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Second Hand 8ft Shipping Containers

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Looking for great value, strong storage containers? Containers Direct specialise in providing our clients with bespoke sizes, including 8ft used shipping containers. Standard size metal shipping containers are either 20ft containers or 40ft long, so in order to produce any other length, we cut these larger boxes down to size. Our in-house production facilities mean that we can readily accommodate any request for lengths between 5ft and 39ft. 10ft containers, 15ft containers and 25ft containers are particularly popular choices but if you only have space for a 24ft or a 16ft we are able to provide any length you need. Because we don't have to contract our work out, we can offer these containers at a competitive price you'll like. We make weekly delivery runs to all parts of the UK ensuring cheap delivery prices and quick lead times. Why not start by looking at our unique choice of four door types, each designed for the different needs of our customers.

8ft used shipping containers can be refurbished, along with all other sizes of cut down containers for sale, with a wide range of optional extras both inside and out such as doors in the side, ply lining, cladding, a simple free repaint to your own choice of colour up to spectacular high end conversions. When you buy an 8ft used shipping container from us, we can guarantee the highest quality of workmanship combined with the superior strength and security that comes with a steel ISO container.

Benefits of 8ft used shipping containers


Shipping containers are manufactured from 16 guage Corten steel making them strong and secure.


Our in-house depot can modify and convert shipping containers for a variety of different uses.


We provide an exterior repaint in rubberised marine paint for all second hand shipping containers under 20ft as standard.


Shipping containers benefit from being portable, meaning you can move them when needed.


With an extensive range of optional extras to choose from, have your container modified to suit you.


We offer all our shipping containers with a 12 month guarantee for your peace of mind.

Optional Extras

Free with ALL 8ft Used Shipping Containers


All our 8ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).


The price of our 8ft second hand containers includes exterior re-spraying with our specialist rubberised container paint, in a choice of standard RAL colours Please note, for very light or bright paint options there is a supplementary charge.

The Build Process

Containers Direct build all 8 foot containers in their in-house fabrication depot and deliver nationwide using a network of hauliers. Fabrication of our 8ft units involves taking 40ft used containers and cutting them down to size. We complete our cut down containers using corrugated high gauge steel. All component parts are then fully seam welded together to create 8ft storage containers! Our dedication to quality is why our 8ft containers are unrivalled in the container industry. What's more, you get a whole year's warranty included in the cost to assure you your container is watertight and of the highest quality you can expect from a used container, although we can work with both second hand and new containers, depending upon your budget. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

8ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
8ft DV8ft8ft8ft6
8ft High Cube8ft8ft9ft6

If you are seeking exact dimensions and specifications for all sizes of containers, visit our Shipping and Storage Container Dimension Charts page.

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See how adaptable the 8ft can be!


The 8ft makes a solid structure for smaller container conversion projects. They can be easily modified for uses such as Chemical Storage, toilets and smoking shelters; or even as a small office or workshop! We can convert any sized container for any use!

Flat pack option

Do you have limited space or tricky access? Flat pack containers start from 2m long making them the ideal option when you need a man-portable solution!

Wider, narrower, longer or shorter?

For wider than the standard 8ft, see our extra wide containers, or see our SlimLine® Range of narrow containers between 4ft and 7ft. If 8ft is too short, or even too long, Containers Direct cut to shorter or longer lengths.

Upgrade to New Container

Thinking of upgrading the condition of your container?

Used shipping containers are our most affordable option and can be the perfect basis for conversion projects or used as simple stores. However, a new shipping container will be superior in cosmetic appearance and have a longer lifespan. Interested in learning more about the difference in price and condition for a new 8ft shipping container?
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"The best price I could find for a non-standard size container. Especially as it includes repainting - great range of colour choices. I was concerned about ordering from far away (local companies are able to do a site survey) but was able to communicate by email about the site to reassure us. The delivery company was also excellent and placed the container perfectly despite the site being a bit tricky."

From Leeds Bike Mill

"Amazing service your team are a credit to your company and the delivery driver was an absolute diamond nothing was a problem. Thanks for making this purchase great :)"

From Jason Thomas at YMCA Together, who ordered a used 8ft container with S1 doors, repainting and shelving bays.

"Excellent container, great service and communication."

From Snorkel Wild, who ordered a used 8ft container with S1 doors, plylined and insulated with electrics and vinyl flooring.

"I love my container! I'm using it for Forest School storage so with the shelving you supplied everything can be stored tidy and easy for the children to get resources. Great customer service, whenever I emailed I had a response very quickly. The whole process was easy & I had exactly what I asked for."

From Vicky Hibben - Awel Y Mor Primary, who ordered a 8ft Used Shipping Container - 9mm Ply lined and Insulated with Shelving.

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