Guide to Custom Storage Containers

Guide to Custom Storage Containers

When you look at any construction site, you see job trailers sitting around the perimeter. These trailers are mainly used as office space for the construction crews working at the site. They are also used as a lunch area or restroom area for the workers.

Some companies rent these trailers at the job site because of convenience.  Others rent them because their own trailer has not been able to withstand the stress of moving from job site to job site. Still other companies find that they have to make significant repairs to their office space or replace the office trailer frequently.  This is due to the wear and tear that comes with moving these fragile units.

Custom Storage Guide

The following guide outlines different options for storage.  This details your best options for custom storage at your business.

Mobile Homes Converted To Office Space

Many construction companies use a mobile home converted to office space as their construction site office. These units are chosen because they are portable.  Additionally, they contain features like electrical and plumbing hook-ups.  They also have easy access doors, windows, and air conditioning units.

Storage trailers are meant to withstand fluctuating temperatures.  They are designed to be portable. While trailers have been designed to be moved, they are better staying in one place. Each time a trailer is moved, it loses some of its structural integrity. Many construction companies have to replace these trailers frequently.  They cannot withstand the rigors of moving from site to site too often.

Custom Storage Containers as Construction Offices

Converting shipping containers into construction office space is becoming increasingly popular. Custom storage containers offer construction companies many benefits over using a standard house trailer. Some of the benefits that these trailers provide include:

  • Total customization to fit the needs of your company
  • Durability
  • Weather-resistant
  • Expanded life
  • Easy to move

You can customize a shipping container in any way. You can add electricity and plumbing, special doors, heat and air conditioning.  Also, trailers are able to be sectioned into different offices. You can use a 20 or 40-foot trailer so that you always have enough room to conduct business at the site.

Shipping containers are designed to withstand all types of weather conditions.  Their steel construction provides more stability when moving the unit. Since the offices were originally a shipping container, it is easy to move them via a truck.  It is often less expensive than moving a house trailer.

In conclusion, modified shipping containers have a much longer life span than a house trailer converted to an office. You can expect to use this trailer for at least 20 years before any upgrades are necessary for use.

For answers to your questions on how a modified shipping container will be your next construction site office, contact Portables 360.  Discover everything we have to offer.

 

Best Portable Cold Storage Solution for Business

Best Portable Cold Storage Solution for Business

Finding a portable cold storage solution for your business doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Consider the following 3 easy steps to make your decision to make the process simple and straightforward.

  1. What does your business requirements for cold storage?
  2. Understand all your options.
  3. Schedule a consultation with the manufacturer.

What does your business require in a portable cold storage solution?

Cold Storage or Standard Storage Solution

First, it’s essential to comprehend what a portable cold storage container or standard storage container implies. Like a prefab office building, these containers provide easy, affordable, and mobile business or home storage solutions. Refrigerated containers, also known as reefers, supply customers with alternative and cost-conscious options for consistent temperature-controlled spaces. If your business doesn’t require cold storage, for instance, there are standard containers available. Do your needs specify custom options like lighting, shelving, a rollup door, or electrical outlets?

Size Requirements

Size is another consideration for your business needs. How big do you require your container to be?  What’s the size of space allotted for your container? Portables 360 has 20′, 40′, and custom containers to literally fit your business needs.

Location

Figuring out your storage container’s location is vital.  It assists with size requirements.  More importantly, it helps you decide if your business requires a more customized container option. On-site designers and fabricators possess the ability to customize your reefer trailer or standard container professionally.

Consider Your Business’s Future Locations

Many business owners use cold storage solutions to ease transport.  Therefore, relocating your storage container is a snap. Let Portables 360 know if you plan to relocate in the future.  We will come up with the best cold storage solution for your needs.

Understand all your options.

Do you want to buy or rent?  Is it best for your business to purchase new or used? Materials are another consideration. Does your business require a single large container with multiple units inside?  This is similar to  a prefab office building. You do not need to be a business owner to enjoy a portable storage container. Homeowners find they double as a great garage, tool shed, or hobby area!  Versatility is key here!

Schedule a consultation with the manufacturer.

Speak with one of our Customer Care specialists to find out your options.  Create your shipping container solution today.  Our dedicated and knowledgeable team is committed to providing you fast service. We are located in Weston, Connecticut.  Our service area is Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York.