Movable cubicles are a big hit for any DIY builder because they are modular boxes that very much function like building blocks. Builders can use them for various things, like making a garden shed.
Traditional, wooden garden sheds pull in problems. Assembly is more complex, and you’ll be forced to make sure that you know what you’re doing or else risk doing it all wrong. And then there’s the question of durability. Because wooden sheds are left out in the open for considerable amounts of time, they are subject to the wear and tear caused by changing weather and climate.
These sheds are also not that secure. Anyone can break down a piece of decaying wood, given the chance and the right tools. Wood rots in changing weather. Plus, with the moisture and the mildew, you’ll find your garden tools ending up either damaged or stolen.
Now compare that to a durable shed made out of steel movable cubicles. If these metal boxes were designed to secure and contain all kinds of equipment for all kinds of weather, it’ll definitely do the same for your garden tools. They are large enough to house other things like bicycles, scooters or motorcycles, along with all your other tools for repairs, plumbing, and carpentry. With all these expensive stuff lying around in your locked container unit, you can sleep tight knowing that no one can break in that easily into a steel box.
So what’s the difference between a shipping container and an actual garden shed made out of the container unit? The answer is aesthetics. You can do a lot of things to modify movable cubicles so that they don’t have to look like you have a shipping container sitting out in your backyard. With good design, you can actually cover up the corrugated steel panels with your choice materials. Some materials that you can consider using include bamboo, brick, and marine plywood. You can even paint the surface in earthen colors to closely match the look and feel of your garden.
If you want something more fancy, you can commission someone to personalize the container for you. And thanks to the fact that they are movable cubicles, i.e. portable, they are convenient. Even having someone build it offsite is not a problem because they can deliver it right at your doorstep as soon as it is ready for use.
At this point, you might be thinking of the cost. Although you might be tempted to think that setting up the usual wooden shed might go easier on your pocket, that’s really not the case. In fact, the traditional wooden variety tends to be short lived. Its relatively accessible nature makes it easier for thieves to break in and steal. However, there are some key points to remember to save money on your container-based shed.
When purchasing one, you might find cubicles in 10, 20, 30 and 40 feet variants. Contrary to what you might think, the smaller ones may prove to be more expensive because of the extra money you’re paying for the extra work that was done on it. There’s also a higher demand for 20 feet cubicles and that’s what makes it more expensive. So if you can get a 40 feet long metal box and decide that you don’t have that much stuff to put in it, you might consider building a garden office right into the other half so that you’ll have a comfortable work space that doesn’t have to be amongst the equipment.
Using movable cubicles for garden sheds is a wise investment that will benefit you well. This flexible box can make all manner of future modifications and alterations possible in the long run.