Secure Bike Storage in a Bespoke Shipping Container

It has been just over a year since Budget Shipping Containers provided a custom made 27ft refurbished shipping container for Unique, a part of the Limited Edition Cycling Club and, because the custom length build jobs just keep coming, thought it was only fair to give them a little thank you shout out!

Founded in October 2010, Limited Edition Cycling is a cycling club in the Greenwich and Bexley area with a mission to encourage cycling in all its forms and to encourage the individual cyclist to reach their own unique cycling goals. Unique, as their name suggests, specialises in the more ‘unique’ bicycles for individuals with difficulties riding a conventional bike. The cycles are large, expensive and of course unique! Therefore they needed somewhere secure and wind/water tight to keep them. Always on hand with different options and customisations available, Budget Shipping Containers offered a 27ft custom length unit and delivered it just in time for their big opening!

Unique were working to a tight space which really needed a 27ft shipping container (which as you container buffs will know isn’t a standard size) with 20fts and 40fts being the industry standard this 27ft refurbished shipping container was made by chopping down a 40ft shipping container, fitted with a newly constructed set of flat panel doors and was repainted the clients choice of colour. Overall looks very swish!

As above, refurbished custom length shipping containers are made from cutting larger used containers down to size and repainting them. Individual specifications will vary from one depot to another, as will prices. While the width (8ft) and height (8’6” & 9’6”) will remain the same, the length is entirely up to you. Typically, 10ft, 20ft, 30ft and 40ft are the most cost effective lengths to go for, but all lengths in-between are possible. As most of our custom length shipping containers are made from second hand containers, the cosmetics of the original container will vary (prior to them being cut and repainted), so you can expect some dents, creases and repairs to the container chassis, but you are assured of a structurally sound, wind and water tight container with a fresh look – see our guarantee & returns policy. However, the base container (i.e. what we start with) is entirely up to you! We have a good range of used, nearly new and new/one trip shipping containers available from almost every depot nationwide. As shown below with our four new/one trip custom 34ft containers we just made in Newcastle Upon Tyne – very tidy indeed!

new custom made 34ft shipping containers
new custom made 34ft shipping containers

All refurbished units come repainted in your choice of basic colour externally and will come with a neutral colour internally, that’s standard.

New one trip containers will come typically in blue or green externally with a neutral colour internally. Of course we customise further by completely repainting the container in you choice of basic RAL colour. We can fit extra doors, security shutter windows or even completely line and insulate the unit reducing condensation build up and temperature fluctuations.

All containers will come checked and repaired, guaranteed structurally sound, wind & water tight and include lock boxes (padlock covers) as standard on each set of cargo doors (whether you have the ends doors as standard or want us to fit more in the side!)

We’d like to say a big thanks to Michelle Campion and the guys at Limited Edition Cycling for the photos and kind words previously left on our website reviews section. Hope everything is still going well! 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, which also includes our ranges of flat pack sheds, container canopies and more. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 7pm 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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