Budget Shipping Containers largest 20ft container canopy is the whopping 6m x 17m canopy shown here. By largest we mean, when connecting to two single 20ft containers, it is the widest and tallest canopy we offer! A well designed and solid structure built and designed specifically for the UK market. They allow the user a huge amount of covered working space for a bargain price when compared to other options for a similar sized building. Designed to be erected between two 20ft shipping containers Budget Shipping Containers shelters can provide temporary or permanent covered areas for your location. As they are temporary structures they will usually require no planning permission to erect, and are straightforward to dismantle and relocate as required.
Made from 75mm square box sections our canopies are the strongest ones we’ve found on the current UK market. The circular roof design provides additional strength in high winds and allows for snow loading, and the entire structure is built from easy to manage, and cost effective to replace, 2m sections. Allowing for cost effective ongoing maintenance. The cross woven HPDE cover is stronger and lighter than an equivalent heavy duty PVC cover and longer lasting.
We can also provide an assembly service (at additional cost) however the majority of our customers to date have taken on their own build. Building will require minimum 3 people and you will require the capacity to work safely at heights. You will need to be able to lift components such as the roof arches as high as 8 metres on our largest canopies whilst building.
When erected off two standard height 20ft shipping containers (8’6” high or 2590mm) this 17m wide canopy will stand a huge 4500mm higher than the roofs of the containers at its tallest point offering just over 7 metres from the floor to the tip of the arch (or speaking accurately 7090mm!) That’s high enough to stand two African Elephants on top of each other!
Taller canopies can be built by mounting this on top of high cube containers (1ft / 30cm taller) or on top of double stacked shipping containers.
Basic Assembly Considerations.
You will need to place the shipping containers at the correct widths before starting to build the canopy and the containers must be perfectly parallel. If there is a 6 metre gap between the containers at one and and a 5.5 metre gap at the other end, you will not be able to correctly fit the canopy.
The containers should also be as level as they can with each other. – this is advised for basic container operation and is essential with a canopy on the top too! There is some give in the design for a slight slope but you should plan to have these on a flat, level base.
The canopy is delivered in a steel cradle weighing approx 2 tonnes. You will need a fork lift or similar equipment to unload this from our delivery truck.
Specialist equipment required
To build this canopy you will require:
- Access to welder or fabricator
- Forklift or telehandler with 8m lift capable of working on the ground on and around your canopy.
- Safe working at height equipment min 6 metres high, eg a scissor lift capable of working on the ground where your shelter is being built.
- Angle Grinder with cutting and grinding blades
- Minimum 3 people required to build.
Step by step assembly instructions are included with each purchase including a complete list of tools needed. The above are the major specialised items that a lot of customers may not have access to.
How will these container canopies perform with UK weather.
Built originally by an Australian engineering company, these shelters have been modified and adapted to meet UK and EU legislation. They have been in wide use across the UK and europe for some years. We’ve met a number of canopy companies over the years and this is the best quality build we have met to date.
In terms of general maintenance its important that the canopy cover remains tightly tensioned at all times. The canopy will not split or fail in high winds, but the circular roof structure can act as a sail. for this reason its important to secure the whole structure, either by anchoring the containers or by adding ballast into the shipping containers. We recommend periodic inspections to ensure the canopy remains well tensioned.
Door and end Wall Options
These canopies can come with a wide range of end wall options.
We can offer fully closed end walls, partial end walls or Dee panels (covered from the level of the container roof line upwards) and we can offer a zip-up end wall which allows for access wia a heavy duty zip opening*. Door sizes for the zip openings can be customised depending on your specific use.
For specific projects or uses we never like to turn away a challenge, so if you needed a very specific door size or shape do let us know as custom made options are very possible.
- Partial End Wall to suit 17m canopy £2550.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall to suit 17m canopy £3740.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall with Zip Access Door* to suit 17m canopy £7230.00+ VAT additional
*17mtr zip up door is 6.5m wide x 4.5m high in the centre of the panel.