Budget Shipping Containers 6m x 10m container canopies are well designed and solid structures. Built and designed for the UK market they allow the user a good amount of covered space at an exceptionally good price. Designed to be erected between two 20ft shipping containers these shelters can provide temporary or permanent covered working or storage spaces for your location. As these are temporary structures they will usually be exempt from any planning permission, and they are straightforward to take down and move onto a new site if needed.
Excellent for a wide range of workshop or warehouse solutions, these can offer temporary or semi-permanent options for a wide range of sites and uses. The shipping containers to each side can easily be adapted to offer offices, or we can add roller shutters or additional sets of doors into the side of shipping containers to allow for secure tool storage or other secure storage options. Electrics and lighting can very easily be fitted as required.
Made from 75mm square box sections these canopies are the strongest ones we’ve found on the current UK market. The circular roof design provides additional strength in high winds and allows for snow loading, and the entire structure is built from easy to replace 2m sections. Allowing for cost effective ongoing maintenance or easy replacements if a part or section takes a knock over time.
We can also provide an assembly service (at additional cost) however the majority of our customers to date have taken on their own build. Building will require minimum 3 people and you will require the capacity to work safely at heights. You will need to be able to lift components such as the roof arches as high as 8 metres on our largest canopies whilst building. (all heights quoted on this page assume you are building your canopy on top of an 8ft 6 high or standard height shipping container.
When erected off two standard height 20ft shipping containers (8’6” high or 2590mm) this 10m wide canopy will stand 2800mm higher than the roofs of the containers at its tallest point offering a good 5390mm from the floor to the tip of the arch.
You can add additional height to this canopy structure by building it on top of high cube containers which are 1ft / 30cm taller than a standard container, or for very high structures these can be built on top of stacked shipping containers. (you will of course need suitable equipment for working at the height for your build, we also recommend to use our heavy duty 50 tonne interlocks if stacking any containers)
Basic Assembly Considerations.
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 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 be delivered in a single steel cradle which may weigh up to 2 tonnes. You will require a suitable forklift or similar to take this off our delivery lorry.
Specialist equipment required
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.(based on the canopy being mounted on an 8ft 6 high shipping container)
- 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.
How will these container canopies perform with UK weather.
Built originally by an Australian engineering company, these shelters have been modified and adapted to meet UK and EU legislation and have been in wide use across Europe for some years. We’ve met a number of canopy companies over the years and this is the best quality build we have met to date.
In terms of general maintenance its important that the canopy cover remains tightly tensioned at all times. The canopy will not split or fail in high winds, but the circular roof structure can act as a sail. for this reason its important to secure the whole structure, either by anchoring the containers or by adding ballast into the shipping containers. We recommend periodic inspections to ensure the canopy remains well tensioned.
Door and end Wall Options
These canopies can come with a wide range of end wall options.
We can offer fully closed end walls, partial end walls or Dee panels (covered from the level of the container roof line upwards) and we can offer a zip-up end wall which allows for access wia a heavy duty zip opening*
Custom door options are available if you have a very specific use that needs it. please contact us if you have any special requirements
- Partial End Wall to suit 10m canopy £1700.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall to suit 10m canopy £2425.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall with Zip Access Door* to suit 10m canopy £POA*
Full end wall options are all based on standard height (8ft 6 high) shipping containers.
*10mtr zip up door is 6.5m wide x 4.5m high in the centre of the panel.