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Our 8ft new build containers are perfect for storage in small spaces. They also make an excellent alternative to the traditional garden shed, for storing tools, equipment and bikes. Both robust and secure, they are as dependable as the traditional shipping container, but in a more manageable size!

Features of 8ft new build containers

  • Corrugated steel

  • High corrosion and UV resistance

  • Stackable up to 3 high

  • Galvanised locking bar

  • Rubber sealed doors

  • 4 vents

  • Available with wooden or steel floor

  • Handling with crane or forklift

  • Powder coated paintwork

Optional extras for 8ft containers


Our 8ft new shipping containers come in standard blue and green colours. However, we can repaint your container exterior to any colour required from our extensive RAL colour chart.

Cost to repaint 8ft container - £150 plus VAT

Cost to repaint 8ft container, by masking door seals and locking gear (to retain 'new' appearance) - £295 plus VAT


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


This steel lockbox protects the padlock from tampering - price £55 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 an 8ft 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 different types of wood. For more details read our page Cladded Shipping Containers

Cost to clad an 8ft container start 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 an 8ft container, you can have 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 £305 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 £395 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 an 8ft container - £120 plus VAT.

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