Bespoke Modifications of Shipping Containers

We carry out bespoke modifications to our shipping containers at several of our depots. If you require a modified container, let our team know today and we will be happy to help with your new project!

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A significant and growing proportion of the company’s activity is the supply of containers for conversion into buildings.

Shipping containers are fantastic to use for custom, bespoke design projects. The tough, durable nature of a corten steel manufactured container allows for it to be the ideal starting point for a project.

The great thing about a container is that it can be cut down, modified, added to and expanded, dependent on your individual requirements.

Heating, lighting, additional windows, power sockets, additional external and internal doors, ramps, staircases and interior insulation are all various components that can be added when modifying your own bespoke container.

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Boxtor has overseen numerous bespoke design projects, including the acclaimed “Container City” in East London (UK). A Boxtor Customer has transformed 40’ shipping containers at their riverside site into a striking building, comprising workshops, offices and studios.

The same customer has also developed a multi-story classroom (“Containerlearn”) at a London University site. The 40’ containers used for this project were also provided by Boxtor.

There are a number of other similar projects underway, all serving to demonstrate the versatility and durability of these units, and the wide array of functions they can be used for.

On a smaller scale, another of Boxtor’s customers requested custom made changing rooms and yacht component storage for a sailing club on the Isle of Wight. Additional lighting, power sockets and heating was added, along with high security windows. A compartment was created inside the cargo doors thereby maximising all the space.

We have also converted new 20′ shipping containers into self-storage units, dividing the container into two storage units by creating a partition wall and creating two ‘easy open’ personnel doors on one side. This allows for better access to your stored goods!

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“Excellent customer service. Dominic, Nicola and Val on the team were ultra helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The delivery driver Lee’s skill at deploying the container in the tightest of spaces with amazing precision has to be seen, really impressed with the service.”
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“We purchased a reefer through Boxtor and Dominic was our main point of contact since the beginning. He provided us with a competitive quote and made sure that the reefer was delivered as soon as possible. The whole process was seamless and we are very happy with the overall experience. We are looking forward to doing business with Boxtor again in the near future”
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If you are after a new or used shipping container, why not get in touch and we can fulfil your requirements today!

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Whether you are after a new or used shipping container, why not get in touch and we will do all we can to fulfil your needs.

Alternatively, if you want to have a chat about your container purchase/hire, or you need a bit of friendly advice, drop us an email or give us a ring!