Our range of one trip (new) 8ft shipping containers arrive in the UK from the far east and then get distributed to our nationwide depot locations.
The come as part of a ‘russian doll’ set starting with 2x 10fts linked back to back (to create the footprint of a 20ft) with a 9ft inside each 10ft, an 8ft inside each 9ft, a 7ft in side each 8ft and finally a 6ft inside each 7ft. Therefore only the 10fts will come with the ‘standard’ container height of 8’6” and standard width of 8′. All of the smaller units will be slightly smaller than the last height and width ways.
With a very high spec and if you are looking for long-term site storage then these are perfect if you have little space available. They typically come in green/blue (as pictured).
They offer excellent long term value and should last 20+ years with considerate use. For added protection against would be intruders, these containers come with factory fitted lock boxes. The lock box shields the padlock to prevent removal of the lock using a jemmy or bolt cutters. And the extra high locking handles make these containers easier to open when placed at ground level.
8ft shipping containers as with all other sizes can be used for general storage, farm storage and building site storage or they can be converted for a variety of uses such as security offices, smoking huts etc. Whereas a standard ISO 20ft container will come 8′ wide and 8’6” high externally an 8ft will come circa 6’7” wide and 6’7” high.
Being produced using Corten steel, these containers are corrosion resistant and they will develop a layer of rust over time, this appearance is caused by weathering that allows the surface to form its own protective layer caused by oxidisation of the surface. Weathering steel is quite often used in architecture, a good example being the Angel of the North near Gateshead.
They will come with a variety of floor options; standard marine ply, bamboo or varnished. but unfortunately it can sometimes be ‘what we have available and ready to go’ rather than specifics.
Prices vary based on geographical location and of course availability. With good notice on an order we can move stocks to where you need them for cheaper delivery costs (we wouldn’t run a container via road if we could send it via rail for half the price!).
Please be advised that these are sold as ‘one trip containers’ and are not brand new. All of our shipping containers are built in the factory in China or the far east and have done 1 trip into the UK since new. Some minor cosmetic wear may be evident from this initial trip. Minor dents and scrapes are reasonably common, as are tire marks inside your container where a fork lift truck or similar may have unloaded goods from inside the container.
All of our containers are checked over in our UK depots before sale, and are sold with our wind and watertight guarantees. You can read more on what wear we consider acceptable in our recent article what to expect from a one trip shipping container.