CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 40ft office unit CS27969
The CAD drawingHere is the design for this conversion which transforms a used 40ft container into an office unit.
- 40ft shipping container
- Personnel door
- Steel partition with integral door
- Ply lined and insulated
- Tie open door hook
- Repainted green
Step 1 - Fitting the personnel doorFirst we create the framework for the new door and cut an aperture into container. The frame is then welded into the aperture and a drip rail welded to the top, so the new door can be attached. This door was fitted to open inwards.
Step 2 - Fitting the windowFirst we cut the required size apertures into the container and weld the frames to hold the glazing. The windows are then fitted with anti vandal steel shutters, offering a high level of security. This window is in the right hand side of the container, 3 ft 6in up from the floor.
Step 3 - Making the steel partitionFirst 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. On this job, the partition is 8ft wide and positioned directly behind the main container doors. In addition, the partition incorporates an aluminium door with a glass panel.
Step 4 - The door hookWe fabricated a hook on the outside of the right hand door of the container, in order for it to be tied open when needed.
Step 5 - Ply liningThe container is insulated with 100mm rock wool, which is packed into a 12mm timber frame, fitted to the container walls. The edges are finished off with beading, to ensure no gaps are left. For this job, the doors were ply lined too.
Step 6 - Fitting the electricsFor this job we fitted our Electrical Package B - which includes a consumer unit, external hook up, 4 strip lights, 4 double sockets and one wall heater.
Step 7 - Repainting