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Chemical Store Shipping Containers

20ft Kite chemical store
20ft Falcon chemical store

flat pack chemical store
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With an ever increasing focus on environmental issues these days, Containers Direct have an increased demand for secure and compliant chemical stores. Guidelines from the Environmental Agency and HSE (Health and Safety Executive) state that all hazardous substances such as chemicals, flammables, fertilizers and pesticides must be stored to safeguard the welfare of people, animals and the environment. Regulations have become tighter and are being more stringently implemented, and the responsibility is now upon the employer to do a COSHH assessment of materials to be stored.

Choosing the right chemical store

If this sounds a little overwhelming, a chemical container store from Containers Direct is the perfect solution. In response to these regulations we have recently created a specialist fabrication department, dedicated to the construction of chemical stores. This allows us to work to your own risk assessment and applicable regulations to provide you with the perfect chemical container store for your hazardous substances.

Please note we are not qualified to provide HSE/COSHH guidance. Although our Chemical Stores meet most of our customers' requirements, we would advise checking with your HSE officer before purchase if you have any concerns.

Bunded chemical stores

Containers Direct can fabricate any length, from 10ft shipping containers, 20ft shipping containers, right up to 40ft shipping containers, to fit our clients' individual requirements, from either new or used shipping containers. All chemical stores need to be bunded, which basically means sealing the container so liquid does not escape. There are different means of doing this, depending upon the level of safety standards you're required to meet. To reflect this, we have designed two different types of container conversions to chose from, plus a third option of a flat pack product.

All options can be fabricated from either new or used containers.

Option 1 - The Kite

Shipping containers are manufactured with marine ply floors which are porous, so the first step in the process of converting them for chemical storage is overlaying the floor with a steel plate and 6 inch return lip to contain any spillages that may occur. The Kite is fitted with a Durbar plate is designed with a raised pattern surface, making it slip-resistant and self draining, which also makes it easier to clean, thereby reducing the risk of corrosion and extending the life of the container.

  • Available lengths: 10ft, 15ft, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft x 8ft wide

  • Double doors to one end with lockbox

  • Min of 2 x ISO shipping vents

  • 3mm steel durbar overlay with 6in returning lip

  • Repainted in standard RAL colour

Recommended Upgrade: We offer an open plan mesh flooring option for our Kite, raising the floor level by 25mm. This equates to approximately 370 litres of spillage in a 20ft container before the liquid rises above floor - meaning you can continue enter without treading in any minor spills. Please ask our Sales team for more details!


Option 2 - The Falcon

  • Available lengths: 10ft, 15ft, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft x 8ft wide

  • Double doors to one end with lockbox

  • 4 x 500mm square louvered vents

  • Sunken bunded base

  • Choice of a removable grate or durbar floor with gapped edge

  • 2 x drainage valves

  • Repainted in standard RAL colour

See our step-by-step case study for the making of the THE FALCON

Option 3 - Flat pack chemical stores

Flat pack containers are man portable, therefore recommended for areas where access for delivery is unsuitable for shipping containers, or you have limited site space. They are quick and easy to assemble and include the safety features of a standard chemical container, including a sumped base and suspended floor grate.

Available in 2m, 3m and 4m sizes. For more details see our page on flat pack chemical stores.

Optional extras for shipping container chemical stores

These extras are specifically for our converted chemical stores, and can be added to enhance the performance. Recommended extras include:
  • Louvered vents - these reduce the temperature within the container, and allow any build up of toxic fumes to escape. (these are included on the Falcon model)

  • Shelving - please note our standard shelving option is unsuitable for use on the removable grate flooring of the Hawk and Falcon. Please enquire with our sales team for suitable alternatives.

  • Drainage valves (these are included on the Falcon model)

  • Kite Upgrade - choose our upgraded mesh flooring option for an extra 25mm height of spillage containment.

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Chemical store case study

40ft Hawk, with additional features including S1 side doors, Grafotherm anti-condensation spray and electrics. View full case study here - CS55452


We provided our client with a 10ft used chemical store, with sunken bunded floor, overlayed with a Durbar plate floor, drainage valves, air transfer grilles, solar powered lighting and repainted.

"Generally of all the companies who quoted for this job, you were the best, that's why you were chosen, along with the ability to fulfill everything we needed for our container requirements."
From A. Moxon, Eaton-Martek Power Ltd

We provided our client with a 10ft New 'once-used' container converted into a Kite Chemical Store, with exterior repaint in green, a bunded steel durbar floor with 6 inch returning lip, shipping vents and additional shelving.

"A very easy process from start to finish."

From Wallace Greenwood & Sons Ltd

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