2014 - 2015 Degree of Senior Architectural Technology
B.Tech Dgr Arch T (NMMU)
WHY CONTAINER HOMES?
Containers are an environmental building solution as re-purposed containers are turned into new homes. Installing further eco-friendly materials along with sustainable technology can easily gain you a green building status.
Containers still require minimal site preparation which can be done while containers are manufactured off-site. This speeds up construction and reduces the risk of delays. After manufacturing containers are delivered to an already prepared site.
Many see the containers narrowness as a downfall, however, in creating passive designs narrow, open-plan floor layouts are encouraged to ensure adequate passive heating aswell as natural ventilation of interior spaces.
Due to the structural integrity of the containers aswell as reduced materials required for construction, containers can work out almost 30% cheaper than conventional building methods. We encourage locally sourced materials aswell as labour.