FAQ

Where can I buy Paint for Shipping Containers?

In the UK, we have 5 and 20 litre tubs of genuine shipping container paint for sale. This hard wearing and high grade paint is some of the most durable available due to the environments they need to work in. Can be applied in temps from 5 degrees to 50 degrees celsius, we can provide all standard colours of shipping container paint from £65 + VAT including UK mainland delivery. You can see more info [...]

Can shipping containers be hermetically sealed?

Hermetically sealed shipping containers are often requested, but for most customers (most budgets) it is not possible to provide a hermetically sealed shipping container Firstly all shipping containers will have a small number of cargo vents to allow for air flow as the container moved from warm to cooler climates, and to let the containers breathe as the air inside containers expands and contracts with these temperature changes. However even if we weld these up [...]

Are Shipping Containers Airtight?

All standard shipping containers come with small circa 1 inch square vents on the top rails. This doesn't allow for significant air flow but it does mean they are not airtight You may also find on a used shipping container that the doors seals may not be in perfect condition, and also minor damage or war tot he floor over time may mean that there is capacity for a tiny bit of air flow through [...]

Can you use shipping containers as an acoustic barrier?

Shipping Containers can be used as an acoustic barrier and offer excellent sound protection. You will want to ensure that the area you a want to shield from any noise has its line of site to any potential noise source entirely blocked by any shipping container wall you wanted to install. Please feel free to check out our news article where we supplied 33x 40ft shipping containers to Tottenham Hotspur as part of their ongoing [...]

Can your delivery trucks sit in the road whilst delivering

The delivery process can take anywhere 5-25 minutes when unobstructed and if the site is prepared and ready for us (longer if tricky) Our hauliers will only be happy to block the road to do a delivery if you are able to manage and / or divert any traffic whilst we undertake any lifts. In these cases the drivers discretion will come into play. if its a very quiet side road the driver may be [...]

Can you deliver under power lines?

Our hauliers will not be happy lifting off anywhere near active power lines (typically within 5 metres, but this is up the the drivers discretion), however with care taken and a good set of details about the job in hand we can often come up with workable solutions., this might involve using our container skates to lift a container off clear of power lines and then push it into place, or we may find another [...]

Can you deliver a container inside a warehouse or building?

Whilst our vehicles can physically lift off inside another building, we commonly need a very high clearance. Our sidelifter trucks will need a minimum 5 metre clearance to delivery our hiab trucks will commonly need more - circa 8 metre clearance (exact clearance will vary depending on the truck, the exact type and spec of the crane and the job at hand) However for warehouses and similar operations we can also offer a skating service. [...]

Can you deliver a shipping container over a hedge or fence?

If our truck can get parallel and up next to one side of a normal sized hedge or fence (circa 6-9ft high) and if we are delivering the container directly the other side of the fence or hedge then this is usually possible However this is not a straightforward job for us. we will normally ask if you can send in photos of the area you want the container as well as the area you [...]

What is an OOG Shipping Container?

OOG is an acronym for 'Out of Gague' - a terminology used to describe a cargo what won't fit within the ISO dimensions of a shipping container, or cargo that extends beyond these dimensions. Any load that extends beyond the standard dimensions for the type of container carrying it will be classed as 'Out of Gauge', so this would include all open tops with cargo sticking up above the roof line, all platforms and flat [...]

What is the lifespan of a Shipping Container?

Whilst everything we sell comes with our 12 month wind and watertight guarantee, we suggest that you should expect: Circa 10 years plus of good use from a used shipping container (with minimal to no maintenance) Around twice the lifespan from a one trip (new) shipping container. This is possible due partly to the way a shipping container is built. (Built from COR-TEN A Grade steel which rusts very slowly compared to normal steel) and [...]