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Shipping Container Conversions 8ft melamine lined, steel shelf and electrics click to zoom image

Shipping Container Conversions 8ft melamine lined, steel shelf and electrics

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This container has been converted for use as a small workshop and changing room, on a sea trials vessel. It will be used for staff to change in and out of chemical suits! The lining and insulation will provide warmth and ensure dryness inside the container, which is especially important when exposed to seafaring conditions.
CD Code CS29880

The container before work

We started with a brand new 8ft container, and mapped all the required features using the CAD above.

Special Features:

  • Vinyl flooring

  • Melamine lining and insulation

  • GL Certification for lifting

  • Electrics

  • Welded steel shelf

  • Painted in blue

Making the steel shelf

The shelf is 2110mm long x 800mm deep, with a 30mm lip, and is welded to the wall, 560mm from the roof. We began taking a 3mm thick steel sheet, cutting to size and bending to create the lip.

The Cutting Machine!

After the welding is done and the shelf is in place, we paint over and "make good" any areas disturbed by the work.

Melamine lining and insulation

This controls the temperature within the container, eliminating condensation, and has bonus of being easy to clean with a quick wipe down.

We create a timber frame into which we pack in rockwool insulating material, and then fit 8mm thick melamine boards over the top of this. As you can see from the step-by-step pictures below, we start with the ceiling, and move down to the walls, working around the shelf.

Lino flooring

The timber container floor is covered with wipe clean lino.

The electrics

The electrical package conforms to 17th Edition 3rd amendment for wiring standards. Included is a three way consumer unit, and RCD protection on both sides.

The finished container

The container comes complete with GL certification, to validate it as safe for lifting.


As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.
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