How to Set Up & Expand A Self-Storage Business
30th July 2020
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?
Converting a shipping container into a home is becoming an increasingly popular housing option, especially for younger people. With the housing market as tough as it is at the moment, buying bricks and mortar homes isn’t a viable option for many people (especially first-time buyers) and so they are looking for alternatives. A shipping container home […]
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 […]
What Is A Sea Container?
Containers are used for various reasons: for transporting cargo around the world, used for storage, or even the basis for homes, offices, bars or high-end industrial or academic applications. With this in mind, it can be somewhat confusing when you hear the terms ‘sea container’, ‘shipping container’, ‘freight container’ or ‘ISO container’ being used. Are […]
What Is A Freight Container?
If you are looking to buy a shipping container for one of a range of purposes, freight containers are a standard size, which meet the regulations required for them to be used in shipping freight. This doesn’t mean just being strong and robust enough to withstand rough sea, but also being the correct size and shape to […]
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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The Team on the desk were very helpful & Unit was in good condition.Steve – 5th Aug 2020
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Quick and Easy to get our hire container deliveredSue – 4th Aug 2020
Edward – Review#9233926
Ordered 2 x 20ft containers, they arrived in exactly 2 weeks as had to wait for anti-condensation coating to be applied. I was disappointed the paint used on the lock box modification does not match the green of the container but thats a minor point. The delivery guy was great.Edward – 4th Aug 2020
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