Your kind donation of £10,000 has helped to convert a container into a high spec micro flat for the homeless.
Once we purchased the container, the first job was to sandblast it to enable us to paint the outside. The inside was then insulated with spray foam technique.
We then set about sorting the floor out and then we were ready to start the conversion. Holes were cut out of the metal walls for windows and doors to be installed.
Once this was complete we started the first fit of the interior with battens and timber frames to both clad the walls and ceiling, as well as create the layout inside for a bedroom, a bathroom and the living area. The electrics and the plumbing works were done at this stage. An under sink water heater was installed in the kitchen. A heat source system provided by Mitsubishi was installed by Gregor heating.
Once complete we were ready to start creating the self-contained home. We installed white goods along with the kitchen units and an adequate shower unit. We then commenced the tiling and laying the laminate flooring. All of this work required specialist skilled tradesmen such as electricians and plumbers. We have lots of involvement from volunteers and local firms. Many organisations came along to site to give their time to the project. Joinery work, painting and decorating was the next stage.
Finally, it was time to dress the container. A considerable amount of thought and care went into the furnishings – they are of high quality and practical and look inviting and homely. Finally, with the electrics finished and any issues completed we kitted out the micro flat with essentials for the resident such as kettle, toaster, television, bedding, towels, cutlery and crockery, cushions and pictures and blinds. The micro flat is now complete. Outside of the containers are large wooden plant pots ready for planting.
This completes the micro flat.
Container – £1500
Transport of container to site – £300
Sandblasting – £350
Exterior paint – £200
Foam insulation – £1000
Batten and timbers – £300
First/second fit electrician – £600
First/second fit plumbing – £600
Interior Cladding – £200
Windows and doors – £1000
Bathroom fixtures and fittings – £200
Kitchen fixtures and fittings – £400
Plumbing, pipework and heating – £2000
Laminate flooring – £180
Painting and decorating – £350
Soft furnishings/decor – £120
Labour – £700
Total – £10,000