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10 Reasons why you should buy a secure storage container from Billie Box

Jane Billing with chemical storage container

1. A free, hassle-free quotation and sales service. 2. A friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service. 3. Over 35 years’ experience in the shipping container industry. 4. All our containers are secure, self-contained lock ups. 5. We listen to you and offer a solution to match your requirements. 6. We offer a wide range of accessories that will make your life easier. 7. Containers are delivered and offloaded nationwide with specialist vehicles by caring and helpful drivers. 8. Advice and guidance with your delivery requirements. 9. A full service, You Call, We Quote, You Pay, We Deliver, You Use = SIMPLE! 10. Aftercare, with…

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10ft secure shipping containers to buy

Billie Box offers 10ft secure shipping containers for storage with different configurations for sale only with nationwide delivery 10ft Long x 8ft Wide x 8ft 6in High standard storage container: Double doors on one 8ft end only. This picture shows a new container which has been manufactured in China and transported over to the UK with an 8ft container inside. Please be advised WE ONLY SELL NEW 10ft units 10ft secure shipping container for storage External dimensions: 10 ft Long (3.05 m) – 8 ft wide (2.43 m)- 8 ft 6 in high (2.59 m) 10ft secure shipping container for…

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Second hand Container Buying Tips

Second hand sea container

Second hand shipping containers – buying tips What to look out for when buying a second hand shipping container for storage. We at Billie Box know that there are a number of dealers out there that want to offer you a “cheap” container. Well, we believe the saying “You get what you pay for”. Buying “cheap” shipping containers is not always the best policy The second hand containers we sell are generally 12+ years old, they are watertight and structurally sound, and we ensure our depots check over all containers prior to release. Remember, they will have been used…

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40ft Shipping Containers to buy

New (one trip) 40ft containers

Billie Box offers a number of 40ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with nationwide delivery 40ft Shipping Container Variations: 40ft shipping containers 40ft shipping containers – Hi cube 40ft shipping containers – Tunnel 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…

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Secure 20ft shipping containers to buy

20ft new Shipping container

Billie Box offers a number of 20ft shipping containers with different configurations for sale with nationwide delivery. 20ft Shipping Container Variations 20ft shipping containers 20ft shipping containers – Tunnel 20ft shipping containers – Hi cube 20ft shipping containers – Opensider 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…

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Shipping Containers are Converted into Chemical Stores

Billie Box converts shipping containers into Chemical stores or Chemical Storage containers by using the HSE and BASIS criteria, making them 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…

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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

shipping container delivery

There are many types of container transportation available in the UK. We always use an 8-wheeler HIAB rigid lorry to deliver and offload our 20ft containers 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 HIAB lorries should be fine to deliver their container(s). The 8-wheeler HIAB lorry (road lorry) that we use is quite different to the 8-wheeler Tipper truck (construction lorry). So here are some of the…

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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

How to prevent condensation build-up in containers Condensation in shipping containers and storage containers can occur due to poor ventilation or storing damp or wet goods. If not rectified, this can cause damage to goods stored in the container in future, even if the damp goods have been removed. Luckily, there are several ways to prevent condensation build-up in containers. Read on to find out how. Condensation in Shipping Containers Condensation occurs mainly on the roof interior and top six inches of the interior side-walls. The moisture usually develops while storing damp or wet goods inside the container, together…

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