Can I build a house from Shipping Containers

Yes is the short answer

Shipping containers and strong, sturdy and cheap. They can make an effective structure for a wide range of building options, there are a number of examples around the world of successful container houses.

Whilst examples have been built its far from being adopted by the mainstream and in the UK if your looking at building a house from containers we’d suggest to look into detail at any local planning restrictions first.

There are a lot of online resources available, but this is still a relatively new field for construction. We generally recommend it can work as a very good value option for self builders, but at this stage if you get a builder in to build this for you, as its likely a new material they wont’ be experienced with – there likely won’t be a significant saving versus a traditional building.

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