Breakdown of the Project
We were approached by an engineering company that required 3 different workshop containers for various uses and locations, we liaised with the company and had regular calls with the client about making the first workshop conversion to their specifications. The client was wanting a 20ft workshop with internal modifications, we sent over the prices for new and used shipping containers and the internal conversion and the client was wanting a new conversion. We used 1no. 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container for the workshop conversion.
The client was wanting the internal modifications as follows and we built the conversion to their specifications. The internal walls of the containers had ply board panelling throughout to create the workshop and more insulated. Once all the ply panelling is put into place the container needed to have internal electrics that included 2 strip lights to supply lighting throughout the workshop. There were also 3 x Three pin double plug sockets along one side of the container to be used when the client’s employees need to use the workshop for power assisted tools.
The workshop had a work bench bolted in place and a vice bolted to the work bench to use when needed. In addition to the work bench the client was wanting some internal shelving to be used to store tools on when not in use. Using a metal frame and 18mm thick boarding the shelving was bolted to the floor of the container throughout the remaining sides of the container. We made sure that there was enough spacing between the work bench and the internal shelving for employees to work.
On the specifications that we received; with the container conversion being used offshore the client needed a PVC curtain installed to keep out the different weather conditions whilst off shore.
We used 1no. 20ft new ‘one trip’ shipping container the majority of the modifications were internally, the external modifications that the client was needing was on the rear of the container we needed to add a flap for the cable entry for the internal electrics, and the double doors on the front of the container the right side door only needed the one locking bar but specially designed longer lever arm to open the door.
The workshop container conversion was finished in the companies desired colour scheme of a split body of white and red with two split colour bands of maroon and grey.