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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 shipping 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 0612 575 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

3rd April, 2024

CS92229 - 20ft welfare unit with canteen and bathroom

We carried out conversions on two identical 20ft containers for Sevenoaks Council to provide welfare facilities on a site for travelling communities. These units are fully fitted out with kitchen facilities, washrooms that include a toilet, bath and shower. An internal partition separates the two with access via a timber door.

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As a long established and reputable shipping container company, we want to instil 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.
15th April 2024

"Positive - able to match the required colour blue that was requested from Tata."
From Mii Engineering; who ordered five Shipping Container Conversions
10th April 2024

"I remembered when we purchased two containers from you a couple of years ago that I was pleased with the service then and this time was no exception, every thing was fantastic from start to finish. I will certainly be in touch should we need further containers, please pass my thanks to all who were involved as it a pleasure to do business with you."
From Ray Watkins, Broxbourne Sports Club; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack Container
2nd April 2024

"Delivery was simple and efficient. Driver/crane operator knew exactly what he was doing."
From Clare Spencer; who ordered a 4m Flat Pack Container
28th March 2024

"Excellent service, i've had 8 containers from you now and never had any issues."
From Q3 Langley Academy; who ordered a 10ft Used Shipping Container
20th March 2024

"The container is very high standard."
From Bushcraft Company; who ordered a New Once-Used 20ft Container
20th March 2024

"Overall, an excellent service and product. Now that our container is built, it is proving to be vital for our needs at present. Thank you."
From Andrew Black; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack 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

New Product! The Security Box
**UPDATED Published Thursday 27 May 2021, Updated Friday 5 April 2024
Introducing the new portable steel kiosk. The Security Box is a high quality, steel, portable booth. It can be used as a gatehouse, security office, ticket booth, kiosk, or for a wide range of other applications. The portable booth comes already assembled, but is simple to take down into 6 parts for quick and easy relocation.
Pop-up catering boxes and bars - get ready for the summer trade!
**UPDATED Published Wednesday 20 March 2024, Updated Friday 22 March 2024
Take your food and drink business on the road with a pop-up catering unit. Made from shipping containers, easy to transport and with endless modification possibilities, our catering conversions have become the go-to choice for the festival circuit.
How to Choose the Right Size Shipping Container for Your Needs
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 16 January 2024, Updated Wednesday 20 March 2024
With shipping container sizes ranging from 5ft to 40ft, where do you begin in choosing which size to buy for your personal requirements? Read our guide giving handy tips on the most important things to consider before you buy.
When Roller Shutters Are a Good Choice For Your Shipping Container
**UPDATED Published Thursday 29 February 2024, Updated Friday 1 March 2024
With a range of door types to opt for when buying a modified shipping containers, let's look at the benefits and uses of the lesser known roller shutter door. From easy access storage lock-ups to serving hatches and garage doors, there are many reasons why the roller shutter may the one!


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