Container News

Just by searching on the internet, it’s easy to see that there are a variety of distributors around the nation which sell these containers, otherwise known as storage containers. AZ Containers has yards in Phoenix and Flagstaff. There are benefits to buying a container from local companies. The staff likely has a vast knowledge of the units, which is beneficial to someone who has never purchased one before. They can probably provide a great variety of sizes and conditions, making it easy to buy exactly the storage box that you want and need. Also, going with a local distributor like AZ Container can be convenient for the purposes of seeing the unit before purchasing it. When it comes to delivery options, these businesses typically provide on-site delivery where you need it, shipping easily on their own fleet of trucks and trailers. This can be a help because most people are not equipped with their own truck and trailer. Sometimes they may also provide other options such as renting or lease-to-own. Many of the companies might offer container modifications as a service, such as installing a window or door. (see http://azcontainers.com/modifications)  The benefit to all the options and service is that the company like AZ Container can deliver exactly what you are looking for.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Modified containers are very popular and an excellent choice. Most mobile storage companies offer modified units and will work with you on the best container for your needs. Although painting containers is always a good idea some modifications have negative aspects. Popular "roll up doors" for example are not as secure and do not last as long as the standard Cargo door. Another fact to think about is that standard shipping containers are manufactured to create a weather proof 100% seal. If you modify the container in certain ways you may be compromising the inherent advantages associated with a water tight sealed container. Linked below is a list of common modifications to think about. When you speak to our slew manager, be very clear and specific about your modifications needs and expectations. http://azcontainers.com/modifications

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.

 

 

Santiago Dramatically backs up to the Andes Mountains, and a growing number of affluent residents are heading for the foothills in search of fresh air and green space. To limit urban sprawl, no construction is permitted above 1,000 meters. Naturally, That benchmark has become a desirable location, and the local architect’s have joined other architects in building houses that respond to the challenging topography. Their latest, constructed out of shipping containers, has been dubbed the Caterpillar House (House Track), for the way its elongated volumes tilt up and down the steeply sloping site.

The house uses raw steel and exposed concrete in the same direct way Irarrázaval employed them for a design school I built in 2010, at Chile's Pontifical Catholic University. "I want to do buildings are simple and strong," he explains. I became fascinated with the structural potential of shipping/storage containers when I designed a pavilion for the Chilean Biennale in 2000. For the event, I have containers stacked four high and cut away the fronts to frame various architectural exhibits. Since then, I've developed the concept on a smaller scale with two houses. Caterpillar House, though, carries the notion much further by utilizing 12 containers in a richly varied composition where every room is open to light and air.

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.

Container hotels have especially popularized the idea of a “pop-up” structure that can be easily assembled in a short amount of time.

A new smaller version of the container hotel by a European based company that acts more like a portable bed and breakfast, providing guests with a comfortable place to rest in much more intimate locations.

It is comprised of six shipping containers in all: four containers for guest rooms, one for a breakfast/lounge area, and one to be constructed for a sauna room.

The main draw for the small-sized container hotel is its ability to easily pick up and move to more intimate locations, while still providing a comfortable bed and hot shower nearby. Since it takes up much less space, the various rooms could be set down outside a concert, in a park, or even on a bustling city street, all in a matter of hours.

If your interested in a container from AZ Containers call us at 877-292-6937 to 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.

We 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.

- Agricultural Applications
- Archive Storage
- Builders (Domestic)
- Construction Industry
- Electrical Contractors
- Event Management
- Film Studios
- Golf Courses/Clubs
- Hospitality Services
- Hotels
- Maintenance Depots
- Office Moves
- Oil and Mining Industry
- Parks Departments
- Plumbers
- Restaurants
- Retailers
- Schools & Colleges
- Shop-fitters
- Sports & Social Clubs
- Stables
- Tyres

  • Universities
  • Vehicle Spare Parts

    If your interested in a container from AZ Containers call us at 877-292-6937 to 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.

 

Modified containers are very popular and an excellent choice. Most mobile storage companies offer modified units and will work with you on the best container for your needs. Although painting containers is always a good idea some modifications have negative aspects. Popular "roll up doors" for example are not as secure and do not last as long as the standard Cargo door. Another fact to think about is that standard shipping containers are manufactured to create a weather proof 100% seal. If you modify the container in certain ways you may be compromising the inherent advantages associated with a water tight sealed container. Linked below is a list of common modifications to think about.

When you speak to our slew manager, be very clear and specific about your modifications needs and expectations. http://azcontainers.com/modifications

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.

 

One of the buzziest is Burro Cheese Kitchen, hawking "artisan grilled cheese sandwiches" from a bright yellow shipping container. AZ Containers has been providing mobile storage to greater Phoenix and across Arizona since 2002. We have built our growing business on the merits of being highly receptive and appreciative to all of our customers, delivering one-on-one service and high-quality products, and being flexible to respond quickly and effectively to meet our customers’ diverse array of needs. 

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Factory Paint.

These containers are manufactured, and painted in a controlled environment using multiple layer paint application. There are advantages of this process over the typical container refurbishment. These units are not old containers made to look newer. They are exactly what they look like, new containers. Refurbished containers can have rust issues under the paint. There are often rusty deteriorated steel containers with the rust simply painted over. Chances are you will also receive a container that was sprayed outdoors with water based paint which will only last a shorter amount of time then the factory paint. Not all refurbished units are bad containers. If the rust is ground off and the container is primered where the steel is exposed, you will not have issues with your refurbished container. Selecting a new container will take the guess work out of this completely.

No shipping label.

These containers are not painted bright colors with a shipping label company advertisement on them. They are typically solid one color and do not need to be repainted.

No let down and no surprises.

These containers are considered “like new” and you will not be surprised or have to worry about the condition your container(s) will be when they arrive at your location.

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.

The brief from our clients was to provide a sustainable, speedy, and economic solution for the provision of a temporary structure to house ten tv studios and 480m2 of catering space, with the first floor studios above the 10m level.

Standing at 9 storeys high, the Big Blue, or OBS Tower as it otherwise known, has created space for ground floor food outlets with a kitchen, technical rooms and ten broadcasting studios over a further two floors - each one offering unobstructed views through the impressive glass facades.

BUILDING FACTS:

• The structure consists of 114 12m shipping containers.

• It weighs 684 tones - 700,000kg.

• It is 24 meters high. It took four months to fabricate.

• It was craned into place in just 15 days.

• More than 90% of the building can be recycled without waste.

SUSTAINABILITY:

• The sustainability requirement was met by the selection of ISO shipping containers as the basic modular unit.

• The spacer levels have not been modified and can recycled back into the container hire fleet.

• The studio and concession levels are designed in such a way that they can be reconfigured and reused on other sites.

• The services are distributed in such a way that they can be removed and reused without waste.

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.

Not just for resourceful squatters, container architecture is taking the world by storm. Recycled freight containers bring efficiency, flexibility and affordability to innovative green buildings, from small vacation cabins to movable cafes, schools and skyscrapers.

Invented more than five decades ago, the modern shipping container is the linchpin in our global distribution network of products. In the containers go toys from China, textiles from India, grain from America and cars from Germany. In go electronics, chocolate and cheese.

While a number of resourceful people have converted shipping containers to makeshift shelters at the margin of society for years, architects and green designers are also increasingly turning to the strong, cheap boxes as source building blocks. Shipping containers can be readily modified with a range of creature comforts, and can be connected and stacked to create modular, efficient spaces for a fraction of the cost, labor and resources of more conventional materials.

So what is this incredible box that faces wind, rain, salt, typhoons, and extreme weight for years?

The common ISO shipping container is either 20 feet or 40 feet long; 8’ wide; and 8’6”tall. A taller version, named High Cube (HQ), is the same dimension as a traditional container but 1 foot taller. Just a few of the many benefits of shipping containers are;

 · Made from a special, stronger steel named Corten steel that won’t rust or corrode
· Mold resistant
· A 1.24” plywood floor made of hardwood. Teak, birch, or curing laminates are used to withstand (literally) tons of internal weight
· Extremely adaptive whether you plan to sheetrock the interior, use traditional insulation, or even stucco the exterior.
· Can be stacked up to 8 containers in height with no modifications (each container being able to withstand up to 60 tons of weight on it’s corners).

As we can see, it’s one of the strongest mobile or stationary structures in the world built to withstand typhoons, tornados, fires, hurricanes, wind, saltwater, extreme pressures, and can even be sealed air tight.

Let’s explore a few of the companies and ideas from around the world that are currently using shipping containers for amazing, sleek, and cost effective housing.

With simplicity in mind, Lot-EK designs a humble yet interesting setup with this two container design.  With the top container shifted forward, it creates an overhang for the front porch area (which could even be closed in for a small ‘sun room’, and allows for a 2nd story rear deck or garden area. This is by far one of the most efficient and low cost designs on the market which still provides plenty of room. Contact Rolando at AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.