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5ft and 6ft long containers are ideal for use as a small store, and for areas where space is limited. We often sell these units to clients for their gardens and allotments, for storing gardening equipment. outdoor furniture and bicycles. The standard 8ft shipping container width is retained as we by cut down these neat little containers from used, larger shipping containers. From a 40ft container we can make to to eight 5ft containers! The "new" sections of containers are then made whole with the addition of either new doors, a new end wall, or both, depending upon where the cut has been made. Our expertise in manufacturing new doors for cut down containers means we can offer four different styles to complete your container.

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.

For containers with a width less than the standard 8ft, see our page Narrow Containers

Door styles for 5ft and 6ft containers

S1 doors

These are flat panelled steel doors, are much easier to open and close than standard shipping container doors, as well as being more aesthetically pleasing. Often the preferred choice of schools and clubs, for use as garden sheds, a bike store, or general storage. Take a look at an example of an 6ft S1 container

Price of 5ft or 6ft container with S1 doors - £1075 plus VAT

S2 doors

The original shipping container door is most popular on building sites and has the advantage of retaining the rubber door seals, for complete watertightness. The disadvantage is that you may have to struggle to open and close them, unless you are used to working in manual labour! See our standard 5ft S2 container

Price of 5ft or 6ft container with S2 doors - £1075 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

See our 5ft S3 container for more product details

Price of 5ft or 6ft container with S3 doors - £1250 plus VAT

S4 doors

8ft wide 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, or a replacement for the original.

Price of 5ft - 6ft container with manual Roller Shutter door - £1525 plus VAT

(Please enquire for price of electric option)

Personnel door

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.

Cost per door £565



Included in the price of all our small second hand containers, is an exterior re-spray with our specialist rubberised container paint, in your own choice of colour.

Please note, for very light or bright paint options (ie white, yellow, red, orange) there is a supplementary charge of £100


Our containers come with a steel lockbox, protecting 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

Ply Lining

Ply lining and insulation will maintain a steady temperature inside the container, and therefore prevent condensation problems and damage to stored items, such as paperwork, textiles or household furniture. For more details, read our page on ply lined containers

Cost to supply and fit a 5ft - 6ft ply lining -£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 5 -6ft container starts from £890 plus VAT

Shelving Racks

Our multi-purpose shelving racks are ideal for creating organised and accessible storage. With a steel framework, this interconnectable shelving is designed for heavy weight bearing.

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


Get connected with one of our electrical packages. Even in a small container, you can have power. We offer two standard options of electrical installations:

    Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, light switch, 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - from £315 plus VAT
    Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, light switch, 5ft strip lights 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 low cost solution to control condensation in steel containers.

Cost to treat a 5ft - 6ft container - £100 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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