Building With Shipping Containers in Australia
If you’re looking for an affordable means of housing that can be designed however you want, you should consider building with shipping containers in Australia. In fact, to show just how effective and diversified building with shipping containers in Australia can be, the Australian government constructed new prison blocks using shipping containers in Cadell Prison located in South Australia’s south east.
The shipping container prison which added six single cells was found to be cheaper than traditional pre-cast concrete buildings. In fact, Correctional Services Minister, Mr Koutsantonis said they saved 25%-45% on the cost of building the prison block. Building with shipping containers in Australia can help the prison service and correctional facilities cut back on their construction expenses.
It is definitely a very viable alternative to traditional construction of prison facilities and cell blocks. According to Peter Severin, Correctional Services Chief Executive, the functionality and design of the building was quite impressive, secure and safe.
On the other hand, correctional facilities in New Zealand said they weren’t inclined to build such correctional facilities because they felt the structure was quite demeaning for their prisoners.
Who knows? Maybe if the designs were improved and they recognise the benefits of building with shipping containers in Australia, they might change their minds.
Number of Shipping Containers Used: 2 containers per unit
Credits to: Australian Correctional Services
Benefits of Building with Shipping Containers in Australia
Building with shipping containers in Australia has many advantages. In the case of prisons housing and cell blocks, it makes for a faster, efficient and cheaper housing option. Not just that, building with shipping containers in Australia offers excellent flexibility, designs and creativity.
You can decide to go as minimalist as you want or as sophisticated as you want. Building with shipping containers in Australia isnt as expensive as traditional housing materials and building.
You can construct a magnificent and tastefully furnished home for less than half the price of a traditional home. Prefabricated shipping containers can actually be used for many things.
From modular homes to storage systems, there’s really no limit to what you can do with them.
Investment: Unknown. Information to come
Time to build: Unknown. But we figure it will take 2-4 men working 8 hours a day 2-4 weeks to complete each building.
For more information about building an entire house or granny flat from containers go to ‘Build a Container Home‘