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Alternatives to a Costly House Extension

Tuesday 22 November 2022 Filed in: General

When your needs are outgrowing the space available in your house, you have two choices – move to new one, or extend the one you're already in! Moving house is usually much more costly and stressful, therefore home extensions are often the first choice.

However, choosing a house extension comes with its own unpleasant side effects. You'll often need to take out a loan or remortgage to pay for it, and it can take weeks trying to navigate the red-tape and planning permission before you even get started on the building works. Once building is under way you'll realise the rest was easy compared to the mess and disruption of building works in your home! There's the daily clean-up of brick dust and dirt which even works its way inside your drawers, the constant stream of tradespeople in and out of your home, and the jumble of "stuff" everywhere from start to finish.

You may find yourself thinking wouldn't it be great if you could skip all this chaos and wake up one morning to find your home extension has just a magically appeared!

Well actually you can!

Reasons to choose a container conversion for your home extension

There's no real magic involved in shipping container conversions but neither is there mess and disruption in your home, inflated costs, or a lengthy wait before you get to use the finished product. Even planning permission, if needed at all, can be easier to obtain, as a shipping container is classed as a temporary structure (although always check the requirements of your local authority first). If there are any issues many of our clients have satisfied these with the addition of wood cladding on the container, or a repaint in an approved colour. And the a big bonus is that when you do eventually move house, you can take your container with you. Shipping containers are portable too!

Specialists in garden rooms, garden offices and garage containers

Whether it's a home office, garage, or a space for your hobbies, relaxation, socialising or working outs, Containers Direct have the experience and expertise to design and build your extra space in one unit that fits neatly into your garden. The unit is delivered complete and ready to use in a turnaround time much faster, and costs much lower, than other building works can offer. We use new or used shipping containers, to suit your budget, and you get to pick the length depending on how much room you have and how much space you need.

How we convert shipping containers

We offer standardised products for home extensions, enabling us to keep prices down with set packages for offices and garages, and our recently added garden gym. Find out what's included:

Budget Site Offices
Garden gym
CarTainer garage

Many of our home conversions feature modifications such as lining and insulation, doors and windows, wood cladding, electrics and vinyl flooring - we can even modify the roof with a slope, or living greenery on top, creating a look that will leave your friends surprised it's a shipping container in your garden!

Bespoke conversions

If you are looking for something with special requirements we offer bespoke conversions too. Tell is what you need and we'll do our best to create it. If you have the space we can even create an extra wide unit (popular for garages) by either joining shipping containers together, or building a brand new steel container. Below are some of our bespoke container conversions for our clients' to enjoy at home.

See our Optional Extras for a comprehensive list of our most popular conversion features - from ply lining to patio doors and even a living roof!


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