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Sailing ahead with bespoke design and build

Sailing ahead with bespoke design and build

After 15 years at the forefront of the container conversions industry, you'd have thought we must have "seen it all before". Sometimes, though, an outstanding conversion project comes along.

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Hiring containers to build your empire

Hiring containers to build your empire

If you're in the construction, roofing, electrical or waste management trades, you're already familiar with container hire as temporary office buildings. It is industry standard for building sites to hire our security fencing and "welfare units" too (the places where the sacred kettles or urns live).

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Containing greatness

Containing greatness

The organisers of the oldest international sporting trophy asked Containers and More to help design bespoke container conversions for use as part of their team's workshop, store and offices overseas. We took their briefing with some confidence since this prestigious client's requirements were precise, and their reputation and global heritage brand meant they had exacting standards to maintain..

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It’s hip to be square

It’s hip to be square

Containers are popping up in more and more places where traditionally-constructed buildings used to be seen. Scarcely an episode of the TV shows "Grand Designs" and "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces" goes by without some clever container conversion that morphs into a dreamy designer eco- home or work space. Architects, engineers, builders and other construction professionals are seeing the potential of container conversions to deliver affordable building projects that are portable, quick to erect and sustainable.

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Shipping container conversions used by Southwest Florida 3D to create mobile 3D printer rigs

Shipping container conversions used by Southwest Florida 3D to create mobile 3D printer rigs

The team over at 3DPrint highlighted an awesome use of shipping containers last week when they interviewed Andy Tran of Southwest Florida 3D, a Naples-based 3D print specialist firm.

The article explains how many companies who are investing in these extremely large 3D printing rigs are spending thousands on the gantries and frames to house the equipment, whereas Mr. Tran came up with the idea of using converted shipping containers for the task.

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