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Shipping and Storage Container Hire

UK Shipping Container Rental

We have a large fleet of containers available for short and long-term shipping container hire.

We understand buying a container can put a strain on the cash flow of a small business and the purchase cost may make buying a container impossible for individuals.

Renting (aka Leasing) a container instead of buying enables you to spread the cost, avoiding the initial outlay required to buy the container – freeing up funds for an alternative investment, while you still gain all the benefits of using the container. Container hire is ideal for those requiring a container for a short period of time, it’s a cost effective option if you’re looking for a storage solution.

Renting a container from us is easy and stress-free. We have hire depots located throughout the UK to keep delivery costs as low as we can. Contact us to find out if we have a hire depot near you, let us know where you’d like the container delivered to and we’ll give you an accurate cost for renting in your area.

Shipping containers provide secure and straightforward storage for a wide range of industries including on construction sites, in retail, education, sports clubs, oil and gas, manufacturing, and local government.

We extended our container sales business into the rental market to provide the same level of customer support and flexible service that we provide to our sales customers. Contact our team to discuss rental, they’ll answer any questions you have on how our rental service works. You can also take a look at our customer reviews to see what our previous customers think of us.

How to rent a shipping container from us

Our most popular sizes to rent are standard 20ft and 40ft containers. We can also offer 10ft and 30ft’s when a particular sized unit is required, maybe you only need a small amount of storage, or only have a small location to store the container.

We deliver our rental units via HIAB nationwide. When you rent a container from us, we’ll deliver your container direct to your location (we also come back and pick up the container when you’re finished with it). Our delivery team will offload the container where you need it, so you don’t need to worry about being able to lift/move the container.

To get the ball rolling, call our team on 0844 561 7975, we’ll provide a no-obligation quote, and you can then decide if renting from us is right for you.

*Note, our hire containers are subject to a minimum 4 week hire period. Delivery charges apply each way (delivery and collection).

How does storage container rental work?

Our container hire prices start from just £10 per week!

To start a shipping container lease agreement with us simply let us know the following information: 1) what size/type of container you require, 2) how many containers you need, 3) your delivery address.

Our team will then get back to you with a price, this will include: – 1) all delivery costs (to deliver and collect the container), 2) a recurring rental cost (usually monthly payments).

Included in the rental cost, is the cost of a high-security, anti-vandal lock to secure the container doors, the lock comes with two keys.

Please note, we charge for the cost of 4 weeks rental upfront, this will vary depending on the type of container you choose. We also charge a one-off delivery cost (this includes both delivery and collection) and will depend on your delivery location.

Our Container Buy Back Scheme

If you are looking to hire a container on a long-term basis, we can alternatively provide a quotation to sell you the container and when you’re finished with it, we will offer a competitive price to buy it back. This could also be an option if we do not have a hire depot in your location, it may also be cheaper for you in the long run (if you keep the container in good condition) as you won’t have any ongoing rental fees to pay.

Speak to our team if you’re considering this option, they’ll be able to advise the best route to take.

What condition will the hire container be in?

Our fleet of rental containers are in good condition and are inspected between customers to ensure the units remain both wind and water tight, that all the rubber seals remain intact and are working correctly.

We want our customers to be pleased with our hire service – so we don’t rent out containers that we don’t believe you’ll be happy to receive.

What if I don’t know how long I will need to rent the container for?

Our minimum rental / lease period is 4 weeks (this initial period is paid for upfront), after that, we’ll then invoice you monthly for the rental cost.

You can keep your container for as long as you need it (provided you keep up with the rental payments).

When you’re finished with the container simply contact our team and we’ll arrange for the empty unit(s) to be collected.

Most of our customers are lease containers from us to facilitate other works, for example for storage during building work – we understand that timescales on projects such as this may slip or need to be extended, so we’re flexible on the duration of our shipping container lease agreements.

What size container can I rent?

We typically offer rental in 10ft, 20ft, 30ft, and 40ft lengths.

If you require something different please get in touch with our team and we’ll see if another size unit is available for you.

How much does renting a container cost?

Rental costs depend on two things, your location (this affects delivery costs) and the type of container you want.

Rental costs start at around £10 per week, for a good condition secure container.

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