Accessories for Shipping Containers | Universal Container Services LTD

Categories: Container Sales & Hire

Date: June 27th 2018

Accessories for Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are much more versatile than you think. If you’re looking to buy a new or used shipping container, they come as they are. First, you would choose from either a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft container that’s fit for purpose but we can safely assume that you’d want to change your container in some way so that it does exactly what you need it to.

  • If you’re using your shipping container for an on-site office for a construction site, will you need doors and windows?
  • If you’re converting your container, would you prefer to see a design of the finished piece before you give the go ahead for works to take place?
  • If you’re using your shipping container to store vehicles or machinery, do you need double doors that open at either end of the container?
  • If you’re using your shipping container for storage, would you be happier if you could have additional security features?
  • If you’re converting your container, would you prefer it to look aesthetically pleasing and be painted in a colour of your choice?
  • If you’re stacking your shipping containers, would you like to be able to add a staircase and landing to allow upstairs and downstairs access?

These are just some examples of things to consider when buying your shipping container. When purchasing your container, it’s important to consider a variety of different factors that may come into play once your container in installed, for instance, security, damp and storage.

The container itself is simply a foundation for your idea, and to bring your concept to life, you will no doubt want to add parts and accessories to your container so that your finished conversion is fully functional and fit for purpose.

Here is a list of just some of the accessories we have to offer:

Damp Stick

The damp stick is aimed at reducing damp and condensation in your container in a cost-effective way. They are cheap, long-lasting and highly efficient.

Personnel Door

Where security, cost and quality are all essential requirements, Kirncroft steel security doors are the ideal solution.  With stainless steel handles and hinges and weatherproof fixtures, it’s a long-lasting secure solution.

Window With Shutter

Kirncroft anti-vandal steel window shutters offer a high level of security for anti-vandal modular building applications. The steel shutters are manufactured and designed to the same high-quality standards as our steel doors.

Security Padlock

The CISA75 Container Padlock is ideal for use with container lock boxes. This padlock is highly suited for use on security gates & warehouses and comes with 3 keys, although additional keys may be added.

Painting Service

Our heavy-duty specialised container paints are perfect for applying to the walls of your container and we have a huge selection of colours to choose from and offering painting services for full repainting right through to touch ups.

CSC Plating and Inspection

New ISO containers have valid CSC for 5 years from the date of production. After this period there are 2 schemes to maintain CSC validity and to ensure containers are in safe and usable condition and we can offer them both for peace of mind.

Staircase & Landing

When containers have been stacked, and access is required on upper levels, container staircases can always be fabricated and installed to provide safe access. These staircases are used with multi-storey conversions such as offices, canteens and exhibition stands.

Racking for Containers

Shipping container racking and shelving is ideal for tidying up storage containers and for getting the most from your available space. With many options available timber racking or even full steel racking to take extreme weight.

CAD Design Service

If you want to see what your container conversion will look like once complete and in situ, our talented CAD design service can help you plan your project and make sure every part of the build is planned for.

Electrics for Containers

We offer a wide range of bespoke electrical installations with our own in house fully qualified electricians on site, we offer many options, such as lighting, heating, sockets and air conditioning.

Graffo Therm

Graffo Therm condensation prevention spray is a biological product that once sprayed onto the roof combats condensation build up within the container, solving the condensation issue, which means a longer lasting container!

Helpful? We hope so! If you’re still unsure as to which accessories would be suitable for your container, we’re always available to talk over the phone to offer friendly support and advice!

If you would like a friendly, honest chat about choosing the correct parts and accessories to suit your needs, please call the Universal team today on 0845 050 0330 or feel free to email