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Second Hand 10ft Shipping Containers

Shipping containers come as a standard either 20ft or 40ft in length and 8ft wide. However, as we specifically fabricate for the storage market, we build 10ft containers as standard. These are usually cut down from 40ft containers, which will therefore produce four 10ft containers, one of which will have the original container doors, and one the original container end wall (or front wall to the use the proper terminology!) For the remaining cut down pieces, we fabricate new doors, and a new wall build, to complete the containers. These units come in either 8ft 6in or 9ft 6in height depending on whether the 40ft used to fabricate the 10fts was a high cube unit or not.

Please note, our 10ft containers second hand are cut down containers.


The process of conversion enables clients to choose the type of doors most suitable for purpose. From most suppliers the choice will be between original container doors or flat panelled doors. We believe that the level of security offered between the two is very similar. In addition, Containers Direct offer an exclusive option, which combines the best features of both, and the option of a roller shutter door.

S1 doors

These flat panelled doors are much easier to open and close and are more aesthetically pleasing. They are often the preferred choice of schools, clubs and for use as garden sheds and personal storage. Take a look at our most popular 10ft S1 container

Price of container with S1 doors - £1245 plus VAT

Recommended Product! Why not add compressed door seals* to your S1 container for only £65.00 plus VAT

S2 doors

The original door is most popular on building sites and has the advantage of rubber door seals to seal the unit. The disadvantage is that you often have to be a burly builder to open and close them! See our standard 10ft S2 container

Price of container with S2 doors - £1245 plus VAT

S3 doors

At Containers Direct we offer a unique third option which combines the advantages of both types of door. We are lucky to have manufacturing facilities on site and have designed and manufactured a door which is both easy to use and is superior in quality. Although the appearance of S3 doors may differ slightly from container to container, they all share these characteristics:
  • New/once-used

  • External rubber door seals

  • Waist high handles

  • Two locking arms on the right hand door only

  • Shoot bolts on the left hand door

See our 10ft S3 container for more product details

Price of container with S3 doors - £1420 plus VAT

S4 doors

8ft wide roller shutter doors with a choice of manual or electric operation. Made from galvanised steel, they are frequently used for container conversions, and can be fitted as an additional door, or a replacement for the original.

Price of container with manual Roller Shutter door - £1695 plus VAT

(Please enquire for price of electric option)

S5 doors

These are steel personnel doors, suitable for frequent pedestrian use in out of the container, incorporating multi deadlocks and offering high levels of security. Personnel doors are the preferred door type for our portable site office units, and other conversions, such as offices, classrooms, workshops and equipment stores.

Price per personnel door - £565 plus VAT

Side doors

Doors can also be positioned in the side of the container. Choose from S1, S3, S4 (roller shutter) and S5 (personnel door). We also supply extra wide side doors, and multiple sets where size allows. You can have a side door to replace the end door, or in addition to.

Unless we are told of height restrictions, we may allocate either standard height or high cube height depending on stock availability. Please speak to us if you have any particular requirements we should be aware of!



The price of all of our 10ft containers includes exterior re-spraying with our specialist rubberised container paint, in a choice of colour.

Please note, for very light or bright paint options (i.e. white, yellow, red, orange) there is a supplementary charge of £120


All our 10ft containers come with a steel lockbox, which protects the padlock from tampering (usual retail price £55).



Add one of our specialist Lock 2000 padlocks, compatible for use with the lock box, for a discounted price of £35 plus VAT

*Compressed door seals

An option for S1 doors - these are attached to the inside of the container door and compress to form a watertight seal when the door is closed.

Cost - £65 plus VAT

Interior repainting

An interior repaint can instantly improve the appearance of used containers.

Cost - £155 plus VAT

Ply Lining

For containers requiring a more constant inside temperature, for instance when storing paperwork, textiles or household furniture, adding a plywood lining with insulating material will protect these items from moisture damage. For more details, read our page on ply lined containers

Cost to supply and fit a 10ft ply lining - from £650 plus VAT


"Disguise" your container with wood cladding. It protects, looks good, and can help with planning permission. Choose from three standard types of wood, or enquire about bespoke finishes. For more details read our page Cladded Shipping Containers

Cost to clad a 10ft container start from £890 plus VAT

Shelving Racks

Maximise use of the ALL the space available within your container, including the height! Our multi-purpose shelving racks are ideal for creating organised and accessible storage.

Cost per bay (1m/3ft wide) - £60 plus VAT - fitted, OR £45 plus VAT - self fitting


If you require lighting, heating, or sockets for your container, we've got the power! We offer two standard options of electrical installations:

    Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - from £315 plus VAT
    Option 2: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, 5ft strip light with diffuser, two double sockets and wall heater - from £405 plus VAT


Reduce condensation in your container! All our containers can be treated with Grafotherm, a highly effective solution to keep condensation within containers at bay.

Cost to treat a 10ft container - £120 plus VAT.


We 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

10ft New Shipping Containers from £1700.00 plus VAT


Michael J Snell from Alva Glen Car Park was very happy with the 10ft storage container which fitted conveniently and neatly on the car park's premises.

"Just to say that we had our first workday today using the new container for storing our tools. Everyone is very impressed.

Thanks for you help.


The Grange School in Manchester purchased a used 10ft container with S1 door, repainted in navy blue.

"My experience with your company was excellent" - from Stuart Lord, at the Grange School

Andrew Hobart purchased a 10ft container with S3 doors, to provide a clean and secure furniture store, while having work done on his house.

"Thanks for your help with this. Very happy with the unit.
Delivery driver helpful and extremely skilful. Kept me informed by phone of his arrival time.


10ft containers second hand

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