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shipping container dimensions and sizes

WHAT SIZE CONTAINER IS THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY?

We are asked regularly for a price of the smallest container we supply, as most people will assume less steel, less container, less money! But oddly, this isn’t the case. 20ft and 40ft long shipping containers in used condition, are the most common size of shipping container in the UK market. Shipping Containers are built …

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Delivery of Shipping Containers in the UK

HOW ARE SHIPPING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS DELIVERED?

You will have seen hundreds of shipping containers on the move along motorways during your travels, you might have even caught sight of a container vessel whilst on a ferry journey! But how could one of these giant storage boxes be delivered to your site? 3J Services Ltd work with a group of specially selected, …

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HOW ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS VENTILATED?

This may sound obvious, but, shipping containers are designed and manufactured to be shipped around the world in high seas and in all weather conditions and environments.  Thus, by their very design, shipping containers can only offer limited ventilation. Shipping containers are manufactured with vents.  Older, used containers tend to have four vents, two each …

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CAN I BUILD A HOUSE WITH SHIPPING CONTAINERS?

The short answer is yes! But, like anything in life, that is very dependent on the funds available to you! Modern media would have us believe that building a home out of a shipping container is a quick, easy and cost effective process, however, it is not quite as simple as this and a great …

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DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A STORAGE CONTAINER?

Around the UK councils vary on their regulations surrounding the need for planning permission for individuals and businesses using shipping containers for storage.  Similarly, shipping containers may be converted into offices, canteens, cafés, toilet blocks, changing rooms, and more, and you should always liaise with the land owner and your local council to obtain any …

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A USED SHIPPING CONTAINER?

​Contrary to popular belief, used shipping containers provide excellent secure, dry storage. When purchasing a used shipping container, you can expect a sturdy, robust steel structure with no holes. You can expect a fully weather proof ex shipping container with fully working door gear, vents and a marine ply floor. You can expect 10-15 years …

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