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Containers Direct specialise in steel constructed site offices rather than the usual timber options. We prefer steel site offices over their timber counterparts as they are more robust and designed to be truly anti-vandal, including lockable steel shutters over windows and steel personnel doors (complete with 10 point locking system) as standard for all units. To keep things simple, we have come up with our own Site Office Packages in a variety of lengths to suit all requirements. These options are configured with either a used or once-used shipping container as the base for unrivaled security.

Used site offices

As John Maynard Keynes pointed out "in the long term, we're all dead" so for many people used site offices will more than adequately do the job! We’re able to recycle second hand shipping containers and re-purpose them as site offices, particularly useful on building sites or as a temporary solution to office space.

We take a used shipping container and cut down to size, blank off the end wall using new corrugated steel, and add our standard personnel doors and windows with anti-vandal shutters. After that, we fully melamine line and insulate the container, and overlay the existing floor with vinyl. Electrics can also be added to your unit including lighting, double sockets and heaters, and we finish off your site office with a full external repaint to make the perfect office solution at a fraction of the price.

New site offices from 'once-used' containers

Buying converted site offices from once-used shipping containers represents great value for money in the long term. These units are deliberately built for the UK storage market, so are essentially new, giving at least 15 years of trouble free use.

We convert our once-used units in our modification workshop, using the same techniques for used units, but the external appearance will be significantly better, more suited to a permanent site office solution, or one which will be moved from site to site over a number of years. If treated properly, your once-used site office container will look like new for a long may years.

New site offices from scratch

For customers looking for truly bespoke site offices, whether as a unique meeting room, showroom or office space, we offer more than just picking up a prefabricated unit off the shelf. Our new build fabrication depot allows us to build to bespoke lengths and widths to accommodate your office design, often creating wider spaces than the standard 8ft container.

Our new build containers are all made from corrugated steel, and feature the same high quality doors, windows and internal fit out as standard. However, as we’re building from scratch, we are able to add extra width and design elements to your container to create the exact office space that you’re looking for. For example, take a look at a new build container constructed for Parkstone Bay Marina. Although the interior fit out was done by our client, the shell of the unit including the apertures for the windows to be retrofitted, and the lining, were done by us prior to delivery.

Other modification options

There are a number of possibilities that can be fitted to produce the site office you need, such as:
1. ‘Tilt and Turn’ windows

2. Patio Doors and Bi-Folding Doors

3. Internal partitions to divide the internal space

4. Kitchen units

5. Toilets and wash basins

6. Cladding if you’re looking to hide your unit in plain sight.

For more inspiration, take a look at some of our favourite Office and Classroom Case Studies.

Self assembly offices

For further savings, especially if access is restricted, self assembly offices are available. We are the UK’s leading retailer of flat pack office units, perfect for smaller sites, where space and access is limited. These also make excellent garden offices for those who work from home but need a quiet space to concentrate away from the usual distractions! These units come with a standard window and door, insulated, and can also come with an electrics pack. There are plenty of upgrade options available however to turn the standard unit into something more bespoke such as full size window panels and full height glass door panels.

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