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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.

Prices from £3.00 a day*
*Min 30 day hire. Location dependent. Prices subject to change.

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40ft Container Hire

40ft containers

40ft Container Options

40ft Container Hire Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

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

External Dimensions

40ft (12.19m)
8ft (2.44m)
8ft 6ins (2.59m)

Internal Dimensions

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

Our 40ft containers:


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

Floor area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
Cubic Capacity: 2660 cu ft (75.32m³)
Weight: 4 tons (4.06 tonnes)
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Reviews Of Our 40ft Container Leasing

17th May 2024

Nice easy process and very competitive price.
Great to deal with throughout to delivery.

Thank you.

16th May 2024

good customer service with flow up calls

3rd May 2024

Excellent service from start to finish, requested a modified 20ft container with man door @ opposite end from double doors and the workmanship was excellent.

3rd May 2024

Elisha has been very helpful in my purchases of containers from s Jones. Will continue to buy from s jones

23rd Apr 2024

Excellent service very friendly service

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