Shipping container homes have become the most important developments of architecture with their reachable economic terms, esthetic and modern designs, fast installation times and modularity. These homes are mostly preferred in Europe and USA. Shipping containers can be transformed in cafes, shops, offices, homes, restaurants and even swimming pools.
As you know, shipping containers homes are made from used containers. So, when you are buying a shipping container homes, there are some clues that you should consider. Let’s have a look some of them.
1. Be Careful About The Isolation
Shipping containers have very strong structure, but you can’t live in a steel box without any isolation which is the most important part of a shipping container home. You should be sure that your manufacturer has planned the isolation properly according to your location. You should ask about the isolation materials and plan insistently.
2. Learn About Shipping Container Features
Shipping container are being produced with the international measurements. Try to learn and decide what type of containers you will want according to the size of your land.
Another type of container homes are called Town Containers which have steel structure. Steel construction are used at the corners of the structure and walls are not thick as shipping containers. So, it is easier to shape these containers and they are inexpensive compared to shipping containers.
But when you consider about longevity and durability, town containers are bot very suitable for natural life lands. They are more suitable for city life.
3. See Your Container
Shipping container homes are made from under-used containers or new containers. If you prefer an under-used container by thinking its cost, you should want to see and examine your shipping container. The less used container will be better to purchase.
4. Construction Permit and Legal Conditions
Construction permit applications vary from country to country. In addition, when the electricity, water and other infrastructure processes are considered, a meeting with the municipality is required before the contract sign.
5. Do Not Change Your Project After The Design
After designing your dream shipping container house, you should not change it. Because trying to replace a container that has started to be cut according to the previous project is not only costly, it can also prolong the production time considerably. For this, we recommend that you should finalize the design of the container before the construction process.
6. Consider The Nature Conditions
One of the reasons why container houses are preferred is their aesthetic appearance. However, when designing, do not focus solely on aesthetic features and needs, and always take natural conditions into account. The natural conditions affect the coating, insulation, roof and many other things that you will make to your container and thus your comfort.
7. Work with Professional Teams
When you want to build a container house, you may come across with many manufacturers. It is important that you should choose a company that will provide you with the best quality product by giving value to you and your requests. When choosing container house company, make sure that the employees in the staff are architects and civil engineers. These competent personnel will see what you cannot see, inform you and help you with optimum solutions. With years of experience in the construction industry, you can be sure that the Mood Container team is fully experienced in making the shipping container home of your dreams.