This 18m x 20m shipping container canopy from Budget Shipping Containers has been specially designed to be installed along the length of 3 x 20ft containers (per side) or a 40ft and a 20ft laid end to end, again per side. Providing users with a good solid structure, these canopies have been designed and built for the UK market.
Used only in conjunction with shipping containers, the canopies can be used to create huge amount of covered space within a few days for what on a square metre basis is exceptionally excellent value for money.
This particular canopy will need a total of either 6 x 20ft shipping containers or a combination of 2 x 40ft containers married with 2 x 20ft containers to create a 60ft length to support and anchor the canopy each side.
The canopy rails/framework are some of the strongest we’ve seen so far being made out of 75mm square box-section. And the circular design of the canopy itself provide additional strength in high winds and allows for snow loading. For ease of construction and any on-going maintenance, this canopy is made from 2m sections that are really easy to manage and easy to replace should a panel get damaged.
Whilst our canopies can be easily self-assembled, we do provide an on-site assembly service at an additional cost. Assembly requires 3-people and you’ll need to have an elevating platform to allow you to work safely ay heights and you’ll need to be able to lift some components, like the roof arches, at heights of up to 8 metres.
When installed on top of a single layer of standard height (8ft 6 high) shipping containers, the canopy apex will be about 8 metres from the floor. For full canopy specifications, please ask. Full assembly instructions are provided
Thes structure can be built on top of double stacked shipping containers for additional height if needed, and we can extend the length with our linking klits so this can be any multiple of 20ft long.
For best use we can also modify or covert the shipping containers to the sides as may be required. Office or meeting spaces, welfare facilities or secure tool and equipment storage with electrical points are all common requests.
Basic canopy assembly considerations
First, you need to position the containers at the correct distance apart and parallel to each other before you commence the canopy build. You must also ensure the containers are level (height wise) otherwise, you will not be able to install the canopy correctly. Whilst there is some ‘give’ in the canopy design, its best to ensure the containers are as level as possible.
Equipment required for installation
To install the canopy, you’ll need the following:
- Access to a welder/fabricator
- A forklift or telehandler with a minimum 8m lift capability
- A scissor lift with at least a 6m reach
- An angle grinder with cutting and grinding blades
- A minimum of 3-people
Container canopy performance
Our canopies were designed and built by an engineering company in Australia but, they’ve been modified to meet current UK and European legislation and have been in use in Europe for a number of years.
Its important to check your canopy on a regular basis to ensure the canopy tension is correct.
The canopy will not split in high winds however, the canopy can act like a sail so, its important to ensure the containers are either anchored or filled with ballast.
Door and end Wall Options
As you can imagine these canopies leave a huge 20m span of open space between your containers which, subject to your requirements, can sometimes be a hindrance. They can come with a full end wall to suit for additional cost:
- Full End Wall to suit 20m wide canopy £11,680.00 + VAT
Unlike our other ranges of canopies these 20m wide don’t have Partial End Wall or D panel options nor do they have a zip door option. If you have any questions though please ask and we’ll do our best to meet your requirements.
Please be advise all end wall prices, and all working at heights figures assume your canopy is built on standard height (8ft 6 high) shipping containers. if this structure goes on top of high cube containers or double stacked containers then we will need to re-quote for any end wall options and you will need to adjust (increase) your working at heights capacity accordingly.