CONTAINER CONVERSION CASE STUDIES 20ft Sliding roof CS23516
- Once used 20ft container with original doors
- 10ft Sliding Roof Section
- Ply lined and insulated with 12mm ply for the walls, 6mm ply for the roof
- Fitted with an 8ft x 3ft steel worktop including two pull out drawers ,
- 20ft of welded shelving with 50mm lip
- 10 heavy duty 3mm steel hooks
- Installed with electrics to include: two 5ft strip lights, two double sockets, consumer unit, external hook-up, one 2kw wall heater
- Repainted in RAL7035 Light Grey
Before work commences on the container, we use computer-aided design (CAD), to produce a plan for our client's approval:
Step 1 - The sliding roofThe container roof was cut to make a slide open section measuring 10ft.
Step 2 - RepaintingThe entire exterior of the completed container was resprayed in light grey, for a smart and professional appearance.
Step 3 - The ply liningLining and insulating containers is a very common job, and usually a fairly straightforward process. However, for this job, ply lining the sliding roof required a sliding frame for the lining too! We would usually use 12mm thick ply for a job of this sort, but in order to allow room for the roof sections to slide one over the other, we had to half this thickness for the roof section.
This was our first task:
Next we fit the ply frame to the roof, and create a ply framework for the walls. After this is fitted we can pack in the insulating material, and board over with ply panels:
Step 4 - Bespoke shelvingThis was built in our workshop, along with the steel worktop and hooks, painted, and fitted into the container, when all other work was complete.
The electrics are installed prior to installing the shelving, and any if needed, any exterior paintwork is touched up afterwards.