40ft Containers for Hire

If you need a large amount of storage space on site or at a domestic premises, S Jones provide 40ft shipping containers to hire at competitive rates.

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Hire Your 40ft Container From S Jones Today

Container hire is a cost-effective and flexible solution to your storage requirements, with long and short-term lease options available.

We hold stock at all of our nationwide locations, meaning that we can deliver the quantity of 40ft containers you need, when you need them and where you need them.

Find detailed container specifications via the link below or use our quote builder for information on our 40ft container rental prices.

Container Options

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10ft Container

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10ft High Cube Container

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20ft Container

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20ft High Cube Container

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40ft Container

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

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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 of a container. This can either be a single/personnel, double (cargo), or combination.

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Side Opener

Opening on their longest side.

Side opening containers 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 and container with our patented Contain-A-Lock’® Padlock Protector Shroud.

CISA Locks

Enhance your container’s security with our CISA container padlocks.


Enhance your container with tamper proof, high security container 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.

The Experts In 40ft Container Hire

Rent 40ft containers with confidence from S Jones, the 4th generation experts in shipping containers for sale and container hire.

We supply high-quality weatherproof and extremely secure containers with heavy duty flooring – perfect for storing long objects or a high volume of contents.

Hire a limited selection of container accessories with your container, to optimise security such as padlock protectors and more.

As the largest standard size of container, 40ft containers require expert delivery management. We have highly experienced drivers on hand ready to deliver 40ft containers throughout the UK.

Increase Temporary On Site Storage With A 40ft Storage Container Rental

We hire out 40ft shipping containers to a range of business sectors, including construction, retail and education.

We offer flexible long-term or short-term lease plans at competitive prices, giving you full control of your rental.

Hassle-free delivery and collection service from expert staff as standard.
Whether you need 40ft container storage for business or private use, our shipping container prices and leases are tailored to your requirements.

40ft Container Specifications

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)



Detailed specifications on our 40ft shipping containers for hire.


Container Buyer’s Guide

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


40ft Container Hire FAQ’s

What fits in a 40ft container?

A 40ft shipping container can hold the household goods of a 3 bedroom apartment.  This includes the contents of rooms, as well as larger appliances such as, bath fixtures, washing machines, a piano, extra mattresses and more should all comfortably fit in the 305 square feet of storage space.

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 container). Our 40ft 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 40ft container weigh?

The empty weight of a 40ft container is 4 tons.

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

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Billy – Review


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

- 13th Jun 2016

Miriam – Review


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.

- 13th Oct 2015

Ian F – Review


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.

- 19th Jan 2015

Lisa F – Review


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.

- 5th Nov 2014
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