Container Office: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

The trend of building and designing workstations from a shipping container has gained popularity in Indonesia. Many businesses love this new design idea because of the plentiful advantages that it has to offer. If you’re thinking of having a container office, we recommend you read through this article as you’ll learn all the important information you need to help you decide.

About Container Office

Basically, container offices are shipping containers that redesign and reconstruct to have the qualities of a traditional office building. The idea derived because of the plenty of time and investment that constructing a building requires. As a result, a container office becomes a favorable alternative for businesses especially for the ones that are just starting up.

Guide to Choose the Right Container

Selecting a suitable shipping container to build your office might seems technical. But here’s a simple guide yet containing all the factors you should pay attention to in the selection process.

1. Container Types

There is various type of shipping containers and some are designed for a specific use. Of course, you do not want to end up using a refrigerated container as your office base. That will take extra work in adapting the container to be a human-friendly space. Therefore, you need to know what kinds of shipping containers that you should buy for your office unit to avoid unnecessary trouble. Here are the short-listed container types that are perfect for office transformation.

2. Conditions: New or Used

Now, if you’re contemplating between buying new or used shipping containers for your workstation, go ask yourself these questions. First, is the designated location of your container office in a disaster-prone area? Are you only going to use it as a temporary business unit? How much you’re willing to spend? How many levels is your office design? By answering those questions, you’ll now know whether you need a new or used one. Next, you’ll find the pros and cons of them.

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On one hand, new containers give you its highest performance with considerable expenses in terms of the price. Given that, you don’t have to worry about their conditions as long as you get it from a trusted supplier, which we’ll discuss further later in this article.

On the other hand, buying used containers is a more cheaper solution to have a container office. Used containers don’t always mean that they are in such a bad condition. You can be a smart buyer and find a used unit that’s still in good condition with minimal repair required. There’s a lot of them out there! Just send your request to us.

3. Sizes

The most available sizes of shipping containers are 20 and 40 feet (‘). The 20’ containers give an area of 14,8 square meters, enough to fit 4-6 people comfortably depending on the design. While the 40’ containers provide 29.7 square meters floor area, giving enough space for up to 15 people, depending on the design.

Furthermore, if you purchase two 20’ containers from us and want to join them together to make a container office, we can help you with that.

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4. Supplier

This is another important point that you need to pay attention to if you want to find a high-quality unit for your office. Getting information about the company’s work experience and work arena of the company will help your decision making in chossing the right supplier.

However, you don’t have to stress yourself in this part, let us help you with your container needs. Tradecorp is a well-established company with long experience in selling, hiring, and modifying shipping containers. Moreover, we always deliver the best service and the highest quality to ensure a great customer experience.


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