Using A Shipping Container To Build A Home
When you choose this home building option, there are some things you need to know before you start planning and building.
The first things you need to be aware of are obtaining building permits, meeting your local building codes, and understanding the basic engineering concepts for container homes so that you utilize the strengths in design.
There is lots of information to be found online about homes built from shipping containers. Lots of pictures to see to get design and layout ideas. But there is not enough about the pitfalls that you can experience in the building process. Pitfalls that could seriously delay or end your project.
That is what the Constructure book is all about. It goes deeper into the planning and building process so that you can avoid those types of problems.
In the authors words, it is “the only source that has been expanded to include a comprehensive section on the engineering and building code questions.”
The book explains, in layman’s terms, what you will need and what is required to meet
Building codes and building permits.
This is not your traditional construction requirements when it comes to electrical wiring, plumbing, and more. That is why it is so important that you know what you are doing so that you avoid future problems.
What you gain from the guide book:
You’ll be able to make an educated analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of container home designs.
Building a home using recycled materials is always a good thing for cutting costs and for the environment. When you do it right from the get-go, you will have a sturdy and comfortable home for many, many years.