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.
The size of the container delivery vehicles can be up to 65ft long, 10ft wide and 14ft high. The space needed to off-load the container is much larger. Hi-ab vehicles have to use “legs” at each side of the vehicle, front and back to provide balance whilst moving the large weight of the container. The legs can extend up to 6ft on each side bringing the overall width of the unit up to 26ft maximum. Should your site not have this much space to play with, let us know and we will take a look for you.
The vehicle, loaded with the container, would usually drive into site and off-load the container parallel to the vehicle bed. The haulier will then turn the vehicle around and drive out. We understand that not many sites will have the space to accommodate a 65ft vehicle turning around, so we do ask that you check with us and send some site photos.
Shipping containers, secure stores, accommodation units and converted containers should always be sited onto hard standing, level ground. If the container is going to be sited permanently it may be worth the investment of a full concrete pad, otherwise the more cost-effective alternative would be to put concrete slabs down to meet the four corners of the container. What we are trying to avoid by doing this is the container sinking into the ground or twisting/becoming uneven. If the container isn’t on a solid, level base, the unit may have problems with opening and closing the doors. This is known as “racking” and can be easily avoided if the grounds are checked and properly prepared before delivery.
Timber railway sleepers are also commonly used to provide a level ground for the units to sit on.
We are more than happy to give you some guidance of how to prepare the grounds for your container so if you have any concerns please ask.