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40ft Container Hire

Designed to be durable, flexible, and secure, our 40ft shipping containers for hire are an easy space solution for your business and the largest hire option we provide.

With 12m of space, our 40ft shipping container hire units provide maximum storage capacity and versatility. Their expansive interiors offer room for storing bulkier items, or can be converted into offices, restaurants, event spaces and more.

    Rent a 40ft container as a temporary workspace or storage extension to your premises. Their durable steel construction keeps contents safe from weather damage and theft.

    Our team is ready to discuss cost-effective 40ft container hire tailored to your particular requirements. We offer competitive rates, fast drop-off and collection, and no lengthy contracts.

    Get in touch today to learn how 40ft shipping container hire can benefit your next project!

    How does it work?

    Want to know how the hire process works? It’s a simple 4 step process.


    Get in Touch

    Use the contact form above to let us know about your requirements.

    We Provide a Price

    Based on your requirements, we let you know a simple all-in weekly cost.

    You Receive Your Containers

    Once agreed, we deliver your containers to your delivery address.

    We Collect Them When You’re Done

    Once you’re finished with the containers, we collect them. It’s as simple as that!

    Our containers in action

    See some of the ways our amazing customers are using their containers.

    Case Study: Shipping Container Museum & Workshop Case Studies
    Case Study: Shipping Container Museum & Workshop

    In the pursuit of enhancing their museum and workshop facility, the Locomotive Society sought a creative solution to provide a welcoming space for their members, while adhering to the historical aesthetic of their railway centric environment.

    Case Study: Garden Center Case Studies
    Case Study: Garden Center

    Universal Containers embarked on an exciting project to enhance a garden centre’s retail experience by supplying and customising two shipping container cabins. The goal was to seamlessly link these cabins on-site and transform them into a vibrant and functional gift shop.

    Case Study: Outdoor Catering Unit Case Studies
    Case Study: Outdoor Catering Unit

    A restaurant had been operating successfully for several years. However, due to increasing demand and limited space within the restaurant premises, the owners decided to expand their operations by introducing an outdoor catering unit.

    Case Study: Shipping Container Ticket Office Case Studies
    Case Study: Shipping Container Ticket Office

    The local rugby club had been using a small, outdated ticket booth that no longer met their needs. The club’s management sought a more efficient and visually appealing solution that could accommodate their growing fan base.

    Case Study: Chemical Store Shipping Container Conversion Case Studies
    Case Study: Chemical Store Shipping Container Conversion

    The client, an Industrial Chemical Storage Company specialising in chemical production and storage, faced the challenge of storing hazardous chemicals on their premises while adhering to stringent health and safety regulations.

    Dropside Shipping Container Conversion Shipping
    Dropside Shipping Container Conversion

    Universal Containers take pride in continually pushing the boundaries in product development within the shipping container industry.

    32ft × 10ft Stacked Cabins
    32ft × 10ft Stacked Cabins

    These 2 large 32x10ft cabins were built for a British transport company. They requested a large space to act as a welfare facility for drivers and staff in the peak district. Due to the customer’s specific requirements, one unit was not large enough so we suggested 2 units, however floor space was an issue on-siteContinue reading “32ft × 10ft Stacked Cabins”

    32×10 Green Office Offices
    32×10 Green Office

    This particular office unit was completed for a North-West-based container hire company.

    20×10 Gas Bottle Store
    20×10 Gas Bottle Store

    Custom Built Atex Coshh store for storing gas bottles. This unit was custom built with corrugated steel panels 20ft long x 10ft wide. It had a fully ventilated floor from galvanised steel mesh, as well as 4 aluminium louver vents in the walls. We also fitted galvanised box section racks with chains on to holdContinue reading “20×10 Gas Bottle Store”

    Corrugated 32×10 Office / Store room
    Corrugated 32×10 Office / Store room

    Corrugated steel cabin 32ft x 10ft with adjustable jacklegs anti vandal steel personnel door and anti-vandal aluminium sliding windows in steel shutters. Painted externally in non-corrosive container paint in a vibrant red. Internally with walls where lined in a cost-effective melamine faced chipboard and fully insulated throughout in Rockwool. The floor had hard wearing vinylContinue reading “Corrugated 32×10 Office / Store room”

    20ft Multi-Bay Unit
    20ft Multi-Bay Unit

    Standard shipping container transformed into a bespoke storage unit. With multiple purposes across many industries. For example, self-storage companies or engineering companies for members of staff to lock tools away when not in use. The unit was split evenly into 8 small rooms approximately 5ftx4ft each by steel partition walls for security. Each room withContinue reading “20ft Multi-Bay Unit”

    10ft Generator Housing Container
    10ft Generator Housing Container

    10ft container conversion for an off-grid company custom built to house a very large generator. The customer wanted a unit with multiple apertures and louver vents to allow for ventilation, they wanted all openings to have cover hoods to help stop water coming in. The Universal CAD team had a meeting with the client toContinue reading “10ft Generator Housing Container”

    40ft × 12ft Truck Stop Shower Unit Site Accommodation
    40ft × 12ft Truck Stop Shower Unit

    This 40ft x 12ft custom built flat panel cabin was a container conversion project completed for Eddie Stobart’s site.

    Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Homelessness? Site Accommodation
    Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Homelessness?

    Within today’s economic climate, many of us face struggles surrounding our finances.

    Cladded Container Bar
    Cladded Container Bar

    A simple 20ft container converted for a customer who needed a unit for 2 uses, sometimes required as just a basic store. Then sometimes they wanted to use it for an office space. So we fitted 2 windows with steel security shutters and fitted an anti-vandal steel personnel door for easier access, especially when beingContinue reading “Cladded Container Bar”

    20ft Cladded Store
    20ft Cladded Store

    Storage container for Sliver cross baby in Skipton, our client wanted a cladded container to be used to store stock in there Skipton depot. As the unit was cladded externally in high graded larch cladding, we used a used 20ft container to help keep the cost down (as the container condition wouldn’t be seen) toContinue reading “20ft Cladded Store”

    More Inspiration

    Looking for a completely custom solution?

    We have a wide range of base containers that can be customised to your needs, however we realise that sometimes you need something completely ‘Outside the box’.

    Contact us and one of our experts will be in touch to help design the container of your dreams