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Cladded Shipping Containers

How to make a shipping container not look like a shipping container - choose wood cladding! Containers Direct are the industry leading experts in cladding shipping containers in a variety of wood types, to best help blend your container into its surroundings, and fulfill any planning permission requirements in rural locations.

We can clad any container, whether it's a simple storage unit, or a complete conversion. Cladding can be used to disguise your container, if a metal box is not in keeping with the overall aesthetic of your site. Schools, playing fields, rural and Greenfield sites are key candidates for cladded containers.

Planning permission

Wood cladding on containers gives an aesthetic that blends in with the natural beauty of rural surroundings, and can satisfy most planning permission conditions* that may arise from planting a metal box in a the countryside. We have clad boxes for a garden centre shop in Snowdonia National Park, and a large double garage in the beautiful rural village of Beckington Mill, Somerset. We also offer a bespoke matching and sourcing service if you have specific planning permission requirements. For instance, we sourced Siberian Larch for cladding the garden centre shop, in order to satisfy the rigorous planning permission conditions.

Choose from three standard cladding options

Cladding Prices

Type of Cladding 10ft 12ft 15ft 20ft 25ft 30ft 40ft
Rustic Cladding £890 £940 £1025 £1495 £1785 £2060 £2630
Clean Cut Cladding £980 £1030 £1115 £1685 £2000 £2310 £2950
Shiplap Cladding £1320 £1420 £1500 £2170 £2595 £2995 £3790

Please add VAT to all prices listed above. There will be a supplementary charge. Surcharge also applies to cladding around apertures (e.g. for additional doors, windows, vents etc.), and for extra wide containers.

How we clad containers

We attach batons to the steel walls of the container, and then attach the timber in vertical sections. The pictures below show the process of cladding undertaken with Siberian Larch which we specially sourced for the Camlan Coffi Garden Centre shop.
Please note that once cladded, container doors will open to a maximim of 180 degrees.

Door options for cladded containers

Although our standard door options work well with cladded containers, many of our clients chose alternative door styles that lend themselves well to the function and aesthetic of cladding, such as glazed patio style doors, sliding doors and bi folding doors. Cost for each 8ft wide patio and sliding door is £1750 plus VAT

Optional extra - sloping roof

A sloping roof gives the container a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, and when complete with cladding, the finished product resembles a woodland cabin rather than a shipping container. We make sloping roof by fitting a timber frame to the container roof, which we fill out using corrugated steel panels, powder coated in green, and then clad along with the rest of the container.
Guttering can be added for a neater appearance and water dispersal, at additional cost - please enquire.

Price excluding VAT:
  • 10ft - £650

  • 15ft - £890

  • 20ft - £1220

  • 25ft - £1360

  • 30ft - £1600

  • 40ft - £2220

Our cladded shipping containers gallery

See for yourself some of our quality cladding work.

Double garage

Seamless Shiplap cladding

Classic Rustic cladding

Clean Cut cladding

Cladding around patio doors

Cladding prices

Prices starting from (exc VAT):

10ft container

  • Rustic - from £890

15ft container

  • Rustic - from £1025

20ft container

  • Rustic - from £1265

25ft container

  • Rustic - from £1495

30ft container

  • Rustic - from £1730

40ft container

  • Rustic - from £2190

For other cladding options e.g. Clean Cut, Shiplap and bespoke options such as Siberian Larch, please speak to our Sales Advisors for prices and guidance.

Additional costs apply to the following:
  • Painting

  • Slopping roof

  • Cladding around doors and windows

  • High cube containers

  • Attaching cladding using welded box section frame instead of nails and batons
*We would always recommend checking your council’s specific planning permissions before purchasing.

A2Z of Cladded Shipping Containers

Cladded Shipping Containers 20ft Used S2 - Rustic Cladding and Plylined 9mm Redwood (FB20CP) (On display in Last Chance to Buy! » Quality Used)
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