Mark Pryor's Containers and More Blog

Mark blogs on a range of topics related to shipping containers, container conversions and interesting cargotecture projects from around the world. Mark is based in Suffolk, UK.

Mark Pryor is a Director at Containers and More.  Mark has been working with shipping containers since 1999, and knows everything there is to know about shipping containers ... so ask away!  Go on, we dare you!

Sailing ahead with bespoke design and build

Sailing ahead with bespoke design and build

After 15 years at the forefront of the container conversions industry, you'd have thought we must have "seen it all before". Sometimes, though, an outstanding conversion project comes along.

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Hiring containers to build your empire

Hiring containers to build your empire

If you're in the construction, roofing, electrical or waste management trades, you're already familiar with container hire as temporary office buildings. It is industry standard for building sites to hire our security fencing and "welfare units" too (the places where the sacred kettles or urns live).

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Containing greatness

Containing greatness

The organisers of the oldest international sporting trophy asked Containers and More to help design bespoke container conversions for use as part of their team's workshop, store and offices overseas. We took their briefing with some confidence since this prestigious client's requirements were precise, and their reputation and global heritage brand meant they had exacting standards to maintain..

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It’s hip to be square

It’s hip to be square

Containers are popping up in more and more places where traditionally-constructed buildings used to be seen. Scarcely an episode of the TV shows "Grand Designs" and "George Clarke's Amazing Spaces" goes by without some clever container conversion that morphs into a dreamy designer eco- home or work space. Architects, engineers, builders and other construction professionals are seeing the potential of container conversions to deliver affordable building projects that are portable, quick to erect and sustainable.

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Park contractor hires shipping containers to provide 20ft store, security fencing and welfare unit including chemiloo

Park contractor hires shipping containers to provide 20ft store, security fencing and welfare unit including chemiloo

We were approached by a park contractor who wanted to hire a shipping container to provide storage and welfare facilities while they were refurbishing park equipment, which is often carried out in areas with no facilities.  Security fencing was also required for health and safety reasons.

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