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The Best Way To Modify A Shipping Container

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Are you looking for modified shipping containers for sale? No matter whether you are looking for a temporary site office or a portable living space, these unique options are a great way to transform any outdoor area.

Shipping containers are incredibly useful. Not only are they extremely portable, but they are also highly durable and capable of lasting for a long time; they can last at least 25 years. So, what is the best way to modify a shipping container? We thought we would take a closer look.

Contact us if you want to be the proud owner of a Modulate Container. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote for any of your modification needs.

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Why would you want to customise a shipping container?

When it comes to looking for a site office for sale, a shipping container can be a great option, and portable workspaces are one of the most common customisations that people make. Repurposing these containers to become comfortable and inviting offices can be a very cost-effective alternative to building a permanent structure.

Of course, when it comes to modified shipping containers for sale, they do not just make great workspaces. These unique facilities can be used for a wide array of different uses, including as portable bathrooms for events, locker rooms, and even kitchens.

Thanks to the ability to install plumbing and heating, these units also make fantastic temporary accommodations. These mobile homes can provide comfortable and affordable solutions for workers and those in need.

What kind of modifications can be undertaken?

If you are looking for modified shipping containers for sale, you might be wondering what kind of changes can be made. In short, there is an almost endless array of modifications that can be undertaken, including:

  • Doors and windows

This is one of the first changes to make, ensuring you can not only access the container easily but that natural light can flow through. Most of Modulate Containers' standard site offices have a Personal Access (PA) door. But you can add a sliding door instead of a PA door, and also change the size of your windows or even add more windows for extra light.

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  • Floors

Another common modification to make is to install flooring, helping to create a level base throughout. From vinyl, commercial epoxy, and hardwood timber to carpet flooring, the possibilities are endless.

  • Insulation

No matter whether you are looking for an office space, toilet or accommodation, shipping container insulation is essential in helping to keep a comfortable temperature. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) fire rated insulated (sandwich) panels is our most popular option, as it has good insulation properties and its "inert material does not rot and provide no nuturitional benefits to vermin therefore does not attract pests such as rats or termites."

  • Paint

Painting the interior and exterior of the container not only helps to create a more appealing aesthetic but it can also protect against the elements. We can paint your shipping container in a wide variety of colours, and if you want to match your container to your corporate colours, we also offer our clients custom painted shipping containers.

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  • Air Conditioning

While insulation is vital to keep conditions comfortable during the summer months, air conditioning is also a very popular modification. From 2.6kw air conditioning units for smaller shipping containers up to 5.0kw for larger spaces, we will help you and your team keep cool during our Australian summers and warm during the winters.

  • Electricity and Plumbing

Looking for a site office for sale? If so, you will also need to ensure that your shipping container has power and plumbing. We only use certified plumbers and electricians, and our Modulate Ready ® electricity and plumbing system makes the installation of your Modulate Container on your site quick and easy.

  • Fixture and Fittings

Finally, another popular modification to make to a shipping container is to add fixture and fittings, such as sinks and cookers for kitchen units and toilets and showers for bathrooms. Our company has negotiated preferential rates with all of our suppliers of fixture and fittings and are therefore able to provide very competitive rates when it comes to including those as part of the modification works.

Why should you hire an expert?

While there are a huge array of modifications that can be made to a shipping container, it is important to ensure that you are collaborating with a professional team to complete them. These changes can impact the overall structural integrity of the unit, so a professional outfit team will ensure that your container remains strong and sturdy.

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Modulate Containers is an innovative Australian shipping container modification manufacturer with over 20 years of container modification experience. Our professional team is on hand to help you every step of the way in your shipping container conversion journey. All of our modifications are fully engineered, and we use certified fabricators, electricians and plumbers to guarantee the very best results.

So if you are looking for modified shipping containers for sale or want to discuss your next project, get in touch with our friendly team today for your free, no-obligation quote. Or give us a call on 1300 278 119 or send us an email at We look forward to turning your container conversion idea into reality.

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