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Side Curtain Containers

Engineered with functionality in mind, our side curtain containers feature retractable side curtains, offering full side accessibility to easily access your goods and contents.

Available in a variety of sizes and specifications, every side curtain container is constructed from durable, high-grade materials, ensuring durability and secure storage for your goods. These containers are designed not only to store and transport goods, but also to inspire innovative conversion solutions.

Side Curtain Containers

These containers feature roll-up fabric side curtains that can be opened or closed quickly as needed. When closed, the curtains provide secure and weatherproof storage, ideal for transport on the roads.

With the curtains opened, the sides of the container are completely accessible for rapid loading and unloading. Forklifts and pallet trucks can easily access goods through the open sides.

Side curtain containers are perfect for frequent handling of deliveries, for goods that need ventilation during transport or storage, and for flexible workspace needs. With the curtains down, the interior space can be fully utilised.

These units are available in a range of standard sizes from 20ft to 40ft containers to meet your specific spatial requirements. Talk to our team to learn more about the advantages of curtain sided containers for your particular usage needs.

Contact our team today to enquire about our side curtain containers combined with all the modifications and customisations offered across our range to help meet your unique specifications.

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

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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.

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Dropside Shipping Container Conversion

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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.

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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”

Patio Door 20ft Conversion
Patio Door 20ft Conversion

Reception area to link to an existing building in Manchester, a cost-effective way of creating extra space to a premises as a substitute to bricks and mortar. With the beauty of being able to take it away at any time and us it for a different purpose. This once tripped 20ft shipping container was internallyContinue reading “Patio Door 20ft Conversion”

40ft Food Pantry
40ft Food Pantry

This 40ft converted container was built for a church community group in Leeds, they were looking for a large container to use as a food pantry. So, we took a brand new 40ft container fully insulated it to stop any condensation from occurring, lined in 9mm plywood. Fitted electrics throughout including lighting, heating, and doubleContinue reading “40ft Food Pantry”

10ft Container Beer & Burger Bar
10ft Container Beer & Burger Bar

New 10ft ISO shipping container for a burger bar in Scotland. This customer was looking for a small shipping container to expand his beer and burger chain. Placing this outside a busy train station in the heart of Scotland he is now trading bigger than ever thanks to the help of Universal Containers. Us andContinue reading “10ft Container Beer & Burger Bar”

40ft Roller Shutter Container
40ft Roller Shutter Container

New 40ft container conversion for a truck stope in Yorkshire, Split into 4 bays by solid steel partition walls. Each room had its own purpose for the trucks, 1 was a diesel fuel pump, 1 with screen wash and ad blue, 1 with a steam cleaning jet wash and the final room was just aContinue reading “40ft Roller Shutter Container”

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