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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

6th Nov, 2023

CS83701 - 30ft split office/store with living roof

This dual purpose container conversion was created for the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre as an addition to their existing spaces to support the creative arts in their local community of Walton-on-Thames. Additional space was needed for the day-to-day running of the centre so we used a large 30ft container and partitioned it into two separate areas - one as office and one for storage.

We topped the building off with a roof structure to create a green roof that can accommodate a sedan or wildflower blanket that will grow over time to create a stunning eco-system that compliments the wood cladding added to the container.

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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.
22nd November 2023

"Easy to order, delivery process simple and customer service super."
From Malcolm Godwin, Kernow Learning Multi Academy Trust; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Container
22nd November 2023

"Brilliant service, really easy purchase, fantastic people and we've already recommended to others. The container is up and exactly what we needed. The delivery driver was brilliant - nothing was too much trouble, polite and friendly, can't thank him enough. Everything was perfect, we're thrilled. Can't thank you all enough, you couldn't do anything any better than you already do (delivery driver included), wonderful altogether!"
From Helena Rees; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Container
8th November 2023

"Cory and the team have been great. I Could not ask for anything else. The driver who we had was amazing and nothing was to much trouble."
From Castle View Academy; who ordered a 40ft Used Shipping Container
26th October 2023

"Excellent service, delivery driver was very helpful."
From Ramsey Health Care UK; who ordered a 40ft New 'Once-Used' Container
26th October 2023

"Very much SATISFIED"
From Global Oil Industry Supplies Ltd; who ordered two Container Loading Ramps
20th October 2023

"Very happy, thank you."
From Dornier Group; who ordered a 20ft 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

Black Friday Deals on 10ft Shipping Containers!
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 21 November 2023, Updated Thursday 23 November 2023
Now is the time to buy! Get money off our 10ft shipping containers in our flash sale on 10ft shipping containers - discounts apply to both used 10ft containers and new 10ft containers. Price drop for a limited time only, so grab a bargain while stocks last!
Is it Better to Buy or Hire a Shipping Container?
**UPDATED Published Wednesday 15 November 2023, Updated Friday 17 November 2023
Short term solutions are more attractive during times of uncertainty, particularly economically. But we're all familiar with the term "false economy" and with that in mind at Containers Direct we promote "buy not hire" to give our customers the best deal, which includes our Buy Back promise.
How Much Does it Cost to Paint a Shipping Container?
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 24 October 2023, Updated Thursday 26 October 2023
Besides keeping your container looking good, a proper repainting job can add around five years to the useful life of shipping containers. Specialist rubberised marine paint is used to spray the container but other factors come into play that will effect the overall cost of a container paint job - from prep work to size and colour.
What Is The Process For A Container Conversion?
**UPDATED Published Friday 16 June 2023, Updated Thursday 26 October 2023
Ever wondered how a humble shipping container gets transformed into an office, shop, food stall, garage or workshop? Read on if you want to uncover some of our tricks of the trade.


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