When Top Dog Paintball approached us asking for help with a replacement canteen and kit issue area, we were more than happy to suggest this bespoke conversion of a used 40ft shipping container. Using shipping containers for Paintball facilities offers great value for money, excellent custom paint options and at over 90% recycled this really is the Top Dog of paintball support facilities.
Custom cut down to 32ft in length, with 2 separate serving hatches (one for kit, the other for food) this container was delivered to site near Norwich a few weeks ago and has just finished having its internal fit out completed by the site (Very good job on the fit out guys!). This container also boasts numerous extra secure deadbolts on all the hatches and a double lock on the main container doors meaning an extra level of security for this remote site as to break the door locks you will need to overcome 2 very different locking mechanisms. Coming in at approx. half the price of 2 individual side opening 20ft containers this offered a much better value options whilst being ultimately a lot more usable for the customer. The photos below show the shipping container in our yard prior to delivery which was finished in the customers choice of paint shade.
For this customer working with a used container was no problem at all. Some customers who need a very smart finish may opt for a one trip (new) container for their job, and whilst this would have added about 20% to the final price it would have come out without the few dinks and dents you can see along the sides and will likely last a lot longer than 10-15 years – the rough expected lifespan for a used shipping container. For the paintballing experience a few dents almost adds to the atmosphere and means that this construction is almost entirely recycled. These photos below show you the shipping container at site and in use.
As you can see the hatches are designed to fold outwards to allow the menus and prices to show on the inside of the hatches
Shipping Containers can offer great value and secure facilities of all types and sizes. for bespoke or custom build work and in many cases you’ll find you won’t require planning permission. If your interested in any form of complicated or bespoke build we suggest calling us initially to discuss your ideas or needs as this isn’t the sort of design that we have an ‘off the shelf’ solution for. Quite often we will have to go through a process of understanding how you want to use this before we can come back with suggestions – and in all honesty a good chat is often better than asking you to fill in an online form.
We’d like to say a big thanks for all at Top Dog Paintball for their business and these amazing photos sent in of the finished article, Its great to see the container in action!