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New & Used Shipping Containers For Sale UK

The UK's Nationwide Retailer & Manufacturer of Shipping Containers, Storage Containers, Flat Pack Containers, Container Offices & Container Conversions

Looking for a great value shipping container, flat pack container, container office, or do you need a container conversion? For good value, great service and better outcomes, deal directly with the UK's most innovative manufacturer of shipping containers - no agents, no middlemen, go Direct! Take a tour of our virtual depot where you can browse our range of new and used shipping containers for sale, storage containers for sale, portable container site offices and converted shipping containers. You'll be amazed at what we can do with a shipping container!
We have shipping containers for sale for all uses - from standard storage containers, flat packs for your garden, and full-scale conversion projects. Choose from our wide range of container modifications to customise your container. If you can't see what you want, just ask! Nationwide delivery available.

Used and New Shipping Containers For Sale

We offer a full range of shipping container sizes, both new and used. Check out the most popular container sizes, door types and modifications, including prices, using the links below. Used shipping containers give you best price and can be used as a base for conversion projects. Upcycled materials such as used shipping containers are a popular choice in the construction of eco-friendly buildings. If your budget allows, choose new shipping containers for a longer life-span and superior condition.

Container Conversion Specialists

Take a look at our award winning container conversions service for container modifications and bespoke buildings. From chemical stores, site offices and pop up shops to portable toilets and food outlets, contact us today free on 0800 061 2575 to tell us what you need. You can view our Container Conversions brochure here, or why not take a look at some of our amazing work?

Popular Container Modifications & Applications

See some examples of our products and applications that are most commonly requested beyond our standard shipping container sales. Our range covers everything from portable offices, garages and toilets, to extra wide, extra narrow and bespoke new builds manufactured in own workshops. We don't just sell, we build too, meaning we work with your plans to produce exactly what you need. Tell us your requirements, and your delivery postcode using our Quick Quote form to get the ball rolling. Alternatively call us direct to speak to one of team to discuss what we can offer.

Case Study of the Month

29th Aug, 2023

Blackpool Zoo - 15ft MenuBox

We love showing off our container conversions once they have been delivered and are up and running in their new home. This little MenuBox catering unit, complete with wood cladding as an optional extra, is at Blackpool Zoo, serving drinks and snacks outdoors to their visitors.

View more MenuBox and catering cases studies.

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As a long established and reputable company, we want to instill confidence in our customers that we can deliver on our promises, and provide high quality products and service. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself what our past and present clients have to say about Containers Direct.
26th September 2023

"Good communication and excellent product."
From Northampton Beekeeping Association; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Container
26th September 2023

"Good service, thank you"
From Allied Bakeries Liverpool; who ordered a 30ft New Shipping Container
15th September 2023

"Really good service and competitively priced. Containers arrived in good condition and we're very happy with the product received. Would definitely recommend!"
From Rockatek Ltd; who ordered two 10ft Used Shipping Containers
13th September 2023

"Great containers, and design for a garage solution - recommend"
From David Anderson; who ordered a 20ft x 32ft CarTainer
7th September 2023

"Excellent service and delivery service was spot on time"
From Kenny Pennington; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Container
4th September 2023

"Very good service, very good staff and delivery driver."
From Stephen Raby; who ordered a 15ft Shipping Container

Just some of the clients we've worked with...

Mercedes Benz
Ministry of Defense
Environment Agency
National Trust
Balfour Beatty
British Gas
Network Rail
Harley Davidson

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Shipping Container News

What size container do I need for my home office?
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 10 January 2023, Updated Friday 29 September 2023
A shipping container office can be as small or as large as you need. Depending on the space you have in your garden for your set up, anything from a bolthole for taking and making calls, to a permanent workplace with all the mod cons is possible!
5 Things to Consider When Launching a Retail Pop-Up
**UPDATED Published Thursday 21 September 2023, Updated Friday 29 September 2023
Low-budget, quick install pop-up shops are the new trend to get your brand name visible and trade boosted. Amongst the huge growth in ecommerce business it's essential to find a new way of cut through all the noise and competition to reach customers and clients. Find out about the basics yet essentials in starting up a pop-up shop with minimal risk.
Padlocks and Lockboxes for Shipping Container Security
**UPDATED Published Thursday 8 May 2014, Updated Friday 15 September 2023
For all shipping containers used as storage units, a specialist container padlock is highly recommended, to protect your precious contents from thieves and vandals. With every container purchase, Containers Direct offer top quality, container padlocks - at a discounted price! Padlocks are used in conjunction with the container lock box - a tamper-proof, theft-deterrent, steel encasing that protects the padlock.
Pelicans and MenuBoxes at Blackpool Zoo
**UPDATED Published Wednesday 30 August 2023, Updated Wednesday 30 August 2023
Our recent delivery of a MenuBox pop-up cafe to Blackpool zoo has been followed with an "edge-of -your-seat" news story about the escape, and eventual recapture, of a pelican from the zoo. After nearly 3 weeks on the run, the bird is back home.


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