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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

25th Jan, 2024

CS85457- Student amenity block - 4 x 35ft containers

This construction was completed for the campus at Nottingham University. The traditional buildings that included communal space for students to hang-out and socialise on campus had been reclaimed to provide extra student accommodation. These amenities have been replaced with this innovative break-out area using converted shipping containers situated in the over-flow car park.

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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.
25th January 2024

"We just like to thank the driver that delivered to us , he was really helpful with helping taking the container off the truck and informative about the container we had bought. "
From Jack Stewart, St Thomas More High School; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack Container
18th January 2024

"Fantastic service and would definitely use you again."
From Simon Gill; who ordered a 20ft Used Shipping Container
18th December 2023

"Really pleased with the whole process from initial enquiry through to delivery. Thank you, it makes a pleasant change!"
From Pembroke Street Estate Management Board Ltd; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack Container
15th December 2023

"Excellent service, particularly from Transport Department when asked to arrange very short notice change in point of delivery. Thank you!"
From Richard Collins; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack Container
13th December 2023

"I was very impressed with the service from start to finish. The container was easy to put together and is very good quality."
From Culwood House; who ordered a 3m Flat Pack Container
12th December 2023

"Polite people. Excellent delivery driver. Nothing was to much for him, went above and beyond, even had time for a cuppa coffee."
From FMGRS Sheffield; who ordered a 20ft Used 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

Heavy Duty Ramps for Shipping Containers
**UPDATED Published Wednesday 14 February 2024, Updated Thursday 15 February 2024
Take the heavy lifting out of loading your shipping container, protect your back, prevent spillages and more with a ramp for your shipping container. Unless you are confident you can lift your items 7 inches off the ground to get them into the container, a loading ramp will make light work of a heavy task.

 What to Think About Before Installing a Shipping Container in Your Garden
**UPDATED Published Friday 31 March 2023, Updated Monday 12 February 2024
Shipping containers are a quick, easy and low-cost choice for garden storage, or as an extra space for work, play, or relaxation in your garden. Plan ahead to make sure you avoid any unforeseen issues before it's too late.
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**UPDATED Published Friday 26 January 2024, Updated Friday 2 February 2024
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How to Choose the Right Size Shipping Container for Your Needs
**UPDATED Published Tuesday 16 January 2024, Updated Friday 2 February 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.


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