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Metal Storage Container

Containers Direct have two main types of metal container for sale - flat pack and prefabricated. Both have their strong points, so when it comes to deciding which is best for you, a good starting point is to ask the questions 'where are you going to store it?' and 'what are you going to use it for?' Flat pack containers are ideal for smaller spaces and tricky access, while prefabricated containers are a good all-rounder for storage, and can be modified for purpose. Find out more about each type.

Metal shipping containers

You won't find a storage container stronger than a metal shipping container. Also known as ISO containers these are made to withstand harsh conditions at sea, stacked on top of one another. After they are sold off by shipping lines they are generally used as storage units, or else become the building blocks of a shipping container conversion project, which can include offices, workshops, pop up shops and catering units, and much more beside. They represent excellent value for numerous applications. New shipping containers can also be purchased, where they have only had one sea faring journey to arrive at UK ports. Standard sizes are 20ft and 40ft, but once sold off to the storage market they can be modified to any required size.

Modified shipping containers

These are designed for storage by using the main body of a shipping container, and making alterations to produce a wide range of custom built storage units. Have a look at this metal container that has been cut from a shipping container to produce a 12ft storage container with easy open and close doors. Original shipping doors are quite heavy for frequent use! We offer a wide range of modifications to your shipping container, including four types of doors, side doors for easier access and ply lining to eliminate condensation. See all our optional extras and customise your container to the way you want it.

Optional Extras

Unmodified shipping containers

These are suitable for shipping or storage. If you are planning to use it for shipping it's essential you check it's certified and plated first, as it needs to pass rigorous standards before it can be shipped. However, many unmodified shipping containers will be used by customers for storage purposes only, as they are cheaper than modified containers, but still give the same level of protection to the contents.

We have new, quality used and economy containers for sale - something for all budgets. This metal container for sale is a example from our budget range of shipping containers. It does the job at a great price!

Flat pack metal containers

If you have limited space to store a container in, or feel it's inadvisable to attempt delivery of a very large load to your location, then it's probably best to select a flat pack container. They are assembled on site, so there are no limitations to where our drivers can reach. You will make substantial savings on the costs with our flat pack stock. We often get calls from customers concerned over the prospect of self assembly, but in basic terms, it's only a matter of screwing the panels together and you don't have to be in the construction trade to do this! Our online assembly guide demonstrates this, although full detailed instructions are enclosed with the product too. It may also be sensible to use a flat pack container if you have the need to relocate it regularly.

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"Really good dealing with Containers Direct, very helpful, reliable and professional."

From Graham Sawford, Ideal Storage Ltd who purchased a used 40ft container adapted to a self-storage facility, including 4 x steel personnel doors and 3 internal steel partition walls.
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