What we do in Nigeria
We combine shipping containers and innovative materials to build durable sustainable living, opening doors to a better future. Our mission is to become Nigeria’s leading provider of sustainable modular housing, thereby solving the country’s housing deficit in the short-term and bettering the environment for all.
Where traditional housing fails to make an impact, SULEX succeeds. We build fast, considerably reduce costs and integrate sustainability into our modular housing solutions. We do all this while creating high-quality living that is built to last, and continually innovating to raise the bar.
Our prefab method coupled with a sustainable approach sets us apart from the rest. Our method begins with international sea containers that would otherwise go to waste, as shipping companies rarely invest in returning them overseas. We use Containers, Steel constructions and EPS to build complete, tailor-made and transportable structures in a quality-controlled environment.
We provide more than just a home, creating highly self-sufficient ecosystems that provide a truly sustainable living experience. Every SULEX solution comes equipped with clean solar energy and can also include a rainwater harvesting system. In turn, we are able to alleviate three major issues in Nigeria: lack of housing, reliable energy and clean water.
Through our work, we are contributing a system for the people in Nigeria – by not only filling the gap in the housing market, but also by building sustainable living for a better future.
While our focus is on the short-term need for housing in Nigeria, we are prepared to meet the growing demand for housing and sustainable living worldwide.
Your budget, your planning, your needs. We understand that every project is different and are here to help you choose your best solution. This comes down to working with our engineers and designers to define the right mix of materials and design details that best suit your project and price.
Container housing can meet many requirements, however sometimes it’s best to go for a hybrid solution. For example, including a concrete floor, steel frame walls or a ceiling with PIR insulation. Our additional modular systems from steel and lightweight concrete really expand your possibilities. Whether you want a fully pre-assembled solution or an easy-to-assemble DIY package, we’ll make your home design simpler from start to finish – SULEX always has a solution.
Our company started in 2017, when we began taking shipping container homes to the next level through added sustainability and durability. This recipe makes our housing great for temporary, longer-term or permanent solutions.
We ship to countries worldwide, however are most active in the Caribbean, the Netherlands and Africa.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL
Complete SULEX solutions are put together in a factory and built with prefab modules. This gives us control over the process, makes things simpler and reduces costs. We always build to transport-ready specs so that your project can be delivered at the lowest cost. To make our delivery even more efficient, we set up our production in Nigeria and make use of local resources to provide a more cost-effective solution.
Our passion is building smart and sustainable container housing. It is not our goal to beat our competitors’ prices, but to provide you with a more valuable and durable solution. We strive to contribute to a greener world and to create a better quality of life for the citizens of Nigeria and people everywhere. Therefore, we do everything in our power to produce the best housing in the smartest possible way.
If you have a project in mind, we’d be happy to hear from you. Contact us.
ON HEAT CONCERN
INTERIOR – The interior is insulated with heat absorbing membranes (i.e EPS, Polystyrene, Concrete board).
VENTILATION – Cross ventilation with big window openings and air vents. Plus there’s the additional option of air conditioning.
ON COST CONCERNS
FOUNDATION COSTS – Container Buildings are semi-permanent structures with surface construction thereby reducing foundation cost, construction cost, labour cost, land cost (if leased)
MAINTENANCE COSTS – The semi-permanent structures with surface construction lead to a reduced amount of long term maintenance costs as compared to conventional buildings of same square area.
ON RUSTING CONCERN
COATING – Containers are coated with paints that allow them resist harsh weather(moisture laden wind blast)on sea.
CORROSION – On land under normal conditions the containers can last 10yrs before the next maintenance paint job.
Containers are graded A to C depending on use.
GRADE A – used for shipping once
GRADE B – used at least 5 times.
GRADE C – outlived shipping lifespan, the once mostly recycled to buildings, as they are cheaper and reduce overall costs of the project.