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Shipping Containers for Storage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic there has been a massive demand for protective face masks, sterile gloves and other items of personal protective equipment. The NHS is taking delivery of millions of these products on a daily basis, on top of huge demand from private individuals and businesses. These items tend to be lightweight but bulky, and hospitals and other large organisations have needed to find a lot of storage space to maintain their [...]

Emergency Storage for East Surrey Hospital to help fight Coronavirus

Shipping Containers providing secure storage for Redhill hospital As we all know the current Coronavirus pandemic has put huge pressure on health services across the world. In the UK the National Health Service has more than doubled the number of intensive care beds available, partly through the construction of the Nightingale and other temporary hospitals, with the rest being at existing regional hospitals. Every regional hospital has been working hard to increase capacity quickly, doing [...]

Shipping Containers for Social Distancing

As the country starts to consider life following the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses will be looking for ways to safeguard their workforce and customers as things start to return to normal. At the time of writing the timescale and steps towards normality are not clear, and it seems increasingly likely that some form of social distancing will be required for a considerable time, possibly months. Click and Collect Click and Collect allows customers to make [...]

Should I buy or hire a Shipping Container?

If you need a container for a short time period it may be an option to rent one (if you represent a limited company, charity or government body, unfortunately we cannot rent to individuals). Here we will look at factors to consider when considering if you should buy or rent a shipping container. Container Type Most containers available to hire are standard 20ft or 40ft used containers. These are supplied in wind and watertight condition, [...]

Shipping Containers in Warwickshire

We have supplied shipping containers to businesses in Warwickshire for various projects including storage containers, catering pods, and even a shipping container sound barrier! Our head office is in Wythall, on the outskirts of Birmingham (where we also have a depot) and the fact that Warwickshire lies in the heart of England, with easy access to the rest of the UK makes this a busy area for Budget Shipping Containers.  We can offer a quick [...]

Shipping Container Deliveries for Coronavirus or COVID-19

Budget Shipping Containers has seen an increase in demand for shipping containers that are being utilized for unique uses during the Coronavirus outbreak. At this time we are offering to prioritise deliveries for any essential industries including healthcare. All jobs for essential industries being taken on at present are being prioritised , this does mean any non- essential work may be put back or postponed at short notice to allow for priority works. Some shipping [...]

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Operational update.

23/03/2020, We will add updates to this post as relevant Operations and container deliveries at budget shipping containers Currently we are all working from home but have our office set up as close to normally as possible. We are open 08:30am-7pm as normal to assist with any container enquiries you may have. Our depots are open as normal and working. Some changes to the day to day operations are being implemented to allow for social [...]

Essential guide to setting up your home office (from a shipping container)

More people than ever are choosing to work for themselves.  Self-employment is a big step and setting up a new workplace is a huge cost for a new business, but it is important to set a clear boundary between your work life and your home life. Working from home might seem like a great idea, but unless you have a clearly designated workspace you may find that domestic life creeps into your work time. Housework, [...]

2nd Tier Options for Container Self Storage Yards

If you run a container storage yard using shipping containers, making best use of a potential 2nd tier of storage containers is an obvious expansion option. But many of our self storage yard clients find this 2nd tier much harder to rent out. In this article we discuss some of the 2nd tier storage options that we can offer for client and the pros and cons for each setup. Firstly - if you are new [...]

Customised 20ft Shipping Container with additional side doors, Grimsby

Bespoke Container Conversion for Lincolnshire based Stevedores We recently built this modified 20ft shipping container for Arthur Smith Grimsby, and they have kindly sent in some photos of the containers being delivered and installed. Arthur Smith Ltd are Stevedores, Port agent and freight forwarders based in Grimsby and Immingham, founded in 1936 they are one of the few remaining family names in the UK shipping industry. As stevedores, they need to handle and manage pretty [...]