How the Shipping Container Took Over the World
Shipping containers, since their invention, have brought about a massive transformation in the way trading of goods is done around the world. It is a boon that made efficient transportation of heavy c...
How the Shipping Container Took Over the World
Shipping containers, since their invention, have brought about a massive transformation in the way trading of goods is done around the world. It is a boon that made efficient transportation of heavy cargo across national and international boundaries possible.
Before shipping containers
Individual goods were loaded directly onto the cargo ships. This process was given the name of break-bulk shipping.
Each ship would carry approximately 200,000 individual pieces of cargo. Cargo was loaded at around 1.3 tons per hour. Loading and unloading individual items on and off the ships would take around a week.
Loading the individual items on the ship would cost $5.86 per ton.
60 to 75 percent of the cost of transporting cargo by sea was made up of portside costs that would include labour, loss of time, damage and theft of cargo.
Invention of Shipping Containers
In 1956, an American entrepreneur by the name of Malcolm McLean invented the shipping container.
The world’s first container ship, “Ideal X”, was set sail in 1956. It carried 58 shipping containers from New York to Houston.
The demand of shipping containers increased heavily during the Vietnamese war. To help the war effort more than 1,200 containers were transported on a monthly basis.
21st Century Shipping Containers
With the invention of shipping containers, their popularity only grew with time. From less than 50 million container lifts in 1980 to more than 600 million container lifts in 2012 in Asia, Europe and North America collectively, their growth has been tremendous.
Cargo can now be loaded at a rate of over 10,000 tons per hour.
As opposed to 0% transportation of goods using shipping containers in 1955, now 90% of every purchased item has been shipped inside a container.
Approximately 675 shipping containers are lost at sea each year. More than 500,000 shipping containers are abandoned and re-purposed for other uses such as building homes on a yearly basis.
The largest container ship can carry over 19,000 containers at a time. China was the top exporter of Containerized Cargo in the year 2010 followed by the United States. As you read this article there are more than 20 million containers currently traveling across the oceans and that’s more than 1,000,000,000 bananas!
5 Things to Consider Before Owning Container Homes
Shipping container homes have graced many design magazines, often featured as alternative to expensive home building venture, while providing flexibility typically not found on conventional ...
5 Things to Consider Before Owning Container Homes
Shipping container homes have graced many design magazines, often featured as alternative to expensive home building venture, while providing flexibility typically not found on conventional home designs. Sure, there’s a reason why container houses have gained popularity lately, as response to congested cities, rising housing costs or just a need to feel what it’s like to live in an unconventional residential dwellings.
But in your case, would you consider trading your old established abode to a home built in a box out of innovation, conservation or cost cutting exercise? If so, there are things you should check first before joining this emerging trend in housing construction.
1. Buy the right shipping container.
Since pre-built homes made of shipping containers are not available for purchase, you must be knowledgeable enough to buy the right container to upgrade into your future home because, as you know already, buying a shipping container to convert into a house isn’t like buying clothing or books that you can easily discard if you found out it’s not what you’re looking for. But just like many other purchases, you need to look at the box and inspect it before deciding to buy it. Does it contain rust and corrosion? Is it dusty, did it previously carry hazardous materials or need repainting job? Such considerations are essential to selecting the box. With a reputable dealer, one can get assurance that the purchased shipping container is ideal bet for conversion into a home.
2. Get to know your local housing regulations.
Building such unconventional (by today’s standards) housing models are expected to fall under close scrutiny of housing regulators or urban planning office. Depending on where you plan to construct your shipping container home, fire and safety regulations, zoning regulations, building height restrictions and so on may vary. Also, home insurance may even reject your application for coverage if your shipping container house is beyond its standard definition of a conventional residential dwelling. For example many crate houses are too small to even be considered as houses for zoning purposes.
3. Understand cost considerations.
Even if shipping container homes are less expensive, prices vary depending on where you are. For starters, used 20-foot shipping containers. Then there’s the cost of hiring a competent contractor with relevant experience — if they are available in your area — plus custom retrofitting’s, furnishings, plumbing and electrical installations, costs may exceed a typical two-bedroom unit if no prior cost calculations are made.
4. Consider insulation and long-term habitation issues.
Shipping containers are normally built with steel and iron materials which is built for strength and durability when transporting items across long distances. However, long term human habitation on them is a different story. Living in a container house can be unpleasant to human standards as temperatures can fluctuate between chilly and sweltering depending on where you live and the season of the year. Would you rather install air conditioning unit in perpetual operation or extra heating mechanism to increase to stabilize indoor temperature even if it means higher electricity bill and counterproductive to your mantra of living in an eco-friendly environment? Check the local climate and available designs suitable to the changing seasons, and your region.
5. Availability of contractor with experience.
If you have no experience nor confidence in building your shipping container home by yourself, hiring a contracting company is most likely you’re only other option. There are those that specialize in converting shipping containers into homes, while others are experts in interior design, furnishing or architecture. Your decision to build your shipping container house should also lean heavily on this factor. Hiring some construction company with no prior experience could spell disaster, unintended costs and uninhabitable home so make sure this is sorted out before making the go signal.
Buying a shipping container and converting it into your home requires calculated risk. Sure it may cost lower, provide innovation in design or even redefine how you and your family live, but checking the above factors helps you make wise decisions. And if it leads to your newly-converted shipping container home, this decision can be a rewarding experience.
Shipping container accommodation, a rising trend in affordable accommodation alternatives, hold many advantages, considerably outweighing its disadvantages. At Absolute Container, we can provide ...
Shipping container accommodation, a rising trend in affordable accommodation alternatives, hold many advantages, considerably outweighing its disadvantages. At Absolute Container, we can provide you with quality shipping containers for your money's worth. You can, therefore, be 100% assured that our product will make for reliable shipping container accommodation! Commonly, shipping containers are also used for storage, warehouses or market stalls. In Europe, one of the biggest shopping mall consist out of various alleys made up of stacked shipping containers. The famous coffee shop, Starbucks Coffee, has also embarked on building a shop using shipping containers.
The various advantages of shipping container accommodation:
Availability: Shipping containers are widely available, across the nation and across the globe. Absolute Containers is one step ahead, by ensuring that our shipping containers are quality and not just quantity!
Affordability: When compared to building material costs and labour costs, shipping container accommodation provides a low-cost alternative.
Strength and Durability: Shipping container accommodation can withstand harsh elements and the test of time. Shipping containers are designed to carry heavy loads and can be stacked upon one another. Shipping container accommodation is secure and reliable, with a strong foundation and modular elements.
Transport: A shipping container home can easily be moved to a certain location, and moved to another after. By means of ship, truck or railway, shipping containers can be transported worldwide! At Absolute Containers, we offer nationwide transportation service to ensure that you receive your shipping container home on time and in immaculate condition!
Eco-friendly: Tradition building materials, like bricks and cement, are excluded from the equation. In contrast, only one material is used: steel. And when a shipping container is upcycled, thousands of kilograms of steel, is saved!
A shipping container has modular elements, therefore it can be customised to your want and need. If you are looking for spacious, but affordable accommodation, you can stack up to twelve empty containers one another. Transport it into an office, a storage room, a cold room or any container accommodation of your choice!
Visit Absolute Containers today for quality shipping container accommodation!
Luxurious Container Homes
Container homes can be seen just about anywhere these days, not so? It seems they're becoming quite popular. And it makes sense. After all, containers can be converted into any type of home w...
Luxurious Container Homes
Container homes can be seen just about anywhere these days, not so? It seems they're becoming quite popular. And it makes sense. After all, containers can be converted into any type of home with all the necessary conveniences like plumbing and electricity. Here at Absolute Containers we convert containers into luxurious homes daily. But, when it comes to container homes, there are some really amazing ones out there. Now, when it comes to buying homes many people still prefer good, old-fashioned bricks and mortar. But times change and even bricks and mortar eventually have to give way to something new and improved. In this article I hope to show you some of the amazing container conversions from all across the globe.
We all dream of owning a beautiful home but it's not always feasible due to financial concerns. Well, some people are undaunted by that and will find more creative ways to build a home. Take, for instance, this lovely home in Antwerp, Belgium. Designed by Sculp(IT), this four story home has been built entirely out of shipping containers. The bottom floor is used for reception and dining and the top floors are used for living and sleeping and, to enjoy the view, there's a Jacuzzi on the roof. If the city live is too much for you, how about a nice home on the beach. Well, if you ever happen to be in Redondo Beach, California you might come across a gorgeous home also made from shipping containers. But, by looking at its beautiful, posh exterior and 20 foot high ceilings you'll never guess it. Designed by Peter DeMaria Design, this magnificent home is kitted with all the luxuries like an artist studio and a pool. And it's right next to the beach. Now that's serious style.
If we think of exquisite artwork a number of place names may come into mind. One of those names may be Paris, France. The French are certainly creative people, aren't they? Well, if you head north to a town called Lille you might find another beautiful French creation. This creation, however, is not on a piece of canvas but a home built from shipping containers. Designed by Progeco Dunkirk and Patrick Partouche this stylish home was made from 8 shipping containers with a trendy interior and lots of space and it took only 3 days to build. Every home has its own artistic touch and a shipping container home in Brisbane, Australia is no exception. Made from 31 shipping containers, this luxury home sports several balconies, a patio and a pool and a beautiful wooden exterior finish. It's also decorated with graffiti art (on purpose) that gives it a unique look.
Of course, if you're looking for trendy, you won't do better than Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York, with its beautiful turn-of-the-century brownstones and quaint little shops. An unusual home is currently being constructed in Williamsburg that would probably turn a few heads. This three story home is built entirely out of shipping containers, 21 of them in total. Although not finished yet, it will feature a fireplace, several outdoor decks and a home theatre complete with stadium seating, a pool and even an underground garage. This gorgeous home has been designed by the architect company LOT-EK and, when it's completed, will only add to this trendy and stylish neighborhood that was once home to several famous personalities like Barry Manilow and Barbara Streisand, just to name a few.
Beautiful homes are only one of the amazing applications we can create here at Absolute Containers. No matter what you're looking for, we can create it for you. We specialize in container conversions and we can readily customize any conversion for our customers. We make mobile classrooms, walk-in freezers, ablution facilities, guard houses, mobile clinics and, yes, luxury homes. So, don't you think it's about time that you go modern and come see us about a container conversion just for you? Come and pay us a visit or check out our amazing selection of conversions. I bet you we can find something in your size.
Wacky Container Conversions
Here at Absolute Containers we do all sorts of container conversions and most of our client's needs are pretty standard. Most of our clients use shipping containers as site offices on construction...
Wacky Container Conversions
Here at Absolute Containers we do all sorts of container conversions and most of our client's needs are pretty standard. Most of our clients use shipping containers as site offices on construction sites. We also create a lot of walk-in freezers for our customers. Many times, a client simply needs a shipping container for extra storage space or to use as a refuse bin. But, since we're on the topic of container conversions, we thought we would give you a few examples of the more off-the-wall and wacky ideas for shipping container conversions:
1.An intrepid business man in Wallingford, Seattle has constructed a quaint guest house. What makes this guest house different from other guest houses is that it's built entirely out of used shipping containers. Each chalet is fitted with all the amenities including AC, a kitchenette and satellite TV and rated as one of the best guest houses in the area.
2.Everyone loves a good swim now and again. Especially on a hot, South African summer's day, right? Well, have you ever imagined swimming in a shipping container pool? A US based company called Macro-Sea created several pools at a party hosted in Brooklyn, New York recently. These pools are completely self-contained with a filtration system and made from shipping containers.
That looks absolutely refreshing!
3.Ever went camping in a caravan? A lot of fun, is'nt it? Well, a company in New Zeeland has taken the idea of a caravan and applied it to a shipping container. This amazing mobile home looks like a normal shipping container but, at the push of a button, it folds out into the perfect holiday home, complete with a deck, a lofted sleeping area, large internal cupboards, a kitchen, a shower and bathroom with a toilet and a dressing room. It's even solar powered. But don't get your hopes up. It's not available in SA yet and it retails at a hefty US$9000!
4.I don't think anyone can imagine a veggi farm in the center of Johannesburg, can they? A French artist and designer named Damien Chivialle has come up with a new concept of creating a micro farm, complete with greenhouse and organic veggie garden, entirely built out of a shipping container. These Urban Farm Units (UFU's) are completely self-contained, and is powered by an aquaponics system that can easily produce fresh fruit, veggie's and even fish.
5.I'm sure many of us have driven past that new student apartment complex in Newtown made from shipping containers. Well, in Holland, shipping containers converted into low-cost housing is making a big entrance, specifically due to their housing problems. In London, England, local municipalities are using shipping containers to provide low-cost housing and homeless shelters for the poor on disused lots.
6.We all like to knock back a few cold ones after work or during a night out, don?t we? Well, a business owner in Christchurch, New Zeeland has opened up a nightclub made entirely out of shipping containers. Called the Cargo Bar, ironically enough, this nightclub features a fully stocked bar, kitchen and several dance floors and often hosts upmarket parties and social functions.
A container complex in London.
7.Speaking of clubs and restaurants, a popular Mexican eatery in London's trendy suburb of Soho called Wahaca is built entirely of shipping containers. But don't let that fool you. As far as Mexican eateries go, this one is very trendy and apparently very upmarket. They follow a strict dress code and patrons can spend a pretty penny on all the delectable meals and cocktails.
8.And, finally, we all know that shipping containers can be used for anything but have you ever heard of a shipping container being used for bug extermination? A country house outside London apparently uses a converted shipping container to rid their expensive carpets of creepy crawlies. The container has been converted into a freezer and, instead of relying on pesticides; the owners keep the carpets at -20 degrees Celsius for two weeks to rid themselves of the carpet-chomping critters.
Well, we're happy to have brought you some of the wacky, quirky container conversions the world over. Remember; here at Absolute Containers we are always open to new ideas and new innovations and new customers. So, if you're looking to add some additional space to your home or business, give us a call and maybe we can come up with a few madcap conversions as well.
Yip, the Cargo Bar is a classy place.
Benefits of Walk In Freezers
Theres nothing like a cold beer on a hot summers day, is there? How about a delicious meal or a cup of coffee at your favorite restaurant. Theres also no denying that freezers and cold rooms are ...
Benefits of Walk In Freezers
Theres nothing like a cold beer on a hot summers day, is there? How about a delicious meal or a cup of coffee at your favorite restaurant. Theres also no denying that freezers and cold rooms are essential details in the hospitality industry and our modern lives. At Absolute Containers attention to detail is of the utmost importance to us. You can see it in the efficiency of our services, the professionalism of our staff and the manufacture of our products. We understand that attention to detail is what brings you (and us) repeat business. Of all the products we manufacture, cold rooms and walk-in freezers are our specialty. The manufacture of equipment for the hospitality industry is a practice of precision. Preparation and cooking is the name of the game but fresh food and produce is the most important. Walk-in freezers and cold rooms require great attention to detail and that is exactly what we provide our clients.
South African weather conditions can be harsh so we engineer our cold rooms and walk in freezers to cope with strenuous conditions. Standard or customized control panels are also available on request for optimal and easy temperature control. Whether youre storing venison, beef or vegetables, our cold rooms or walk in freezers will keep it fresh for you, ready for preparation and consumption. We also use your choice of plain or fluted panels in the manufacture of your cold rooms or freezers. We deliver and construct mobile or free standing units wherever and whenever you need it. All cooler and freezer parts like condensing units and expansion valves are carefully packed and, along with the paneling, are ready for assembly by our skilled staff. Apart from cold rooms and walk in freezers we also container reefers that can be used as mobile frozen/cold storage.There is no end to what we can achieve with our products.
At Absolute Containers we understand that your business depends on functional equipment and that?s exactly what we provide. We strive to please our customers and will readily go the extra mile for our clients. All our units are available for sale or rental but we can almost guarantee that, after one use, you will most certainly want to buy. As your business grows, so does your storage needs and our customized units can be altered to provide extra storage space. We can say with absolute certainty that you will be pleased with the level of service we provide.
Contact Absolute Containers for custom Walk in Freezers and Coldroom containers
The History of Container Conversions
Converted containers can be seen everywhere these days. If you're a resident of Soweto you most likely drive past a few converted containers being used as Spaza shops on your way to work or home. ...
The History of Container Conversions
Converted containers can be seen everywhere these days. If you're a resident of Soweto you most likely drive past a few converted containers being used as Spaza shops on your way to work or home. Your kids probably have classes inside a converted container at their school since the use of converted containers is quite popular at schools. If you ever drive through Newtown you'll notice the new Mill Junction student accommodation flats converted out of the cities old grain silos and used shipping containers, painted with a colorful motif and a beautiful addition to the Johannesburg skyline. Construction of this interesting apartment building was completed on January of 2014 and doors opened on February sporting a total of 375 individual apartments, a library and studying facilities and panoramic views of the city. An interesting development is happening in the northern suburb of Winsor, where contractors are building a new upmarket apartment complex entirely out of shipping containers. Completion of this apartment complex should happen around July and flats will be available for purchase or leasing. Containers are converted into spazas, classrooms, walk-in freezers, mobile art galleries, even restaurants. The famous Mexican eatery, Wahaca in the trendy suburb of Soho in London, was constructed entirely out of used shipping containers.
Converted containers are a relatively new idea. The modern shipping container has been around since the 1950's. The famous American transport entrepreneur Malcolm McLean was the first person to envision the sealed shipping container as we know it and made a fortune off its retail profits. Since then the use of shipping containers to haul goods of all types has become fundamentally universal, used by all major shipping companies for transporting goods all over the world. If you're a resident of Durban, PE or Cape Town you can attest to this, seeing container ships arriving and departing SA's various seaports daily. Converted containers only started in the late 80's and early 90's. A British company called Bell Containers came up with the concept of outfitting used containers into livable accommodation used on construction sites. Their tagline was the site accommodation specialists and, out of their original concept, a myriad of ideas where born. Soon afterwards other companies started converting containers into a variety of applications and converted containers could be seen everywhere. Luxurious homes are constructed out of used containers, even million dollar mansions, town houses and holiday homes can be built out of this versatile medium. Shipping containers, already outfitted with a roof and four sides, can be easily converted into any usable space and eliminates the need for lengthy construction times and cost. It's also a perfectly viable option for green or environmentally minded contractors and consumers.
In South Africa the concept of converted shipping containers is relatively new. Few companies exist in SA that converts shipping containers into usable space but one of the most reliable companies is Absolute Containers, specializing in the construction of a wide variety of container applications. Absolute Containers are one of the first companies in SA to convert shipping containers into a variety of structures like prefab homes, mobile classrooms, walk-in freezers, shops, construction site offices and more. They're also one of the few companies that can deliver and construct a container on any specified site, fulfilling a customer's requirements. Their conversion prices and competitive rates rival most companies and their customer service are unbeatable. So, considering all you have read about container conversions, isn't it about time that you call Absolute Containers for your prefab solutions If you want the best, most customized service and on-time deliveries, the answer would be yes, right now!
Go Green with our converted waste bins.
Let's face it, green is the way to go these days. Everyone is focused on the environment, waste disposal and waste management. Everywhere you look you see bigger and better solutions for a gree...
Go Green with our converted waste bins.
Let's face it, green is the way to go these days. Everyone is focused on the environment, waste disposal and waste management. Everywhere you look you see bigger and better solutions for a greener environment. Companies are focusing on cleaning up their production in order to streamline their business.
Many companies invest money in a waste skip that can be picked up and emptied once a week. Unfortunately, due to the state of affairs in our country, that isn't always the most reliable means of waste disposal. Don't get me wrong, it works, but sometimes drivers will strike or vehicles will break down or the empty skip they deliver smells like it's been used by a manure farm. And a smelly skip certainly isn't something you want standing on your premises, do you?
Rubbish has to be disposed of but to have a dirty skip standing on your premises can be an eyesore, especially for new potential customers. Fortunately Absolute Containers have a solution to this specific type of scenario. As you may already know we convert old shipping containers into prefab buildings and offices. But we also make waste bins for businesses. Very nice, rubber lined waste bins.
Now, I know what you're thinking, what's the point in having a nice waste bin. After all, waste isn't a pleasant thing to look at and it's going to be disposed of anyway. That's true but having a nice, clean waste bin that serves your business is certainly better than a dirty, disgusting monstrosity lurking somewhere in the back parking lot. And, regarding waste and rubbish, out of sight, out of mind, right?
That's why our waste containers are the preferred choice. All our waste containers are fitted with a hook lift onto the frame enforced with a 100mm plate for easy transport. It's also fitted with double doors on one end to facilitate easy waste disposal. The undercarriage is enforced with steel gussets to keep the frame intact and the bottom of the bin is lined with 32mm marine ply but can also be lined with rubber if you prefer. The exterior is painted with your choice of color and the interior is primed to ensure the longevity of your bin. Oh, and the doors are fitted with holding chains to discourage any bin-divers that may frequent the area once your business closes at the end of the day.
We have covered waste bins or open waste bins depending on your specifications. We can also manufacture bins to your specifications according to your waste management needs. Just think, with one of our bins, your business could be geared up to not only serving your customers but serving the environment as well. And that's an encouraging thought. Green, after all, is the way to go and having a nice clean bin on your property to dispose of waste is definitely green. It promotes cleanliness among your staff and that, in turn, promotes professionalism.
So give us a call or visit our site for more technical information on our bin manufacture. We're sure we can help you take your business to a new level by going green!
Dont get left out in the cold this winter! Get an
When shopping for a home people look at two factors. Location and affordability. Well, what if we told you that you can determine those two factors. Especially in regards to location. Curious? Of co...
Dont get left out in the cold this winter! Get an
When shopping for a home people look at two factors. Location and affordability. Well, what if we told you that you can determine those two factors. Especially in regards to location. Curious? Of course you are. Here at Absolute Containers we have dedicated our services to those very same factors, providing affordable, perfectly placed housing. Introducing Absolute Container`s line of beautifully manufactured prefabricated homes. The various uses of shipping containers are simply astounding. You can practically make anything out of them and we have found yet another application.
Lets face it; housing or the availability of housing is a problem in our country. People are always looking for more affordable housing solutions. That is why modular prefabricated housing is such an attractive option. Now you can not only buy an affordable home but you can also choose where to place that home. At Absolute Containers we understand how important the issue of housing is to you. It is, after all, what we do. We manufacture mobile homes and site offices to the exact specification of our customers. Whether you need the economy of a single size or the spaciousness of a double wide we can always accommodate your needs.
Modular units can be used for any purpose such as construction site offices, mobile classrooms and especially prefab homes. These homes can be pre-built or erected on site by our skilled technicians and engineers. Apart from a variety of floor plans to choose from we focus on customizing a design according to the clients needs. At Absolute Containers the opinions and needs of our customers is of paramount importance. They, after all, bring us repeat business so we structure our design capabilities around our customers? specifications. Our prefabricated units are simple to set up and mobile for easy relocation. Low theft SABS approved PVC piping is used for plumbing and water services and all our units are wired for a 220 volt electric supply in accordance with SABS standards and protocols. There are also a variety of optional extras to choose from such as fly screens for the doors and windows and air-conditioning units.
It is a common sight in our country to see, on a construction site, a rickety shack usually made of materials that are easily procured from the site and surrounding areas serving as a site office. When you walk in, especially on a sweltering summer afternoon, you start sweating profusely before you even get into the door (if there is a door) and perhaps you wonder: How the heck can I run a site this size from a run-down sweatbox like this? Well we wonder the same thing. Wouldnt your work and attitude improve with an air-conditioned, spacious, fully furnished site office? At Absolute Containers we understand the challenges faced by construction site managers and the responsibilities they hold. Thats why its important for them to have adequate office space to perform satisfactorily. We manufacture prefabricated offices fitted with all the luxuries of a normal office. As with our mobile homes, our prefab offices can be erected on site and we have a wide variety of floor plans to choose from or you can give us the specs on how you would like your site offices to look and well design them for you.
At Absolute containers, the manufacture of modular prefabricated buildings is of absolute importance. You could say we made a science out of it. And we are very proud of our ability to accommodate your every need. Whether its homes, offices, class rooms, kiosks or any other structure our fully customizable prefab buildings set the standards in modular prefabricated building manufacture. Come and see us and you will understand why Absolute Containers is the very best choice in your prefab home solutions.
Absolute Containers has extensive experience, practised skill and impeccable knowledge to bring to the table. As the industry leader, we offer a variety of container conversions
Absolute Containers has extensive experience, practised skill and impeccable knowledge to bring to the table. As the industry leader, we offer a variety of container conversions, so as to meet the different needs of our clients. Choose from new or pre-owned containers, rent on either short or long term lease and customize the container according to your specific need!
Our converted containers can be used for the following:
We cater to the following industries:
Our Container Conversion Units have been built for both garages and Storage Units.
Absolute Containers can offer units
There are many uses for containers, especially when converted! Over the years, Absolute Containers have converted containers in Waste bins, Laboratories, Mobile Workshop, Control Rooms, and an IT Centre, almost anything you can imagine! The flexibility of containers has been proven in so many applications, with Absolute Container?s helping customers achieve a variety of specialised solutions.
It doesn?t matter what your space needs are; we can supply you a purpose built, customised 3m, 6m or 12m shipping container conversion!
Your Container Home Away From Home
Whenever you go on holiday, do you ever spend time in hotels? I suppose that would depend on the type of holiday you're taking, whether you're going camping or going to the coast. But, hote...
Your Container Home Away From Home
Whenever you go on holiday, do you ever spend time in hotels? I suppose that would depend on the type of holiday you're taking, whether you're going camping or going to the coast. But, hotel accommodation, whether in a two-star or five-star joint, in always good living. It doesn't matter the ranking of the establishment, you're going to enjoy your stay there, no matter what. Because, as a guest, the owners of this hotel will go out of their way to make you comfortable because it's your holiday, after all.
Now, most hotels are obviously in beautiful locations to appeal to their clientele. And hotels come with all the creature comforts of home, a TV in every room and maybe satellite service, depending on the star-rating of course and hopefully bed & breakfast. But have you ever stayed in container hotel accommodation? Usually, hotels aren?t made from shipping containers but, since shipping container structures are popping up everywhere, hotel companies are following suit and with fantastic results.
Due to the shipping container's versatility, hotel and resort companies are taking advantage of this fact by using them to build container accommodation. Take, for instance, the Alterra Beach Resort, a five-star resort about 350 kilometres south-east of Buenos-Aires. Originally built as an art gallery and constructed entirely out of shipping containers, this resort is located in a forest of pines and a perfect destination for eco-tourists. The resort have recently added two extra cabins with heating and cooling units, a kitchenette and a private balcony.
So you see, hotel container accommodation can be just as comfortable, if not more so, than normal, brick and mortar made hotels. Also, many hotels and resorts are cashing in on the novelty aspect of container living. Take any internet search and you?ll see container hotels of every size, shape and sort popping up in practically every country. People are taking advantage of the ease of building with shipping containers and, compared to most other building materials, shipping containers are relatively cheap. So, it's really no surprise that your next holiday may be spent in five-star hotel container accommodation.
Wherever You Are
Whether it's a new home, additional storage space, a mobile classroom or a walk-in freezer, people use converted containers for many things. It is such a convenience, knowing that you don't...
Wherever You Are
Whether it's a new home, additional storage space, a mobile classroom or a walk-in freezer, people use converted containers for many things. It is such a convenience, knowing that you don't have to spend your money on building an addition to your house, when you can just buy a converted container that does the same job, only better. Converted containers are surely making big waves here in South Africa simply due to the convenience of having a space ready for whatever purpose you need.
But what if the business you're buying from is here in Gauteng but you're all the way in Cape Town. What then? How are you going to get your converted container all the way from Jozi to the Mother City? I suppose it would help if the company you bought the container from could deliver but what if they don't? Well, I suppose, before you decide to buy a container, it's better to check and see if the company you're buying from can deliver and, if you're buying from Absolute Containers, you have no problems.
Here, at Absolute Containers, we ship containers nationwide. So, it doesn't matter if you live in Potchefstroom of Pofadder, whatever you order from us will be delivered. Now that is convenience, isn't it? Not many container conversion companies can make this boast but we can because we can back it up with action. It doesn't matter what type of conversion you get from us whether it?s a converted home, storage container, ablution facilities, a mobile classroom, walk in freezers or any type of conversion, we can deliver it right to your front door, no matter where you are.