Got some spare yard space at your workplace, factory or yard? A lot of our customers have come up with some clever ways to utilise unused yard space which can help them stretch more from their operation, or help them earn additional income from the corner of their yard which was otherwise siting unused. Here are some neat ideas to help you make the most from your spare yard space
Self storage rentals
A fantastic long term investment, especially if you already have the land.
A one trip (new) shipping container offers superb long term value and maintains a good resale value as well as looking nice and smart. Prices do vary with the market and total price will also depend on your geography, but a typical customer will by new containers for around £2000 each, and you can rent them out for £1250-2500 annual rent depending on location and rental terms.
The shipping container itself will likely last 10-20 years with minimal maintenance and although it will loose around half of its value on day one, it will then hold its value very well for the next 10-15 years.
For many customers with spare yard space they already have a secure yard so no extra capital outlay is required. You don’t necessarily need a massive number of containers to make this system work.
Below are some pictures taken from Brettell Brothers in Stourbridge. With a perfect location easily accessible from large number of surrounding industrial and residential properties, self storage rentals were an obvious way to go.
This yard isn’t huge and only has space for a total of around 8 shipping containers. This is no bad thing as the site owners know they won’t be inundated with day to day traffic for the containers which may otherwise hamper their factory operation, they can even afford to be choosy over who they have into their facility. Running a small self storage operation is a nice and easy means to maximise the earnings from under utilised yard space and with a small number of containers means you aren’t spending significant time and effort to manage the operation.
If your looking for a self storage unit in the Stourbridge area, or if you need any high quality British made iron gates, railings or similar please call Anthony (Brettell Brothers) on 07722 913 220.
Make the most of your warehouse space with stackable storage
Here are some great example pictures from Southern Sheeting Supplies of East Grinstead.
Having been awarded the sole UK licence to distribute the Scandic Roofart Rainwater System, Southern Sheeting Supplies needed significant additional storage space at very short notice. We were able to deliver the units within a few days and stack them as part of the installation process. Utilising our heavy duty interlocks ensuring the containers are held firm. These 5 staked containers now store the full range of metal guttering with the faster moving products in the bottom containers and the slow moving stock in the top ones.
The flexibility of the new containers means they aren’t tying up valuable space inside their main warehouse and as the Roofart metal guttering range grows in popularity the container requirements grow with it!
We would like to thank both Brettel Brothers of Stourbridge and Southern Sheeting supplies both for their custom and more importantly being a pleasure to work with.
And if you need any any metal roofing sheets, cladding materials or metal guttering we suggest clicking this link to go through to the southern sheeting supplies website.
Additional workshops, sheds, barns and covered work-spaces
Got a larger empty patch of land you want to utilise? Our shipping container canopies can be the perfect options for a smart, professional and very cost effective covered workspace.
These canopies can offer up to 8.4 meters of covered space between two 20ft or 40ft shipping containers. The containers can be double stacked to give extra height and we can custom build longer options should you need a 60ft, 80ft or 200ft long structure (any multiple of 20ft long can be made!)
These can come with a variety of end panels and door options and we have customer using them for workshops for large industrial vehicles, storage units / mini warehouses and painting bays.
These canopies are built from 2 metre sections meaning parts can easily be replaced if they are damaged,
As the UKs largest supplier of shipping container canopies we have the experience to help deal with a wide range of enquiries. They come as a self build options but we can also provide a crew to install these for you, They can be taken down, moved and rebuilt with relative ease (when considering other similar sized structures) and we can also add branding to the covers if required.
And of course you have the 2 containers at each side which can add secure storage for a covered workshop space if required
You can see more info on our canopies including a brief video on our container canopy product page
Additional office spaces and work stations
Outgrowing your office? We can offer containerised office units; a 20ft office unit can comfortably fit up to 4 people working inside and we have used and refurbished office units available from as little as £2500 + VAT plus delivery.
For a smarter option we can build you a bespoke brand new office unit with doors, windows, lights and plug sockets exactly where you want them, you can even specify interior wall paneling, insulation and floor materials to use to give you the finish you want. Ball park figures for a 20ft new build office run at £5-6000 + VAT but prices will of course vary a lot with the exact specification you want. Some example pictures of previous refurbished office conversion are shown below (these pictures are taken from 2 different sized units we did and these pictures aren’t all taken from the same container)
These self contained units should negate the need for planning permission as they are temporary structures and have no foundations (we make no guarantees though – always check first as different councils and Councillors can take a different view to each other at times). They may be exempt from additional business rates for the same reason. They can of course be moved very easily should your site move, develop or otherwise change, and we can of course stack these office units on top of a bottom row of storage containers to help you maximise what you can do with the available free space in your yard. We even have the staircases to allow you to access a top row of containers.
Budgetshippingcontainers.co.uk 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).