20ft Containers

We sell new and used 20ft units for storage, shipping and conversion.

20ft Containers

We sell new and used 20ft units for storage, shipping and conversion.

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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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Key Features

Industry Experts

We boast over 40 years’ experience as a renowned supplier

Lockbox Included

Fully secure with factory fitted lockbox included as standard

Wind and Weather Tight

Guaranteed protection from the elements

Heavy Duty Flooring

Our floors are all made of load bearing marine-plywood

Blue / Green Available

Available in blue or green (different RAL colours available in these colours)

ISO Standards

Manufactured to ISO shipping standards for peace of mind

Solving Your Storage Needs

All of our new and second‐hand units measuring 20ft 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 units are structurally sound, with exceptional wind and watertight qualities.


  • 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 buyers guide page or contact us to discuss your delivery options.


Length (external) 20ft (6.06m)
Width (external) 8ft (2.44m)
Height (external) 8ft 6ins (2.59m)


Full 20ft Container Specifications


Container Buyer’s Guide

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Why Buy From S Jones?

  • Over 40 years’ experience as a renowned supplier
  • 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.
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The Trusted Choice Across Industries

Our 20ft units have many uses than general storage and shipping alone.

Whether you’re a self storage company looking to set-up or expand your facility, or you need to use a container as the basis for a bespoke conversions project, for over 40 years we’ve been ensuring customers like you get best solution for your particular application, every time.

Industries we regularly service include construction, agriculture, self-storage, engineers, manufacturers, schools, retailers, leisure and sports clubs, chemical suppliers, energy companies, and more.

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Fast and Reliable Nationwide Delivery

We operate a large storage depot in the West Midlands and offer fast and reliable UK-wide coverage through our network of regional depots. See for yourself how our skilled heavy equipment operators move your container ‘from depot to doorstep’, giving you peace of mind that it will arrive safely and on-time.

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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)


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

See what our customers say about us!

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27th May 2022

We dealt with leanne, and found her to be very help with good communication. The container arrived exactly as we wanted. Thankyou

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27th May 2022

Lorna and the team supplied a great service from start to finish. I made several enquiries with a few so called suppliers on line "Ebay and the likes" all turned out to be fraudsters. I turned to S Jone as they are a company with a pedigree second to none,been about years in the transport and container sector. I actually attended there training school back in the day for various courses. If on line it looks too good to be true keep away,pay a little more money for a first class service from a company that delivers. I highly recommend S Jones for all your container requirements. Top service from Lorna and the team, Thankyou.👍

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26th May 2022

great communication throughout thank you

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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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