20ft Containers

We sell new and used 20ft standard shipping containers for storage, shipping and conversion. We also have 20ft tunnel, side-opening and high cube shipping containers for sale.

New and Used 20ft Containers For Sale

All of our new one trip shipping containers, and second‐hand containers measuring 20ft for sale, correspond with ISO container regulations, and have delivery available throughout the UK.

Whatever your self‐storage or conversion needs, our expert team of friendly advisers is on hand to support you in purchasing the most suitable container(s).

For full specifications, including our 20ft shipping container dimensions and internal dimensions, see below. All of our shipping containers are structurally sound, with exceptional wind and watertight qualities.

We also proudly stock a number of container accessories that maximise your application. Whether your steel storage unit is a temporary or long term solution, our range of accessories works to improve security through lock boxes, and functionality through built-in racking.

To discuss a quick quote or delivery options, contact us today.

Container Options

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8ft Container

  • Floor Area: 51 sq ft (4.78m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 348 cu ft (9.28m³)
  • Weight: 1 ton (1.02 tonnes)
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10ft Container

  • Floor Area: 72sqft (6.69m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 560 cu ft (15.89m³)
  • Weight: 1.5 tons (1.52 tonnes)
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10ft High Cube Container

  • Floor Area: 72sqft (6.69m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 630cu ft (17.84m³)
  • Weight: 1.5 tons (1.52 tonnes)
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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 Container

  • Floor Area: 150sqft (13.93m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 1310cu ft (37.09m³)
  • Weight: 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)
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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

  • Floor Area: 305sqft (28.33m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 2660cu 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 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.

Things To Know About Our 20ft Storage Containers For Sale

Get the most from your 20ft self‐storage container with a range of additional container accessories that improve; security, access, expandable storage capacity with shelving delivered in flat packs and condensation control to make your container more wind and watertight.

Heavy‐duty flooring combined with a 20ft container load capacity of up to 32 metres cubic capacity.

We specialise in the supply of 20ft containers for self‐storage sites nationwide.

Features Of Our 20ft Containers

  • Welded all‐steel construction (except for the floors which are made of load‐bearing 30mm marine‐plywood over steel floor bearers).
  • Two weather‐sealed steel doors at one end.
  • Freestanding, self‐contained units.
  • Lifting points at each corner.
  • If you’re unsure what type of container you’re looking for, visit our container buyers guide page.
  • If you’re unsure what type of container you’re looking for visit our container buyers guide page or contact us to discuss your container delivery options.

Why Buy One of Our 20ft Shipping Containers For Sale?

  • Manufactured to the standards set by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) shipping container regulations of size, strength and durability.
  • All new 20ft shipping containers are supplied with a valid CSC Plate, making them valid for shipping.*
  • Weatherproof and highly secure.

*Please note that second‐hand containers may require inspection and re‐certification to renew the CSC plate for shipping.

20ft Shipping Containers For Conversion

These models are easily converted by our in-house team, with alterations including windows, personnel doors, roller shutter doors, and the addition of lighting, heating, and electrics. This added versatility will enhance your container experience.

Our in‐house conversions team can design and modify 20ft containers for various applications, including; industrial enclosures, air vents for insulated containers, refrigerated containers, office containers, 20ft tunnel containers, modular buildings, retail displays, equipment to create a more watertight container, housing, pop‐up food outlets, and more. Each can be secured with a fitted lockbox and container padlock.

We offer a 10‐year limited paint warranty on our new solvent‐based 20ft Containers.

Contact us to find out more, or to discuss delivery options.

20ft Container Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

Floor Area 150sqft (13.93m²)
Cubic Capacity 1160 cu ft (32.85m³)
Weight 2.2 – 2.4 tons (2.2 -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 6ins (2.28m)
Width 7ft 5ins (2.26m)



Detailed specifications on our 20ft shipping containers for sale.


Container Buyer’s Guide

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


20ft Container 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 For Our 20ft Containers For Sale 5/5 from 5 Reviews

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Anonymous – Review
6th Aug 2019

Excellent customer service and prompt delivery.

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Sukhy – Review
7th Sep 2017

Fantastic Service!!!

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Lisa – Review
26th May 2016

An excellent service right from enquiry stage through to taking delivery on site of the containers. Very friendly staff with a "can do" attitude and nothing was too much trouble. Quality and grade of the containers was excellent. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to buy a quality container. Rest-assured, S Jones Containers will be the first place I contact when I need any further containers. Thank you.

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Shirley – Review
4th Apr 2016

Communication was excellent, very smooth transaction. Good quality container. After delivery phone call to check everything was satisfactory. May need another in future, If so, will come back to SJones Containers

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Carl P – Review
3rd Feb 2015

Excellent very good Thank you