We can outfit the unit with lighting, electrical outlets, heaters, security windows and personnel doors as required plus, we can insulate and either ply line or melamine line the internal surfaces of the container and add non-slip vinyl flooring if required.
Canteens produced from shipping containers are easy to move with a crane equipped vehicle making them ideal for use as building site offices as they can be moved from one project to another as required. Canteens are not ‘welfare’ units as they do not have they’re own power source (generator for example) which is what typically defines a welfare unit they will need a water/waste and electrical hook up.
We can use one trip shipping containers or repaint a second hand unit for ‘recycled’ canteen. Alternatively, we can add wooden cladding to the exterior of the container. This is a really nice option and disguises the fact that your new office was once a shipping container!
Items such as sinks, water heaters, kitchen units, work surfaces and even hobs! Canteens, although named as such, dont have to be canteens either and therefore aren’t limited to use on building sites. They can be used by car park attendants, first aid rooms for festivals and concerts, kiosks or even as a shipping container home.
There is no standard template for these units so you can order a truly bespoke conversion that meets your exacting requirements.
Where we’ve installed electrics, we certify the electrics in depot but current regulations stipulate that you must have a professionally qualified electrician do the on-site connection in accordance with the latest IEE Wiring Regulations.
On this page, we’ve included pictures of the some of the canteens and example office units that we’ve produced using shipping containers so you can get some idea of what we can do for you.
As well as producing offices from shipping containers, other conversions we’ve done include producing bars, café’s, kiosks and workshops.