A Guide to Flat Pack Containers
What are They?
A flat pack container, also known as a flat pack shipping container, is a type of portable storage container that is designed to be easily transportable in a flat-packed format. These containers are made from steel and come in various sizes, typically ranging from 8 to 20 feet in length.
Unlike traditional shipping containers, flat pack containers are designed to be shipped in a disassembled state, which allows for more efficient transportation and reduces shipping costs. The individual components of a Kovobel flat pack container can be easily assembled on-site using a19mm socket or spanner and instructions and can be disassembled just as easily for transport or storage.
Flat pack containers are often used in a variety of applications, such as for temporary storage, mobile offices, workshops, welfare and emergency shelters. They are popular among businesses and individuals who need a flexible and affordable storage solution that can be easily transported and assembled in remote locations.
Why Would you use one?
There are several reasons why someone might choose to use a Kovobel flat pack container:
- Portability: Flat pack containers are designed to be easily transported and assembled on-site. They can be shipped disassembled, which makes them more convenient for transportation to remote locations and can be assembled with basic hand tools.
- Flexibility: Flat pack containers can be used for a variety of purposes, such as storage, workshops, mobile offices and even housing. They can be customized to fit a wide range of needs and can be easily modified or expanded as required.
- Affordability: Flat pack containers are generally more affordable than traditional shipping containers. Because they can be shipped disassembled, shipping costs are reduced and assembly can be completed without the need for specialized equipment or expertise.
- Durability: Flat pack containers are made from steel and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and wear and tear. They are a sturdy and secure storage solution that can protect valuable equipment and materials.
- Sustainability: Flat pack containers can be repurposed and recycled, which makes them a more sustainable option than traditional storage solutions. They can also be used as an eco-friendly alternative to permanent structures, such as workshops or office buildings.
Who are they for?
Flat pack containers can be used by a wide range of people and businesses. Some common examples include:
- Self-Storage Facilities: Our biggest market for Kovobel Flat-Pack storage Containers is the self-storage industry. Allowing clients to store a variety of items from household furniture to office paperwork and archive item or commercial stock.
- Schools, Sports Grounds and Clubs: Great for sports equipment, furniture storage, class room items and groundskeeping equipment.
- Construction companies: Flat pack containers are often used by construction companies as temporary storage for equipment and materials. They can also be used as workshops or mobile offices on job sites.
- Event organizers: Flat pack containers can be used as pop-up shops, food stalls, or temporary event spaces. They can be easily transported to event locations and assembled quickly and efficiently.
- Homeowners: Flat pack containers can be used as storage sheds, garages, or even as additional living spaces on residential properties. They can be customized to fit specific needs and can be more affordable than building a permanent structure.
- Businesses: Flat pack containers can be used as storage facilities, retail spaces, or even as mobile offices for businesses that require a flexible and portable workspace.
- Emergency responders: Flat pack containers can be used as temporary shelters or field hospitals in emergency situations. They can be quickly assembled and provide a secure and durable space for emergency response teams to work from.
FAQ’s about Flat Pack Containers
Here are some frequently asked questions about flat pack containers:
What are flat pack containers made of?
Flat pack containers are typically made from steel and come in various sizes, typically ranging from 8 to 20 feet in length. The steel is galvanised to make it resistant to harsh weather conditions and to prevent rust and corrosion.
How are flat pack containers shipped?
Flat pack containers are shipped in a disassembled state, which allows for more efficient transportation and reduces shipping costs due to the ability to stack upto 8 high in transit. The individual components of a Kovobel flat pack container can be easily assembled on-site using basic tools and instructions.
Can flat pack containers be customized?
Yes, flat pack containers can be customized to fit specific needs and requirements. They can be modified or expanded to include features such as doors, windows, insulation, electrical wiring and plumbing.
How long does it take to assemble a Kovobel flat pack container?
The time it takes to assemble a flat pack container depends on the size and complexity of the container and the level of expertise of the assembler. Generally, a small flat pack container can be assembled in a less than 30 minutes, while larger containers can take an hour or so. If you join container together, you need to allow longer.
Are flat pack containers waterproof?
Yes, our flat pack containers are designed to be waterproof and resistant to harsh weather conditions. They are treated to prevent rust and corrosion and are designed to prevent leaks and moisture from entering the container.
How long do flat pack containers last?
Flat pack containers are designed to be durable and long-lasting. With proper maintenance and care, they can last for many years.
Can flat pack containers be relocated?
Yes, flat pack containers can be easily relocated. They can be disassembled and transported to a new location using basic tools. Kovobel containers can also be transported fully assembled. This makes them a flexible and portable storage or workspace solution.
What base is required for a flat pack container?
Flat pack containers require a level base to sit on, hard standing is ideal. But hardcore, grass and sand are all satisfactory. As long as the container is not twisted. Packing material, such as bricks and plywood are often used to level a container so it sits level.