At Budget Shipping Containers we regularly buy back containers from customers sites. These buyback containers are taken into our depot and assessed. We then complete any repairs that need doing to return them to wind and watertight standard, and offer them for sale at a lower price than our standard stock (which is sourced directly from shipping lines). Being that bit older than our standard used options the total expected lifespan will be less, but our Buyback containers are covered by the same 12 month wind and watertight guarantee we offer with all containers, and this one is still expected to offer many years of good quality insulated storage. Typically we have only a small number of these available at any one time and, if suitable for your requirements, these can offer a significant saving over standard used, refurbished or one-trip containers.
This 20ft container has arrived into our East London depot in the last few days. We’ve given it a clean and tidy, repainted it internally and externally, and checked and repaired where needed. The walls of the container have been timber framed, and plasterboard lining installed over a layer of insulation. A lockbox is also included (usually an additional £50 +VAT).
Insulated containers have potential for a huge range of uses and possible conversions. This one could easily be adapted into a (very large) garden shed, a man-cave, motorbike/bicycle workshop, a home office or secure, dry storage for a remote or rural location. The insulation effectively controls condensation, so you will be able to store sensitive items such as paperwork, fabrics and textiles, animal feed or dry foods which may spoil in a non-insulated container.
20ft shipping containers are by far the most popular option for storage and domestic use. They can be transported on smaller vehicles than their 40ft counterparts, so can be delivered to sites that a full sized artic would not be able to access, and can be moved with a forklift or tractor. As all shipping containers they are built from Corten (COR-TEN A grade) steel, which is an anti-rust alloy. The surface rust that forms on the steel remains non-porous, so still protects the steel underneath. This helps these containers last a lot longer than wooden or non-Corten steel constructions.
This one is ready to deliver and could be used immediately as a workspace or storage unit, and would also make a great starting point for a project such as a garden room or workshop. It is also possible to install doors and windows, you will need to remove the internal panelling and insulation on any area you will work on before starting any hot works.
A used 20ft container finished to this specification from our London depot would typically be priced at over £2,500 + VAT*, so this represents a great saving if you are looking for an insulated shipping container.
*Prices for other examples vary by location and market fluctuations, correct April 2020