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Second Hand 15ft Shipping Containers

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Containers Direct specialise in supplying 15ft used shipping containers for sale to bridge that gap between the 10ft container and the 20ft container. As these containers are cut down containers, they are no longer restricted by traditional ISO regulations, making them the ideal storage unit. Many of our customers find a 10ft container often gets crammed to the rafters over time, but are reluctant to buy a 20ft container as it takes up too much space. To meet the demand for a size in between, we keep a regular supply of second hand and refurbished 15 foot containers in stock, available at prices that reflect both quality and value, as well as new 15 ft containers. We deliver nationwide to give you the cheapest rates available. 15ft used shipping containers are fabricated in our in-house workshop. Using our years of knowledge and experience, we are able to produce a quality container that combines all the advantages and strength of a shipping container with the convenient features of a storage container, and offer these with a choice of 4 door types to suit the different needs of our customers. We always hold stock in store if you're in a hurry!

Shipping containers are a preferred choice for storage units as they are designed to be strong, watertight, and with high weight tolerances and to keep the contents of the container dry and safe from break-ins. Made from high density Corten steel with anti-rusting qualities, using a shipping container for storage will guarantee you a quality product that will last many years. 15ft used shipping containers are popular to buy as an alternative to a traditional garden shed, as they offer better security and are small enough to be used in allotments, back gardens and school playing fields. A number of simple, low cost procedures, such as side doors, wood cladding and a sloping roof, can convert your metal box into an attractive unit that disguises the fact it's a shipping container! These features can also help with planning permission regulations.

Benefits of 15ft used shipping containers


Shipping containers are manufactured from 16 guage Corten steel making them strong and secure.


Our in-house depot can modify and convert shipping containers for a variety of different uses.


We provide an exterior repaint in rubberised marine paint for all second hand shipping containers under 20ft as standard.


Shipping containers benefit from being portable, meaning you can move them when needed.


With an extensive range of optional extras to choose from, have your container modified to suit you.


We offer all our shipping containers with a 12 month guarantee for your peace of mind.

Optional Extras

Free with ALL 15ft Used Shipping Containers


The price of our 15ft used containers includes exterior re-painting with specialist rubberised container paint, in a choice of standard RAL colours. Please note, for very light or bright paint options there is a supplementary charge.


All 15ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).

The Build Process

Containers Direct build the 15 foot container in their in-house fabrication depot and deliver on weekly runs across the UK. This process of fabrication involves taking 40ft used shipping containers and cutting them down to make 15ft containers. New doors and walls are manufactured, using high gauge steel and matching corrugated metal panels. All parts are then fully seam welded to create our new 15fts. Our emphasis on quality production makes these the UK's best-selling 15 ft second hand container. Learn more about how cut down containers are made.

15ft Container Dimensions

Container TypeLengthWidthHeight
15ft DV15ft8ft8ft6
15ft High Cube15ft8ft9ft6

If you are seeking exact dimensions and specifications for all sizes of containers, visit our Shipping and Storage Container Dimension Charts page.

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See how adaptable the 15ft can be!


The 15ft makes a sound basis for container conversion projects. They can be easily modified to give you a decent sized portable office, catering unit or even a small retail outlet. We carry out a broad range of conversions to convert containers for any use!
Flat pack option

Limited space or tricky access? Flat pack containers start from 2m long and by joining this modular product together, you can create storage spaces of any size in any location.

Wider, narrower or even longer or shorter!

For wider units than 8ft, see our extra wide containers. We can custom build containers of widths 10ft+. Or if it's a narrow container you require, see our SlimLine® range for widths below 8ft. Don't forget we can cut down to any length too. The choice is yours!


"Very good service, very good staff and delivery driver."

From Stephen Raby, who purchased a used container, repainted, and upgraded to a galvanised S4 manual roller shutter.

"Happy with what we received. Nice people to deal with, very helpful and knowledgeable staff, great prices and the deliveries come when they say they will come. Can't get better than that."

From John Lee, Old Windsor Parish Council, who purchased a used container, repainted and with grafotherm treatment.

"We received excellent customer service; quick speedy responses and very helpful. The whole experience was made very easy and the delivery driver was also very friendly. Would highly recommend."

From Lorna Hamilton, Rephad Primary School, who purchased a used 15ft container with S3 doors, for storage in the school playground.

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Quality Used

Shipping Containers for Sale - Range 11ft to 19ft long

We specialise in supplying shipping containers to any length up to 45ft! For sizes between 11ft to 19ft we cut down from full size to the required length.

From our quality used 11ft to 19ft range 15ft containers second hand are the best sellers. We always hold a wide selection of these in stock for quick dispatch, along with our popular 12ft containers second hand and 16ft containers second hand.

Need a different size? At Containers Direct we believe in freedom of choice, so why settle for a standard 15ft length when a 14ft or a 17ft container would be the perfect solution? We cut to ANY length!

Standard features of our quality used 11ft to 19ft range:

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