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New Build Containers - for all the space you need! **UPDATED
Containers Direct are one of the few UK manufacturers building brand new containers. Constructed in our own workshops to high standards using 16 gauge corrugated steel, they can be built to lengths of up to 45ft, extra tall, and to a width of up to 12ft.
Published Monday 23 January 2023, Updated Wednesday 25 January 2023 in: General

What size container do I need for my home office? **UPDATED
A shipping container office can be as small or as large as you need. Depending on the space you have in your garden for your set up, anything from a bolt hole for taking and making calls, to a permanent workplace with all the mod cons is possible!
Published Tuesday 10 January 2023, Updated Wednesday 25 January 2023 in: General

Shipping Containers for Industry and Technologies - Case Study **UPDATED
Many of our case studies feature conversions for personal use or small businesses, but we also supply adapted containers to companies specialising in large scale industries and technologies. This featured conversion is for a company offering water treatment solutions and industrial equipment for this purpose.
Published Wednesday 14 December 2022, Updated Wednesday 25 January 2023 in: General

Why Should You Use an Insulated Shipping Container? **UPDATED
Worried about the risks of condensation or expensive heating bills for your converted shipping container? Learn the most effective insulation methods to keep your container warm and dry this winter and how insulated shipping containers can benefit your personal and professional needs.
Published Thursday 8 December 2022, Updated Wednesday 25 January 2023 in: General

Padlocks and Lockboxes for Shipping Container Security **UPDATED
For all shipping containers used as storage units, a specialist container padlock is highly recommended, to protect your precious contents from thieves and vandals. With every container purchase, Containers Direct offer top quality, Container padlocks - at a discounted price! In addition, a tamper-proof, theft deterrent steel lockbox can be added to your purchase.
Published Thursday 8 May 2014, Updated Wednesday 25 January 2023 in: General

Purchase vs. Hire - Which container option is best for you? **UPDATED
Enquiries to Containers Direct about shipping container hire have become more frequent as the price of buying shipping containers has risen. A bit like getting credit, it may seem like a good idea at the time, but in the long run you may end up spending more than you bargained for.
Published Thursday 1 December 2022, Updated Wednesday 18 January 2023 in: General

Budget Shipping Containers **UPDATED
At Containers Direct we hold a plentiful supply of budget shipping containers, which we are able to deliver to all part of the UK at competitive rates. These are used containers, usually in the region of 10 -15 years old that are quality checked to ensure they are structurally sound and watertight, and come with a year's warranty to that effect.
Published Wednesday 9 December 2020, Updated Wednesday 18 January 2023 in: General

15ft MenuBox® with Roller Shutter - Case Study **UPDATED
Shipping container food stalls are "all the rage" nowadays, offering mobility, flexibility, security and a great talking point to get your business noticed. See how we can transform a shipping container into a catering kiosk that does the job you want it to!
Published Tuesday 29 November 2022, Updated Monday 19 December 2022 in: General

GRAFOTHERM IN SHIPPING CONTAINERS **UPDATED
Containers Direct are now selling shipping containers treated with GRAFOTHERM as a cheaper alternative to lining and insulating shipping containers with plywood, and a simple and innovative way to ease condensation nightmares.
Published Wednesday 14 March 2012, Updated Monday 19 December 2022 in: General

Upgrade Your Netflix Experience with a Home Cinema **UPDATED
When you're looking to make the most of your Netflix experience, consider a home cinema upgrade to improve the visuals and sound of your viewing sessions.
Published Wednesday 23 November 2022, Updated Thursday 24 November 2022 in: General

Alternatives to a Costly House Extension **UPDATED
Find out how a shipping container conversion may be the best way of the creating extra space you need at home.
Published Tuesday 22 November 2022, Updated Tuesday 22 November 2022 in: General

Veterinary Care Units - Case Study **UPDATED
Gone to the dogs! View this unique conversion, with two of these units now operating at both Romford and Brighton and Hove Greyhound Stadiums for the welfare of their racing dogs.
Published Friday 4 November 2022, Updated Friday 4 November 2022 in: General

30ft Welfare Office - Case Study **UPDATED
See how we transformed a used 30ft shipping container into a welfare office for the University of Sheffield.
Published Friday 28 October 2022, Updated Friday 28 October 2022 in: General

New Product Alert! The GymBox **UPDATED
Introducing our new shipping container conversion that gives you everything you need to get started with a home gym. If you have room and access in your garden and want to work out at home, check out our GymBox!
Published Wednesday 19 October 2022, Updated Wednesday 19 October 2022 in: General

10ft New Build Equipment Stores - Case Study **UPDATED
See our 10ft ventilated stores we built to hold HVCA systems.
Published Thursday 13 October 2022, Updated Thursday 13 October 2022 in: General

No Contract Broadband Benefits **UPDATED
No contract broadband could simplify your home office admin. Explore the ways no-contract broadband could make your home office easier to manage.
Published Wednesday 12 October 2022, Updated Thursday 13 October 2022 in: General

More Than Just a Roof! **UPDATED
Find out about our modifications to container roofs, including platforms, living roofs and skylights.
Published Monday 3 October 2022, Updated Thursday 6 October 2022 in: General

Dr. Livingstone, we presume! **UPDATED
See how we transformed 3 shipping containers for the David Livingstone Birthplace - an interactive museum in Blantyre dedicated to the famous missionary and explorer (also famous for getting lost).
Published Wednesday 21 September 2022, Updated Wednesday 21 September 2022 in: General

Ultrafast Broadband for your Office **UPDATED
Find out the importance of installing ultrafast broadband in your shipping container office and how to get the best broadband deals by comparing before you buy.
Published Friday 9 September 2022, Updated Monday 12 September 2022 in: General

The Riverside Shack - Case Study **UPDATED
See the latest of our popular MenuBox conversions. The Riverside Shack now resides on New Brighton Pier, serving drinks, snacks, and the all-important ice cream!
Published Thursday 1 September 2022, Updated Thursday 1 September 2022 in: General

Shipping Containers as Glamping Pods **UPDATED
Glamping getaways have bridged the gap for people who love the idea of an outdoor getaway, but hate roughing in it a basic tent on a traditional campsite. Find out how shipping containers can be turned into glamping pods.
Published Tuesday 16 August 2022, Updated Wednesday 17 August 2022 in: General

New Build Stores - Case Study **UPDATED
See how we manufactured these four brand new containers to store equipment for HVAC systems. Extra strong for lifting when loaded and well ventilated for the job!
Published Tuesday 9 August 2022, Updated Tuesday 9 August 2022 in: General

Celebrating Glyndebourne Opera's Summer Festival **UPDATED
Now in the midst of their festival season in the heart of the Sussex countryside, we look back to our shipping container stage conversion created for Glyndebourne Opera.
Published Friday 29 July 2022, Updated Friday 29 July 2022 in: General

Case Study - ModiBox® Office with Extra Features **UPDATED
This 25ft office includes French doors, a roller shutter and toilet facilities. For more details
Published Tuesday 26 July 2022, Updated Tuesday 26 July 2022 in: General

Should you Buy a New, Used or Once-Used Shipping Container for your Portable Office? **UPDATED
We supply all our portable offices to high standards with a great range of features, but you also choose a new, used or once-used container to meet your needs and budget. Find out more about each type to help guide your choice.
Published Wednesday 20 July 2022, Updated Wednesday 20 July 2022 in: General

Garden Rooms and Offices - Case Study **UPDATED
Need more space in your home for work or leisure? These attractive wood clad units with patio doors provide the perfect space in your garden for your extra needs. Use as an office, someone to chill and get away from it all, or as a space to indulge in your hobbies.
Published Wednesday 6 July 2022, Updated Wednesday 6 July 2022 in: General

Flat Pack Containers - Now available with Insulation **UPDATED
Banishing condensation the easy way! Until now our flat pack storage containers could only be insulated by buying a separate insulation pack as an optional extra, and fitting it yourself. The good news is that if you want an insulated flat pack you can now cut out the complication and buy a flat pack container with pre-insulated panels.
Published Tuesday 28 June 2022, Updated Friday 1 July 2022 in: General

Introducing the DryBox - 15% off! **UPDATED
Brand new product for 2022! Get condensation free containers the cheaper, greener way! The DryBox Eco Range is newly designed to be both friendly on the budget and the environment.
Published Tuesday 31 May 2022, Updated Friday 1 July 2022 in: General

CLEARANCE OFFER - REDUCED! **UPDATED
*****SPECIAL OFFER***** 20ft used shipping container with 9mm ply lining and rustic cladding. Grab a bargain and combat condensation! This heavily discounted container is sure to sell fast so get in touch today to secure it. Update - this container has now been repainted brown, to give a lovely finish over the cladding.
Published Tuesday 1 February 2022, Updated Friday 1 July 2022 in: General

New Product! The Security Box **UPDATED
Introducing the new portable steel kiosk. The Security Box is a high quality, steel, portable booth. It can be used as a gatehouse, security office, ticket booth, kiosk, or for a wide range of other applications. The portable booth comes already assembled, but is simple to take down into 6 parts for quick and easy relocation.
Published Thursday 27 May 2021, Updated Friday 1 July 2022 in: General

Why use a Container Portable Toilet for your Construction Site? **UPDATED
Find out why portable toilets are an essential requirement on construction sites and see our full range of portable toilets designed for both convenience and hygiene.
Published Thursday 9 December 2021, Updated Wednesday 9 March 2022 in: General

Bespoke Self-Storage Shipping Containers **UPDATED
Storage containers to maximise the potential of your self-storage business. Fill up those gaps, dead spaces and awkward spots with cut down containers, narrow containers and other bespoke builds tailored to yours and your customers' requirements.
Published Wednesday 3 November 2021, Updated Wednesday 9 March 2022 in: General

CONTAINERS WITH FORK POCKETS **UPDATED
Are you planning to handle your storage container using a fork lift? In that case you'll need to choose a container that has fork pockets. While most 20ft shipping containers come with these as standard nowadays, and it's not uncommon to find them on 40fts too, smaller sized containers are not generally manufactured with fork pockets. The good news is that Containers Direct can now supply all our containers for sale with fork pockets, upon request.
Published Sunday 11 August 2013, Updated Wednesday 9 March 2022 in: General

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