8ft Containers

We offer a range of new and used 8ft Shipping Containers to buy. These 8ft Containers are ideal for commercial or domestic storage, especially where space is limited, or can be converted into sanitary units or small offices as well as used as part of a larger ISO shipping container construction project.

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New 8ft Shipping Containers for Sale

Here at S Jones, we have a selection of  new, one-trip 8ft containers available to purchase. With a volume of 348ft³, there is plenty of room for storage, with the size being less imposing than other units, giving you more flexibility.

These units are strong and robust, easy to lock securely, and easy to access. They can also be adapted to transform them into a construction suitable for human inhabitation.

If you are thinking about buying an 8ft container, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Why Buy 8ft Containers from S Jones?

We offer an extensive range here at S Jones, and we are ready and waiting to help you to choose the best one for you.

Depending on your application, our expert team can find the most suitable unit for you, and give you advice on how to make the most of it. We can help you with the delivery, or with designing a converted unit – and then carrying out the work for you.

We can then deliver your new construction ready and raring to go, to your site.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 container 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 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.

8ft Container Accessories

Whatever your reason for purchasing, we can help you to make it work perfectly for you by adding our specially designed accessories. These include:

  • Personnel doors for the ease of access
  • Windows to allow natural light in and to aid communication
  • Fitting electricity and light
  • Fitting insulating lining to help to regulate the temperature and make it comfortable for people to be in
  • Self-assembly shelving or racking for robust storage
  • Heavy-duty, secure locking systems
  • Ramps for easier loading and unloading as well as to facilitate wheelchair access
  • Moisture and condensation control measures

These accessories can all be installed during the manufacturing process at our depot, meaning that your order will be delivered to you, completely ready.

8ft Shipping Containers For Conversion

Our 8ft containers can be converted for a specific project or application.

Our in-house Conversions Team can project manage, design, and convert units to be used as: portable office units, insulated containers, refrigerated units, modular buildings, trade show displays, shower blocks, cold rooms and more.

An office is becoming an increasingly popular temporary and permanent solution to portability and expansion of the workplace.

Find out more about our design and fabrication service on our shipping container conversion page.

8ft Storage Containers For Sale

Our weatherproof and highly secure self‐storage containers are manufactured to meet the standards set by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This regulation covers the size, strength and durability of each unit we sell.

All new ISO units are supplied with a valid CSC Plate, so they can be used for shipping. *Please note that second-hand unit may require inspection and re‐certification to renew the CSC plate for shipping.

8ft Container Specifications

Note – all given dimensions are approximate:

General Specifications

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

External Dimensions

Length 8 ft (2.42m)
Width 7 ft 1 in (2.17m)
Height 7 ft 5 in (2.26)

Internal Dimensions

Length 7 ft 6 in (2.28m)
Width 6 ft 11 in (2,1m)
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.04)



Detailed specifications on our 10ft shipping containers for sale.


Container Buyer’s Guide

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


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Reviews For Our 8ft Containers For Sale 4.5/5 from 4 Reviews

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Carolann – Review
27th Feb 2020

Many thanks for the second purchase we made for 2 20 foot containers delivered direct to site. Good service. Best price. And very good drivers. Thanks again. C

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Graham – Review
23rd Jan 2016

Thank you all for your service. Biggest problem we has was getting the money from our account into your. Pass on my thanks to the team and the delivery boys. All the best Graham Manager

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Jo – Review
7th Jul 2015

Great communication via email, very friendly staff, easy booking and arrived 5 days later with no problems whatsoever. Highly recommend.

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John T – Review
3rd Feb 2015

Overall good experience. Very helpful in the office. Had container painted and quality was good. Delivery made on time

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