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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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Construction site needed shipping container hire project for 20ft container store, stacked office, drying room and toilet

Construction site needed shipping container hire project for 20ft container store, stacked office, drying room and toilet

A roofing contractor based in the South-East approached us to help with providing some on-site facilities for approximately six months on one of their construction sites.  The project required a secure storage area, an office stacked on top of the storage which included a staircase for access, and an on-site drying room and toilet.

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Shipping container conversion gives Sustrans added - and portable - bike maintenance workshop and storage space

Shipping container conversion gives Sustrans added - and portable - bike maintenance workshop and storage space

It's not every day you have a request to build a new office which can be easily transported from one location to another with a standard fixed-body lorry and hiab crane, but that's exactly what we had here at Containers and More just recently.

Sustrans - a leading charity which helps people to take healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys - contacted us for help with creating a new building on a community farm.

The building would provide a space for community volunteers to repair bikes which had been donated, and as a storage facility for the various cycling events that are organised locally.  

The design needed to be functional and practical, but also look presentable and represent their company values.  Ideally Sustrans wanted the new office building to be timber clad onsite, and to arrive four weeks after their order was received.

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