2020

Cutting room made from a used 40ft Shipping Container

November 2019, we have just finished this 40ft cutting room conversion for MIDDAS Interior Solutions. MIDDAS are one of the leading producers of demountable modular partitioning systems, suspended and walk-on ceiling systems and composite steel door sets. This was a bespoke design and build to the customers specifications. If needed we can make more units like this for other customers, but we can easily modify the design for individual setups and uses as required. For [...]

Shipping Container Price rises expected due to Coronavirus fall out.

Coronavirus has been all over the news recently as its impacts are felt globally. Whilst people always take a priority, the impact on global trade and the shipping market in general is being discussed a lot less in the media. So what has been happening in China which may impact shipping container availability and prices?: Coronavirus and the Chinese logistics operations. The Chinese government effectively 'extended' the Chinese new year celebrations and stopped people returning [...]

New Vs Used Shipping Containers

Whether you need a shipping container for storage, export, or an exciting container conversion project, one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to buy a New or Used Container. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and your decision will most likely depend on what you plan to with your shipping container. New Shipping Containers The term ‘New’ may be misleading because it doesn’t mean you are [...]

Container Bar and Concession Stands for DEPOT Cardiff

Shipping Containers Converted for Bar and food service use. Shipping containers converted for bar and food service use is nothing new. We've already been lucky enough to have been involved in a range of projects including supplying shipping containers that later became the Singha Beer Street Bar plus cladded outdoor bar units for London pubs, cafe units for paintball centers and outdoor adventure sites such as Battlesports Gloucester, as well as our favorite circa £3k [...]

What is an Easy Open Shipping Container Door?

Budget Shipping Containers are one of the few major shipping container retailers in the UK that provides customers with the most extensive range of shipping container options and modifications to such. Easy open shipping containers have been in circulation for a few years, and in this post we highlight the differences between an easy open shipping container door, and a standard shipping container doors. So first before we look at the easy open door, lets [...]

8 unexpected uses for shipping containers

They were once used as secure and watertight steel boxes to transport goods across the world’s oceans.  Today the humble shipping container has taken on a second identity as a versatile and customisable canvas for many unexpected uses. If you are a follower of our popular Facebook series ‘#1001 Uses for a Shipping Container’, you will know that we are always on the look out for innovative uses for shipping containers. We have certainly found [...]

What is CTIA and what does membership mean for our customers

In 2019, we joined the Container Traders and Innovators Association (CTIA).  The international trade body for our industry. We thought it would be useful for our customers for us to provide some information about the organisation. In this post we set out how it operates and who runs it - and, if necessary, to indicate to our clients how they can check or validate our CTIA membership. This article also explains why we believe this [...]

2020: the year of the Shipping Container Man Cave

Man Cave (noun) A room or other part of a home used by a man as a place to relax and pursue hobbies away from the rest of the family. January is a time for fresh starts, spring cleaning and new projects.  It’s the time when husbands across the country are told to sort out their stuff and stop cluttering the house.  If you are running out of space indoors, where can you put everything?  [...]

Are The Floors of Used Shipping Containers Contaminated? Chemical Contamination in used shipping containers.

Its a very popular question and is often discussed in online forums, is it safe to work inside or live inside a shipping container? In this guide we try to offer a lot of details and dispel some of the common myths surrounding this subject. Will a used shipping container floor have chemical contamination? The worry is that when shipping cargo, shipping containers do move some very nasty and hazardous chemicals at times. If these [...]