To complete the construction of a house or carry out a major overhaul of a building as soon as possible, it is best not to waste time on useless transfers from the facility to the resting place. To solve this problem, there is a structure for temporary residence and storage of working equipment, commonly referred to as – change house, it is – “tent“And it is – construction trailer.
In its shape, the change house is somewhat reminiscent of a railway carriage. But unlike the latter, these “temporary buildings” are made smaller. Construction change housesshould not be large, as they often have to be transported from place to place, and for this they must be well placed on a railway or car platform.
Depending on where they are used, change houses can be country and construction. Country “trailers”, most often, are made of wood. But the construction “makeshift”, in order to make the structure more durable and durable – made of metal.
Outside or inside, these rooms can be finished with a board, timber, clapboard, galvanized metal sheet, special wool or film..
They can be made with or without windows. For cabins made of wooden building material, windows are usually installed, as a rule, simple – made of wood, which are insulated or double-glazed in the cold season, shutters are also made for safety. For metal rooms, at the request of the Customer, windows can be of various designs. And for both windows, in addition to shutters, protective blinds can also be used, which will help to protect the trailer from burglary or undesirable weather phenomena.
In fact, a change house is a miniature house, in which there are certain amenities for living, and it is possible to easily move it from one place to another..
Metal change house
If you want to use your “temporary hut” for a long time, and, moreover, use it on various construction sites, it is better to opt for a metal change house. Strong welded metal structure will allow you to transport the room, without various damage, many times.
On all sides, the trailer is upholstered with a metal profile with a galvanized or polymer coating. The sheets are fastened together by welding. Then, the room is insulated with special construction wool and a protective film. For greater aesthetics and heat retention, the walls are finished with clapboard. The floor is covered with a board, which is laid on a wooden frame from a bar and insulated. Particular attention is paid to the roof. Since they have a flat surface in metal cabins, make sure that there are no slots or holes. After all this, you can safely wait out any bad weather in the shed..
In order for the change house to be easily loaded onto vehicles with a crane, various lugs are provided in its design. Thanks to them, the “temporary house” can be moved from one place to another in a very short time.
At the time of buying metal change housepay attention to the following points:
- all metal must be well treated with a special anti-corrosion coating, primed and painted;
- the sheets with which the change house is sewn up must be galvanized or polymer coated;
- welding seams must be smooth and without any smudges.
The service life of such a metal room, with proper operation, is 20 years or more..
A simpler and more inexpensive version of the “temporary house” is a change house made of wood. Most often, such structures are used by summer residents. They move easily without special equipment. You can spend the night in them, store a working tool, and after the end of construction work, use it as a kitchen, warehouse or bathhouse..
Lumber for the manufacture of such premises is mainly used for conifers. For good thermal insulation, walls, floor and ceiling are made in several layers. The roof is additionally upholstered with galvanized or polymer coated metal sheet. Unlike the metal one, the roof of the wooden change house is not made flat, but with a certain slope. This prevents moisture from entering the wooden surface and protects the structure from rotting.
A room like a metal one is insulated with special mineral wool, a protective film, clapboard or orgolite.
At the time of buying wooden “makeshift”pay attention to the following points:
- the tree must be coniferous;
- lumber must be well dried and heat-treated.
The disadvantage of such cabins is less durability and insufficient structural rigidity for frequent transportation. But, for living, a wooden room is more comfortable and environmentally friendly.
And what kind of “temporary house” is needed in each individual case – it’s up to you, first of all, to decide. Happy shopping!