So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by grenfell » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:54 am

:lol: that's exactly what his other brother suggested.

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by Deeps » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:48 pm

grenfell wrote::lol: that's exactly what his other brother suggested.
Great minds eh ? :roll:

Other than as a flight of fancy I've no plans to build any shelter, it would probably be quite good fun to build one though. Maybe building above ground and covering with earth, now if only I could find 11 or 12 skips full of earth.....

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by pseudonym » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:49 pm

The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by sniper 55 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:56 pm

Deeps wrote:
grenfell wrote::lol: that's exactly what his other brother suggested.
Great minds eh ? :roll:

Other than as a flight of fancy I've no plans to build any shelter, it would probably be quite good fun to build one though. Maybe building above ground and covering with earth, now if only I could find 11 or 12 skips full of earth.....
Firms building estates often have to get rid of lots of soil to level ground, if theres one local they may be happy enough to tip a few loads by your house as it'll save them time moving it miles.
My father did this years back to level out our old garden which had a big dip in it.
Hard work shifing it though... ;)

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by unsure » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:06 am

have a look at this stuff . seems to cover what you need .

http://www.u-pol.com/uk/en-uk/products/ ... coating-uk
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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by Scottish-prepper » Sun May 27, 2018 10:47 pm

We want to do this when we buy our next house. The new neighbors will surely think this to be a great first impression.

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by Arzosah » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:12 am

Bringing an old thread back, as I saw an article in Yahoo News this morning :)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/wont-believe- ... 00692.html

Not what you're expecting! Not buried, for a start.

Also, does anybody ever go past East Croydon? There's a new two-story "food court" there, just outside the station, built entirely from shipping containers. Burying them is still problematic, but using them as premises seems to be fine :)
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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by Deeps » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:55 am

Funnily enough, a mate sent me a link to these guys the other week. It was 'flight of fancy' stuff for him but some interesting options.

https://www.container-housing.co.uk/

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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by jansman » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:16 pm

It is rather timely.We have three shipping containers at work.Two for stock storage,and one that can also be turned into a fridge.That will be handy tomorrow when the damned turkeys turn up.So much fuss over the ugliest creature the creator put on the planet!

Shipping containers are big though.Its a hell of a feat to bury one.
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Re: So You want to Bury a shipping Container?

Post by featherstick » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:20 pm

Seen loads of markets made out of shipping containers in poorer parts of the world. Work very well indeed. Usual pattern is two "layers" of containers, bottom one serving as a shopfront, top one as storage, on hardstanding and with rudimentary utilities hooked up alongside.

Wasn't there a Grand Designs episode on a lad in Northern Ireland building a house out of containers too?

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