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5 Reasons Why Your Farm Needs A Storage Container

13 July 2018



You might be surprised to know that buying shipping containers for storage in agriculture is really popular. Thanks to the versatile and customisable nature of the humble shipping container, they can be used for a vast number of different uses, however farms are becoming frequent purchasers as one size fits all! A simple shipping container can change its purpose from week to week, which is why they’re both a storage and space saving solution to farms and other agricultural businesses.

Here are 5 reasons why your farm needs a storage container:

  1. Animal Feed Stores

Finding a suitable space to store animal feed can be troublesome as traditional sheds and barns made from wood aren’t as water tight and secure as you’d like, not only to keep the elements out, but the pests too! A 20ft container is just the job for animal feed stores as they are strong, weatherproof and safe.

  1. Tool & Equipment Stores

Expensive tools and equipment must be protected from any possible damage and stored safely. A converted container of any size to suit the amount of equipment you have will very easily give you the peace of mind you need. As standard, all containers are completely watertight, and with the option to add additional safety features to your container, you’re tools will remain secure, undamaged and in tip-top condition.

  1. Vehicle Garage

Keeping vehicles safe and secure is a no-brainer with a shipping container. A 20ft container is the size of an average garage, however if you’re looking for more space for more vehicles, double up to a 40ft container. Even for larger farm vehicles such as tractors, you can stack and convert containers for more width and height to your bespoke storage space! This means that you can completely customise a bespoke garage for your agricultural business to specifically suit your needs.

  1. Chemical, Fertiliser and Pesticide Storage

Storing pesticides, fertilisers and chemicals in a fully compliant chemical storage container, will ensure that you meet with the government standards of protecting against any harm to humans, animals and your surrounding environment. Our bespoke chemical stores come in various sizes and types to meet all specification and meet all Health and Safety requirements.

  1. Self-storage Facilities

We’ve known farms of different descriptions to use land for a variety of purposes and one that keeps cropping up (see what we did there?) is creating self-storage facilities on-site for the public to access. Not only is this an efficient and cost-effective way to drive additional revenue towards your business, but it is very low maintenance and uses unused land. Something to think about!

Surprised? Probably! Sometimes, it can be difficult to think outside the box but we’ve seen it (and converted it) all! We’ve converted shipping containers for agricultural businesses up and down the country so if it’s something you’re considering, give us a call – we’re happy to help and advise the best options for you!

If you would like a friendly, honest chat about how we can create your bespoke Shipping Container conversion, please call the Universal team today on 0845 050 0330 or feel free to email

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