Shipping containers continue to increase in popularity as a base for new construction. Many people have found that using these containers for mobile office space, storage areas, and even emergency shelters is cost-effective and practical. However, people are also looking for larger structures than a standard shipping container.
Joining Shipping Containers To Create More Space
Shipping containers can be connected together to create a larger space. This allows you to create office space, triage centers, classrooms, and more. Some companies have even gone so far as to connect multiple containers together to build large homes, apartment complexes, and hotels.
If you’re connecting two containers together to make the right-sized space for your needs, there are a few things to keep in mind. Portables360 will help you decide whether joining shipping containers is right for your needs.
Steps for Joining Shipping Containers
First, your containers will be delivered as individual units. This is the safest and least expensive way to deliver your containers. Once the containers arrive, one of the walls on each container will be removed so that they can be connected together.
Your containers will need to be welded together for maximum stability. Once the containers are welded together, you will need to add some reinforcements in the interior. Placing a few supports in the interior will help the integrity of the structure and keep the roofs from sagging. Supports are necessary and they easily are incorporated into your interior design.
Once you have completed these two steps, you can begin to customize the entire structure to meet your specific needs. You can add plumbing, electricity, and Internet services with little effort. New doors and windows can be added to enhance interior beauty.
Your new shipping container structure will then just need the exterior finished as you see fit. You can add siding panels to match your current structures. Another option is to paint the exterior. The exterior can be finished in whatever way is pleasing to you.
Containers can also be stacked on top of each other to create multi-layered structures. This type of setup, however, may require the services of an architect to ensure that all the necessary support beams are in place to ensure structural integrity.
The ease of joining shipping containers into a larger structure is what has made them a preferred building material in many new construction projects.