By . Containers Home. Published at Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 - 12:38:15 PM.
But why shipping containers really make sense for building construction, is that they are an inherently standard, portable perfect module. So what’s so great about that? Lets start by taking a step back and looking at modular construction. Modern modular construction was born after World War II when factories sought to retool assembly lines to manufacture peace time products instead of armaments. The biggest single expense in conventional (site built) building construction was (and still is) labor. The precarious nature of building sites and uncertainty of weather and time delays, compound this expense. Add to the mix poor quality control. Modern modular construction sought to alleviate these issues by bringing the majority of a home’s construction into a controlled, factory environment. The dissection and reduction of homes and buildings into component modules transportable to sites via highway, waterway, air, or rail began.
They are strong and durable because they are made from galvanized steel, so much safer than wooden frames
When it comes to construction of container enclosures, time will not be a major concern as such structures are easier and faster to build. It would not take a long time to construct shipping container homes and container site office structures as there is minimal effort needed to raise such structures.
Cons: Need for an effective insulation and maybe extra roof to stay cool, as they are made of steel and this steel is an extreme heat conductor
Much cheaper than conventional building methods of timber-framed buildings, and brick and mortar buildings, used containers are modular, flexible in design (and can be made to look absolutely beautiful!), durable, eco-friendly, and just an all-round winner when it comes to building your own home.
One of the key benefits to this approach is the speed of the build – the benefits of a modular approach (joining shipping cans together) is that the build time is rapid – so rapid in fact its typically done in a fraction of the time that a standard home build would take.
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