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A roller shutter door (ask for the S4) is offered as one of our comprehensive range of container door options. Made from fully welded galvanised steel, and lockable at both ends, these doors offer good protection against theft and vandalism, but are ideal for areas where space is at a premium and easy access is required.

Roller shutter doors are ideal to create a convenient storage container, as they make for easy loading. They are also ideal for use with containers converted for use as, for example:
  • Garages

  • Market stalls

  • Pop up food bars

  • Pop up shops
For examples of our conversion work with roller shutters, take a look at our illustrated case studies.

Types of roller shutter doors

Our standard 8ft S4 doors are available either manually or electrically operated. The electric option can be operated either with a key-fob or an actual key depending on preference. Please note the electrical option will incur an additional charge of £150 plus VAT.

Shutter box: inside or outside?

Depending upon your requirements, we can fit the roller shutter door so it is housed either inside or outside the container:

Option 1

Rolls up inside the container. This method leaves the door flush with the container, and looks neater from the outside. Please note it will reduce the door entry height down from 7ft 5in to 6ft, as the housing box takes up approximately 12 inches of space inside the container, with approximately 2 inches of roller shutter hanging below when open.

Option 2

Rolls up outside the container. This method has the shutter housing box outside the container, with the top of the housing box level with the top of the container. This reduces the door entry height to 6ft 3in, as the housing takes up approximately 12 inches of space, with approximately 2 inches of roller shutter hanging below when open.

Option 3

Rolls up outside the container. This method also has the shutter housing box outside the container, but it is positioned above the top of the container, which means the almost the full door entry height (7ft 3in) is retained.

Roller shutters in action

We also offer roller shutter options as additional doors, or in the side of the container, half length, full width, and hatch style. Speak to our dedicated sales team to discuss your exact requirements.

Roller shutters can be powder coated to your choice of colour for an additional £170 plus VAT. We can also add brushes and seals to your roller shutter to reduce noise levels and potential water ingress for an additional £150 plus VAT.

Due to the mechanics of roller shutter doors, S4 containers are not covered in our watertight guarantee. Although most containers are maintenance free, the S4 door type does require continuing maintenance to ensure the roller shutter housing remains sealed. Due to the moving parts and the nature of the sealant around the frame, customers are advised they will need to re-seal around the container frame every 3-6 months to avoid any water ingress. This includes sealing around the roller shutter housing.

Please note that due to nature of the construction and handling of the roller shutter housing, minor scratches are not uncommon.


"The service was great and the delivery drivers could not have been more helpful."

From Evelyn Murray, Inverclyde Council, who ordered a 20ft once used container with a roller shutter.

"Great service from ordering to delivering our container."

From David at A & B Containers Ltd, who ordered a once used 24ft container with a roller shutter, personnel door, internal steel partition, ply lining and electrics.

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