No matter where you live, we are always on the hunt for more storage. Whether it be bikes, gardening equipment or extra food, we often need a storage solution for the bits we can’t quite fit indoors. For many, the first thought would be to buy a shed, however traditional sheds come some disadvantages.
In this blog post, we’ll show you why you should invest in a shipping container for your storage needs this spring over a shed.
Due to their natural fibres, sheds are more susceptible to damage both in the short term and over time, especially if you live in a wet climate. Varying weather causes wood to expand and contract over time, which can cause misshaping in your shed, altering its look and functionality over time.
The steel structure of shipping containers, however, is a great option for varying weather conditions. The metal framework is durable and resistant to damage from weather changes and so retains its shape and protects the items stored in it better over time. So, come rain or shine, you can rest assured that your equipment is safely stored away until you need it.
Traditional sheds offer little security for protecting your valuables. Sheds are typically made from wood or plastic for temporary storage, and so do not provide much security; they also tend to use simple locks to secure your items. These locks are easy to break and so make it easy for stored items to be stolen or broken.
Shipping containers on the other hand, are naturally secure and robust making it more difficult for items to be taken. Containers can also be modified to include complex lock boxes to best secure your items.
Reuse of Resources/Sustainable
You might assume that sheds are a sustainable choice because of their natural fibres, unlike shipping containers. But you’d be surprised to find that using a shipping container for your domestic and professional storage may be the most appropriate choice if you’re trying to be sustainable.
Unlike sheds, shipping containers reuse fabricated units to create storage spaces. This helps to reduce the burden on the environment as these structures do not use more of the earth’s limited resources to be produced, which is not the case for wooden sheds.
Shipping containers can be tailor-made to fit your needs. With a few modifications, shipping containers can be customised into a multi-functional storage and work space.
Where sheds only serve the purpose of storage, shipping containers can be fit with basic electrics and windows to function as an office space as well as a storage unit. Take this garden office for example which we created for a client in London. This gives you maximum return on your space and investment.
All things considered, shipping containers offer you more durability, security and longevity than standard sheds whilst achieving the goal of storing your goods. Get in touch with our expert team today with our quick quote form and get your container in time for spring!