Budget Shipping Containers smallest canopy is our 6m x 6m container canopies. A well designed and solid structure, built and designed for the UK market these shelters allow the user a good amount of covered space at an exceptionally good price. Designed to be erected between two 20ft shipping containers these canopies can provide temporary or permanent covered areas for your location and will usually require no planning permission to erect, and are straightforward to dismantle and relocate as required.
This canopy can offer 6 metres of covered working space between the 2 shipping containers. if required the canopy can be mounted onto the outside corner castings of the container meaning the containers are also under the canopy itself. with this design we do not recommend this as a practical option as this leaves you with virtually no working space.
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.
Unlike heavy duty PVC covers which will start degrading from day 1, these canopies are made from cross-woven HDPE whcih will offer a considerably longer lifespan, a mugh lightweight cover for the strength as well as being a tougher overall roofing material.
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 6m wide canopy will stand 2300mm higher than the roofs of the containers at its tallest point offering a good 4890mm from the floor to the tip of the arch. Workshops can be higher if needed by using high cube containers for the base instead of standard height units (this will raise the whole canopy 30cm / 1 ft) or for very big items these canopies can be built on top of double stacked containers.
Perfect for covered workshops, well ventilated work areas or really any job that you want cover for but need a good throughflow of air (painshop, welding, fabrication etc.) and, if you don’t want both ends open, we have the end options further down the page for half enclosed ends, fully enclosed ends and even zip access door options!
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 shipping 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 will be delivered in a single steel cradle which may weigh up to 2 tonnes. You will require a suitable forklift or similar to take this off our delivery lorry.
How does the canopy fix to the shipping containers?
On any 6m / 20f tlong canopy there are 4 arches in total. The outer arches bolt directly onto the corner castings of the shipping container. ihe intermediaries are welded onto the top rail of the shipping container. We do also offer a clamp that replaces the need to weld (available at additional cost) if required.
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 and have been in wide use across 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, there are a number of examples of these shelters in use across the UK which have been in operation for some years.
This customised design includes the structure being built from max 2m long sections allowing for easy handling and if and when the canopy takes a knock its means that parts are relatively cheap and easy to replace.
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*
- Partial End Wall to suit 6m canopy £840.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall to suit 6m canopy £1240.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall with Zip Access Door* to suit 6m canopy £1560.00+ VAT additional
*6mtr zip up door is 4.5m wide x 3.0m high in the centre of the panel.