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Are The Floors of Used Shipping Containers Contaminated? Chemical Contamination in used shipping containers.

Its a very popular question and is often discussed in online forums, is it safe to work inside or live inside a shipping container? In this guide we try to offer a lot of details and dispel some of the common myths surrounding this subject. Will a used shipping container floor have chemical contamination? The worry is that when shipping cargo, shipping containers do move some very nasty and hazardous chemicals at times. If these [...]

Fitting your Self-fit Shipping Container Insulation Kit

In this guide we show you the basic method for installing our shipping container insulation kits. This guide only relates to the shipping container kits we sell, there are a number of kits on the market and we are aware other kits may come differently made and setup. Not all insulation kits will be as well made or as easy to fit as ours. Our insulation kits are not the only option we offer, but [...]

Building a 30ft cut down shipping container

30ft shipping containers are very popular for a range of storage uses, but as an original shipping container they are extremely rare. For this reason the majority of 30ft we sell are made by cutting down a 40ft container. In this guide we show you whats involved with cutting down a 40ft container to 30ft long. Background 30ft Shipping containers are not in common use any more. The only 30fts still regularly used by the [...]

Growing mushrooms in shipping containers

Okay, so you might think an article about growing mushrooms in shipping containers is a little far-fetched? Well, what spurred us on to create this post was a short piece that was featured on Countryfile a few months ago. Following this, we looked in to how this was being done only to find the growing of mushrooms in shipping containers, well refrigerated shipping containers (as we discovered) wasn’t that far-fetched after all. The Countryfile feature [...]

Painting Your Own Shipping Container

Repainting Shipping Containers This guide aims to give an overview on shipping container repainting. If supplying a container we will offer a repaint in our yard before delivery, but once on your site the cost of moving it back to our depot for repainting would be prohibitive. Here we provide information and hints for those looking to repaint their own container. Why Paint my Shipping Container? Painting adds an extra level of protection between the [...]

Beginners guide to exporting shipping containers

This guide is intended as a basic introduction for anyone needing to export an amount of goods around the world that may equate to filling a shipping container. We cover a lot of the basic questions and offer some insider tips from the perspective of people who have worked within the industry. Care of a huge variety of goods and reasons to ship abroad, we can't promise this guide has everything covered for you. but [...]

Brexit Uncertainty in the Shipping Container Market

Update August 2019: Whilst this article was written and published before our first Brexit date in March, the contents and main conclusions of this article remain much the same.   With the date for Brexit date fast approaching, there is some reasonable uncertainty in the shipping container marketplace. Customers want to know if it's a good time to buy now or whether to delay their purchase until after Brexit. In this guide we aim to [...]

Flat Panel Doors on Refurbished Shipping Containers

This guide is intended to give you as much information as possible on the specification of our flat panel or easy open container door option - a regular option on our refurbished container range. Typically, we install a set of our flat panel doors when we produce refurbished shipping containers unless you specifically ask for the original cargo doors with your container. These are usually cheaper and easier to operate and the steel we use [...]

Building and Installing our Shipping Container Racking Kits

How to install our shipping container racking kits Our industrial grade shipping container racking and shelving kits are an extremely popular addition to our range of shipping containers. Designed into neat kits, these self build shelving units come with a massive 600 Kgs UDL (Uniformly Distributed Load) capacity per shelving unit. This is commonly 2-4x the capacity that other shipping container firms offer at a very similar overall price. In this guide we detail how [...]

Repurposing an old 20ft Shipping Container in Birmingham

Recently we took in this old and somewhat rough looking 20ft shipping container from a site in Birmingham city centre. Having been used for storage by the University for some years, this 20ft shipping container was still structurally sound and dry inside and this unit was a prime candidate for refurbishment. As with any shipping container that has been out on site for approx 10 years this container did have some minor defects. Rust on [...]