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Used Containers

100% wind and watertight used containers for sale. Choose from a wide selection of quality stock including 10ft, 20ft, 40ft and 45ft used shipping containers.
New container

New Containers

We can offer you great value container sale and hire options on new build boxes. Just ask us for a quote today.
Container Conversion

Container Conversion

Have an idea for a container conversion? We'd like to help you turn those ideas into reality and are happy to share our wealth of conversion experience with you. Get in touch today.
shipping container hire

Container Hire

Flexible, great value short and long term container hire of all sizes including 10ft, 20ft, 40ft and 45ft containers. Our nationwide depots mean  fast delivery wherever you're located.
specialist containers

Specialist Containers

Need a non standard shipping container? All types of specialist containers for sale including palletwides, flatracks, tunnel units, reefers, open top, full side access boxes and chemical storage units.
storage container

Container Storage

100& wind and watertight storage containers for sale and hire. Great quality standard or refrigerated containers for storage at prices you will love. Request a quote today.

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Thank you very much your service was second to none. You delivered what you promised to deliver. I am sure the second container will be the same.

I will always use your services in the future.

Persisted with helping us despite complications of order when other firms just backed away.

I would absolutely recommend. Was made to feel very assured as to the purchase from start to finish.

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    Adaptainer awarded growth grant under the New Anglia Small Grant Scheme

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      I often hear variations of the following questions from people looking to buy a shipping container. Should I worry about condensation? How is the container delivered? Do I need to put anything underneath my container to lift it off the ground? Is there a way to make opening and closing my container doors easier? […]

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    Student shares his UK container home dissertation research with Adaptainer. House prices are rising and becoming unaffordable to many in the UK – so could a shipping container home be a cheaper alternative? Owen Connolly, a student from the University of Westminster explored this and many other interesting questions in a dissertation.   After Owen contacted Adaptainer […]

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    Shipping container home saves couple $250k versus traditional building.

    How do shipping container homes compare to traditional building costs, can you really save money? Architect Michele Bertomen and her husband David Boyle seem to be proof you can. They had a dream of owning their own home and bought a 20 x 40 foot lot of land in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC. It was a happy time […]

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    These GRP / FRP container images will take you back in time.   If you’re a container history buff you might remember GRP / FRP containers from long ago. In case you’re wondering what an earth I’m talking about, here’s a quick intro to these old used shipping containers. In the early days of containerisation many […]

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