data can have […]
Accessibility Options For Our Units
Whether it’s for stockpiling or extra workspace, many businesses rely on our units to offer storage solutions. As the business grows, it makes sense to adapt your unit for easier access. This could be for a range of reasons, from making it easier for people to come in and out day to day, to creating […]
How Many Pallets Fit In My Unit?
Inventory and stock management is a vital process within a business. You may find that you need to stockpile items ahead of time to ensure you have enough product to fulfil customer orders, for example before Christmas or Black Friday. It’s vital that stock is stored both safely and efficiently. Storing Pallets Initially designed to […]
What Is Corten Steel?
You may have noticed that shipping units are almost always made of corten steel. Corten is a weathering steel, and is generically recognised worldwide by its branded trademark name, COR-TEN steel. The steel uses a chemical composition that oxidises over time to create its own protective film instead of corroding or rusting. It’s often used […]
Ways To Ensure Social Distancing
Despite restrictions lifting following the covid-19 pandemic, social distancing will still play an important part of keeping everyone safe. Understandably, businesses will be looking for ways to create space for social distancing in the ‘new normal’, and our units can be the perfect solution for creating space that allows social distancing with clever container CAD […]
How To Store Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment designed to keep people safe from health and safety risks. PPE includes everything from helmets, goggles, and protective boots. In response to the covid-19 pandemic, many people have been using facemasks as PPE to protect them from passing and inhaling airborne germs and viruses. It’s important for businesses to […]
Unique Uses For Converted Units
When talking about freight units, most people picture a large steel box used for transporting cargo. Whilst this is true, given the structural stability and versatility, a module can be converted for many different uses. Thinking Outside The (Metal) Box Our units provide a ‘blank canvas’ for a wide range of projects in various industries […]
Building A Garden Bar
The outdoor drinks and dining experience is an ever-growing trend. Following the covid-19 pandemic, people are much happier to wine and dine outside. Enjoying a drink outdoors means you can socialise safely in a well-ventilated area. This in turn gives customers peace of mind as it minimises the risk of exposure to viruses. As people […]
The Best “Pop-Up” Retail Parks In The UK
There has been a boom in the popularity of industrial design and architecture in the last few years. As a result of this, cargo box retail parks are appearing in popular locations across the UK. These retail parks offer affordable units to independent businesses. They also provide a quirky destination for people to shop, eat, […]
Everything You Need To Know About CSC Plates
A CSC plate is placed on every ISO container at the time of manufacture. The CSC plate is a standardised, small metal plate that is fixed to the doors and shows whether the unit is permitted for international export. The plate has an expiry date (5 years from the date of manufacture for single trip […]
How To Design A Bird Hide
Thinking about building a bird hide? There are many factors you need to consider when building a bird or nature hide. Bird hides need to blend into the natural environment so the wildlife isn’t disturbed during observation and they also need to be durable and resistant to all weathers. One solution to creating a functional […]
Things To Look For When Buying Used
A used cargo container is a unit that has been used multiple times to ship goods between different countries. Whether you are using it for storage, shipping or conversion, there are things to look for to make sure your purchase is completely up to scratch. Key Questions To Ask When Buying Second-Hand It goes without […]
How To Optimise Your Hire For Your Application
Looking for a short-term storage solution but don’t want to commit to purchasing storage? Hiring cargo unit could be the perfect solution! To make the most of your hire, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right features. With so many options for accessories and modifications, choosing the best unit for your application […]
The New “Normal” – How Did Covid Shape Working From Home?
The covid-19 outbreak has completely transformed the way we live our lives, right down to the way we work. Many employees began working from home to limit contact and stop the virus spreading. Now over a year from the first lockdown, remote and flexible working has become the new “normal”. The pandemic has undoubtedly justified […]
Converting Units Into Ablution Blocks
Creating a functional ablution block, or welfare unit, is a necessity on sites where people visit or work for a length of time. One method to building a cost-effective, but long-term, solution is to convert a shipping unit into a working sanitary unit. What Is An Ablution Block? An ablution block is a communal washroom […]
The Global Reach of Cargo Units: Applications Overseas
Cargo units were designed and built to transport their cargo around the world, on cargo ships, on lorries, and on trains. The idea behind them was to be able to easily move multiple elements in bulk, facilitating the easy transition between different modes of transport. This has meant that they have been built to be […]
Turning Your Unit into A Laboratory Research Facility
There are many reasons why converting cargo boxes into laboratory research facilities can be an effective solution for your needs. It may be, for example, that you are researching into climate change and need a facility that is mobile or can be put in remote locations. It might be that you are trying to develop […]
Creating A Robust Wine Cellar for Your Home
Regardless of whether you’re a serious wine investor looking for suitable storage for your prized bottle of Chateau Lafite, or just a fan of a glass (or a bottle) of wine who is looking for somewhere to keep your stash, finding the right place to store your wine is important. The conditions of the place […]
Key Considerations When Selecting A Unit for Chemical Storage
Many industries in the UK need to store chemicals of one form or another. Whether you are working in agriculture, manufacturing, the automotive industry, or chemical defence to name but a few, there will be substances that need to be stored properly, responsibly, and well-protected. Finding the most appropriate place to store these chemicals is […]
Tackling Homelessness with Shipping Units
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK. The number of people without a permanent home is rising due to many factors including higher house prices and financial strains – made worse by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding solutions to this rise in homelessness involves several different approaches, but one of the solutions […]
Converting A Storage Box into A Hair Salon
With bespoke conversions becoming increasingly popular in the world today, we are seeing everything from plant rooms to exhibition stands, to modular accommodation units. So, when the question of whether you can create a hair salon arises, the answer is a resounding, “why not?”. There are a number of reasons why buying a cargo unit […]
Using A Cargo Unit This Festival Season
Great British festivals are probably most well known for their wide-ranging collection of attractions and, quite frankly, bad weather. But the key to the smooth running of a good festival is often a plethora of humble shipping unit. They can be used at festivals for everything from pop-up stages to bars, to equipment storage facilities […]
Kickstarting Your Catering Business with A Food Truck
Have you always seen yourself as the next Jamie Oliver? Maybe fancied your hand at cooking your favourite food for a living? If you think that you would be a great chef and are looking to go out on your own in business, then a food truck could be the perfect idea for you. Buy […]
How To Maximise The Storage Space In Your Hire
Cargo units are being used in a wide range of different ways, from creating modular classrooms to designer homes and everything in between. However, they were originally designed and created to be used to store and carry cargo – from sending products around the world to delivering personal belongings when moving to a new house. […]
A Guide to Welfare Unit Conversions
It is not always possible for every place to have a permanent welfare unit. This is especially the case if you in a location temporarily. Perhaps a building site, music festival, film location, or wedding venue. You could also need a welfare unit at a school or sports club. A welfare unit will normally consist […]
A Breakdown of CAD & How It Aids The Conversion Process
We often hear about how engineering and architectural projects use CAD – computer-aided design – to help with product and building design. It involves the use of computers and design software to help with the design and analysis of creations. CAD technology can help to optimise and modify a creation easily and quickly, as well […]
How A Side Opening Unit Can Benefit Your Business
Side opening units have multiple benefits for businesses. As the name suggests, a side opening unit is a specialist box that features cargo doors that open on the longest side of the unit. They are frequently used to transport large items that are difficult to fit through a standard door. Given the wider access point, […]
The Role Of Shipping Units In Fire Training
Cargo units can play an important role in fire training exercises. These units provide fire fighting trainers with a practical and cost-effective solution that enables them to replicate realistic emergency scenarios inside a controlled environment. Using items such as ladders, smoke replication machines, and specialist fire doors, units can be adapted both internally and externally […]
Preparing Your Business for Events Season
As we come into events season, it is likely that we will be seeing more and more events being held outside than usual. If you have an events company, now is the time to be gearing up, getting the staff, equipment, and other plans in place to ensure that you can maximise the season and […]
The Evolution of Eco-friendly Housing: A Look Through Time
For many people, the concept of eco-friendly housing is a new concept. It seems that it is only in the past few years that concern over the environmental impact of our housing has become more mainstream. In today’s society in the UK, we are seeing more and more people looking to live in a ‘greener’ […]
Shipping Container vs Shed
Most people who have some outside space where they live will have maintenance equipment that they want to store. You might have a bike, flowerpots, summer garden toys, paddling pools – a whole host of things that ideally would not be stored inside your home. Traditionally, people have used a wooden garden shed to store […]
How Storage Units Are Revolutionising Farming
Getting the balance of the world population and the amount of food that needs to be produced is tricky – and, frankly, one that we haven’t got right yet. With a growing population, a greater need for housing, it is becoming more and more difficult to produce enough food to keep us all going. Whereas […]
Designing an Exhibition Stand for Your Business
If you are planning on having a stand at an exhibition or a trade fair you are almost certainly there to drum up more support for your business. Whether the aim is to generate more leads, launch a new product, sell products, or just make your business more visible, the key to exhibition success is […]
How to Move a Shipping Container Without a Crane
Whether you are looking to buy a container for personal or business storage, or to convert a unit into a construction to use or live in, there are many benefits to using a cargo unit. However, one factor that always needs to be considered is how it is going to get to the site where […]
Using CAD to Design a Plant Room
If you are looking to convert a standard unit into anything from a modular unit to a bespoke restaurant, it can be difficult for the client to visualise it. It can also be useful for the designers to understand exactly how it will function and flow. For this reason, computer-aided design technology is used by […]
Can you Use a Container as a Plant Room?
For many businesses, a plant room is a vital part of their operations. Whether it is somewhere that looks after their server and IT equipment, battery storage, air ventilation systems, or water treatment systems, having somewhere to house this equipment and machinery is essential. Plant rooms can be noisy, and many businesses try to keep […]
Buildings of The Future: Innovative Container Designs
We have recently seen a great rise in the number of buildings that are being created using storage boxes. There are many reasons why more and more people are looking to convert the metal box, originally designed for the unglamorous task of carrying cargo on ships and lorries around the world, to become a stunning, […]
Building A Dark Room Out of Your Unit
There’s a certain kind of magic about taking your own photographs and then processing the film to see the image recreated onto a piece of paper – an experience that we don’t get by snapping some pictures on a smartphone. Of course, all kinds of photo processes have their merits, but the traditional art of […]
Everything You Need To Know About Timber Cladding
If you want to change the appearance of your new or used unit, then you can switch up the exterior with timber cladding. There are a lot of benefits to using this kind of cladding, so check out this article for everything you need to know about it! Appearance One of the top benefits of […]
Converting Your Unit Into A Home Garage
Adding a garage to your property might seem expensive, but with a storage unit this can be a simple process. Whether you want to store a classic car or work on your regular car, a converted garage might be the answer. Accessing the Garage One of the first things you’ll want to think about is […]
How to Ship a Car Overseas
If you are planning on transporting your car overseas there are a few logistics that will need to be figured out that make the most sense for your move and your budget. And while shipping a car internationally isn’t cheap, it can still be more cost-effective than buying a car at your new destination. There […]
How Freight Units Have Impacted The Food Industry
Freight units have had a massive impact on the food industry on a global scale. Transporting food in storage units is the most common and efficient way to globally transport consumable products. The amount and the types of food that could be transported drastically increased with the introduction of freight containers. The use of these […]
Hiring A Unit For Events: What You Need To Know
Customised bespoke conversions are a unique and contemporary way to host an unforgettable event. As well as being aesthetically appealing, event conversions are also an incredibly practical option for an event as they are durable, secure, and weatherproof. When you buy a unit, there are a number of customisation options available to create a unit […]
Creating A Gym Space At Home
Even in the tiniest of spaces, you can create a gym space that will help you to meet your fitness goals without spending a fortune or taking up too much time. A well-designed gym space will not only encourage you to work out more often but it will also encourage you to maximize your effort […]
A Guide to Regulations and Licenses for Bespoke Conversions
Investing in a bespoke conversion offers many benefits for businesses and therefore, has become a highly popular choice for many business owners. Bespoke conversions are an affordable and eco‐friendly building option, and they allow for unique, functional, and stylish spaces to easily be created. They are highly accessible and can be installed and converted quickly. […]
What Foundations Should my Storage Unit Have?
One of the major advantages of cargo units is that they are mobile and can easily be moved to a new location. If you plan on moving your unit regularly, then it is unlikely that you will need to create a new foundation each time. You simply need to ensure that your box is placed […]
What are the Most Suitable Uses for Each Size of Container?
Freight boxes are versatile structures that have a wide range of transportation and storage uses. They can also be converted into bespoke buildings such as offices, homes and temporary businesses. Shipping units come in different designs and sizes to suit a variety of applications. The right unit for you will depend on your intended use, […]
Protecting Your Investment: Ways to Prevent Sweating
There are plenty of great reasons to buy a storage box. They are a practical and affordable storage solution and also provide the ideal basis for conversion projects like pop-up offices and homes. They are extremely durable and require minimal maintenance, but there are a couple of challenges that you should be aware of. One […]
Merging Units: What You Need To Know
These days, steel units are used in a wide range of applications including shipping, storage and conversions. Merging boxes can help you maximise space, reduce costs and customise your structure to match your exact requirements. With that in mind, here are the key things you should know about merging shipping units. Benefits of merging units […]
How do you Attach a Roof to a Container?
Pop-up homes have soared in popularity in recent years – and for good reason! Our units can offer a stylish, budget-friendly and sustainable living space for you and your family. Recycling an unused unit is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint and save money on housing costs. Bespoke conversion services allow you to […]
Bespoke Conversions: The Sky’s The Limit
Storage units revolutionised the transportation of goods and provided a secure way for cargo to be moved across the globe. They have been used for many years, but did you know that they can be utilised in various applications beyond just transportation and storage? Recently, individuals and businesses have been converting boxes into a diverse […]
Are Containers Affected by Condensation?
Freight units are extremely versatile and are used to store and transport countless tonnes of cargo around the world each year. They can also provide the perfect basis for a broad variety of conversion projects. Buying a container is a smart investment as they are one of the most durable and secure structures on the […]
Are Container Homes Legal Worldwide?
There are thousands of cargo units in the world today and many of these are currently unused and collecting dust. In recent years, old units have been converted into custom-made homes that benefit from being eco-friendly, functional and cost-effective. Converted homes can help solve housing shortages and provide affordable living solutions for families across the […]
What Kind of Paint is Best On a Cargo Unit?
Cargo units can start to show signs of wear over time, especially when they are being used to transport heavy cargo over long distances. Giving your unit a fresh coat of paint is a quick and effective way to revitalise it and give it a new appearance. Or, perhaps you are using them in a […]
Should I Rent or Purchase a Shipping Container?
Shipping containers can be used in a large array of transport and storage applications. Containers can also be converted into bespoke structures like eco-friendly homes and cost-effective office space. When it comes to acquiring a shipping container, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to purchase or rent a container. Both […]
Selecting A Location For Your Container: Key Considerations
Storage units are exceptionally useful and can be utilised in a broad range of applications. In many cases, these are used to transport heavy cargo over long distances. They are made from heavy-duty materials and built to be extremely durable and secure. This makes them the ideal storage solution when transporting goods and products. Many […]
How Can I Personalise My Rental?
Hiring a cargo unit is ideal when you require short term storage. For instance, if you are hosting a one-off event like a festival or are managing a construction site and need a secure location to store tools and equipment. Our rental service allows you to hire on a short-term or long-term basis. Then, you […]
What Are Container Floors Made Of?
Cargo units are largely considered to be one of the most well-built and durable structures in the world. They are usually constructed from corrugated steel, which is one of the strongest metals on earth. The flooring of these units must be extremely strong to safely withstand heavy loads. For instance, a 20ft unit can weigh […]
Renting Storage For Your Business: A Breakdown
Cargo units can be used for various shipping and storage applications. In many cases, they are used to transport heavy goods conveniently and safely from one location to another – or used to store goods securely on site. Although traditionally used for storage and shipping, in recent years, increasing numbers of businesses have been converting […]
How Much Impact Can a Container Withstand?
Freight units have revolutionised the way that cargo is transported around the world. They are made from corrugated steel and built to be extremely durable and long-lasting. This means that they can be used to transport large volumes of goods securely while withstanding harsh weather conditions associated with sea travel and long-haul transport. Along with […]
How are Shipping Containers Made?
You’ve most likely seen containers on building sites or being transported on lorries, ships or trains. They are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide variety of storage and shipping applications. Conversions are also becoming extremely popular, with many individuals and businesses transforming old units into affordable and eco-friendly buildings. Freight boxes are […]
Can I Use a Container as a Shed?
You have most likely seen cargo boxes being used to transport goods on lorries, ships or trains. Although commonly used for shipping, they can be used for much more than just transporting cargo. Nowadays, they are utilised in a huge range of applications and bespoke conversions are becoming increasingly popular. These structures benefit from being […]
Why Shipping Containers are the new AirBnB Sensation
We have become used to expecting weird and wonderful accommodation offerings on Airbnb, but something that is becoming increasingly popular on the site is the stunning converted shipping containers. These are perfect for those who have some space and are looking to add rentable accommodation through Airbnb. Converted units are small enough to fit in […]
Why Freelance Consultants Need a Container
The trials and tribulations of working from home are something that many people will be familiar with, especially after the past few months. But for freelance consultants, this is just everyday life. Finding a quiet place to work, where you can cut out the day-to-day family life and concentrate on your work – and, of […]
When Did Containers Arrive in the UK?
Shipping containers can be used for many things, from being converted to a building site office to the storage of water treatment systems. But shipping units were actually originally designed (unsurprisingly) for transporting cargo around the world. The unique design of a container means that they are able to be stacked neatly, saving space on […]
The Most Suitable Shipping Container for your Makeshift Conservatory
Being able to incorporate some outside space into the inside of our homes is something that many people dream of. A great way to do this is through the addition of a conservatory – a space that protrudes into the garden, with the majority of the ‘walls’ being windows, allowing for the light and nature […]
The Cheapest, Most Sustainable Ways to Kit-Out your Container
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing to buy a shipping container and convert it into a temporary or semi-permanent building. The fact that they are strong and robust, versatile in their uses, can be moved between different sites, and can give you a high degree of design flexibility, are all […]
Taking Design Inspiration from the UK’s Secret Bars
One of the best things about opening a bar is that you can let your imagination run wild. Regardless of whether you are looking to create a swanky upmarket establishment, a themed bar, or a casual and laid-back drinking den, you have many options. In recent years we have seen a trend in the UK […]
Our Favourite Food Industry Conversions
Something that we are seeing more and more of in our conversion projects, is the boom in the food industry. Whether units are being used for the preparation of food or drinks, as a pop-up bar or café, or a full-blown restaurant, we’ve seen it all – and more. Shipping vessels are ideal for use […]
Is it Hygienic to Use a Cargo Unit within the Food Industry?
There are several ways that the food industry is currently using freight units, from utilising them for their original purpose of transporting raw materials and finished products around the world, to converting them to be used as mobile kitchens, pop-up restaurants, bars, and cafes. The ability to keep any area that is associated with food […]
How to Reinvent Your Theatre Post COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive effects on everything that we do and how we live our lives. But one of the industries that have suffered the most is the entertainment industry – especially theatres and other live entertainment venues. One of the biggest problems with the pandemic is that we don’t really know what […]
How to Budget-Consciously Insulate Your Intermodal
If you are buying a shipping container that you are hoping to convert into a structure where people or animals will be spending any time – or, indeed it will have contents that must be kept at a specific temperature, you will need to insulate it. This is because these units is made from steel […]
How Many Shipping Containers are Disposed of Each Year?
In an increasingly globalised world, we are seeing more and more shipping of parts and finished products between countries and continents. From clothing to food to mobile phone components, long-distance shipping plays an important part in the global economy. This is possibly partly due to the invention of shipping containers – the steel, durable boxes […]
How Long Has the UK Been Using Containers for Alternative Purposes?
One of the things that we love about shipping containers is that there are so many ways that they can be used. Although they were originally designed for shipping cargo around the world, they are now used for an infinite number of other, different things. Here at S Jones, we create anything from modular accommodation […]
How do I Obtain a Licence for my Storage Unit Bar?
There are many things that can be done with a converted shipping container, but one of the most popular is to turn it into a bar. There are several benefits to buying a storage unit and converting it into a bar, including the absolute flexibility that you have over its size, design, layout, location, and […]
How Storage Units Can Bring Your Workforce Back Together
There are many reasons why a workforce can become divided – personal reasons, company structural reasons, and stresses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to name but a few. Another major factor in the productivity and happiness of a workforce, however, is the environment that they are in. A workforce that is isolated from each other, […]
How Are Storage Units Used Internationally?
Although there are many ways that shipping containers are used around the world, one of the most common uses for them internationally is for what they were originally designed and intended for – the transportation of cargo around the world. Shipping units have revolutionised the way that business operates around the world, contributing largely to […]
Could I Relocate My Unit to the Coast?
One of the numerous benefits of using a portable space is the fact that it can be moved around. In fact, they were designed and built in the first place to be moved around. Although we now see hundreds if not thousands of different uses for new and used shipping vessels, they were originally used […]
Could Storage Units Be Used by the Health Industry?
There is an infinite number of ways that containers can be used in society, but one of the major ways that they are contributing is through their use in the health industry. From temporary COVID testing centres to temporary and portable hospital buildings, shipping units are an excellent option. Buying a storage unit and converting […]
Steel Boxes for Storage: How to avoid Stockpiling
Here at S Jones, we offer conversions for a wealth of new uses, from labs and research & development units to exhibition units and stands. Shipping containers are traditionally used, however, for transporting cargo between different countries and different continents. The fact that they are large steel boxes that are designed to protect their contents […]
A Day in the Life of a Designer at S Jones
If there’s one thing that you can be sure of in our world, it’s the fact that you never get bored if you are a designer here at SJ’s. There are always new challenges that are presenting themselves in terms of design, requiring thinking outside the box, high levels of technical knowledge, and a great […]
40ft or 10ft Unit? Choosing the Best Size for Your Specific Industry
Whether you are looking to buy a unit to move products or belongings around the world, for storage, or to convert into a building such as a bar, modular classroom, or lab, you have several options available to you in terms of size. The standard sizes of storage units that are available are the 10ft […]
What Is A Reefer Container, And How Do They Work?
A reefer container is simply a refrigerated shipping container. A reefer unit transports perishable goods, such as pharmaceuticals, fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, and fresh flowers. For businesses that trade with perishable items, a reefer unit can become an essential storage solution. Reefer Containers Explained Reefer units can maintain a specific temperature during transport no matter […]
Modular Housing: Tips for Beginners
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing a converted unit to live in. For starters, the housing market has made it incredibly expensive to get onto the property ladder in a conventional way. Converted accommodation can be cost-effective, give you a great deal of flexibility over the design of your home, […]
What is an Intermodal Container?
If you have been looking into buying a unit, you may have noticed that they have sometimes been referred to as ‘intermodal’. This term is attributed to the fact that storage units were originally designed and built to be transferred between different modes of transport. What Are Intermodals Used For? Storage boxes were traditionally designed […]
Using a Container for an Art Exhibition
We have seen converted shipping containers being used for everything from smoking shelters to bars and cafes to temporary hospital wards. So, for those who are looking for a space to house an art exhibition, storage units could be the perfect solution. Shipping containers are, in essence, a large metal box. They are durable and […]
Intermodal Unit Weight Limits
If you are planning on getting an intermodal container to transport your cargo around the world, it is important that you understand their weight limits. When it comes to the various modes of transport that you might be using, they may each have their own rules and regulations surrounding maximum loads. In addition to this, […]
Operating Out of Your Portable Café
You may have noticed a boom in the number of converted cafés that you have seen. There are several benefits for café owners – especially fledgeling ones – to use a modular unit that has been customised to suit their needs. There are several features that you can add to your unit to make it […]
Intermodal Specifications & Regulations
Intermodal units – or shipping containers, as they are more commonly known – have been specifically designed so that they are uniform. This means that they can be used to carry cargo across the world, being transferred easily between different modes of transport such as cargo ships, trains and trucks. It is important, therefore, that […]
How to Add Cladding to a Storage Unit
There are many reasons why people choose to use a new or second-hand container as a temporary or semi-permanent structure. They can be converted into anything from a garden office, to a pop-up bar, to a modular classroom, or a lithium battery storage facility. A conversion can offer you the perfect solution, as it can […]
Designing Your Shipping Container Restaurant
From modular classrooms to exhibition stands and housing, we are seeing shipping containers being converted and used for an array of different purposes today. This is a sign of how flexible they are for people to construct with – a blank canvas and building block for people to let their imaginations run wild. One of […]
What Can You Fit in a 20ft Shipping Container?
If you are looking to hire a shipping container to store your belongings, it can be a challenge to know what size you want to hire. They are usually available in six sizes. When you are choosing a unit to hire, the size that you pick should depend on how much space you feel you […]
Things to Know About Self-Storage
There are many reasons why you might need to use a self-storage facility. Maybe you are moving house and want to de-clutter whilst it is on the market, or you are looking to store some of your belongings that are only used once a year, or you have a child going off to university with […]
Storage Tips for Containers
There is an infinite number of ways that you can use a new or second-hand shipping container. We are seeing people using them for everything from building modular homes to using them to store lithium batteries. One of the most popular ways that they are used is for storage. Shipping containers were originally designed and […]
Secure Storage & Dispatch Office Conversions
Space is of the essence in the world today and as businesses expand, it can be both a massive upheaval and very expensive to find and move to new premises. One solution that we are increasingly seeing is the use of shipping container conversions to create more space. The use of shipping containers as building […]
Home Businesses You Can Run from a Shipping Container
One of the best things about shipping containers is that you can adapt them for almost any situation. Whether you are looking to adapt to use it as a studio, workshop, or office, it offers an excellent solution to creating an extra space to work in. There are several reasons why getting a shipping container […]
Gas Machinery Housing Applications of Containers
When it comes to storing any sort of gas machinery – or indeed, anything that is flammable – it is important that it is stored as safely as possible, preferably in a fire-resistant storage facility. Thanks to the fact that they are made from metal and are, therefore, fire-resistant, a converted shipping container is the […]
Qualities Of Fire Resistant Containers
Converted shipping containers are used for many things these days, from housing to modular classrooms to lithium battery storage. And one of the most important aspects of them is the fact that they are resistant to fire. This means that they can be extremely useful in many situations. How are Shipping Containers Fire Resistant? They […]
Engineering Mobile Water Treatment Plants
Ensuring that we have safe and clean water is vital for every business and every community in the world. For some, this will mean having a water treatment plant available to them. Water treatment plants need to be kept somewhere that is safe and secure (to avoid deliberate contamination) as well as being able to […]
Creating Container Control Rooms
Regardless of whether you have a temporary building site or a permanent base that you are looking to expand, a control or operations room can be the beating heart of many sites. It can be the place where everything is controlled from, visitors report to and staff look to for direction. There are many benefits […]
Capitalising on Your Storage Potential
There are always going to be times in our lives when we need to find some extra storage space. It might be that you are looking to declutter your home when you put it on the market, or maybe you have a child going off to university, or perhaps you have a gap between moving […]
Using Containers for Portable Wheelchair Clinics
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they can be easily converted to become modular buildings. From cafés and restaurants to plant rooms and medical facilities, the flexibility and robustness that our units offer means that there is an infinite number of potential uses for them. Teamed with the fact that they […]
The Process Behind Creating A Personalised Container
There is an infinite number of ways that people are using converted shipping containers. From creating modular classrooms to lithium battery storage to modular homes, bars and cafés, to exhibition units, the list is endless… A shipping container is essentially a strong metal box that can be customised and built to create the space that […]
Streamlining Shop Fitting with Shipping Containers
Shopfitting can be a complicated process and a logistical nightmare. Whether you are revamping your existing retail unit or are moving into a new one, you will often come up against common challenges, like where to store stock and furniture, how to ensure that materials arrive at the right time and how to make enough […]
Shipping Containers for Railway Stores
Whether it is machinery, parts of trains, disused parts, or parts that are still waiting to be used, there is always a need for somewhere that certain objects can be stored in the railway industry. There are some objects that can be small and others that can be very large, so it is imperative that […]
Shipping Container Bars – Revolutionising Your Drinking Experience
Bar and café owners have been looking for ways to stand out, to find their niche, make their drinking establishments look great and on-brand, all whilst keeping their costs as low as possible. We are also seeing a trend in pop-up bars and restaurants. Street food is all the rage and independent, characterful bars – […]
Using Shipping Container Housing For Lab Equipment
Regardless of the work that you are carrying out in your laboratory, it is likely that you will have expensive, important and often irreplaceable equipment. It will need to be properly protected in the right environment from weather, damage and thieves. Finding the best place to house your lab equipment, therefore, is very important. Losing […]
How To Create Portable School Workshops
It might be that your school is expanding at a rate of knots, or that you are looking to spread a cramped classroom into extra space, but sometimes all schools need to create more space for workshops and modular classrooms. Portable school workshops can be useful not only because they will satisfy a need, but […]
Creating Safe & Secure Tool Stores
Finding a place to safely lock tools away overnight or when you aren’t at work is a common problem for many people. Vehicles can be easily broken into and tools can be expensive, awkward to replace and can cause hassle and delays in getting work done. A converted container is the perfect place to store […]
Creating A Shipping Container Wildlife Hotel
With the world becoming increasingly concerned about our environment and protecting local ecosystems through flora and fauna, we are seeing more and more people looking to help promote local wildlife, both publicly and privately in their own gardens. One way that you can help your local wildlife flourish is by allowing your garden to grow […]
How Shipping Containers Can Be Used for Liquid Air Storage
Liquid air is the air that has been cooled down to such a low temperature that it has become a liquid. Many people are getting excited over its potential, especially as a prospective energy source to be used to power cars in the future. Being at such a cold temperature – typically below -194.35°C – […]
Using A Container as your Business’ Reception Building
If you have a business that is rapidly expanding, maybe you don’t have enough room in your existing premises, are looking for a reception area that is separate from other offices, or indeed, don’t require much office space at all, it can be tricky to find a bricks and mortar solution. One of the best […]
Shipping Container Control Room Design
Whether you are looking for a temporary site office on a building site, or maybe a more permanent control room for your business, a converted shipping container could be the ideal solution for your specific needs. Although they were originally designed and built to be used to transport cargo around the world, they have proven […]
Secure Water Treatment Housing with A Container
Ensuring that our water is properly treated is vital to a country’s environmental health, as well as the population’s personal health. It is essential that we have water that is suitable for drinking, is free from harmful contaminants and that wastewater is also dealt with properly. Although water treatment systems are the key to ensuring […]
How To Use A Shipping Container as a Mobile Lab
When it comes to research and testing, it isn’t always viable to transport specimens to a static laboratory potentially miles away. Sometimes, labs need to be in a specific location, remotely, on a site, or even in a hospital or supermarket car park. Having a mobile lab can make testing and analysing more convenient and […]
How To Convert Containers For Battery Storage
When it comes to storing batteries, there are strict rules that must be adhered to. Lithium batteries run a serious risk of fire if certain parts of the battery come into contact with them, and this can be particularly dangerous if you have a large battery. Finding a solution for the storage of batteries can […]
How To Enhance Shipping Container Security
Shipping containers were originally specifically designed to meet a few different criteria. Of course, they need to be able to be stacked effectively and easily transferred from one mode of transport to another, but they also need to be able to properly protect their contents. They are robust and built to withstand extreme weather conditions, […]
Considerations For A Water Treatment Plant
The size and location of a water treatment plant is often determined by a few different factors – the size of the area that is being serviced, where there is space, and where is best logistically to place it, for example. For many people, these factors will stay reasonably constant, but for many others, they […]
Design Process for a Shipping Container Kiosk
There are many ways that creative people are using shipping containers in today’s society. The fact that they can reduce waste by being given another life after their use for transporting goods across the world, whilst being easily joined together and customised to create a new space has meant that ‘shipping container buildings’ have been […]
Deciding Between New & Used Containers
There are many reasons why more and more people are taking to using converted containers for more than just storing and transporting cargo. Whether you are looking for a pop-up café, exhibition stand, site office, or even looking to design a modular home, shipping containers are an excellent option. If you are looking to buy […]
Creating Containers for the Oil Industry
Oil is an important commodity in the world today and means big business. There is a strong necessity for oil and we see companies doing everything possible to find and extract as much oil as they can. The places in the world that are rich in oil are often those that suffer extremes in temperature, […]
Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Regulations UK
Lithium-Ion batteries have become increasingly popular in their use over the last few years. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that they are light in weight compared to other energy storage solutions and they can easily be recharged to give an appliance a long-lasting shelf-life. We now see lithium-ion batteries in use […]
Battery Storage Containers: Features & Specs
As the world continues to look for greener solutions to our energy requirements, as well as adapting to changes in the way that we are living, we are seeing an increased need for energy storage solutions like lithium-ion batteries. These batteries give us the option of charging all sorts of appliances to allow us to […]
How to Set Up & Expand A Self-Storage Business
Those who are looking for a good business opportunity could do much worse than setting up their own self-storage business. People will always be needing places to store their belongings – whether it is on a short term or a longer-term basis, there will also be businesses looking to store extra stock and even community […]
Revolutionising Sports Storage
Whether you have a sports club that caters to a range of different sports, or a club that only practices a specific sport, there is always going to be a time when you need some extra storage space. With space being increasingly limited and sports clubs often needing extra storage at short notice, finding new […]
Managing Inventory & Demand with Onsite Storage
Knowing how to deal with stock is a major part of running many businesses. It is important to not run out of stock and canny businessmen and women will often take advantage of special deals, buying in bulk, meaning that there will be some excess to be stored. In a business climate that is uncertain […]
Using Shipping Containers for Event Space
Whether you are looking to sell vegan food at a festival, set up an artisan coffee stall in a busy spot, or are wanting to display your work at an expo, having a useful yet great looking stall is vital. You need it to look the part, display your brand perfectly, yet be functional in […]
Build Your Own Mobile Escape Room With A Shipping Container
Escape rooms are a popular activity that challenges the puzzle-solving skills of a group of people. The escape room is locked upon entry, so to win the escape room you need to solve clues to escape within a set time. With the demand for these innovative games increasing, there is a growing market for businesses […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Groundworks
When expecting the delivery of a shipping container, it is important to ensure that you have prepared the ground ready. This process is commonly referred to as “Groundworks” and entails preparing the ground for the delivery or installation of a container. What base does the container need to have? Unlike the building of a home […]
Can A Shipping Container Be Used as a Faraday Cage?
For many people, a Faraday Cage is something for conspiracy theorists and those who believe that Armageddon is on its way. In actual fact, a Faraday Cage can be a useful thing for many people to have. For those who live in areas where there are often storms and lightning, a Faraday Cage can be […]
How Long Does A Shipping Container Conversion Take and How Much Does It Cost?
Due to the fact that shipping containers are so adaptable, we have seen a huge increase in the popularity of them being used for a whole range of applications. Many people choose to use one to store their belongings or move products around the world – as they were originally designed for. Some people, however, […]
A History of ISO Containers
ISO containers are more commonly known as shipping or storage containers. The ‘ISO’ stands for ‘International Organisation for Standardisation’, who are the body who have set the specifications to ensure that they are uniform and can be packed onto a ship properly. When you are buying an ISO container you can be sure, therefore, that it will […]
Can a Shipping Container Be Used as a Garage?
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they are so versatile. People are using them for everything from storage, cargo, to home offices, pop-up boutiques and cafes or even restaurants. The idea of converting one into a garage isn’t surprising, therefore. The Benefits of using a Shipping Container as a Garage There […]
How to Calculate Shipping Costs
Shipping containers today are being used for so much more than just their intended purpose. Some people have customised their units to make a home, others an office, whilst other people have used them to create restaurants, garden sheds or to house plants and machinery. Some people, however, want to use it for the purpose that it was […]
What Cleaning Products Are Safe to Use on A Shipping Container?
The world has seen a rise in the use of shipping containers for reasons other than transporting cargo around the world, with an increase in uses such as for storing goods, garden studios, restaurants and cafes and garages. With these additional uses, we are seeing an increased need to keep them clean and in really good condition. […]
Items Prohibited from Shipping Containers
If you have a lot of goods or possessions to transport around the world, packing them into a container and sending it via truck, train or ship is an excellent idea. It is also a very cost-effective option. Containers were specifically designed to be easy to transport, space-effective and easy to transfer between different modes […]
How Many Containers Are Shipped Each Year?
For many people, containers bring to mind ingenious conversion projects and grand designs where people have creatively turned them into offices, restaurants or homes. With some great concepts brought to life by conversion specialists, we are now seeing an increasing number of people enjoy the benefits of something designed for the transportation of cargo. Both the popularity […]
How Many Shipping Containers Fit on A Cargo Ship?
Although containers are extremely useful as a construction material, many people still use them for storage and transportation. They have been used for decades to transport goods around the world and are still the most popular method of ‘shipping’ for moving goods from one country to another. One of the main reasons this method is […]
How Many Shipping Containers Can You Stack?
One of the best things about cargo units is their versatility. You can use them for storage or convert them into a structure that can be used as anything from a construction site office to a pop-up café. Units are available in three standard sizes – 10ft, 20ft and 40ft. This, along with the fact that they are all […]
How to Stop Condensation in a Shipping Container
There are many reasons to buy a shipping container. They are a practical and cost-effective storage solution and provide a solid and versatile foundation for construction site welfare units, battery storage enclosures and a wide range of other applications. However, one of the few challenges you might face is condensation. While condensation isn’t always a problem, […]
How and Where are Shipping Containers Made?
Have you ever wondered about the story behind shipping containers? One of the appeals for those using them to create homes, restaurants or pop-up shops is that it had a past life, that it has its own history. Often, its past use will be far from its use today – a testament to their versatility […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Heights
Regardless of what you are planning to do with your unit, it is important that you know its dimensions to ensure it meets your needs and that it fits properly into the proposed space. If you intend to use your unit for storage or shipping, it is useful to know how much you would be […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Weights
You might not think that the weight of your unit is particularly important, and once it’s been set down on a firm surface, this is somewhat true if you’re using it for storage. Providing that you have an adequate base, you can then load up with your belongings, water treatment plants, office supplies or anything […]
Shipping Container Maintenance Tips
One of the reasons why people are increasingly buying shipping containers is that with appropriate maintenance, they can last a long time, regardless of their use. They are made from steel and marine plywood and are built to last. However, as with any material, an intermodal will last longer if it’s well maintained and looked after. Despite […]
Our Favourite Restaurant Shipping Container Conversion
This list of things that you can do with a shipping container is almost endless. Some people use them to ship their goods around the world; others need them for storage or to house everything from lithium-ion batteries to water plants and treatment systems. Others use them to create a whole new space from scratch – a […]
How Secure Are Shipping Containers?
Regardless of what you are using your shipping container for, it is likely that it will contain things of value. It is therefore important that you are able to lock it securely to ensure that no one can gain access without permission. Fortunately, shipping units are inherently secure. They are made of strong, robust and durable steel […]
How To Get Shipping Containers With Windows
The use of shipping containers for construction is becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they offer a sturdy and robust structure, but they are also resilient, weatherproof and inexpensive. While in the past we had only seen intermodal’s used for shipping, people are now beginning to think outside the ‘box’, using them for other spaces and a […]
How Much Do Shipping Containers Cost?
There are many reasons for the growing use of containers. For some, they are simply a means of shipping cargo around the world. Others use them as storage for items. And for others they are used to house remote laboratories, store temperature-sensitive produce, build pop-up shops and bars or safely conduct ground-breaking experiments with hazardous […]
Where Can I Position a Shipping Container?
Shipping containers are used for many applications, but one of the key reasons for their popularity is the ease with which they can be transported from location to location. Often referred to as ‘semi-permanent’, they offer a resilient and structurally robust space solution without limiting you to a single fixed location. This means they are great […]
What is the Average Life Expectancy of a Shipping Container?
There are many reasons why shipping containers are growing in popularity as an alternative storage solution. Whether you are looking to ship products long distances or re-use them for storage on dry land – or are even thinking about turning one into a pop-up shop or office, one of the most important things is a unit’s durability. […]
How Are Custom Containers Created?
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they can be turned into almost anything given some knowledge and expertise. With enough imagination and skill, an intermodal can be an office, home, pop-up restaurant or extra storage space solution – the applications are nearly limitless. For instance, they can be fitted out with […]
Storage Unit Delivery: What Restrictions Should You Consider?
When having a storage unit delivered on your property, there are a few key things to consider to ensure the delivery goes smoothly. So, to help you prepare for it’s arrival, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about having them delivered. Space Required Before scheduling a delivery to your site, you must consider […]
What size cargo unit do I need?
Cargo units are used to transport goods all around the world. They are sturdy, durable, and provide a reliable way to transport items safely to your chosen destination. There are several different types available in a range of styles and sizes. The most common in circulation range from 10ft to 40ft and are typically used […]
Shipping Container Homes UK Planning Permission Regulations
Do I need Planning Permission For A Shipping Container? In the UK, container homes often do not require planning permission as they are not considered to be permanent. However, a container home can’t be considered as a temporary structure if you are choosing to live in the home for a prolonged period. You should also […]
Government Applications For Storage Units
Local governments are responsible for a vast range of services and provisions for the people living in their constituency. In England alone, the government is responsible for over 800 different services to local communities. From storage to health care, storage units can provide effective solutions to a wide range of government applications. Housing The Homeless […]
Can Modular Homes Be Moved?
Modular homes have soared in popularity in recent years. More and more homeowners are ditching conventional properties in favour of creating a unique and budget-friendly living space using recycled storage units. Not only are they more affordable, but they are also sustainable. Building your home is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and […]
How To Convert A Storage Unit Into A Tiny Home
With the issues that we have surrounding housing in the UK at the moment, people are getting increasingly creative about where they are living. One trend that we are noticing is the rise in the number of people who are converting a storage unit into a home. There are many reasons why this is a […]
Creating Containers for Sustainable Living
As the world becomes increasingly concerned with the state of the planet and we try to live our lives in an eco-friendlier way, we are seeing that reducing our waste and cutting our carbon footprint are ways that we can all do our bit. And when it comes to changing how we go about our […]
ISO Tank Containers: Things To Know
ISO tank containers – also known as tanktainers – are frequently used to transport products that can’t be put in a standard storage box, for example liquids. Due to the nature of the cargo, they have specific features that they must meet in order to be fit for transporting products. What Is An ISO Tank […]
Ways to Enhance Your Garden
There is an infinite number of ways that units are being used in addition to, well, shipping. We are seeing intermodal homes, pop-up food stalls, site offices, and applications being used for storage, for example. Storage boxes can also be extremely useful if you have a garden. As they are essentially a large metal box, […]
Creating A Container Sauna For Your Home
Building a sauna at home may seem like an extravagant purchase, however there are numerous benefits of having a sauna right on your doorstep. Saunas can help relieve stress, rid toxins from your body and soothe sore muscles so having one at home means that you can completely unwind without having to travel to and […]
The Intermodal Rooms You Didn’t Know You Needed
The beauty of a intermodal home is that these modular units can be added to and extended as you please. If you’re considering investing in one of these homes, then these rooms could take your designs to the next level. Laundry Room A dedicated laundry room can be so useful, especially for larger families! This […]
Living Big In Your Tiny Home
Living in a container home might seem restrictive, with far less space available than the average home, but there are many clever things that you can do to make the most of your space. There’s no reason you can’t live big in your tiny home and have all of the accessories you need without the […]
How To Create A Floorplan For Your Container Tiny Home
We’ve all heard the age-old adage ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. If you want to ensure that you’ve created the perfect plan for your tiny home, then we’re here to give you the low down on how to do so. With space at a premium in these types of homes, it’s essential to create […]
Designing An Eco-Friendly Modular Home
One of the main motivations for many modular homeowners is a desire to be eco-friendly. Reusing modules and living small are both excellent ways to do your bit for the environment, but there’s so much more that you can do to turn your home into an eco-friendly paradise! Check out these top tips to get […]
7 Biggest Misconceptions About Living In A Modular Home
Living in a portable home can feel like a quirky choice, with residents straying from the conventional home in favour of something very different. However, there are many misconceptions about living in one of these homes that may make them seem more outlandish; are you guilty of believing them? 1. They Feel Cramped While the […]
How to Turn a Storage Unit into a Granny Annexe
Storage units have massively grown in popularity within the realm architecture in recent years. This increase in popularity is due to the inherent strength, wide availability, and relatively low expense of them. They are also a more eco-friendly building option. All these beneficial features, along with their inherent shape and material, mean they can be […]
How To Increase The Longevity Of Your Home
In the modern era, almost everything is disposable but modular units are designed to last. When you buy a cargo unit you are buying a well-built, durable structure. They are designed to endure extreme heavy weights and bear heavy loads for many years. These types of units are also designed to withstand severe weather conditions […]
How Much Money Can You Save Living In A Modular Home?
People are building homes of all shapes and sizes from steel fabricated units that carry goods on trains, trucks, and ships. These units are generally available in 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft sizes. The smallest can provide around 100 square feet of floor space for a home. Interest in modular homes is part of a wider […]
Do’s and Dont’s When Designing Your Intermodal Home
Intermodal homes have risen in popularity over recent years due to their convenience and simplicity. They are one of the most memorable architectural evolutions of recent years. But designing this type of home is not as straightforward as stacking two blocks on top of each other and calling it a house. There are many design […]
Container Conversions Vs Traditional Housing: A Review
There are many pro’s and con’s when it comes to container homes and traditional homes. Traditional housing is all around us and has been the popular building method of choice for many years. Container homes are a newer architectural concept but are quickly growing in popularity. A prefabricated home or office space is when a […]
Considerations for Designing a Shipping Container Home
Creating a home from shipping containers is an option that is becoming increasingly appealing for more people. Not only do they support sustainable living, but they can also be more affordable than buying a bricks and mortar home, and with the right amount of care and maintenance they can also last for many years. There […]
Do Modular Homes Need A Foundation?
There are many reasons to construct a modular home. Not only are they versatile, they are also a great way to recycle used storage units, can be environmentally friendly and are easily portable. Although in some cases planning permission is not required (a modular home could be classified as a temporary building), we advise that you […]
Can You Get A Mortgage On A Shipping Container Home?
When you buy a shipping container home, it is the same process as buying a conventional house assuming it is already converted. As with a traditional house, you will buy either the freehold or the leasehold of the land and should be able to get a mortgage to be able to purchase it in the […]
How Much Does The Average Modular Home Cost?
People have become increasingly creative with storage boxes recently. We have seen its uses grow from a simple solution for streamlining the transportation of cargo, to the foundation for pop-up restaurants, portable offices, laboratories and battery storage facilities. One use for which there has been increasing demand is the construction of houses and living spaces. […]
The Difference Between Freight And Shipping
While there are some similarities between freight and shipping, it’s important to note that there are several key differences between these two transportation methods. While both are used to transport bulk goods, various things distinguish the terms. What’s more, each method poses distinct advantages and disadvantages, which is why it’s essential to understand the variations […]
Living In A Portable Unit: Frequently Asked Questions
Portable Units have been used for transport and storage purposes for many years. That being said, they have a wide range of applications beyond transporting and storing cargo. In recent years, people have been converting old units into affordable, eco-friendly homes. Living in a storage box may seem like a strange concept, but more and […]
Do I Need Planning Permission to Have a Modular Building on My Property?
Modular buildings are extremely useful structures that can be used in a diverse range of transportation and storage applications. Increasing numbers of homeowners and businesses are also converting units into temporary structures such as offices, living spaces, workshops, or specialist stockpile units. Converting these is greener and more budget-friendly than other building options. They are […]
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