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Second hand containers are a cost-effective way for a business to store documents, files and equipment, or use them for shipping large amounts of items. They come in a variety of sizes and can be insulated or non-insulated, depending on the goods being stored or shipped.

Before choosing second hand containers, it is important to first ascertain the quantity of goods that will go into them and whether they have any special requirements, such as an airtight environment to preserve them for a longer time. Refrigerated containers are also available, which are ideal for storing or shipping perishable items such as food.

It is also a good idea to decide early on which items will be stored with others to make the most efficient use of the second hand containers, as well as seeing whether they can be bought singly or in bulk, which may provide an attractive discount.

Start by submitting your outline requirements in our simple enquiry form to receive free no obligation quotes from 4 leading second hand storage container suppliers.

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That's right, shipping containers are being built into houses all around the world. OR PLACE IT IN A CONVENIENT PLACE AS AN EXTRA ROOM TO YOUR HOME.

By utilizing the ability of shipping containers, as well as their standardized sizes, many times shipping container homes can be built off-site then disassembled and reassembled at a customer’s location. Complete with all the amenities of stick-built homes, these shipping container houses are becoming more and more popular around the world.  

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The recession has made everyone resourceful and we are finding new opportunities.  Suddenly we are finding many more containers available on sites like e-bay as people either go out of business or look to cash in on assets that are no longer needed.  We have found ourselves buying back many that we have sold previously – and thankfully most of them are still in good nick!  A credit to our painters.  We like to keep a range in stock so we are just as happy to buy back a used unit as we are to buy in new ones – depending on customer requirements.  Whatever type of unit we supply we try to make sure it meets our customers requirements at the right price.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

 

Shipping container houses are the hallmarks of architectural recycling. These are Intermodal Steel Building Units, or ISBUs, that are reused as structures for any place and for any purpose. Be it a home, a studio, a port or a palace, shipping containers are inexpensive and durable buildings for residential, commercial and even industrial use.

Herein is a comprehensive guide for turning shipping containers into homes, their prices and how to buy them. First, let’s get inspired by some of the benefits of having a storage tank as a home and some examples of some homes people have constructed.

  • They are extremely easy to build into a home. Storage containers usually stand superior in the face of building codes.
  • Properly insulated, they can make for a warm and cozy home in the winter. There are also effective ways at making them resistant to excessive heat.
  • Since they are originally built for transport, they can be easily moved when they need to be.
  • They can withstand practically any extreme weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Standing alone, an ISBU can handle 100 mile per hour winds. Securely anchored, it can take winds up to 175 miles per hour. You can also rest assured that it will never collapse during an earthquake. By far, they make for the safest storm shelters. If your interested in a container from AZ Containers call us at 877-292-6937 see how the most basic steel box or a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used.

45' Shipping Containers

45' Shipping Containers are overseas shipping containers are somewhat limited in their use as most ports are geared to handle 20' shipping containers and 40' shipping containers, so moving a 45' container takes special handling equipment. 45' containers are always high cubes, 9'6" tall and 8' wide. Typically, they are used to move large bulky items like furniture.

45' shipping containers can be found for sale in a few major US cities, but will most likely be used and in cargo worthy condition.

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Italian practice architects in rome has built a temporary museum made of shipping container units in the tunisian city of carthage. titled ‘le musée itinerant’, the structure is composed of 21 elements used both horizontally and vertically, calling the sun and the zenith light to work together with the architectural syntax of the complex. 

     

Over the last decade, we have witnessed interesting experimentations in the field of architecture, using container modules for the construction of new public, commercial and temporary spaces,’ as architects in rome explains.‘the container image was inextricably linked to trains and, in some tragic cases, to temporary homes for populations affected by natural disasters’. 

    

However, after a certain point, architects with radical practices that involve experiments related to self-construction and the ongoing search for new alphabets have offered a new dignity to the container. ultimately, they transform this element into a legitimate constructive form that symbolizes a brand new ecological sensitivity – as seen with industrial reuse or emergency shelters. 

All in all, the architects engineered the complex as a modular body to make it a prêt-à-porter prototype that can be reproduced in other urban or suburban environments. another element worthy of attention is the terraces obtained to increase the surrounding landscapes and monuments overlooking today the carthagic views. 

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Design studio in Korea has extended the national theater company of Korea’s (NTCK) main building with a modular metal addition. founded in 2009, the architectural firm was originally conceived to fill a gap in Seoul’s design scene, and gradually grew to become an integral part of the city’s emerging EDM culture. the extension makes for a slightly more refined project for the company, but the vibrant metal volumes of the new building are no less spirited than their other work. the new building’s various programs include a lobby, communal lounge, café and bar.  

      

Considering the new extension’s functionality as a social space within the NTCK, the archoitects concept was based on integrating the new volume into the existing building structures by unifying the color and alignment of the building axis. while highlighting the modular form of the containers, the design is deliberately light, maintaining a balance with existing features and objects such as a former oil station and central grass square. a wooden terrace wraps around the front of the structure, while full length glass paneling allows a generous amount of light into the building. 

The overall building was designed with two concepts in mind: ‘modulation’ and ‘flexibility’. using the modular character of the containers, a 12 meter long open space without interior columns was created. the unique structural benefits of the containers acted as the foundation for realizing the client’s vision for a wide and high space capable of holding large numbers of people. to create a flexible space moving partition walls were installed, creating a dynamic and multi-faceted event area. maximised with movable screens, projector-friendly walls and stage-like elements the extension becomes a theater in and of itself. even the bar counter consists of two sliding doors which can be moved according to space usage. 

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In the northern Chinese province of shanxi, people’s architecture office (PAO) has designed a pavilion constructed using stacked shipping containers. The architecture comprises two stories, with six yellow units overlapping perpendicularly above of six red containers. a further roof level provides outdoor recreation space, offering elevated views across the surrounding area. in this way, the stacked and shifted shipping containers maximize rooftop views and shade public areas at ground level.

    

PAO has positioned the pavilion to extend out towards the neighboring street, showcasing its interior activities. internally, a double-height atrium forms where the two levels of containers overlap. the ends of each unit feature full height apertures with floor-to-ceiling glazing, allowing sight lines throughout the entire building. meanwhile, a 7.5 meter cantilevered box is the point of entrance to the building’s roof terrace. the pavilion has been conceived as a temporary structure that can be readily disassembled and easily moved to other locations.

    

                    

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Copenhagen’s northern harbor is transitioning from a purely industrial location to part of the larger city. during this transformation, former factories, loading piers and port terminals have become vacant while the rate of development catches up. A project entitled ‘made to move’ introduces a temporary building typology to efficiently inhabit these vacant lots.

Stacked three stories high, the used shipping containers are conceived as an experimental prefabricated scheme that challenges universal waste issues and traditional building techniques. the span between the units is utilized as flexible space for primary workspace functions, while interiors can be used for secondary functions such as meeting rooms, workshops and storage.

    

From the 40 foot long spaces inside the containers to the triple height voids between them, the various spatial experiences and scales invite a range of uses. different levels and large interior windows make it possible to create the feeling of working in a collaborative atmosphere, with teams inhabiting different parts of the building. furthermore, large full height openings allow natural light deep inside the office throughout the day, minimizing the need for artificial light.

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The 12-unit complex, built by the atira women’s resource society, is the first in Canada to be made from recycled shipping containers sourced from the port just across the railroad tracks. each has its own kitchen, bathroom and laundry, and was created to provide affordable housing for women older than 50 in the low-income neighborhood.

In order to qualify, potential tenants can’t earn more than CAD 34,000 per year.

The project has been met with criticism. ‘these studio apartments range from 280 to 290 square feet, if we were to build similar housing for disadvantaged people with units from scratch, it’s about CAD 225,000 per unit. the container buildings are about CAD 85,000.’ says city councillor. ’take a look through this building and you’ll see that it’s livable.’

The city donated about $90,000 to the cause. If your interested in a container from AZ Containers call us at 877-292-6937 see how the most basic steel box or a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.