Ply-lining a shipping container can prevent condensation from forming on the ceiling of the container but, is an expensive option if you are only trying to prevent condensation build-up. If you just wish to combat the issue of shipping container condensation, you may wish to consider using desiccants for a short-term solution or Grafo-Therm for a longer-term solution.
Insulation and ply-lining is the preferred choice when converting containers in to site offices and welfare units. It helps reduce temperature fluctuations, reduce acoustic pollution and neaten the container interior. It also lends itself to a number of specialist storage applications. Foodstuffs that may need to be stored at ambient temperatures (eg eggs that you don’t’ want to freeze in the cold or cook in the heat of summer), or storage of high value condensation sensitive items such as high value artworks, furniture, fabrics and textiles.
Ply Lining a container is not an easy job, but its also pretty straightforward. You won’t need a rocket scientist to help and we are more than happy to advise on the more process should you want to take this task on yourself. Our yards are of course very experienced with this process and getting us to do the work will always be a little more expensive than doing it yourself, but you also have the peace of mind that everything will be done for you on arrival.
To install the ply, we first install a framework of batons in between which, we install the insulation and then cover this with the ply-lining. If preferred, we can offer melamine instead of ply and for containers that are being used for food preparation, we can add wipe clean surfaces that are suitable for use in food preparation areas. The cavity between the external container wall and the new internal ply wall is stuffed with Rockwool or any other insulation material (Rockwool insulation is cheap, easy to get and performs very well in a shipping container)
The thickness of the ply-lining used varies by depot so, if you have a specific thickness that you’d like, just let us know. We can also replace ply boarding with pretty much any other panelling material you may choose. Melamine faced chipboard is very popular for conversions that require a catering grade wipe clear surface (e.g. prep room and commercial kitchen extensions), but we can offer a range of panelling options to suit (obviously more expensive panels for us to buy will put the price of your job up by a similar amount)
Aesthetically, ply-lining provides a clean, fresh look to the inside of any shipping container.
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