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Used shipping containers do not come as standard at 15ft. Shipping container vessels and all the supporting logistics around shipping are designed to handle and transport 40ft or 20ft shipping containers. However, if it is a 15ft container that you want don't despair! Here at Containers Direct we specialise in cutting down containers to any length. 10ft containers are our most popular selling cut-down containers but 15ft containers come a close second.

One of the benefits of cutting down a used shipping container is that it allows the customer a choice of door types. If you can imagine, once we cut up a 40ft into two 15fts and a 10ft container we are left with only one set of original doors, and one end wall. To complete the other sections of the container we fabricate our own doors, and a new wall, where appropriate. To this end we have developed three types of storage container, each with a different style of door.


S1 Containers

The S1 container is fabricated in such a way that it is easier to use than the original shipping container door; it is lighter in construction and has one locking arm. It is designed, however, to ensure that security is not compromised. The S1 door is popular with schools, clubs and for personal storage.

Price of container with S1 doors - £1450 plus VAT

S2 Containers

The S2 container is the original shipping container door and is commonplace on building sites. It has the advantage of rubber door seals.

Price of container with S2 doors - £1450 plus VAT

S3 Containers

The S3 container is unique to Containers Direct. The door is constructed in the same way as the S1 but rubber door seals are attached which prevents any water ingress. This option is worth considering for archive and furniture storage in an environment where users would find heavyweight shipping container doors awkward to operate.

Price of container with S3 doors - £1625 plus VAT

S4 Containers

Galvanised steel, padlockable on both ends, 8ft wide roller shutter doors make a great alternative, or addition, to standard storage doors. They come in either manual or electrical options.

Price of container with manual Roller Shutter door - £1920 plus VAT

(Please enquire for cost of electric option)

Side doors

If you'd like doors in the side of the container, we also have options available. You can have a side door in addition to the existing end door, or as a replacement.



We include in the price repainting to your choice of colour in rubberised container paint. Not only does this significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of the unit but the extra layer of protection will extend the useful life of the container.

Please note, for very light or bright paint options (ie white, yellow, red, orange) there is a charge of £100


All of our 15ft shipping containers come complete with a lockbox underneath which you can attach a padlock. The lockbox (usual retail price £55) protects the padlock from tampering and provides a very high level of security.



Our specialist Lock 2000 padlocks are designed for use with the lock box, and we can offer them at 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


Condensation in metal containers can be a nuisance if your stored goods are suspectible to moisture damage. Get your container treated with Grafotherm, a highly effective solution to keep condensation within containers at bay.

Cost to treat a 15ft container - £155 plus VAT.

Personnel door

Steel security door for pedestrian use, incorporating multi deadlocks and offering high levels of security.

Cost per door £565

Shelving Racks

Make use of the height available in your container, not just the floor space! Our multi-purpose shelving racks are perfect for organised and accessible storage.

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


Installing power to your container is simple with our hook up kits. We offer two standard options:

    Option 1: One external hook up, a consumer unit, a light switch, one 5ft strip light with diffuser, a double socket - £315 plus VAT

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

Ply Lining

For the ultimate protection against the damaging effects of condensation to delicate items, such as paperwork, textiles or household furniture, we can add a plywood lining with insulating material to keep your container at a more constant internal temperature. For more details, read our page on ply lined containers

Cost to supply and fit a 15ft ply lining - from £950 plus VAT

Wipe Clean Melamine Lining

Recommended for containers used in food preparation - melamine lining is hygienic, wipe clean and bordered with plastic trim. Cost - £1281.25 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


For an effective yet simple solution to keeping your container dry, try the Absorpole, which can be hung inside the container. Purchase for just £35 plus vat each.

15ft New Shipping Containers from £1995*

*Limited offer while stocks last. Usual price from £2195


We supplied a 15ft container with S3 doors, to be used as a classroom in a forest! Our client was very happy with our product and service, and has asked us to supply another one.

"Thanks for the delivery of the Container, it is making a great classroom for our forest school! Can we order another please? We could do with a 15ft S3 container in green, to go alongside the one that you delivered, to use as a tool store.


Angus Hunter
Community Forestry Development Officer / Ecologist,
Trees and Woodlands / Ecology Unit,
Sheffield City Council

A 15ft container with S1 doors was purchased by Preserva Css Ltd. Michelle and Simon Donnelly found that our customer service and sales team took the hard work out the transaction:

"We found it a very easy process with the help of Mandy in the decision of which container to order and she also helped out with all the queries we had which followed. She has a brilliant customer service manner so thank you."

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