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Centra Windows has teamed up with a local company that repurposes new and used shipping containers to create simple, affordable, and sustainable living spaces.

West Coast Container Homes is based in Victoria, B.C. and connected with one of our certified Window Geeks, Joe Pipitone, in 2018. There was an instant connection towards affordable and efficient housing and as a result, we’re supplying our high-performance windows and patio doors for this sustainable initiative.

Centra Windows assisted in the design and window performance of West Coast’s signature product, named the ‘Clovelly’ after the Australian beach suburb. The home is a self-contained, 320 sq. ft. tiny home made from a single 40-foot shipping container. The "Clovelly" has been designed to fully max out its’ micro floor plan and has been engineered to conform with B.C.’s building code requirements.

Revolutionizing an industry

To be involved in such a cutting-edge and inspiring project is an honour. West Coast Container Homes is revolutionizing the housing industry by providing the first fully CSA Certified and fully permitted container home in the City of Victoria. There is no doubt that this will be the future of sustainable housing for a multitude of industries, which will solve many housing issues across British Columbia. The company’s founder, Adam Benning, brings to the business more than twenty years of experience in the residential construction industry.

“As part of its sustainability mission, West Coast Container Homes has sought out partnerships with other local like-minded companies and chose Centra Windows for this reason. Centra quickly embraced the vision behind our company and helped turn our creative ideas into a stunning product. Being Employee Owned, we knew we’d get amazing customer service from its dedicated team.”

Transforming recycled shipping containers to affordable, sustainable and beautiful fully functional living spaces is truly inspirational. Considering that many employees are working from home, the company is now building a unique “Office Pod” available for those needing a little extra space. The passion, vision and work ethic is contagious and we’re excited to collaborate on future sustainable projects alongside the Victoria-based company.

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Centra Windows is not only the manufacturer but also the installer of its product, which enables us to offer a full warranty, eliminating any confusion between product performance and installation. We view the house as a system and understand how each of the elements must work correctly to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Contact our local Employee Owners at 1-888-534-3333 or send us an email at for more information about this topic and many more. You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter for all the tips and tricks about the window industry.

Written by: Les Ferris , August 10, 2021
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