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Steps of Building a Shipping Container House

Interested in a shipping container building? Today more and more people are turning to shipping container architecture to meet their building needs. Why? Because container home cost is low and the material is an affordable, convenient and eco-friendly. 

Their appeal lies in their simplicity: you order the number of units you need, and the material will be delivered to your site by flatbed truck and trailer, then construction begins. They are strong, durable, cheap, eco-friendly (compared to traditional materials) and allow for modular designs. There is little time lapse between the design and construction phase of a container house building process.

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Advantages of PTH shipping container house

PTH standard container house size is 6058mm*2438mm*2591mm, height option is 2791mm/2991mm/3191mm. It adopts welded integrated frame with PU foaming insulated roof and all-welded integrated chassis. Compared with traditional container houses, the profiles, drainage systems and power systems of PTH shipping container houses have great advantages, which reduces installation difficulty and saves installation time. 

PTH uses fully automatic production lines, such as robotic welding, which can reduce manual errors and improve the uniformity of the weld. This effective method can greatly speed up production and provide strong technical support for the "seven-day delivery" of standard containers.

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Some tips you should know before building a container house

You can buy a finished container house from a container home builder. But here is a suggestion. If possible, a better way is to find a shipping container house builders to assist you to complete the manufacturing process of the container house. Don't go to a middleman to buy housing materials, and then find another company to help you build the container house.

Zhejiang Putian Integrated Housing Co., Ltd. (also known as "PTH") has been committed to a one-stop solution for low-rise prefabricated houses. Services range from architectural design, production, storage and transportation to installation instructions and after-sales service. 

How to solve the waterproof problem of container house

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Container home uses integrated welding foaming roof, PU density: 45kg/sqm. PU foaming integrated roof can effectively prevent the water leakage.

Independent drainage system includes the gutters on the roof and seepage hole in bottom wall panel groove. Four columns are equipped with rainwater pipes and corner fittings' outfall. The water-falling mode is upgraded from free-falling water to column organized drainage. Meanwhile, the water seepage hole in the wall panel groove can effectively avoid rainwater infiltrating from the bottom.

PTH container housing project process

PTH provides customers with systematic integrated house solutions covering the whole process from project planning, scheme and construction drawing design, Purchase and producing, transporting and installing to project management.

Project Planning: 

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Customers can forward enquires to us via e-mails, and our sales representatives will contact you through e-mails, telephone and/or other online communication.

In the consulting stage, according to customers' requirements, PTH will combine the climatic conditions with the application requirements of the construction site to provide similar cases for client's reference from thousands of successful project cases in the past.

For specific projects, PTH can provide customers with CITIC Bank loan guarantees and financing services to solve customers' financial problems.

Drawing design:

PTH employs over 100 design staffs and engineers from local and overseas, which provides custom made design services. PTH utilizes design software such as Sketch Up, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD architectural design, PKPM, 3D3S, SAP2000 Structural design, Tekla, FrameCad detail structural design etc. 

Based on the parameters of each project, we establish the architectural modeling and its respective digital animation and renderings. Now, we have finished the development of all the Revit modeling of our current products, further enhancing the details of our design and three-dimensional modeling for our customers.

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PTH has a mature procurement supply chain, including product raw materials, kitchen and bathroom accessories, household equipment and other ancillary facilities. Every year, PTH conducts quality assessments of suppliers, resolutely rejects unqualified suppliers, and guarantees the quality of products from source suppliers. 


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PTH has hundreds of fully automatic mechanized production lines with high production efficiency, which can provide a strong guarantee for timely delivery of customer orders.

In the production process, PTH can provide customers with production progress reports through pictures and videos. We have a professional quality inspection team that performs strict quality inspections on each construction process. Products that do not meet quality standards will never be shipped, and customers or third parties commissioned by customers can conduct factory inspections at any time.


With more than 20 years of international logistics experience, PTH can provide customers with the best transportation routes, customs declaration, commodity inspection and other services, and truly realize "door to door" service. 

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PTH will provide customers with complete and detailed installation drawings of steel shipping container homes. PTH has professional photography and post-production staff who can provide installation videos of the modular container house. This video can intuitively demonstrate the installation steps and details of a container house.

PTH owns on-site installation guidance experience for dozens of projects such as Mozambican light steel villa resorts, Chilean container camps, etc. It can provide EPC construction services and technical guidance according to the needs of customers to ensure the smooth and safe construction of the steel container houses required by customers and realize real "Check-in".

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Project Management:

We manage and operate the whole project with BIM system. For the post-maintenance of completed projects, PTH can provide remote telephone consultation and guidance according to customer needs. PTH can provide on-site maintenance and repair services according to customer requirements for the post-maintenance of completed projects.

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Rutang ZHANG

I am Rutang Zhang, a seasoned expert in the field of integrated housing with a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years. I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of numerous projects in more than 120 countries and regions. My expertise lies in navigating the intricacies of the integrated housing industry, and I am proud to have played a significant role in delivering successful outcomes across diverse global contexts. From conceptualization to execution, my commitment to excellence has been a driving force in achieving results that meet the unique requirements of each project.
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 Email: cs@putianhouse.com

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