Doors and Windows for Shipping Containers
Our container doors and windows are ideal if you require natural light and air in your container, or in the case of doors, easy access. We can supply so many different styles and configurations that we can’t possibly list them all here, but rest assured they are secure, look great, watertight, durable and insulated.
Original Cargo Doors for Containers
Standard ISO Shipping containers have one access point via a set of double cargo doors fitted to the 8ft end. These doors are excellent for ensuring the containers stay dry and secure during their voyages on the sea. The cargo doors also offer high security when used with a fitted steel lockbox and padlock making them ideal for secure storage. Cargo doors are supplied with either three or four locking bars which are fitted to corrugated steel door leaves.
Locking bars are vertical steel rods that secure the doors shut with the cam and keepers located at the top and bottom of the rod. The doors are mounted to the corner posts of the container by steel hinged blades which allow the doors to swing 270 degrees. This means the container doors can be fully opened and tied back giving a clearance of approx. 7ft 8in. To secure the container doors we recommend a fitted steel lockbox and high security CISA padlock. The lockbox is a steel shroud that protects the padlock, reducing the chances of any tools or machinery being able to access it.
It is welded to the right hand door and covers a lug which is welded onto the left hand door. We provide industry standard CISA padlocks which fit snug into the lockboxes, the padlocks are pick, drill and cut resistant. Shipping container doors are surrounded by rubber door seals, also known as door gasket seals. One seal is fitted to each cargo door, they are used to prevent water ingress.
Cargo doors are used regularly in container modification for secure additional access points. If you need more than one way into your container, talk to the team today about the door options we can provide.
Also, check out our blog for guidance on operating container doors!
Easy Open Double Doors for Containers
Whilst the shipping container doors are fantastic when shipping the container or using the container as a secure store, they may not be the right door for other purposes. Container cargo doors are heavy so we offer alternatives which will make everyday use of the unit a bit easier. Easy open double doors (also known as flat panel or lightweight doors) which are formed using two flat panels of steel with either one or two locking rods are one such option. We use this type of door for smaller stores or when containers are cut down. The easy open double doors are secured using a fitted high security lockbox and padlock like the cargo doors.
Single Personnel Doors for Containers
When converting shipping containers for uses beyond storage, you may need an alternative or additional access points fitting. We have a range of different door types and sizes available to suit any container conversion.
Our most common additional door that’s fitted when converting a container is the secure 910mm x 2065mm single steel personnel door. These doors are standard key lock entry with a 10-point locking system, 5 pin anti-drill euro profile cylinder, stainless steel lever handles, anti-knockout hinges, weatherproof seals and can be painted to match your container colour.
The single personnel doors are provided with 6 keys as standard for multiple users and are easy to operate.
Steel personnel doors are commonly used for anti-vandal office and canteen units, multi-store containers, workshop conversions and much more.
Standard Shipping Container Windows
We offer a range of window options to let natural light into your modified shipping container. From standard 935mm square sliding windows with steel shutters for a site office to bespoke 8ft x 8ft double glazed panes for containerised shops.
The industry standard sliding window is an ideal option for units such as site offices and canteens, secure steel stores, garden offices and bespoke workshops. These glazing units measure 935mm x 935mm and are set in aluminium frames, they are available as single or double glazed.
Container windows are supplied with an optional set of steel anti-vandal shutters which are designed for modular application.
The construction of the shutters includes 20 gauge, 1mm galvanised door skins with 14 gauge, 2mm inner frames, 14 gauge, 2mm galvanised outer fixing frame and primed galvanised steel face. The units are injected with polyurethane foam and to increase structural integrity have been designed with a 4mm steel round bar mesh and steel subframe throughout the shutters.
The secure shutters are operated from using galvanised steel locking bolts, rubber grommets for weatherproofing, anti-jemmy studs, hand grips and heavy duty flush mounted alloy finger operated latches. The shutters are operated from the inside. The window shutters can be painted to any RAL colour to match the container.
Bespoke Aluminium Glazed Doors for Containers
Another type of door that is used regularly on bespoke containers is the aluminium glazed doors. The glazed doors are made to order so can be provided in any shape or size.
We have worked on projects where these doors have been used as standard single-entry doors, sliding double doors or concertina large doors to fill the side of a 20ft container!
Adding glazing to shipping containers transform the whole unit as you’re giving the space natural light and a high quality finish, especially when fitted alongside our bespoke aluminium framed windows.
We can also supply glazed doors with UPVC frames, or full UPVC doors.
Roller Shutter Doors for Containers
If you need a larger access point for your container, check out our page on container Roller Shutters.
40 Years Modified Shipping Container Experience
Our team have extensive knowledge of shipping container accessories and modifications, we have worked on shipping container projects around the country throughout our 40 years experience. We know what we are doing, so give us a call on 0330 321 3380 or complete our form below.
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