20ft Containers for Sale

We sell new and used 20ft containers for storage, shipping and conversion. We also have 20ft tunnel, side-opening and high cube alternatives for sale – offering you the most versatile storage space, no matter your application.

With our depots located throughout the UK, your purchase is never far away.

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20ft Container Needs, Solved

All of our new and used 20ft containers, and second‐hand units correspond with ISO regulations, and have delivery available throughout the UK.

Whatever your self‐storage or conversion needs, our friendly team of advisers are on hand to support you in making the most suitable purchase(s).

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

We stock a number of accessories that maximise your application. Whether your steel 20ft container is for temporary or long-term use, our range of accessories work 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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  • 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

  • Floor Area: 72sqft (6.69m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 630cu ft (17.84m³)
  • Weight: 1.5 tons (1.52 tonnes)
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20ft plain blue 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

  • Floor Area: 150sqft (13.93m²)
  • Cubic Capacity: 1310cu ft (37.09m³)
  • Weight: 2.4 tons (2.4 tonnes)
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Light blue 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 Blue High Cube container

40ft High Cube

  • 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. 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).


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.

Get the most from your 20ft containers

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

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

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


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

Why Buy From Us?

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

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

Conversion Potential

These 20ft container units can be easily converted by our in-house team, with alterations including windows, personnel doors, roller shutter doors, and the addition of lighting, heating, and electrics.

We can design and modify your unit for various uses including; industrial enclosures, air vents for insulated units, refrigerated units, offices, tunnel containers, modular buildings, retail displays, housing, pop‐up food outlets, and more. Each can be secured with a fitted lockbox and padlock.

We also offer a 10‐year limited paint warranty on our new solvent‐based units.

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

Sizes & 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)
Andrews Recommendations

Andrew’s Recommendations

In terms of size, think of a 20ft container as a slightly narrow single garage (2.3m wide internally).  However, 20ft’s take A LOT of items.  Our self-storage removal company customers typically expect to get the contents of an average/large 3 bedroom house into a 20ft container, correctly packed.

In terms of length, not quite 6m – take 6 large strides and the distance covered will be roughly the internal length (using average legs!).  20fts are widely used for stock management; unexpected surpluses and seasonal peaks, end of season swap-overs, etc…. Our talented and personable sales team are here to provide any extra advice you may need!

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



What fits in a 20ft container?

A 20ft shipping unit 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 delivery is 15ft to access the site and approximately 24ft for offloading (plus the width of the unit). However this will be dependent on the reach required by the crane to successfully deliver a 20ft option. 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.

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 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

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