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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.

Blackwood Collaboration

Universal Containers are proud to have produced a fantastic futuristic product for Blackwood. Blackwood are a company who specialise in housing and care, they are dedicated to improving the lives of disabled people by providing homes that are designed to help them to live independently. They asked us to provide a transportable product that they…

20FT SITE OFFICE

Standard 20ft ISO shipping container converted to a site office with large Decals fitted to advertise the customers company logo

32ft Campsite Reception Unit

32x10ft Anti-Vandal unit to act as a reception on a campsite complete with UPVC patio doors with security shutters

24ft Corrugated Cabin

Corrugated stackable open plan office used on building sites up and down the UK, also easily turned into a canteen. These units cater to all welfare needs in construction and other industries

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Shipping Container Conversions

Shipping Container Conversions

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Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms

Latest News

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…

Four Benefits of Shipping Containers

After years in the industry, we’ve had our fair share of shipping containers. With this in mind, we wanted to bring things back to basics and write a blog post emphasizing the benefits of shipping containers. Before starting your next project, why not consider a shipping container? Shipping containers aren’t just limited to storage. Our…

NEW! Stadium Seating Made From Shipping Containers

Shipping Container Stadium Seating NOW AVAILABLE After having experienced an overwhelming increase in demand over the last couple of years, we’ve decided to add shipping container stadium seating to our ever-growing list of standard container offerings. Converted containers are being used for hundreds, if not thousands, of different purposes across the UK and the world.…

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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