Finding New Space with Old Containers

Industrial shipping container

Maybe you are a new business but you are starting to get on your feet. You are beginning to bring in more than you are spending each month, and after all, that is the idea.

So you start thinking about moving into an office somewhere. You might need to hire some extra staff in the not too distant future, but you don’t want to get too far ahead of the game and spend more money than you have. You start wondering if there is some kind of an alternative office space that you haven’t thought about. The good news is, there is one.

One of the options you might not have even thought existed could be the answer to all of your small office needs. Industrial shipping container solutions are the kind of solutions that make total sense once you see them, but at first, it is an idea that is difficult to wrap your mind around. Shipping container office space is some of the most effective reuse of materials going on right now.

A shipping container that is 20′ long can hold 1,150 cubic feet. If you double that with a 40′ high container, you can hold 2,700 cubic feet. To put this information another way, a 20′ container can hold roughly 3,596 shoe boxes, and a 40′ high container can fit around 8,443 shoe boxes. In other words, Your new shipping container office will have a great deal of space for you to work with.

There are some conversion sites that estimate building with containers can actually save you a great deal of money. That cost savings can add up to a savings of approximately 40% when compared to traditional construction methods.

When you are first taking your business out of your garage, you need to find a place with room to grow that will not undo your budget. Putting together a shipping container office space is exactly the kind of thing you are looking for. They are sturdy, dependable, and can be modified to suit the needs your business has.

One of the best things about a shipping container office is the fact that the container itself will serve you for a long time. A quality shipping container can last upwards of twenty years if regular maintenance and paint jobs are taken care of. These kinds of things like maintenance and paint are going to be issues wherever you go, but you will likely not be in charge of when they get done. When you have your own container, you are truly the boss of your business and your office space.

In today’s world, we are beginning to look for ways to reuse what has already had one life. Materials that have been used for one purpose are being repurposed and finding new life. Shipping containers are one of the most underused gatherings of manufactured steel. Now, that doesn’t have to be the case. Repurposing shipping containers is a win/win for everyone.

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Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, an investment banker, is a reporter and researcher for one of London’s leading media outlets. Formerly a trader and market maker at FTSE, she turned to media during the global recession. This website features some of her best and favourite articles, from all parts of the business world. Please let her guide you and your enterprise along the path to prosperity.