It’s not always necessary to convert storage containers before they can be used for other purposes. For larger structures, such as a restaurant or large office space, containers will usually need to be modified and cut into different shapes and sizes to fit the design plan. However, in many cases the right type of container is already available “off the shelf”, so to speak, from suppliers. The following types of building probably do not require a conversion:
Small, temporary office units, often used on construction sites. Many unit suppliers will already have a suitable container ready for use.
Refrigerated storage containers, or containers with shelving units. Again, these are readily available from many suppliers.
Toilet units, for use on work sites, at festivals or at event venues.
Basic canteen and welfare units. These are usually constructed so that they can function on sites where there may not be a mains electricity supply or access to running water.
Many suppliers will be able to stack units, as well as providing the basic accessories such as stairs and ramps. Stacking units allows users to minimise the footprint of the overall structure.