Sydney (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
Containers are typically utilised as transport and storage units for goods that are being shipped to locations all over the world; with their large sizes and durable construction, they are perfect for carrying anything from retail merchandise to home furnishings to cars aboard colossal ships bound for a foreign country over a significant travel period. Containers First, however, aims to make containers the popular choice in innovative building materials. With its new “Think Beyond the Box” campaign, the Sydney-based company encourages consumers to use shipping containers in the construction of all kinds of facilities, from small or multi-storey office buildings to wine cellars or even animal shelters.
Containers First has a remarkable 25 years' worth of experience in stocking and refurbishing used shipping containers for sale, hire or lease; the containers come in 3m, 6m, and 12m varieties and are guaranteed to be fully lockable, secure, weather-proof, and vermin-proof. Originally constructed using high-grade timber floorings, steel frames, corrugated steel walls, and efficient double doors, consumers can stay confident in the knowledge that all containers meet ISO quality standards.
With a staff of highly skilled and qualified builders and engineers, Containers First offers an excellent container modification service for clients from a wide range of industries. “As more and more businesses and individuals are discovering, steel shipping containers can be used for more than just cargo transport,” explains a Containers First spokesperson. “We’ve successfully designed, fabricated, and delivered countless container modifications from the routine to the challenging. With Container First’s technical expertise and innovative thinking on your project, you can be assured whatever you can imagine, we can build.”
Customers seeking simple modifications to their used containers can opt to have basic solutions applied to adapt to their particular needs. Entry doors can be installed in place of standard cargo doors to allow faster and easier access. Windows and skylights can help bring in natural light to the unit. Power outlets and data or phone lines can be added to accommodate common business functions that make use of computers and phones. For customers who require controlled temperatures, air-conditioners or heaters can provide proper ventilation.
However, there are several other ways that Containers First can transform ordinary used shipping containers for sale into highly functional work, storage, or living spaces—and this is where it gets exciting. Outdoor events organisers can have a container fixed up to become a mobile kitchen or bar; car manufacturers can roll into one city after another to show off their latest models in a travelling container showcase; university towns can provide affordable student housing using stacked containers; scientific organisations can conduct field research work in portable laboratories on location; and military departments can be provided with training units or a safe and secure dangerous good storage container after some detailed customisations.
With the undeniable strength of corrugated steel, clients can expect quality solutions to their construction needs that can last several years and most require only minimal maintenance throughout their use. Regardless of how unique the project may be, Containers First uses experience gained from previous one-of-a-kind modification projects to put together just the right container modification—regardless whether a client brings in a rough idea or a detailed list of specifications.
“With a little imagination and the right design/build expertise, used containers can be re-purposed for just about anything, from a multi-story home to a mobile bar,” adds the spokesperson. “And these amazing transformations can take place at a lower cost and a much quicker pace than most conventional building methods.”