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Shipping Container Garages

Wednesday 6 November 2019 Filed in: General

Do shipping containers make good garages? The answer is yes! They make a low cost and convenient alternative to a traditional garage. With a few modifications available at Containers Direct we can ensure your shipping container garage is fit for purpose and your car is safe, secure and dry for either frequent use or long term storage.

A basic steel shipping container unit is incredibly robust, meaning the risk of theft or vandalism is minimal. Made from Corten steel, a good quality container will be watertight and able to withstand corrosion. This is an excellent starting point for a garage. The downside is that with a standard 8ft wide shipping container, although your car may fit inside, opening the doors to enter and exit your car can be a bit tight with anything other than a small vehicle. Also condensation inside shipping containers can be a problem with rapid temperature changes over night and in winter.

Both these issues can be resolved with Containers Direct's garage container conversions. We can ply line any container to completely eliminate condensation, and if extra width is required we have two options:

  1. The purpose built CarTainer – built to 10ft wide, this gives a highly convenient extra 2ft of space inside the container. We can make these to any length, with the most popular being 10ft, 15ft and 20ft. But the choice is yours! These garages are built from new in our own production facilities, from corrugated box profile steel with a reinforced ply floor. A range of optional extras, including ply lining are available to customise your container garage. For more details on our custom built containers see out page 10ft Wide Garage Container.

  2. Joining up shipping containers – if you require a garage much wider than 10ft, for instance if you are storing two cars or need extra space for general storage, we can join standard 8ft wide shipping containers together to give spaces of 16ft wide, 24ft wide, and beyond. For more information on this customisation see our page Joining Up Shipping Containers.

Cladding and roller shutters

Wood cladding is a popular optional extra with shipping container garages, along with a full width roller shutter. These features are both practical and easy on the eye. Your garage will be the talk of the town!


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