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Shipping containers allow businesses and individuals around the world to store, move and otherwise manage their goods and belongings securely.
Standard shipping containers are designed to be fairly modular, highly portable and robustly secure, making them a great fit for most item-handling purposes. However, some projects call for far greater flexibility than even a normal shipping container can provide. Flat pack shipping containers can help when standard storage containers become too cumbersome to use.
The five major advantages that flat pack shipping containers bring to the table are covered below in detail to help you decide if they can meet your requirements:
1. Highly Portable
These types of containers are extremely easy to handle. Although flat pack shipping containers are not necessarily designed to meet ISO international shipping standards, they are still exceptionally strong and sturdy once assembled. However, they weigh substantially less overall. This makes flat pack containers a great option for building sites and terrain with low weight tolerances.
Flat pack containers come disassembled as parts that can later be put together in the place you want them. This makes it possible to take flat pack containers to sites that are otherwise inaccessible by the types of vehicles needed to deliver standard shipping containers.
Owing to their ability to be broken down for transport, flat pack containers take up considerably less space while in transit. This translates to significantly reduced transportation fees and drastically improved flexibility in delivery choices.
You can potentially deliver a small flat pack container to its destination using your own utility vehicle as the disassembled parts are usually reasonably sized to improve portability.
2. Easy to Assemble
Putting a flat pack container together can take as little as an hour for two people to complete, depending on its assembled size. Placing your flat pack container's parts as close to its intended build site as possible can help you to put it together even faster.
The actual assembly process involves first erecting the frame of the container and then slotting the panels in place for the container's walls and ceiling. Bolts join the container's frame and panels together to form a sturdy structure capable of standing up to the elements and protecting whatever you choose to keep inside.
3. Very Versatile
Thanks to their inherent simplicity where transportation, assembly and utility are concerned, flat pack containers can be produced for a wide variety of purposes. The walls and fittings can be designed to better fit housing needs, combined structures and more.
Flat pack containers can be joined to form much larger structures and compounds fit for long-term storage and housing purposes. The modularity of each individual container makes it possible to develop large structural designs of considerable complexity relatively easily.
Linking kits can even make it possible to join multiple flat pack containers into a single unit, allowing you to make use of large spaces where full-sized container delivery is not possible.
4. Easy to Take Apart
Ease of assembly takes center stage with flat pack containers, but ease of disassembly is just as important and useful.
The same simple construction process you must follow to put your flat pack container together can be followed in reverse to disassemble it and prepare it for extraction from its current location. This simplifies the process of cleaning up temporary installations once work on a construction site has been completed and can come in handy for many other scenarios as well.
5. Works for Both Commercial and Domestic Projects
Businesses looking to provide quick, stable and effective housing for multiple on-site laborers can turn to the use of flat pack containers to do so. These types of containers work very well for such projects, owing to their lower price points and standardised dimensions.
Flat pack containers also grant organizations the freedom to configure and then reconfigure structural layouts on the fly. This makes it much easier for complex, dynamic project requirements to be met without much hassle or manpower.
When used by businesses as secure, extendable storage solutions, these types of containers make it possible to keep storage structures on site, yet broken down and kept out of the way when not in use.
For domestic users, flat pack containers offer both short-term and long-term utility for multiple purposes. Used as domestic storage space, these containers can be assembled quickly in a favorable position, serving the same purpose as a shed in your backyard or even functioning as an extension for your garage.
These containers can also be transported once they have been filled up, making moving projects a possibility at far less expense than full-sized ISO-configuration shipping containers.
Flat pack shipping containers differ quite a bit from standard storage containers, but they offer many of the same benefits to those who use them, with the added bonuses of extended portability and heightened adaptability.
If you or your business are considering going the flat pack route with your next project, reach out to our team here at CBOX to learn how we can help.