Shipping Container Spray Foam Applications

The boom in the alternative uses for shipping containers over the last few years is driven by their versatility as storage, housing and retail structures.

As with any metal surface, particularly when heated on the inside, there is a high risk of condensation forming. Shipping containers are limited on space, therefore, the right insulation solution should provide optimum performance per inch.

The corrugated nature of shipping containers can make pre-manufactured insulation such as PIR, difficult to apply and this is why we advise a Closed-Cell spray foam as the best solution for such structures.

With limited internal space, the airtightness of spray foam is particularly beneficial when used in shipping containers as it eliminates the potential for thermal bridging. This removes the effects of heat loss through cold surfaces and helps prevents condensation.

Alternatively, external insulation can help to maintain internal space without compromising the thermal performance. The external cladding of shipping containers is becoming an increasingly popular solution.


Insulation

Residential
If you’re converting a shipping container into living space, choosing a solution that prevents condensation whilst offering great thermal performance is essential in your decision making.

To remain warm in the winter and cool in the summer, we recommend an minimum 80mm of Closed-Cell insulation which will offer you the opportunity to regulate the temperature more effectively.

When converting for residential use, Building Regulations may apply and we can assist you in becoming compliant with legislation.

Retail
Shipping containers converted into retail units

Storage
When the purpose of storing belongings is to protect their integrity, the requirement for them to be kept warm and dry is an important factor.

Metal condensates rapidly during autumn/winter months which is why insulation is a vital consideration in preventing damp whilst retaining heat.

A minimum of 10-15mm of Closed-cell spray foam will eliminate condensation and 50mm will offer great heat retention.


Open-Cell vs Closed-Cell
(In moisture rich environments)

Although we install both open and closed-cell products, not all spray foams are created equal, therefore we are always careful to respect the application uses for both products in achieving the correct install for your building.


The ThermoFoam team worked diligently to provide the solutions we had anticipated, leaving us confident in using them for future installs. We have also gained some good knowledge of how Spray-Foam Insulation might be suitable for future projects here at Bradgate Containers

Patrick Stapleton

Project Manager, Bradgate Containers

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No other Closed Cell foam offers comparative performance!

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

We know this can be a difficult choice so we've listed the most popular questions we get asked

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How Do I Prepare The Container For Insulation?

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OR CALL 01208 832602 AND FIND OUT IF YOUR SHIPPING CONTAINER PROJECT IS SUITABLE FOR THERMOFOAM

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