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Types of modular containers

Apr 28, 2023 | Blog

architecture container is gaining more and more popularity. Low price, high quality, ease of transport and high flexibility make them very widely used, responding to many different needs. Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, event organizer or looking for an alternative to the expensive real estate market - modular containers may be the solution for you. In this article, we will introduce the types containers together with their use and we will explain how they are built.

Types of modular containers:

Containers modular can be almost freely adapted to the individual needs of you or your company. You need a temporary office, a cheap apartment for your family, or maybe you want to ensure the highest possible comfort for employees on site construction? Here are the main types of modular containers:

Office modular containers

Modular office containers are a perfect solution for companies that need mobile and functional work spaces. They allow you to effectively manage your budget and employees - thanks to them, you can expand your workplace at a low cost, without having to expose yourself to high financial risk. Do you need to send your employees on a business trip, e.g. to another city? Placement office containers it will enable them to work effectively and will often be a better and cheaper solution than renting a classic, temporary office.

Flexible design and any possibility of combining them allows you to respond to a very wide range of needs and expectations of the company and employees, as a result creating a perfectly arranged space.

Social modular containers:

Modular containers social are one of the types of containers that can be used to provide comfortable working and rest conditions for employees on construction sites, film sets or other places where there is no access to permanent buildings. These are containers equipped with water, sewage, electrical installations and sanitary facilities, such as washbasins, showers, toilets and cabinets. They may also contain a kitchenette, fridge, kettle, microwave oven and other equipment necessary to prepare meals. Social modular containers are easy to transport and assemble, as well as resistant to weather conditions and durable.

Residential modular containers:

This is an increasingly popular solution for people looking for a cheaper and more flexible alternative to classic brick construction. They are less expensive not only to purchase, but also to maintain - they are easy to insulate and rarely require maintenance. They meet all the standards of classic apartments, and their construction and assembly in a habitable condition takes only a few weeks - not a few years, as in the case of classic apartments. houses. If you ever decide to move - container you will be able to transport to a new plot.

Modular residential containers will work both as flat for single and family, but also as houses holiday homes, apartments or guest rooms.

Sanitary modular containers:

Sanitary modular containers are a high-quality alternative to Toi Toi, providing much higher comfort of use for employees, event participants or guests of holiday resorts. 

I building is tailored to the customer's needs - as a standard, they contain a toilet and washbasins, but they can also be equipped with urinals, a shower or a space for mothers with children.

Modular storage containers:

Modular containers warehouse is an ideal solution for companies that need additional space to store goods or equipment. Resistance to weather conditions makes them suitable for storing more demanding products, such as food.

Building modular containers:

Container building is a construction with a wide range of applications, designed for construction sites. Their interior is tailored to the needs of the client and the workplace, allowing to meet a wide range of needs of construction workers, significantly increasing their comfort and quality of working conditions.

Multifunctional modular containers:

Multi-functional modular containers are a solution that combines the advantages of various types of containers and allows for adaptation to the unique needs of the customer. They are chosen especially when they have unusual applications or have to meet a wide range of different needs at the same time.

How are modular containers built?

The key to the success of modular containers is inside them - it is the high-quality construction that makes them so trustworthy and so widely used. Their sizes are standardized - this is why they are easy to manufacture, easy to assemble and connect.

Containers that can be combined and which are the basis for modular construction are available in three sizes:

  • Mini - usable area 6m2
  • Standard - usable area of ​​12m2
  • Maxi - usable area 15.4m2

They all have the same height: 2,82 m.

The construction is based on a steel frame with uniform dimensions. The walls of the containers are removable panels of various types: solid, window or door panels. They can be freely arranged depending on the needs, e.g. the door can be placed on the longer or shorter side, and the number of window panels can be adjusted to the function container. An important element of modular container systems are pull handles that are used to connect them together.

The container must be stable and stackable, which requires the use of durable and durable solutions. In high-quality models, the frame is welded from cold-formed sections with a minimum thickness of 4 mm, and the columns are made of solid sections (also cold-formed). To reinforce the whole, they are bolted to the upper and lower frames. The body of the container is stiffened with OSB - its thickness should be about 20-22 mm. The insulating layer from the ground is mineral wool with a vapor barrier foil, and from the inside the floor is finished with a PVC lining.

The walls and the roof made of trapezoidal sheet, despite their high durability, are relatively light, which facilitates the transport of the entire structure and allows the containers to be stacked on top of each other. Depending on the application building, the walls can be insulated with mineral wool with a thickness of 50 to even 100 mm. In addition, a vapor barrier film is used to protect against moisture. It is worth noting the finish of the walls from the inside - in high quality containers, especially those intended, for example, for offices or commercial services, it is usually a white laminated board, characterized by an attractive appearance.

To insulate the ceiling, mineral wool protected with a vapor barrier film is used.

Another key element of the containers are modern PVC windows. Their number and arrangement depend on the purpose of the building being built. More windows means better interior lighting and visibility, but too many of them may violate the privacy of people inside, which may be particularly important in the case of habitable containers. The entrance is usually placed on the shorter wall - This solution often ensures better use of space inside the container. In the case of doors, steel models with standard dimensions of 90 × 200 cm are most often chosen.


As you can see, modular containers meet very high standards, and their quality does not differ much from classic, brick construction. In addition, the great flexibility and freedom of their construction allows you to address your own needs very precisely. If you are looking for a container for yourself or have any questions - contact us and we will help you make the right decision.

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