Budget Shipping Containers second widest 20ft container canopy is the huge 6m x 14m (the widest 20ft canopy being our whopping 6m x 17m shipping container canopy!) and of course, just like all our canopies, they are well designed, solid structures built and designed specifically for the UK market.
They allow the user a good amount of covered space for an exceptionally good price. Designed to be erected between two 20ft shipping containers these shelters can provide temporary or permanent covered areas for your site. As they should class as temporary structures they will usually require no planning permission to erect, and are straightforward to take down and move onto the next site if needed.
Made from 75mm square box sections our 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 wind and snow. The structure is built from easy to manage, and cost effective to replace, 2m sections. Allowing for cost effective ongoing maintenance. Whilst we don’t’ expect canopy parts to wear, we do recognise in many operational environments that ‘external forces’ may mean that sections do need repair or replacement 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.
When erected off two standard height 20ft shipping containers (8’6” high or 2590mm) this 14m wide canopy will stand 3300mm higher than the roofs of the containers at its tallest point offering a good 5890mm from the floor to the tip of the arch.
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 arrive in a circa 2 tonne steel cradle, you will require a forklift or suitable equipment to take thsi from our delivery truck.
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.
- 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.
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 roof structure can act as a sail in high winds. Its important to secure the whole structure, either by adding ballast into the shipping containers or ensuring your structure is well anchored. 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*
- Partial End Wall (D-Panel) to suit 14m canopy £1820.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall to suit 14m canopy £2630.00+ VAT additional
- Full End Wall with Zip Access Door* to suit 14m canopy £2940.00+ VAT additional
*14mtr zip up door is 6.5m wide x 4.5m high in the centre of the panel.