The Top Benefits of Using a Container Office
A shipping container isn’t just a shipping container anymore. Over the last few years, people have been using shipping containers as storage areas, tiny homes, and even swimming pools.
One way people are using shipping containers as offices. So at Britco, we took that idea and created a container office, which not only is a professional office space but can also be used in a multitude of ways depending on your needs. Our container offices can work in any industry.
We’ll explore the benefits of using container offices and how you can use them to best serve you.
What Makes a Container Office Special?
Not all container offices are the same. At Britco, we make our container offices out of solid steel so they are sturdy and durable. They come with steel screens over the windows to protect whatever you’re storing.
Another feature of our container offices is that they have a lockbox already added. All you need to do is supply your own lock if you want extra security.
One of the best features of a container office is its duality. They can be storage spaces but you can also use them as offices. This allows you to get two spaces for the price and footprint of just one building.
They can also be used with our breezeways on construction sites. You can place a container office on top of a breezeway to create office spaces, lunchrooms, or even secure storage areas.
At Britco, we offer several add-ons, like office furniture packages, bracket-mounted shelving, stairs, and ramps so you can build the office that works best for you.
The Top Benefits Of Container Offices
In particular, container offices have several benefits that can support your business.
They’re Adaptable and Flexible
Container offices allow you to have a building that you can easily customize and adapt for your business. They offer flexible layouts and configurations so as your business grows and changes, your container office can change with it.
You can also easily expand or reduce your office space by adding or removing container offices. This scalability is particularly beneficial if your company is growing and you have a smaller budget.
They’re Cost-Efficient and Easy to Set Up
The flexibility mentioned above in part makes container offices a cost-effective option. You don’t need to find a space to renovate or build a whole building from the ground up.
Using a container office can help save you time. Since the modular construction process is quicker than traditional construction, you can have your container office delivered and set up sooner than if you used traditional construction. At Britco we can handle the site prep so you don’t need to. If you have projects with tight timelines or you need immediate workspace solutions, using a container office can solve those issues.
Our container offices are designed for mobility, allowing you to easily relocate them when needed. They can be lifted onto trailers so you can transport them to different locations. This is especially beneficial for temporary projects, construction sites, or businesses that want to expand or open a new location.
Many container offices are designed with energy-efficient features, including insulation, ventilation, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources, so they can cause less damage to the surrounding environment.
At Britco, we also use environmentally friendly practices and materials during our builds. This allows us to create 40% less construction waste, which is good for the environment.
How Can You Use a Container Office?
A container office has more uses than you might think. Here are some different ways you can use a container office in your business.
An office that resembles a shipping container might seem like an out-of-the-box idea but in actuality, it isn’t. It is a private space that can be customized to whatever industry you work in and can be secured to protect any sensitive information or supplies.
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, storage is something that is in short supply. Container offices provide the perfect space to securely store whatever you need.
For example, in the education field, teachers are always buying school supplies and need somewhere to keep them or administrators need to keep student records safe.
Your employees deserve a place where they can take a few minutes to refocus and relax during the workday. These breaks benefit your employees’ mental health and can help prevent burnout.
Container offices can be easily transformed into employee break rooms or lunchrooms.
Sometimes at a job, you need areas for people to work in that aren’t traditional office spaces. Container offices give you the room to do that.
Since Britco’s container office can be used as an office space, all you need to do is outfit them with whatever your employees need, like drafting tables, larger work tables, appropriate chairs, or storage areas.
This is especially important in the construction industry. With over $2 billion worth of construction projects planned, sometimes plans need to be changed at the last minute and you need spaces where you can work through them.
With a skilled labour shortage on the horizon, anything you can do to make your business more efficient and less stressful for your employees is essential.
Special Event Spaces
Depending on your special event, there are several different uses for container offices that aren’t storage areas. If you’re hosting an art event, a container office could be used as a gallery space to showcase art or as workshops for artists to do demonstrations.
Or if you’re having a trade show, container offices can be used as additional vendor spaces if you hit capacity in your building. Before you make any decisions, make sure you check any legalities or local regulations to make sure you don’t need additional permits.
Working with Britco
Choosing the correct modular company can be tricky. You want someone that believes in their product and supports it.
We don’t just sell you a modular building and end the transaction there. We collaborate with you to help create the perfect modular building and provide solutions to any questions you have. Additionally, we offer extra services like delivery and installation, furniture rentals, and other add-ons.
When you’re investing your money in a product, you want it to be high-quality. That’s why we make sure that all of our products are built with quality materials because that’s what helps create a quality product that will serve your business.
We also understand businesses change and consequently your needs change. That’s why we offer our container offices for sale or rent, depending on what works best for you and your business. We’re passionate about modular and feel that they can enhance your business, no matter what industry you’re in.
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