Container Housing UK

Container housing is not a new phenomenon, many people all over the world have themselves taken humble steel shipping container and turned it into a secure, weatherproof shelter

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Container architecture

We have become very sophisticated in our tastes and reflects this in some of the great container housing design ideas that can now be seen both on the internet and in design textbooks in libraries.

To some the thought of building a house out of steel shipping containers fills them with dread. However the real picture is somewhat different as both architects and self build home owners have proved that beautiful structures including houses can be built using this method. Take a look at these 40ft container pods as a great example of how shipping containers can easily and quickly be turned into homes.

Think of the humble shipping container as a building block from which some interesting and exciting structures such as container housing can be created. The flexibility of adding more space when needed, the cost savings from conventional building methods and the choice of finish makes the shipping container home a thing of beauty. InBox Projects works closely with designers, architects, construction companies and end users to build cost effective houses made from containers. Contact us for more details.

Some of the many benefits in using shipping containers;

  • Relatively cheap building method
  • Sustainability and kind on the Environment
  • Flexibly in design
  • Faster building times

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More information about Container Housing including costs

The cost per square metre for a container house compared to a conventional building is around 30% less on average. You can read more about the cost and other benefits here. Container housing costs are saved during production as the houses are mainly manufactured off site in factory conditions and delivered ready to connect to mains services at site. Less time is spent on site with wet trades and other services therefore saving even more costs.

Worldwide delivery is possible as we manufacture buildings both here in the UK and at our Chinese production facility. The finished look of a container house is very much down to the client, designer and local authority, depending on local restrictions.

InBox Projects can help you through every stage of the build and assist with both the planning application, design and finish or we can build to your exact specifications.

Not all container housing has an industrial look as they can have as many external finishes as conventional buildings. InBox Projects can build bespoke container housing including extensions to existing buildings as a great alternative to a conservatory or the lean-to. Also note that energy saving ideas can be included in the design including green roof, glazing options, power source and energy saving heating, not forgetting that the container itself is a second life structure.

Currently there is a housing shortage in the UK and utilising steel shipping containers as cost effective housing would offer a great solution to this. Rooms can be added and taken away depending upon the size of family living in the house and the number of rooms required. Housing made from containers would be constructed in order to meet all building regulations. We can work with your own designs or design a home for you. Call or email us to discuss your project.

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Housing – Container architecture has taken off thanks to a number of high profile projects which have been aired on television including George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Grand Designs. InBox Projects offer a design and build service which provides whole or part build housing. We work with our architects who are experienced in our container construction methods to help meet all local building regulation requirements.

Shipping Container House

The number of buildings constructed using the humble shipping container has increased exponentially with the global need for new homes. Governments, designers and builders have looked at alternative construction methods in order to provide costs effective housing where people would actually like to live. There has been a boom in container projects over the last decade. Container architecture covers a wide area of buildings constructed from containers including offices, retail and leisure space and housing.

The structural integrity of steel shipping containers allows them to be used as building blocks within a range of construction designs. With expect design, fabrication and finish, these buildings offer spectacular spaces for work and play and of course space to live in.

Flat Pack Modular House

Our flat pack buildings have been used in the construction of homes where traditional building methods were considered either too expensive or would take too long to complete. As our buildings already include insulation throughout and are fitted with electrical services they are easy to put together quickly to form a larger living area. Because the InBox Projects buildings are flexible and adaptable an extra room or an extra level can be added at any time. Interior and exterior finishes can be agreed with architects and local authorities to suit the surroundings

Here are a few examples of what can be achieved when you choose the humble shipping container to build your next home

Here at InBox Projects we offer a comprehensive range of pre-designed shipping container design options. We can produce most designs quickly and cost effectively. We also offer a deliver-and-install service, making your new home ready for use.

Call us today on 01606 272875 to discuss your needs

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