Because they are robust and durable, shipping containers are becoming an increasingly popular choice of building material for homes. But using metal containers does come with some disadvantages and concerns. Just how durable are they? Are shipping container homes fireproof?

Shipping containers are built to withstand tough weather conditions, but are shipping container homes fireproof?

In a nutshell: no, they are not.

A shipping container home is not inherently fireproof. Shipping containers are made from galvanised steel, which is fire resistant to a certain extent. However, this does not mean that your container won’t sustain damage in a fire. To say nothing of the internal structure and contents of the container.

But all it not lost. There is a solution…

If you are concerned about the possibility of fire damage to your container home, you will need to have it fireproofed.

This is certainly a worthwhile investment if you are living – or planning on living – in a shipping container home. Professional fireproofing will significantly lessen chances of extensive fire damage to your home in the event of a fire.

Here at Shipping Containers Melbourne, we have repurposed shipping containers into a wide range of projects, including containers homes.

Our team is well versed in how best to take shipping containers and create homes that are functional, stylish, comfortable, and safe.

To what extent are shipping container homes fireproof? Don’t take a chance when it comes to safety. When in doubt, it is best to speak to the experts to get accurate answers. Contact us to discuss any queries you have regarding the construction and safety of shipping container homes.