CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 14ft storage container ply lined CS29869
Renovation and conversion work carried out
- Repairs to leaking roof with 3 welded patches
- Fabricate and fit a sloping roof
- Ply line and insulate
- Fit 18mm ply floor
- Remove exterior rust and repaint container
The original containerThis is a storage container, not a shipping container, therefore the dimensions are an unconventional 14ft x 8ft x 7ft.
Fixing the holesThe holes in the roof that had appeared over time were mended by welding three steel patches over the affected areas. See before and after below:
Fabricating the sloping roofTo prevent any further deterioration to the roof, we created a sloping roof structure, to allow rainwater to run off it. A sloping roof also makes the container more aesthetically pleasing when sited in the garden, as this one is. First we made a timber frame, and covered this with corrugated steel, powder coated panels. We filled the sides with barge boards, after which we repainted the whole container to match.
Ply lining and insulationUsing 9mm redwood over 100mm rockwool, we ply lined and insulated the inside of the container, and fitted a new floor using 18mm ply wood. For more on ply lining and insulation, see our article Ply Lined Containers