How To Optimise a Container Hire For Your Application
7th June 2021
Looking for a short-term storage solution but don’t want to commit to purchasing storage? Hiring a shipping container could be the perfect solution! To make the most of your hire container, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right features when you hire. With so many options for accessories and modifications, choosing the […]
The New “Normal” – How Did Covid Shape Working From Home?
The covid-19 outbreak has completely transformed the way we live our lives, right down to the way we work. Many employees began working from home to limit contact and stop the virus spreading. Now over a year from the first lockdown, remote and flexible working has become the new “normal”. The pandemic has undoubtedly justified […]
Converting Containers Into Ablution Blocks
Creating a functional ablution block, or welfare unit, is a necessity on sites where people visit or work for a length of time. One method to building a cost-effective, but long-term, ablution block is to convert a shipping container into a working sanitary unit. What Is An Ablution Block? An ablution block is a communal […]
ISO Tank Containers: Things To Know
ISO tank containers – also known as tanktainers – are frequently used to transport products that can’t be put in a standard container, for example liquids. Due to the nature of the cargo, ISO tank containers have specific features that they must meet in order to be fit for transporting products. What Is An ISO […]
The Global Reach of Shipping Containers: Applications Overseas
Shipping containers were designed and built to transport their cargo around the world, on cargo ships, on lorries, and on trains. The idea behind them was to be able to easily move multiple elements in bulk, facilitating the easy transition between different modes of transport. This has meant that shipping containers have been built to […]
Turning Your Shipping Container into A Laboratory Research Facility
There are many reasons why converting shipping containers into laboratory research facilities can be an effective solution for your needs. It may be, for example, that you are researching into climate change and need a facility that is mobile or can be put in remote locations. It might be that you are trying to develop […]
Creating A Robust Wine Cellar for Your Home
Regardless of whether you’re a serious wine investor looking for suitable storage for your prized bottle of Chateau Lafite, or just a fan of a glass (or a bottle) of wine who is looking for somewhere to keep your stash, finding the right place to store your wine is important. The conditions of the place […]
Key Considerations When Selecting A Shipping Container for Chemical Storage
Many industries in the UK need to store chemicals of one form or another. Whether you are working in agriculture, manufacturing, the automotive industry, or chemical defence to name but a few, there will be substances that need to be stored properly, responsibly, and well-protected. Finding the most appropriate place to store these chemicals is […]
Tackling Homelessness with Shipping Containers
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK. The number of people without a permanent home is rising due to many factors including higher house prices and financial strains – made worse by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding solutions to this rise in homelessness involves several different approaches, but one of the solutions […]
Converting A Shipping Container into A Hair Salon
With shipping container conversions becoming increasingly popular in the world today, we are seeing everything from plant rooms to exhibition stands, to modular accommodation units. So, when the question of whether you can convert a shipping container into a hair salon arises, the answer is a resounding, “why not?”. There are a number of reasons […]
Using A Shipping Container This Festival Season
Great British festivals are probably most well known for their wide-ranging collection of attractions and, quite frankly, bad weather. But the key to the smooth running of a good festival is often a plethora of humble shipping containers. Shipping containers can be used at festivals for everything from pop-up stages to bars, to equipment storage […]
Ways to Enhance Your Garden with A Shipping Container
There is an infinite number of ways that shipping containers are being used in addition to, well, shipping. We are seeing shipping container homes, container food stalls, site offices, and shipping containers being used for storage, for example. Shipping containers can also be extremely useful if you have a garden. A shipping container is essentially […]
Kickstarting Your Catering Business with A Food Truck
Have you always seen yourself as the next Jamie Oliver? Maybe fancied your hand at cooking your favourite food for a living? If you think that you would be a great chef and are looking to go out on your own in business, then a food truck could be the perfect idea for you. Buy […]
How To Maximise Your Storage Space On A Container Hire
Shipping containers are being used in a wide range of different ways, from creating modular classrooms to designer homes and everything in between. But shipping containers were originally designed and created to be used to store and carry cargo. From shipping products around the world to delivering personal belongings when moving to a new house, […]
A Guide to Converting Shipping Containers into Welfare Units
It is not always possible for every place to have a permanent welfare unit. This is especially the case if you in a location temporarily. Perhaps a building site, music festival, film location, or wedding venue. You could also need a welfare unit at a school or sports club. A welfare unit will normally consist […]
A Breakdown of CAD & How It Aids Container Conversion Design
We often hear about how engineering and architectural projects use CAD – computer-aided design – to help with product and building design. It involves the use of computers and design software to help with the design and analysis of creations. CAD technology can help to optimise and modify a creation easily and quickly, as well […]
Creating A Container Sauna For Your Home
Building a sauna at home may seem like an extravagant purchase, however there are numerous benefits of having a sauna right on your doorstep. Saunas can help relieve stress, rid toxins from your body and soothe sore muscles so having one at home means that you can completely unwind without having to travel to and […]
How A Side Opening Container Can Benefit Your Business
Side opening containers have multiple benefits for businesses. As the name suggests, a side opening container is a specialist unit that features cargo doors that open on the longest side of the unit. They are frequently used to transport large items that are difficult to fit through a standard container door. Given the wider access […]
The Role Of Shipping Containers In Fire Training
Shipping containers can play an important role in fire training exercises. Container units provide fire fighting trainers with a practical and cost-effective solution that enables them to replicate realistic emergency scenarios inside a controlled environment. Using items such as ladders, smoke replication machines, and specialist fire doors, shipping containers can be adapted both internally and […]
Preparing Your Business for Events Season
As we come into events season, it is likely that we will be seeing more and more events being held outside than usual. If you have an events company, now is the time to be gearing up, getting the staff, equipment, and other plans in place to ensure that you can maximise the season and […]
The Evolution of Eco-friendly Housing: A Look Through Time
For many people, the concept of eco-friendly housing is a new concept. It seems that it is only in the past few years that concern over the environmental impact of our housing has become more mainstream. In today’s society in the UK, we are seeing more and more people looking to live in a ‘greener’ […]
Shipping Container vs Shed
Most people who have some outside space where they live will have maintenance equipment that they want to store. You might have a bike, flowerpots, summer garden toys, paddling pools – a whole host of things that ideally would not be stored inside your home. Traditionally, people have used a wooden garden shed to store […]
How Shipping Containers Are Revolutionising Farming
Getting the balance of the world population and the amount of food that needs to be produced is tricky – and, frankly, one that we haven’t got right yet. With a growing population, a greater need for housing, it is becoming more and more difficult to produce enough food to keep us all going. Whereas […]
Designing an Exhibition Stand for Your Business
If you are planning on having a stand at an exhibition or a trade fair you are almost certainly there to drum up more support for your business. Whether the aim is to generate more leads, launch a new product, sell products, or just make your business more visible, the key to exhibition success is […]
How to Move a Shipping Container Without a Crane
Whether you are looking to buy a shipping container for personal or business storage, or to convert a shipping container into a construction to use or live in, there are many benefits to using a shipping container. However, one factor that always needs to be considered is how it is going to get to the […]
Using CAD to Design a Plant Room
If you are looking to convert a shipping container into anything from a modular accommodation unit to a bespoke restaurant, it can be difficult for the client to visualise it. It can also be useful for the designers to understand exactly how it will function and flow. For this reason, computer-aided design technology is used […]
Can you Use a Shipping Container as a Plant Room?
For many businesses, a plant room is a vital part of their operations. Whether it is somewhere that looks after their server and IT equipment, battery storage, air ventilation systems, or water treatment systems, having somewhere to house this equipment and machinery is essential. Plant rooms can be noisy, and many businesses try to keep […]
Buildings of The Future: Innovative Shipping Container Designs
We have recently seen a great rise in the number of buildings that are being created using shipping containers. There are many reasons why more and more people are looking to convert the metal box that is a shipping container, originally designed for the unglamorous task of carrying cargo on ships and lorries around the […]
Building A Dark Room Out of a Shipping Container
There’s a certain kind of magic about taking your own photographs and then processing the film to see the image recreated onto a piece of paper – an experience that we don’t get by snapping some pictures on a smartphone. Of course, all kinds of photo processes have their merits, but the traditional art of […]
The Shipping Container Rooms You Didn’t Know You Needed
The beauty of a shipping container home is that these modular units can be added to and extended as you please. If you’re considering investing in one of these homes, then these rooms could take your designs to the next level. Laundry Room A dedicated laundry room can be so useful, especially for larger families! […]
Living Big In Your Tiny Home
Living in a container home might seem restrictive, with far less space available than the average home, but there are many clever things that you can do to make the most of your space. There’s no reason you can’t live big in your tiny home and have all of the accessories you need without the […]
How To Create A Floorplan For Your Container Tiny Home
We’ve all heard the age-old adage ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. If you want to ensure that you’ve created the perfect plan for your tiny container home, then we’re here to give you the low down on how to do so. With space at a premium in a container home, it’s essential to create […]
Everything You Need To Know About Timber Container Cladding
If you want to change the appearance of your new or used container, then you can switch up the exterior with timber cladding. There are a lot of benefits to using this kind of cladding, so check out this article for everything you need to know about it! Appearance One of the top benefits of […]
Designing An Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Home
One of the main motivations for many shipping container homeowners is a desire to be eco-friendly. Reusing shipping containers and living small are both excellent ways to do your bit for the environment, but there’s so much more that you can do to turn your shipping container home into an eco-friendly paradise! Check out these […]
Converting Your Shipping Container Into A Home Garage
Adding a garage to your property might seem expensive, but with a shipping container this can be a simple process. Whether you want to store a classic car or work on your regular car, a converted shipping container garage might be the answer. Accessing the Garage One of the first things you’ll want to think […]
7 Biggest Misconceptions About Living In A Container Home
Living in a shipping container home can feel like a quirky choice, with residents straying from the conventional home in favour of something very different. However, there are many misconceptions about living in one of these homes that may make them seem more outlandish; are you guilty of believing them? 1. They Feel Cramped While […]
How to Turn a Shipping Container into a Granny Annexe
Shipping containers have massively grown in popularity within the realm architecture in recent years. This increase in popularity is due to the inherent strength, wide availability, and relatively low expense of shipping containers. They are also a more eco-friendly building option. All these beneficial features, along with their inherent shape and material, shipping containers can […]
How to Ship a Car Overseas
If you are planning on shipping your car overseas there are a few logistics that will need to be figured out that make the most sense for your move and your budget. And while shipping a car internationally isn’t cheap, it can still be more cost-effective than buying a car at your new destination. There […]
How To Increase The Longevity Of Your Shipping Container Home
In the modern era, almost everything is disposable but shipping containers are designed to last. When you buy a container, you are buying a well-built, durable structure. They are designed to endure extreme heavy weights and bear heavy loads for many years. Shipping containers are also designed to withstand severe weather conditions so they are […]
How Shipping Containers Have Impacted The Food Industry
Shipping containers have had a massive impact on the food industry on a global scale. Transporting food in shipping containers is the most common and efficient way to globally transport consumable products. The amount and the types of food that could be transported drastically increased with the introduction of shipping containers. The use of containers […]
How Much Money Can You Save Living In A Shipping Container?
People are building homes of all shapes and sizes from the steel shipping containers that carry goods on trains, trucks, and ships. These shipping containers are generally available in 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft sizes. The smallest shipping container can provide around 100 square feet of floor space for a shipping container home. Interest in shipping […]
Hiring A Shipping Container For Events: What You Need To Know
Customised shipping container conversions are a unique and contemporary way to host an unforgettable event. As well as being aesthetically appealing, event shipping container conversions are also an incredibly practical option for an event as they are durable, secure, and weatherproof. When you buy a container, there are a number of customisation options available to […]
Do’s and Dont’s When Designing Your Shipping Container Home
Container homes have risen in popularity over recent years due to their convenience and simplicity. They are one of the most memorable architectural evolutions of recent years. But designing a shipping container home is not as straightforward as stacking two blocks on top of each other and calling it a home. There are many design […]
Creating A Gym Space At Home
Even in the tiniest of spaces, you can create a gym space that will help you to meet your fitness goals without spending a fortune or taking up too much time. A well-designed gym space will not only encourage you to work out more often but it will also encourage you to maximize your effort […]
Container Conversions Vs Traditional Housing: A Review
There are many pro’s and con’s when it comes to container homes and traditional homes. Traditional housing is all around us and has been the popular building method of choice for many years. Container homes are a newer architectural concept but are quickly growing in popularity. A container home or office space is when a […]
A Guide to Regulations and Licenses for Shipping Container Conversions
Investing in a shipping container conversion offers many benefits for businesses and therefore, has become a highly popular choice for many business owners. Shipping container conversions are an affordable and eco‐friendly building option, and they allow for unique, functional, and stylish spaces to easily be created. Shipping containers are highly accessible and can be installed […]
What Foundations Should my Shipping Container Have?
One of the major advantages of shipping containers is that they are mobile and can easily be moved to a new location. If you plan on moving your container regularly, then it is unlikely that you will need to create a new foundation each time. You simply need to ensure that your container is placed […]
What are the Most Suitable Uses for Each Size of Shipping Container?
Shipping containers are versatile structures that have a wide range of transportation and storage uses. Containers can also be converted into bespoke buildings such as offices, homes and temporary businesses. Shipping containers come in different designs and sizes to suit a variety of applications. The right container for you will depend on your intended use, […]
Protecting Your Investment: Ways to Prevent Shipping Container Sweating
There are plenty of great reasons to buy a shipping container. They are a practical and affordable storage solution and also provide the ideal basis for conversion projects like container offices and homes. Shipping containers are extremely durable and require minimal maintenance, but there are a couple of challenges that you should be aware of. […]
Merging Shipping Containers: What You Need To Know
These days, steel containers are used in a wide range of applications including shipping, storage and conversions. Merging shipping containers can help you maximise space, reduce costs and customise your container structure to match your exact requirements. With that in mind, here are the key things you should know about merging shipping containers. Benefits of […]
Living In A Shipping Container: Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping containers have been used for transport and storage purposes for many years. That being said, containers have a wide range of applications beyond transporting and storing cargo. In recent years, people have been converting old containers into affordable, eco-friendly homes. Living in a shipping container may seem like a strange concept, but more and […]
How do you Attach a Roof to a Shipping Container?
Shipping container homes have soared in popularity in recent years – and for good reason! A container can offer a stylish, budget-friendly and sustainable living space for you and your family. Recycling an unused shipping container is a fantastic way to lower your carbon footprint and save money on housing costs. Bespoke conversion services allow […]
Do I Need Planning Permission to Have a Shipping Container on My Property?
Shipping containers are extremely useful structures that can be used in a diverse range of transportation and storage applications. Increasing numbers of homeowners and businesses are also converting containers into temporary structures such as offices, living spaces, workshops, or specialist storage units. Converting a shipping container is greener and more budget-friendly than other building options. […]
Bespoke Shipping Containers: The Sky’s The Limit
Shipping containers revolutionised the transportation of goods and provided a secure way for cargo to be moved across the globe. They have been used for many years, but did you know that they can be utilised in various applications beyond just transportation and storage? Recently, individuals and businesses have been converting shipping containers into a […]
Are Shipping Containers Affected by Condensation?
Shipping containers are extremely versatile and are used to store and transport countless tonnes of cargo around the world each year. Containers can also provide the perfect basis for a broad variety of conversion projects. Purchasing a shipping container is a smart investment and a steel container is one of the most durable and secure […]
Are Shipping Container Homes Legal Worldwide?
There are thousands of shipping containers in the world today and many of these are currently unused and collecting dust. In recent years, old containers have been converted into custom-made homes that benefit from being eco-friendly, functional and cost-effective. Container homes can help solve housing shortages and provide affordable living solutions for families across the […]
What Kind of Paint is Best for Painting a Shipping Container?
Shipping containers can start to show signs of wear over time, especially when they are being used to transport heavy cargo over long distances. Giving your shipping container a fresh coat of paint is a quick and effective way to revitalise your container and give it a new appearance. Or, perhaps you are using a […]
Should I Rent or Purchase a Shipping Container?
Shipping containers can be used in a large array of transport and storage applications. Containers can also be converted into bespoke structures like eco-friendly homes and cost-effective office space. When it comes to acquiring a shipping container, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to purchase or rent a container. Both […]
Selecting A Location For Your Shipping Container: Key Considerations
Shipping containers are exceptionally useful and can be utilised in a broad range of applications. In many cases, shipping containers are used to transport heavy cargo over long distances. Containers are made from heavy-duty materials and built to be extremely durable and secure. This makes them the ideal storage solution when transporting goods and products. […]
How Can I Personalise My Rented Shipping Container?
Hiring a shipping container is ideal when you require a container short term. For instance, if you are hosting a one-off event like a festival or are managing a construction site and need a secure location to store tools and equipment. Our rental service allows you to hire a container on a short-term or long-term […]
What Are Shipping Container Floors Made Of?
Shipping containers have greatly improved the efficiency of the methods used to store and transport goods. When shipping containers were first introduced, they provided a secure and convenient way to transport cargo across the globe. Nowadays, shipping containers are used in various shipping and storage applications and can also be converted into bespoke buildings and […]
Renting A Shipping Container For Your Business: A Breakdown
Shipping containers can be used for various shipping and storage applications. In many cases, shipping containers are used to transport heavy goods conveniently and safely from one location to another. Containers can also be used to store goods securely on site. Shipping containers are traditionally used for storage and shipping, but, in recent years, increasing […]
How Much Impact Can a Shipping Container Withstand?
Shipping containers have revolutionised the way that cargo is transported around the world. They are made from congratulated steel and built to be extremely durable and long-lasting. This means that shipping containers can be used to transport large volumes of goods securely while withstanding harsh weather conditions associated with sea travel and long-haul transport. Along […]
How are Shipping Containers Made?
You’ve most likely seen shipping containers on building sites or being transported on lorries, ships or trains. Shipping containers are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide variety of storage and shipping applications. Shipping container conversions are also becoming extremely popular, with many individuals and businesses transforming old containers into affordable and eco-friendly […]
Can Shipping Container Homes Be Moved?
Shipping container homes have soared in popularity in recent years. More and more homeowners are ditching conventional properties in favour of creating a unique and budget-friendly living space using recycled shipping containers. Not only are shipping container homes more affordable, but they are also sustainable. Building your home from an old shipping container is a […]
Can I Use a Shipping Container as a Shed?
You have most likely seen shipping containers being used to transport goods on lorries, ships or trains. Containers are commonly used for shipping, although they can be used for much more than just transporting cargo. Nowadays, shipping containers are utilised in a huge range of applications and shipping container conversions are becoming increasingly popular. Shipping […]
Why Shipping Containers are the new AirBnB Sensation
We have become used to expecting weird and wonderful accommodation offerings on Airbnb, but something that is becoming increasingly popular on the site is the stunning converted shipping container. These are perfect for those who have some space and are looking to add rentable accommodation through Airbnb. Converted shipping containers are small enough to fit […]
Why Freelance Consultants Need a Container
The trials and tribulations of working from home are something that many people will be familiar with, especially after the past few months. But for freelance consultants, this is just everyday life. Finding a quiet place to work, where you can cut out the day-to-day family life and concentrate on your work – and, of […]
When Did Containers Arrive in the UK?
Shipping containers can be used for many things, from being converted to a building site office to the storage of water treatment systems. But shipping containers were actually originally designed (unsurprisingly) for transporting cargo around the world. The unique design of a shipping container means that they are able to be stacked neatly, saving space […]
The Most Suitable Shipping Container for your Makeshift Conservatory
Being able to incorporate some outside space into the inside of our homes is something that many people dream of. A great way to do this is through the addition of a conservatory – a space that protrudes into the garden, with the majority of the ‘walls’ being windows, allowing for the light and nature […]
The Cheapest, Most Sustainable Ways to Kit-Out your Container
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing to buy a shipping container and convert it into a temporary or semi-permanent building. The fact that they are strong and robust, versatile in their uses, can be moved between different sites, and can give you a high degree of design flexibility, are all […]
Taking Design Inspiration from the UK’s Secret Bars
One of the best things about opening a bar is that you can let your imagination run wild. Regardless of whether you are looking to create a swanky upmarket establishment, a themed bar, or a casual and laid-back drinking den, you have many options. In recent years we have seen a trend in the UK […]
Our Favourite Food Industry Container Conversions
Something that we are seeing more and more of in our shipping container conversions, is the use of them in the food industry. Whether they are being used for the preparation of food or drinks, as a pop-up bar or café, or a full-blown restaurant, we’ve seen it all – and more. Shipping containers are […]
Is it Hygienic to Use a Shipping Container within the Food Industry?
There are several ways that the food industry is currently using shipping containers, from utilising them for their original purpose of transporting raw materials and finished products around the world, to converting them to be used as mobile kitchens, pop-up restaurants, bars, and cafes. The ability to keep any area that is associated with food […]
How to Reinvent Your Theatre Post COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive effects on everything that we do and how we live our lives. But one of the industries that have suffered the most is the entertainment industry – especially theatres and other live entertainment venues. One of the biggest problems with the pandemic is that we don’t really know what […]
How to Budget-Consciously Insulate Your Container
If you are buying a shipping container that you are hoping to convert into a structure where people or animals will be spending any time – or, indeed it will have contents that must be kept at a specific temperature, you will need to insulate it. This is because a shipping container is made from […]
How Many Shipping Containers are Disposed of Each Year?
In an increasingly globalised world, we are seeing more and more shipping of parts and finished products between countries and continents. From clothing to food to mobile phone components, long-distance shipping plays an important part in the global economy. This is possibly partly due to the invention of shipping containers – the steel, durable boxes […]
How Long Has the UK Been Using Containers for Alternative Purposes?
One of the things that we love about shipping containers is that there are so many ways that they can be used. Although they were originally designed for shipping cargo around the world, shipping containers are now used for an infinite number of other, different things. Here at SJ Containers, we create anything from modular […]
How do I Obtain a Licence for my Shipping Container Bar?
There are many things that can be done with a converted shipping container, but one of the most popular is to turn it into a bar. There are several benefits to buying a shipping container and converting it into a bar, including the absolute flexibility that you have over its size, design, layout, location, and […]
How Containers Can Bring Your Workforce Back Together
There are many reasons why a workforce can become divided – personal reasons, company structural reasons, and stresses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to name but a few. Another major factor in the productivity and happiness of a workforce, however, is the environment that they are in. A workforce that is isolated from each other, […]
How Are Containers Used Internationally?
Although there are many ways that shipping containers are used around the world, one of the most common uses for them internationally is for what they were originally designed and intended for – the transportation of cargo around the world. Shipping containers have revolutionised the way that business operates around the world, contributing largely to […]
Could I Relocate My Container to the Coast?
One of the numerous benefits of using a shipping container is the fact that it can be moved around. In fact, shipping containers were designed and built in the first place to be moved around. Although we now see hundreds if not thousands of different uses for new and used shipping containers, they were originally […]
Could Containers Be Used by the Health Industry?
There is an infinite number of ways that shipping containers can be used in society, but one of the major ways that they are contributing is through their use in the health industry. From temporary COVID testing centres to temporary and portable hospital buildings, shipping containers are an excellent option. Buying a shipping container and […]
Containers for Storage: How to avoid Stockpiling
Here at SJ Containers, we convert shipping containers for a wealth of new uses, from labs and research & development units to exhibition units and stands. Shipping containers are traditionally used, however, for transporting cargo between different countries and different continents. The fact that they are large steel boxes that are designed to protect their […]
A Day in the Life of a Designer at SJ Containers
If there’s one thing that you can be sure of in the world of shipping containers, it’s the fact that you never get bored if you are a designer at SJ Containers. There are always new challenges that are presenting themselves in terms of design, requiring thinking outside the box, high levels of technical knowledge, […]
40ft or 10ft Container? Choosing the Best Size for Your Specific Industry
Whether you are looking to get a shipping container to move products or belongings around the world, for storage, or to convert into a building such as a bar, modular classroom, or lab, you have several options available to you in terms of size. The standard sizes of shipping containers that are available are the […]
Shipping Container Housing: Tips for Beginners
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing to convert a shipping container to live in. For starters, the housing market has made it incredibly expensive to get onto the property ladder in a conventional way. Shipping container accommodation can be cost-effective, give you a great deal of flexibility over the design […]
What is an Intermodal Container?
If you have been looking into shipping containers, you may have noticed that they have sometimes been referred to as ‘intermodal’. This term is attributed to the fact that shipping containers were originally designed and built to be transferred between different modes of transport. What Are Intermodal Containers Used For? Shipping containers were traditionally designed […]
Using a Shipping Container for an Art Exhibition
We have seen converted shipping containers being used for everything from smoking shelters to bars and cafes to temporary hospital wards. So, for those who are looking for a space to house an art exhibition, shipping containers could be the perfect solution. Shipping containers are, in essence, a large metal box. They are durable and […]
Intermodal Container Weights Limits
If you are planning on getting an intermodal shipping container to transport your cargo around the world, it is important that you understand their weight limits. When it comes to the various modes of transport that you might be using, they may each have their own rules and regulations surrounding the weight limit. In addition […]
Operating Out of Your Shipping Container Café
You may have noticed a boom in the number of cafés that you see made out of converted shipping containers. There are several benefits for café owners – especially fledgeling ones – to use a shipping container that has been customised to suit their needs. There are several features that you can add to your […]
Intermodal Container Specifications & Regulations
Intermodal shipping containers – or shipping containers, as they are more commonly known – have been specifically designed so that they are uniform. This means that they can be used to carry cargo across the world, being transferred easily between different modes of transport such as cargo ships, trains and trucks. It is important, therefore, […]
How To Convert A Shipping Container Into A Tiny Home
With the issues that we have surrounding housing in the UK at the moment, people are getting increasingly creative about where they are living. One trend that we are noticing is the rise in the number of people who are converting a shipping container into a home. There are many reasons why this is a […]
How To Clad a Shipping Container
There are many reasons why people choose to use a new or second-hand shipping container as a temporary or semi-permanent structure. They can be converted into anything from a garden office, to a pop-up bar, to a modular classroom, or a lithium battery storage facility. A converted shipping container can offer you the perfect solution, […]
Designing Your Shipping Container Restaurant
From modular classrooms to exhibition stands and housing, we are seeing shipping containers being converted and used for an array of different purposes today. This is a sign of how flexible they are for people to construct with – a blank canvas and building block for people to let their imaginations run wild. One of […]
Creating Containers for Sustainable Living
As the world becomes increasingly concerned with the state of the planet and we try to live our lives in an eco-friendlier way, we are seeing that reducing our waste and cutting our carbon footprint are ways that we can all do our bit. And when it comes to changing how we go about our […]
What Can You Fit in a 20ft Shipping Container?
If you are looking to hire a shipping container to store your belongings, it can be a challenge to know what size you want to hire. Shipping containers are usually available in six sizes – 10ft, 20ft, 40ft, and the high cube versions of them. When you are choosing a shipping container to hire, the […]
Things to Know About Self-Storage
There are many reasons why you might need to use a self-storage facility. Maybe you are moving house and want to de-clutter whilst it is on the market, or you are looking to store some of your belongings that are only used once a year, or you have a child going off to university with […]
Storage Tips for Containers
There is an infinite number of ways that you can use a new or second-hand shipping container. We are seeing people using them for everything from building modular homes to using them to store lithium batteries. One of the most popular ways that they are used is for storage. Shipping containers were originally designed and […]
Secure Storage & Dispatch Office Conversions
Space is of the essence in the world today and as businesses expand, it can be both a massive upheaval and very expensive to find and move to new premises. One solution that we are increasingly seeing is the use of shipping container conversions to create more space. The use of shipping containers as building […]
Home Businesses You Can Run from a Shipping Container
One of the best things about shipping containers is that you can adapt them for almost any situation. Whether you are looking to adapt your shipping container to use it as a studio, workshop, or office, it offers an excellent solution to creating an extra space to work in. There are several reasons why getting […]
Gas Machinery Housing Applications of Containers
When it comes to storing any sort of gas machinery – or indeed, anything that is flammable – it is important that it is stored as safely as possible, preferably in a fire-resistant storage facility. Thanks to the fact that they are made from metal and are, therefore, fire-resistant, a converted shipping container is the […]
Qualities Of Fire Resistant Containers
Converted shipping containers are used for many things these days, from housing to modular classrooms to lithium battery storage. And one of the most important aspects of them is the fact that they are resistant to fire. This means that they can be extremely useful in many situations. How are Shipping Containers Fire Resistant? Shipping […]
Engineering Mobile Water Treatment Plants
Engineering Mobile Water Treatment Plants Ensuring that we have safe and clean water is vital for every business and every community in the world. For some, this will mean having a water treatment plant available to them. Water treatment plants need to be kept somewhere that is safe and secure (to avoid deliberate contamination) as […]
Creating Container Control Rooms
Regardless of whether you have a temporary building site or a permanent base that you are looking to expand, a control or operations room can be the beating heart of many sites. It can be the place where everything is controlled from, visitors report to and staff look to for direction. There are many benefits […]
Capitalising on Your Storage Potential
There are always going to be times in our lives when we need to find some extra storage space. It might be that you are looking to declutter your home when you put it on the market, or maybe you have a child going off to university, or perhaps you have a gap between moving […]
Using Containers for Portable Wheelchair Clinics
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they can be easily converted to become modular buildings. From cafés and restaurants to plant rooms and medical facilities, the flexibility and robustness that shipping containers offer means that there is an infinite number of potential uses for them. Teamed with the fact that they […]
The Process Behind Creating A Personalised Container
There is an infinite number of ways that people are using converted shipping containers. From creating modular classrooms to the storage of lithium batteries to shipping container homes, bars and cafés, to exhibition units, the list is endless… A shipping container is essentially a strong metal box that can be customised and built to create […]
Streamlining Shop Fitting with Shipping Containers
Shopfitting can be a complicated process and a logistical nightmare. Whether you are revamping your existing retail unit or are moving into a new one, you will often come up against common challenges, like where to store stock and furniture, how to ensure that materials arrive at the right time and how to make enough […]
Shipping Containers for Railway Stores
Whether it is machinery, parts of trains, disused parts, or parts that are still waiting to be used, there is always a need for somewhere that certain objects can be stored in the railway industry. There are some objects that can be small and others that can be very large, so it is imperative that […]
Shipping Container Bars – Revolutionising Your Drinking Experience
Bar and café owners have been looking for ways to stand out, to find their niche, make their drinking establishments look great and on-brand, all whilst keeping their costs as low as possible. We are also seeing a trend in pop-up bars and restaurants. Street food is all the rage and independent, characterful bars – […]
Using Shipping Container Housing For Lab Equipment
Regardless of the work that you are carrying out in your laboratory, it is likely that you will have expensive, important and often irreplaceable equipment. It will need to be properly protected in the right environment from weather, damage and thieves. Finding the best place to house your lab equipment, therefore, is very important. Losing […]
How To Create Portable School Workshops
It might be that your school is expanding at a rate of knots, or that you are looking to spread a cramped classroom into extra space, but sometimes all schools need to create more space for workshops and modular classrooms. Portable school workshops can be useful not only because they will satisfy a need, but […]
Creating Safe & Secure Tool Stores
Finding a place to safely lock tools away overnight or when you aren’t at work is a common problem for many people. Vehicles can be easily broken into and tools can be expensive, awkward to replace and can cause hassle and delays in getting work done. A converted shipping container is the perfect place to […]
Creating A Shipping Container Wildlife Hotel
With the world becoming increasingly concerned about our environment and protecting local ecosystems through flora and fauna, we are seeing more and more people looking to help promote local wildlife, both publicly and privately in their own gardens. One way that you can help your local wildlife flourish is by allowing your garden to grow […]
How Shipping Containers Can Be Used for Liquid Air Storage
Liquid air is the air that has been cooled down to such a low temperature that it has become a liquid. Many people are getting excited over its potential, especially as a prospective energy source to be used to power cars in the future. Being at such a cold temperature – typically below -194.35°C – […]
Using A Container as your Business’ Reception Building
If you have a business that is rapidly expanding, maybe you don’t have enough room in your existing premises, are looking for a reception area that is separate from other offices, or indeed, don’t require much office space at all, it can be tricky to find a bricks and mortar solution. One of the best […]
Shipping Container Control Room Design
Whether you are looking for a temporary site office on a building site, or maybe a more permanent control room for your business, a converted shipping container could be the ideal solution for your specific needs. Although they were originally designed and built to be used to transport cargo around the world, shipping containers have […]
Secure Water Treatment Housing with A Container
Ensuring that our water is properly treated is vital to a country’s environmental health, as well as the population’s personal health. It is essential that we have water that is suitable for drinking, is free from harmful contaminants and that wastewater is also dealt with properly. Although water treatment systems are the key to ensuring […]
How To Use A Shipping Container as a Mobile Lab
When it comes to research and testing, it isn’t always viable to transport specimens to a static laboratory potentially miles away. Sometimes, labs need to be in a specific location, remotely, on a site, or even in a hospital or supermarket car park. Having a mobile lab can make testing and analysing more convenient and […]
How To Convert Containers For Battery Storage
When it comes to storing batteries, there are strict rules that must be adhered to. Lithium batteries run a serious risk of fire if certain parts of the battery come into contact with them, and this can be particularly dangerous if you have a large battery. Finding a solution for the storage of batteries can […]
How To Enhance Shipping Container Security
Shipping containers were originally specifically designed to meet a few different criteria. Of course, they need to be able to be stacked effectively and easily transferred from one mode of transport to another, but they also need to be able to properly protect their contents. Shipping containers are robust and built to withstand extreme weather […]
Considerations For A Water Treatment Plant
The size and location of a water treatment plant is often determined by a few different factors – the size of the area that is being serviced, where there is space, and where is best logistically to place it, for example. For many people, these factors will stay reasonably constant, but for many others, they […]
Design Process for a Shipping Container Kiosk
There are many ways that creative people are using shipping containers in today’s society. The fact that they can reduce waste by being given another life after their use for transporting goods across the world, whilst being easily joined together and customised to create a new space has meant that ‘shipping container buildings’ have been […]
Deciding Between New & Used Containers
There are many reasons why more and more people are taking to using converted shipping containers for more than just storing and transporting cargo. Whether you are looking for a pop-up café, exhibition stand, site office, or even looking to design a modular home, shipping containers are an excellent option. If you are looking to […]
Creating Containers for the Oil Industry
Oil is an important commodity in the world today and means big business. There is a strong necessity for oil and we see companies doing everything possible to find and extract as much oil as they can. The places in the world that are rich in oil are often those that suffer extremes in temperature, […]
Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Regulations UK
Lithium-Ion batteries have become increasingly popular in their use over the last few years. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that they are light in weight compared to other energy storage solutions and they can easily be recharged to give an appliance a long-lasting shelf-life. We now see lithium-ion batteries in use […]
Battery Storage Containers: Features & Specs
As the world continues to look for greener solutions to our energy requirements, as well as adapting to changes in the way that we are living, we are seeing an increased need for energy storage solutions like lithium-ion batteries. These batteries give us the option of charging all sorts of appliances to allow us to […]
How to Set Up & Expand A Self-Storage Business
Those who are looking for a good business opportunity could do much worse than setting up their own self-storage business. People will always be needing places to store their belongings – whether it is on a short term or a longer-term basis, there will also be businesses looking to store extra stock and even community […]
Revolutionising Sports Storage
Whether you have a sports club that caters to a range of different sports, or a club that only practices a specific sport, there is always going to be a time when you need some extra storage space. With space being increasingly limited and sports clubs often needing extra storage at short notice, finding new […]
Managing Inventory & Demand with Onsite Storage
Knowing how to deal with stock is a major part of running many businesses. It is important to not run out of stock and canny businessmen and women will often take advantage of special deals, buying in bulk, meaning that there will be some excess to be stored. In a business climate that is uncertain […]
Using Shipping Containers for Event Space
Whether you are looking to sell vegan food at a festival, set up an artisan coffee stall in a busy spot, or are wanting to display your work at an expo, having a useful yet great looking stall is vital. You need it to look the part, display your brand perfectly, yet be functional in […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Groundworks
When expecting the delivery of a shipping container, it is important to ensure that you have prepared the ground ready for your container. This process is commonly referred to as “Groundworks” and entails preparing the ground for the delivery or installation of a container. What base does the container need to have? Unlike the building […]
Can A Shipping Container Be Used as a Faraday Cage?
For many people, a Faraday Cage is something for conspiracy theorists and those who believe that Armageddon is on its way. In actual fact, a Faraday Cage can be a useful thing for many people to have. For those who live in areas where there are often storms and lightening, a Faraday Cage can be […]
How Long Does A Shipping Container Conversion Take and How Much Does It Cost?
Due to the fact that shipping containers are so adaptable, we have seen a huge increase in the popularity of them being used for a whole range of applications. Many people choose to use a shipping container to store their belongings or move products around the world – as they were originally designed for. Some […]
A History of ISO Containers
ISO containers are more commonly known as a shipping or storage container. The ‘ISO’ stands for ‘International Organisation for Standardisation’, who are the body who have set the specifications of shipping containers to ensure that they are uniform and can be packed onto a ship properly. When you are buying an ISO container you can be sure, […]
Can a Shipping Container Be Used as a Garage?
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they are so versatile. People are using them for everything from storage and shipping cargo, to home offices, pop-up boutiques and cafes or even restaurants. The idea of buying a shipping container and converting it into a garage isn’t surprising, therefore. The Benefits of using a Shipping […]
How to Calculate Shipping Costs
Shipping containers today are being used for so much more than just shipping. Some people have customised their shipping container to make a home, others an office, whilst other people have used them to create restaurants, garden sheds or to house plants and machinery. Some people, however, want to use a shipping container for the purpose that it was […]
Considerations for Designing a Shipping Container Home
Creating a home from shipping containers is an option that is becoming increasingly appealing for more people. Not only do they support sustainable living, but they can also be more affordable than buying a bricks and mortar home, and with the right amount of care and maintenance they can also last for many years. There […]
What Cleaning Products Are Safe to Use on A Shipping Container?
The world has seen a rise in the use of shipping containers for reasons other than transporting cargo around the world, with an increase in uses such as for storing goods, garden studios, restaurants and cafes and garages. With these additional uses, we are seeing an increased need to keep them clean and in really good condition. […]
Items Prohibited from Shipping Containers
If you have a lot of goods or possessions to transport around the world, packing them into a shipping container and sending it via truck, train or ship is an excellent idea. It is also a very cost-effective option. Shipping containers were specifically designed to be easy to transport, space-effective and easy to transfer between […]
How Many Shipping Containers Are Shipped Each Year?
For many people, shipping containers bring to mind ingenious conversion projects and grand designs where people have creatively turned them into offices, restaurants or homes. With some great concepts brought to life by shipping container conversion specialists, we are now seeing an increasing number of people enjoy the benefits of something designed for the transportation of cargo. […]
How Many Shipping Containers Fit on A Cargo Ship?
Although shipping containers are extremely useful as a construction material, many people still use them for storage and transportation. Shipping containers have been used for decades to transport goods around the world and are still the most popular method of ‘shipping’ for moving goods from one country to another. One of the main reasons shipping […]
How Many Shipping Containers Can You Stack?
One of the best things about shipping containers is their versatility. You can use them for storage or convert your shipping container into a structure that can be used as anything from a construction site office to a pop-up café. Shipping containers are available in three standard sizes – a 10ft container, a 20ft container and a 40ft container. This, along […]
How to Stop Condensation in a Shipping Container
There are many reasons to buy a shipping container. They are a practical and cost-effective storage solution and provide a solid and versatile foundation for construction site welfare units, battery storage enclosures and a wide range of other applications. However, one of the few challenges you might face as a shipping container owner is condensation. While […]
Do Shipping Container Homes Need A Foundation?
There are many reasons to construct a home from shipping containers. Not only are they versatile, they are also a great way to recycle used shipping containers, can be environmentally friendly and are easily portable. Although in some cases planning permission is not required (a shipping container home could be classified as a temporary building), we […]
Can You Get A Mortgage On A Shipping Container Home?
When you buy a shipping container home, it is the same processes as buying a conventional house assuming it is already converted. As with a traditional house, you will buy either the freehold or the leasehold of the land and should be able to get a mortgage to be able to you purchase it in […]
How and Where are Shipping Containers Made?
Have you ever wondered about the story behind shipping containers? One of the appeals for those using shipping containers to create homes, restaurants or pop-up shops is their container had a past life, that it has its own history. Often, a container’s past use will be far from its use today – a testament to […]
How Much Does The Average Shipping Container Home Cost?
People have become increasingly creative with shipping containers recently. We have seen its uses grow from a simple solution for streamlining the transportation of cargo, to the foundation for pop-up restaurants, portable offices, laboratories and battery storage facilities. One use for which there has been increasing demand is the construction of houses and living spaces. […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Heights
Regardless of what you are planning to do with your shipping container, it is important that you know its dimensions to ensure it meets your needs and that it fits properly into the proposed space. If you intend to use your shipping container for storage or shipping, it is useful to know how much you […]
A Guide To Shipping Container Weights
You might not think that the weight of your shipping container is particularly important, and once it’s been set down on a firm surface, this is somewhat true if you’re using it for storage. Providing that you have an adequate base, you can then load your shipping container up with your belongings, water treatment plants, […]
Shipping Container Maintenance Tips
One of the reasons why people are increasingly buying shipping containers is that with appropriate maintenance, they can last a long time, regardless of their use. They are made from steel and marine plywood and are built to last. However, as with any material, a shipping container will last longer if it’s well maintained and looked after. […]
Our Favourite Restaurant Shipping Container Conversion
This list of things that you can do with a shipping container is almost endless. Some people use them to ship their goods around the world; others need them for storage or to house everything from lithium-ion batteries to water plants and treatment systems. Others use them to create a whole new space from scratch – a […]
How Secure Are Shipping Containers?
Regardless of what you are using your shipping container for, it is likely that it will contain things of value. It is therefore important that you are able to lock it securely to ensure that no-one can gain access without permission. Fortunately, shipping containers are inherently secure. They are made of strong, robust and durable steel and […]
How To Get Shipping Containers With Windows
The use of shipping containers for construction is becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they offer a sturdy and robust structure, but they are also resilient, weatherproof and inexpensive. While in the past we had only seen shipping containers used for shipping, people are now beginning to think outside the ‘box’, using them for other spaces and […]
How Much Do Shipping Containers Cost?
There are many reasons for the growing use of shipping containers. For some, containers are simply a means of shipping cargo around the world. Others use them as storage for items. And for others they are used to house remote laboratories, store temperature-sensitive produce, build pop-up shops and bars or safely conduct ground-breaking experiments with […]
Where Can I Position a Shipping Container?
Shipping containers are used for many applications, but one of the key reasons for their popularity is the ease with which they can be transported from location to location. Often referred to as ‘semi-permanent’, shipping containers offer a resilient and structurally robust space solution without limiting you to a single fixed location. This means that shipping […]
What is the Average Life Expectancy of a Shipping Container?
There are many reasons why shipping containers are growing in popularity as an alternative storage solution. Whether you are looking to ship products long distances or re-use shipping containers for storage on dry land – or are even thinking about turning one into a pop-up shop or office, one of the most important things about a shipping […]
How Are Custom Containers Created?
One of the best things about shipping containers is that they can be turned into almost anything given some knowledge and expertise. With enough imagination and skill, a container can be an office, home, pop-up restaurant or extra storage space solution – the applications are nearly limitless. No matter your requirements, a shipping container is […]
The Difference Between Freight And Shipping
While there are some similarities between freight and shipping, it’s important to note that there are several key differences between these two transportation methods. While both are used to transport bulk goods, various things distinguish the terms. What’s more, each method poses distinct advantages and disadvantages, which is why it’s essential to understand the variations […]
Storage Container Delivery: What Restrictions Should You Consider?
When having a shipping container delivered on your property, there are a few key things to consider to ensure the delivery goes smoothly. So, to help you prepare for your container’s arrival, we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know about having a storage container delivered. Space Required Before scheduling a storage container delivery to […]
What size Shipping Container do I need?
Shipping containers are used to transport goods all around the world. They are sturdy, durable, and provide a reliable way to transport items safely to your chosen destination. There are several different types of containers available in a range of styles and sizes. The most common shipping containers in circulation range from 10ft to 40ft […]
Shipping Container Homes UK Planning Permission Regulations
Do I need Planning Permission For A Shipping Container? In the UK, container homes often do not require planning permission as they are not considered to be permanent. However, a container home can’t be considered as a temporary structure if you are choosing to live in the home for a prolonged period. You should also […]
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