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Efficient Container Swapping: A Guide for On-Site Exchanges

Introduction to Container swapping  It is important for you to understand container swapping procedures to keep your personnel safe and ensure our driver can be on and off site in good time. The logistics is straightforward but the procedure is time consuming and needs plenty of space to actually carry out this action. We have been supplying shipping containers for nearly 15 years and our transport guys are extremely experienced when it comes to loading and unloading shipping containers from their Hi ab vehicles. Understanding the Process All our containers are delivered and offloaded by using an HI ab…

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Shipping Container Rental in the UK: Everything You Need to Know

It is important that you choose the right container rental partner with the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the container rental process. Billie Box have been trading for over 12 years now and we offer 20ft and 40ft containers on a rental basis.  Renting a shipping container, from Billie Box, in the UK is one of the easiest things you can do. By renting a container you keep your costs down to a minimum and our whole package is like a Plug-and-go set up. Billie Box knows what they are doing when it comes to renting out…

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From Factory to Property: Managing Scratches on Delivered New Shipping Containers

New (One Trip – used once) shipping containers can often have scratched paintwork due to the following reasons: Handling of the container from the Factory to the port in China Lifting from the Port to Ship Lifting from the Ship to Port Lifting within the container depots Lifting on and off trucks at site The Reality of Handling  Normally, it can take anything up to 6 months for a new container to be built and delivered to our UK container depots. Sadly, containers are not wrapped up in cotton wool (we would love that, but that would cost loads…

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Your Guide to Using Shipping Containers on Your Property

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Are you “Considering a shipping container for your property?”  Here are list of things to consider when deciding on your shipping container for storage or a facility eg. Portable office etc. and the site requirements. Planning permission – many councils have their own idea of what a shipping container is e.g. it could be a building and permanent fixture. Containers are actually a temporary structure and can be moved at any time with the correct equipment. Neighbours – sometimes the neighbours feel a shipping container isn’t aesthetically pleasing and can be an eyesoar.  Vehicular access via A and B…

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How much should I pay for a 20’ shipping container?

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Many of you are probably finding it difficult to work out how much you should pay for a 20ft container. With our expert knowledge (nearly 60 years of combined container experience) we are here to give you some guidance. There are many factors that contribute to the price of a 20’ shipping container. Material costs – Again if material costs such as Cor-ten steel and plywood are low, then the build cost will be lower and equally if the material costs are higher the build cost will be increased in prices. Labour rates – Around  90% of all the…

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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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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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Billie Box is exhibiting at Saltex Nov-22

Billie Box will be attending Saltex 22 at the NEC, stand number J184. The team will be on hand to discuss your storage and container conversion requirements. Billie Box has been selling and renting shipping containers for over 10 years. Jane Billing started up the company in 2012. Matt Boyle (Jane’s partner) joined Jane in 2016 and Clare Hazelwood (Jane’s sister) joined the company early 2022. Clare joined the company to expand the service by offering Container conversions. Jane, Matt and Clare have over 55 years of combined knowledge. Jane and the team pride themselves on their friendly, knowledgeable…

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School Refurbishment

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Shipping containers for school and college refurbishment This week, the UK Government announced a ten-year plan for the refurbishment of schools and colleges across the nation. With over £1 billion in funding, it is the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014, and will begin as soon as 2020-21. You may be familiar with the use of converted shipping containers for offices, but they can also be used to increase space in schools and colleges. Likewise, regular shipping containers can also be utilised by these institutions for storage. If you are an educational institution planning to refurbish,…

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