Container housing unit clad in wood
Double bed in container building bedroom
Two women watching television in container home lounge
Woman sitting at a table in a container home kitchen-dining room
container house lounge
Bristol Launchpad container apartments exterior
Container apartments interior
container building shower and toilet

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Alternative solutions for homeowners

What's your next move?

With the high cost of home ownership and rented properties, homeowners are looking for cheaper, more relevant and flexible solutions to fit their needs.



  • Completely bespoke home, with its own land, and a choice of build styles and materials: excellent for eco-friendly development
  • Can be risky unless you know what you're doing: vulnerable to escalating costs, planning issues and delays due to poor site conditions and weather


  • A familiar, tried-and-tested option for growing families, or retired people looking to release equity
  • Moving is costly and disruptive and could be postponed if other options are taken up

Extensions and adaptations to existing dwellings or premises

  • Increases the value of the estate and custom-designed to provide a permanent new space
  • Not always feasible and can be expensive, disruptive and needing planning permission

Garden buildings

  • Attractive option for homes with large gardens and planning permission is not usually required
  • Requires maintenance and may require special insulation for permanent use

Private rental accommodation

  • Private, independent living without having to secure a mortgage
  • High rental costs, leases not always extendable and limited options for customising interiors

Mobile homes/chalets

  • Good temporary option for individuals and small families, with excellent amenities on permanent sites
  • Vulnerable to wear and tear and weather damage
  • High service costs and restrictions on park sites – eg: can only be occupied for 11 months of the year

Converted shipping containers

  • Designed for cargo, not for people – have to be substantially adapted to provide a permanent, comfortable dwelling
  • Self-build, on-site projects vulnerable to weather and site conditions

MAC purpose-built container homes: the automatic choice

  • Designed, specified and built entirely off site
  • Custom-built: you decide on the layout, fixtures, fittings, décor and access and security systems, according to your budget. Personalising your space
  • Fixed price: variety of layouts and sizes. Check our current prices and sizes for temporary dwellings and permanent 3 bedroom homes compliant with building regulations.
  • Delivered and installed in 12 weeks, anywhere in the UK, ready to move into. Delivery options
  • Planning permission is not usually required, except for protected buildings and landscape
  • Small footprint and modular capabilities maximise available land
  • Virtually no site preparation required and able to occupy sites unsuitable for brick-built developments