2015

Custom Length Shipping Containers

Budget Shipping Containers offer a range of custom length shipping containers which are designed to not only offer cost effective secure storage but also look smarter than a typical used container. Refurbished custom length shipping containers are made from cutting larger used containers down to size and repainting them. Individual specifications will vary from one depot to another, as will prices. While the width (8ft) and height (8'6'' & 9'6'') will remain the same, the length is [...]

Types of shipping container for export use

This guide is an introduction to the different types of shipping container that are available, with the most popular types of shipping container for export use used in the industry as well as the specialised types of shipping container used for moving temperature controlled goods, liquids and more. The most popular types of shipping container In the vast majorly of cases your cargo is best shipped in one of these 3 container types (if it [...]

Shipping Containers for Plantlife Medway

Plantlife & Medway Council's site Ranscome Farm Reserve is looking very 'green' indeed after a pair of refurbished 20ft Shipping Containers were delivered last month. When maximum space was needed, and a fresh look to match, our refurbished shipping container range stood head and shoulders above the rest. With Plantlife's 'go green or go home' attitude we had to offer them our smartest available recycled shipping containers that have seen 10-15 years of active shipping service before being [...]

Shipping Container for BaseFit Shoreditch

London's newest and funkiest way to exercise has arrived in Shoreditch! BaseFit is the gateway to an active lifestyle designed to build your Base fitness, giving you a platform to enjoy a fit and healthy life. Our customised high spec new build shipping container provides the ideal place to securely store all their exercise kit. Its easy as pie to get things set up on site for each of their 30+ weekly outdoor exercise sessions. The additional ventilation in [...]

Shipping containers for storage of Gliding equipment

After Shennington Gliding Club's recent kind words posted on our Facebook page we couldn't let their experience pass without a little thank you. Needing some secure storage for their aircraft, but also needing to have a container that wasn't garish and would blend in with the surrounding area, they opted for one of our 40ft refurbished shipping containers which came repainted in their choice of colour and included a high security lock box (padlock cover). They [...]

11ft Shipping Containers

Are 11ft Shipping Containers a thing? 11ft shipping containers are not available as a standard option, but we do have a lot of customers with a very specific gap to fill, or an item of a specific size to store that requires a custom made 11ft shipping container. We have yards across the UK specialising in custom built and custom sized refurbished shipping containers. Refurbished 11ft shipping containers We have yards across the UK the [...]

Shipping Containers for Paintball Fields

When Top Dog Paintball approached us asking for help with a replacement canteen and kit issue area, we were more than happy to suggest this bespoke conversion of a used 40ft shipping container. Using shipping containers for Paintball facilities offers great value for money, excellent custom paint options and at over 90% recycled this really is the Top Dog of paintball support facilities. Custom cut down to 32ft in length, with 2 separate serving hatches [...]

Tips for setting up a container self-storage business

Self storage sites are becoming increasingly popular. With less and less storage space available in newly built houses and with many smaller industrial operations and offices needing to squeeze every penny from every square foot, self-storage using shipping containers has become a very attractive option both privately and as a business. Increasingly, individual who trade online e.g. on eBay, are also using shipping containers to store their products. In this article we share some hints, [...]

Padlocks or seals for shipping container export?

One question we often get asked is do is use bolt seals or padlocks when I use shipping containers for export purposes. The simple answer is no, you do not need a padlock, just a bolt seal. Bolt seals are attached to the shipping container through the locking bars and once in-situ, they can only be removed using bolt cutters. They are the internationally recognised method that’s used to secure the container doors. When the [...]

Shipping Containers to Africa

The export market to Africa has been the only area of steady growth both before and after the recent recession. As with all global trade, shipping containers are the most common means to move freight, and many customers choose to buy and send their own shipping containers to Africa. In this guide we discuss some of the main reasons you may want to buy a shipping container for your export shipment to africa, and how [...]