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 of the garden to stream in.
Building a conservatory can be a big job, but there is a way that it can be made less disruptive, as well as being an eco-friendly option, cost-effective, and give you a great degree of flexibility over its design – by using a converted shipping container.
Why use a Shipping Container?
There are several reasons why you should choose to buy a shipping container and convert it into a conservatory or garden room. These include:
- Regardless of whether you are using a ‘new’ or used shipping container, you will be upcycling something that could otherwise be thrown away, making it the eco-friendly option
- It is cost-effective compared to building a brick and mortar construction
- You have an almost infinite amount of flexibility over the design of your shipping container conservatory or garden room
Your Shipping Container Conservatory
When you are beginning to design your shipping container conservatory it is important that you first find out whether you will need to have planning permission. This is not always the case but it is important to check before you start!
You should then decide on the size of shipping container that you are after. There are normally three sizes to choose from – the 10ft shipping container – 72ft², 20ft – 150ft², and 40ft – 305ft². Of course, you can also join them together side-by-side (or stack them!) if you wish to create a larger space.
The area where you are going to place your shipping container conservatory must have a solid base laid down. Concrete or paving slabs are ideal, and you must also leave enough room for the lorry that will deliver the shipping container to unload.
To design your shipping container conservatory, our design team is ready and waiting to give you a hand. You will be allocated your own account manager who will see the process through with you from start to finish.
Our specialist design team will work with you to design your perfect conservatory, using their specialised computer-aided design software, and once that the design is complete, it will be passed over to our fabrication team. They will then construct your converted shipping container at our facility before it is delivered to your site ready to go.
Shipping Container Design
When it comes to the design of your shipping container conservatory, you will have several options. Of course, the size and layout of the building will depend on space and planning permission (if you need it) as well as your input.
You will then be able to consider options such as:
- How many windows you would like and where you would like to place them
- How many doors you need and where to place them
- Any electricity supply or lighting that you might need
- Whether you need a water supply
- Whether you need insulation through a wall lining
Converting and customising a shipping container is a great idea for adding a conservatory to your home. They are a green and cost-effective way to enjoy more of the nature that is around you and leave you with great design possibilities.