Mistakes to Avoid When Constructing a Shipping Container Home

September 12 2016
Mistakes to Avoid When Constructing a Shipping Container Home

Shipping container homes should be organized and safe, so here are mistakes that you should avoid when building one.

The trend of building a home out of shipping containers has increased because they are cost-efficient, eco-friendly, and incredibly strong and easy to work with. When you look at a good home constructed from shipping containers you can’t help but feel surprised when you learn they were built quickly and for a little amount of money. There are also examples which have failed because they failed to follow simple protocol. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid when constructing your shipping container home.

  1. Not Researching Planning Regulations

Just when you think you’ve constructed a new home and can start living a new life, you receive a letter notifying you must deconstruct it because it does not follow planning regulations. This disaster of a scenario can be avoided if you get in touch with your local public works building division before you start building.

  1. Buying the Wrong Kind of Shipping Container

There are cube containers and then there are high cube containers. The high cube containers are rectangular and are an additional foot in height. This can spell trouble when you don’t know the differences and they rely on everything fitting like LEGO bricks. Make sure that your containers fit properly.

  1. Installing the Wrong Kind of Insulator

Consider your local climate when insulating your shipping container home. In warm, dry climate: focus on keeping it cool so you avoid seamless vapor barrier. Condensation is your biggest enemy as the collection of water causes containers to rust.

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