Whether you are sending cargo to another location or need some extra storage space on your premises, there are several ways you can modify shipping containers and storage containers for functionality and efficiency.

From electrical and plumbing systems to extra insulation, here are some great options for shipping container modifications and container conversions.

1. Extra Doors and Windows

One way to improve the functionality of your shipping container is by adding doors and windows. When using your container for shipping goods, adding a sliding door or roll-up door can make loading and unloading much easier. If it’s increased access you need then see our side access containers, they could be a great option without the fuss of making the modifications yourself.

This can also help improve ventilation and lighting for containers that have been converted into office space or accommodations.

Red shipping container with windows and doors

2. Additional Insulation

If you are planning on working or living in your shipping container, adding insulation will make it much more comfortable. Insulation helps keep the internal temperature stable, so it won’t be too hot or too cold. Spray foam or rigid foam are some good choices when applied to the walls, ceiling and floor.

3. Electrical and Plumbing Systems

One of the best ways to create a functional liveable space within your shipping container is by adding electrical and plumbing systems. These include wall outlets, light fixtures and HVAC systems that make the container much easier to live and work in.

With additional plumbing, you can also add facilities like toilets, sinks and showers.

4. Shelving and Storage

Additional shelving and storage options can be useful for organising items in your container whether you are shipping them or simply storing them away. For shipping, shelving and storage allow you to pack goods for easier organisation.

For storage, you can install shelves, cabinets and drawers to keep your items safe and secure for future use.

5. Paint The Exterior

Painting your shipping container has both functional and aesthetic benefits. Firstly, it helps ensure the material of the container is protected from the elements so that it will last as long as possible. Secondly, it can make the container look more attractive and offers a great way to personalise it.

Choose high-quality paints that are formulated for metal surfaces for the best results. See our shipping container painting services for more information.


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