Containers are perfect for creating iconic structures and designs for homes of architectural significance – or for temporary accommodation at high-end campsites or glamping sites. With their straight lines and square frame, the design lends itself well to a very modern looking structure.
However its important to note that they are not necessarily a more economical alternative to traditional construction as there are significant structural challenges in order to meet building and energy regulations. If you are an architect or developer and already have detailed plans for a containerised home or let, please get in touch and we will be able to work with you and help to transform your ideas into reality.
Housing associations often provide the first step on the ladder for many people to move into rented accommodation and with chronic shortages of housing in many areas many people, organisations and charities believe that shipping containers could help. There have been a number of recent examples around the UK where planning has been granted for ‘Meanwhile’ use. This is usually a temporary permission that enables a prime area of land to be used before it is needed for something else and often this goes hand in hand with economic regeneration of areas to create new and vibrant communities. The benefit of using container-based homes in these situations is that once the area is ready for total redevelopment they can be moved on to help new areas in the same way. Using containers as micro homes are ideal for one or two person living.
In addition to permanent and temporary housing containers can be adapted to accommodate groups in bunk accommodation for use at places like activity and adventure centres and field trips.