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20ft Containers for Sale

Do you have a Long-term storage issue you need to resolve? Whether you run a self storage facility, moving home, storing additional stock, or looking at converting a container into a bespoke space we’re here to help with your purchase of a 20ft container. Our 20ft containers are particularly well suited to self storage facilities, and our vast experience with this sector means we can assist with selection and delivery of your container.

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Our 20ft containers

Our 20ft containers are available new and used and are guaranteed to be wind and watertight. All of our 20ft containers feature:

  • Welded all‐steel construction* 
  • Weather‐sealed steel doors at one end.
  • International Standards Organisation (ISO) regulations of size and durability.
  • All new units supplied with a valid CSC Plate, making them valid for shipping for 5 years from the date of manufacture.
  • Lifting points at each corner for delivery transportation.

*Except for the floors which are made of load‐bearing 30mm marine‐plywood over steel floor bearers).


In addition to standard 20ft containers, we offer the following variations for sale:

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.

20ft Container 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)
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Why purchase a 20ft container from S Jones?

Buy a 20ft container from us and you’ll benefit from:

  • Fast delivery throughout the UK from our nationwide depots and hauliers
  • Expert advice on the most suitable solution for your needs
  • In-house conversion team for all requirements
  • Finance options are available on our containers
  • Our expert team will help you from mapping out your site to delivery of your containers
  • We have extensive experience of self storage facilities so can support your business;
  • Dedicated account managers so you can adjust and increase your containers whenever you need

Interested in a more temporary storage solution? See our containers for hire.

Converting a 20ft container?

Our 20ft container units can be easily converted by our in-house team, with alterations including: 

  • Windows
  • Personnel and roller shutter doors
  • Heating
  • Electrics and lighting
  • Air vents

Find out more about converting your storage container

Who buys our 20ft containers? 

A range of businesses and individuals purchase our 20ft shipping containers, for uses including:

  • Self storage facilities
  • Management of excess stock
  • Storage for house moves & renovations
  • Archive storage
  • Facilitating online shops
  • Offices



Detailed specifications to make an informed decision.


Container Buyer’s Guide

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



What fits in a 20ft container?

20ft containers can roughly hold the contents of an average to large 3 bedroom house, with internal dimensions of 19ft 3” long x 7ft 7”wide x 7ft 9” high. These dimensions make them a popular choice with self storage facilities who find them convenient and popular choices for their customer bases.

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 depend on the reach required by the crane to successfully deliver your container. Our containers are offloaded to the side of the delivery 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

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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