Building a 30ft cut down shipping container

30ft shipping containers are very popular for a range of storage uses, but as an original shipping container they are extremely rare. For this reason the majority of 30ft we sell are made by cutting down a 40ft container. In this guide we show you whats involved with cutting down a 40ft container to 30ft long. Background 30ft Shipping containers are not in common use any more. The only 30fts still regularly used by the [...]

Growing mushrooms in shipping containers

Okay, so you might think an article about growing mushrooms in shipping containers is a little far-fetched? Well, what spurred us on to create this post was a short piece that was featured on Countryfile a few months ago. Following this, we looked in to how this was being done only to find the growing of mushrooms in shipping containers, well refrigerated shipping containers (as we discovered) wasn’t that far-fetched after all. The Countryfile feature [...]

Painting Your Own Shipping Container

Repainting Shipping Containers This guide aims to give an overview on shipping container repainting. If supplying a container we will offer a repaint in our yard before delivery, but once on your site the cost of moving it back to our depot for repainting would be prohibitive. Here we provide information and hints for those looking to repaint their own container. Why Paint my Shipping Container? Painting adds an extra level of protection between the [...]

Secure Lithium-ion battery storage using converted shipping containers

We can convert shipping containers to provide safe and secure storage for large Lithium-Ion batteries that can be positioned away from main buildings. In this article we detail some of the considerations we factor in when converting a shipping container for Lithium-ion battery storage use, and some of the benefits when using a shipping container for this purpose. Lithium-ion or Li-on is the leading rechargeable battery chemistry that’s used in power tools and consumer devices [...]

Can I get my Storage Container re-certified for export use?

The CSC plate on my Shipping Container has expired. Can I get a new one? Can I get a new CSC plate on my shipping container is a very common request we get. You may have owned a shipping container for some months or years. You now have an export project and you would like to use this container to send your goods around the world. Yes this is possible, but it may or may [...]

Beginners guide to exporting shipping containers

This guide is intended as a basic introduction for anyone needing to export an amount of goods around the world that may equate to filling a shipping container. We cover a lot of the basic questions and offer some insider tips from the perspective of people who have worked within the industry. Care of a huge variety of goods and reasons to ship abroad, we can't promise this guide has everything covered for you. but [...]

Shipping Container Security Office

Purpose built security hut made from a shipping container May 2018 one of our customers Sir Robert Mcalpine asked for a purpose built security hut for one of their new sites in central London. As its a large and secure construction site they require a security hut for all staff and site visitors to pass through on their way in and out of site. Instead of making all visitors report to reception, the customer asked [...]

Shipping Container DJ Booth

Shipping Container converted into a DJ Stand In the summer of 2019 and we were asked to modify a used 20ft shipping container into a DJ stand. This isn't the first time we've been asked to do this, having previously supplied a shipping container for use as a storage container during winter and as a DJ stand during the summer for the Farr Festival in Hertfordshire. This latest project was for the world cup cricket [...]

Shipping Containers for Sale in South Wales

Shipping Containers for Sale in South Wales Thanks to increased demand from customers in South Wales, we have now begun storing new 20ft DV shipping containers in our Cardiff depot. Previously, we’ve delivered shipping containers in to South Wales from depots that are farther afield, making delivery costs in to places such as Newport, Port Talbot and Swansea a lot more expensive. Now with the capability to store our shipping containers in our Cardiff depot, [...]

Standard versus Premium repainting options for Shipping Containers

Repainting options for shipping containers Repainting a shipping container is a very popular request. We can repaint both new and used shipping containers in our network of UK depots. Some customers want a smarter used quality shipping container, and a repaint allows for this. Some customers have planning stipulations and want a specific colour to meet their planning application. Others may want the container to match closely their company colour(s) or branding. In this guide [...]