About Us

We’re one of the country’s leading shipping container suppliers, specialising in new and used ISO containers, custom container conversions, and self-storage.

We have four decades of shipping container experience and knowledge, including buying and renting, maintaining and fixing, and customising and building. You’ll find our team of engineers and specialists at our container park in Greater Manchester, which is open to both trade customers and the general public.

Our speciality is providing a large variety of containers for many different needs. This includes sizes from 8ft to 40ft, a range of parts and accessories, and a secure self-storage solution on our site. All our containers are ISO compliant and can be used for standard storage or completely redesigned to suit your needs.

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Why choose Universal Containers?


Self Storage Manchester

Self-storage facilities accessible 24/7
Our large self-storage facility is accessible all day, every day. Your contents will be stored on our gated, CCTV-monitored site in weatherproof and vandal-proof shipping containers fabricated from Corten steel. This is the perfect solution for businesses and individuals that want the reliability of a shipping container storage space but don’t have room on-site to store one.

We’re easy to access from major motorways
You’ll find our office and showroom easily from the M60 or M62, meaning we’re easily accessible from locations throughout the north west, Yorkshire, Scotland, and beyond. Whether you’re paying us a visit to discuss a new container conversion or coming to use our on-site storage container facilities, our team will be here to help.

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Stunning, custom designed
garden rooms

We work with the general public as well as trade customers. Find out more about our garden room conversions for domestic homes.

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Company Values

Bespoke container conversions and services

Every customer needs something different. We can accommodate many different container purposes, orders, and preferences, including custom conversions, repairs, and fabrications. No request is too big, too small, or too specific. We’ve done it all!

We deliver and install at any UK mainland address

The job isn’t done until your container is fully installed. Our experienced and trained team of engineers will deliver your container to any UK mainland address and install it in your preferred location.

Maintenance and repairs taken care of

We can provide a huge range of repairs and general maintenance for your container, including anti-condensation protection, new doors and windows, repainting, new panels or panel repair, flooring and insulation installation, and much more.

Meet The Team

George Woolley

George Woolley

Managing Director

Andrew Rushton

Andrew Rushton

R&D Sales Manager

Carl Jeffries

Carl Jeffries

Project Manager

Paul McAuliffe

Paul McAuliffe

Depot Manager

Shaun McWilliams

Shaun McWilliams

Project and CAD Engineer

Rachael Richmond

Rachael Richmond

Accounts Manager

Pauline Rawlinson

Pauline Rawlinson

Transport Manager

Colin Redmond

Colin Redmond

Sales Team

Client Testimonials


Ordered a new 20ft after searching all over the north west. Delivered on time and the unit is spotless. Cheers Guys

J Woodcock, Butchers

Exceptional service, just taken delivery of a container. Everything perfect from start to finish.

Silver Cross Ltd

Belting service. The team provided some smoking shelters for my yard lads. Keep up the good work!

Carl Mountford

Outstanding lads, fabrication work was next level. Unit sprayed exactly as promised with correct ral code. Really top service. Highly recommend. Andy always responded even late night early morning. brilliant

Kevin Taylor

Always on time, accurate in their promises. Driver very polite and helpful.

J Gill

Container office was delivered to my site and very happy. Competitive rates. Returning customer no doubt in my mind.

Alan Royton

They were honest and genuine sellers at a good price, excellent quality container and a great delivery service, my past experiences had not been as good as with this company. A1 Service will highly recommend this company to anyone that may ask.