Guide to Container Offices

Shipping Container Offices or Anti-Vandal offices are commonly made to order in our network of UK depots. They can be used for temporary or semi-permanent site offices, for building sites, yards and industrial units. They are also popular for garden offices, beauty salons, hobby rooms, man caves, workshops or even a spare room!

This range of converted shipping containers are classed as a temporary structure and should be exempt from both planning permission and additional business rates for a commercial or industrial customers.

We have a wide range of container office options as detailed below. We would be happy to discuss what is best for your needs!

Basic Container Offices

Our basic shipping container offices are ideal for remote office requirements and can be modified to your specification to suit your needs. As standard they come as a basic, no frills office unit. They are made to order and can be produced from a used or one-trip container depending on your budget and specification. They are insulated and lined internally, and include electrics, a personnel door and window as standard. The standard specification keeps the overall cost as low as possible. These offices can be used straightaway as they are and are supplied ready to ‘plug and play’.

Premium Container Offices

Our premium container offices are made to order and include wipe-clean melamine walls, insulation, vinyl flooring, electrics, personnel door and window(s) as standard. They are made from one-trip containers and are ideal for locations where they will be on show or used by your customers. These offices can be modified to your specification and are suitable for remote office locations, home working facilities or temporary site offices.

New Container Offices

A new container office offers maximum security, flexibility and looks. We make these to order, and you can specify exactly where you want any doors, windows, electrical sockets or any other fittings or fixtures, offering a genuinely bespoke build. You can even specify what materials you want used, what colour you want it painted, where you want the power input, and in the event you need them we are fitting sinks or toilets, where you need the water input and waste output pipe! We can also fit internal partitions to make a half office and half storage container, and we can add a small kitchen with sink and hot and cold water to make a basic break room / welfare unit if needed.

See new office containers or contact us to discuss your exact requirements.

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Used Container Offices

Used Container Office

The used container offices offer a cheap and cheerful option with less flexibility (the door and window configurations available will be limited to ‘whatever we have in stock’ at the time of your enquiry). These containers will commonly have some dents on the exterior and some wear and tear. All electrics are professionally checked over, and we can customise if needed with new flooring, internal wall panelling or other fittings which can be altered as you require. The outside is given a fresh repaint in your choice of basic marine grade paint colour and all units are offered with our 12-month guarantee.

See our container offices section for current availability.


Cladded Container Offices

Timber clad container offices are becoming more and more popular as they look exceptionally smart and are ideal if you don’t want a shipping container on display. Made from either a new or used shipping containers these offer fantastic quality, value and a superb cosmetic finish. Cladded offices are all made to order which gives the customer a huge capacity to customise or alter the specification to order. Customisations may include secure serving hatches (for coffee or ice cream stands or similar), remote alarms, additional electrical points, different internal wall or flooring materials, skylights, roller shutters and more.

Flat Pack Container Offices

Flat pack container offices come lined and insulated and (if necessary) can include an electrics kit. The individual panels are easy to carry – so they are great for sites that are inaccessible for a large vehicle, or for someone who needs a mobile office but doesn’t want the expense of a big truck every time it needs moving around. These Flatpack units have been improved and now include stronger side wall panels, larger windows, and rounded die-cast aluminium roof corners and they can now be stacked on top of each other to increase space in areas with a limited footprint (additional stacking kit required).

See the full range of flat pack containers we have available.

Jackleg Cabins

As an alternative option we have a wide range of jackleg cabins of different sizes. All made brand new to order in the UK, meaning there is a high degree of customisation you can apply for any specific use. These are high quality units ideal for a range of temporary and semi-permanent offices or site facility units. These are also all available in 12ft wide options if needed as well, subject to suitable access at your site for delivery, and subject to slight additional costs. Popular for offices, these are also an idea for temporary classrooms, kitchen facilities, First aid rooms, security posts welfare cabins and break rooms. We can also offer these as kiosks, food service units or concession stands. Built as new items, these are capable of offering many years of quality use with minimal maintenance. everything sold is covered by our 12 months guarantee against leaks or naturally occurring defects.

Pitched Cabins

These standalone pitched cabins are a top quality single unit with a high range of potential uses. Made to order in the UK, these can come in a range of different sizes, and built to nearly any spec you may want. These have proven to be very popular as Home Offices, Garden Rooms, Studios or Small commercial units (Beauty Salon, Barbers, Florist, Gym, and plenty more options). These cabins can come 8-12ft wide, and from 12ft long to 40ft long. As these are built from scratch, you can specify where you want doors, windows and even internal fixtures and fittings (e.g. a sink unit can go where you want, we can build internal partitions to make multiple rooms inside this cabin. You can even specify where you want electrical points fitted to marry up with equipment you intend to install later on. The high degree of customisation means there is a near infinite range of possibilities for your final cabin or your solution for your site. Whilst we show some examples of finished units we’ve done for other customers in our images, there are many more options as we can design this to order for you. offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

If you need a shipping container feel free to browse our online range of shipping containers for sale. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 5pm weekdays and our team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can use our online shipping container quote form or request a telephone callback. In both cases we aim to get back to you within 1-2 working hours (may take longer for more detailed quotes).

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