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Global Peace Containers doesn’t just aim to bring affordable architecture to impoverished or disaster-stricken areas. They also want to reinvigorate the local economy by using local craftspeople to construct the buildings. This school in Mandeville, Jamaica was built by pairing experts with local workers to increase the workers’ skill sets and quickly finish a much-needed structure.

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Global Peace Containers is dedicated to bringing affordable, easy to assemble clinics, schools, community centers and homes to where they are most needed. This school in Haiti was built by local craftsmen in less than two months.

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The Fawood Children’s Center in London uses shipping containers to create a playful, unique area for a nursery, adult education center and offices. The containers are connected by walkways and stairs, and the entire structure is enclosed by a colorful mesh exterior.

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Although Travelodge’s concept for a movable hotel room wasn’t made from a recycled shipping container, there’s no reason it couldn’t be. In fact, craning a group of shipping container hotel rooms into music festivals and other outdoor, multi-day activities could be an inexpensive way for attendees to enjoy the event without worrying about driving to a hotel or getting caught in a rain storm in a tent.

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When Morpeth School in London decided that more space was needed for their classrooms, they went in an innovative direction with the new construction: they employed Urban Space Management (of Container City fame) to create a spacious new addition out of cargo containers. The addition gives the school a valuable 2500 square feet of additional classroom space. It’s linked to the rest of the school with a covered walkway.

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Balancing the utilitarian industrial history of storage containers with the comfort demands of the modern home dweller can’t be easy, but Keith Dewey of Zigloo made it look natural with the Zigloo Domestique. He decided not to paint the exterior like a traditional house, but rather to leave it the seafoam green that’s characteristic of many shipping containers. The fence around the house is made of deconstructed storage container panels, giving a smooth yet industrial flow to the entire property.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, 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.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Commissioned by Cuffley School, the classroom and music studios provide over 800 sq ft of valuable extra space, linked to the existing building by an innovative covered walkway.

Located on the outskirts of North London, the building was craned in in just one day during half term to minimise disruption, and was painted in striking green and orange to reflect the vibrant and creative nature of their use.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, 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.

One of the more niche trends in sustainable design of the past few years has been the re-use of shipping containers in order to create the structure of a building. Due to their convenient size, shipping containers are well-suited for use in houses and their appeal lies in their apparent simplicity: you get a room delivered in one piece, and you can stack them together to make multiple rooms or join them up to make larger rooms.

But of course, things are never so simple, and using shipping containers to make a house is still fraught with challenges - particularly as the idea is still relatively new, so there are few people with the expertise required to build one without a hitch. That's why the folks over at Container Home Plans reached out to 23 experts from around the world - designers and owners who have overcome the challenges to build their own container houses - to ask them what they wish they'd known before taking on this challenge. 

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Finding the right container is only half of the equation. Getting the container to you is the other half. Super Cubes will find the closest container to you to assure you are not wasting money on delivery. We offer two types of delivery to meet your needs: ground-level delivery and flat-bed/chassis. Depending on your use, we match the right delivery to your needs. Please note that we only deliver the containers that we sell.  We do not move containers once we have delivered them, nor do we move containers you already own, nor do we ship containers overseas.

Ground-level delivery – We bring your container on a truck that can set your container down for you without needing any equipment on your part. The driver will back up the truck to the spot where you want the container set down. The back of the truck tips down and there is a winch that lowers the first end of the container onto the ground. Then, the driver pulls the truck forward and uses then winch to finish setting the container on the ground. During this process, the driver cannot turn the truck at all, we need the length of the container plus the length of the truck plus enough room for the truck to turn to get out of the spot. That translates to 110' for a 20' container and 130' for a 40' container. In addition, when we set containers on the ground, the container pushes down and out on the truck, so we need very firm ground that is relatively flat. Paved surfaces and gravel are best. We cannot delivery on grass/lawns or in fields. When sizing up the spot you want the container, please think about a truck maneuvering into that location including turning in off the road. 

Flatbed delivery - If you can lift your container off of a truck, we can save you some money by delivering the container on a flat-bed truck or chassis. A standard 20' container weighs 5,000 pounds and a 40' is just shy of 10,000 pounds. While container forklift pockets are generally wider than most forklifts, they can be picked up by a forklift with 8' or longer forks or they can be picked up by the corner castings.

Export – If you are shipping your container overseas, we can sell you a container and have it available in the nearest port/rail city for you. The cheapest and easiest method to load the container is to have your shipping line or freight forwarder arrange to pick the container up from our location and put it on a chassis (container trailer). They will take the container on the chassis to you for loading. Once the container is loaded, they will bring it to the rail or port. Rail and port locations have strict rules about which drivers are allowed in for deliveries as well as the types of trailers they use for transporting containers. For this reason, we do not offer this service. But we are happy to make sure that things go smoothly for your shipping line or freight forwarder when they pick the container up from our location.

 

 

You have used containers at work or during building a home.  You love to hunt.  You don’t have a cabin on your land.  Enter – the connex box.  Drop a container on your land, add in a door and some windows and you have a perfect hunting retreat.  Whether it is just a basic spot to base camp, or a complete man-cave, conex boxes offer all the flexibility and ruggedness to be a perfect hunting cabin.

You can insulate them, add in heat (or cooling, or both), add in features that make the cabin perfect for you.  It might be the ultimate get-away cabin for the guys or it might be a snug, welcoming place to bring your kids and grandchildren to teach them how to hunt. For additional information please contact our Sales Staff at 602-723-9608 option 1 and ask about all the modifications we can offer.