The majority of shipping container dealers in the UK offer high quality units. These will be both wind and water tight. However, if you are looking at cheap shipping containers, the standard and weatherproofing of a container may change with the price. If you need a weatherproof steel container, it is important to state this to your supplier from the outset. Whilst many shipping container dealers may hold cheaper stock, they may not match up to the products they normally sell, or are as advertised on their website. The image below shows what cheap containers may actually look like.
As with any product, you get what you pay for. Approach cheap shipping containers with caution – if the deal looks too good to be true, it often is!
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Best practice when looking for a container to match your condition requirements, is to call 3 -5 dealers and find out what the average price is. If a container is very cheap, it is cheap for a reason! Ask the supplier the following questions and make sure your cheap container is not going to let you down:
Is the container weatherproof?
Get this in writing!
Does the container have a marine ply board floor?
Is this free of holes and of sound structure?
For the unit’s year of manufacture, check the container CSC plate details
This is normally visible, unless the container has been converted in any way.
Does the container have a standard container door opening?
When you are satisfied that the container you have been quoted on suits your requirements, ensure that you have everything discussed in writing. Of course, if you do need a cheap container and weatherproofing isn’t important, some suppliers may be able to assist with this. Just be aware that this would be an ad-hoc sale, and the container may not match expectations obtained from a suppliers website.
For more information or for container prices call Lion Containers on 0333 600 6260.