A BigSteelBox Structure is a more sustainable and durable option for your modular building.
When you choose a modular building that is made from steel, you're choosing a more sustainable, durable and higher quality product.
Building with steel shipping containers makes sense from a sustainability perspective when you compare it to wood-frame construction and trailers. Unlike traditional wood structures, a modified BigSteelBox is composed of corten corrugated steel, which much stronger and will last longer than a typical trailer.
Quite simply, a BigSteelBox Structure is virtually indestructible, so even the most extreme climates and frequent relocation will not affect the integrity of the building. And, at the end of its life cycle, the steel container will not end up in a landfill because it can be re-purposed into something else.
Our Modular Buildings are Environmentally Friendly on the Inside Too
In addition to using a more eco-friendly and sustainable steel shell for our buildings, we also make a point of consistently using environmentally conscious products on the interior. Plus, many of these products are sourced and manufactured locally, which contributes to a lower carbon footprint. Here are a few examples of how accomplish this:
Low-E Glass Windows: Keeps the heat inside by reducing the amount of heat lost through your windows.
Spray Foam Insulation: Provides optimal energy performance with an air-tight seal for interior temperature retention and gives credit to "Performance of Energy Star Home".
Vinyl Wrapped Gyproc Walls: The Gyproc portion is made of 100% recycled paper.
Sheet Vinyl Flooring: Low VOC, "Floor Score" Certified flooring uses up to 75% natural raw material in manufacturing and is low maintenance, which means little to no cleaning chemicals are needed. This flooring also has a recycling program.
Rubber Baseboards: Low VOC, "Floor Score" Certified, up to 43% natural raw material used in manufacturing, and has a recycling program.
Plumbing: Our faucets and toilets are "Water Sense" Certified for water efficiency and conservation.
Cooling: We use Energy Star® compliant cooling units.
Lighting: We offer LED lighting options as an upgrade, and always use fluorescent lighting, which is better than incandescent.
Residential Moving & Storage
BigSteelBox makes residential moving and storage simple.
We deliver a BigSteelBox to your home, you pack it at your own pace, then we pick it up and move it to your new home. If you need storage, keep the Box at your place or we'll store it at one of our secure locations.
Benefits of Building with Steel
For mobile structures on remote worksites, building with steel makes sense when compared to wood-frame construction.
BigSteelBoxes are built for ocean shipping and withstanding the elements, so they're much more solid, durable and stackable than trailers.