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Cut Down Containers

Made to order cut down containers are one of our biggest sellers, created from standard 20ft and 40ft quality shipping containers. New shipping containers are mainly manufactured with standard lengths of 20ft and 40ft length (width 8ft), which is perfect if you need 20ft or 40ft of storage space, but why pay more for this size if you don't want that much storage space? Cut down containers give you the freedom to choose the container YOU want.

Cut Down Containers from Containers Direct

With our large, in-house fabrication department, all work undertaken in the production of our cut down containers is of the highest quality. The results reflect over a decade of experience in the industry, and an ethos of putting quality and innovation at the forefront of our production.
  • A cut above the rest

    Our cut down storage containers are cut down from the real deal: 20ft and 40ft shipping containers. Original shipping containers are made from robust Corten steel, to give many years of outstanding performance, where they will remain wind and watertight and highly secure.

  • Extra thick wall panels

    Once the container has been cut down, we use 16mm gauge corrugated steel to form a new end wall. We match the corrugations to the rest of the container, so there is no compromise on strength and quality on the new wall.

  • Strong and secure doors

    Some clients opt to retain the original container doors, but we also offer a choice of door types in place of this. For example, many clients prefer our easy-open doors designed to give smoother access, especially when the container is used for storage. If new doors are required in the build we construct them from 3mm thick steel, with locking arm and lockbox, to maintain the high level of security offered by a shipping container. We also offer the option to add watertight door seals for added protection against water ingress.

  • Watertight welding

    We fully seam weld as standard on all cut down units to ensure there are no leaks. Common practice is to spot weld and seal cut down containers, but this method requires regular, on-going maintenance to prevent leaks appearing. This is why we opt for using a full seam weld to give our clients a superior product.

Please note: cut down containers are not suitable for shipping, stacking or lifting when loaded, and fork pockets and shipping vents are not guaranteed. Please speak to a Sales Advisor if you need these conditions, where they may recommend a Cut and Shut container.

Repainting - looking good and long lasting!

A coat of standard RAL paint can be added for the perfect individual finish to our cut down containers, although green and blue units are always in stock. Prices vary depending on container size, so give us a call to discuss! For our full range of colour options, browse through our RAL colour chart. If a container is ordered without a repaint, the welding work will be 'flashed' in a similar colour, we cannot guarantee this will be the exact same shade as the rest of the container.


"I was impressed by the fact the company was able to provide the length of container we wanted and painted in the colour of my choice too.

Continual correspondence was maintained through out our transaction, very well done to all the staff and I would most certainly recommend this firm. The delivery person who brought the container to site was fantastic also. Well done to you all."

From J. Olausen, PPM Co Ltd, after purchasing a 14ft container with S3 doors, repainted brown (RAL 3009)

Hippodrome Tyre Services requested a 33ft container, cut down from a 40ft;

"An excellent job, would use again and recommend."
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