We supply a massive range of container modification options and accessories, so much so that it can be quite daunting if you’re unfamiliar in the world of shipping containers. So, we thought we would narrow down the options for you if you are looking for a simple, dry storage container that will last. Shipping containers are made from Corten steel, often referred to as weathering steel because it is designed to form a rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather. The shipping and storage containers that we supply leave our nationwide container depots fully wind and watertight. Whilst they are ready to use on arrival, there are a few products that will help to extend the life and value of your container;
Grafo-Therm anti-condensation coating is the most cost-effective long-term solution to protect your shipping container from condensation and corrosion. This product offers protection to both your container and the items you are storing, by doing so it prevents mould and rust. Grafo-Therm is very popular amongst our self-storage clients as it offers extra protection for their customers who store valuables in the containers and also prolongs the life of their shipping containers. With prices starting from £150.00, Grafo-Therm is a cost effective option to protect your shipping container. Find out how it works here >>
The paint we use on shipping containers is marine grade container paint. It is designed to protect the Corten steel containers when they are being used in harsh marine environments. When using the container for domestic or commercial storage, having an extra layer of this hard-wearing paint will provide a barrier between the steel and the ever-changing Great British weather. It will also give your container a fresh, clean finish.
The shipping container paint colour options are all based on the standard RAL colour chart. We offer a few different standards of painting from a basic full blow over to a single RAL colour to more in depth options which can include removing decals or patches before painting. Ask our team for further details.
Fitted High Security Lockboxes and CISA Padlocks
One of the main reasons shipping containers are used for storage is because they are secure. The robust steel units are equipped with a set of double cargo doors which are closed by up to four locking rods. To ensure the container can only be opened by the owners, we recommend having a fitted high security steel lockbox fitted to the cargo doors. The lockbox is a steel shroud which is fitted houses a padlock. Teamed with a heavy duty, cut and pick resistant CISA padlock, this set will help to keep your valuables safe.
All of the options detailed above can be done in depot or at your site. We hope that this helps you with your container purchase and prolonging the life of you unit, if there are any further accessories that you are considering, such as shelving or access ramps, you can find out more on our container accessories page or by asking our team.
Roller shutter doors are an excellent option for shipping container access. They are strong, watertight and secure. The standard roller shutter doors we supply are made from galvanised steel which can be painted to any RAL colour or branded with company logos.
Our roller shutters are made to order and can be any height to suit the container project and up to 10 metres wide! If you need a large, unobstructed space to access the container, to serve food, drinks or merch from, or just need some extra security, a roller shutter door could work for you.
These bespoke steel roller shutters have been used in many of our container conversions including container bars and food stalls, secure stores, container ticket offices, turnstile containers, pop up retail stands, multistores, test facility shipping containers and more.
Contact the team today to discuss your container conversion options.
Shipping containers are extremely versatile and robust structures which are easy to transport, site and stack making them perfect for use within healthcare. Now, many hospitals in the UK have been using accommodation and storage containers as isolation pods for people with suspected Coronavirus.
Units have been sited outside of hospital accident and emergency departments to provide extra facilities for the arrival of new patients, to support the efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The units have phones installed which call directly through to the A&E department so anyone who is showing signs of carrying Coronavirus can enter the unit and call the team within A&E directly. By doing this, the hospitals can isolate patients potentially carrying Coronavirus away from other vulnerable people within the busy emergency departments.
Using shipping containers at hospitals and healthcare facilities is an ideal solution when additional space is needed quickly. Standard storage containers or accommodation units can be delivered within a matter of days or we can convert containers for handling specific situations which takes only a few weeks. We will work with you to design and produce the required space out of the steel containers or custom-built units, carrying out the conversion in house and delivering directly to site. Our containers can be adapted to become mobile health clinics and medical centres, pop-up emergency shelters, isolation pods, secure storage or container assessment units.