By . Containers Home. Published at Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - 21:26:24 PM.
If you are concerned about the transportation infrastructure of these containers, no need to worry because it already exists, so the container homes can be easily moved by train, ship or truck, thus reducing major transport time.
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And most importantly, you will need to consult with local authorities to make sure your new container home meets all local building codes. Some communities simply won’t allow homes constructed out of shipping containers. If this is the case, you may be out of luck, but it’s much better to find out before you invest money or begin construction. Check all applicable state and local building codes before you buy materials or hire contractors. Pay special attention to building codes related to building homes using steel, since this is the most likely restriction you will find on shipping container homes. Also, when you consult your local building office, make sure that you have a specific house plan in mind before you ask for approval. If you just say that you want to build a cargo container home, you might get a quick rejection. However, if you prove that you have a specific, well thought out plan for a home, you are more likely to convince local authorities that your proposed project is up to code.
Obviously there are some similarities with a standard home build – typically you’ll require foundations to be laid – you’ll need services for plumbing and electricity. There maybe local building regulations that you’ll have to comply with and as is the case with most of us your new home will need financing.
When speaking of the girth, the overall structural strength of a shipping container allows the engineer or builder to construct and develop multi-story dwellings in a greater amount therefore offering a larger living space without expanding its footprint. The heavy corrugated steel framing allows the unit to withstand 65,000 lbs of stacked weight. It has been estimated that 86% of the materials used to build a shipping container home have been recycled.
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