30FT CONTAINERS SECOND HAND
How we create a 30ft containerWe do this by taking second hand 40ft shipping containers and cutting them into two new containers – one 30ft and one 10ft, as 10ft containers are in high demand too. Not only do cut down containers produce a wider choice of sizes, but also allow us to offer our customers a choice of door types. Picture a whole container cut up into two pieces – only one will have the door remaining intact, so we have to fabricate a new door to complete the other newly created container. To take maximum advantage of this situation, Containers Direct have specialised in creating three different door types on our cut down containers to suit individual customer needs.
Choosing the door type which works best for you - select from S1, S2, S3 or S4Containers Direct can advise you on which door type will suit your individual circumstances, but as a general guide, see the descriptions and corresponding products below.
S1 ContainersS1 containers have doors designed with frequent use in mind. Being a single flat panel it is much lighter than a shipping container door, therefore much easier to use, which makes the S1 the preferred choice with schools, clubs and personal storage customers. A single locking arm provides the security you would expect from a storage container.
We can add a compressed door seal to S1 containers for a cost of £65 plus VAT
Cost of 30ft S1 container - £1450 plus VAT
S2 ContainersS2 containers keep the original shipping container door in place, and are most commonly used on construction sites. These doors have a rubber seal around them for maximum protection against water entering the container.
Cost of 30ft S2 container - £1450 plus VAT
S3 ContainersS3 doors are a style unique to Containers Direct. We have designed these doors to combine the best features of the other two doors - lightweight and easy to use, but with the added protection of a rubber seal. We recommend this as any easy access option for furniture storage and other delicate items – all the protection but without the heave ho!
There is a supplimentary charge of £175 plus vat for this door type
S4 containersGalvanised steel, padlockable on both ends, 8ft wide roller shutter doors make a great alternative, or addition, to standard storage doors. They come in either manual or electrical options.
Cost of 30ft S4 container with manually operated doors - £1920 plus VAT
(Please enquire for cost of electric option)
Add side doors for convenienceWith all three of these container door types we offer the option of locating the door along the side of the container, as in many circumstances this proves more convenient than traditional end doors. An example of an S1 side door can be seen on this side door container. Additional doors can be fitted into any 30ft container. For example, leaving the original S2 door in place in addition to fitting new side doors is a common request from our customers. Find out more on our Side Door Containers page.
RepaintingTo improve the container both cosmetically and in terms of its quality life span, we can respray any container with a protective coating of rubbersised container paint at a supplementary cost of £280 plus VAT. A wide range of colours are available.
Please note for very light or bright paint options (ie white, yellow, red, orange) there is a supplementary charge of 75% over standard repainting rates
PadlockAs an extra security feature all 30ft containers come with a protective lock box to guard the container lock. A padlock can be attached to this, at the discounted price of £35 plus VAT.
Choose Grafotherm for a condensation free containerThis treatment is highly recommended for the storage of items susceptible to moisture damage such as furniture and paperwork. See our news article on grafotherm for more on how this innovative product works to keep your container drier.
The cost of this treatment for a 30ft container is £280 plus VAT.
AbsorpoleA cheaper option to ply lining or Grafotherm treatment to keep the contents of your container dry. Two Absorpoles will be sufficient for a 30ft container - £35 plus VAT
Shelving RacksOur shelving racks are designed for heavy weight bearing, and are purchased per bay, and linked together shelving.
Cost per bay (1m/3ft wide) - £60 plus VAT fitted, OR £45 plus VAT self fitted
ElectricsChoose from two electrical package options:
Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 2 x 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - £400 plus VAT
Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, two 5ft strip lights with diffusers, two double sockets and wall heater - £490 plus VAT
Cost to line 30ft container - from £1450
Wipe Clean Melamine LiningWipe clean, melamine walls, sealed with plastic trim give a low maintenance, neat and hygenic finish. Especially recommended for the catering containersCost - £1906.25 plus VAT
RampsWe offer a variety of ramps for containers - car ramps. heavy duty ramps, lightweight ramps, hinged ramps and bespoke builds. A range of sizes are also available. Cost from £205 plus VAT
30ft New Shipping Containers from £2900
Testimonial"Your personnel were very helpful, knowledgeable and quick to respond and polite. Prices are fair. And the delivery occurred on time and very efficient."
From Johnson Bros Ltd, Oldham
Gilmerton Primary School in Edinburgh required a 30ft container for bike storage. We treated the container with Grafotherm and fitted 20 bike hooks across the walls.
"We were satisfied with every aspect of the service. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service - everyone from the advisory staff at the office to the lorry