Shipping Container PVC Canopy 40ft (12m long x 8m wide)

  • Fantastic value covered space
  • Can be erected atop any original 40ft shipping container and double stacked containers.
  • Built from galvanised heavy duty 60mm steelwork with 50mm galvanised bracings
  • Heavy duty 520gsm fire retardant PVC cover meets and exceeds BS 7837:1996
  • Made from max 2m steelwork sections allowing for easy & economical maintenance
  • Cover also supplied in 2m sections allowing for cost effective replacement if damaged
  • Self build instructions provided, or installation service also available at additional cost

Dee Panel and End Panel

  • Made from the same 520gsm Fire retardant PVC covering.
  • The end panel is adjustable to fit with different container sizes
Price from: £4,700.00 +VAT

How to Order

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Product Description

Fancy a load more space than a shipping container can give? A shipping container canopy can either be self built or we can provide a team to come out and install it for you. With this option container space can cost as little as 40 pence per cubic foot and so offers a great way to get a lot of space, fast! The list of possible applications is almost endless, from a temporary barn or bus depot, workshops, painting bays, event stages the list goes on.

The shipping container canopy (or container awning) structure is designed to be easily built and dismantled and can be used for temporary or semi-permanent requirements. It is built out of max 2m sections that can be easily and cost effectively replaced in the event of damage and has been designed and brought to market by a company specialising in farmers polytunnels, so they are very experienced with similar structures.

The framework is built from heavy duty 60mm steelwork with galvanised finish, with a heavy duty 520gsm fire retardant PVC covering that meets and exceeds BS 7837:1996.

You can see a brief 2 minute video showing our canopies in action here:

The shipping container canopy roof rises to 2580mm above the height of the containers on which it is installed, giving a total height of 5180mm at the centre if using standard size containers, 5480mm if using high cube containers. These container canopies offer a maximum 8 metre span between the 2 shipping containers.

You can also add these shipping container canopies to double stacked shipping containers – when using high cubes this can give you a massive amount of clearance from the floor to just the bottom of the canopy; and with double decker buses running at 14-15ft high most operations will be hard pushed to struggle with that sort of space capacity under these canopies!

Also these are now available with an end frame cover and ‘D’ panel options to allow for a more enclosed space.

Design Variations

The canopy pictured in the main product image, and in the below image, will likely be the type of canopy you’ll receive (the new rounded version).
green shipping container canopies
We have recently altered the specification slightly to the rounded version rather than the peaked version to help with frost and snow removal in colder months. The main image also shows a grey cover atop the canopy, just to clarify this is not included.
The only included parts unless state otherwise are the white canopy and framework.
Speaking of colours you may notice the canopies pictures on the left are green. We can offer specific coloured canopies at an additional charge but they are ideal if you want them to blend in with the surroundings or match company colours for example.
White as standard but also available in black, dark blue, dark green, red, yellow and translucent. The extra colours will incur a premium charge but worth a mention we cannot guarantee shade matching. for example it will be a ‘dark green’ as pictured but we cannot be specific what exact shade of green it will be.


For installation you will firstly require a good flat base to build on. You will require a cherry picker or similar platform for working at heights is needed and the canopy comes with complete instructions for self-assembly. For your first canopy we suggest a crew of 3 people should have it done in 2 days. The canopy and the containers must all be on a flat, level base without gradient. If this is not possible we suggest you will need to support the base of each shipping container to ensure the containers are level with each other to provide a flat base for the shipping container canopy structure to sit on. If the containers are not level the canopy itself will not be able to sit properly on the containers.

Much like a farmers polytunnel, we do suggest to plan for small amounts of ongoing maintenance on your shipping container canopy, an annual check over and perhaps ordering more parts if any have got damaged from high winds or from contact with plant. For this reason building your own canopy in the first instance is a handy idea as it will mean you easily able to maintain the canopy.

We can supply a team to come and install the shipping container canopy for you, this is a 3 man 2-3 day job and costs will vary depending on mileage. Method statements and risk assessments are available in advance, and our fitters have cherry picker licences that can also be made available for inspection on request.

Because of its range of uses across many industries we have canopies to fit both 20ft and 40ft containers, please contact us for more information.We are able to offer longer canopy structures on request – but the canopy must always sit on 20ft or 40ft shipping containers.

Prices start from £4,700.00

Ends and D Panels £POA

Comes in white/trans grey as standard.

Installation prices will vary depended on geography, if contacting us for a quote to include installation we will please need to know where we will be building this shipping container canopy for you.

‘D’ Panel £497.19 +VAT
Gable End with door £1540 +VAT
Fabricated Hinge Door £1700 +VAT
Company Logo both sides £99 +VAT
Colours available (standard material used is white):
Dark Blue
Dark Green
Any of the above colours £150 +VAT

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