|Many of the used shipping containers sold through in the US are purchased by the retail consumer, and by retail consumer we mean the end user that will deploy the container for a purpose other than shipping. Shipping container modifications make it possible to convert a conventional ISO storage container into a portable storage unit, off-site office space, on an oil/gas or construction jobsite, or some similar conversion project.|
The costs involved with container modifications vary greatly depending on the type of project. For example, when converting a container into a residential housing unit you'll probably want to find a new or one trip container. Containers in this condition will be more expensive, but new or one trip containers typically have no rust and no structural damage. If you're interested in buying a used container for a storage unit, one that's in "wind and water tight" condition should fulfill your needs. It may have a few scratches and dents, but the price will be substancially less and it will still keep all of your items safe, dry, and out of the sun.
|The other area of costs involved with converting a shipping container are time and labor. If you're planning on buying a used shipping container for storage and would like to have another door added to the side, this can often be done at the depot before the container is delivered to your site. Be prepared to let them know what type of door you're interested in (rolling, slide, etc, and the dimensions that you require it to be. A residential conversion is very involved and typically involves a contractor that's experienced in this type of work. After all, you'll want your home to be secure, structurally sound, and look nice.|
A quick search in Google can provide loads of ideas to get your idea started. Regardless, of the scale of your project we always recommend that you contact the seller and let them know your plans. In most cases they'll be able to help you find the best container for your needs.
If you have any questions or need further assistance don't hesitate to contact ContainerAuction and we'll gladly provide insight with the experiences that we've had.