Buy Shipping Container Units for Specialised Uses

You can now buy shipping container units that have been created for specialised uses. When you buy shipping container units, it may suit your purposes better to buy a specialised container. These can serve as an ideal starting point for modifications and decrease the cost of refitting the containers.

How to Buy Shipping Container Special Purpose Units

Three of the most common special purpose shipping containers are:

  • Open top
  • Flat rack
  • Bolster

Open Top Containers:

If you are planning to buy shipping container units and modify them, then you may like to consider open tops. These containers have the same external dimensions and doors as your standard containers. The difference is that they have a removable tarpaulin that acts as a roof in place of the normal sheet metal roof. Open top containers are available in 20 foot and 40 foot sizes.

Flat Rack Containers:

Flat rack containers are constructed with a very strong and self-supporting base. The ends of flat rack containers can either be fixed in place or with foldable ends. These containers are often used for long objects and are available in 20 foot and 40 foot container options.

Bolster Containers:

Bolster shipping containers are similar to flat rack containers, but they do not have side or end walls. They can be very useful for carrying items that need support, but can be open to the elements.

If you want to buy shipping container units for modification, the special purpose units may be a good choice.

Shipping Container Units for Modification

They can often give you a head start on your modifications and therefore diminish the overall price of the refit.

When you plan to purchase shipping containers to modify them for a new purpose, you should always speak to the sales staff about your plans. They are very knowledgeable about what can and can’t be done and may have some ideas and advice that you had not previously considered.

Shipping container sales companies often offer modification services in addition to their sales avenue. Some of the ways in which containers can be modified include:

  • Roller doors
  • Ranch sliders
  • Custom shelving or racks
  • Padlock protectors
  • Air conditioners
  • Single or double access doors
  • Windows with security mesh, fly screens or shutters
  • Skids (to enable a container to be towed
  • Repainting and signwriting
  • Electrical wiring and lighting and power points
  • Telephone jacks
  • Hot water
  • Plumbing for showers, toilets, bathrooms and kitchens
  • Floor and wall coverings
  • Whirly birds
  • Vents

Shipping containers can be used in so many ways and there are amazing modifications that can be made to make them unrecognisable and functional. Talk to the Gateway Container Sales & Hire staff when you buy shipping container units for further advice and suggestions.

Ready to start your container journey?
Contact Us
About Mark Finnegan

You may be interested in

modern container offices
Breaking the Mould: How Modern Container Offices are Changing the Business Landscape

Discover the sleek and efficient solution for your office needs with modern container offices.

The Beginner’s Guide To Securing Your Shipping Container

Shipping containers are an excellent investment for anyone looking for …

Where to Store a Shipping Container?

Shipping containers make the perfect blank slate for all sorts …

Creative Ideas for Decorating a Shipping Container Gym

A shipping container gym can offer a unique and functional …