It is either a 20ft or 40ft corten steel box fitted with wooden floor, one set of double doors, used for transporting goods via sea all over the world. See our article: Facts about Shipping containers We do offer 10ft containers that are built in the same way as a 20ft and 40ft, but they are mainly built for the storage market and not for shipping.
It is a shipping container that is built from corten steel (high tensile steel-corrugated sides and roof) usually with a pair of doors on one end of the container, a marine treated plywood floor and steel cross members on the underside. These containers are ideal a secure static storage facility. See our article: Facts about Shipping containers
Yes, we offer second hand and new containers, please see our For sale page.
Yes, our minimum rental period is 26 weeks only on 20ft and 40ft containers. Please see our For Hire page.
The second hand shipping containers are approx. 10-15 years old and are watertight and structurally sound, they will have surface rust and dents, but mainly solid structures. The New ones are used once, for shipping in from China, they will have minor dents and/or scratches, but are very tidy. Here are buying tips for a second hand container. How to buy a New container.
This could be because the container is not sitting level, this is known as ‘Racked’. When making the container level, we recommend you place something like concrete blocks, or railway sleepers/wood on each corner. The container must sit level. The container actually sits on its corner castings which are 7in square. For more information visit: How to level a shipping container.
Yes, they are extremely secure, they are made of corten steel and the double doors can be fitted with a lock box for extra security and our padlocks are supplied with 3 numbered keys (which can only be ordered through this office). Like most things nowadays, there is a way to gain access with the right equipment.
This is a steel housing for a padlock, whereby there is an ‘Eye’ welded to the first door and a ‘box’ welded to the second of the double doors. The ‘box’ closes over the ‘Eye’ and allows a padlock to be fitted inside the casing, this deters bolt croppers from gaining access to the padlock.
These containers are ‘Temporary structures and can be moved at any time with specialist equipment’. However, all councils have different policies on shipping containers for storage. If you are concerned, then we recommend you speak to your local planning department to find out their policy.
Possibly, we don’t actually know what size pallets you are using, however, here are the dimensions for each container.
We use hi-ab lorries (crane-mounted vehicles) to deliver the containers to your site. When on site, the vehicle will be able to offload the container to the side of the vehicle. Please see our Delivery and Collections page & Our Rough guide to transport. If you are unsure of your site, we can carry out a site survey for a small fee. See our video showing the offload of a container – YouTube
This is weather dependent, if it has been particularly wet, then generally the answer is no. Most of our transport companies are NOT willing to attempt this. Some of our transport guys may request you to sign a disclaimer, that will say that you will repair any damage caused to the vehicle and/or any costs associated with the retrieval of the vehicle, if it gets stuck. However, the driver will make the final decision. See more information.
No, please see further explanation here.
Yes, however, this is dependent on the building interior height, overhead cables, the door sizes and type of interior flooring. Please do call us to discuss your requirements.
Well yes, as long as the working height restrictions are adhered to. Here is our Rough guide to Transportation.
Yes, you, the client will be responsible for ensuring the road is clear and has sufficient space for our vehicle. We also recommend you seek permission from your local highways dept.
We offer 3-5 working days delivery, subject to availability of the equipment and transport operators. However, if you require delivery sooner, then we will endeavour to service your requirements.
We request full payment for all containers, accessories and delivery fees prior to delivery.
Yes and No – you will need to review planning permission and vehicular access to ensure this is possible.
Adjust planning permission answer and discuss vehicular access
We have a couple of options:
– BACS payment – Our bank details are on our invoices
– All payments must be cleared prior to release of any equipment
If you cannot see an answer to your question, then please do contact us and we will endeavour to answer it.