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There are several factors to consider when looking for a new office space. Cost, location, and physical space requirements are all factors that influence which office space best suits one’s needs and budget. Many individuals and businesses are still unaware that a shipping container, also called a sea can, can very well meet all their needs. Here is a list of 5 shipping container office benefits that will convince you to choose one as your next office.
1. Shipping Containers Are Affordable
Shipping containers offer an affordable permanent or temporary office solution if you have a location large enough to accommodate it. Depending on your budget and your short, medium, and long-term needs, you have the option of purchasing a shipping container or renting a shipping container to convert it into a convenient office space.
Because they are made of a self-supporting steel structure, shipping containers are ideal for creating an office with reduced construction costs. This highly durable structure allows you to enjoy protection from weather elements.
2. Shipping Containers Are Fully Customizable
Available in 10′, 20′, and 40′ lengths, shipping containers can be modified to suit your office needs and budget. Basic modifications include the addition of windows and doors of various types. You can enjoy a fully insulated, temperature-controlled space with the addition of insulation, heating and air conditioning. To make your office space even more functional, a bathroom, partitions, and shelving can be installed.
Another factor worth considering is that most of the customization work for your shipping container is done off-site, reducing the irritants associated with on-site construction work.
Learn more about office shipping container modifications.
3. Shipping Containers Are Eco-Friendly
As mentioned previously, shipping containers are made of a sustainable material that makes them an eco-friendly choice for an office. You’re helping the environment by repurposing a used container that would otherwise end up sitting unused in a shipping port. Choosing a shipping container as your office solution also reduces the use of construction materials since you already have an empty steel shell to start with.
If you’re worried exposure to extreme conditions will ruin the integrity of the container, keep in mind that shipping containers are designed to protect valuable merchandise. They are made of corrugated Corten steel sheets that make them structurally very resistant to loads. They are also built to withstand winds of up to 160 km/h. These characteristics make them very durable and safe for most applications including office use.
4. Maritime Containers Are Portable
Another benefit of using shipping containers as office space is that they are designed to be transported. As a result, they become the office of choice for construction sites, small businesses, self-employed individuals, pop-up marketing kiosks, and event offices. When your office needs to move, it’s ready to be shipped to your new location, almost anywhere.
5. Shipping Containers Are Spacious
The beauty of the shipping container office is its ideal size for creating spacious offices for small operations or businesses. The average container is about 320 square feet. They can be combined with other containers, used as an add-on space to an existing structure, or modified as a single unit. They are stackable to create multi-level offices or can be connected in interesting configurations.
Buying or renting a shipping container gives you the benefit of a highly scalable office space that allows you to expand your space as your business grows.
Is the Office Container an Option for You?
A shipping container is suitable for businesses and individuals looking for an affordable, customizable, durable, and mobile office solution that can be quickly designed and set up on a specific lot space.
Conterm offers shipping containers for sale and shipping containers for rent in Montreal, Laval, Cornwall and many other areas. Our containers are offered in many sizes and can be modified to meet your needs. We would be happy to discuss your project with you and answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us.