8FT Standard Steel Storage Container


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8ft x 7ft 2in x 7ft 4 1/2 in
2.438m x 2.200m x 2.260m
7ft 5in x 6ft 9in x 6ft 8in
2.275m x 2.107m x 2.070m
6ft 9in x 6ft 4in
2.07m x 1.945m

10FT Standard Steel Storage Container


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10ft x 8ft x 8ft 6in
2.991m x 2.438m x 2.591m
9ft 6in x 7ft 8in x 7ft 9in
2.831m x 2.337m x 2.362m
7ft 6in x 7ft 5in
2.310m x 2.28m

20FT Standard Steel Storage Container


External dimensions
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20ft x 8ft x 8ft 6in
6.058m x 2.438m x 2.591m
19ft 5in x 7ft 8in x 7ft 9in
5.889m x 2.337m x 2.362m
7ft 6in x 7ft 5in
2.338m x 2.280m

40FT Standard Steel Storage Container


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40ft x 8ft x 8ft 6in
12.192m x 2.438m x 2.591m
39ft 5in x 7ft 8in x 7ft 9in
12.039m x 2.337m x 2.362m
7ft 6in x 7ft 5in
2.338m x 2.280m

* Whilst we have tried to be as accurate as possible, container measurements can vary slightly.

Offering a premium service at the best possible price

1st Containers have sufficient stock to supply containers across the UK. Our shipping containers range from 6ft to 45ft and are often available at short notice. All shipping containers we supply are constructed from weatherproofed steel, and are vandal and rodent proof, giving maximum protection to any goods transported or stored within.

People often ask us what the best container size is for their individual needs, as such the below is intended to be a guide to help you decide:


6FT Container

A 1st Containers 6ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 235 cubic feet and is the ideal purchase for the transportation of smaller cargo consignments. Our 6ft containers are also the perfect solution for personal storage, and are a great alternative to traditional garden storage solutions. All of our containers can be specifically painted to incorporate the colours of a company logo or just to blend with their surroundings. There is no better storage solution to protect your belongs from the natural elements than a shipping container and our 6ft size makes an ideal weatherproofed store for garden tools and machinery. Completely safe and secure when locked up, a simple conversion with a shutter opening could easily be used as a ticket outlet or mobile phone accessory outlet.


8FT Container

Slightly larger in size and appearance than the 6ft unit, the 1st Containers 8ft shipping container provides over 100 cubic feet more of storage space (347 Cubic feet). Ideal again for similar purposes as outlined above, with just that extra bit of extra space. Their size makes them useful as business storage, in particular, file storage.


10FT Container

The 1st Containers 10ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 560 cubic feet and is ideal for the storage or transportation of medium sized cargo. Items are easily packed and stacked to get maximum usage from the space available, and these units are ideal for the smaller conversion purposes. This size container is very popular within the construction industry, with many clients approaching us for conversion into site offices and site entrance guardhouse. Perfect for the one man construction site foreman’s office, these are also regularly used for the storage of dry foods and grain. On major builds we have supplied 10ft shipping containers in bulk to be used for storing electrician’s materials as well as plumbers/ decorators equipment.


20FT Container

A 20ft shipping container has an internal storage space of 1160 cubic feet, it is is a secure and safe way to transport or store larger goods such as small machinery and anything up to a medium sized motor vehicle. It can be ordered as a temporary measure or as a permanent fixture for storage or conversion. From a conversion perspective, the number of different possible uses are huge! Ideal as a workshop, sales office, toilet block, canteen or washrooms to mention but a few...


40FT Container

For storage purposes, the space inside is 2360 cubic feet and 2640 cubic feet respectively. Ideal for transporting machinery and motor vehicles, if 40ft isn’t quite big enough in length, our 45ft container can provide you with additional space. When you have large consignments for transportation within the UK or for shipping abroad, there is no safer means for storage than one of our shipping containers! Along with the storage of machinery, they are also ideal for the storage of dried foods such as grain, and anything else without a temperature requirement. Clients hiring or buying this size unit frequently want them converted i.e into on-site toilet blocks, additional large offices, business workshops and sales offices.

For more information please contact us today

We offer competitive short and long-term hire rates on our containers. Prefer to buy? We stock a wide range of units in a variety of sizes. If you need any advice on how to select the perfect container, please ether complete our online form or contact our experienced in-house team for more information.

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