MARINE CONTAINER AS A BUILDING BLOCK MODULE OF THE OFFICE, OR SHOWROOM: TYPES, DIMENSIONS, COST
Structurally, the standard container is a durable welded frame made of metal beams, sheathed with anticorrosive sheets with a corrugated profile. Steel — high-quality alloyed with a thickness of 1.5-2 mm. The floor is sheathed with pressed plywood 30-40 mm thick. It is treated with protective impregnation from fungi and mold. At the ends — swinging type doors opening over the entire opening with reliable and durable locking mechanisms.
In modular construction, the most popular standard shipping containers are 20 and 40 feet long. Their sizes:
20 — length ~ 5.9 meters, width 2.35 meters, height ~ 2.4 meters;
40 — length ~ 12 meters, width 2.35 meters, height ~ 2.4 meters.
Also used are 20- and 40-foot NS models with the same length and width, but 2.7 meters high. The cost of delivery and installation services is individual, depending on the seller and the region of delivery.
5 ADVANTAGES OF OFFICES FROM CONTAINERS:
— high speed of construction — in just a few months you will have your own office suitable for work;
— technological ability to build at any time of the year and on the ground for any purpose (building permit is not needed);
— the ability to connect containers to each other or with classic residential buildings;
— Aesthetic extravagance and non-conformism of the exterior and interior;
— low cost — up to 30% cheaper compared to the cost of building an ordinary house.
The design is distinguished by increased resistance to all types of external aggressive influences: weather factors, natural disasters, vandal actions.
PROJECTS AND PHOTOS OF WORKING OFFICES FROM BLOCK CONTAINERS LENGTH 20 AND 40 FEET
An active popularizer of container houses is New Jersey architect Adam Culkin. He prefers to create large, multi-level buildings with separate block rooms: bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms. Design — mainly in the loft style. Housing and workspace meets the highest requirements for comfort and aesthetics.
MYTHS ABOUT CONTAINER OFFICES AND THEIR DISCLAIMER
In everyday life, erroneous opinions about container buildings are widespread. It is generally accepted that they are not suitable for a cold domestic climate, the inner space in them can only be long and narrow, they are short-lived due to the action of corrosion and cannot have an aesthetic appearance. All of the above is not true.
Thanks to proper insulation, the container house is warm even in severe frosts!
For external hydro and thermal insulation use expanded polystyrene foam or mineral wool. Expanded polystyrene sheets are mounted externally on the walls and roof. When using mineral wool, a wooden crate is first attached, in whose cells insulation sheets are laid. After that, the surfaces are sheathed with a reinforcing stack, plastered and painted. Drywall is used for the inner lining.
The space inside a container house can be wide
To do this, two or more containers are interconnected in width and the internal partitions are removed.
To visually expand the space inside the unit, they use special decorating techniques — light shades of interior surfaces, horizontal prints and more. One of the walls can be planned folding, to transform the house into a terrace for the summer.
Service life is almost unlimited!
Without any maintenance, in conditions of an aggressive external environment — salty sea water, storms and showers — the manufacturer’s guaranteed service life of sea containers is 20 years. Subject to proper maintenance of the packaging — at least timely painting — it increases significantly.
When converted into residential and working modules — after external and internal thermal and waterproofing — the service life of sea containers becomes almost unlimited.
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