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Popular Container Sizes and How to Use Them

19 April 2018


Tips & Guides

The main use of the humble shipping container is for exactly that – shipping. Their sturdy and durable steel structures allow for the efficient transportation of goods across the globe. However, we’re in 2018 and we’re as innovative as ever. No longer is the shipping container JUST a shipping container anymore. We’re constantly approached with new and interesting conversion ideas and it doesn’t half open our eyes to all the possibilities out there.

You’ll have seen them for yourselves; shopping parks, coffee stalls, smoking shelters, on-site offices, public facilities, garden sheds, domestic storage, fast food retailers, commercial storage, retail units, the list is endless, really!

When organising container conversions for both commercial and domestic use, our most popular containers have been (and probably always will be) the 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers. However, for whatever reason you’re wanting a shipping container, it’s vital to ensure that the shipping container for sale you are looking at is big enough, versatile enough and most importantly, wholly fit for purposes.

So, with this in mind, here’s a little bit more about our 20ft and 40ft containers to keep you in the know:

20ft Shipping Container

The 20ft shipping container tops our list of most popular containers. Why? There are loads of reasons. It’s “middle man” size (that is, sitting between our 10ft and 40ft containers) means that it’s the most common choice, as it’s not too big or too small, but just right. See what we did there? The 20ft container is probably the most appropriate size for domestic ventures too, meaning that if you were perhaps thinking of a shed/garage conversion, a garden office conversion, or the likes, you wouldn’t lose your garden as a result. Get the drift?

Click here to view the dimensions, weight and specifications of our 20ft shipping containers

Strong, versatile and heavy-duty, our 20ft shipping containers are not only easily customisable but they are ideal for outdoor use.

Some examples of conversions of 20 feet containers include:

Storage spaces; shower and toilet facilities; pop up shops; retail units; portable laboratories; chemical stores; boiler housing; site accommodation; mobile homes; sound attenuating units

40ft Shipping Container

The big daddy of the bunch, the 40ft container is probably the biggest size you’ll be able to get your mits on for both commercial and domestic use.

Click here to view the dimensions, weight and specifications of our 40ft shipping containers

40ft containers, as you’d expect, are the best cost per square foot storage. The bigger, the better, we say! They are huge in size and because of that, they can be easily customised to whatever specification you have in mind. It’s this factor alone that makes them an extremely popular choice for conversions. We could go on and on about their various uses past, present and future, but we’d probably have you reading this all day so we’ll spare you and let your imagination do the work this time.

Was that useful? We hope so! If you have something specific in mind you’d like to know more about, feel free to give us a call or drop us a line, or you can even have a good scan through all our shipping containers for sale and hire on our website. The choice is yours!

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