Container Case Study

This unit was required for their road safety division, we converted a 20ft new (once shipped) container for this purpose and repainted it green (RAL6007).

We lined the container walls and cargo doors with 15mm white MDF, over glass/wool insulation to a timber stud frame. We also lined the roof but with 3mm white faced MDF. The existing marine ply container floor was overlaid with Polysafe 2.5mm non-slip vinyl flooring, with a 50mm lip.

An aperture and a box frame was created, and a standard insulated, weatherproof double glazed sliding window (945mm x 945mm) with anti-vandal shutters (W 1060mm x H 1035mm) was installed. This included finger bolts and stainless steel anti-knockout hinges. A tie back was also included to avoid the window slamming, as well as a rain run-off strip above the window. We re-painted the modified areas with self-priming specialised container paint.

An aperture and a box frame was also created for a standard insulated, weatherproof personnel door (W 910mm x H 2065mm including frame). This had a 90 degree opening of 710mm, a 10 point locking system with 5 pin anti-drill Euro profile cylinder and full door furniture. Again, a tie back was included in order to avoid the door slamming, as well as a rain run-off strip above the door. The personnel door was left hand hung and inward opening, and we re-painted the modified areas with self-priming specialised container paint.

The container had a full electrical package and we installed 2 x 5′ twin anti-corrosive light fittings and switches, 2 x 13 amp twin sockets, and 2 x 2KW wall mounted convector heaters with a single phase external commando socket and RCD consumer unit. An electrical certificate was supplied which covered the unit as it stood in our depot and prior to transportation.

A toilet was also required for this unit, and we installed a single cubicle with a standard WC, a small hand wash basin, a mirror and an extractor fan. All relevant plumbing and apertures were included, and it was connected to the mains water and waste on site by an external company. A small high level toilet window (H 300mm W 400mm), with security mesh grill and frosted glass, was supplied and installed.

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The unit was delivered to site via crane lorry, and they also required us to collect and dispose of their existing 20ft site office which we did with no issues.





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