Containers Outperform Trailers as Mobile Offices

Containers Outperform Trailers as Mobile Offices

You need functional office space.  You also need flexibility.  There is a new game in town because shipping containers are perfect mobile offices.  

Such contexts use conventional travel trailers.  However, they are also outdated when sitting beside modern structures.  Therefore, customers in office and residential industries use shipping containers as mobile leasing offices. The results are impressive!. 

Mobile Container Office Style

Portables 360 offers container buildings featuring full climate control and impressive interiors.  In addition, they have bathroom facilities, windows, and doors. Clients easily customize the exterior of the container with branded decals and design elements.  Business images present attractively and effectively.  Shipping containers transform into modern, visibly appealing spaces.  Business needs are met.  Customers are impressed. 

Portable container offices make sense in many environments.  These include retirement communities as well as apartment complexes.  In addition, condominium sites, single-family subdivisions, and vacation resort projects benefit.  

The Ultimate in Container Mobile Office Flexibility 

Sales offices from shipping containers are placed directly on the ground.  Ramps and stairs are not needed.   As such, they are perfect for situations in which building speed is critical. Your company saves money because of how easily a container is set up.  The requirements are manageable.  You must have flat, dry land.  A forklift places the container.  Lastly, an electrician connects the power.  Your container office is ready to go!

Container mobile offices are the valued feature on your site.  Oftentimes, the decision is to make it a permanent fixture.  Plus, the structure serves other needs.  For example, a meeting space for residents, a community technology lab, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

When your business wants to explore the option of a container mobile office, get in touch with us by calling (844) 767-8360. 

Office Trailer vs. Ground Level Office Container

Office Trailer vs. Ground Level Office Container

Your business needs a container office.  Businesses move from job site to job site,.  It is essential to have a portable office area that moves with your company. You need a safe place to conduct on-site business.  Additionally, it is vital to store and complete paperwork on site.  Having a place where your employees can go when they need help or information is important also. 

Portable offices are standard in industries like construction.  This is true for the oil and gas industry. However, any business may find it necessary to have an office setting that can be moved when needed, such as emergency response teams. 

Businesses have two choices when it comes to portable office structures. They can use a mobile home converted into an office or a portable storage container repurposed as an office.  The latter is commonly known as a Ground Level Office Container. 

The Difference Between Trailers and Ground Level Office Containers 

Trailers and storage containers converted into portable offices both serve the same purpose. However, there are many differences between these two structures. Comparing the differences will help you select the right structure for your company. 

– Construction 

Portable storage containers are constructed from steel and are made to be very durable. These containers were designed to withstand harsh conditions and be strong enough to stack nine containers high without bending. 

Mobile trailers are generally constructed from steel and aluminum. Some of the trailers may also have vinyl parts and plywood. These trailers are constructed for continual use but under less strenuous conditions. 

– Height of Entrance 

Trailers are constructed to be connected to a chassis and wheels for easy movement. However, when the trailer arrives at its destination, it does not come off the frame. This means that you will be required to install OSHA approved stairs and railings to the trailer for it to be considered safe to use. Depending on the building codes in the area you will place the trailer, you may also need to make it wheelchair accessible. 

Portable storage containers are built to be accessed at ground level. Once your storage container arrives, you will not have to add stairs or other features to make it an OSHA approved structure. 

– How and Where the Office Will be Moved 

If all of your job sites are located on evenly paved roads, there should not be a lot of problems moving your trailer when you need to move on to the next job site. Yet, trailers are not built as sturdy as storage containers.  Rough terrain and continual moving of these structures can significantly shorten their usefulness. 

When you need to move a portable storage container to a new job site, all you have to do is have it placed on a flatbed truck.  You can move it anywhere that you desire. Since the truck will absorb most of the bumps on the road, regardless of terrain, your container office will travel to its next location with ease. 

Portables 360 is available to discuss the benefits of ground level office containers with you.

Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

Apartment complexes have found that shipping container offices at apartment complexes are the perfect solution for their leasing offices. Shipping containers offer these complexes flexibility and portability.  In addition, they offer the ability to design the office to their specifications. 

Shipping Containers as Offices

Creating a leasing office from a repurposed shipping container also provides the apartment complex with a cost savings.  The company does not have to build another structure to house the office. The portability of the office also allows the complex to move the office to different areas of the property if necessary.  This will allow for expansion of an existing structure.  The project can be completed without disrupting the office.

For complexes that are under construction, having a shipping container office allows the property management to start pre-leasing units as they are being built. Complexes that are changing ownership or are expanding can utilize a portable office while the complex is going through its upgrades.  The result is money saved.

The long life of a shipping container office also allows apartment management companies the ability to move their offices to new properties when necessary.  The cost is minimal. Also, the exterior is easily painted or refinished so that you can brand the container to match each complex. 

Shipping containers are easy to convert to office space. The addition of windows and sliding glass doors will give the office a very welcoming appearance. The spacious interior can be carefully decorated to create a professional space. Custom options are available and affordable.  Containers will have climate control, electricity, plumbing, and Internet capabilities, making them a fully functioning office space.

Shipping Container Office Benefits When Using Shipping Container Offices at Apartment Complexes

There are many advantages to using shipping containers as offices, one of so many uses!  Consider that it will become a talking point within the community. Potential residents will appreciate that the complex has chosen an environmentally friendly option for their office space. Everyone will be amazed that a shipping container can so easily be converted to a beautiful office space. Your company will love how easy it is to transform these containers to meet the looks of your brand.  Contact Portables360 to discuss your shipping container office project.

 

 

Portable Container Office – Answer for Business

Portable Container Office – Answer for Business

Portable office solution is necessary for business. Companies need portable offices.  They opt for trailers or mobile units. Sadly, these offices often do not have indoor plumbing capabilities.  Once moved, they quickly lose their structural integrity. Oftentimes, portable offices are used once or twice before needing to be replaced. 

The best solution for a portable office is a retrofitted standard portable shipping container. Shipping containers easily are converted into a working office space with electricity, heating and cooling, and indoor plumbing. Think of how much happier your employees will be when they don’t have to go outside in all types of weather to use the port-o-potty. 

These shipping containers are sturdy and can withstand all weather conditions, and when moved, their structural integrity stays firm. You can build a portable office and move it many times for many years before you may need to think about upgrading. 

If you are considering a portable office solution for your company, these are the questions you should ask: 

Does My Company Need A Portable Office Area?

remodeled shipping containers used for business

If you need a working office area, such as at a construction site, you will love the convenience that converting a shipping container into an office provides. These containers are fully customizable and easy to move to each job site. 

I Want A Cost-Effective Solution 

Investing in a shipping container for portable office use is very cost-effective, and the office will withstand weather, time, and continual moving. You will be able to use this type of office significantly more than a standard trailer, which often has to be replaced after each use.  Portables360 offers your the option to buy or rent portable shipping containers.

Transporting The Portable Office 

interior showing classroom in shipping containerInstead of needing special trucking equipment and permits to move a trailer, you can have your shipping container office moved using a regular semi-truck. This is another convenient and cost-cutting benefit to using these containers over other building choices. Even the military has discovered the benefits of using portable shipping containers!

What About Building A Permanent Office? 

Shipping containers are the perfect resource for building a permanent office structure. Many construction companies have already begun to create homes, apartments, and hotels by using these containers.  

You can connect several containers together.   Additionally, you can stack them several containers high. The building can be fully customized to your needs. Using containers instead of new building drops the cost of your construction significantly, and you are protecting the environment by reusing building materials. 

Shipping containers have increased in demand over the last several years.  More people are discovering the many uses these solid-built containers provide. 

7 Uses for Storage Containers

7 Uses for Storage Containers

Following are 7 storage container uses as well as why Portables 360 has your solution for storage!  At some point, every business discovers that they need storage space. Their business is expanding.  They need to increase inventory and need space to store equipment when it is not in use. Whatever the reason, businesses always need a storage area.

So what is the solution? Do you move your business to a new location? Construct a new building or add on to your location? Pay to have offsite storage space? Portables 360 recommends converting a portable shipping container into your new storage space.

Shipping containers provide the following benefits:

  • 320 square feet of secured storage space
  • Easy to customize for your needs
  • Quick solution for storage space – no long waits for construction
  • Very affordable

Storage container use has increased significantly in the last few years.  More people are seeking ways to repurpose storage containers. Portables 360 outlines seven creative storage container uses that may help your company.

Popular Uses for Storage Containers

1. Mobile Repair Shop

Equipment breaks.  This is a fact for any construction company. Create a mobile repair and welding shop for your construction sites.  Added benefit:  it’s portable!   Easily have on-site repairs. Your storage container will have 220v power capabilities and a generator hook-up.

2. Landscape Company Storage and Office Space

One of our most popular storage container uses is for landscaping companies. Partition your storage container to create a place to store equipment.  In addition, have a nice office space.

3. Compartmentalized Storage

Make up to four compartments in a 20-foot storage container. Each of these compartments has its own access door. This allows businesses to distinguish what is stored in the container as well as who has access.

4. Dry Goods Storage – Climate Controlled

Canned goods and dry goods should be stored at a temperature between 50 and 70 degrees. This temperature setting helps extend the shelf life of your products. You can have your container customized for temperature control and special shelving installed for the ultimate storage area.

5. Climate Controlled Garage Area

Another popular storage container use is creating a climate-controlled garage area for specialty vehicles. Many racing teams find that these containers are perfect for storing and working on their vehicles.

6. Business Records Storage

Several businesses are required to keep records on-site instead of sending them to storage. Create a spacious and organized area for keeping your records on-site without having to take up valuable space in your office.  In addition, save money!

7. School Sports Equipment

Schools often find that they have limited space when it comes to storing sports equipment. Storing equipment off-season or storing other necessary items in a storage container is a cost-effective way to free up space in the school buildings while retaining quick access.

If you need additional storage space, Portables 360 has the solution. Contact one of our knowledgeable staff members to discover how we can customize a shipping container for your needs.