Why buy a container from us

We are a small dedicated company with many years experience in all aspects of shipping containers. We are more than happy to assist with any enquiry you have, large or small. We can handle anything right up to specialist conversions.

We can help with design and engineering solutions for industrial or domestic applications.

Do you modify shipping containers

Yes we do we have many years experience of modifying containers for many applications.

Do we buy back containers

In most cases the answer is yes. Buy back price will always depend on the condition.

Are shipping containers weather tight

Absolutely, because they are constructed for the purpose of moving goods around the world they are designed to keep all of the elements out. The doors are fitted with heavy duty rubber seals to ensure they are completely wind and water tight.

How much do shipping containers weigh

The average gross weight of a container varies depending on size but are generally around the following empty weights; 20ft 2.5 tonnes, 30ft 3 tonnes, 40ft 4 tonnes

What are shipping containers made of

Shipping containers are generally made of steel occasionally aluminium with a hardwood floor.

What are shipping containers?

Simple but important first question! Shipping containers or boxes, as they are sometimes referred to, are large boxes constructed from steel for the purpose of moving goods intermodally (land, rail and sea). They are constructed to International Standards Organisation standards (ISO), well built and very strong, with an exceptional life span. Ideal for short and long-term storage, they are very secure, weather tight are very versatile pieces of equipment that can be converted into offices, cabins, mess-rooms, control rooms, changing rooms …..the list goes on. The containers are generally 8ft wide by 8ft 6 inches high and the lengths are standard 10ft, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft and 45ft. Modifications can be made to standard boxes into lengths such as 6ft, 8ft, 12ft and anything else in between.

Container Security

Constructed from high tensile steel the containers are built to be very strong and secure. Security can be compromised by the weakest point and we recommend the use of a lockbox and thatcham approved high security padlock to prevent unauthorised access. Additional security features such as portable or wireless alarms can be installed for additional peace of mind.


Are shipping Containers affected by condensation

Any metal surface which is exposed to temperature variations will inevitably suffer from condensation but there are ways to mitigate this. Evidence shows that the construction of modern containers helps prevent condensation and no doubt the quality of the paint now used also helps. Condensation is more likely to occur when a container is sat on cold, damp ground such as soil; the cold from the earth permeates the container and lowers the temperature of the air inside thus causing condensation. All air has moisture in it therefore reducing the amount of air in the container minimises the chances of condensation; this can be done by ensuring items are placed in the container on a dry day. A container can also be vented on a dry day to allow air to circulate.

Do shipping containers require maintenance

Shipping containers are relatively low maintenance. Shipping containers that are used as static storage rarely require any attention, the steel work is unlikely to deteriorate as long a it is coated in high quality paint. Door hinges and locking bars make require lubricating with oil to keep them free moving and door seal will deteriorate over time but again these are easily replaced and should last in the region of 10 years.

Container Maintenance

Our containers are designed to withstand the harsh marine conditions they are extremely durable and built to last. The containers are constructed from high tensile steel and can be coated with specialist paints to improve the life span of the container. All the shipping containers contain air vents to reduce condensation. If your usage requires additional moisture traps can be supplied. These traps last approximately 3 months between replacement.


How do I get my container delivered

Delivery of new and used containers is normally by hiab lorry fitted with cranes. The lorries can site the shipping container up to 18ft from the side of the lorry. The lorries are not capable of lifting the containers over houses. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure access for the HGV as appropriate to the site. All deliveries are agreed in advance and you will be supplied with a date and time and be kept informed of any changes to the schedule. Delivery can only be arranged once full payment has been received. If you have concerns regarding delivery we are happy to provide advice and guidance to ensure the container can be installed with minimal disruption.

Planning Permission

Containers are classed as temporary structures and in most instances are not subject to planning laws. However it is always advisable to seek assurances from you local planning office and any neighbours who could be affected by the sighting of your container.

Prepare a site for your container

Shipping containers require a solid level foundation with approximately 5 foot clearance to allow the doors to be opened. The containers only need support in under the four corners due to their rigid construction from high tensile, rust inhibiting corten steel. Ideal supports include concrete bases, flag stones or railway sleepers.