Forget about the traditional wooden shed.
If you require reliable outdoor storage, a shipping container should be your no.1 choice.
It doesn’t matter if you have a large and spacious garden, or a small outdoor space that can only be accessed via a ginnel, these strong steel boxes offer a viable garden storage solution for everyone. And here we take a look at just a few of the reasons why they have become increasingly popular.
5 reasons to invest in a shipping container shed
Constructed from corten steel, shipping containers are inherently strong and robust.
After all, their main purpose is for transportation, and they’re specifically designed to protect their contents and carry them safely across the world. Fitted with a heavy-duty plywood floor, they can hold up to approximately 30,000kg of cargo with ease – which is more than enough for your typical household and garden storage – and items inside will be protected against any damage.
Shipping container sheds come in a wide range of sizes. In theory, if you have enough space in your garden, it’s possible to install a 40ft structure – which is more than four times the size of the average wooden variety. From classic garden equipment and furniture to pedal bikes, motorcycles and cars. Whatever you need to store, there’s a shipping container to meet your requirements.
On average, a shipping container has a life expectancy of 25 years or more. They’re incredibly tough and durable. And unlike a traditional wooden shed, they’re fully weather-resistant – 100% wind- and water-tight. As such, they won’t rot or warp over time (despite being continuously exposed to the elements) and, whatever the weather, the contents of the container will remain protected.
What’s more, shipping container storage sheds are typically treated to prevent corrosion. Any rust that appears on their surface is completely superficial and will not affect its strength or integrity.
Shipping containers are significantly more secure than a wooden shed. Aside from their overall strength, most come fitted with sturdy cargo doors, with an in-built locking mechanism. To create a heightened level of security, it’s also possible to add heavy-duty shipping container padlocks and lockboxes. All together, these features make ‘breaking and entering’ a highly difficult task.
As they’re deemed a temporary structure, planning permission is very rarely needed for a shipping container shed and installation is quick and easy. Unlike a traditional wooden shed, they also require very little maintenance to ensure they remain safe and sturdy. You may wish to re-paint the container every few years, but this is purely to improve its aesthetics – rather than for any practical benefit.
Ready to invest in shipping container storage?
Here at Gap Containers, we have a diverse selection of shipping containers available to buy – including both new and used containers that work perfectly as a household shed. These come in a variety of sizes, ranging from just 6 to 40ft long, with something to suit all storage requirements.
We also currently offer flat pack shipping containers, which are a fantastic garden storage solution for small outdoor spaces and gardens with limited access. Rather than having to lower the container into position via a crane, the individual pieces can be carried into the garden – perhaps via a small passageway, ginnel, or through the property itself – and fully-assembled in less than an hour.
Whichever option you choose, you can expect the highest quality (for an incredibly competitive price) and your new shipping container storage shed will be delivered in just a matter of days.
Alternatively, we also operate a self-storage facility from our base in Liverpool. This is a brilliant option for anyone who doesn’t have space for their own structure, but would like to benefit from the strength and security of a shipping container shed. Containers are available to hire on a short- and long-term basis and offer a convenient place to store both commercial and domestic items.
To find out more about our shipping container storage solutions – including those available to buy and storage units available to hire at our facility – you’re welcome to get in touch at any time. We have excellent knowledge of the options available and can advise on the best for your requirements.