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Shipping Container Rental in the UK: Everything You Need to Know

Last Updated on May 2, 2024

It is important that you choose the right container rental partner with the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the container rental process. Billie Box have been trading for over 12 years now and we offer 20ft and 40ft containers on a rental basis. 

Renting a shipping container, from Billie Box, in the UK is one of the easiest things you can do. By renting a container you keep your costs down to a minimum and our whole package is like a Plug-and-go set up.

Billie Box knows what they are doing when it comes to renting out shipping containers.

By using Billie Box’s container rental services you will find it is a smooth operation and we can have a container or a batch of containers on site within 1-2 weeks.

Billie Box has the knowledge and expertise to assist you with your container rental. Rest assured we have got your back.

Understanding Container rentals

What is a container rental?

It is when a 20ft or 40ft shipping container is delivered to your door with a Hi ab vehicle and positioned on your land so you can use it for secure site storage. This container will be rented to you for a period of time.

Types of containers

We supply a variety of 20ft and 40ft shipping containers for site storage on a rental basis. 

The standard units are fitted with one set of double doors on the 8ft end. Here is our standard container rental price list.

There are other units available for hire eg. 20ft or 40ft Hi cube (9ft 6in high instead of standard 8ft 6in high) 20ft Opensider units (double doors on 1 x 20ft side and double doors on 1 x 8ft end only) and 20ft or 40ft Tunnel units (they have a set of double doors on both 8ft ends) 

Other variations may be available subject to availability and can be priced accordingly.

Flexibility and Convenience

If you are renting a container on your site, then the convenience of storing right beside your home or business is perfect. Your goods are right there. No time wasting or fuel costs to use a van collecting and picking up goods off site.

If you are setting up a ‘Self store’ where you place a number of containers on your land and then offer container rental to your customers, you might want different sizes and configurations that can slot into small or larger unusable areas of your site.

Also with self store sites you can take a couple of units at a time and just keep adding when you have more funds to build your business.

The security of these units means you can just lock and leave with our high security padlocks and lockbox. Here is a video showing you how you can lock your container.

You can rent a container for short term eg. 6 months or long term depending on your requirements.

Benefits of Renting containers

  • Cost Effective – renting containers can be more cost-effective than purchasing outright, especially for short-term or temporary needs.
  • Reduced risk or maintenance – renting eliminates the need for upfront investment and reduces the risk of maintenance and depreciation.
  • Scalability and adaptability allows businesses to adjust their inventory based on demand fluctuations. If you don’t need a container then you can just send it back. If you need more containers then, you can add to your inventory very simply.

Why choose Billie Box

  • We have expertise and experience in the container rental industry for over 12 years. Not only that Jane, Clare and Matt have a combined knowledge of 60 years experience in the industry. We know what we are doing.
  • Quality Assurance: All containers that leave our depot are checked over by experienced surveyors and repaired wherever necessary. So when you get a container from us it will be suitable for your storage needs.
  • Customer-Service: Our reviews say it all really, we have over 200 Google and website reviews that will show you that we do the right thing by our customers. We guide you through the container rental process with minimum fuss, making your life as easy as possible.

How to get started

  • All you need to do is call us on 0800 121 7388 to discuss your requirements with our team of experts. Our team will work with you to get the right rental solution for you.
  • We will then send you a quote to offer you our best container rental rates.
  • Once you have decided you would like to order, then you just need to click on the ‘place an order’ link in the quote.
  • Once we receive your order, we will prepare and send you an invoice for the first 26 weeks rental, delivery, collection and accessories, hire contract, standing order form (for future payments) along with our Ts+Cs and FAQs 
  • Once we receive your first payment then we arrange a mutually agreed delivery and Installation date. 
  • On the day of the delivery our driver will call you or your site contact 1 hour prior to his/her ETA and then deliver.
  • We also call you after your delivery to ensure you are happy with our service.
  • Super Easy experience for you.


Call us today on 0800 121 7388 for a quote or chat. Or click on this link  GET a Quote here. 

We offer a friendly and knowledgeable container rental service. Call us for a chat today on 0800 121 7388. Jane, Clare and Matt are here to help you.