Modular containers are prefabricated modules which can be used as they are or in combination with other such modules, in order to create living spaces with various functions such as offices, meeting rooms, toilets, shower rooms or even container houses. The modules can be assembled together in the workshop and delivered ready-made or they can be delivered flat packed, to be assembled at the site, therefore cutting on the transportation costs.

Only imagine if you have a nice boarding house by the edge of a forest, in a tranquil place, and you wish to attract companies to bring their employees there in team buildings or sales meetings. If you don't have room for a conference hall to accommodate all those people, they would go elsewhere. What if you managed to install such a conference room made of module containers nearby your boarding house? Now we've got a winner, haven't we?

Container module interior in preliminary stage of construction
The containers are made of metallic profiles on steel frames, bound together by welding and using screws to attach the walls. The sandwich panels which form the walls have an efficient thermal insulation, so weather conditions won't affect the interior temperature and comfort. The thermal indexes are as follows: for the walls, K = 0.5 watt/mp K and for the roof, K = 0.44 watt/mp K.

Container houses can be made really comfortable, and they can even have more than one floor, because there are modules which contain the stairs, in case your piece of land is small and the building occupies too much of it. If you choose to install the modules on a single level, you won't need to build a foundation, but if you want more, you'll have to build one. Taking into consideration that the average life of a modular container is of 8 years, you need to make your calculations in order to see if it's worth to build with containers or you'd better go for other methods and materials.

Container house interior

As you can see from the image above, the walls of such a container house can be finished as you wish. The floor can also be customized, by covering it with a laminated engineered wood floor or with linoleum, or even with a full sized carpet, if so you wish.

Here you can see how the toilet modules may look like, so you'll have a full picture of how comfortable these container houses can be:

Toilet module containerModular container restroom

A rather popular use for module containers is for construction sites. Builders require offices, toilets, restrooms, cantinas and meeting spaces, so they have to figure out where to allocate space for all these. Temporary structures like these metallic containers are great for this purpose. Besides, when the building ends, the containers can be sold, therefore allowing the builder to recover some of the costs.

In case you are interested in prices, you can check out this website, containere modulare santier, which belongs to a company that manufactures and installs such containers in Romania and Bulgaria.