If you’re in business, you know that time is money. And when it comes to shipping containers, time is most definitely of the essence. Late shipments or issues with container quality can end up setting a whole project back and costing a lot of money. That’s why Shipping Containers Mackay has put together this quick guide on how to modify a shipping container for your business needs.

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses need to be able to adapt and change quickly in order to stay ahead of the competition. One way to do that is to have a flexible and versatile workspace. Shipping containers are the perfect solution for this, as they can be easily modified to suit a wide range of specific needs, from providing an ablution block or air-conditioned office space on a rural worksite, to storing or shipping large amounts of valuable merchandise.

So, what exactly do you need to do in order to modify a shipping container for your business?

  1. First, you’ll need to decide on the size and layout of the container

This will obviously depend on the task you need it for. 20 foot and 40 foot containers are often appropriate for many kinds of worksite facilities, like anything workers may need on a mining site, or even pop-up cafes and other mobile storefronts. You should also consider any circumstances that are unique to your place of business, such as the surrounding area or specific storage needs that will affect how you need the container to be laid out.

Our containers come in a few different loading options, like open top or high cube, which may prove more suitable for your needs than a standard container.

  1. Then, you’ll need to modify the interior to include any necessary amenities

If your container will be used as a room of sorts, this could include electricity, plumbing, HVAC, or even whole kitchenettes and toilets. For other purposes, there are endless options for shelving, flooring, seating, and secure storage solutions.

If you have something very specific in mind, you can always modify a container from the ground up, starting with a standard or insulated container. However, reputable suppliers like Shipping Containers Mackay have a huge selection of pre-modified containers for purchase or hire. These suit a variety of different purposes and might just save you some money.

  1. Finally, you’ll need to add any exterior modifications

Doors, windows, and skylights can all be modified to suit both environment and purpose. Anything that will make your business run smoother, from service windows to sliding doors, will put the finishing touches on your container.

A paint job can also be of vital importance for advertising purposes if your container will be in transit or in a place of high visibility. With a professional paint job, this branding will survive all weather conditions for long term use.

All in all, the process of modifying a shipping container is not as daunting as it may seem. Mostly, it comes down to deciding what your requirements will be and planning accordingly. But if you’re still not sure where to start, Shipping Containers Mackay is here to help. We have a team of experts who can assist you with every step of the process, from initial planning to final delivery.

We deliver all over the country, often in less than 24 hours! So don’t allow for any setbacks to cost your business time or money. Contact us today on 07 4837 1594 to learn more about how we can help you modify a shipping container for your business needs.