Shipping container homes - manufacturer MagaHomes

Residential buildings
from shipping
containers

Offer

Innovative solutions are a reaction to a changing world, responding to people’s new demands. Do you value your time and money? Are you independent and looking for unorthodox solutions?

Hello! Welcome to MagaHomes!

Our unique container homes offer includes 4 different versions of the layout of interior space. From today you can find amongst the MagaHomes brand,  the following offers:

One bedroom

Version A

Residential Homes constructed from two 40-foot High Cube shipping containers.

One bedroom

Version B

Spacious and aesthetic interior of 54 m2

Two bedrooms

Version C

All-year-round and seasonal projects

Survival Home

Version D

Survival Home

One bedroom

Version A

If you are curious about interesting solutions , and you want to stand out from the crowd and save money, we have a home perfect for your needs!
MagaHomes - Your home at your fingertips!
See VERSION A - with one bedroom.

One bedroom

Version B

If you are curious about interesting solutions, and you want to stand out from the crowd and save money, we have a home perfect for your needs!
MagaHomes - Your home at your fingertips!
See VERSION B - with one bedroom.

Two bedrooms

Version C

If you are curious about interesting solutions, and you want to stand out from the crowd and save money, we have a home perfect for your needs!
MagaHomes - Your home at your fingertips!
See VERSION C - with two bedrooms

Survival Home

Version D

If you are curious about interesting solutions, and you want to stand out from the crowd and save money, we have a home perfect for your needs!
MagaHomes - Your home at your fingertips!
See VERSION D - survival home

Why us?

MagaHomes is a new brand for all-year-round and seasonal residential buildings constructed from shipping containers. We create fully-furnished module homes, which guarantee comfort, safety, and quiet, because we know that this is what you expect from your home!

„Key”
Project

You don't have to worry about finishing and furnishings. We'll do it for you!

Easy change of location

Move your home wherever and whenever you want.

Security
and durability for years

Live safely and problem-free.

Easy operation
and low operating
costs

Save money and fulfil your dreams.

Elegant
and comfortable interior

Enjoy the convenience and aesthetics of workmanship

Projects

Conjured up from waste… We build a MagaHomes house from shipping containers which are no longer in service. We have processed them into light and spacious homes. There is a lot of daylight, but also a specific climate.

Advice

Most frequently-asked questions

How do MagaHomes connect the containers together? Is there running water for them on-site?

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What insulation was used in the MagaHomes houses?

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Do MagaHomes container houses require foundations?

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How do you repair damage to the anti-corrosion coating on the container frame or in places where corrosion has occurred?

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Is it possible to move/transport MagaHomes houses and if so, how is this done?

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What are the standard dimensions of the containers used in the construction of MagaHomes houses? Are the dimensions of containers subject to certain standards?

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Is it possible to order a MagaHomes house for an individual order?

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How much does transporting the container cost, together with the preparation of the ground?

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Is additional heating of the container recommended during winter?

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How is water and other media connected to the container?

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Are the containers earthed? Is a lightning rod or other protection against lightning required?

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Is it possible to put facades on the container?

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How do you repair damage to the anti-corrosion coating on the container frame or in places where corrosion has occurred?

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How is water and other media connected to the container?

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How do MagaHomes connect the containers together? Is there running water for them on-site?

The containers are bolted together via the corners, hence upper and lower corner). The advantage of connecting the containers in this way are the totally invisible assembly elements. A very important factor here is connecting the roof section of the containers. In MagaHomes houses, the roofs do not get stuck at the connection point, due to the use of a special roofing membrane. After insulation of the connection point and insulating the whole roof surface with polyurethane foam, we stretch the aforementioned membrane onto the roof and then we mount it with the aid of screws to the upper parts of the bolted container’s edges. The fixing screws are remain hidden under special masking, which also functions as a gutter.

Such solutions not only safeguard against water (in the form of rain and snow) but also allow easy disassembly (and reassembly) of the roof when moving the container.

What insulation was used in the MagaHomes houses?

What insulation was used in the MagaHomes houses?

 

For insulating MagaHomes houses technologically advanced insulation polyurethane is used, in rigid polyurethane tiles of varying thicknesses, depending on the type of surface being insulated. This type of insulation, apart from its excellent thermal properties, works excellently as waterproofing or as acoustic insulation. Their additional advantage is resistance to pathogens, which include fungi, insects, and rodents.

 

 

Therefore, we insulate MagaHomes houses in the following way:

 

Roofs – external polyurethane insulation in the form of rigid PUR tiles with a thickness of 20cms.

Walls – internal polyurethane insulation in the form of rigid PUR tiles with a thickness of 15cms.

Floor – internal polyurethane insulation in the form of rigid PUR tiles with a thickness of 10cms.

Do MagaHomes container houses require foundations?

We propose two methods of laying down the foundations of MagaHomes houses.

Method 1

Level the surface area to one level (levelling the ground) on which the house is to be situated, and then stabilise the ground with a compactor. For the next step, it is best to lay concrete slabs on the support points. This solution is best for people or companies that often change the location of the house. It doesn’t require devoting more time and incurring high financial costs.

Method 2

Pour reinforced concrete (to the frost line) at the support points. This method eliminates the action of the ground (e.g., through the ground being raised by frost) on the normal foundations of the container house.

How do you repair damage to the anti-corrosion coating on the container frame or in places where corrosion has occurred?

Clean the corroded area mechanically with a brush, and then repaint the area. MagaHomes recommends anti-corrosion restoring paint, designed for painting containers, called Metal Unicoat (this paint does not require a primer undercoat). The surface area may be painted by using a brush or roller.

Is it possible to move/transport MagaHomes houses and if so, how is this done?

The container is equipped with appropriate handles to facilitate fixing, handling, and reloading. Transport of containers on the roads is carried out with lorries, usually consisting of two parts – a tractor unit and a container trailer. A trailer of this type is a special steel frame structure equipped with special plugs for fixing containers. The 40-foot HC shipping container – adapted to be a residential unit – weighs 7 tonnes. Its loading onto the lorry takes place by suspending it under the lower, corner cubes, using a crane.

IMPORTANT: When loading a container, pay special attention to the crane’s lifting capacity (a minimum of 7 tonnes).

A forklift truck can be used to move the container on the ground (the container is equipped with specially adapted pockets located in the lower part of the frame).

What are the standard dimensions of the containers used in the construction of MagaHomes houses? Are the dimensions of containers subject to certain standards?

External dimensions of the 40-foot High Cube shipping container: length: 12.2 m; width: 2.4 m; height: 2.9 m

Internal dimensions of the 40-foot High Cube shipping container: length: 12.032 m; width: 2.35 m; height: 2.7m.

There are many different types of container. All, however, are subject to universal standards defining their dimensions, construction, strength and durability, maximum gross weight, and identification.

Is it possible to order a MagaHomes house for an individual order?

Currently MagaHomes offers 4 ready-made, spatial solutions. Each of them is a comfortable, modern, safe, and aesthetic all-year-round or seasonal container house. You are welcome to look at our offers!

How much does transporting the container cost, together with the preparation of the ground?

It is clearly a difficult task to determine how much the total cost of transporting containers will be. The assessment of transport and ground preparation costs is always done on an individual basis and depends on many factors, e.g., the location of the investment and the cost of renting a lorry and crane from the local service provider.

Is additional heating of the container recommended during winter?

It is not necessary. High-performance, polyurethane thermal insulation used in MagaHomes houses protects it against heat loss. It is an economical and ecological solution. It is worth mentioning that a similar situation occurs in the case of high temperatures. Polyurethane insulations ensure not only warmth during the cold winter days, but also a pleasant cool temperature during the hot summer.

How is water and other media connected to the container?

All MagaHomes houses have an individual water connection, a sewage outlet and an external electricity supply. This makes it easy to disconnect the media and transport the container to another location. External connections are protected against freezing by appropriate thermal insulation.

Are the containers earthed? Is a lightning rod or other protection against lightning required?

Earthing is absolutely required. If it is not available, the earth leakage circuit breaker will not work. A lightning rod is required for smaller buildings, but only if the lightning threat indicator exceeds 0.0001. When the indicator is lower, a lightning rod is not required.

Is it possible to put facades on the container?

Adding a facade to the containers is very possible. The appearance of a MagaHomes house can be changed without any obstacles. The finishing options are endless: wooden planks, slate, fibre-cement tiles, and other materials. The houses are solid, which from the outside look very good in a raw state. Their facade can also be designed according to your own tastes and individual needs.

How do you repair damage to the anti-corrosion coating on the container frame or in places where corrosion has occurred?

One should clean the corroded area mechanically with a brush, and then repaint the area. MagaHomes recommends anti-corrosion restoring paint, designed for painting containers, called Metal Unicoat (this paint does not require a primer undercoat). The surface area may be painted by using a brush or roller.

How is water and other media connected to the container?

All MagaHomes houses have an individual water connection, a sewage outlet and an external electricity supply. This makes it easy to disconnect the media and transport the container to another location. External connections are protected against freezing by appropriate thermal insulation. The photos below illustrate our solution.

Contact

The MagaHomes showroom is open from Monday to Friday, from 08:00-21:00. Please contact us to book a demonstration!

MAGAHOUSE SP. Z O.O.

Ul. Sienkiewicza 4
56-120 Brzeg Dolny
Polska

NIP 9880267207 REGON 020716361

Sąd Rejonowy dla Wrocławia-Fabrycznej we Wrocławiu, IX Wydział Gospodarczy Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego, KRS 0000306150

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