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Low cost new & used shipping containers and site accommodation for the trade and public.

Universal Container Services is one of the country’s leading suppliers of new and used shipping containers, site offices and welfare units. We are also a market leader when it comes to shipping container conversions as well as a range of other services. Based in Manchester in the North West of England, we are thrilled to offer over 50 years of experience and knowledge when it comes to shipping containers.

Whether you are looking to buy or hire, Universal containers are your one stop shop for all of your shipping container needs.

Our extensive range of ISO shipping containers can be used as standard storage and transport options or redesigned and styled to your needs by our container conversion experts. Our high-quality products are open to both the trade and general public usage and we are confident we can fulfil your requirements with the right solution and service package.

In addition to our wide range of shipping container services at our 11-acre Manchester head office site we offer market leading self-storage solutions. Whatever you need to store we have a solution for you that ensures your items stay dry, clean and secure.

Large sized dark blue shipping container supplied by Universal Containers the shipping container experts.
Medium sized beige shipping container supplied by Universal Containers the shipping container experts.
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Medium sized blue shipping container supplied by Universal Containers the shipping container experts.

Universal Containers offer the country’s most complete range of shipping containers for use as storage units, work spaces and so much more. Vandal and theft-proof, we provide the most comprehensive and flexible solution to meet your container needs. Whether you need a long or short-term solution for additional work or storage space Universal containers have you covered.

From 8ft to 40ft we design, supply and fit shipping containers, cabins and workspaces exactly to meet our customers’ exact needs. Here at Universal Containers we are renowned for our attention to detail and take on board customer needs to ensure they get the perfect solution at the best price possible.

Over the last 20 years we have supplied specialist ISO shipping container units for chemical storage, as well as bespoke office spaces or even flexible and adaptable units for canteens, reception areas and many other uses. We offer a great standard range of shipping containers for hire which usually suits most requirements, however we have an in-house specialist team that can provide container conversions from single or multi-storey and from a range of sizes, colours, branding and interior fitting.

All of our high-quality products are open to both the trade and general public and we are confident we can fulfil your requirements with the right solution and service package.

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Shipping Container Hire

Shipping Container Hire

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Shipping Container Sales

Shipping Container Sales

Purple shipping container conversion to implement a window and a door into a shipping container.
Shipping container conversion to create a kitchen within a shipping container with Coffee Point branding.
Red medium shipping container which has had a shipping container conversion to accommodate for side access.
Large wooden shipping container conversion to accommodate for wood finish with door and window.

Shipping Container Conversions

Universal Containers is a market leader when it comes to container conversions and can turn your idea into a working reality.

We have been converting ISO shipping containers into anything from portable cafes to showrooms for our clients. With over 20 years of experience converting containers we have pretty much seen and done it all. However, we still fully understand that every customer is different, with different needs. This understanding paired with our outstanding customer service is what sets us apart from our competition. Whether you require a container conversion for storage purposes or an extra office we can supply whatever you need with a vast selection of bespoke features to go with your conversion.

Already have an idea for a container conversion? If so our team are fully experienced, dedicated and ready to discuss your needs to find the perfect solution at the most competitive price. No matter what the shape or size, Universal Containers will modify and install to any customer specification. With our in-house CAD design team, there is no need for you to provide your own drawings we take your initial idea and work it through to a finished project. We even have specialist partners to provide structural steel calculations.

40×12 TRUCK STOP SHOWER UNIT

Large cabin in Rugby to be used by truck drivers to freshen up

NEW 10ft ISO SERVING UNIT

This new 10ft shipping container conversion was a simple, cost effective way of creating a serving unit for many purposes

20FT Turnstile Container Conversion

New 20ft container converted to house turnstiles for building sites around the country

Bird Hide Container Conversion

Fully anti vandal proof container conversion for a local nature reserve used by the public for birdwatching.

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Shipping Container Conversions

Shipping Container Conversions

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Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms

Latest News

The Ready Made Shipping Container Conversion

We frequently advertise shipping containers as being a versatile means of creating the space you need for anything from storage to retail and even living space. Container conversions can be a great, flexible means to creating office space, cafes, pop-up shops and more.  As we always point out, the biggest limitation is your imagination!  That…

Are Shipping Containers the Solution to Homelessness?

Within today’s economic climate, many of us face struggles surrounding our finances. However, the majority of England’s population are able to successfully get by, either with no external assistance or with the help of food banks and similar. Homelessness across the globe is a real social crisis that needs solving. Since 2010, estimates show that…

Accessible Living with Shipping Containers

In an era where roughly 20% of the country lives with some form of disability, it’s difficult to imagine that many of these people do not live in suitable housing. Universal Containers are proud to announce that we have produced a model home for Blackwood – a company who specialise in providing specialist housing and…

Why Choose Universal Containers?

With over thirty years’ experience serving the shipping industry with container storage facilities and maintenance services, in addition to providing quality new and used storage and custom-built site accommodation to the trade and public, we are confident we will be able to fulfil your requirements with economical quality products and service.

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YEARS SPENT BUILDING BESPOKE CONVERSIONS

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BESPOKE CONVERSIONS COMPLETED IN 2019

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HIRED BESPOKE CONVERSIONS IN 2019

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