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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Operational update.

23/03/2020, We will add updates to this post as relevant Operations and container deliveries at budget shipping containers Currently we are all working from home but have our office set up as close to normally as possible. We are open 08:30am-7pm as normal to assist with any container enquiries you may have. Our depots are open as normal and working. Some changes to the day to day operations are being implemented to allow for social [...]

Essential guide to setting up your home office (from a shipping container)

More people than ever are choosing to work for themselves.  Self-employment is a big step and setting up a new workplace is a huge cost for a new business, but it is important to set a clear boundary between your work life and your home life. Working from home might seem like a great idea, but unless you have a clearly designated workspace you may find that domestic life creeps into your work time. Housework, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 CSTA and what does membership mean for our customers

In 2019, we joined the Container Traders and Innovators Association (CTIA), which evolved into the CSTA (Container Self-Storage and Traders Association). This is 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 [...]

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?  [...]

12 Small businesses you can start from a Shipping Container

Will 2020 be the year that you grab the bull by the horns and make your dream of owning a business a reality? Starting a business is an exciting yet daunting prospect with many factors to consider. A key decision you will need to make is choosing business premises. Whether you are a retailer looking to open your first outlet, a coffee connoisseur taking that giant step towards owning a coffee shop, or if you [...]

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

We will be closed from Wednesday December 25th 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020. We will be open on the 23rd and 24th of December to assist with enquiries although we may not be in a position to provide a full quotation as most of the depots and haulier’s will be closed. 23rd-24th December - OPEN 08.30am – 05.00pm 25th December to 1st January - CLOSED 2nd January onwards, open as usual 08.30am – 7.00pm [...]