06 Aug '11, 10pm

Using Cargo Containers as Constuction Units concerned about Dew Point. #green

We are building a community house for aid orphan children for a charity in Johannesburg South Africa with the use of international shipping containers. They are interconnected to form a housing unit for 12 plus children. We envisage using a High density polystyrene boards internally for insulation.This board is plastered with a polyester fabric in the plaster to prevent cracking. This gives the board rigidity with high impact strength. The board is used as a cladding to the internal face of steel container wall with a 10 to 15mm cavity. Has any of your advisors any experience with the use of containers for dwelling use. The containers are interconnected two storey high inclusive of windows and doors etc. Roof consists of corrugated iron sheeting with a 4 inch open cavity between top of containers and the underside of corrugated roof sheeting. the ceiling in the containers ...

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