Shipping Container News
Black Friday Deals on 10ft Shipping Containers! **UPDATED
Now is the time to buy! Get money off our 10ft shipping containers in our flash sale on 10ft shipping containers - discounts apply to both used 10ft containers and new 10ft containers. Price drop for a limited time only, so grab a bargain while stocks last!
Published Tuesday 21 November 2023, Updated Thursday 23 November 2023 in: General
Is it Better to Buy or Hire a Shipping Container? **UPDATED
Short term solutions are more attractive during times of uncertainty, particularly economically. But we're all familiar with the term "false economy" and with that in mind at Containers Direct we promote "buy not hire" to give our customers the best deal, which includes our Buy Back promise.
Published Wednesday 15 November 2023, Updated Friday 17 November 2023 in: General
How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Shipping Container? **UPDATED
Besides keeping your container looking good, a proper repainting job can add around five years to the useful life of shipping containers. Specialist rubberised marine paint is used to spray the container but other factors come into play that will effect the overall cost of a container paint job - from prep work to size and colour.
Published Tuesday 24 October 2023, Updated Thursday 26 October 2023 in: General
What Is The Process For A Container Conversion? **UPDATED
Ever wondered how a humble shipping container gets transformed into an office, shop, food stall, garage or workshop? Read on if you want to uncover some of our tricks of the trade.
Published Friday 16 June 2023, Updated Thursday 26 October 2023 in: General
5 Things to Consider When Launching a Retail Pop-Up **UPDATED
Low-budget, quick install pop-up shops are the new trend to get your brand name visible and trade boosted. Amongst the huge growth in ecommerce business it's essential to find a new way of cut through all the noise and competition to reach customers and clients. Find out about the basics yet essentials in starting up a pop-up shop with minimal risk.
Published Thursday 21 September 2023, Updated Thursday 5 October 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 bolthole for taking and making calls, to a permanent workplace with all the mod cons is possible!
Published Tuesday 10 January 2023, Updated Friday 29 September 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! Padlocks are used in conjunction with the container lock box - a tamper-proof, theft-deterrent, steel encasing that protects the padlock.
Published Thursday 8 May 2014, Updated Friday 15 September 2023 in: General
Pelicans and MenuBoxes at Blackpool Zoo **UPDATED
Our recent delivery of a MenuBox pop-up cafe to Blackpool zoo has been followed with an "edge-of -your-seat" news story about the escape, and eventual recapture, of a pelican from the zoo. After nearly 3 weeks on the run, the bird is back home.
Published Wednesday 30 August 2023, Updated Wednesday 30 August 2023 in: General
Do I Need Planning Permission for a Garage? **UPDATED
Planning permission for a home garage is not generally required, but make sure you've done your homework first to avoid a costly mistake! Find out more about the ins and outs of planning permission and why a container garage might be your best option.
Published Monday 31 July 2023, Updated Tuesday 1 August 2023 in: General
Beach Cafe - Case Study **UPDATED
A new beach café at East Wittering beach, made by us for Drift in West who run both a surf shop and café on the Sussex coast. The project was completed with three separate containers with roller shutters.
Published Tuesday 25 July 2023, Updated Wednesday 26 July 2023 in: General
Our Container on Jeremy Clarkson's Farm **UPDATED
See our 20ft shipping container for storage on Diddly Squat Farm, modified with a full length roller shutter for quick and easy access.
Published Wednesday 5 July 2023, Updated Thursday 6 July 2023 in: General
School ModiBox® Office - Case Study **UPDATED
See our container conversion for the Ferndown Upper School in Dorset, featuring our attractive optional extras of wood cladding and a sloping roof. Used as an extra classroom, or an office, it would be hard to guess there's a shipping container underneath!
Published Tuesday 27 June 2023, Updated Tuesday 27 June 2023 in: General
How Big Does a Motorcycle Shed Need To Be? **UPDATED
There are all kinds of options for those who want to keep their motorcycle secure in a heavy duty shed, but what size should you be looking for? Our steel containers give you plenty of options to choose from.
Published Tuesday 23 May 2023, Updated Tuesday 23 May 2023 in: General
Affordable Portable Workshops For Sale **UPDATED
New product launch! Introducing the WorkBox, the budget portable container workshop installed with the all the basics you need to get set up and working. Suitable for your garden or workplace.
Published Tuesday 16 May 2023, Updated Wednesday 17 May 2023 in: General
How to Prevent Condensation in Shipping Containers **UPDATED
Find out ways to keep your shipping container and its contents damp-free inside. From cheap and simple solutions to help with moisture control to the complete "belt and braces" approach that eliminates condensation completely.
Published Tuesday 2 May 2023, Updated Thursday 4 May 2023 in: General
20ft Bespoke Build Office - Case Study **UPDATED
We can add in any special requirements to our standard portable ModiBox® office package. Our featured case study built for a creative design company includes patio doors and high grade 9mm birch lining.
Published Wednesday 26 April 2023, Updated Wednesday 26 April 2023 in: General
Why We Love Wood Cladding on Shipping Containers **UPDATED
Because it looks so good! Give your metal shipping container a charming finish with the addition of exterior cladding. Create the look you want with a choice of woods, horizontal or vertical clad, and even roofs and doors that complete the look.
Published Friday 14 April 2023, Updated Tuesday 18 April 2023 in: General
What to Think About Before Installing a Shipping Container in Your Garden **UPDATED
Shipping containers are a quick, easy and low-cost choice for garden storage, or as an extra space for work, play, or relaxation in your garden. Plan ahead to make sure you avoid any unforeseen issues before it's too late.
Published Friday 31 March 2023, Updated Friday 31 March 2023 in: General
40ft High Cube with Side Doors - Case Study **UPDATED
We can adapt any container with doors to fit your requirements. From storage doors, side doors, extra wide doors to personnel doors and roller shutters, we'll make sure your container is right for the job! See how we fitted this extra large container with extra wide side doors.
Published Monday 27 March 2023, Updated Monday 27 March 2023 in: General
Securing Your Building Site Office Against Theft **UPDATED
How secure is your site office? Don't become a victim of construction site crime! Find out ways to make sure your office is not an easy target for thieves and vandals and keep your business safe.
Published Monday 20 March 2023, Updated Tuesday 21 March 2023 in: General
St Sebastian's Playing Fields - Case Study **UPDATED
We modified three 30ft used shipping containers for St Sebastian's Trust, an organisation that manages playing fields and sports clubs for the local community of Wokingham. Find out more and read their testimonial on the completed project.
Published Wednesday 15 March 2023, Updated Friday 17 March 2023 in: General
How to Stop a Used Shipping Container From Rusting **UPDATED
Rusting of shipping containers is an inevitable part of their aging. When buying a used shipping container, know in advance how do deal with it. Find out how to manage corrosion, prevent serious damage and extend the life of your container.
Published Tuesday 21 February 2023, Updated Wednesday 22 February 2023 in: General
Coffee bar and Event Space - Case Study **UPDATED
The versatility of a shipping container allowed us to create this charming additional space for a coffee supplier to extend their already established business with maximum customer facing appeal!
Published Monday 20 February 2023, Updated Monday 20 February 2023 in: General
The Advantages of a Shipping Container Security Hut **UPDATED
Find out how a shipping container portable security hut can work for your construction site, special event, festival and more.
Published Tuesday 31 January 2023, Updated Wednesday 1 February 2023 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 Tuesday 31 January 2023 in: General
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
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
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
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