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Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call

Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call Did you know that it’s actually very easy to hire a container from Billie Box? If you’ve never hired one before, or you’ve had trouble in the past, you might be unsure about future container hire. We’re here to show you how renting a container from Billie Box can be accomplished with a few simple steps, starting with a phone call. Reasons to rent a shipping container Are you renovating your home? Require storage space for your business? Hosting an event such as a festival or market? Whatever the reason,…

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Is your tyre garage adhering to storage regulations?

Shipping Container on transport

In addition to the many regulations imposed on car repair workshops and garages, there is one more that is essential in securing the safety of your workers and the financial future of your business: tyre storage. Tyre storage and health and safety According to HSE, there are many different injuries which can occur in the rubber and tyre industries. Being hit by a moving or falling object accounts for 14% of injuries, while slips, trips and falls cause 13%.  There is also a historical risk of cancer associated with inhaling rubber dust and fumes. This was alleviated by reducing…

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Coronavirus and the Container Industry

20ft new Shipping container

Corona virus is affecting the UK in many ways.  The market for shipping containers is not immune to the effect Corona is having on the country. If you have read our article about buying new containers, you will know that our new containers are manufactured in China. The Coronavirus was originally discovered in China in January 2020. In February 2020 there were around 800,000 shipping containers sitting on Shanghai quay waiting to be loaded onto the ships. Due to the lack of workforce in Shanghai the ship loading has been severely delayed.  This significant downturn has resulted a much…

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Renting Vs Buying Container Storage

Container hire

If you require extra storage space, you can easily solve this problem by renting or buying a shipping container. The processes of renting and buying container storage offer different benefits depending on your requirements. If you’re wondering whether you should rent or buy your container, read on to find out which option is best suited to you. Reasons for renting a shipping container Shipping container hire for both personal and commercial use is ideal for a temporary storage solution. You may wish to rent a container if you are: Hosting a short-term event such as a festival, sporting event,…

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Self Storage

self storage, self store,

Self storage businesses are popping up in many places around the UK. It is a growing industry in the UK and has been since the 1980’s. Many self store businesses actually use shipping containers . The containers act like rooms for each customer. They are lockable and secure. They can be placed side by side and stacked at least 2 high. Many customers of self storage sites want to keep their possessions but just don’t have anywhere to store them. Customers range from retailers, wholesalers, private individuals, construction firms to many, many more. The  Farming community, in particular, are…

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Rural Crime stats 2016

rural crime stats from NFU

Rural crime stats are showing a huge problem to farmers and those that live in the countryside. Rural sites are so exposed and unmanned in many cases, hence, why crime is on the rise. The perpetrators can access sites easily and abscond with many high value items without anyone noticing. We at Billie Box take these rural crime stats very seriously indeed. We supply steel secure shipping containers for storage with delivery to your door. Farms and countryside residences often have sufficient room to add another shed to their site. Visit our site for Sale or Hire of shipping…

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How to Hire a Shipping Container in UK

You can hire a shipping container for a short or long term period. Shipping containers are perfect to be used as a Secure Storage container. They are robust, lockable and watertight. They are ideal as an outside shed/lockup. new 20ft shipping container There are many things you need to consider when renting a container. 1. Weekly Rate –  We always offer a minimum hire period of 26 weeks from £8.50 per week plus VAT for a 20ft container. That’s a lot of secure container space for such a low price! Please see our rates for the different sizes available…

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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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