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Flat Pack Containers

Containers Direct are the largest retailer of genuine ExpandaStore® flat pack shipping containers, the best-selling and best quality demountable container available in the UK. These units are from the ExpandaRange®, and are ideal where robust anti-vandal storage is required but space is limited or access restricted. Flat pack shipping containers can be delivered to even the most awkward of locations, without the expense of a heavy lifting vehicle. All components are fully man portable, which means that if necessary they can be carried by hand to the precise spot where they required. If your site is not suitable for access by a large lorry then choose flat pack storage containers. While being lightweight and compact when down, the ExpandaStore® is very strong when erected. With two euro deadlocks on the door as standard, our units offer very high levels of security, which can be further maximised by a locking bar and padlock. They are perfect to use as mobile storage units too, as the time taken to put them up and down can be as little as an hour. The only tools required are a screwdriver, socket set and a cup of tea!

Other Flat Pack Products

Our flat pack range extends to flat pack offices, from 2.3m up to 6m (20ft) and beyond, ideal for either a garden office or for large scale commercial projects. Our flat pack chemical stores are perfect for low cost COSHH compliant storage requirements.

Flexible and Modular

Flat pack shipping containers are also modular, meaning they offer the most flexibility of any storage container you can buy. While the ExpandaStore® comes in three standard sizes, they can be joined together with a simple linking kit to create an area of space any size you require. Join them either side-by-side or end-to-end for the perfect storage space for your needs. New units can be easily added on at any time so they are ideal for storage requirements that change and grow over time. Or if you need less space, the ExpandaStore® can be returned to flat pack form and stored away neatly until it’s needed again. Often used as an alternative to the traditional garden shed, flat pack storage containers are far more cost effective, secure, quick and easy to construct and can be easily sited in your own back garden, allotments, school playing fields; anywhere a simple storage solution is required.

Standard features of flat pack shipping containers

  • Galvanised body

  • Simple assembly

  • Double locking system for additional security

  • Modular system allows you to join units together side by side, or end to end, with a simple linking kit

  • Low cost

  • Stainless steel hinges

  • No spot welding to give stronger panels

  • Rounded roof corners

Flat Pack Container Dimensions

We supply these flat pack containers in three sizes 2 metre, 3 metre & 4 metre. All the units are 2.1 metres high and 2.1 metres wide. As these units are from the 'Expanda' range they are all completely modular, so additional units can be joined together at any stage, by linking them either side by side or end to end with a simple linking kit.

Flat Pack Sizes


Cheap delivery nationwide

We are able to offer low price delivery rates on flat pack products, as they are transported in bulk in a compact form. We also hold them in stock at regional depots across the country, giving you a substantial discount wherever you live.

Flat pack containers are typically delivered on a 26 tonne rigid lorry with a hiab crane to offload, and all deliveries are made curb-side. Although flat pack containers are designed to fit into difficult spaces, the vehicle will still need to have good access and sufficient room for the crane to setup and offload. If the delivery vehicle can’t get quite where you need it, all components of the container can be carried separately. These units are completely man-portable!

To keep delivery rates competitive and cost effective, flat pack containers are quoted based on a shared delivery rate. This means we are unable to guarantee a specific time. If you need a dedicated delivery, our sales team can advise on the best option for you.

Quick and easy assembly

Take a look at our guide to erecting flat pack containers in eight simple steps. It's not as tricky as you may think, and the smallest size can be put together by two people in less than 60 minutes. The reverse process will bring your container back down to flat pack form for easy removal to a new location, or to be neatly stored away.

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Contact our sales team for your no obligation quote, including delivery!

Additional options

For our full range of additions, prices and details please see our Expandastore optional extras page. Unpainted and blue and green containers are always held in stock, but repainting can be done in any colour chosen from our RAL chart. Please allow 8-10 weeks lead time for these colours.

Flat pack offices

As well as flat pack containers we also supply self assembly site offices, ideal for use as a garden office or where access is difficult. These are insulated and can be supplied with wall mounted electrical packs.

Flat Pack Chemical Stores

Another product from the Expandastore range are our flat pack chemical stores. These products are ideal where space is restricted, but you need a safe space to store chemicals or paint. With a sumped floor and suspended steel grate, these units are the perfect solution for chemical storage.

Contact Us!

If you would see some of our flat pack containers, please click on some of our products listed below or ring us free today on 0800 061 2575 - you can be sure of a friendly and helpful response from any of the team!


"Many thanks for the swift delivery of the 3 x containers. The containers were put together very easily and under 45 mins, much quicker and easier than a wood shed of the same size. The locks are superb and very secure. I would strongly recommend these containers to other schools as alternative storage areas."

From Short Wood Primary School after taking delivery of their order of flat pack containers

"Containers arrived on time, driver unloaded onto my own trailer with no problems very professional! Have erected the 2 containers, went up easy very good quality. I am very impressed and will recommend you to anyone looking for containers."

From Michael Chalker who purchased two 3m flat pack containers with a linking kit.

"Many thanks for organising the supply of the flat pack containers so quickly and efficiently. Your customer service was faultless and I must say how impressed we are with the flat packs, easy to put together and very secure as well as being easy to use. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to any schools looking for secure and costs effective storage"

Rice Lane Junior School - Pauline

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