Get Your FREE Quote Today By Clicking Here – All Sizes, All Types Of Containers

Get Your Container Quotation Now!

Enter your details below to get your container quote.







    Covid-19 Company Update

    We are still operating for all of our customers under safe conditions and ensuring social distancing is in place.

    Contact Us

    Blog

    Build a home office with a shipping container

    container office

     

    Over the last few weeks, the nation has been told to work from home wherever possible.

    This has, most importantly, helped to slow the spread of the coronavirus and saved lives all over the country. But it’s also proven to employers just how feasible and easy remote working can be.

    People have set up ‘office’ in their homes and, thanks to email, instant chats and video conference calls, they’ve managed to stay connected and focused. Bosses have started to realise the benefits of working from home. Therefore, when the lockdown measures are lifted, it’s predicted to become much more common in the UK and potentially even the norm for certain types of business.

    But what if you don’t have space for a home office? For many, the last few weeks have been spent with a laptop on the kitchen table or working in the lounge (surrounded by the kids!). That’s fine for now, but it isn’t practical or sustainable in the long-term. It may not be possible to convert your spare room, and home extensions can be very expensive. So, what’s the solution?

    Here at Gap Containers, we believe it is a converted shipping container office.

     

    Woman working from home who needs a container office

     

    What is a shipping container office?

    It’s exactly what it says on the tin. A shipping container office is a new or used shipping container, that has been converted and renovated to create a traditional office environment. This can be placed at the end of your garden, giving you an additional room – away from the hustle and bustle of the main house – to set up any equipment and work on a day-to-day basis.

    Container offices can be customised in any way you like. You could choose to keep things simple, with a basic desk and internet connection. Or you could go for an all-singing-and-dancing structure, with multiple high-tech features and impressive aesthetics. It’s entirely your decision.

    Here at Gap Containers, we offer a diverse range of internal and external fixtures and fittings and the exact specification can be tailored to meet your needs. Whatever you require to do your job, just let us know and together we can create the perfect shipping container office for your property.

    Would I need planning permission?

    In most cases, no. Shipping container offices don’t have any foundations and are technically classed as a ‘temporary’ building – therefore, planning permission isn’t usually required.

    There are a few circumstances in which you may need to apply to the local authority first. For example, if you live in a conservation area or a listed building, or if the design is particularly big. But such cases are very rare and, nine times out of ten, permission is quickly granted.

    How much does a shipping container home office cost?

    This depends on several factors, including the size of the container office and the internal and external finishes that are chosen. The bigger the transformation, the more it will cost.

    But rest assured, here at Gap Containers, we strive to make our container office prices as competitive and affordable as possible. We can work to any budget and, compared to the cost of a home extension or renovation, they’re an incredibly cost-effective and worthwhile investment.

     

    shipping container conversions at Gap

     

    Invest in a shipping container office today

    If remote working is about to become your new ‘normal’, and you wish to find out more about shipping container offices, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Gap Containers is a leading UK specialist in container conversions. We’re always excited by the prospect of a new project – and we can help to utilise the space in your garden and create the ideal home office for your requirements. Our team are happy to help at any time. So why not give us a call today on 0870 240 9405 or send an email to sales@gapcontainers.co.uk to get started?

     

    Read more

    Leave a comment

    April 23, 2020 | Danni

    Our Customer Feedback

    See Our Excellent Customer Feedback!

    At Gap Containers Services we can offer a huge variety of shipping containers & storage containers for sale & hire across the United Kingdom. Whether it is a 20ft Shipping Container you need, you require a bespoke container office for your site, or you need a container lock box we have anything that you need and morontainer office for your site, or you need a container lock box we have anything that you need and more

    Let us know your thoughts on our service by leaving us a review below!

    Create a Review

    Thank you for your prompt delivery this morning. Ordered at 8am delivered by 10am today. Your driver was spot on - Regards Paul

    Paul | Formula Tanker Rental

    Thank you very much for all your help in purchasing our new container. We are very happy with it and the service that we received.

    Tarmac | Tarmac

    A very good service and thanks for all your help in this matter.

    Dave | United Utilities

    The service I received was excellent, fast delivery, helpful delivery driver and the container is great quality. Highly recommended.

    Power Installations (UK) |

    It was a pleasure to deal with the staff and drivers, we look forward to do business with you again soon.

    CBS Renewables Ltd |

    Latest Blogs

    Take a look at our latest blogs

    3D rendering of a shipping container restaurant

    6 reasons to invest in a shipping container restaurant

    May 26, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Paints used for container painting

    Container painting: 3 of the best paint jobs to date

    April 1, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Container with shipping container accessories ready for delivery

    5 must-have shipping container accessories

    March 22, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Example of shipping container conversion

    10 creative shipping container uses

    March 7, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Flat pack metal containers

    6 reasons to choose a flat pack shipping container

    February 28, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Woman buying a shipping container

    How to buy a shipping container

    January 20, 2022 | Lauren
    Read More
    Enquire Now Call Now Button