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Shipping Container Security Office

Purpose built security hut made from a shipping container

May 2018 one of our customers Sir Robert Mcalpine asked for a purpose built security hut for one of their new sites in central London. As its a large and secure construction site they require a security hut for all staff and site visitors to pass through on their way in and out of site. Instead of making all visitors report to reception, the customer asked for doors to be fitted front and back of this unit so they can use this security cabin as a gateway in and out of site for all staff and visitors.

The customer will be fitting their own turnstyle and security desk inside the cabin to allow for people to be booked into site. We provided ply lining and insulation to help provide a comfortable working environment (without this the container may get extremely cold in winter and unbearably hot in summer months). We also installed one of our double glazed window units with lockable anti-vandal shutters – a good quality window unit in widely used in anti-vandal builds.

The doors used are our standard 10 point locking high security doors. They have 10 separate bolts that go from the door to the frame on all sides of the door, ensuring that anyone wanting to break in will need to expend a lot of effort and make a lot of noise – well beyond the scope of your average opportunist or teenage vandal.

To finish we gave this a repaint in the customers choice of colour giving the security hut a sleek, neat finish, and we added lifting eyes to enable delivery. Here are some picture of the outside of the completed security cabin container.

Recycling ethos helps customer achieve free upgrade on their security cabin

In this specific case the customer booked a container to be made from a used shipping container for best value. This is a very common setup for us and will offer a structure capable of lasting well over 10 years. However in this case the customer was very lucky that we have a spare 14ft long centre section cut from a new 40ft shipping container in our yard. Rather than cutting up a seperate section for this job we offered a free upgrade to a new container structure, meaning the customer gets a smarter, neater and longer lasting cabin unit that should easily offer a 20+ year lifespan with minimal to no maintenance.

Whilst we obviously can’t guarantee this for every customer, this is just one of the benefits gained from our ‘no waste’ policy where we aim to re-use every possible part and spare in our yard to both help the environment and our operational costs. As well as achieving a cost saving we’ve helped the customer get a better quality unit for no extra cost – a real win win for everyone concerned. Upcycling and recycling doesn’t need to cost a premium or offer a quality reduction when its built into our everyday processes.

Self contained, free standing security cabins for your site

With a network of 16 depots nationwide and many lifetimes of experience upgrading, refurbishing and converting shipping containers, if you need a security office for your site or similar then we can help.

We can offer customised designs, allowing for doors and window to be mounted where you need in the container, allowing your to design a unit that work best with your specific site. Doors can even be hinged as you request (hinges can be mounted on the left or right, doors can open inwards or outwards as required). With our electrics you can also specify the number of plug sockets, lights, heaters and other fittings and these can also be mounted exactly where you need within the container.

It may sound like this level of customisation comes at a hefty premium but this is rarely the case. If we have a similar spec unit available from used stock we will always suggest it as that may offer an overall saving if workable for you – but our made to order units are quite often very competitive and often sometimes cheaper than ‘off the shelf’ pre-built units that may not offer the specs and flexibility you need.

The bespoke build options worked well for this customer as it does with many others. It also allows you to decide exactly where each door, window or even the electrical connections are placed, allowing you get a converted shipping container that is purpose built for your specific use.

As we will nearly always have a local depot to you you are assured that we can keep the transport and delivery costs as low as possible. Our network of delivery vehicles have hiab cranes fitted allowing for us to lift shipping containers off on site and drop them on the floor. 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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