Rent a 20ft Container

Here at S Jones, we offer 20ft storage container hire at competitive prices for when you need a temporary storage solution either on-site or at domestic premises.

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New & Used 20ft Shipping Containers To Rent

  • We supply weatherproof, highly secure 20ft shipping containers to rent with heavy duty flooring – perfect for storing a variety of compact equipment.
  • Hire a limited selection of container accessories with your container, to enhance security and usability such as container ramps, padlock protectors and more.
  • We are highly experienced in providing 20ft storage container hire throughout the UK – it is our most highly sought-after standard size of container.

The Experts In 20ft Container Leasing

With over 40 years experience leasing high-quality storage units, you don’t need to look any further for your rental.

We supply, highly secure units with heavy duty flooring – perfect for storing everyday personal belongings and equipment.


Container Options

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10ft Container

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10ft High Cube

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20ft Container

  • Floor Area:  150sqft (13.93m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 1160 cu ft (32.85m³)
  • Weight:  2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)
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20ft High Cube

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40ft Container

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40ft High Cube

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Cargo door at one end.

This is the familiar double door configuration with both opening from the middle.

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Cargo doors at both ends.

Sometimes you need access from both ends. This can either be a single/personnel, double (cargo), or combination.

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Side Opener

Opening on their longest side.

Side opening units allow easier loading of large items and are best suited to site storage of bulky items, for exhibiting or use as a stall.


Protect your padlock with our patented Contain-A-Lock’® Padlock Protector Shroud.

CISA Locks

Enhance your security with our CISA padlocks.


Enhance your container with tamper proof, high security windows fitted prior to spec before delivery.

Personnel Doors

Make accessing your container more convenient with high security personnel doors.


Compartmentalise your container with varied partition options for multiple uses.

Professional Painting

Flexible options, professional finish, long lasting and durable.


Add louvres, moisture traps or anti condensation coating (Grafotherm).


We can clad your container to your specification.


Self assembly or built-in options.


Improve accessibility with duruable, heavy duty ramps.

Timber Panel Lined

Helps to prevent condensation.

Electrics with Single Phase

Basic small power, single pahse electronics typically includes external connection, RCD board, light(s) etc to meet your requirements.

Electrics 3 Phase Options

Provide your power requirements and we will spec to suit.

20ft Container Rental For Temporary On-Site Storage

  • We offer 20ft storage unit hire to a range of business sectors, including construction, retail and education.
  • We provide flexible long-term or short-term leases with our 20ft units at competitively low prices, giving you full control of your rental.
  • Hassle-free delivery and high-quality collection service as standard.

For more information on our site 20ft storage unit hire prices and service, contact our experts today.

Hire a 20ft Container For Private Use

  • Undergoing a home renovation or house move? A 20ft container is an ideal solution.
  • Our rental prices are competitive for both personal and business use.
  • We handle delivery and collection from any accessible site nationwide.
  • Alternatively, rent a unit at our self-storage sites, providing storage away from home.
  • Need long term storage? Visit our 20ft containers for sale page.

20ft Container Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

Floor Area 150sqft (13.93m²)
Cubic Capacity 1160 cu ft (32.85m³)
Weight 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)

External Dimensions

Length 20ft (6.06m)
Width 8ft (2.44m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)

Internal Dimensions

Length 19ft 3ins (5.87m)
Width 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Height 7ft 9ins (2.35m)

End Door Aperture

Height 7ft 5ins (2.26m)
Width 7ft 6ins (2.28m)



Detailed specifications on our 20ft shipping containers for hire.


Container Buyer’s Guide

Everything you need to make an informed decision when buying an S Jones shipping container.


20ft Hire FAQ’s

What fits in a 20ft container?

A 20ft shipping container can hold the contents of a 2 bedroom flat – approximately 200 double mattresses or 7,344 gallons of water in the 150sq ft of storage space.

How much space do I need for a 20ft container delivery?

The minimum width requirement for a 20ft container delivery is 15ft to access the site and approximately 24ft for offloading (plus the width of the container). However this will be dependent on the reach required by the crane to successfully deliver a 20ft shipping container. Our containers are offloaded to the side of the vehicle so make sure you calculate the amount of space required for delivery ahead of purchasing your container.

How much does a 20ft container weigh?

The empty weight of a 10ft container is 2.4 tons

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Reviews Of Our 20ft Container Rentals 4.75/5 from 4 Reviews

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Sarah-Jane – Review
23rd Jul 2019

Great service and great company - very helpful and quick service, no problems with delivery and siting the containers.

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Jo – Review
14th Mar 2019

SJC provided the experience and knowledge to make the purchase and the siting of the container a breeze. Would recommend to first-time buyers - these are the company to speak to!

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Jean – Review
26th Nov 2015

As usual the service has been very good. We have a slight problem as the left hand door is very difficult to open and close. Hopefully with use this will ease.

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Karen S – Review
30th Oct 2014

Excellent Customer Service, responded to my initial enquiry quickly and efficiently. Everything was done brilliantly from the beginning to the delivery of the container on the day.