Want to build using containers but not have the hassle of insulating them?
Too easy! Consider buying pre insulated shipping containers.
A few things you should know though, before spending your money…
Interior of insulated container conversion.
Insulated storage containers can have an R value of anywhere between R2 and R7, depending on the type of insulation that has been used. In terms of thickness this insulation can vary between 25-100mm (1 inch – 3inches)
If you’re thinking about buying an insulated ISO container it pays to know the different types of insulation used, and whether you are getting a container that can actually be used as a building block.
It is both the different insulation materials used and their thickness that will influence the R rating and usually the price.
You'll need to take note in the condition of the container, and that it has not been too badly damaged (during its working life) and had the integrity of the insulation compromised.
See this example of an insulated shipping container being converted into a home office
Internal wall thickness insulated container conversion
There are three main types of insulation, and when you are purchasing a container it pays to know the difference..
*Note - Think about how much you are going to be changing the envelope of the container as this is going to impact on the integrity of the insulation.
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