Portable Concession StandsThe Introduction of Steel

Written by Wall Street News on April 24, 2017. Posted in 40 foot shipping containers, Container pool, Shipping containers for sale nyc

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Portable concession stands are available in different forms and sizes. Storage containers are often used as portable concession stands, as are used shipping containers. Storage containers can be modified by adding windows and doors and often have a wood floor in order to avoid metal to metal contact between the equipment and the floor. Ventilation can be added as well as electrical and small rest room facilities.

Portable concession stands in these specific forms are ideal for both long term and short term use, and can be used for building supplies, concession, and many other uses. Shipping containers can last up to 20 years with regular maintenance and make excellent portable concession stands. They provide space where hot and cold food prep can be done, and also space from which certain items can be sold. Some shipping containers run quite large; for instance, 3,500 shoe boxes can fit into a standard TEU container, and 8,000 shoe boxes will easily fit into 40 foot shipping containers.

Steel shipping containers work well as portable concession stands, or whatever the customer needs to use them for, because of the versatility of the steel construction. The steel requires less maintenance than does a concession stand made out of wood. There is no need to worry about termites or other wood-eating insects, and steel is much more resistant to the elements. When purchasing new or used shipping containers for sale, customers can specify their needs and have the container customized to fit those needs. Steel containers are widely used at sports fields and athletic events because of their durability. Windows and doors are easily added, and the containers are also easily insulated.

Large steel shipping or storage containers can be used to fill an unlimited number of needs. The fact is that out of the 17 million steel containers that exist in the world right now, only six million are actually being used. This leaves a balance of 11 million unused containers that could be transformed into actual homes for the homeless. Shipping container homes, or storage container homes, are manufactured in factories and are made to be standardized and reliable. These containers can be used in the construction of an average sized home, needing almost no wood, or no wood at all.

Container architecture is a growing preference for many people. A large home can cost up to $175,000, whereas smaller construction of an office or tiny house will cost much less. For do-it-yourselfers, there are kits available that contain everything needed to construct the building themselves. Steel shipping or storage containers usually cost anywhere between $1,400 and $4,000 apiece, and adding the necessities such as electricity, plumbing, and heat will cost between $50 and $150 an hour. Other considerations will include the cost of the land and the foundation upon which the home will be built.

Many people are turning their housing preferences to shipping container homes as opposed to the traditional wood and siding homes because homes constructed of steel are eco-friendly in addition to being safe and strong. They can be assembled quickly and offer a dependable and green alternative to conventional homes. A type of supertherm coating can be sprayed on both sides of the container walls that insulates them in preparation for energy saving cooling and heating when the home is complete. Supertherm is described as a four-part ceramic coating that easily adheres to a shipping container’s steel surface. This can lower the temperature inside the container a good ten to 20 degrees even before the windows and doors have been cut out.

Shipping container homes can range from the new and upcoming “tiny house” to a very large home consisting of any number of containers built together to cover whatever size space the home owner wants it to be. A few important points that are suggested to anyone considering shipping containers as a home would be to research how to buy the correct shipping containers for the job, to know building and planning regulations, and to find a contractor who has experience with shipping container homes. Obviously, permits could be required and council consents may be necessary for larger homes, whereas a tiny home may not need any consents or permits at all.

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