Container Category: Bespoke Conversions

Garden Rooms

Put your extension building plans on hold – a shipping container garden room is a flexible, low-cost alternative.  Add a space to your garden that looks stunning and can be used comfortably all year round.

The weatherproof, watertight, anti-corrosive Corten steel structure is tough and durable, and professional finishes and fixtures will make it just as comfortable and high-quality as any room in your house. Our professional team will take care of everything, from design and delivery to installation and all the finishing touches.

  • Delivery to any mainland UK address and on-site installation by our team
  • 5-year structural guarantee
  • Made from anti-corrosive Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • Wall to ceiling acoustic slab insulation
  • Internal LED lighting
  • Windproof and watertight
  • UPVC windows, doors, and skylights
  • Pilkington K Argon Gas filled double glazing
  • Electrical sockets, heating, and consumer unit
  • Safely installed electrics and concealed internal wiring
  • Professional plaster boarding and skimming
  • Insurance-approved door and window locks

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Storage and shelving
  • Bi-fold doors and glass double doors
  • Internal finishes and paintwork
  • Decking and verandas
  • High quality flooring and skirting in various colours and finishes
  • Windows and skylights
  • Condensation prevention installation
  • Exterior can be painted in any RAL colour requested
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

An all-weather outdoor space

Your garden room can be a room for relaxing, dining, working, playing, and much more. You can add whatever you want to it and make it your own. Our team will add high-quality flooring, plastering, electrical fixtures and fittings, and respray the exterior in any colour you want. We can also add verandas and decking around your garden room for outdoor seating.

Add value to your home

Garden rooms are desirable features that don’t always require planning permission. This creative use of space can mean adding value to your home as well as adding to your own life. If you’re unsure if your garden room will need planning permission we can help you find out. 

We spend thousands of hours converting containers every year

Universal Containers is one of the UK’s leading container suppliers, working closely with homeowners to create a dream space in their garden.

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your garden room. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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COSHH Chemical Storage

Store and transport hazardous chemicals safely and securely with a vandal-proof, COSHH-approved shipping container. Your contents will be kept in a fire-resistant, leak-proof and frost-free environment that meets all health and safety requirements.

Containers for chemical storage are available both new and used in 10ft and 20ft. You can also choose from a sub-bund false grated floor or a standard bund. Whatever you need, your container will be designed specifically for chemical storage and transport in a COSHH approved environment. Your container can also be fitted with a medical grade material lining that keeps your contents thoroughly protected from weather conditions and temperature changes outside.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • 10ft and 20ft available
  • Fire-resistant
  • Leak and spillage prevention
  • Frost-free and watertight
  • Sub-bund and standard bund flooring are available
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • High-security steel doors
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • Multiple air vents
  • New containers are available in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013)
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested 

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food-grade and medical grade materials)
  • Racking and shelving
  • ATEX electricals and lighting
  • Anti-condensation treatments
  • Security padlocks with multiple keys
  • Add your business’ branding
  • Gas strut operated fitted hatches
  • Finishes and colours
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Tunnel Containers

Tunnel containers include double cargo doors at both ends for full access. The dual entry design makes these containers ideal for storing bulky items, including vehicles, machinery, and heavy equipment.

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Refrigerated Containers

Keep storage items fresh and cool with a refrigerated shipping container designed specifically for perishable goods.

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Open Top Containers

Our open top containers are specifically designed for safe shipping and export, complete with a removable hard or soft roof for easy access from above.

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Biomass Boiler Storage Containers

We can build secure, vandal-proof containers for your commercial or domestic biomass boiler, keeping it accessible and safe in a weatherproof and condensation-free environment.

Store your biomass boiler, equipment, and fuel in an affordable, sturdy structure that doesn’t need planning permission or a big budget. Shipping containers are available in multiple sizes for different sized boilers and fuel stores, and come complete with an accessible door for you and your staff to refuel and maintain the boiler. Your container can even include a sliding roof for easy loading from above.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Government grants often available
  • Windproof and watertight
  • Storage space for boilers and fuel
  • High-security doors
  • Accessible door for staff
  • Ventilation
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • New containers available in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013)
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

 

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food grade and medical grade materials)
  • Sliding roof
  • Condensation prevention installation
  • Security padlocks with multiple keys
  • Electrics, heating, and lighting installation
  • Add your business’ branding
  • Doors, windows, and skylights
  • Finishes and colours
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

Install and store your biomass boiler for less

The government’s Renewable Heating Incentive Scheme (RHI) means more and more businesses like yours are installing renewable biomass boilers for less. They can heat large buildings with lower carbon emissions and greater sustainability. Instead of using valuable space on-site or building expensive extensions, a shipping container storage solution is a purpose-built, dedicated space that’s vandalism-proof, free from dampness and condensation, and accessible when you need it to be.

Automatic re-fuelling

Most biomass boilers run on wood chips or pellets. Your container can include a fuel store that’s directly connected to the boiler room, feeding the wood fuel through automatically. Installing a sliding roof also means new fuel can be loaded from above directly from a delivery lorry or van. Your staff will only need to access the container and boiler to empty the ash and provide general maintenance.

A vandal-proof structure

Storing a valuable piece of equipment outside your main building doesn’t have to come with risk. Your shipping container will include high-security steel doors which can be padlocked, a factory-fitted lockbox, a tough Corten steel construction, and the option to install extra security measures.

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Office & Studio Spaces

Create an affordable, portable, and comfortable work environment that suits your specific needs. Whatever sector your business is in, we can convert any container into a comfortable, connected, purpose-built workspace.

Set up a workspace, office, or studio that fulfils all your business needs. Whether you choose a new or used shipping container, your office or studio space will include safely installed heating and lighting, WiFi connectivity, desk space, and condensation protection insulation. We can respray your container in any RAL colour and add your business’ branding, as well as install extra storage space with racking and shelving for paperwork, and equipment.

Need your office and studio space to double up as a place to meet clients and customers? You’ll be proud to welcome them into your custom-designed office and studio space. We can install a waiting area and all the comforts you’d find in a bricks-and-mortar building.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • 10ft and 20ft available
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • Windproof and watertight
  • High-security steel doors
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • Multiple air vents
  • New containers are available in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013)
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

 

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food-grade and medical grade materials)
  • Racking and shelving
  • Condensation prevention installation
  • Security padlocks with multiple keys
  • Electrics, heating, and lighting installation
  • Add your business’ branding
  • Gas strut operated fitted hatches
  • Manual and automatically operated roller shutters
  • Doors, windows, and skylights
  • Finishes and colours
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

More affordable and flexible than building an extension

You don’t have to start applying for planning permission to set up a new workspace for your business. A shipping container office is the ideal solution for businesses that need versatile, flexible space that can be moved between sites or easily dismantled when they’re finished with it. This is ideal for construction sites and temporary locations, as well as more long-term purposes.

Choose your specifications

We’ve built basic office spaces that can be set up quickly as well as designed specialist studio spaces to house specific equipment. Tell us what you need your office or studio space for and we’ll turn it into reality. Our CAD team will draw up the specifications and dimensions, put it into production, and then we’ll deliver it to your site, install it, and set it up.

 We’ve been building shipping container offices for decades

With 40 years in the business and thousands of hours spent converting containers every year, Universal Containers has become one of the UK’s leading container suppliers. We’re confident we can build and maintain your container, whatever you need it for and wherever you’re using it.

Need something specific? We’ve been building bespoke containers for 40 years. We can design and fabricate any bespoke specification for your new or used container. Contact our team with your needs and requirements and we’ll make it a reality.

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Shops, Stalls & Retail Spaces

Set up a modern, stylish and flexible space for your retail business. Shipping container shops and stalls are cost-effective, versatile, and can be installed virtually anywhere for less than it costs to rent on the high street.

Trade from a space that’s uniquely yours and designed specifically for your business. We can install counters and desk space, electrics and heating, WiFi connectivity, windows, doors, and skylights, and respray the container exterior with your branded colours and logo. This is a truly flexible space that you can make your own.

You can feel confident about security and safety too. Padlocks will keep the high-security doors secure while you’re not trading and we can install manual and automatic security shutters as well as gas strut operated fitted hatches over the windows and doors.

  • Made from Corten Steel (COR-TEN)
  • Floor crafted from Marine Grade Plywood (27mm thick)
  • Windproof and watertight
  • High-security steel doors
  • ForkLift pockets/slots
  • Multiple lasing points
  • Multiple air vents
  • New containers are available in green (RAL6007) or blue (RAL5010 or RAL5013)
  • Used containers can be painted any RAL colour requested

Conversions and customisations available:

  • Lining and insulation (plywood, melamine boarding, food-grade and medical grade materials)
  • Counters and desks
  • Racking and shelving
  • Condensation prevention installation
  • Security padlocks with multiple keys
  • Electrics, heating, and lighting installation
  • Add your business’ branding
  • Gas strut operated fitted hatches
  • Manual and automatically operated roller shutters
  • Doors, windows, and skylights
  • Finishes and colours
  • Any bespoke fabrication required

 

About our new containers

Our ‘One Trip’ shipping containers are brand new and built to ISO shipping standards in China before arriving in the UK after a single cargo trip. All new containers are fabricated from corrosion-resistant Corten steel, wind and watertight, include a factory fitted lockbox, and can be used for domestic and commercial storage, as well as converted for a variety of different uses.

About our used containers

Used shipping containers are the most popular container sold in the UK and are made to full ISO standards. Our range of used containers have been decommissioned from their fleet before sale so you can expect some minor dents and signs of age including past repairs, but they are still guaranteed to be strong, secure, and wind and watertight unless otherwise stated. Please note, that used containers are not universally stackable. If you want to create multiple storeys we can help you choose the most appropriate containers.

Talk to our team to get a fast quote and any information you need.

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