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Second Hand 25ft Shipping Containers

Our 25ft second hand containers bridge the gap between standard sized 20ft and 40ft shipping containers. They can be used as storage containers, giving you a little bit extra space over the more common 20ft size, without having to upgrade to the extra larger 40ft, or they can be used as the building block of a conversion project ie offices, workshops, catering unit.

The vast majority of new shipping containers are manufactured to standard lengths of 20ft or 40ft, 8ft wide and 8ft6 high. This doesn't leave a lot of choice, so Containers Direct by fabricating unique sized containers in our workshops, we can offer our customers any length required.

Second hand 25ft containers are typically made by taking a used 40ft container and cutting into two pieces - one 25ft long and one 15ft long. Then we complete the two separate containers by adding either new doors, or a new end wall. During this process, we can add a wide range of optional extras to enhance your container. We use high gauge steel, corrugated steel panels and full seam welding in the process of creating a new 25ft container. We call these cut down containers.

Prefer a new container? Then choose a new container instead of second hand for this process!

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. Prices below refer to standard height containers, prices may vary of optional extras for a high cube container.

Four door choices

S1 doors - flat panel, easy to use

These doors are ideal for frequent use, especially for storage containers. The flat, steel panels make the doors easier to handle, by reducing the weight, and are secured by a metal locking bar, and lockbox to protect the padlock.

We can add a compressed door seal to S1 containers for a cost of £65 plus VAT

Cost of 25ft S1 container - £1500.00 PLUS vat

S2 doors - original shipping container doors

When cutting the container down to size, we leave the original door in place. Made from corrugated steel, these doors are heavier to handle, but have the benefit of a rubber door seal to prevent water ingress.

Cost of 25ft S2 container - £1500.00 plus VAT

S3 doors - flat panels with rubber seals

These doors are only available from Containers Direct. We use lightweight steel panels, as with the S1 door, add an external rubber door seal, and a double arm lock. A lockbox is also provided with this door.

Cost of 25ft S3 container - £1675.00 plus VAT

Please note there is a surcharge on the price of our S3 doors on high cube containers. Ask our Sales team for a price.

S4 doors - Roller shutters

Anti vandal, galvanised steel roller shutter doors, with manual or electrical operation. At 8ft wide (the same size as standard container doors, they be fitted as an additional door, or a replacement for the original.

Cost of 25ft S4 container (manual operated door) - £2000.00 plus VAT

(Please enquire for cost of electric option)

Side doors and extra doors

According to your requirements, we can fit doors in the longside of the container, either in addition to, or as a replacement to end doors. A combination of side doors and end doors can give full access to the container.

Prices for additional doors:

S1 and S2 - £645, S3 - £805 plus VAT

Personnel door

Steel security door for pedestrian use, incorporating multi deadlocks and offering high levels of security.

Cost per door £565.00 plus VAT


Our containers come with a steel lock box, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55.00 plus VAT)

Optional Extras


Repainting externally, using specialist rubberised container paint, will not only visually enhance your container, but it can also extend its life by providing an extra layer of protection against the elements and knock and bumps. Choose from an extensive range of colours.

Cost to repaint 25ft container - £250.00 plus VAT

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


Add one of our specialist Lock 2000 padlocks, compatible for use with the lock box, for a discounted price of £35.00 plus VAT

Interior repainting

An interior repaint can instantly improve the appearance of used containers.

Cost - £230 plus VAT

Ply Lining

To eliminate condensation inside your container, we line the inside with rockwool and plywood, to keep the container at a more consistent temperature. See our webpage Ply Lining for more on this process.

Cost to line 25ft container - from £1100 plus VAT


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

Cost to clad a 25ft container starts from £1495 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, two 5ft strip lights with diffuser, a double socket - from £410 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 £515 plus VAT


Grafotherm is an innovative spray coating for the inside of the container to prevent and dry out condensation. Highly recommended for the storage of items easily effected by moisture.

Cost from £220 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

25ft New Shipping Containers from £2850.00 plus VAT


"I found the customer service excellent. They were extremely helpful in answering my questions and dealing with my payment issues. The communication that I had with them on the run up to delivery was faultless. They kept me fully up to date on how my order was progressing and dealt with any issues that came up effectively. I would also like to mention the delivery driver, who made the whole thing pain free. An excellent service overall. I would highly recommend them."

Received from Rosie Smart, Earls Barton Parish Council
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