FAQs

  • What are storage containers?

    The storage containers we supply were originally developed for marine use. They are steel shipping containers manufactured to a very high specification out of high tensile corten (anti-corrosion) steel, as such they are not only strong and very secure, but also capable of surviving in extreme conditions. These design qualities ensure our containers are ideal to use for storage, site accommodation or canteen units.

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  • How heavy are storage containers?

    Approximate Empty Tare Weight:

    20 foot storage container 2.25 ton or 2200kg
    40 foot storage container 4 ton or 3950kg

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  • How is a storage container constructed?

    Standard ISO freight containers are designed to withstand the rigors of marine transportation and are constructed with a high tensile steel rigid framework, with corrugated steel walls and doors. The floors are treated 28mm marine ply that is both rot and vermin proof , mounted on steel cross members. Standard containers have double doors fitted to one end of, retained by 4 full height locking bars all fitted with lockable handles. Additionally we also fit a high security lock box. Our containers are designed to be stacked 9 high on a ship whilst loaded with 30 tonnes of cargo in each, therefore when used for storage they will give years of maintenance free life.

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  • How secure are the storage containers?

    Storage containers are very secure and virtually vandal proof. As standard, there is provision for the fitment of padlocks to the door handles.

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  • What should I put underneath the storage container?

    Storage containers are self-supporting and do not need any special foundations, however for the doors to operate properly they should be placed on level ground. Our drivers can help with the positioning, however, it is the buyers responsibility to ensure the ground is adequately prepared and that you have the materials to make the storage container sit level.

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  • If we rent storage containers, can we buy them at a later date?

    Providing we know in advance that a buy option for the storage container may be required we can easily arrange this.

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  • If we purchase storage containers, will you buy them back at a later date?

    Yes, we frequently buy back containers from clients. The price will be subject to condition of the age and container, and any transport costs to collect.

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  • Can storage containers be selected, so we know exactly what we are buying?

    Yes, containers can be inspected and selected prior to purchase. Simply give us 24-48 hours notice in order to make the arrangements.

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  • Do we have a choice of colour?

    Yes, storage containers are available in various colours, although Blue and Green are the most common colours. GoBox also offers an external repainting service, where we can repaint to any colour to suit your purpose. We use original specification marine quality paint.

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  • How and when do we pay for the storage container?

    You can pay for a storage container by a variety of methods including cash, company cheque and wire transfer. When hiring a storage container the first payment required is the first month container rental, along with the delivery and collection charges.

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