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Jail & Bail 2024

Jane is going to be locked up in Woodbridge on 8th March 2024 in aid of Home-Start Suffolk Jane Billing of Billie Box alias the ‘Container Queen’ is going to be locked up because she is being too ‘Box-Tastic’ . Update 18-Mar-24: Many thanks for your kind support, I raised over £1.5K and as a group we raised over £12k Please can you bail Jane out by donating to her Justgiving page here ? All the funds go to Home-Start Suffolk to help those families that really are struggling with many life issues, that many of us don’t experience.…

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Chemical Stores and Avoiding Fines: A Breakdown

Farmers with chemical stores beware because a bombshell is shaking up the world of Agrochemicals and it comes in the form of increased regulatory scrutiny. This double-edged sword is showing a pivot toward greater safety protocols and compliant storage solutions. On the one hand, this ensures greater safety for our beloved planet Earth and its greenery, but on the other hand, the threat of substantial fines is looming on the horizon. Recently, several farms have been in the spotlight for fines imposed due to non-compliance with chemical storage regulations. In layman’s terms, they didn’t put their chemicals where they…

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January 2024 Container Hire Offer

���� JANUARY CONTAINER HIRE SPECIALS Kick-off 2024 with our unbeatable deals on container hire! Whether you need extra storage space for your business or a temporary shelter for your project, rely on us for the perfect solution! MAKE YOUR MOVE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Remember, each container is: Clean Secure Weatherproof Inspected by professionals No more mess, no more stress! Keep your belongings safe and organized by starting the year off right with our reliable container hires! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us NOW on 0800 121 7388! Call us for your free quote today!

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More Facts about Shipping containers

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The Box that transformed the World…. On the 26th April 1956, a crane lifted 58 aluminium truck bodies aboard an aging tanker ship moored in Newark, New Jersey. 5 days later the ‘Ideal-X’ sailed into Houston, where 58 trucks waited to take on the metal boxes and haul them to their destinations. This was the beginning of a revolution. Before the shipping container, transporting goods was very expensive…. The container made shipping cheap and by doing so changed the shape of the world economy. The humble shipping container is not the part that is so important, it is what…

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Snack shack for a school

We were approached by a local school, looking for a container conversion. They called it a ‘Snack shack’. In effect their ‘Tuck shop’ The school had an old portable cabin unit that was fitted with a serving hatch, cooker, water, lighting and electrics. This worked well for many years until it started to deteriorate so badly, that they needed a replacement. They thought of a shipping container conversion and then approached us with their full requirements. We were delighted to be able to assist them and the unit was placed into position a couple of months ago. This is…

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Hospital site accommodation units

We were asked by a local hospital to provide several accommodation and storage units, earlier in the year. Many hospitals find themselves short on storage space, especially during surges in demand or during redevelopment phases. Most hospitals have occupied the sites they are on for many years, so in many cases, it may appear that all usable space on a hospital site has already been allocated. A shipping container can be the ideal solution for providing safe, secure and watertight storage. Although they are traditionally used for storage, we also convert shipping containers into offices and canteens. The Hospital…

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RAAC in schools & the shipping containers solution

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RAAC has been a big issue in the national news. Many municipal buildings in England were built with RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete), and it has become apparent that using this type of concrete may affect the safety and longevity of buildings. The problem – RAAC in schools Days before the school year started, many schools told parents that their children couldn’t begin the term as planned. There are serious concerns about the risk of collapse, so some schools in England have delayed the start of term. Shipping containers solutions Shipping container classrooms We have converted shipping containers into…

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Charity & Sponsorship 2023

We at Billie Box pride ourselves on how we try to support the local community. We want to give something back, so with this in mind, we are support the following charities. Home-Start Suffolk The Moonlight Ball raised a whopping £30K for local families in need in Suffolk. Well done to all the team Home-Start charity volunteers support families with money worries, parenting worries and similar challenges with life as a family. The Bus Shelter We saw a Facebook urgent request for help from The Bus Shelter and immediately wanted to help. The Bus shelter help homeless people in…

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How many containers fit on a ship?

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It’ll come as no surprise to learn that shipping containers arrive by way of – you guessed it – ships! It’ll probably be no less of a surprise to discover that we are regularly asked, and Google is regularly asked, “Just how many containers fit on a ship?” If you were expecting a straightforward answer, we’re sorry to say that there isn’t one. Instead, the number of containers which fit on a ship will depend on a variety of factors that relate to both the ship and the containers themselves. To provide a more thorough explanation of this dynamic,…

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FAQ – Can you deliver my container over grass or a field?

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The answer to this is simply: No. Our vehicles are extremely heavy as they are fitted with a crane that is suitable to carry and lift an empty shipping container. The 20ft containers are delivered on a vehicle known as an ‘8 Wheeler’ which weighs in the region of 24.25T (including the weight of an empty 20ft container) and 40ft containers are delivered on an ‘Artic vehicle’ which weighs in the region of 34T (including the weight of an empty 40ft container). They do not have 4,6 or 8 wheel drive fitted and simply do not have the traction…

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