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40ft Container Hire

View our range of 40-foot containers for hire. Made for projects with the largest storage requirements, rent 40ft containers to store tools, equipment, or belongings. You’ll benefit from fast delivery to your site from one of our local depots throughout the UK.

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Our 40ft containers:

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10ft High Cube

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20ft HC with vertical bars on doors

20ft High Cube

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  • Floor Area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 2360 cu ft (66.83m³)
  • Weight: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)
40ft Blue High Cube container

40ft High-Cube Container

  • Floor area:: 305qft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic capacity:: 2660 cu ft (75.32m³)
  • Weight:: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)
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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 security with tamper proof, high security windows fitted prior to spec before delivery.

Personnel Doors

Make access more convenient with high security personnel doors.


Compartmentalise your unit 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 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.


Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

Floor Area 305sqft (28.33m²)
Cubic Capacity 2360 cu ft (66.83m³)
Weight 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)

External Dimensions

Length 40ft (12.19m)
Width 8ft (2.44m)
Height 8ft 6ins (2.59m)

Internal Dimensions

Length 39ft 4ins (12.00m)
Width 7ft 7ins (2.33m)
Height 7ft 9ins (2.35m)

Why rent a 40ft storage container?

The largest in our range of containers for rent, our 40ft containers provide expansive and secure storage for anyone with:

  • Temporary storage requirements for large projects
  • A site big enough to house and deliver larger containers
  • Large volumes of stock
  • Bulky equipment(e.g. machinery, white goods)

Have longer-term storage needs? View our storage containers for sale.

Who hires 40ft containers?

Our 40-foot containers are hired by businesses or individuals with extensive storage requirements, for uses including: 

  • Large construction projects 
  • Storage during large home moves or renovation projects
  • Bulk and palletised storage for larger businesses

Looking for something a little smaller? Browse our range of container hire options, including our mid-size 20ft containers and more compact 10ft containers for hire.

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Why rent S Jones Containers?

As one of the country’s leading container hire specialists, when you rent a 40ft container with us, we offer

  • Containers for every size and use
  • Unrivalled customer service and advice
  • Tailored quotes and low delivery costs
  • Local depot storage for quick delivery times
  • No long term obligation – cancel without a notice period

Get a quote or speak to our customer service team for more information.



Detailed specifications on our 40ft unit hire.


Buyer’s Guide

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



What fits in a 40ft container?

Our 40ft shipping units are 39ft 4” long x 7ft 7” wide x 7ft 9” high and   can hold the household goods of a 3-bedroom house or apartment. This includes the contents of rooms, as well as larger appliances. Bath fixtures, washing machines, a piano, extra mattresses and more all fit comfortably in the 305 square feet of storage space available.

How much space do I need for a 40ft container delivery?

You will require a minimum width of 15ft to access the site and approx. 24ft for offloading (plus the width of the unit). Our 40ft containers are offloaded to the side of the vehicle. It’s important that we have considered the amount of space you need for delivery and our friendly hire team can assist with this.  If you can provide any relevant photos, videos and dimensions and we will be happy to devise a delivery plan.  Please contact us on 0808 115 3710

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Reviews Of Our 40ft Container Leasing 5/5 from 4 Reviews

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Billy – Review
13th Jun 2016

When I phoned your company......I was very pleased with both the attention I received and also the price. Upon delivery.....I had arranged to meet your driver locally.....We went around the area, looking for a suitable route ( to many low bridges) once we found the correct route, your delivery driver took over......nothing was to much trouble.....it was a difficult delivery made easier by both your girls in the office and the delivery driver.....I shall have no problems using your company again or recommending your company to others. Well done to all concerned. Bill Knott..............B.K. Coarse Fisheries.............13/06/16

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Miriam – Review
13th Oct 2015

From start to finish I found your company to be efficient and friendly and very informative which is important when deciding to buy something or not! I'm very pleased with our container and would cheerfully recommend you.

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Ian F – Review
19th Jan 2015

I was very pleased with the container I received. Service was very quick and very helpful. Also transport was very good. Container was placed quick and carefully in very little time.

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Lisa F – Review
5th Nov 2014

To make contact with your company, establish a great rapport with Sarah Green and for you to deliver in over 35 containers to various stores within one month has been absolutely superb. The prices have been extremely competitive and the service efficient and seamless. The few issues with cancellations or additions have been handled really well. I just regret that we let you down on arranging payment terms, but this was due to unforeseen business changes my end that I had no knowledge of. I look forward to the container removals being as straight forward and next year being as successful. Sarah is a great credit to your company. Thank you, Lisa Fuller.

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