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Shipping container homes are a cost-effective, customisable alternative to building a home in Perth, WA. A shipping container home is a residential dwelling constructed out of steel sea containers. These durable containers can serve as standalone homes or personal offices. Push the boundaries and combine multiple containers to create a multilevel residence. Shipping container homes are rising in popularity as potential homeowners seek out alternative building solutions to traditional housing options.

Shipping Container Home advantages

  1. They are durable, cost-effective, and customisable: often more cost-effective than conventional housing, they require fewer building materials and labour to construct.
  • They’re quick to construct: using a mix of 20- and 40-foot containers allows you to create multiple rooms to create a home featuring a living room, dining room, extra bedrooms, and even a second floor.
  • They’re mobile: a dedicated shipping transportation service can collect and relocate a single-container house anywhere in the world.

Shipping container homes disadvantages

There are a few drawbacks to shipping container conversion. These are the most common:

  1. Difficulty obtaining building permission: ask your local council for more information about planning approval, zoning restrictions, and any permitting requirements for container housing.
  • Environmental concerns: shipping containers aren’t always eco-friendly as some used containers may have a history of transporting dangerous chemicals.
  • They might require reinforcement: while sea containers are constructed from durable steel, certain modifications (cutting holes for a door or large windows) can compromise their structural integrity.

Before committing to a Shipping Container modification

Follow these tips before committing to modifying your sea container for residential use:

  • Budget – be prepared for the costs
  • Plan – Contact your city planning office
  • Design – take advantage of natural light
  • Inspect – view your container before purchase
  • Call True Blue Containers for expert advice

Start planning your shipping container home today

True Blue Containers can easily outfit your container with electrical, phone, and computer outlets to provide the ultimate flexibility and convenience. There is a growing demand for versatile, modular residential applications for shipping containers, meaning the design possibilities are endless – call us today to learn more.

Why choose True Blue Containers?

We stock all sizes and grades of containers for modification in Perth. We can also modify any shipping container you already own. Let us know what you want, ideally with a detailed sketch, and we’ll provide you with a quote on the work and get started on your modifications.

True Blue Containers is a dynamic, WA-owned business ready to provide you with the best advice on modifying your shipping container to suit your needs. Our depot is stocked with shipping containers for sale and hire in varying sizes and configurations, with multiple options for modifying, converting, and storage.

Any more questions?

We offer competitive prices, high-quality products, and professional services. So, get in touch with us today for a quote.

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