CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 18ft ply lined office and store CS24470
- 18ft Used Container without end doors
- 2 partitions
- 3 external personnel doors
- Ply lined and insulated "cellar"
- Melamine lined and insulated office and bin store
- Vinyl flooring in flint grey
- 4 x 100m diameter waterproof apertures
- Repainted in RAL2011 Deep Orange
As with any conversion project, the first stage is to produce a CAD in conjunction with our client, to ensure a clear understanding of requirements.
Step by Step
1. Cutting the container to sizeWe took a used 40ft original shipping container and it down to the required length of 18ft.
2. The doorsAs this conversion requires no end doors, but three personnel doors along the side, we have to create and fit a new end wall to the container. Then we mark out and cut three new door apertures for the personnel doors.
Once we have cut the apertures, we build three new door frames, which are then welded in to the side wall. ready for the doors to be fitted.
3. The partitionsTo separate the container into three sections, we need to create two partitions. First a steel frame work is made using 50 by 50 box section. Then we weld this into the container, followed by 2mm thick steel sheets (cut to size on the guillotine), which fill the framework.
5. The aperturesWe were requested to make 4 X 100mm diameter waterproof apertures in the container, for our client to fit their own equipment. The picture below illustrates the first three, located 300mm down from the ceiling, with the fourth located at the other end of the container, 500mm up from the floor.
7. RepaintingAfter all the modification work has been completed, we gave the container a brand new coat of paint, in deep orange, as chosen by our client.