The search for an affordable and sustainable home for many has come to an end, thanks to shipping containers. Shipping container homes have gained momentum due to its convenient size, suitable lodging option, durability and relative cheap price.
But like any architecture design, there can be some challenges when you opt to use it for permanent residence. Here are some tips from Grandesigns WA to help you build a better container home.
See It to Believe
It is always smart to inspect and see the merchandise before a purchase, especially used ones. There’s always a risk in used items not meeting expectations. To minimise that risk, make sure to see the container before buying. Better yet, go for One-Trip container homes in Perth, which cost less yet still look brand new.
Prepare for the Weather
Even though shipping containers are built to withstand harsh weather condition, they still have to be conditioned for the local weather. Some home owners overlooked proper insulation. Depending on your location, think about how much sun, rain, wind, or cold you need to protect yourself from. Research possible options in applying insulation and waterproofing.
Hire a Complete Pro
Find an experienced contractor that can help with the whole process. Home owners experienced hiring two different contractors to help them with the interior and the exterior. It would be easier if one contractor can do the whole thing of modifying the container and completing the interior.
Know Local Building Codes
It is important to research and comply to building regulations and planning in your area. Shipping containers even when used as living structures are also subject to these building codes and construction permit.
Container home owners can overcome these challenges and so can you. With enough research and preparation, building a container home can be easy as it is affordable.