If you’re considering getting yourself a shipping container for personal use, whether it be for secure storage or even as a home office, you may be wondering, “Can I put a shipping container on my land?”
Generally speaking, the answer will be ‘yes’.
The portability of shipping containers means that lots can be done to overcome location challenges.
If access is your concern, rest assured we work with the very best drivers in the UK haulage industry to deliver shipping containers to the tightest and hardest to reach spots. Check out this video of a driver sailing up a hill with a Lion container on the back – a hill that our Mid Wales client was concerned would be too steep for their shipping container delivery. As promised, their 20ft container was delivered safely, securely and with ease.
If your shipping container needs lifting over a fence, a wall, or even a building (within reason!), our crane operators work to safely deliver your container to the required spot.
During inclement weather, this is may be the best option if the container is to be positioned on grass – find out more about delivery options for different grounds from one of our experts by clicking here.
Being portable isn’t just beneficial for access and delivery but also cuts down on the red tape for erected structures. As shipping containers – both standard containers and modified units – are generally considered to be temporary structures, you will not require planning permission before installation on most occasions.
Shipping containers are not subject to the same rules as traditional bricks-and-mortar structures, whether on personal, commercial or agricultural land. However, we strongly advise that you check your Local Authority’s planning requirements, as rules can change from area to area. For example, National Parks have more stringent rules as do some other protected areas, so it is always worth double checking. If the location of your shipping container requires it to fit in aesthetically with its surroundings, remember that there is an array of cladding options available, as well as customised paint jobs. Here is a great example of a shipping container in the Lion workshop being cladded with wood as per the client’s aesthetic needs.
No matter the delivery grounds, adding a shipping container to your land is almost always achievable and a smooth process with the help of Lion Containers.
If you still have some pressing questions as to whether or not you’ll be able to put a shipping container on your land, get in touch with one of our experts today. Click here to make your enquiry!