Shipping Container with a personnel door added for Northamptonshire Primary School

Shipping Containers for UK Schools

We supply shipping containers to many schools and colleges across the country needing extra storage. This one was for Queen Eleanor Primary Academy in Northampton and was wanted to provide an extension to the kitchen, housing the dishwasher and other equipment to free up valuable space elsewhere.Door Shipping Container InternalContainer DoorsDoor Shipping Container

Fitting Doors into Shipping Containers

The school opted to have a high security steel personnel door added for easier access to the container without using the cargo doors, which it felt could be too cumbersome for pupils and/or staff. Shipping container cargo doors are heavy and can be stiff, so it can be well worth considering an alternative entrance depending on who will be using it.

When we fit personnel doors to a container we always use high-security steel personnel doors. They can have the hinges on either side and open inwards or outwards, whatever works best for your site layout. When ordering a container with a door added we’ll send you a plan so you can show us exactly how you need the door to operate.

20ft Container sideCondition of used shipping containers

The school opted for a refurbished container and were lucky to receive an extremely good example. Used containers have typically had 15 years or so at sea and carry lots of dents and creases in the metalwork as a result. This particular one must have had a relatively easy life, the corrugated steel was very straight and, once repainted, the container looked like new! When we supply used containers they are to guaranteed standards. They will be wind and watertight, the doors will work and the floor will be solid. We don’t guarantee cosmetics – as long as the container is serviceable, the number of dents and dinks is irrelevant. Whilst all containers we sell will meet these standards as a minimum, the cosmetic condition of containers may vary considerably from one to the next. We cannot select individual containers for customers so there’s an element of luck in how good your container will look, Queen Eleanor’s School were particularly lucky with this one!

When we refurbish a shipping container it has a security lockbox fitted and is repainted in either green or blue (other colours are available, some will cost extra). This one is in blue RAL5013, which is one of our most popular colour options. We expect it’ll be serving the pupils of Queen Eleanor’s for many years to come. 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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