FAQ

Can I build a house from Shipping Containers

Yes is the short answer Shipping containers and strong, sturdy and cheap. They can make an effective structure for a wide range of building options, there are a number of examples around the world of successful container houses. Whilst examples have been built its far from being adopted by the mainstream and in the UK if your looking at building a house from containers we'd suggest to look into detail at any local planning restrictions first. [...]

How deep is a shipping container floor

The floor depths on a shipping container (the difference in height between the internal floor line and the bottom of the shipping container externally) can officially change a little between 2 different shipping containers. The reason for this - the eternal measurements on a container are tightly controlled by ISO regulations, but the internal dims are not restricted by international standards. Standard 20ft, 40ft and 40ft high cube dry containers will all have a circa 6 [...]

What Health and Safety information is available when planning a delivery?

If you require any health and safety information for your delivery please flag with us any specific requirements in advance. Typically our hauliers will have a good standard (generic) Risk and method statement. This will be suitable for a good number of our customers / all but the very specialised jobs. Please bear in mind our hauliers are used to working with a large range of blue chip sites. Airports, Power stations, Large construction sites [...]

How much will the delivery cost?

The delivery prices will vary depending on your location, (miles from our nearest depot with the right stocks for you) how flexible you can be in receiving the delivery, whether we need to provide a crane on our truck for lift off (or not) and weather there are any specific delivery issues that might require a special truck or trailer. For this reason, please contact us to get a firm container price and delivery cost. [...]

Do you accept credit cards?

*Update* As of July 2019 we no longer accept card payments Yes we accept all major Credit and Debit cards but not American Express. We treat all customers as 'non consumer entities' unless you specifically request a consumer price (which will involve a re-quote) As such as standard there is a 2.75% credit card surcharge, no surcharge on debit card payments. Due to card fraud concerns, we do not accept card payments from cards with [...]

How secure is a shipping container?

When fitted with a lock box (padlock cover) and a heavy duty padlock, in our experience to break into your container you will either need to be an expert lock pick (a good quality padlock will be very hard for even a professional to pick) or you will need some form of heavy cutting equipment to physically cut through the sides or roof of the container, or to cut the lock and padlock cover off [...]

What is the floor made from?

All standard shipping containers come with a circa 1-inch thick marine treated plywood floor Underneath this there is a waterproof coating, often a bitumen based coating and some very heavy duty cross-members, which take the cargo weight whilst the container is being lifted. This covers all standard types of shipping containers including side opening containers, open tops, and flat racks as well as all of our storage containers The Exceptions Modern refrigerated shipping containers typically [...]

Can you modify Shipping Containers?

A wide variety of modification options are available, from a basic external repaint all the way through to a custom built cafe, bar or even shipping container house. You can see some examples and write ups on our previous jobs in our news section, or of course please feel free to contact us if you have a specific project in mind.  [...]

Can you deliver onto grass?

Our delivery trucks can often weight circa 20-tonnes without a container on their backs, drivers will be understandably nervous if there is any risk to getting their truck stuck. As we work with a range of smaller local hauliers a lot of these delivery companies will have slightly different approaches to each other. In any event if you need us to run over or operate on any ground that isn't clearly hard-standing and very firm [...]