Product Information

Flat Panel Doors on Refurbished Shipping Containers

This guide is intended to give the user as much detail as possible on the spec for our flat panel or easy open container door option - a regular option on our refurbished container range. Typically, we install a set of our flat panel doors when we produce refurbished shipping containers unless you specifically ask for the original cargo doors with your container. These are usually cheaper and easier to operate and the steel we [...]

Building and Installing our Shipping Container Racking Kits

How to install our shipping container racking kits Our industrial grade shipping container racking and shelving kits are an extremely popular addition to our range of shipping containers. Designed into neat kits, these self build shelving units come with a massive 600 Kgs UDL (Uniformly Distributed Load) Capacity per shelving unit. This is commonly 2-4x the capacity that other shipping container firms offer at a very similar overall price. In this guide we detail how [...]

Repurposing an old 20ft Shipping Container in Birmingham

Recently we took in this old and somewhat rough looking 20ft shipping container from a site in Birmingham city centre. Having been used for storage by the University for some years, this 20ft shipping container was still structurally sound and dry inside and this unit was a prime candidate for refurbishment. As with any shipping container that has been out on site for approx 10 years this container did have some minor defects. Rust on [...]

Sedum Roofing for Shipping Containers

Sedum roofing on shipping containers provides a number of advantages including disguising the container and attracting more insects and birds. In particular, bees and butterflies are attracted to the sedum and in turn their presence attracts more birds to the area. Rather than having an industrial looking steel roof, with sedum, you can create a lush green covering that looks nice, disguises your container and is good for the local wildlife. Green roofs can reduce [...]

Can you insure the contents of a Shipping Container?

Insuring the contents of a shipping container being used for storage. Very simply yes you can insure the contents of a shipping container that's being used for storage use on your site. Ordinarily your shipping container will require a high security lock box and an insurance rated padlock (or a padlock your insurance company will recognise). Typically its much easier to add the contents of your shipping container to an existing policy that already covers [...]

What is a ‘one trip’ Shipping Container?

What is a one trip Shipping Container? A one trip shipping container is essentially a new shipping container. It has been built in the factory (most likely in China) and done one international trip from the factory to the destination country since new. One trip shipping containers are usually moved to this destination country with freight inside, this help keep the cost of transportation down as the freight will effectively pay for the transport for [...]

Shipping Container with Skids

Shipping Container with sliding skids for Earlswood Methodist Church A customer recently got in contact to ask about moving a shipping container on grass. Now usually we advise against delivering or moving a container on grass due to the risk of rot and the risk that a container could sink into the ground over time, but we had a plan... The space available was not large enough for a standard 20ft container, so we custom [...]

How is a Shipping Container Delivered? *VIDEO*

Many of our customers have never had a shipping container delivered before and a common issue is trying to fit a big container into a small space. In this situation our our team of experts will do their best to advise on how much room the delivery truck will need, what ground is best for a delivery and what overhead obstructions to look out for. We run a nationwide network of hiab delivery subcontractors to [...]

New Quick Build Flat Pack Container Range

New for 2018, we are proud to launch our new range of ‘Quick Build’ flat pack storage containers. Quite genuinely it couldn't get much easier! There are absolutely no tools required to assemble these units. You just need 2 people to move the panels and assemble the unit. These flat pack units arrive neatly nested together in a single, forklift-able unit. We can also deliver these with a Hiab crane equipped vehicle if you don't [...]

ISO Tank Container Loading and Unloading Procedure

Please note this is not a definitive guide for the unloading or loading of an ISO Tank Container. This is just an overview of the procedure and is provided purely for interest. When loading or unloading an ISO tank container, the methods used will vary by type of cargo. Overview of procedures Loading noxious or cargoes that yield hazardous vapours For noxious or cargoes that yield hazardous vapours, loading or unloading through the top or [...]