Expand your Warehousing or Storage quickly and at low cost
Spike in demand? Need additional space to store goods ready for transport? Cheap, mobile and flexible solutions can be found with our range of shipping container canopies.
Cost Effective Temporary Structures
If you’re struggling for warehouse space to cope with peaks in demand, looking to save money by buying larger than usual shipments of product, or building a new facility that just won’t be ready in time, then our shipping container canopies are a perfect solution. They can be dismantled and moved to a new location for reassembly and are excellent as temporary structures or as an extension to your covered space to help deal with seasonal peaks in demand, or managing various projects across different sites as may be required. The containers themselves provide a large amount of secure storage conveniently located right next to your work space,
Each canopy is designed to fit on top of shipping containers, can be 20ft or 40′ long, work with standard height (8ft 6″) containers or high cube (9ft 6″ high) containers, and the containers can even be double stacked to provide the largest possible internal volume.
PVC Shipping Container Canopy Range
Our PVC shipping container canopies start at £2100 +VAT for a 20ft canopy. When installed on standard height containers this provides a covered area of up to 52sq m. Height at the centre would be 5.75m, plenty of headroom for a large bull Giraffe – or indeed anything smaller than a Giraffe. When used with double stacked containers height becomes 5.18m at the lowest point, rising to well over 8m in the centre. A 40ft PVC canopy over double stacked containers would easily accommodate 3 40ft HGV trailers with plenty of room around each one for loading or unloading.
HDPE Shipping Container Canopy Range
Our HDPE canopy options offer greater strength and come with a long (5 year) warranty against general wear and tear. Starting at £4650 +VAT for a 6m canopy to fit between 2 x 20ft containers these canopies are very high quality structures that will serve you well for years to come. The widest canopies in this range come in at a whopping 20m wide, a 20m canopy between 2 40ft containers will give you a huge 240sq m of workspace, between stacked containers this would easily accommodate 20 Ford Focus’s with room to spare! These canopies can be linked together to form even larger structures, the 24m x 20m structure pictured could fully cover 50 Ford Focus’s! The cost for such a structure, including the 4 shipping containers (used) would come in under £60k + delivery +VAT. Should you decide to move it 50 miles down the road in 10 months or 10 years time you can do so for around £10,000 or less, including all labour and transport costs, and could be done in a few days if required.
Shipping Container Options
The shipping containers are more than just supports for the structure, they can be used for secure storage for tools and equipment, and with a few modifications can become office space, a canteen, sleeping accommodation, viewing gallery or any other requirement you may have. We are very happy to talk through these options and find the best possible configuration for your needs.
With our network of container conversion yards spanning the UK we can very easily customise any conversion to fit your specific needs.
Container Canopy Installation
You will need to place the shipping containers at the correct widths before starting to build the canopy and the containers must be perfectly parallel. If there is a 6 metre gap between the containers at one and and a 5.5 metre gap at the other end, you will not be able to correctly fit the canopy.
The shipping containers should also be as level as they can with each other. – this is advised for basic container operation and is essential with a canopy on the top too! There is some give in the design for a slight slope but you should plan to have these on a flat, level base.
The canopy will arrive in a circa 2 tonne steel cradle, you will require a forklift or suitable equipment to take this from our delivery truck.
Specialist equipment required to build our container canopies
To build this canopy you will require:
- Access to welder or fabricator
- Forklift or telehandler with 8m lift capable of working on the ground on and around your canopy.
- Safe working at height equipment min 6 metres high, eg a scissor lift capable of working on the ground where your shelter is being built.
- Angle Grinder with cutting and grinding blades
- Minimum 3 people required to build.
Step by step assembly instructions are included with each purchase including a complete list of tools needed. The above are the major specialised items that a lot of customers may not have access to. ALl working heights quoted above are based on building the canopy on a single story standard height (8ft 6 high) shipping container. If building on taller or stacked containers you will need to adjust your max working heights accordingly.
A cheap, temporary or permanent, flexible solution
So, if you are running a supply organisation, be it Ford Focus’s or Giraffes, consider these options when your capacity is stretched. You can assemble a working warehouse facility in only a few days if that’s what you need, provide extra capacity at your existing site, or increase productivity by providing shelter where works may have been delayed due to weather otherwise.
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).