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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.

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).

Standard container hire for your site office is a good solution when you want a simple and readymade space for what might be a temporary work place. It enables your project to get started without delay, and without all the expense and hassle of a new build. Having 12 depots around the UK allows your hire containers to be delivered to the exact spot where you'll need them, so you can be up and running quickly. 

Other industries choose standard container hire for compact and secure storage. Major publishers have thousands of newly-printed books delivered and need to store them somewhere dry and safe before they can be shipped off to customers around the world. Hiring our containers ensures that their stock remains in peak condition, without incurring expensive warehousing fees. One of the most significant heritage charities in the UK arranges standard container hire with us for storage of large quantities of stock. On the busiest visitor weeks in peak season, they don't want to run out of anything essential, so hiring containers from us, and only when they need them, is a cost effective solution for the charity compared with fundraising to build additional permanent storage rooms. 

It isn't only businesses that can benefit from container hire. Anyone who's moving home may find themselves in that awkward in-between period of having exchanged contracts, but their new property isn't ready to move into. People "downsizing" also need somewhere to store all the personal items and furniture they just can't bear to part with yet. And have you noticed how many TV "home make over" shows hire containers as their solution to store excess furniture, while the owners are showcasing their newly de-cluttered property to potential buyers? Having a hired container delivered to exactly where you want it is an added benefit and convenience, rather than having to travel to a traditional self-storage unit, typically in an out-of- town industrial estate location. The irony is, some of those self-storage businesses also hire containers, to install as secure units within their own warehouse buildings!

We have hundreds of standard sized shipping containers ready to hire. All have a basic layout, but can be painted a particular colour (the cost for a paint job in one of our range of standard colours costs from £60, whereas a custom paint job is from £250). You can also order certain add-ons such as bespoke shelving or air con units. The minimum term for container hire is 4 weeks, with an affordable pricing structure and clear and flexible Terms and Conditions. 

If you're looking for bespoke container conversion (typically for a team office, workshop, IT room, pop up bar, restaurant or retail space), we have all the expertise to help with that kind of customised design and build too. 

At Containers and More, we're a small enough company to care about looking after every customer. In fact, we're so good at it that some other container and equipment hire companies sub-contract their business to us! 

Call us on 01728 687 657 and we'll look forward to helping you with your enquiry.

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