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Chemical stores for Golf Clubs

Somehow the groundskeeper has a longer working day than anyone else working at a golf club.  The domains on all groundskeepers are varied and come flying in from all directions. So anything that can be done to minimise stress for groundskeepers must be a good thing. Over the last few years one of the demands that has become more prevalent in the lives of groundskeepers is the need to store chemicals legally and safely.  Nowhere is this need more acute than on Golf Courses. Farms face the same challenges as golf clubs when it comes to chemical storage. But…

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Billie Box is 5 years old

Billie Box special offer, free hat, shipping containers, chemical stores, portable offices

Billie Box is 5 years old on 12th August 2017! Since Billie Box started trading on 12th August 2012 the business has gone from strength to strength. Starting at the tail end of a national recession; certainly, made for an interesting ride. Expertise has certainly won through; with Jane Billing’s 30 years of knowledge and experience of the container industry gave their customers peace of mind when dealing with Billie Box. Billie Box has not only offered a great container sales and rental service. In July 2013 they introduced shipping container conversions, into Chemical stores for many industries such…

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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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Cereals 2017

Cereals Event 2016 exhibition stand

In 2017 we are investing further in meeting the needs of the agricultural community.  As a result we are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Cereals 2017 arable farming event in Lincolnshire in June. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eokFPGNz-3c&t=8s The annual Cereals event is one of the biggest in the agricultural calendar, with over 24,000 attendees. Roughly half of the people who attend Cereals are farm owners and managers. Exhibiting at the event gives us a valuable opportunity to meet farmers, and gain a better understanding of how we can serve this vital sector. Our time at Cereals 2016…

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Sports Clubs & Leisure Centre secure storage

Rural crime

Many sports clubs and leisure facilities in the UK use a shipping container to hold their ever expanding array of equipment. If space and protection are factors you value when considering how to securely store your businesses assets then you are not alone… Team GB’s unprecedented success at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games inspired our nation, prompting a vast increase in membership to sports clubs and leisure facilities across the country. These institutions have greeted the UK’s re-ignited love of sports with a surge in purchasing of new equipment – much of this it extremely expensive. The continued…

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Suffolk Show 2016

We will be at Suffolk Show 2016 on Wednesday, 1st and Thursday, 2nd June on STAND no. 894 (Eleventh Avenue) 894 is east of the Trinity Ring near to the Foxhall Blue Car park and the Bucklesham Red car park. Eleventh avenue just off Flower show avenue. We welcome you all to view our secure #shippingcontainers for storage perfect for practically any business or private use, we will have a (New, one trip from China) 20ft steel storage container. Also on show we will have our  #ChemicalStorage containers. Our chemical stores are mostly for the Farming community but could be used for…

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Padlocks

Proforce padlock

Billie Box supplies Padlocks, for the purchase of your shipping container, that fit perfectly into the shipping container lock box. WE ONLY SUPPLY IN THE UK There are 2 sorts of padlocks that you can purchase: Proforce – comes with 3 numbered keys       Hardened steel container padlock –   H: 6.5cm x W: 6cm x D: 2.5cm (Shackle diameter 1cm, Space between shackle and body of lock 1.5cm)Includes: 3 numbered keys (Our unique numbering system)  These locks fit inside a lock box (shrouded area on shipping container doors) (lock box is not included) Perfect use with shipping…

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Sea Containers – an introduction

new sea container

Why buy a sea container? Sea containers (also known as ‘shipping containers) are popular outside of the world of shipping and freight forwarding for many reasons; these strong, secure metal boxes have become extremely popular not only because of their strength, but also because of their durability. You have probably seen sea containers being re-purposed as secure storage units, sheds and garages, but in reality these are only a handful of examples of the many functions these popular steel boxes can perform. What makes sea containers such a good investment? Sea containers are designed to last a very long…

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How to level a shipping container

When you buy a shipping container for storage, you need to ensure it is sitting level. Here are the exact dimensions for each container. Just to highlight a 20ft container is not actually 20ft long. Checklist for how to level a shipping container 1. You need to ensure the container is level, otherwise it will be difficult to open and shut the doors. It is just like hanging a window or door in a house, if the door or window frame is not straight then the door will not hang properly. 2. The container sits on it’s corners. 3. The floor…

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