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Second hand Container Buying Tips

Second hand sea container

Second hand shipping containers – buying tips What to look out for when buying a second hand shipping container for storage. We at Billie Box know that there are a number of dealers out there that want to offer you a “cheap” container. Well, we believe the saying “You get what you pay for”. Buying “cheap” shipping containers is not always the best policy The second hand containers we sell are generally 10-15 years old, they are watertight and structurally sound, and we ensure our depots check over all containers prior to release. Remember, they will have been used…

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40ft Shipping Containers to buy

40ft container

Billie Box offers a number of 40ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with nationwide delivery: 40ft shipping containers 40ft Long x 8ft Wide x 8ft 6in High standard storage container: Double doors on one 8ft end only (Second hand or new) 40ft shipping container External dimensions: 40 ft Long (12.9 m)  – 8 ft wide (2.43 m)  – 8 ft 6 in high (2.59 m) 40ft shipping container Internal dimensions: 39 ft 6 in Long (12.04 m) – 7 ft 8 in wide (2.33 m) – 7 ft 10 in high (2.38 m) Door opening dimensions: 7…

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Secure 20ft shipping containers to buy

20ft new Shipping container

Billie Box offers a number of 20ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with nationwide delivery: 20ft shipping containers 20ft Long x 8ft Wide x 8ft 6in High standard storage container: Double doors on one 8ft end only (Second hand or new) Example of a Second hand sea container (approx. 12 years old) 20ft shipping container External dimensions: 19 ft  10in Long (6.04 m) – 8 ft wide (2.43 m) – 8 ft 6 in high (2.59 m) 20ft shipping container Internal dimensions: 19 ft 4 in Long (5.89 m) – 7 ft 8 in wide (2.33 m)…

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Watertight containers

Shipping containers are generally sold as ‘Watertight containers’.  This usually refers to the fact that the roof, side panels and doors are all watertight, intact and do not leak. With all the FLOODS that have occurred during the last few years in various areas of the UK, the health of your container could be at risk! The Floor of a shipping container is 28mm marine treated plywood with steel underside cross members 6 inches apart and bitumen in between. If a shipping container were to sit in a puddle or even be in flooded water, after a period, the wooden…

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Condensation in Shipping Containers

How to prevent condensation build-up in containers Condensation in shipping containers and storage containers can occur due to poor ventilation or storing damp or wet goods. If not rectified, this can cause damage to goods stored in the container in future, even if the damp goods have been removed. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent condensation build-up in containers. Read on to find out how. We offer shipping and storage containers for delivery across the UK. Browse our range of 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers. Condensation in Shipping Containers Condensation occurs mainly on the roof interior…

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How a shipping container’s price and delivery charge is calculated

20ft new Shipping container

On a regular basis we, at Billie Box, receive a phone call or email looking for inexpensive shipping containers and stating something similar to these phrases: “I can see shipping containers stacked three high for miles, with all this surplus I should be able to find shipping containers for a cheap price!” “Why is the delivery cost so high?” “What can you do on the price? So-and-so down the road is offering a cheaper price.” Many of the shipping containers that can be seen in depots and dock terminals are either en route to their final destination, or are…

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Lock up your valuables

What has your outbuilding or shed got in it? A bike or two, these could be worth anything from a hundred pounds to several thousand pounds each, lawnmowers can be approaching a thousand pounds, perhaps even a quad-bike or classic motorcycle are inside. Are you a member of an allotment association needing to store rotavators and strimmers or a community sports club with grounds person’s equipment? All of the items mentioned above are highly desirable and very easy to move and steal, how much would they cost to replace? Often many thousands. So is your storage secure? Is it…

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Facts about Shipping Containers

20ft new Shipping container

Shipping containers have affected our daily lives for many years, but what do you really know about them? This article will help you out with some facts about shipping containers. Shipping containers carry a large percentage of the goods that impact our daily lives, and many people work with them (both directly and indirectly) in business. Since many people don’t think about containers on a regular basis, we thought you might like to hear a few facts about shipping containers. Here at Billie Box we sell shipping containers and rent shipping containers. The Inventors of Shipping Containers 1. The…

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