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40ft Secure shipping containers to buy

40ft container

Billie Box offers a number of 40ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with Nationwide delivery: 40ft shipping containers 40ft Long x 8ft Wide x 8ft 6in High standard storage container: Double doors on one 8ft end only (Second hand or new) 40ft shipping container External dimensions: 40 ft Long (12.9 m)  – 8 ft wide (2.43 m)  – 8 ft 6 in high (2.59 m) 40ft shipping container Internal dimensions: 39 ft 6 in Long (12.04 m) – 7 ft 8 in wide (2.33 m) – 7 ft 10 in high (2.38 m) Door opening dimensions: 7 ft…

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Secure 20ft shipping containers to buy

Billie Box offers a number of 20ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with Nationwide delivery: 20ft shipping containers 20ft Long x 8ft Wide x 8ft 6in High standard storage container: Double doors on one 8ft end only (Second hand or new) Example of a Second hand sea container (approx. 12 years old) 20ft shipping container External dimensions: 19 ft  10in Long (6.04 m) – 8 ft wide (2.43 m) – 8 ft 6 in high (2.59 m) 20ft shipping container Internal dimensions: 19 ft 4 in Long (5.89 m) – 7 ft 8 in wide (2.33 m) -…

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Shipping Containers are converted into Chemical stores

Billie Box recycles shipping containers into Chemical stores or Chemical Storage containers by using the HSE and BASIS criteria. Perfect for Agricultural Storage. BASIS is an independent organisation set up at the suggestion of the UK government in 1978 to establish and assess standards in the pesticide industry relating to storage, transportation and competence of staff. BASIS is an industry self-regulated scheme in line with government de-regulation policy. BASIS is now a registered charity. The Basic criteria for all chemical stores These are stipulated in the code of practice for suppliers of pesticides to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry (The Yellow code).…

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Ball raised £4,600

The Billie Box Ball Raises £4,599.30 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk Local business owner, Jane Billing of Billie Box Ltd, organised her first charity ball this year in aid of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk. Held on 3rd May 2014 at Seckford Hall in Woodbridge, the gala evening raised £2,299.65, which was then match funded by Basepoint Ipswich. The backdrop of Seckford Hall gave the evening a touch of class with guests enjoying a glass of Bucks Fizz on the terrace upon arrival.  A sumptuous three-course dinner followed during which guests were enthralled by the sleight of hand of a…

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Rough guide to container transportation

Rural crime

There are many types of container transportation available in the UK. We always use an 8 wheeler Hi ab rigid lorry to deliver and offload our 20ft container or this type of vehicle with a trailer (also known as a ‘Drag’) for a pair of 20ft containers to our customers’ sites. We are often told that an 8 wheeler lorry has been on our customers sites and that our hi ab lorries should be fine to deliver their container (s). The 8 wheeler Hi ab lorry (road lorry) we use is quite different to the 8 wheeler Tipper truck (construction…

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Watertight containers

Shipping containers are generally sold as ‘Watertight containers’.  This usually refers to the fact that the roof, side panels and doors are all watertight, intact and do not leak. With all the FLOODS that have occurred during the last few years in various areas of the UK, the health of your container could be at risk! The Floor of a shipping container is 28mm marine treated plywood with steel underside cross members 6 inches apart and bitumen in between. If a shipping container were to sit in a puddle or even be in flooded water, after a period, the wooden…

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Condensation in Shipping containers

Here are some solutions for condensation in shipping containers and storage containers. Click the button below to purchase absorpoles – WE ONLY deliver to a UK address Remember you will need 4 for a 20ft or 6 for a 40ft container What is condensation? 2 Definitions of Condensation: Atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold The process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state. Condensation in Shipping Containers Condensation can occur within 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, but it occurs mainly on the roof interior and top 6 inches of the interior…

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Rural Crime

Rural Crime is a huge problem to farmers, villages, rural retailers and businesses. One of the UK’s leading rural insurer NFU Mutual prepared an annual survey of claims experiences within their offices all over the UK.   NFU’s findings include:   Rural crime theft cost is approx.. £42.3m in the UK during 2012 Yorkshire, Essex, Lincolnshire and Kent are the worst rural crime counties Tools, quad bikes and fuel are the most targeted items according to the survey   Source data: http://www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/initiatives/rural-crime/   Billie Box can offer you a 8ft, 10ft, 20ft or 40ft steel shipping container which is perfect as a…

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Storage Containers in a room

A couple of weeks ago, we had an enquiry from a company in North London that had been burgled a number of times. They were hooked up directly to the police station and still the police didn’t turn up for 45 minutes. The equipment they were storing is extremely high value and really difficult to replace. So when they called us to say they needed 3 x 8ft storage containers and then requested them to be placed inside a building, we had to put our ‘thinking caps’ on. Firstly, we spoke to our transport company to see if they…

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Charity Sailing Club

A few weeks ago, Jane’s boyfriend (Matt) went sailing at ‘Alton Water’ and whilst he was there he spoke to them about Billie Box’s products and services. They didn’t need any more containers, however they did say that they thought the Woolverstone Project were looking to buy a shipping container for storage. Woolverstone Project has been offering sailing and sailing lessons for the disabled for 20 years at Alton Water and during the summer months at Woolverstone sailing club on the River Orwell. The RYA Sailability, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, the Royal Hospital School and Rotary sponsor the…

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