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How to Get Rid of Your Old Shipping Container **UPDATED
Don't dump your unwanted shipping container! Talk to us about how we can recycle your old shipping container. Whether it's a good condition container that you simply no longer have use for or something older that you just need out the way, we will buy your shipping container - any age, size or condition considered!
Published Tuesday 12 October 2021, Updated Tuesday 12 October 2021 in: General

Why You Need an Insulated Storage Container **UPDATED
With the colder weather approaching now is a good time to talk about why you need an insulated storage container. It's important to have the right container for your stored goods, and insulation will keep your container at a consistent temperature, banishing condensation and protecting the contents. Find out what items benefit from insulation during storage and how this is achieved.
Published Wednesday 15 September 2021, Updated Friday 17 September 2021 in: General

She Sheds – Ideas for Garden Rooms and Garden Offices **UPDATED
Move over man caves, the she shed is the hottest new trend as women are reclaiming the back garden to create the perfect spaces for working, relaxing and socialising. An additional garden room can be used as a recreational retreat, a place to work from home, or the two can be combined, offering a sanctuary that women can finally call their own. Here's a little bit of inspiration giving you practical ideas on how to create a she shed of your own.
Published Tuesday 31 August 2021, Updated Wednesday 1 September 2021 in: General

Shipping Containers For Construction Sites **UPDATED
Shipping containers are an essential addition to any construction site. As construction sites generally exist for a temporary period of time, any facilities and amenities required there need to be portable, quick to provide, easy to erect and take down again. For these reasons shipping containers are an essential addition to construction sites, providing fast and flexible solutions to all practical and legal site requirements.
Published Wednesday 28 July 2021, Updated Wednesday 28 July 2021 in: General

Top Tips for a Successful Container Delivery **UPDATED
Delivering and siting a large object like a shipping container requires forethought and planning to ensure you don't make the costly mistake of making a purchase you can't use, or worse, one that gets damaged by incorrect placement. Fortunately Containers Direct have been delivering shipping containers for a very long time, using skilled and experienced hauliers, so we can tell you everything you need to know to prepare a smooth delivery day.
Published Friday 2 July 2021, Updated Friday 2 July 2021 in: General

New Product! The ExpandaKiosk **UPDATED
Introducing the new portable kiosk. The ExpandaKiosk is a high quality, steel, portable booth. It can be used as a gatehouse, security office, ticket booth, or for a wide range of other applications. The portable kiosk comes already assembled, but is simple to take down into 6 parts for quick and easy relocation.
Published Thursday 27 May 2021, Updated Friday 28 May 2021 in: General

Why A Storage Container Is Perfect For Football Clubs **UPDATED
Shipping containers are a common sight on football club grounds. Strong, secure and versatile they can be used for general storage of club equipment, or at the other end they can be converted to provide a clubhouse, which can incorporate an office, toilets, changing area, and even a snack bar.
Published Thursday 22 April 2021, Updated Friday 28 May 2021 in: General

Do Storage Containers Offer Secure Motorbike Storage? **UPDATED
The most common question we get asked about motorbike storage is "is my motorbike going to be protected from theft and weathering?" With our range of storage containers suitable for motorbikes the answer is yes! Choose from containers specially designed for bikes, multi-purpose containers, or specially adapted containers.
Published Wednesday 24 March 2021, Updated Friday 28 May 2021 in: General

Top Three Uses For Shipping Containers in Schools **UPDATED
With the nation's schools reopening this week, now is a good time to think about putting into action those plans for expansion that have been on the agenda for a while. The government's transformative school rebuilding programme means that funding will be available for refurbishment and building works.
Published Wednesday 10 March 2021, Updated Wednesday 28 April 2021 in: General

Why Use a Garden Storage Container? **UPDATED
Are the first signs of spring making you itch to get back out in the garden? As the winter lifts and lockdown eases, we're all excited about enjoying our outdoor spaces again! The first tentative steps usually involve getting things organised in your garden again, clearing out the old, making way for the new. Find out how garden storage container can help with this.
Published Monday 22 February 2021, Updated Monday 1 March 2021 in: General

Top Five Picks of Shipping Container Customisations **UPDATED
Containers Direct offer a wide range of customisations and optional extras with all shipping containers. They can improve the function, appearance and extend the life of the container, especially if you are buying used. All customisation work is carried out in our own workshops by highly skilled tradesmen, to give you unbeatable quality.
Published Thursday 28 January 2021, Updated Monday 1 March 2021 in: General

Joining Up Shipping Containers **UPDATED
If you're thinking about a shipping container conversion but need something bigger than a standard 8ft wide container offers, then look no further – Containers Direct have expertly designed and practiced a method of joining up shipping containers to give you widths of 16ft, 24ft, 32ft and beyond.
Published Monday 11 January 2021, Updated Monday 1 March 2021 in: General

Wishing all our customers, past, present and future, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! **UPDATED
Christmas closing - please note that our office will close at 1pm Thursday 24th December, and we will reopen on Monday 4th January, 8.30am.
Published Tuesday 22 December 2020, Updated Monday 1 March 2021 in: General

Hold back even the most determined water ingress with these rubber door seals! Now offered as an accessory to our standard S1 (flat panel) doors for storage containers, we simply attach them to the inside of the container door, where they compress when the door is closed to form a watertight seal.
Published Thursday 2 July 2015, Updated Monday 1 March 2021 in: General

Deck the Box With Insulation! **UPDATED
Read our Christmas story of how ply lining and insulation saved the day at Christmas for a very special workshop owner and his helpers.
Published Wednesday 16 December 2020, Updated Wednesday 16 December 2020 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 Monday 14 December 2020 in: General

Welcoming our new addition – the MenuBox **UPDATED
Introducing the brand new MenuBox - a shipping container conversion designed with all the features you need to operate a portable catering business. Whether you're taking it on the road or have a fixed residence for it, you'll find everything you need at a price you'll like in the MenuBox.
Published Thursday 26 November 2020, Updated Tuesday 1 December 2020 in: General

The Best of Lockdown Shipping Container Conversions **UPDATED
While the country has ground to a halt this year, Containers Direct have still been busy producing shipping container conversions in our workshops for our clients. We've picked our favourite conversions produced during lockdown, to illustrate how people have been finding innovative ways to stay afloat and continue their lives with some normality, in work, leisure and business. Take a look at our home office, home gym and a pop up shop.
Published Thursday 12 November 2020, Updated Thursday 12 November 2020 in: General

Shipping Containers - a Horror Story **UPDATED
Happy Halloween! With all our parties cancelled this year we've decided to bring you our own little horror story, but with a happy ending. Don't let buying a shipping container turn into a nightmare - avoid getting tricked and turn your shipping container into a treat with a few simple additions that will stop your shipping container looking like a horror show.
Published Tuesday 27 October 2020, Updated Tuesday 27 October 2020 in: General


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