Containers.co.uk - A guide to containers for storage or shipping

Guide to containers for storage or shipping

This site is designed to give advice if you are looking to buy or rent a container - whether it is for site storage, for shipping goods, or for an international removal. Containers are extremely effective for the storage of goods, tools or sports-ground equipment because they are cheap, secure and watertight. Compared to conventionally built space, steel containers are much more flexible and cost-effective. We have 25 years of experience in the industry in buying, repairing, transporting and managing containers for self-storage and for shipping.

Sizes and types

Containers come in various shapes and sizes - this section outlines what sort of container you might want and standard dimensions.

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Tips for buying

You are buying or renting a piece of equipment from a stack of identical units, but as you look closer you see how different containers can be. These ideas are intended to help you spot the very rusty containers well before you have become the owner of one of them ....

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Lots of shipping containers

Conversions

You can get containers converted for very many purposes but you may need someone to help with the engineering. Here are some suggestions for getting it done...

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Buying a container

There are many pitfalls in buying a container - here are some things to watch out for.

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Container history

Containers are used very widely but how did it all start and why are there so many around?

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A shipping container

Maintenance

Containers benefit enormously from being looked after even though they have very few moving parts.....

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