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Shipping container conversions are the core of our business. They make an ideal structure from which to convert to buildings for many uses including anti-vandal site offices, canteens, classrooms, pop up shops, kitchen and bars, or even living accommodation. We have recently expanded our conversion workshops, which means we can now provide a faster and more extensive service. Contact us with details, or a plan of your project, and we will produce a quick quote, and a CAD (Computer-aided design) to illustrate. Should you decide to proceed with an order a dedicated member of our staff will work closely with you from the design phase to the completion of your project. Some examples of our recent high end conversions are featured on this page.

Just some of the clients we've worked with...

British Gas

Liverpool FC

National Theatre

British Heart Foundation

Network Rail


High end conversions

The Airport Bar and Grill, Manchester

Garden centre shop, Snowdonia

Superdry pop up shop

Cladded double garage

Conversion work case studies

For a comprehensive step-by-step guide to examples of our container conversion work, take a look at our Case Studies page, or choose a category below for more information:

From shipping container to high class kitchen......

Many of our conversion requests come from the catering industry, including hotels, restaurants and the ever growing 'pop up' food bar business, as seen in street markets and festivals. We can produce anything from a full working kitchen, to a servery and a seated dining area. Read more about our containers for catering, or take a look at our pictures.

One of our more unusual projects completed for the food industry was a fish smokery, complete with chimneys in the roof!

From shipping containers to school classrooms......

These type of container conversions are achieved by joining containers together, side by side, to create wider areas of space, or conjoining rooms and corridors. We do this by removing the sides of the containers, reinforcing the aperture and then butting the containers together. Usually this type of conversion is welded together on delivery to the required site, which makes for easier and less costly delivery! See this recent case study of joined containers we made for a garden centre in Hampshire.

Alternatively, containers can be joined together lengthways, as we did to provide a temporary entrance building for Blackpool Hospital during their recent construction works. To view the finished conversion, take a look at our pictures of the results.

Office conversions.....

One of our most popular requests, with endless possibilities to tailor to our clients' needs, is the container office. We can cut to any length, create internal partitions to make separate areas for work, and even add facilities such as a toilet, washroom and kitchen. View some of our detailed office conversion projects below:

10ft Office

18ft office with storeroom


Profound Decisions made the profound decision to purchase three containers from us. Two were simply repainted and treated with Grafotherm (28ft and 20ft), while the third (28ft)( was converted with side doors, windows, interior partition, vinyl flooring, electrics and ply lining.

"The entire process was excellent. Delivery company were particularly superb - and the product looks excellent. We will definitely be back for more soon!"

Our client, Go Below Underground Adventures, requested a 10ft container conversion, with extra thick ply lining, a personnel door with anti vandal shroud, vinyl flooring and black repaint.

"Really pleased with the container conversion" Miles

Mid Herts Divers club ordered a 24ft container conversion modified with additional side doors, ply lining and insulation, louvre vents and external repainting.

"We previously purchased a smaller container from you, and as you gave us such good service then , it was a very easy option to order a further unit from you.
The whole experience was faultless and you excelled once again."

Pete Hodkin
Mid Herts Divers

Gary Henley from Traker Engineering Ltd needed a 35ft container, complete with electrics, grafotherm treatment and repainting:

"It was an easy process to purchase the container. Made simple by the quality staff on the other end of the telephone."





CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 10ft exhibition stand CS39297 (On display in Case Studies » **Unmissable Examples!**)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 10ft mobile pizzeria CS24557 (On display in Case Studies » Catering)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 10ft personnel door, lined and electrics (On display in 5ft to 10ft » New)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 10ft toilet block (On display in Case Studies » Ply & Melamine Lined)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 13ft x 9ft cladded tuck shop CS16196 (On display in Case Studies » Cladded Containers)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 13ft x 9ft tuck shop CS16196 (On display in Case Studies » Roller Shutters)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 14ft x 11ft ply lined, electrics (On display in Case Studies » New Builds)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 2 x 20ft open plan offices 38385 *Current Offer (On display in Offices & Canteens » Quality Used)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 20ft x 14ft with roller shutters CS28135 (On display in Case Studies » Roller Shutters)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 4 x 10ft office build CS33813 (On display in Case Studies » Offices & Classrooms)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS 40ft cladded garden centre shop CS26667 (On display in Case Studies » Cladded Containers)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS CarTainer 1510 (On display in Case Studies » Garages)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS Cladded garage unit 24ft x 20ft CS37850 (On display in Case Studies » Cladded Containers)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS Garage unit 24ft x 20ft CS37850 (On display in Case Studies » Garages)
CONTAINER CONVERSIONS garage unit 24ft x 20ft CS37850 (On display in Case Studies » **Unmissable Examples!**)
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