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10ft New Shipping Containers

Need a small storage container for long term use? Although second hand shipping containers offer great value for money, you may wish to consider a new shipping container if you are looking for extended years of trouble free use, or a superior cosmetic condition.

In the UK, new shipping containers are defined as 'one trip containers', as they are manufactured in China and shipped over with cargo, so the odd dent or scuff mark from handling is to be expected. Other than some evidence of handling, a one trip container will be as new.

Making 10ft containers

As the majority of new shipping containers are manufactured in standard 20ft and 40ft sizes, we fabricate our own 10ft size containers from these larger ones. From a 40ft new shipping container, we can make four new 10ft units in our own workshop.

Please note cut down containers are not suitable for shipping, stacking or lifting when loaded. They can be modified upon request if these conditions are required.

Step by Step

  • First we cut the 40ft container into 4 x 10ft pieces

  • As they will now be only one door between the four units, we need to make and fit three new doors (one unit gets to keep the original S2 door, but will get a new end wall)

  • The remaining three units are fitted with one of our door types for storage containers:

S1 doors

Ideal for storage containers, as they are easier to handle than shipping container doors. We make these doors from flat steel panels and include a security lock box that guards the padlock.

We retail our new 10ft shipping containers with S1 doors at £1800 plus VAT

Recommended Product! Why not add compressed door seals* to your S1 container for only £65.00 plus VAT

S2 doors

These are original ISO shipping container doors, left in tact when the container is cut down to 10ft. Made from corrugated steel with a rubber seal, and multiple locking bars.

We retail our new 10ft shipping containers with S2 doors at £1800 plus VAT

S3 doors

At Containers Direct we offer a unique third option which combines the advantages of both types of door. We are lucky to have manufacturing facilities on site and have designed and manufactured a door which is both easy to use and is superior in quality. Although the appearance of S3 doors may differ slightly from container to container, they all share these characteristics:
  • New/once-used

  • External rubber door seals

  • Waist high handles

  • Two locking arms on the right hand door only

  • Shoot bolts on the left hand door

We retail our new 10ft shipping containers with S3 doors at £1975 plus VAT

S4 doors

Roller shutter doors with a choice of manual or electric operation. Made from galvanised steel, they are frequently used for container conversions, and can be fitted as an additional door in the side, or a replacement for the original.

We retail our new 10ft shipping containers with a Roller Shutter door at £2395 plus VAT

S5 doors

These are steel personnel doors, suitable for frequent pedestrian use in out of the container, incorporating multi deadlocks and offering high levels of security. Personnel doors are the preferred door type for our portable site office units, and other conversions, such as offices, classrooms, workshops and equipment stores.

Side doors

Doors can also be positioned in the side of the container. Choose from S1, S3, S4 (roller shutter) and S5 (personnel door). We also supply extra wide side doors, and multiple sets where size allows. You can have a side door to replace the end door, or in addition to.

10ft new build containers

10ft new build containers differ from our once used 10ft container brand, as they are built as a brand new product, and not constructed by cutting down from larger shipping containers. They provide a quality level of strength and security.



All our 10ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55)



Add one of our specialist Lock 2000 padlocks, compatible for use with the lock box, for a discounted price of £35 plus VAT

*Compressed door seals

An option for S1 doors - these are attached to the inside of the container door and compress to form a watertight seal when the door is closed.

Cost - £65 plus VAT


All new shipping containers are immediately available in blue and green. However, if you require an alternative colour, we are able to repaint the exterior of your container to any colour required from our extensive RAL colour chart.

Cost to repaint 10ft container - £150 plus VAT

Cost to repaint 10ft container, by masking door seals and locking gear (to retain 'new' appearance) - £295 plus VAT

Ply Lining

For containers requiring a more constant inside temperature, for instance when storing paperwork, textiles or household furniture, adding a plywood lining with insulating material will protect these items from moisture damage. For more details, read our page on ply lined containers

Cost to supply and fit a 10ft ply lining - from £650 plus VAT


"Disguise" your container with wood cladding. It protects, looks good, and can help with planning permission. Choose from three standard types of wood, or enquire about bespoke finishes. For more details read our page Cladded Shipping Containers

Cost to clad a 10ft container start from £890 plus VAT

Shelving Racks

Maximise use of the ALL the space available within your container, including the height! Our multi-purpose shelving racks are ideal for creating organised and accessible storage.

Cost per bay (1m/3ft wide) - £60 plus VAT - fitted, OR £45 plus VAT - self fitting


If you require lighting, heating, or sockets for your container, we've got the power! We offer two standard options of electrical installations:

    Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - from £315 plus VAT
    Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, one 5ft strip light with diffuser, two double sockets and wall heater - from £405 plus VAT


Reduce condensation in your container! All our containers can be treated with Grafotherm, a highly effective solution to keep condensation within containers at bay.

Cost to treat a 10ft container - £120 plus VAT.


We offer a variety of ramps for containers - car ramps. heavy duty ramps, lightweight ramps, hinged ramps and bespoke builds. A range of sizes are also available.


Boston Woods Trust in Lincolnshire, purchased a one trip 10ft container with S1 doors:

"Very helpful with personal service. You were great!"

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