The process of building a structure from scratch requires time and effort, not to mention the financial commitment necessary till the completion of the structure. Maritime containers provide a quick and easy alternative to create sustainable dens, homes, offices, centers and storage facilities. If you are interested in exploiting the versatilities of sea containers instead of building from scratch, you will have to buy one from somewhere, and presented below are some factors worth considering when you want to buy shipping containers:
The local building codes for shipping containers
Ensure to check the local building codes and know the kind of permits required for the kind of structures you want to build with the shipping container. If you desire to buy more than one container, check the shipping container dimensions and ensure that they will conform to the available space, including the floor area and the height where you will finally install them.
The Placement of the containers
Before you buy the sea container, check to ascertain that there is a clear level site which will allow enough space for the placement and also for sufficient access for the delivery vehicle. To allow for portability of the container, it is recommended that you buy a flatbed trailer since you can move these with lots of ease.
The condition of the shipping container
“Cargo worthy” maritime containers will be fitted with metal channels in compliance with industry standards for ease of handling and will be relatively expensive compared to domestic containers. For normal domestic containers, your main concern should be that they are wind and water tight but not necessarily cargo worthy.
Take your time to physically inspect the container for potential integrity breaches such as damages or leakages. You may also opt to purchase “one trip/new” containers, which generally have been used ones and are still in great shape.