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High cube containers stand at 9ft 6inches tall, giving a whole extra foot in height over standard sized containers. This makes them ideal for tall loads, or if you need to squeeze just a little bit more into the container. 20ft high cube containers increase the internal space available by 250 cubic ft.

In all other aspects the design is the same as the standard 20ft shipping container, watertight, exceptionally strong and secure.

Uses for 20ft high cube containers

High cube containers are particularly suitable for transporting lighter, voluminous cargoes and over height cargoes up to a maximum of 2.70m tall. They also make ideal storage units for plant machinery, as the extra height can accommodate taller equipment such as diggers. They are popular choice for self storage of household goods and furniture, where items are large and bulky.

Door types for high cube containers

Choose from a range of door styles, designed to meet your needs.

S1 doors

Designed for storage use. Made from flat steel panels they much easier to open and close than traditional shipping container doors, making them ideal for frequent use. They do not compromise on quality or security, and can be complimented with the addition of a door seal as an optional extra:

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

S2 doors

S2 containers are most popular on building sites and have the advantage of rubber door seals to seal the unit. They can be harder to manoeuvre than our S1 doors.

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
For S3 doors add a supplement of £175 to the container price for these doors.

S4 doors

Galvanised steel, padlockable on both ends, 8ft wide roller shutter doors make a great alternative, or addition, to standard storage doors. They come in either manual or electrical options.

Cost of manual option £1950 plus VAT

(Please enquire for cost of electric option)

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.
Price per personnel door - £565 plus VAT

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.



All doors on our 20ft FG containers are fitted with a lockbox, at no extra cost. The lockbox fits snugly around the container lock to prevent unauthorised access.



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


Have your container repainted on the outside to your own choice of colour, in rubberised, protective container paint.

Cost to repaint 20ft container - £215 plus VAT

Please note for very light or bright paint options (ie white, yellow, red, orange) there is a supplementary charge of 75% over standard repainting rates

Ply Lining

A ply lining combined with rockwool insulation will keep the container at a constant temperature and provide the most resistant measure against condensation.

Cost to line a 20ft high cube container - from £1260 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 20ft container high cube starts from £1320 plus VAT

Shelving Racks

Make best use of all the available space, and keep things tidy and well organised with shelving.

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


Choose from two electrical package options
Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, light switch, 2 x 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - from £350 plus VAT

Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, two 5ft strip lights with diffusers, two double sockets and wall heater - from £450 plus VAT


An anti condensation treatment to repel moisture and protect contents from moisture damage

Cost to treat 20ft container - £190 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. Cost from £205 plus VAT

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