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Side Access SD201

The SD201 is a used 20ft container with one set of standard sized doors, positioned in the side. This product is a low cost alternative to expensive new side access containers, and is manufactured at Containers Direct by modifying used shipping containers. Doors in the side of a container make for easy flexible access and the SD201 will give you 7ft 8in of entry space, centrally place in the long side - although we can offset them to one side upon request.

Standard features of the SD201

  • Quality used 20ft shipping container

  • No end doors

  • One set of easy to use S1* side doors

  • High security lockbox

  • Repaint in a standard RAL colour (please note: very bright or light colours i.e. white, red, orange etc. incur additional charges of up to 75%)

    *S1 doors, description: Flat steel panels, lightweight, single locking bar. Their reduced weight makes them easier to use than shipping container doors, and they are ideal for frequent usage. This does not compromise security, as we use thicker steel than standard shipping container doors.

Alternative door types

For an additional cost the SD201 can be supplied with other door types - the S3 door, personnel door, or a roller shutter. Read more about these doors in our Guide to Choosing Shipping Container Doors

Picture features S3 doors, which an upgraded version of S1 doors, featuring double locking arms and a rubber seal.

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An anti condensation treatment to repel moisture and protect contents from moisture damage.

Cost to treat 20ft container - £190 plus VAT


A cheaper option to ply lining or Grafotherm treatment to keep the contents of your container dry. Two Absorpoles are recommended for a 20ft container, at £35 plus VAT per pole.

Shelving Racks

Make best use of all the available space, and keep things tidy and well organised with shelving.

Cost per bay (1m/3ft wide) - £60 plus VAT fitted, OR £45 plus VAT self fitted


Choose from two electrical package options
Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, one 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket.
Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, two 5ft strip lights with diffusers, two double sockets and wall heater.

Ply Lining

A ply lining combined with rockwool insulation will keep the container at a constant temperature and provide the most resistant measure against condensation.

Wipe Clean Melamine Lining

For containers used in the catering and food trade, we can line the walls with melamine - easy to clean, sealed with plastic trim.


We offer a variety of ramps for containers - car ramps, heavy duty ramps, lightweight ramps, hinged ramps and bespoke builds. A range of sizes are also available. Cost from £205 plus VAT


"All your staff that contacted me were very helpful, including the driver that delivered the container."

From Steven Hughes, Novanta Technologies (UK) Ltd, who bought a SD201 container with S1 flat panel side doors.

"I wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation to you and the rest of your team. Very pleased with your service, product and delivery, all went exactly as promised. We aren't often in the market for these sorts of purchase, but in the event we need anything in the future, you will be my first port of call."

From Graham Lambert at Marine Offshore Designers Ltd, who bought a SD201 container.

Read all testimonials here!
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