Advantages of Building with Steel Shipping Containers

A structure built from BigSteelBoxes is easier to move and will last much longer than a trailer.


Composed of corten corrugated steel and 1 1/8’’ marine grade hardwood floors, a BigSteelBox has been designed and built to "weather the storm". You can ship them by boat, truck or train - they are virtually indestructible. Here are even more reasons to choose a BigSteelBox Structure:


Developed to withstand the heavy abuse of ocean travel and consistent movement, corten steel offers a self-protective quality. Opposed to traditional steel, when corten steel is exposed to the elements it creates a skin of rust, which actually acts as a rust inhibitor.


The shipping container was designed with transportation in mind. With multiple lifting points and a rigid steel frame, containers can be craned, forklifted or flown into almost any location.


These life size lego blocks are commonly stacked in shipping yards up to 9 units high, fully loaded. Whether for interim storage or for a smaller footprint, the structural integrity of modified shipping containers makes saving space simple.


Unlike traditional wood structures, a modified shipping container can be refurbished and repurposed, even after many years in the field.

Weather Proof and Secure

Steel shipping containers are far more secure than wood buildings and trailers. The doors of our Boxes are equipped with steel locking arms and heavy duty rubber gaskets, so they are completely sealed from the elements and rodents. When used for storage or housing valuable materials or equipment, our containers come with a steel lock box that protects pad locks from bolt cutters, providing another layer of security.

We offer standard products as well as custom modular solutions. Contact us today to see how we can bring your ideas to reality: 1-877-373-1187.

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Residential Moving & Storage

Bigsteelbox-moving_170X100.jpgBigSteelBox 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

BigSteeBox-20ft-office-Ex_170X100.jpgFor 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.

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