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10 uses for Shipping Containers you might not have thought of

Can you think of alternative uses for shipping containers? When you look at a shipping container you might just see a giant steel box that is used to move goods all around the world.  But look a bit harder and you will discover a whole list of other possibilities and uses for humble shipping containers that will make life a bit more organised, efficient, and more interesting. We know this might take a little bit [...]

How to use Shipping Containers to create memorable events

The global events industry has taken a huge knock in 2020 after COVID19 restrictions and social distancing prevented gatherings of large groups of people. Smaller events are beginning to open up again, and now the events industry faces a new challenge as event organisers and PR teams search for new ways to make their events not only safe but memorable for the right reasons. Here at Budget Shipping Containers, we have helped many events organisers [...]

The Best Places to Eat Out in a Shipping Container

Eat out to help out in a Shipping Container! Eating out has become a bit of a luxury in 2020.  After most of the world was placed into lockdown, bars, cafes, and restaurants across the UK were forced to close.  As our favourite places to eat began to reopen the UK Government even introduced a 50% discount scheme to encourage us to Eat Out to Help Out in August 2020! Although the campaign is almost [...]

How Can Shipping Containers Help Business Adapt After Coronavirus?

How businesses might adapt to a post-COVID world has become a popular topic for discussion recently, and at Budget Shipping Containers we have plenty of suggestions and expertise to advise business owners who might need to innovate with a new set up. Here we have some suggestions of businesses we have worked with, and some we have come across in real-life and online. Surf School equipment storage We made this discovery while enjoying a recent [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Should I buy or hire a Shipping Container?

If you need a container for a short time period it may be an option to rent one (if you represent a limited company, charity or government body, unfortunately we cannot rent to individuals). Here we will look at factors to consider when considering if you should buy or rent a shipping container. Container Type Most containers available to hire are standard 20ft or 40ft used containers. These are supplied in wind and watertight condition, [...]