Shipping Container Shed Ideas: Warehouse Shelter


Warehouse space continues to be in high demand, and ideal properties becoming more and more scarce, shipping container sheds are becoming increasingly popular. With Australia’s weather conditions posing a constant threat to companies in the industrial, mining and construction sectors, with the ever changing threat of torrential rain, damaging winds or scorching heat, protecting people and assets is something to be considered.

Shipping Container Shed Ideas: Why Consider Warehouse Shelters?

Warehouse shelters can contribute towards a company, particularly those within the construction, industrial and mining sectors in many different ways, depending on their shelter needs. Shipping container sheds are designed to be relocatable, meaning they are great for temporary or semi-permanent jobs.


With varying sizes and scopes of projects, warehousing needs for construction companies can differ from project to project. A shipping container shed can provide storage space for heavy equipment, tools, and construction materials such as steel and concrete, protecting them from damage from weather conditions. Temporary office space is required to manage operations for many construction sites, container mounted fabric shelters provide warehousing facilities under the fabric covered area, and the shipping containers have the ability to be transformed into temporary office space, meeting rooms, and other amenities to support the needs of construction teams.

The industrial sector consists of so many smaller organisations and companies, all specialising in different areas, whether it be waste management, marine, exporters or manufacturers. Warehouse shelters can provide the much needed additional storage space for industrial equipment, raw materials, finished products, and inventory management. With shorter lead times than conventional steel-clad buildings, fabric shelters can be installed quickly and easily, providing a flexible solution that can be relocated as needed. This can be especially beneficial for companies that need to expand their operations quickly or are working in areas with limited space.

Companies within the mining industry aren’t necessarily always located within close proximity of their main office or work site which is why portable shelters such as fabric domes are an ideal shelter solution. Shipping container sheds can be used to store large amounts of raw materials such as ore, coal, and minerals which need to be stored and protected from things such as moisture, dust, and temperature fluctuations before they are processed. With such big and specific operations, mining sites require a variety of specialised equipment, such as heavy machinery, drills and explosives. Proper storage of this equipment is crucial to ensure that it remains in good condition and is readily accessible when needed, in the hope to minimise the need of costly and timely repairs, although when repairs or maintenance are required, the ability to be able to store parts, and carry out the works close to the site can save time and reduce downtime.

By utilising warehouse shelters, companies within the construction, industrial and mining industries can optimise their operations and improve efficiency, allowing them to focus on delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget.

The Benefits of Using Shipping Container Sheds For Warehouse Shelters

With time never on our side, and the safety of workers becoming more and more important, the popularity of shipping container sheds is increasing. Proving to be cost-effective and a sustainable solution, Allshelter’s fabric shelters have many benefits including:

  1. Durable: Australia’s weather conditions are constantly changing, so there is no doubt your container mounted fabric shelter will be faced with the torrential rain, the harsh sun or strong winds. Engineered to the latest Australian standards, backed by a 50-year design life, Allshelter’s fabric shelters made of high grade steel framing covered with Straatex®️ HDPE Fabric, offer you the best solution to protect your assets.
  2. Quick & Easy Installation: With the ability for DIY Installation, or the security of a professional team, shipping container shelters allow for a much quicker installation than that of a traditional building due to many of the components being pre-fabricated.
  3. Modular Configuration & Flexible: With businesses continuing to grow, we know that what might be big enough now won’t necessarily be big enough in 12 months time. This is why our container mounted fabric shelters can be connected with joining strips to form one big shelter, then can be split back into individual shelters.
  4. Customisable: Every company has their own individual needs for warehouse shelters, which is why we offer a range of customisable options for our shipping container shelters. Allshelter’s fabric shelters offer a wide range of sizes, as well as providing the opportunity to join shelters together to make a larger structure. Customisations such as lighting, endwalls, doors and guttering can be added to enhance your warehouse shelter, providing maximum protection to your warehouse needs.

Warehouse Shelter In Use

Companies such as Sunstate Cement utilise fabric shelters for their warehouse needs, due to their versatility. As a leading manufacturer of high-quality cement products, in Australia, Sunstate Cement needed a shelter solution where they could safely store cement powder on-site and moisture free. To find out more about how a shipping container warehouse shelter helped Sunstate Cement, click here.

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Each company has their own warehouse needs, making it difficult to find a ‘one size fits all’ shelter solution. Shipping container sheds provide companies with the opportunity to best protect their people and assets from the harshness of the weather conditions, ensuring they are on top of their game all the time. Warehouse shelters offer a range of benefits to companies with the construction, industrial and mining sectors, empowering their operations to be fully optimised even when they are faced with challenges such as harsh weather conditions or isolation from suppliers and/or their main storage facilities.

To find out how you could benefit from a warehouse shelter, contact our team today.


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