0208 594 6930

Strange Uses For Shipping Containers

Friday, 15th July 2011
With so many containers for sale being offered by companies and depots you may wonder what on earth they are all being used for. Some are still used for shipping cargo as they were originally intended to do, however we at Bullmans have seen many weird and wonderful applications over the 35 years we have been in business.
You only have to visit our workshop at the moment to see a couple of examples of the more innovative approaches people have taken. There are container conversions underway at present transforming freight containers into crowd control security barriers, complete with turnstiles, and another project which will see a mobile bar for events modified from a standard ISO container.
More conventional uses other than shipping for containers has traditionally seen them used for site accommodation such as offices, mess rooms and toilet blocks. These modular buildings are often then linked together on site and double stacked with steel staircases to create secure compounds. Industrial applications too have always been a popular alternative use for boxes such as air compressor and generator housing.
Self storage is another industry that over the years has moved towards shipping containers. Their secure design, uniform build and the ability to increase the size of your business in line with client demand has led to storage companies springing up all over the country such as those found in Barking near London.

More shipping container news

Copyright © 2024 Bullman Marine Supplies and Containers Limited, 84 River Road, Barking, Essex, London, IG11 0DS

Areas We Cover
  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Bristol
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • City of London
  • Cornwall
  • County Durham
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • East Sussex
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Hampshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • Norfolk
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • West Sussex
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire