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 container structures benefit from being unique, affordable and environmentally friendly. They are also extremely durable and secure, which makes them ideal for structures such as offices, bars and storage sheds.

What are the benefits of using a shipping container as a shed?

Wooden garden sheds are still extremely popular, but shipping container sheds are becoming a sought-after alternative to a traditional wooden shed. Using a shipping container as a shed can bring about various benefits. Here are some of the biggest advantages of choosing to build your garden shed out of a shipping container:


Shipping container sheds are extremely cost-effective, as they are durable and long-lasting, meaning they need replacing less often. You also have the option to make your container shed even more affordable by choosing a used shipping container. All of our second-hand containers are sold in line with high safety standards and are inspected for their quality before leaving our shipping container depot.


Wooden garden sheds are effective, but they do tend to rot over time and may become damaged in severe weather. In contrast, shipping containers are built from corrugated steel, which is extremely strong and durable. Steel is also weatherproof and should remain in good condition for many years. Most shipping containers have a lifespan of 25 years or more when they are well-maintained. All of our new shipping containers come with a generous 10-year warranty to give you complete peace of mind.


Traditional wooden sheds are typically easy to break into and can make your home a target for criminals. Having your garden shed broken into can lead to huge financial losses, especially if you use your shed to store expensive tools and equipment. Shipping container sheds are far more secure and you can also boost your security with container accessories, like padlock protectors. This will maximise your security and ensure that your valuables are protected.

Environmentally friendly

Another fantastic benefit of converting a shipping container into a shed is that it is environmentally friendly. A container shed allows you to reuse an old container, thus helping to reduce waste, lower carbon emissions and protect the environment from pollution.


One of the major advantages of using a shipping container over a traditional wooden shed is that you will have extra space. Even our smallest 10ft shipping containers offer around 72 square feet of storage and can fit the average contents of a small flat. This means that you’ll have no problem fitting your collection of garden implements and other equipment in your container shed. Plus, shipping containers have sturdy floors that are built to withstand heavy loads, making them ideal when you are storing large tools and equipment.

How do I convert a shipping container into a shed?

Creating a shed out of a shipping container is quick and easy when you use our container conversion services. Our specialist team will work with you to help turn your idea into a reality, all while ensuring that the highest safety standards are met. The major advantage of a shipping container shed is that you will have full flexibility over the design and layout. Our expert conversions team will optimise the space available and ensure that your container conversion includes all of the features you need or want. This can include lighting solutions, power points, insulation, windows and racking for storage.

Call our expert team to learn more about container conversions

We are experts in shipping container conversions and have been helping individuals and businesses across the UK plan successful conversions for many years. Check out our case studies to see what can be achieved with our container conversions. You can also give us a call to find out more on container conversions and the process involved. Our team of specialists are available to offer you our advice and bespoke services.

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