3 Benefits to Using a Shipping Container as an Office
Aug 2022

3 Benefits to Using a Shipping Container as an Office

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With so many projects being done all over the country and many needing temporary office solutions, shipping containers for rent are proving to be the most cost-effective, eco-friendly solution.

Shipping containers are durable, portable, and customizable. Therefore, it doesn’t matter where you need to set up an office, you can create a luxurious space designed to host VIP clients or construction workers almost anywhere.

Quick and simple to set up (some even pre-fabricated), they are easy to transport to any site and for any length of time.

Since shipping containers are made from sustainable materials, repurposing them reduces your carbon footprint and is environmentally beneficial.

Containers come in sizes of 20’, 40’, and 40’ High Cube (HC), and are stackable to create extra space. Sigma Container also comes to your site to assess and ensure the safety of the area where the container is to be placed. This ensures the safety of your workers and ours when placing your new space.

1. An affordable office space with a touch of class

With so much money involved when running any kind of business, the one thing you want to ensure is that you keep costs to a minimum. This benefits you and looks great to the client.

Whether you are looking to set up an office as a temporary structure on a construction site or trying to create a certain aesthetic in a modern area with unique permanent offices, new or used shipping containers are affordable and a great option.

They are versatile and can be set up at temporary locations. Or, if you are looking at a rent-to-own option, they can be placed in more permanent locations.

Coming in various sizes and customized in many different ways, from sliding doors to windows and even paint colours, you can choose a container that will give you the space and feel that you require.

While rental containers may have limited customization, you can still get the office space you need and be a step closer to the aesthetic you want. The containers are also stackable, so you’re not limited to one level or space.

The durability of the materials used to construct them means that they can withstand the elements and very rarely need repairing, which also keeps the running costs low.

To help control costs, the rental company is liable for the security of the container and any and all maintenance. So, you don’t have to worry about additional fees such as security guards or security systems.

If you are looking for an extension to your warehouse, shipping containers are less expensive than short-term storage units. As well, being placed on your site eliminates the need to drive to multiple locations. Everything is right where you need it to be.

2. Easy to move – and even easier to set up

Shipping containers are easy enough to load onto a specialized flatbed truck and move. Using hoist lifts or roller beds to set them on the ground, and again move them later, is a relatively quick and easy process.

With no foundations holding them in place and only requiring minimal power and possible water connections, they can be set almost anywhere. If no power hookups are available, they can easily connect to generators.

There is no assembly required with shipping containers, so once placed on the ground, they are ready to start working. All you would need to do is set up the office space you require and begin your work.

When looking at shipping containers for rent, you can discuss your specific needs prior to renting them. The dedicated team at Sigma Container can help you assess your site, the space, and your needs prior to renting. We can also provide the transport to deliver your container, situate it correctly, and then remove it later when required.

We can move it to another location if needed or remove it from the site completely, depending on your project’s duration and other requirements. This is all discussed prior to taking out the rental lease, so your needs are met and fulfilled before the project starts.

3. Eco-friendly and sustainable

All shipping containers are made from sustainable materials. This means that not only are they eco-friendly during construction, but they do not deplete natural resources when being built.

The carbon footprint during the build is less than half of traditional building materials, such as concrete or brick. They are also made from metal such as steel, so there is no destruction of trees or forests.

You can drastically reduce the cost to the environment when reusing a container, as it takes a lot of energy and resources to melt one down when they are no longer in use. Converting and customizing them is also a lot cheaper than building a traditional office space.

Thanks to their durability, they last for many years without rusting or degrading. Therefore, reusing and repurposing them once they have finished their life as shipping containers only continues to benefit the environment.

Get Started With Your Office Space Today

Sigma Container Corporation has a wide range of prefabricated or blank containers ready to get you started with your office space, both new and used, and ranging from 20’, 40’, and 40’ HC in size.

We also provide the truck to deliver the container to the site you need, and then remove it when the project is complete.

To ensure that the location is safe for the container and that the right size is ordered, our dedicated team visits the site to review it and discuss options with you. Safety is our priority, as well as ensuring that your needs are met.

If you want more information, or to start the process of building your new office, you can reach us online, or call us at 1-877-225-7762 to get working today.

Tom Bray is a freelance writer with over five years experience writing for online publications and over ten years in business and sales. He studied journalism and media and has written for various online outlets on multiple topics. His specialty subjects are shipping containers and transport logistics.

Tom’s passion for writing and transport logistics motivates him to provide frequent direct marketing content that can show you how a shipping container can be effectively utilized and modified to each person’s needs.

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