The architecture of an Eco-friendly container is all that matters. If it’s done right, you’ll end up with a beautiful new home for an affordable price. However, if it’s done by a bunch of unprofessional individuals, it may be your biggest burden. That’s why it’s important for you to find a quality company that’s going to build a modern and up-to-standards place.
How can a shipping container be turned into a residence?
Shipping containers have been around for many years now. However, engineers and innovative people thought – “Why don’t we turn them into a place in which people can hang out?” The process of tweaking a container and turning it into a home is much shorter than building a new home from scratch. This element is one of the most important ones. Also, it’s a quicker process. With a highly trained team, you can have a new place within days, instead of building a regular home for months.
The base is made of steel; however, a lot of Eco-friendly systems are integrated during the construction. Every aspect of the container is Eco-friendly including the heating, water supply, power, and so on.
The interior is made of drywall panels. Most companies put isolation between the steel walls and drywall panels. Everything is located behind the walls including the wires, sockets, and isolation. The most important thing as far as the interior goes, is to seal it well. In simpler words, the doors and windows need to be top-quality. If your doors and windows aren’t top-notch, you risk losing heat from the room.
The exterior is also made of steel, but it can be tweaked and changed. Another layer of isolation may be added, although it’s not mandatory. Some people cover the steel with various things (such as wood), while others don’t. It’s completely arbitrary.
There are also other components included in the interior design of these objects. For example, a smoke alarm and power outlets are mandatory. A water supply is also integrated by default. You can add anything you need with ease. One of the main benefits of these objects is that you can make various adjustments without much hassle.
The architectural benefits
The benefits are pretty obvious. The first beneficial thing you’ll notice is the size and compactness. Additionally, it’s a great alternative to a regular home. It’s affordable and easy to install. With the right team of people, your dumpster will be assembled quickly.
One of the things that separate us from the others is our quality guarantee. You can rest assured that your new home is going to be built to the latest standards on the market. We take great care of our clients and try to fulfill most of your wishes and demands. Going green is a huge step, and it should be handled by professionals. Everything is straightforward and transparent with us; there are no hidden fees and costs.
There are many different container sizes available, and it’s pretty important to choose the right one. If you, for example, choose a smaller container, you’ll increase your expenses. On the other hand, if you choose a bigger one, you’ll overpay the service. Before determining the size you need, you have to pay attention to a few things.
What do I need it for?
The first thing you need to do is to determine the approximate quantity of junk you’re planning to accumulate. If you manage to calculate (approximately) how much junk you’ll toss out, you won’t have a problem to pinpoint the exact size of the dumpster. Furthermore, if you have an issue with the calculations, feel free to contact us, and we’ll try to help you as much as we can.
Bear in mind, the worst choice you can make is to rent a container that’s too small. Also, don’t try to cut corners by overfilling the dumpster, it’s forbidden, and it will be rejected by the company. There are a few standards that companies need to follow, and they are determined by the law.
Typical (standard) dimensions
A 10-yard dumpster is 12 feet in length. The width is 8 feet, and the height is 3.5 feet. A 10-yard container has ten cubic yards of volume.
A 20-yard container is 22 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 4 feet in height. The maximum volume is 20 cubic yards.
except for the height. A 30-yard one is 6 feet high whereas a 40-yard one is 8 feet in height. The max volume of these is 30 and 40 cubic yards.
Understanding cubic yards
The first thing people get wrong is the concept of cubic yards. It’s a measure of volume, not length; a 3x3x3 feet cube has a volume of 1 cubic yard. If you have the dimensions of a dumpster, it’s pretty easy to calculate the volume using a simple formula in two steps:
– Multiply the length, width, and height in feet to get the total volume in cubic feet
– Divide the total volume in cubic feet with 27, and you’ll get the maximum volume in cubic yards.
Always remember to double-check your calculations, because if you do something wrong, it will affect the overall experience and also your budget.