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Bespoke Self-Storage Shipping Containers

Wednesday 3 November 2021 Filed in: General

Shipping containers provide safe, secure and cost-effective outdoor storage space, and for these reasons they remain a staple for self-storage companies to rent out. Standard unmodified 20ft shipping containers are easy to come by and will do the job for many self-storage customers, but it's important to offer a range of container sizes and types to attract other customers and fill up the otherwise "dead space" to keep your business running at maximum capacity. Containers Direct specialise in modifying shipping containers for the self-storage market. We can provide any size, including width and length, to fit any space, and offer a wide range of options to offer your customers the best choices to match their needs.

A range of sizes for self-storage shipping containers

The easiest way to adapt the size of shipping containers is to cut them down. Using standard sized 20ft and 40ft shipping containers they can cut down containers can be cut to any required length to produce storage containers from 5ft long up to 39ft! The more choice you can offer, the more customers you can attract and satisfy. No one wants to pay the rates for a large container when they only have a couple of items to store! This also allows you to make the most of all the space you have at your self-storage facility, by fitting smaller containers into those tight spots and small gaps.

Choose from a selection of new build shipping containers

Sometimes those tight spots and awkward corners are narrower a standard 8ft wide shipping container. Utilise these spaces with a new build container. Bespoke New Build containers can be made to the width and height you require, whether that's a narrow 5ft, or something wider that can accommodate items requiring storage such as cars and specialist equipment. Containers Direct specialize in manufacturing new build containers, which include:

Let us know what size you need and we can build it!

A choice of doors for self-storage containers

When shipping containers are cut down to size, or built as new, it allows the opportunity to offer a range of door types to complete the container. Containers Direct offer four door types, which include the original shipping container door, easy-to-use storage doors for frequent use, and roller shutters, which are great for space-saving as they open upwards instead of outwards. Side doors can be useful when it's more convenient in terms of space to site a container longways instead of endways.

Add additional extras to your self-storage unit

In addition to a choice of doors, choosing from a range of optional extras can add make your self-storage containers more attractive to prospective customers. Include some "deluxe" units for rent at your facility with features such as:
  • Large vents - good air-flow helps control condensation
  • Grafotherm - to slow down the formation of condensation
  • Ply lining and insulation - for total prevention of condensation
  • Electrics - a good light source is always handy in a container
  • Ramps - make it easier for customers with heavy loads
  • Partitions – dividing the container internally splits the container up for multiple occupancy


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