A Guide to Flat Pack Containers

A Guide to Flat Pack Containers

What are they?

A transportable storage container known as a flat pack container, also known as a flat pack shipping container, is designed to be flat packed for ease of movement. These steel containers come in a range of lengths, typically 8 to 20 feet.

Unlike traditional shipping containers, flat pack containers are designed to be shipped in a disassembled state, allowing for more efficient transportation and a reduction in shipping costs. Using a 19-mm socket or spanner and the included instructions, the different parts of a Kovobel flat pack container may be quickly and easily put together on-site. They can also be taken apart for storage or travel.

Common uses for flat pack containers include temporary storage, mobile offices, workshops, welfare facilities, and emergency shelters. They are well-liked by companies and people that want an adaptable and economical storage option that is simple to move and build in off-the-grid places.

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 transported to far-off areas more easily by being supplied dismantled, and they are simple to construct with hand tools.
  • Flexibility: Flat pack containers can be used for a variety of purposes, such as storage, workshops, mobile offices, and even housing. Our storage containers may be readily adapted to meet a variety of demands and can be enlarged or modified as needed.
  • Affordability: Flat pack containers are generally more affordable than traditional shipping containers. Shipping expenses are decreased since they may be sent dismantled, and assembly can be done without specialist tools or knowledge.
  • Durability: Flat pack containers are made from steel and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and wear and tear. They are a reliable and safe storage option that can safeguard priceless tools and materials.
  • Sustainability: Flat pack containers can be repurposed and recycled, which makes them a more sustainable option than traditional storage solutions. They may also be used as an environmentally beneficial substitute for stationary constructions like offices or workshop spaces.

Whom are they for?

Numerous individuals and companies might make use of flat pack containers. 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 items or commercial stock.
  • Schools, sports grounds, and clubs: great for sports equipment, furniture storage, classroom 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 organisers: 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 customised to fit specific needs and are more affordable than building a permanent structure.
  • Businesses: Flat pack containers can be used as storage facilities, retail spaces, or even 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?
The sizes of flat pack containers normally range from 8 to 20 feet in length and are built of steel. Galvanising the steel makes it resistant to inclement weather and stops 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 up to 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 customised? 
Yes, flat pack containers can be customised 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 size, complexity, and degree of competence of the person assembling the flat pack container all affect how long it will take to put it together. In general, assembling a small flat pack container takes less than 30 minutes; however, assembling a bigger flat pack container may take an hour or more.

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 made to be strong and long-lasting. They may last for many years with the right upkeep and care.

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 materials, such as bricks and plywood, are often used to level a container so that it sits level.