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Container Conversion Workshops

Shipping containers are an ideal base for a conversion project. They are robust, portable and weatherproof, with lower costs than traditional building structures. In addition, they can be cut to any size and modified with a whole range of features, at a moderate cost. Containers Direct carry out container conversions on a daily basis, in our own workshops, overseen by a team of highly skilled and experienced designers and tradesmen.

Workshop container conversions are one of our most frequent projects. We can produce anything from a one off individual container conversion to large scale jobs involving multiple containers for large companies. When converting containers to workshops, we start by using a Computer Aided Design to map out detailed plans in conjunction with our client, to ensure precise results. We can use new or used shipping containers and work with any size, including 10ft containers, 20ft containers and 40ft containers. Once we have the size and structure of the container sorted, we can fit a wide range of features suited to workshop conversions, ranging from ply lining to benches.

View our recent workshop container conversions

Many of our workshop conversions are displayed on our website, detailing the design and special features. These examples can be used as a starting point for your own conversion idea.

We also offer the WorkBox, a budget range with a standardised package of feautures and sizes.

Pick and mix

Workshop conversions typically have the following features, which our clients can chose from.

Ply Lining

Ply lined and insulated shipping containers provide all round protection against condensation to keep your items safe from water damage. Our ply comes in either 9mm or 12mm thickness, and is insulated with 100mm rockwool insulation as standard

Melamine Lining

Similar to ply lining, melamine lining is a wipe clean option, whilst still providing insulation and protection against condensation.


Ideal if you need to get large and heavy items seamlessly into your container. Container floors are approximately 6 inches off the ground, so a ramp can help make any heavy lifting transitions easier. We offer a variety of ramps for containers - car ramps, heavy duty ramps, lightweight ramps, hinged ramps and bespoke builds.

Anti-vandal windows

Shipping container windows are a great addition to let in extra light and air to your container. With anti-vandal shutters as standard, your windows won't compromise the security of your container.


If you require lighting, heating, or sockets for your container, we've got the power! We offer two standard options of electrical installations depending on the needs of our customers..


Vents are the perfect addition to shipping containers workshops, to keep an airflow in the container when using power tools. We offer a variety of different sized louvered vents as well as standard shipping vents.


Create smaller areas for different uses within your container by dividing areas up with a partition wall. These can either be steel or timber, with the option of fitting an internal door into the partition to access both sections from the inside.

Shelving Racks

Maximise use of the ALL the space available within your container, including the height! Our 5 tier shelving racks come either pre-fitted by us, or flat packed for you to assemble once the container has arrived. Price per 3ft wide bay (assembled) - £60.00 plus VAT.

Durbar Flooring

Durbar flooring is a steel non-slip flooring, most commonly found in workshops and chemical stores.

Personnel Doors

Our steel personnel doors are suitable for frequent pedestrian use incorporating multi deadlocks and offering high levels of security. Personnel doors are the preferred door type for our workshops and equipment stores.


Wood cladding can help to 'disguise' your container. This can help with planning permission in some circumstances and improves the outside appearance of your container in rural settings. We offer three different standard cladding options; Rustic, Clean Cut and Shiplap.

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is a great option for workshop conversions. It is waterproof and durable, as well as being easy to keep clean!
We can also incorporate specialist equipment and design features into the build, upon request.Choose whatever combination best fits your requirements, or let us know if you have any specific requests not listed here. For instance, we can create any sized aperture in the container, ready for self fitting of any specialist equipment you may need (we have created apertures for air conditioning units, access hatches, steel brackets - to name but a few).

View all our Workshop Conversions on display

Other types of container conversions

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Profound Decisions made the profound decision to purchase three containers from us. Two were simply repainted and treated with Grafotherm (28ft and 20ft), while the third (28ft)( was converted with side doors, windows, interior partition, vinyl flooring, electrics and ply lining.

"The entire process was excellent. Delivery company were particularly superb - and the product looks excellent. We will definitely be back for more soon!"

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