A converted shipping container is bespoke and fabricated to our client’s specification meaning time scales can be different for every conversion project. Other factors that can vary timescales include workshop workload, signoff of confirmation of order, the specification, complexity of the project, the number of shipping containers involved, the final finish, amount of work you require us to be involved in.
If you have a strict deadline for a container conversion we will try and complete to match your deadline.
How much do bespoke shipping containers cost?
The cost of a bespoke shipping container can vary depending on various factors including the specification, complexity of the project, the number of shipping containers involved, the final finish, amount of work you require us to be involved in. We work hard to provide a competitive quotation for your container conversion whilst meeting all your requirements.
Do you sell container conversions?
At times we have stock container conversions that we sell which includes shipping container offices, catering containers and various others. Our conversions are bespoke and we will fabricate the container modifications to customers requests.
Do you buy converted shipping containers?
As converted shipping containers being bespoke for use for a specific purpose, this can mean that some container conversions can be harder to re-sell. However, we will still be able to provide you a competitive price evaluation for your converted container. We would require some information before we can provide a quotation this includes; the location the conversion is currently located, a brief breakdown of the shipping container modifications, age if possible and any other information that you may need to pass over. We would also require photos showcasing the external and internal of the bespoke container. If you send this across to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org we will respond as soon as possible.
Can I convert the container myself?
Yes, we can be as involved in a container conversion as you require us to be. A quotation for just the shipping container can be provided by our Container Sales Manager.
Can I design the conversion myself?
Yes of course, container conversions are tailored to each individual that enquires with us, so if you send us your specification we can quote to match. Our dedicated container conversion team is here to help if you need some additional guidance or suggestions that could be adapted to your container. We can also bring your ideas to life with our 3D modelling software to help you visualise your bespoke shipping container, this allows you to see your potential project in 3D from various angles.
Will you deliver my completed conversion?
Delivery of your container conversion will be quoted for at the confirmation of order stage. It will usually be delivered using a HIAB assisted lorry which will lift the modified container to the ground where requested. Sometimes, we can deliver on an articulated lorry (without a HIAB crane) and the client will need to arrange for the container to be offloaded to the ground, this is usually with a forklift truck. This should be stated at the time of order. Also, at some of our workshops throughout the UK, bespoke shipping containers can be arranged to be collected by the client.
Do you convert new or used containers?
Yes, we can quote for a bespoke shipping container in both new ‘one trip’ and used conditions (where possible). A new ‘one trip’ shipping container or new build (10ft) is manufactured in the Far East, filled with a cargo and shipped the one trip to the UK. A used shipping container will have been shipped around the world typically between 10-15 years and then sold, they will still be guaranteed wind and water tight but will aesthetically have more dents and scratches compared to a new ‘one trip’ container. We can advise on what maybe suited to your project, but will be the client’s decision.
How can I check the progress of my conversion?
Once the order has been placed and the container conversion has progressed into our workshop, we are updated throughout the build process, and we will be happy to update you. If you are looking for a progress report you can call us on 0844 561 79 75 or email our container conversion co-ordinator from the email correspondence. During the container conversion build you can visit our workshop to monitor progress – please note these are on an appointment only basis.
Do you provide an upfront all in one quote/cost?
When we quote for a container conversion our price will be for the specification you have provided us. The delivery cost will be confirmed once the order has been placed. During the quotation period when the specification may change, we will be able to provide a cost for the specification changes but there will be no change in the price quoted once order has been placed (provided specification hasn’t changed).
How does the payment work? Do I need to pay a deposit?
The order will be put into production once 50% deposit has been received. The final 50% is payable before delivery. We are happy for you to attend our workshops to view the container conversion before final payment is made.
Do I need planning permission to put a conversion in my garden?
Along with standard shipping containers a container conversion is categorised as temporary relocatable buildings and with many applications they do not need planning permission. However, as this could cause an issue if it is going to place in a sensitive area or for a long period of time then it may need planning permission. We recommend and planning authorities do say that it is always best to check if permission is required.
Will I be able to tow my conversion with my car/fit it on a trailer?
For some of our bespoke container conversions we can fit the container to a trailer however there is restrictions on the size available. We can also fabricate a towable container that can be lowered onto the ground once you reach the destination. As a container conversion can have additional weight they are ideally to be towed from a larger vehicle like a 4×4 or van.
Can you provide a trailer with my conversion?
We can provide a quotation for a bespoke container trailer to securely fit your bespoke container to. When enquiring, advise that the container will be used for mobile purposes. To see an example of one of trailers please click here.
What warranty do you provide?
We offer a standard 12 months warranty for all of our bespoke container conversions from date of delivery (subject to our terms and conditions).
How long will my conversion last?
The body of a bespoke conversion is an adapted shipping container and they are manufactured to a high quality and are very robust as they are used for shipping cargo throughout the world and submitting the container to the rigours of sea transport. A new ‘one trip’ shipping container could be expected to last up to 50 years where as a good quality standard used container could last up to 20 years. However, there are some factors that can affect a life span which include the care of the container conversion.