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New Build Containers

Wider, taller, narrower! New build containers have got it covered!

Containers Direct specialise in building brand new containers. We are one of the few UK's top manufacturers of new build containers, which are constructed to high standards, offering strength, security and excellent quality. Although there are new and used shipping containers on the market, the current climate has seen them in short supply and prices rapidly rising, so it makes sense for us to manufacture them in the UK, providing alternatives to our customers. In addition, shipping containers coming into the UK are made to conform to standard sizes, meaning they are exclusively 8ft wide with a maximum height of 9ft 6in. So if you are looking for a container which falls outside of these parameters then a new build container is the solution.

Typically our new build containers can be manufactured to any width between 5ft and 12ft. For spaces wider than 12ft we can provide two or more units, which can then be joined together on site. This is because transportation of anything above 12ft wide is problematic. We use tough 16 gauge corrugated steel to make each panel, and they are fully seam welding together for strong, watertight and dependable results.

Other features of our new builds include:
  • Double doors made from 3mm thick steel plate with locking arm and compressed door seals

  • Steel floor chassis overlaid with plywood

  • Lockbox

  • Lifting eyes

  • Painted to choice of colour

Popular uses for new build containers

New build containers are ideal for general purpose domestic storage, where a customised width, or height, is required. A wide range of optional extras are available to tailor your container to your requirements, such as ply lining and electrics . But often new build containers are also used as the structure for specialised conversion projects, including high-end engineering applications. We cover everything from shipping container garages to pop up shops, offices and workshops. Let us know what you need and we can build it!



For our many popular products we offer standardised packages.

Garage containers

The CarTainer® is a portable shipping container garage unique to Containers Direct. Our standard new build CarTainer® is 10ft wide, which allows enough room to park a car inside and comfortably open the doors to get in and out the car. Manufactured in standard widths of 15ft, 17ft and 20ft, and with enhanced security locking features, the floor is reinforced to bear a weight of up to four tonnes. This is the strongest, securest container garage on the market!


For extra wide CarTainers® and double garages we can build two or more units, which are joined together after delivery to your site.

10ft x 20ft storage container

These extra wide storage container are built to the quality standards of all our new build containers, and include easy to use flat panel doors. We can build to bespoke lengths upon request.

Slimline Containers

For those narrow spaces where an 8ft wide container won't fit, and available in widths of 5ft, 6ft and 7ft. We can make these to any length, our best sellers being 10fts, 12fts, 15fts and 20fts. As with all our shipping containers, they can be customised with our wide range of optional extras, along with a choice of three door types.



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Contact our sales team for your no obligation quote, including delivery!


Optional extras

As with all our standard shipping containers we are proud to be able to offer a comprehensive range of optional extras to customise your container.


Committed to Quality

Containers Direct are industry leading experts in new build containers; from 4ft wide to 14ft wide. With our in-house fabrication depot, you will be dealing directly with our team of experts, and we can provide complete quality control of your project. We are members of Make UK, a body who champion and celebrate British manufacturing and manufacturers.


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