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Shipping containers are an ideal base for a conversion project. They are robust, portable, weatherproof and usually don't require planning permission. In addition to this, 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 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 drawing up detailed plans (see example plan below), in conjunction with our client, to ensure precise results.

Once we have the size and structure of the container sorted, we can fit the following features suited to workshop conversions:

  • Ply or melamine lining

  • Flat panel doors

  • Personnel door

  • Anti vandal windows

  • Electrics

  • Vinyl flooring

  • Partition wall

  • Anti slip Durbar floor plate

  • Workbench

  • Vents

  • Extractor fan

  • Shelving

  • Tool rack

  • Steel hooks

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 our recent workshop container conversions

We display our most detailed conversion case studies on our website, with step-by-step pictures and descriptions. These examples can be used as a starting point for your own conversion idea.

40ft high cube with lid

20ft workshop

20ft workshop

10ft workshop

8ft workshop

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