At NZBOX, we love shipping container modification projects and have helped many customers with container modifications in NZ for years. Shipping containers can be converted into just about anything from sleep outs and workshops to retail spaces, coffee shops and more. Modified shipping containers can be a cost-effective and practical solution since they are extremely robust, durable, versatile and transportable. The only limitation to what can be done is one’s own imagination and (of course) the budget.
Shipping container modification work can be done using any of our 10ft, 20ft and 40ft standard or insulated units at standard height or high cube height (1ft taller). They can also be used in combination for larger-scale projects like portable buildings or portable workshops. Walls can be removed, a variety of window and door options are available (including roller doors or sliding doors) – the possibilities are basically endless so get in touch with our specialist team today and we’ll work with you to turn your container modification dream into a reality.
Take a look at these container modification ideas
Container Kiosk - 10ft
Container Kiosks are great options for those looking for temporary and/or portable kiosk solutions especially for large trade, entertainment and sporting events. They are commonly used as food and beverage kiosks but can also be used as information stands or merchandising/retail purposes. The 10ft Container Kiosk can be quickly folded up for transport.
Container Cafes - 20ft
Container Cafes are becoming increasingly popular for those not just looking for temporary or portable solutions but for permanent ones as well. The 20ft container cafe provides plenty of space for multiple team members, equipment, stock, products and more. They can also very easily be used as container bars too which you’ll see frequently at many of the food and wine festivals throughout New Zealand.
A site office is an important part of the construction industry and the modified shipping container has become a great solution to serve its purpose. It provides a pivotal space on a construction site for meetings, storage of equipment and documentation. They can also be plumbed to include toilets and showers with space for changing rooms as well.
Retail is another area which has taken advantage of advances in shipping container modification with 20ft containers and even 40ft containers being popularly used for this purpose. It’s become so common that there have even been entire shipping container malls created in this country and around the world. The costs compared to leasing an entire retail space in a mall are one of the great advantages, especially for smaller retailers whose product range doesn’t justify a large outlay.
Shipping containers have been used for accommodation for quite some time now with shipping container homes especially becoming more popular in recent years. While an entire shipping container home can be a huge undertaking, many people opt for a smaller conversion such as a sleepout. It gives households great flexibility to either free up space from the main house and/or provide options for family and friends who come to stay. A cost-effective solution compared to a house extension alternative.
Shelving containers are a more subtle form of container modification but a great one all the same as they allow to maximise your shipping container as a practical storage unit solution. It creates additional floorspace by utilising areas that would otherwise be empty allowing you to get more out of your shipping container. Shelves are also a great addition when building a portable workshop as well.
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