As a busy industrial tradesman, you often have no time to think about what you’re going to do with your ever growing business tools. Locking them away in your garden shed might be your temporary solution, but how long can you last until its full to the brim, the doors burst open and the weather takes its toll?
Not to mention, a garden shed is no place for working on a project 9-5. The space is minimal and its not protected from external damage. Plus, an overspill of tools into your home is only going to create clutter that no one wants.
Considering the idea of a workshop could be just what you need - not only will it provide you with your very own personalised space for your tools and day to day jobs, but it will free up space in your own home.
That’s where a container unit could be your saviour...
Why Use a Shipping Container as a Workshop?
Whether you’re self employed or are invested in your very own hobby, there’s no doubt you’ll need your very own workspace to get the job done.
A shipping container has proven to be a reliable resource for this as it provides you with a secure space that doesn’t clutter up your home or garden. That means you’re free to create your very own masterpieces and can show them to the world from one contained, yet spacious storage room.
What Shipping Container Should You Choose?
Shipping containers come in different shapes and sizes which means that you can choose the right space for you depending on what you are wanting your workshop for. If you are using your workshop to work in, it is vital that you have enough space to move around and complete tasks without being restricted.
If you’re currently using your garden shed, you might find that with just one step, tools and objects come flying off your shelves. Not only is that chaotic, but it interrupts your day to day tasks and can take up time that is vital for you. By selecting a spacious shipping container for your workshop, you can stop tip-toeing around your workspace and can get the job done on time without being attacked by your tools and having to put them back into place.
What Can You Do With Your Shipping Container?
- Utilise space - Not only does a shipping container give you space to work from, but the space can also be utilised to suit your needs.
- Charge and use tools - It’s easy for a container to be installed with lighting and power sockets, meaning you can see what you’re doing in there and can charge or use any tools you might need. This therefore saves you from making trips to and from your house, saving you both time and effort.
- Fit shelving - You can re-create the internal space by fitting stand alone shelves, providing you with an element of organisation and ease of access. This means that you can get on with your work in a smooth and efficient manner.
Your workshop becomes your space away from home, so at the end of the day you can lock it up and walk away knowing it is safe and secure.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Shipping Container As a Workshop?
Some benefits are;
- Security - shipping containers are made to be secure and your items will be locked inside when you leave the site.
- 24 hour CCTV - most companies have surveillance monitors all day every day, meaning you can walk away from your belongings with peace of mind
- 24 hour manned site - most companies will have someone on site 24/7 to help you with any enquiries you might have
- Airtight - shipping containers are airtight and are more than likely installed with proper ventilation, meaning your belongings are protected from any harsh weather conditions or dust
- Lighting - shipping containers can easily be installed with lighting so that you can access and use your belongings with ease
- Electric sockets - electric sockets can also be installed which means you have power to use electrical equipment
What Can’t You Do With Your Workshop?
- Store flammable liquids - products like gasoline are a fire hazard and should not be stored in your workshop
- Be wary of fumes - a storage unit is airtight so if you’re doing a paint job, it is best that this is done outside
- Use large and dangerous equipment - although a storage unit is spacious, using large equipment inside could be a hazard and is something that should primarily be done outdoors
What to do next
If you’re currently sat in your cluttered house or overflowing shed whilst reading this, then don’t hesitate to do your research and find out if a shipping container would be ideal for you.
Feel free to get in touch and we can provide all of the advice you need.