BUILD YOUR FUTURE TODAY, TO LIVE IN YOUR DREAM TOMORROW
Our houses match if not beat all current standards.
We start the process fresh with new single trip high cube shipping containers. The houses are then engineered and architectually designed to suit the site and most importantly the client. The insides of our homes are finished with the clients ultimate vision and desired specification in mind.
Why shipping containers?
When Shipping containers were originally created, they were designed with modularity in mind. They were required to withstand all kinds of abuse as they journey through some of the world’s harshest climates. From salt water to extreme temperatures, a shipping container is meant to handle the worst of the worst while protecting some of the world’s most precious cargo. Comprised of corten steel, it is in a shipping containers DNA to protect itself from any corrosion or rust, and if they were to fall off the ship they would take up to a week to sink. With more boxes being imported than exported, we take advantage of this amazing product to build our homes.
By prefabricating our homes, we make the construction process easier, safer and more controlled. Why spend months building when it could be weeks? Picture our homes are life-sized lego blocks and you will start to see the vast possibilities and opportunities. Build a single level or multi-storey building. Place one in your backyard and then 10 years later move it somewhere new. When it comes to construction methods and building materials there are few alternatives that are as durable, portable, sustainable, and overwhelmingly strong.
Offsite construction is not a new idea.
A common misconception around prefabrication, is that it is temporary, short
term solution, and this corresponds with poor quality.
With our homes, offsite construction means the opposite. Prefab offers us far
greater control when it comes to quality, time frames and ultimately insuring
ther are no cost blow outs.
At Shape we have set out to leverage the modularity and durability of the shipping container while not apologizing for what they are. We don’t hide our boxes, instead we have embraced the essence of the shipping container.