Why buy a Shipping Container
Shipping Containers have fast become a contemporary space solution for many small businesses. Their versatility and portability make them a great choice for short term space problems, or for expanding retail and hospitality businesses. Storage Containers have reached celebrity status in the Tiny Home movement and present the blank canvas of basic design for homeowners on a budget or for those who require extended living or storage space. As a low-cost solution, the humble shipping container cant be beaten but there are things to look out for when considering a purchase, to be sure your new space will stand the test of time.
What to look out for
After making the choice to buy a shipping container, there comes the issue of supply. Finding a reputable container trader is vitally important particularly when purchasing a second-hand container, so you can be confident of the history of the container and that any use is reflected in the price.
Location: When considering where to buy a shipping container, consider the cost of transporting it to your chosen site and request that this is detailed in your quote. Depending on the size of the container you purchase a longer truck may be required to get it to site and this can be extremely expensive. Typically a crane is also used to set a larger container in your chosen location and this cost needs to be factored into your budget. You may find that the port nearest to you is the best starting point for your purchase decision as Shipping Containers are used and moved every day. You are sure to find Shipping Containers for sale in Newcastle, Port Philip and Fremantle where sea freight companies base their operations.
Condition: Containers are made from high-grade steel and while this is incredibly sturdy is susceptible to rust if damaged. Be sure to inspect your container to confirm any repainting that may have been done to cover damage, and for any holes in the exterior that may affect the integrity of the container when in use.
Utility: When considering the size of the container you need, be sure to know the dimensions of the space available. Shipping Container storage in Sydney can be expensive so knowing the best size to suit your needs and budget will ensure your purchase meets your goals.