Sally on April 21, 2020

Our Favourite Shipping Container Homes From Around The World!

Mobile, versatile, and with a low carbon footprint, shipping containers are gathering momentum as the building blocks for new homes. Take a look at some of the most ambitious and visually stunning shipping container conversion homes that are setting the world of architecture and construction alight. Are shipping container homes...
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Sally on April 1, 2020

5 Benefits of Using a Container Pop Up Shop

Trends can come and go, but we believe the current trend of using shipping container conversions to start up or expand your business is firmly here to stay. As people discover the benefits a shipping container can bring, in a fresh and exciting way that breaks the mould, we have...
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Sally on March 5, 2020

How to Create a Shipping Container Office

Shipping containers are becoming more popular as a structure for conversion. From big and bold conversions to make container homes, to the small and simple pop-up catering/retail unit, you will no doubt have come across a shipping container conversion at some point in your travels. Containers Direct specialise in shipping container...
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Sally on December 18, 2019

Top Uses for Shipping Containers

In an ever expanding market for shipping containers their uses have become more and more diverse, creative and fascinating. Our own conversions department has worked on projects from to cat walks to bird hides and our moto is if you can imagine it, we can create it. However, at the core of...
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Sally on November 7, 2019

Shipping Container Garages

Do shipping containers make good garages? The answer is yes! They make a low cost and convenient alternative to a traditional garage. With a few modifications available at Containers Direct we can ensure your shipping container garage is fit for purpose and your car is safe, secure and dry for...
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Sally on August 27, 2019

Wonderful Woods

How to make a shipping container not look like a shipping container – choose wood cladding! Whether it’s a simple storage unit, or a complete conversion, wood cladding can transform the appearance of a metal box into an attractive wood cabin....
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Sally on May 15, 2019

Pâtisseries in Paris!

This week, our Director has been visiting France (not that we’re jealous…), but we’re glad to see that shipping container conversions are a worldwide love affair!  ...
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Sally on April 10, 2019

Start Up in a Shipping Container!

Looking to set up or grow your own small business, but struggling to find the right space at an affordable price? Shipping containers offer both flexibility and low start up costs, as well as a reduced carbon footprint by re-purposing and up-cycling existing material! And, they’re always a conversation...
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