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 and shipping cargo, to home offices, pop-up boutiques and cafes or even restaurants. The idea of buying a shipping container and converting it into a garage isn’t surprising, therefore.

The Benefits of using a Shipping Container as a Garage

There are a number of reasons why people decide to use a shipping container as a garage to either protect their car or other vehicle or simply to store outside equipment and materials. Some of these include:

  • It can be transported and placed in many locations as a temporary structure – this means that you might not need to have planning permission to install it – you should check with your local authority to confirm this, as it can sometimes be a grey area, and you can also move it with you if you wish
  • Storage containers have been designed to withstand extreme weather conditions whilst they are transporting cargo around the world. This means that they will be able to protect precious cars and other belongings from almost anything that the weather can throw at it
  • Storage containers can be bought in a number of different sizes – 10ft containers20ft containers and 40ft containers – all of which have an extra high cube This means that you have a choice of size, as well as the option of joining a number of them together as they are all a standard shape, stackable and joinable.
  • You can customise your shipping container by added storage solutions like shelvinglights and electricity and even water. Of course, you can also securely lock it and its very design makes it extremely secure.

How to Create Your Shipping Container Garage

If you have decided that a shipping container garage is the right solution for you, the process of getting and installing one is very simple.

You first need to decide on where you want to put it and prepare the ground here. A shipping container needs to be put on a very solid foundation – especially if you are planning on keeping heavy machinery or a car in it. The best foundation is to have one made of concrete slabs to ensure that the base is adequate.

Make sure that the place that you have chosen to locate your garage has good enough access for any vehicles that you want to house and for you to enter too.

Next, you should think about the size and design of your garage. How wide would you like it – will you need two shipping containers, one container or more, for example? Do you need to add extra height by stacking them or is the height of one container enough?

Now that you have an idea of what you want, you can buy your shipping container(s) and discuss with them how you are hoping to bring yours to life. We will explain what is needed to deliver your shipping container(s) to you and the process of installing it.

All that is needed then is for your shipping container to be customised (according to your specifications) and delivered for you to begin to make it feel like your garage.

Shipping containers can be a great option for a plethora of different uses, but it is very well suited to a garage, offering storage solutions as well as the protection of precious belongings.

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