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Containers for Farms

Shipping containers are fast becoming a common sight on farmland, as they provide an inexpensive and instant way to store essential supplies and equipment, from animal feed, fertilizers and pesticides to machinery. Some of our containers for farms have recently been purchased for use as workshops and even animal shelters. These can be converted to provide essential features such as windows and insulation. Many of our containers for farms are guaranteed wind and waterproof, rodent proof, and are extremely durable, therefore suited to both temporary and long term installation. One of the advantages they have over traditionally built outbuildings is they can relocated relatively easily, which allows you adapt their use according to the seasons and secondly offer more flexibility in terms of planning permission.

Containers Direct have a wide range of budget standard 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers, complete with rubber seals which are ideal for rodent resistant storage of animal feed and other agricultural supplies. We can also provide complaint container chemical stores. Many farmers also supplement their income with public facilities, such as farm shops, campsites, and the trending glamping pods. Shipping containers can be converted to provide these spaces, in a low cost and quick manner.

Branching out - converted and purpose built shipping containers for visitors

The modern way to farm can include opening up your land to visitors, for instance an on-site farm shop, tea shop, or camping facilities. If you are allowing people to stay on your land to generate extra income you will want to invest in an office, toilet and shower facilities, and for more upmarket camping, popularly known a glamping, some attractive and comfortable glamping pods. Containers Direct can provide these, by either converting existing shipping containers with a wide range of improvements and features, or by building them from scratch. Features can include:
It's easier than you think to transform a shipping container into a luxury wood cabin! See some of our work undertaken for ideas on how you can make your land more profitable, including pop up farm shops and to biomass boiler houses.

Chemical/Hazardous Materials Storage for Farms

Many of our containers for farms have been adapted to store hazardous substances safely and in compliance with the standards required by the Environmental Agency and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). It is worth checking whether the supplies you wish to store come under this jurisdiction as this would include fertilizers and pesticides. Our chemical storage containers are bunded to contain leaks and spillages, and have a range of other anti spillage safety features built in. We also have a ranger of flat pack chemical stores for sale, which are good for small spaces, difficult access and quick and easy repositioning. For more on chemical containers, see our page Chemical Stores.

Flat pack containers

Flat pack containers for farms are a great choice for the ultimate in freedom of movement from a store. These can be put up and down again in less than an hour, anywhere on your land, and no specialist lifting apparatus is required to move them. They are compact enough to store away neatly during idle times, and are also fully man portable, meaning they can be sited where space is at a premium and access is tricky. They are fully modular, so you can join them up to create larger areas of storage space as and when needed. See below for our range of flat pack storage container sizes and prices.

"I have done a lot of research finding the right container at the right price. I am delighted with our purchase and the service I got from your staff." From Angela Winstone, Butterfly's Nursery, who ordered a flat pack container.

Supplies and Equipment Storage for Farms

For use as a store for supplies and equipment we recommend standard shipping containers, which can be purchased either unmodified in sizes of 20ft and 40ft, or modified containers which are cut down to a range of sizes and have features added such as new, repositioned or additional doors, insulation and anti condensation treatment.

Cut down containers for farms are very flexible as they offer a range of customised options to fit your own requirements. For instance, doors can be added into the side of the container to give better access for larger equipment. For tall machinery we also have high cube containers that are an extra foot taller than standard containers.

Containers for food production

We can also convert containers suitable for food production, for example diary/cheese making industries. Containers are fitted with heavy duty lining and flooring, and drainage channels are added to make them easy to clean and hose down.

Testimonial from the agricultural industry

We are pleased to announce that our containers for farms have recently been given the seal of approval for the safe storage of animal feed by the Pirbright Institute (formerly known as the Institute for Animal Health)

"Thank you, we are very happy with the container! In fact I have been requested to ask if you have a similar container in a 30ft length to store animal feed with delivery to the same address as before.



From Gerry Harrison at Gorsey Down Farm, who purchased two flat pack containers, and a 10ft treated with Grafotherm:

"The whole chain was excellent including notice of delivery, arrival time and positive attitude of delivery driver"
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