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20ft Bespoke bird hide container conversion

The Conversion Brief

We were approached from a local nature reserve looking to use a shipping container converted into a bird hide for use in their compound for photographers and nature watchers. We fitted various viewing hatches for multiple viewing angles. 

Breakdown of the Project

It was a privilege to be approached by Northumbria Wildlife Trust with the trust being local to our head office. The representative requested a 2-stage quotation, with stage 1 being the fabrication work and stage 2 for the internal fit out for a bespoke bide hide viewing containerWe met on site at our conversions depot to showcase current projects that were in production, and had similar attributes. 

After agreeing to go ahead with stage 1, the team at the wildlife trust provided us with basic drawings with dimensions and positioning for the hatches and personnel door. The order was placed and we then provided 3D rendered visuals to give the team a visual of what the final converted container will look like. The fab work progressed and we met the representative on site during the build and after meeting we added additional gas struts for the lift up hatches. After the official sign off the unit was delivered to site where the customer commenced with the internal fit out.  

Conversion breakdown

  • 1no. 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container RAL6007 
  • The cargo double doors were removed. 
  • A new corrugated panel was fitted in space of removed cargo doors. 
  • Secure 10point locking mechanism steel personnel door was fitted. 
  • 3no. ****mm x ****mm lift up hatches with gas strut operation were fitted along the right hand 20ft side. 
  • 1no. ****mm x ****mm lift up hatch gas strut assisted was fitted on the left hand 20ft side. 
  • 1no. ****mm x ****mm lift up hatch gas strut assisted was installed alongside the personnel door. 
  • 1no. ****mm x ****mm lift up hatch gas strut assisted installed in the rear 8ft side. 
  • Resprayed externally dark green RAL6007. 
  • Resprayed internally RAL9005 

The bespoke bird hide container needed to be completed to a strict * week deadline so it could be transported to the nature reserve for installation.  

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