We specialize in building modular metal structures using shipping containers
A nice and comfortable cabin in the wild
A Beach/River Front Motel
Containers are much stronger than normal wood construction methods. They are made with steel uni-body construction, the strongest construction method possible. The walls are made from for 14 gauge. 0.075 inch corrugated sheet steel panels that are welded to the main structure. The top and bottom side rails and end frames are 7 gauge tubular steel. The steel used to build modern shipping/cargo container is a corrosive resistant high- strength low- alloy steel. The roof of the containers is constructed with die- stamp corrugated steel sheets with a certain chamber at the center. The roof’s main purpose is to keep out the elements. The bottom of the container has 3-4 mm thick cross members that have recesses along the bottom side rails, which allows them to be lifts with special straddle carriers. The floor of the shipping/ cargo container is 28mm thick with 19 ply treated plywood screwed into the structural cross members. Shipping containers can resist snow, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
The only wood found in the container itself is the flooring. It is 28mm thick with 19 ply plywood, treated to be weather and insect resistant, which is extremely important in the original purposed of shipping materials. The walls are solid steel so there is no surface for termites to eat. Also, due to the solid construction of the container, the only openings for pests of any kind to enter the container is through any openings cuts into the container for doors and windows. All of these openings are insulated and caulked/ silicone to prevent weather and insects or rodents from entering. You can put one of the container cabins in the middle of the wood and be confident that it will not be destroyed by insects.
Shipping containers were built specifically to withstand all types of severe weather. They were built not only to withstand being stacked 8 or 9 high, but also to withstand the strong rains and winds incurred when travelling across the ocean on shipping vessels. All of the repurposed containers we use are still deemed to be wind and water tight. Add to this any outside siding and inside insulation and wall material and you have an amazingly weather tight structure.
We look forward to creating a containerized buiding to your satisfaction
Nhat Huy Real Estate Corporation, Bitexco Financial Center, Level 46, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam