Frequently Asked Questions
Whichever insulation system we choose from spray foam solutions to regular insulation systems we make sure it’s closed cell polyurethane foam. Spray foam insulation can be applied on both the external and internal walls of your Containers; you can also spray it underneath your Container to stop any moisture from the ground creeping into your Containers, keeping it cool like a regular home.
The final price of a construction using Shipping Containers can be up to 30% lower than the final value of a conventional construction, with several other advantages such as the completion time of the work, which can be reduced by up to 60%. Other factors that will impact on a greater reduction in the cost will come from the materials and finishes used on the project.
Containers are made from a material designed for maritime cargo transport in very adverse conditions many times for up to 40 years. On a lot, if properly maintained, it can last for generations.
Before we purchase any Container, the history of each unit is researched by us. This history indicates the type of cargo and the routes of each unit. A Certificate is also requested, issued by the Public Federal Service in the Port itself before the unit is released. This report states that the unit is free of any toxic residue or radiation.
The polyurethane based insulation layer is located between the inner and outer metal sheets of the Container, remaining completely insulated. The polyurethane used is anti-flammable.
Because it is a compact space, the challenge arises of working well the ergonomics and comfort of this space. The furniture it is designed to be efficient, the illumination and the circulation are resources used for the “humanization” of e space, turning it into a comfortable space, even though it is compact.
Because it is a material that has a standard size for transportation, it can be transported by truck or ship. Arriving at the installation site we will a crane or a munck truck to pull it out of the truck and lay it on the ground. The foundation is quite simple because of the reduced weight of the Container in relation to the masonry and depending on the conditions of the terrain, concrete blocks are enough to support it.
From there, all cuts are made on the plates, the hydro-sanitary and electrical installations (which can be built-in or apparent) and the finishes such as flooring, painting, connections between modules. It is a very simplified and fast process.
Containers are made from highly resistant corten steel. Its original doors are designed in order to keep the module watertight and windtight when closed. To open it, you will need a torch. At the time of the installation, the Containers are fixed in the foundation, avoiding that they can be transported at any moment.