Container Modifications – What Are The Possibilities?

Container Modifications - what are the possibilities?

While it used to be something of a novelty concept – shipping container modifications are becoming more and more popular. Offering limitless possibilities including cafes, bars, site offices, toilet blocks, ticketing booths and storage solutions. In this article, we will be looking at a few different things that can be achieved just by customising shipping containers.


Cafes and Bars

This is the area that has perhaps seen the most growth in the past few years. It was a popular solution by many businesses in Christchurch following the earthquake in 2011. With their usual place of business destroyed or deemed unsafe, many bars and eateries had to get creative. With 40 ft containers, 20 ft containers and 10 ft containers for sale, there are plenty of size options to suit most needs. Add in temperature-controlled containers, side door openings and secure storage lock boxes and you have everything you need to get going. At ContainerCo we have 10 ft, 20 ft, 40 ft and refrigerated containers for sale NZ wide. We can help you get your cafe or bar up and running!



Another incredibly popular idea for shipping containers is converting them into office blocks. With the number of modification possibilities and the ability to simply add more containers if extra space is needed, it’s easy to see that shipping container offices are one of the most cost-effective options. If you need a small office for one, we have 10 ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide that, with the right modifications, would be perfect. Perhaps you have a small team? Well, we also have 20 ft shipping containers for sale NZ wide. If your business grows and you need more room, simply add another container on top or next to the existing one. The containers are safe and secure, protecting you from wind, water and the elements, and having portable buildings means you can up and leave and take your whole office with you!


Toilet Blocks

Have you ever been at an event or festival and the only option for going to the toilet is in a cramped and foul-smelling port-a-potty? We’ve all been there and it isn’t pleasant. This is why many festival and event organisers are starting to hire or buy shipping container toilet blocks! They can be modified and fitted-out to include all the luxuries of a regular bathroom while remaining completely portable and easily maintained. Shipping container ablution blocks are surely the way of the future!

So those are just a few ways shipping containers can be modified to suit a range of needs, but the options and possibilities are truly endless. People seem to be coming up with new ideas every day so watch this space!


At ContainerCo, we pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of shipping containers for hire or purchase. Our range of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft containers can be used for various purposes, including shipment, storage or construction, to name a few. Featuring more than just containers in our product range, we also sell accessories and parts for shipping containers to ensure your container can be maintained and repaired after prolonged use. 

Offering specialised containers along with dry standard variations, ContainerCo’s containers include refrigerated, dangerous goods, high-ball, open-top and side-opening options. As a fully-established shipping container company, we also have the facilities to modify purchased shipping containers. Our specialised team can assist you with altering containers into workspaces, cafes, tiny homes or construction site offices. 

We can serve Kiwis across the country with facilities operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Waikato. So next time you require a shipping container, make sure to hire or buy yours at ContainerCo today! 

Contact us on 0508 732 873 or request a free online quote today!

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