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Why Use a Garden Storage Container?

Monday 22 February 2021 Filed in: General

Are the first signs of spring making you itch to get back out in the garden? As the winter lifts and lockdown eases, we're all excited about enjoying our outdoor spaces again! The first tentative steps usually involve getting things organised in your garden again, clearing out the old, making way for the new. Find out how garden storage container can help with this.

What is a garden storage container?

For storage of significant amounts, a shipping container is the ideal choice. There are two types of container suitable for gardens that come under the broader umbrella of "shipping container" – a standard shipping container, and a new build storage container, either flat pack or pre-assembled.

Shipping containers

These can be either new or used, altered to any size to fit the space that you have, and modified with a range of extras, such as ply lining on the inside, wood cladding on the outside, electrics and shelving. View the full range of optional extras available at Containers Direct. One of our best-selling garden shipping container is the used 10ft with S1 doors, cut down from a standard sized container and fitted with new doors that are much easier to use than original shipping container doors.

Flat pack containers

These are ideal for smaller spaces and areas of limited access, as they are fully man portable. As shipping containers need to be lifted into place with a lorry mounted crane, this can be a barrier to getting a shipping container delivered to your garden. By choosing a flat pack container you can accommodate one in even the smallest gardens and areas of tightest access.

New build containers

If you require a specific size of container that is not covered by either of these options, you can opt for a custom built storage container. These can be made extra wide, which are often used as an alternative to a brick built garage, or extra narrow for those awkward spaces that can't accommodate the standard 8ft width of all shipping containers.

Easy garden tool storage

Whatever type of garden storage container you choose, all make great alternative to the traditional garden shed, suitable for the safe storage of garden tools and equipment such as lawnmowers, ladders, pots and compost. Made from steel with very secure locking systems, they offer better security and longevity than a wooden shed. And you can take them with you if you move house!

As part of the flat pack range we also offer a neat little garden store, specifically designed for easy garden tool storage. Hardwearing and leak proof, it is just the right size for your gardening essentials.

Great for bike and motorbike storage

Let's not forget one of the most important items that requires a convenient and secure storage space in the garden! Bikes and motorbikes are probably the most expensive and valued items we keep in our gardens, so it's important not to scrimp on a place to secure them. All of our garden storage containers will do the job, with their robust construction and enhanced security features. Or you might want to opt for purpose built flat pack bike store, the perfect size for a single motorbike or a couple of pushbikes.

Create a garden home office

Of course gardens are not just for gardening! With working from home on the increase, especially during lockdowns, people are finding creative ways to secure the perfect work space without leaving home. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a spare room or study, so the other option is to use the space you have outside. Even the smallest of garden offices can provide enough room for a desk and power for a computer.

The ModiBox range

The ModiBox is a converted shipping container, available in a range of sizes and fitted with standard features that provide the basics that you need to get started in a garden office – that includes windows, lining and insulation and electrics. As with all products from Containers Direct, upgrades and bespoke designs are available.

Flat pack offices

As with flat pack storage containers, these are perfect for gardens with restricted access, as they are delivered on a flatbed truck and can be unloaded and carried by hand to their final destination. If you have the space in your garden, but not the access, then opt for two or more units which can be joined together on site. All our flat pack products are modular!


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