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10 Cool Shipping Container Getaways for a Socially Distant Holiday

Thanks to coronavirus, most summer holidays will look a bit different this year.  The great British ‘Staycation’ is all the rage, and self-catering accommodation in the UK is more popular than ever. A holiday is about getting away from it all and experiencing a change of scene, so if we cannot travel as far as we’d like to, we can still look for somewhere unusual and exciting to stay. So instead of camping in a [...]

Alternatives to Side Opening Shipping Containers

20ft and 40ft side opening shipping containers open up along their full length. This makes them the most convenient option for easy-access storage. These are not commonly used for shipping and are produced in much smaller numbers than standard (end-opening) containers. Due to the additional engineering and strength required for the side opening door construction, these tend to be the higher priced option in their size (excluding some very specialised offshore containers), and are very [...]

1001 Uses for a Shipping Container #195: An Escape Room!

Escape Rooms have become increasingly popular in recent years.  The aim of the game is for a group of players to be locked into a themed room where they must face a number of challenges and work together to solve puzzles and collect clues to find a way out - it’s a little bit like the Crystal Maze but without Richard O’Brien. Escape Rooms have been popping up around the UK for a while.  They [...]

Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Shipping Container Man Cave Or She Shed

Man Caves” and “She Sheds” have been around for many years. For someone who has the extra space, they can be the perfect getaway right inside the house. A new trend, however, is to create that perfect getaway inside metal shipping containers. There are many reasons that customized shipping containers are becoming more and more popular, but here are a few of the main reasons:   Cost - Customised shipping container sanctuaries can be much cheaper [...]

Shipping Container Acoustics

Shipping Containers have found uses in recent times that their original designers could never have imagined! The humble steel boxes have become stylish houses, offices, mushroom farms and paintball kiosks, to name but a few. Here we look at a sample of the projects where shipping containers have been used for their acoustic properties. Budget Shipping Containers have been involved with some of these examples, other have been designed and built entirely by the user. [...]

Can you turn a shipping container into a workshop?

Shipping Containers can be converted to make the perfect workshop.  Workshops need to be secure, sturdy, and robust which makes a steel shipping container an ideal base to build one, without actually having to ‘build’ anything! During the coronavirus outbreak, we have received many enquiries from people who are stuck at home in lockdown needing workshop space.  Businesses and amateur enthusiasts alike are searching for new workshop space and they have identified shipping containers as [...]

1001 Uses for a Shipping Container #194: An Echo Chamber!

James Taylor, the American guitarist and singer-songwriter, is one of the best selling music artists of all time. He has sold over over 100 million records, won five Grammy awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has even been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama! Taylor is highly respected in the music industry as a 'genuine' musician, largely resisting electronic instruments and effects, preferring instead to [...]

Garden Offices for Home Working / Social Distancing

As Britain and the rest of the world start to think about getting back to normal after the Coronavirus lockdown we need to consider what the new ‘normal’ will look like. There is little doubt that there will be some major changes. Air travel may become more expensive and less accessible, retailing looks set to accelerate its march from the high street onto the internet, and businesses with large offices are looking for ways to [...]

London Shipping Container Lockdown Clearance Sale 2020

Shipping Container clearance deals in London and the Home Counties Covid-19 and the lockdown measures affected many businesses and supply chains, and continue to do so. At the start of the crisis there was a shortage of shipping containers, which forced the market price up significantly. The good news is that containers are now moving again, and we're expecting lots of stock to arrive in the coming weeks. To clear some space we're having a [...]

Side Opening Containers for Marine Filming Equipment Storage

When Marine Department needed a second side opening storage container they had a particular requirement and came to Budget Shipping Containers for a solution. As the only major container trader commonly offering both left handed and right handed side opening containers we were ideally placed to help. Despite the exact style of container they needed not being available we were able to modify a container to meet this customers needs. Shipping Containers for Specialist Storage [...]