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Container Conversions to Help the Homeless

Earlier this year, it was announced that homeless people in Cardiff could soon be living in converted shipping containers by the end of 2019. Work started on building 13 homes in Butetown, with a further eight homes being developed in the grounds of a hostel in Ely. Kath Palmer, Cadwyn Housing Association chief executive, said they…


Women in engineering: A changing industry?

The BBC posted an interesting article on their website a few days ago regarding women in engineering and how the industry can attract more females into the profession. Here’s a link to the video, which focuses on Kirstie Haughey, who works in a factory as an apprentice. Let us know your thoughts on how engineering can appeal…


What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

It is one of the most frequently used capabilities at Red Box Engineering but we also receive the same question on a regular basis; what is sheet metal fabrication? In brief, it is the process of transforming flat sheets of aluminium or steel into metal products or structures via one of the following methods; cutting,…


What is a Container Conversion?

Red Box Engineering offers a first-class container conversion service, but what did this mean exactly? Read on to learn more. Forget the days when shipping containers were simply used as storage or to move goods from one side of the world to the other. It is time to embrace shipping containers in a brand new…


The Benefits of Shipping Container Conversions

To most people, shipping containers are simply large metal containers that enable goods to be transported around the world, whilst also allowing individuals to store their goods for specific period of time. However, to us, shipping containers offer a much more, as the Red Box Engineering team are able to convert these metal containers into modern…


The Difference Between Metal and Steel

Metal and steel are regularly used in the same sentence. This is because steel, which is a hugely popular material for construction, has the appearance and feel of a hard metal, although the truth is that they are not the same. Yes, that’s right. Despite it often being overlooked, there are differences between metal and…


Waterjet Cutting Verses Laser Cutting

At Red Box Engineering, we choose to offer a waterjet cutting service rather than a laser cutting service. Why? Well, although there are pros and cons to both, laser cutting is more suited to produce huge volumes, whereas waterjet cutting – although can still do large volumes – also offers a far more cleaner cut and, therefore,…


Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Once again the Red Box Tools team attended the latest Goodwood Festival of Speed, which took place on 4 July 2019 to 7 July 2019 and received an incredible 200,000+ visitors. The stand, which was designed and built by Red Box Engineering, as it was in 2018, proved to be extremely popular with visitors and included hospitality…


Arthur Holt – Life Stories Prototype

Discover how the Red Box Engineering team created the Life Stories prototype: Item Description This is a reminiscence tool for people living with dementia and their loved ones, allowing people to easily access digital media (videos/ music of past events) with using the slides. It is inspired by old 35mm slide projectors.   About the…


Our projects are Limitless!

Over the last few months, the Red Box Engineering team have been working closely with Limitless Ltd, to create a range of window frames, cellar windows and various stainless steel frames. Limitless Ltd supply their customers with solutions that allow more light into areas of a home that may otherwise stay in darkness. These window…