CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 15ft + 2 x 20ft side doors, ply lined CS25611
- No end doors
- 3ft wide set of doors positioned in the side of each container
- Ply lined and insulated
- Bottom 4ft of all the containers painted with bitumen
- All containers repainted in Basalt Grey
All our conversion projects begin by producing a CAD in conjunction with our client, to ensure a precise understanding of requirements. We drew one up for the 15ft container, and one for the 20fts
Step 1 - New end wallsOur client has requested side doors, in favour of end doors, which means our first task after cutting the containers to the required size, is to replace the end doors with new end walls. For detailed steps to this process, see our article Shipping Container Wall Build
Step 2 - New side doorsThe side doors are made from flat steel panels, which makes them easier to use than traditional shipping container doors, and at 3ft wide per door (total door width of 6ft), they are slightly narrower than standard 4ft wide container doors. The pictures below show us fitting the doors into the 15ft and the 20ft containers.
Step 3 - Ply liningThe inside of the containers, including the doors, are ply lined and insulated with 12mm ply and rockwool. For more on this process, see our article Ply Lined Containers
Step 4 - RepaintingAs these containers are to be kept against a river bank, we had the unusual request of painting the bottom 4ft of each container with bitumen. For the remaining sections of the containers, we used standard container paint, in Basalt Grey.