CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 20ft extra wide side doors and ramp CS27928
Special Features:Our client, The University of West London, requested a used 20ft shipping container with extra wide side doors and a heavy duty ramp.
Other features include:
- No end doors
- Set of 6ft wide flat panel doors in the side
- Personnel door/fire door, with inside release
- Ply lined and insulated
- Steel ramp
CAD drawingBefore we begin work, we draw up plans to ensure all work is exactly as our client has requested.
Step 1 - Producing a 20ft container without end doorsThis is achieved by taking a larger (40ft) container, cutting down from the end wall to a new length of 20ft, and then creating a new wall to fill the blank. For more details on this step, see our article Shipping Container Wall Build.
Step 2 - Fitting the personnel/fire doorThe first stage is to construct a 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 with an inside release, as a fire safety measure.
Step 3 - Fitting the side doorsStandard shipping container doors are a 4ft wide, making a total of width of 8ft for a pair, making them the perfect fit for the end of the container. However, with when the doors are fitted into the long side of the container, we can make them whatever width our client requires. The doors featured here give a total width of 12ft (6ft per door), making them ideal easy loading, or for extra wide items. They are also made from flat steel panels (S1 doors), which makes them far easier to handle than standard shipping container doors.
Step 4 - Ply lining and insulatingWe used 12mm ply to line the whole interior, including the doors, with rock wool insulating material packed into the lining frame. For more on this step, please see our article Ply Lined Containers.
Step 5 - RepaintingOur client has chosen to have the container repainted in blue (RAL 5010).