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20ft Or 40ft Containers For Storage?

Wednesday, 13th April 2011

The best size container to choose for your storage needs will depend on a number of factors. A single 20ft container or a pair will be better for access to your contents. Unless a centre aisle is in place a loaded 40ft can often mean having to wade through your goods to get to anything at the back.

The intended location of your container will also determine the size. If you are using a dedicated container storage facility such as those found in London and Essex then usually a range of unit sizes will be on offer. If however you are considering having the box delivered to your own premises then you will need to make sure you have sufficient space, access and that there are no height restrictions such as cables, low bridges or overhanging trees.

We are often asked to drop freight containers on the street outside houses or business premises. This is possible, however prior permission must be sought and approved by your local council and any permits obtained.

If you have site restrictions and one of the standard containers will not fit then maybe having a conversion to alter the length is something to consider. A custom modification by a reputable storage and repair depot could shorten the container to any bespoke length maximising on the available space.



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