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Billie Box & Chemical Storage 4 Farmers were showing at Cereals 2018

Billie Box offers new 8ft, new or used 10ft or 20ft secure chemical and pesticide stores for sale.  

From their headquarters in Suffolk they also offer new and used 20ft and 40ft secure shipping containers for sale or hire.  Additionally they supply new 20ft secure portable offices for sale, with delivery around the UK.

Billie Box exhibited their Chemical Stores at Cereals 2016 and 2017 and enjoyed a great deal of interest from attendees.  So deciding to exhibit at Cereals 2018 was an easy decision to make, as Jane Billing of Billie Box explains,

“The last 2 years at Cereals has been really good.  We met many farmers and associates within the Agricultural industry, many of whom were new to us, but it was also good to catch up with long term customers.  This year at the Cereals exhibition there was a particularly high level of interest in our Chemical Storage Containers. This year, more so than in previous years visitors to our stand were interested in discussing the other uses our shipping containers can be put to.  Cereals has always been a special event for Billie Box, and we would like to thank everyone who visited our stand. We are especially grateful for all the welcome comments, enquiries, chats and orders we received at the show.”

Billie Box doesn’t get out of the office much and when they do it is always good to meet their existing clients as well as new ones. Billie Box have been next door to the BASIS stand for the last 3 years, an organisation who share common ground with Billie Box.  BASIS are committed to ensuring chemical or pesticide stores meet with the strict HSE requirements.

Billie Box are proud to have strengthened their relationship with South Staffordshire water; who are keen to encourage farmers in the Blithe Catchment area to keep the water courses free from chemicals.  South Staffordshire water will be offering a ‘funding scheme’ in October 2018 for many products, including Pesticide or Chemical stores. Click here for more information….

Billie Box will be exhibiting at LAMMA19 on 8th & 9th January 2019.  If you have any questions about Chemical Storage containers, mobile offices, storage units (or any other aspect of shipping container usage) please visit their stand.  Jane and Matt will be delighted to help you explore using shipping containers to not only solve chemical storage issues on your farm, but also how shipping containers can be used to boost farm profits.

Cereals is not the only event where Billie Box have benefited from a strong presence.  LAMMA18 and Agri-Expo18 (despite the bad weather) were equally beneficial for Billie Box. Any opportunity to find out more about the needs and challenges facing British Farmers is beneficial.

Jane Billing, Managing Director of Billie Box, explains, “We know that the Farmers of the UK are under extreme pressure to get their Chemical and Pesticide stores up to the required specification. Matt and I really appreciate all the visitors taking time out to see view our products.”

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Architrail Velosolutions UK uses Billie Box container storage at London BMX track

Architrail Velosolutions UK uses Billie Box container storage at London BMX track
We are excited to announce that we have worked with Architrail Velosolutions UK to provide a Billie Box container as a storage solution at their new BMX track at Langdon Park in Poplar, London.

Having designed the BMX track, which opened for use in April this year, Architrail Velosolutions UK were on the lookout for a storage solution for equipment, including the generator for the track start gate, as well as numerous BMX bikes.

Based in Bristol, Architrail have planned, designed and constructed trails across the UK over the past decade. Their clients include Red Bull and the National Trust, and on this particular occasion they have worked closely with Access Sport, as well as Poplar HARCA, Langdon Park BMX Bike Club and the Council to create a facility for people of all ages to enjoy.

Our Billie Box storage containers were the perfect fit for this project. We supplied a 20ft container which provided ample space for the track equipment. Whilst we also offer smaller 8ft and 10ft storage containers, as well as a much larger 40ft option, the aforementioned size was ideal for Architrail’s requirements.

As any cycling enthusiast will know, a leaky storage facility can cause rust to the bicycle chain and other parts. Due to the fact that shipping containers are transported by boat, they need to be watertight, making them the perfect place for storing BMX bikes. We supplied a new shipping container to the BMX site in Langdon Park and, although we cannot guarantee lifespans, new containers should provide around 30 to 40 years of watertight storage life. We also supply secondhand containers which we have refurbished to become watertight; most of these containers are between 10 to 12 years old and should have a lifespan of another 10 to 15 years with a little maintenance.

Security was a major focus for this particular project, due to the nature of the equipment to be stored. Our security accessories include lock boxes, which create an excellent deterrent against bolt croppers. The lock box features an eye welded to the first door and the box welded to the second, creating a sturdy cover over the eye and padlock when in operation.

We also offer robust Proforce Padlocks, which come with three numbered keys and the option to replace or order more if needed.

We are pleased to have worked with Architrail Velosolutions UK to provide storage for this excellent project, which is likely to be a central part of the community in Poplar.

Design Manager and Trail Builder, Edd Wright, said, ‘We had very smooth communication with Billie Box. Jane was friendly and helpful throughout the transaction.’

If you’re in need of a storage solution, call us on 0800 121 7388 to find out about our range of container storage options.

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Chemical stores for Golf Clubs

Somehow the groundskeeper has a longer working day than anyone else working at a golf club.  The domains on all groundskeepers are varied and come flying in from all directions. So anything that can be done to minimise stress for groundskeepers must be a good thing.

Over the last few years one of the demands that has become more prevalent in the lives of groundskeepers is the need to store chemicals legally and safely.  Nowhere is this need more acute than on Golf Courses. Farms face the same challenges as golf clubs when it comes to chemical storage. But on farms dangerous chemicals tend to be stored on private land, where members of the public should not stray.  On a golf course you are in the unenviable position of needing to store the chemicals needed to keep the greens (and rough!) looking wonderful, but you have club members, and possibly members of the public freely roaming.

Before we have a look at the answer to the problem of chemical storage on golf courses let’s have a brief look at the requirements of an ideal chemical storage facility.

Chemical stores on Golf Clubs needs to be:

  • Secure and lockable
  • Weatherproof
  • Spacious
  • Mobile
  • Vandal-resistant
  • Contamination minimising
  • Adequately ventilated

Billie Box Ltd have been converting shipping containers into secure chemical stores for years.  Now that we’ve discussed some of the requirements for chemical stores let’s have a look at why Billie Box chemical stores have become popular.

Converted shipping containers are secure and vandal-proof by their very nature.  We frequently hear of burglaries at Golf Clubs and a shipping container chemical store is a great way to keep your valuable chemicals and pesticides secure.

The containers are fitted with a lock box and supplied with a hardened steel padlock that fits inside the lock box. If you get opportunists trying to break in, you need to be sure that the locking mechanism works. Also, with a decal on the door saying ‘Dangerous chemicals’ (meaning “Enter at your peril”) then you know that if the burglars get injured from a chemical spillage, then it isn’t your fault.

Every year tens of billions of pounds worth of goods are transported around the world in shipping containers.  Converted shipping containers are incredibly secure. The security built into shipping containers also naturally makes them weatherproof.  Shipping containers have a surprisingly long lifespan.

You may be surprised to see ‘mobile’ listed as a requirement for an effective chemical store.  While it would be inadvisable to continually move your chemical store, there may be occasions when your store will need to be relocated.  Many Golf Clubs are expanding and developing all the time. What today might be a perfect location for chemical store could be next year’s new swimming pool, spa or restaurant.   One advantage of using a specially converted shipping container as your chemical store is that it is relatively easy to relocate as the demands of your Golf Course evolve.

Billie Box chemical stores are built with a ‘bunded’ floor.  This is a simple physical barrier at the entrance to the container.  If there is a chemical spillage within the container the bund stops the chemicals from leaking from the chemical stores.  This is an effective way of ensuring the chemicals you store do not accidentally pollute the earth, or worse, a water course.

Billie Box have an active presence at several agricultural shows, including LAMMA and Cereals.  Through exhibiting at these events, and through many in-depth conversations with farmers who are our customers we have developed our chemical stores to be the best available.  We are pleased to be able to offer our chemical stores to Golf Clubs and grounds keepers – we are currently featured in the ‘Pitchcare’ Buyers Guide.

Billie Box Chemical stores meet with the Health and Safety exec’s criteria, giving you the confidence that our product is suitable for your secure storage requirements.

Give us a call today on 0800 121 7388 or GET a Quote here, Jane and Matt would love to find out how we can help reduce your chemical storage headaches.

Jane Billing
 

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Classroom shipping container conversions

Office container

All too often these days the news carries worrying details of schools being put under
increasing pressure to perform.  Not only from a results perspective, but also from a financial
perspective.  Teachers are under pressure to provide dedicated teaching to all students, with
appropriate attention given to students with additional needs.

Headteachers are under pressure to provision the correct resource for both teachers and
pupils.  While the attention and opportunities available for children with additional needs is
certainly great news, finding the resources can be extremely challenging.  Appropriating the
teaching resource is only one issue, another issue is finding a physical space that suits the
needs of all concerned.

Many schools are struggling to find classroom space to use for assisting students with
additional needs.  Urban schools may not have the space to build additional classrooms, and
rural schools may not have the budget for building new teaching spaces.  Of course, the
same challenges apply to all schools.

One solution to the challenge of finding additional teaching space sees schools turning to
converted shipping containers.  A shipping container that has been converted into a teaching
space is warm, secure, and can be easily sited wherever most convenient.  If the initial
placement proves to be impractical it is relatively simple to move.  

portable office, site office, site canteen,

Office container

For many years, schools and education authorities have looked to a popular brand of
temporary building (legally we can’t mention the name, but we’re sure you know the brand
we mean).  Converted shipping containers have many advantages over traditional ‘mobile’
buildings.  They are surprisingly good value, incredibly secure, vandal-proof and stay draft-
free and watertight for many years more than a temporary building made from wood.
Shipping containers, converted into classrooms for one-to-one support spaces, offer a very
viable, and long-term cost effective alternative to traditional temporary mobile buildings. 

Call us today on 0800 121 7388 or get in touch via our contact page.

We would love to explore ways we can help you meet the challenges of finding extra space in your school.

 
Jane Billing
 

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Chemical stores for Schools

Chemical storage is increasingly becoming an issue in schools of all sizes.  Our Chemical Stores are suitable for many industries in particular Schools, colleges and Universities.

For the last 5 years we have been selling chemical / pesticide stores to the Farmers and Universities. For the farming industry we have set up a website called: www.ChemicalStorage4Farmers.co.uk. This has significantly increased our chemical storage container sales and the Billie Box reputation in the Chemical storage market. Our customers buy from us with confidence.

Many Schools, Colleges & Universities are under pressure to store their chemicals safely and securely. Billie Box Chemical storage containers are fitted with a lock box and supplied with a hardened steel padlock that fits inside the lock box. If any opportunist thieves or vandals try to break in, you need to be sure that the locking mechanism is suitable to keep the store secure.

Billie Box Chemical Stores are fitted with a clear decal on the door saying ‘Dangerous chemicals’ (meaning “Enter at your peril”).  Part of the reason for clear labelling is to mitigate potential litigation. When a Chemical Store is clearly labelled as hazardous, if unwanted intruders get injured from a chemical spillage, then it shouldn’t be your fault.

Even with good safety procedures in place accidents can still happen.  To prevent chemicals spilling out of the container a low physical barrier  is fitted by the doors to the container. This barrier is called a ‘bund’. The bunded floor ensures that any chemical spill does not seep out onto your site (where children and students are walking) or into any nearby water course.

We know that our chemical storage containers are perfect as a secure facility for your School, College or University.  Buying a Billie Box Chemical Store is the safe, simple way to keep your dangerous chemicals secure.

Billie Box Chemical stores meet with the Health and Safety executive’s criteria, giving you the confidence that our stores are suitable for your secure storage requirements.

Billie Box is featuring in the ‘Pitchcare’ online Buyers guide now.

So why not give us a call today on 0800 121 7388 or GET a Quote here

Jane & Matt at Billie Box value your business and they like to be sure that you walk away a happy customer.
 
Jane Billing
 

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Mid Summer Party 2018

Billie Box are sponsoring the Mid Summer Party 2018 in aid of Age UK Suffolk.

Over the last 5 years Billie Box has raised funds for many charities. A lot of the fundraising was for Cancer related charities. Previously, Billie Box has held 2 Billie Box Balls, so this year (2018) instead of Cancer and a Ball we thought we would sponsor a ‘Mid Summer Party’ to raise funds for Age UK Suffolk. This charity is another worthwhile cause.

The Mid summer party (23rd June 2018) was designed to be a fun night with lots happening, we have Troubadour (I have had it on very good authority that this band are excellent), we have food (2 course dinner, cheeseboard and welcome drink) Heads & Tails, Raffle and auction. All the makings of a great night out.

With this in mind, why not join in with the festivities

Tickets are on sale NOW on 01473 298683 or visit this page to pay online https://www.shopageuksuffolk.co.uk/product/mid-summer-party-night/

If you can’t make the event, then why not sponsor or offer a raffle or auction prize. Please call Jane @ Billie Box on T: 01473 557409

 
Jane Billing
 

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Tiffers The Bus Shelter Ipswich

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Billie Box sponsors Tiffers the Bus Shelter in Ipswich.

When Jane saw Tiffers The Bus Shelter on the BBC Lookeast news bulletin, she felt moved to help this worthwhile charity.

They select 5 rough sleepers to live on board the bus with them, the bus is static in one place, at the moment they are in a lay by as they do not have any permanent land, but the bus provides  a warm safe haven for the 5 guests to enable them to get back to a ‘normal’ life.

Tiffers The Bus Shelter runs a charity shop in order to raise funds to carry on paying for the ongoing maintenance of the bus and feed their patrons. They rely totally on donations and the support of the shop.
It costs approx.. £25k per year to run the bus (that’s not including any major vehicle repairs)
There are 14 places on the bus which equates to £1,785.00 per guest per year.

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Billie Box sponsors Tiffers the bus shelter

 

Jane wanted to be sure to support this worthwhile service. It really does make a difference.

For more information about their service, click here.

 
Jane Billing
 

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FFSC Lifeboat Day 2017

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Billie Box has sponsored a couple of different charities 2017. The first was FFSC Lifeboat weekend in September 2017.

This event raised over £3000 for the Lifeboat – Fantastic work to all those concerned.

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Jane & Matt are members of the FFSC (Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club) and their sailing club is holding a whole weekend fundraising events for the Harwich RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). 

RNLI is Such a worthy cause, they save lives at sea everyday of the year. RNLI is run by volunteers and rely on public donations to keep their organisation going. It cost £485,000 per day in 2016 to run the RNLI.

During 2016 the RNLI rescued 23 people everyday of 2016, they trained and equipped over 610 lifesavers and 8,851 lifeboats were launched throughout 2016.

FFSC are holding a weekend of events:

Friday, 22nd September 2017 – 6.30pm to 10pm

  • Opening by the Mayor of Felixstowe
  • Fish & chip supper
  • Live music by ‘Bits & Pieces’
  • Beer tent

Saturday, 23rd September 2017 – 12 noon to 11pm

  • RNLI Fundraising stalls
  • Live music by local Pop and Folk bands and artists including ‘Troublesome Reach’
  • RNLI Lifeboat viewing
  • Try sailing taster
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Beer tent
  • All day BBQ, Tea & Coffee
  • Evening curry
  • Rowing machine
  • Fly your Teddy!

Sunday, 24th September – 12 noon to 6pm

  • RNLI fundraising stalls
  • Live music by local Pop and Folk bands and artists
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Duck race
  • All day BBQ, Tea & Coffee
  • The Traditional – Golf Ball over the river competition
  • Tombola
  • Seamanship Race
  • Fly your Teddy!
  • Tug of War

So if you fancy a day or even a weekend out in September, why not come on down to the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club and support the RNLI. Or if you can’t make it, why not donate today!

You know it makes sense.

 
Jane Billing
 

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Billie Box is 5 years old

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Billie Box is 5 years old on 12th August 2017!

Since Billie Box started trading on 12th August 2012 the business has gone from strength to strength. Starting at the tail end of a national recession; certainly, made for an interesting ride. Expertise has certainly won through; with Jane Billing’s 30 years of knowledge and experience of the container industry gave their customers peace of mind when dealing with Billie Box.

Billie Box has not only offered a great container sales and rental service. In July 2013 they introduced shipping container conversions, into Chemical stores for many industries such as farming, education and manufacturing. This year they offer 20ft portable steel offices, canteens and office/stores. All this is with delivery around the UK.

With business increasing year on year for Billie Box, it proved too much for Jane. So in 2016 Matt Boyle joined the company and he has proved to be a great asset to the company. Matt is learning the ropes and making sure that Jane has support wherever possible.

Throughout the last 5 years, Billie Box has actively been involved in fundraising for many charities. In 2013 Jane held a grand draw for Cancer campaign in Suffolk. In 2014 she held the first Billie Box Ball in aid of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk. In 2015 Jane cycled with her sister-in-law from London to Paris for St. Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich. In 2016 Billie Box had their second Billie Box Ball for the Clic Sargent Cancer charity for the young. In 2017 Billie Box have sponsored many worthy charities, some include the Papworth Trust, Age UK, Princes Trust & East Anglian Childrens Hospice, Ipswich. To date Billie Box has raised over £21,000 for various charities. The plan for the future is to continue supporting many charities.

By way of a celebration Billie Box is offering a Free Baseball cap with every order paid from now until to 31st August 2017.

Billie Box special offer, free hat, shipping containers, chemical stores, portable officesSo why not call for a quotation today T: 0800 121 7388

Or Click here

 
Jane Billing