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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 [...]

Could I live in a Shipping Container?

As our ‘1001 things to do with a shipping container’ feature shows, you really can do pretty much anything with a trusty shipping container.  These big metal boxes are incredibly versatile, and we enjoy helping our customers to re-purpose and re-furbish them into something brand new – and the more unique the project, the better! A question we are often asked is “Could I live in a shipping container?” Perhaps it’s the rise of home [...]

20ft Shipping Container converted into Catering Pod for Studley High School Warwickshire

September 2019 and we are very proud to have helped with the conversion of a one trip 20ft shipping container for Studley High School in Warwickshire. In this case study we look at what was done with the conversion and how it helped our customer achieve great value and better earnings from this unit. Located only a few miles from our Wythall head office, Stuldey High School is based in the centre of the town [...]

Secure Lithium-ion battery storage using converted shipping containers

We can convert shipping containers to provide safe and secure storage for large Lithium-Ion batteries that can be positioned away from main buildings. In this article we detail some of the considerations we factor in when converting a shipping container for Lithium-ion battery storage use, and some of the benefits when using a shipping container for this purpose. Lithium-ion or Li-on is the leading rechargeable battery chemistry that’s used in power tools and consumer devices [...]

Can I get my Storage Container re-certified for export use?

The CSC plate on my Shipping Container has expired. Can I get a new one? Can I get a new CSC plate on my shipping container is a very common request we get. You may have owned a shipping container for some months or years. You now have an export project and you would like to use this container to send your goods around the world. Yes this is possible, but it may or may [...]