By . Containers Home. Published at Friday, July 26th, 2019 - 10:19:35 AM.
There are many benefits to living in a home built from used shipping containers and more and more people are starting to realise this and take action. If you are already lucky enough to have built your own and/or already live in one you`ll know these benefits first hand and will have experienced them for yourself.
Emergency shelter shipping container homes are all placed on foundations that will meet, and generally exceed, the levels of protection needed in the homes foundation. Additionally, the mostly steel construction will not be prone to cracking, or fracturing, as would a concrete structure. This leads to longer life and lower maintenance for your home.
Designing Prefab Container Homes
To really inspect this market do some research. Look in to the cost and availability of containers. The number available is in the millions and it’s being called a renewable resource. This is an architect and/or contractor’s opportunity to create treasure or cheap blocks of steel. It’s an opportunity to set a brand, style and design all of your own. The price of the containers is all over the place. That will be one of the challenges; doing the math to find the right vendor. Don’t wait for the containers to arrive, start developing plans and designs. Other than a welder, you need the usual construction crew you would hire for any home. Roofers and siding may or may not be necessary in your design. Now make a prefabricated container home and put it together. Through this experience you will note the difference between contracting with other materials and unexpected construction or design issues that arise. You will also know the real wholesale cost of a basic unit. Have a buyer ready to purchase your learning experiment.
Also don’t forget to meticulously examine the shipping container you will be purchasing especially if you will be purchasing quite a lot. It is wise to check the history of second-hand shipping containers like what were their usages before and how old they were. Most of allow check if the containers you are eyeing to purchase have vermin proofing and weatherproofing certifications as well as pinholes and other possible damages.
When speaking in perspective about the horrendous economy, many want-to-be home owners are triple checking costs and prices and keeping an ear open for any kind of discount or savings on construction labor and costs, maintenance reduction, and holding onto any or all of the equity in their pockets. So, when it becomes a possibility to construct a cool looking, secured, modern house with the typical classic great looks of the case study houses of the mid 20th Century, for a small chunk of the price of traditional construction, people start to get interested.
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