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New & Used Shipping Containers For Sale UK

The UK's Nationwide Retailer & Manufacturer of Shipping Containers, Storage Containers, Flat Pack Containers, Container Offices & Container Conversions

Looking for a great value shipping container, flat pack container, container office, or do you need a container conversion? For good value, great service and better outcomes, deal directly with the UK's most innovative manufacturer of shipping containers - no agents, no middlemen, go Direct! Take a tour of our virtual depot where you can browse our range of new and used shipping containers for sale, storage containers for sale, portable container site offices and converted shipping containers. You'll be amazed at what we can do with a shipping container!
We have shipping containers for sale for all uses - from standard storage containers, flat packs for your garden, and full-scale conversion projects. Choose from our wide range of container modifications to customise your container. If you can't see what you want, just ask! Nationwide delivery available.

Used and New Shipping Containers For Sale

We offer a full range of shipping container sizes, both new and used. Check out the most popular container sizes, door types and modifications, including prices, using the links below. Used shipping containers give you best price and can be used as a base for conversion projects. Upcycled materials such as used shipping containers are a popular choice in the construction of eco-friendly buildings. If your budget allows, choose new shipping containers for a longer life-span and superior condition.

Container Conversion Specialists

Take a look at our award winning container conversions service for shipping container modifications and bespoke buildings. From chemical stores, site offices and pop up shops to portable toilets and food outlets, contact us today free on 0800 0612 575 to tell us what you need. You can view our Container Conversions brochure here, or why not take a look at some of our amazing work?

Popular Container Modifications & Applications

See some examples of our products and applications that are most commonly requested beyond our standard shipping container sales. Our range covers everything from portable offices, garages and toilets, to extra wide, extra narrow and bespoke new builds manufactured in own workshops. We don't just sell, we build too, meaning we work with your plans to produce exactly what you need. Tell us your requirements, and your delivery postcode using our Quick Quote form to get the ball rolling. Alternatively call us direct to speak to one of team to discuss what we can offer.

Case Study of the Month

19th July, 2024

CS98771 - 30ft ModiBox®+ 40ft store

We can convert anything from a single container to a project requiring several components using multiple containers. The job featured here involved five different containers, a viewing platform with staircase and two new ramps. That's a big conversion project, and we were honoured to have been chosen to undertake it by the RAF Cosford Kart Club in the Midlands, especially as we remember the heroic role that the RAF played in the Battle of Britain in July 1940, 84 years ago this month, when Britian stood alone against the might of the German Reich.

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As a long established and reputable shipping container company, we want to instil confidence in our customers that we can deliver on our promises, and provide high quality products and service. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself what our past and present clients have to say about Containers Direct.
17th July 2024

"Excellent, professional service from start to finish and the container was delivered ahead of planned schedule by 2 days, which was fantastic. Excellent experience and will definitely do business with you again."
From John Gleave, Calbee Group UK Ltd; who ordered a Used 40ft Shipping Container
16th July 2024

"It was all very good. From start to finish, I was informed about the whole process. Couldn't fault any of the service we had from you. All staff were very knowledgable in their particular area of expertise. Highly recommend."
From G Hill & Sons Ltd; who ordered a Used 12ft Shipping Container
10th July 2024

"I can only say that the service and product were very good."
From Robert Bond; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Store
10th July 2024

"Very satisfied with everything."
From The Nutrient Company (TNC) Ltd; who ordered two 3m Flat Pack Stores
10th July 2024

"Neil was excellent and dealt with my query / order very professionally and without hesitation. Excellent communication from start to finish."
From Bright Arches Ltd; who ordered a Used 14ft Shipping Container
8th July 2024

"We are very happy with our order, thank you!"
From Angela Lo, John Snow College; who ordered a Used 20ft Shipping Container

Just some of the clients we've worked with...

Mercedes Benz
Ministry of Defense
Environment Agency
National Trust
Balfour Beatty
British Gas
Network Rail
Harley Davidson

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Shipping Container News

Why 20 foot Shipping Containers Are So Versatile
**UPDATED Published Friday 19 July 2024, Updated Friday 19 July 2024
Of all shipping containers sizes, the 20ft length container is the most common, versatile and best value for money per sq ft. Great as a cheap, secure storage unit, easily modifed with user-friendly optional extras, or perfect as the foundation for a conversion project.
Can I use shipping containers for my Self Build project?
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 2 July 2024, Updated Tuesday 2 July 2024
Self build homes are a popular path to homeownership in the UK. There are so many plus points to self build. Not only does it give people the chance to tailor their house exactly to their needs, as well as usually enjoying a not insignificant profit if and when they come to sell, but you will also get more house for your money as well as the chance to live in a more sustainable home, providing you follow a few self build tips along the way. Of course that's not to say that building your own home doesn't have its challenges.
Why Choose a Toilet Container Over Portaloos?
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 25 June 2024, Updated Thursday 27 June 2024
With outdoor season is upon us most of us will be braving the toilets at some kind of outdoor event or tourist attraction. While the classic portaloo is a the cheapest most practical option for large festivals where a temporary toilets are required en masse, for smaller events, campsites or fixed locations, toilet containers can be a better option.
Read Our May Newsletter - Price drop on our shipping containers!
**UPDATED Published Wednesday 29 May 2024, Updated Wednesday 29 May 2024
Take advantage of our shipping container price cuts today! This is not a sale or a short-term special offer, we've reduced our prices on standard shipping containers for the foreseeable future. This applies to our 20fts, 40fts and many of our cut-down in between container sizes. Browse our range of shipping container sizes and save as much as £500 on previous prices.


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