Boxpert Blog

What to Check Before Buying a Shipping Container

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

To ensure our shipping container structures are safe, we’ve created a rigorous quality control system to evaluate containers before we perform any modifications on them. Some issues are just cosmetic concerns, while others signal potential structural and safety issues. Therefore, it’s important to know the difference if you’re in the market to purchase one for any DIY modifications. To help people new to the world of conex, we’ve provided this overview of what to check before buying a shipping container:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Many people initially imagine the interior of a shipping container structure would look like its exterior— corrugated steel walls — but this is rarely the case. As discussed in our blog post about insulation, plain steel walls get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. To create climate-controlled spaces we always  install insulation. If the container will be occupied, we add interior framing and paneling. Once the wood or drywall is installed and painted, container structure interiors look like those of any other building. To demonstrate, let’s take a look at common wall paneling options.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Mobile Container Office, Container-Based Buildings

Is a One-trip Container New? A Field Guide to Types of Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Used. Recycled. One-trip. Purpose-built. What does it all mean? Where exactly has your container been and what does it mean for your container structure? This week we’re walking you through the different types of containers you may encounter as you design a container structure.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

NATiVE Answers Your Questions About Shipping Container Structures and Solar Panels

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

This week I sat down with David Dixon, Business Development Director and co-owner of NATiVE to ask your burning questions about adding solar power to container structures. NATiVE constructs net-zero energy homes and installs solar on existing homes and businesses. Its mission is to build a market for solar power in Texas. Our conversation focused on the particulars of installing solar in Texas, but much of the information is widely applicable throughout the United States.

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Tags: Modified Containers in Texas, Going Green: Container Sustainability, Conex Container Basics

A Shipping Container Primer on Paint Application and Maintenance

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Painting and maintaining your container’s exterior goes a long way to ensuring your container looks sleek and professional. The paint is especially important if the shipping container is a mobile ambassador for your business’ brand, say as a mobile store front or office. Most modified shipping container manufacturers, including Falcon Structures, will offer to paint the exterior of your container. However, should you decide to tackle painting yourself, we have the following guidelines on what you need to know shipping container paint application and maintenance.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, How Tos

Shipping Container Terminology Part 2: Materials and Components

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

In a previous blog, we covered the origins of shipping container names like conex box , ISO container, and sea can. It’s been one of the best received posts on the Boxpert blog, so we thought it deserved a part two. This week, we’re focusing on the materials and components that make up a shipping container. If you’re considering a modified shipping container for your business, you’ll probably encounter at least one of the following terms:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics