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Catamaran Open Meeting at FFSC 2021

Billie Box are proud sponsors for the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s (FFSC) Catamaran Open meeting on Saturday, 31st July and Sunday, 1st August 2021. Billie Box have been sponsoring the FFSC safey boat Karl Giles for over 4 years now. The club’s Catamaran class has gone from strength to strength and is looking forward to see a number competitions fight it out on the North Sea for the 2 days. 3 Dart 16’s available to hire from FFSC Karl Giles Safety Boat So for more information on how to enter the event, please visit FFSC website Billie is also…

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Everything you need to know about the current shipping container stock shortage

At Billie Box, we believe in being transparent above all else. This means that there are times when we have to report on situations that we realise aren’t ideal, but that our customers have a right to be fully informed on. It is for this reason that we wanted to put together a short piece to explain the current climate in the shipping container industry to provide the kind of clarity that customers need when making decisions. With factories in China reduced the rate of production on shipping containers there is currently a noticeable shortage of availability. As well…

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Charity 2020/21

Jane and Matt have been really busy this year and as part of Billie Box’s business policy for the last 9 years they have been supporting various charities in the local area. With Covid-19 causing such mayhem, Jane and Matt realised that many people have been struggling as well as the Charities. So at the start of the Pandemic, Jane was writing postcards of encouragement to the elderly on a weekly basis via Age UK Suffolk. Sadly, Age UK suffolk shut their doors in 2020, which meant the postcards would not be forwarded to the people that needed them.…

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Shipping Containers Simplified

Shipping Containers can be a confusing topic. At least on first glance it certainly appears so. If you find yourself in the position where you need to buy a shipping container there are likely a whole mess of questions swirling around your head. Are all shipping containers made the same way? How are shipping containers delivered to site? How soon can I get a container? What size options are available? Do all containers open the same way? These are just a few of the questions we know first time buyers of shipping containers ask themselves. We make buying shipping…

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School Refurbishment

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Shipping containers for school and college refurbishment This week, the UK Government announced a ten-year plan for the refurbishment of schools and colleges across the nation. With over £1 billion in funding, it is the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014, and will begin as soon as 2020-21. You may be familiar with the use of converted shipping containers for offices, but they can also be used to increase space in schools and colleges. Likewise, regular shipping containers can also be utilised by these institutions for storage. If you are an educational institution planning to refurbish,…

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Cheap shipping containers: What to watch out for

Cheap shipping containers: What to watch out for There are many companies offering ‘cheap shipping containers’ these days. These companies often have professional-looking websites, ‘five star reviews’ and an all-round legitimate appearance. However, their use of the word ‘cheap’ should send alarm bells ringing. There is a reason why companies offering certain goods and services can do so for a very low price: they often compromise on quality and service. When it comes to buying a shipping container – whether it’s for the storage of commercial or personal goods, for converting into an office or canteen, or for a…

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Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call

Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call Did you know that it’s actually very easy to hire a container from Billie Box? If you’ve never hired one before, or you’ve had trouble in the past, you might be unsure about future container hire. We’re here to show you how renting a container from Billie Box can be accomplished with a few simple steps, starting with a phone call. Reasons to rent a shipping container Are you renovating your home? Require storage space for your business? Hosting an event such as a festival or market? Whatever the reason,…

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Charity 2020

Jane Billing, Billie Box, Director, fundraiser

Charity Support for 2020 Over the last 8 years, Billie Box has held 2 Billie Box Balls, 1 Midsummer party, 1 Afternoon tea, got locked up in a bank, cycled from London to Paris and made many donations to a fair number of charities. These charities include, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Age UK, Papworth Trust, Myeloma UK,  Centrepoint, Families in Need, Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, Clic Sargent, Lighthouse and many more. During this really difficult time, Billie Box has realised that many charities are suffering and the people that benefit from each charity by the very nature will also suffer.…

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How to easily expand storage at a hospital, school or supermarket

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With the current social distancing measures in place in the UK due to COVID-19, many businesses have been deemed non-essential and have been asked to close by the government. Here at Billie Box, we are still very much open and functioning as an essential business; this is because container storage is a highly practical and accessible way to expand storage at other essential businesses and facilities, such as hospitals, supermarkets and schools. Why container storage is necessary during a crisis In times of crisis such as the situation we are currently experiencing, container hire can help to alleviate the…

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Is your tyre garage adhering to storage regulations?

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In addition to the many regulations imposed on car repair workshops and garages, there is one more that is essential in securing the safety of your workers and the financial future of your business: tyre storage. Tyre storage and health and safety According to HSE, there are many different injuries which can occur in the rubber and tyre industries. Being hit by a moving or falling object accounts for 14% of injuries, while slips, trips and falls cause 13%.  There is also a historical risk of cancer associated with inhaling rubber dust and fumes. This was alleviated by reducing…

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