What are our Containers made of?
Our flat pack storage containers are all made from hot-dipped, galvanised steel and come in various sizes. Each one of the panels (walls and roof) is made from corrugated, galvanised steel sheets. These are riveted and connected to a set of heavy-duty, galvanised steel support bars that are 2m thick.
The floor of a container can vary depending on the type of storage solution required. In standard containers, the floor is made of wooden planked flooring that is 35mm thick and with a system tongue and groove. This is bolted to heavy-duty, galvanised steel support bars that are 2mm thick.
Containers designed for hazardous chemical storage are made from bunded, hot-dipped, galvanised, leak-proof floor and grating for extra safety and protection. Materials, goods, or substances with no special storage regulations can be stored in these types of containers
secure storage container doors can be single or double-winged. Both types of doors are made of galvanised steel and come with a pull-draw lever, handle, and door stoppers on the side. They also come with a lock and prevention against buckling.
Doors are 0.75mm thick and riveted to the steel supports, with frames made of 1mm thick galvanised steel, and 2mm thick galvanised steel supports. Doorstops are 400mm long and delivered separately.
Once opened for full access, double-wing doors open up to 1930 x 1930mm, while single doors open up to 970 x 1930mm
Our storage containers can be tailored and customised for your specific needs. Depending on your requirements, we can supply you with accessories that help make your container work for you as the best, most efficient, secure storage solution.
The following customisable options are available for addition to your steel container:
Made out of galvanised steel and 2mm thick, shelves can be fitted to shelving stands via a shelving holder inside your storage container. The maximum stand for one shelving holder is 30kg, while the maximum weight for a shelving stand is 120kg.
Bunded shelves are also available and made from 1mm thick galvanised steel.
- Roof Stiffening:
The allowed roof load of a standard container roof is 1.0kN/m2. In cases where the container is going to be used in areas with a higher amount of snow, roof stiffening can be fitted. This increases the allowed load by up to 3.0kN/m2. (Figures will be different across brands
The stiffeners are U-profiled and made out of 3mm thick galvanised steel. They are connected using 4mm thick galvanised steel corner parts with M 12 x 30mm bolts.
A skylight polycarbonate corrugated panel can be installed in the roof to let daylight into the container. The panel is compatible with the corrugated galvanised steel of the rest of the roof.
- Connection Kits:
When a storage solution larger than 6m (the size of the largest single container) is required, multiple containers can be connected to form a larger storage area. The connecting parts in a connection kit are made of 1mm thick galvanised steel with holes for easier connection.
- Air Grilles:
If more ventilation is needed, such as when storing chemical materials, our containers can be equipped with air grilles in the side walls. Each air grille is made from 1mm thick galvanised steel and contains 20 vent holes, for a total surface area of 55cm2.
- Fork Guides:
In cases where the container needs to be moved using a forklift, fork guides can be installed for added safety and easy. These are installed at the bottom of the container in order to add length to the forks, guide the forklift, and also protect the container from damage. fork guides are made of 2mm thick galvanised steel.
- Vandal Bar:
For increased security and better protection for your stored items, a vandal bar can be installed on your container’s door – whether it is single or double-winged. Each container comes with holes, covered with caps, that allow for the fitting of the vandal bar brackets.
- Single Sheet Door:
A single sheer door, equipped with a door handle, lock, and prevention against buckling, can be fitted on the container’s sidewall. The door is made of 0.75mm thick corrugated galvanised steel and is riveted to steel supports, made out of 1mm galvanised steel.
The door wing is attached by hinges to the frame, which is constructed of 2mm thick galvanised steel supports.
- Wire Mesh Door:
Wire mesh doors can be installed to your container instead of the standard container door, whether single or double-winged. The wire mesh door wing frames are made of hollow steel with the wire mesh made of 2.8mm diameter wire. The meshing is 40 x 40mm and is welded to the frame. Wire mesh door wings are hot-dip galvanised and are fitted with a pull-draw lever, door handle, and lock. For further security, the pull-draw lever is fastened with a padlock bar lock.
- Door Stopper:
Each door wing can be fitted with a folding door stopper, 400mm long, which allows the door wing to be fixed in an open position.
A window can be fitted in on the side or back wall of a container. Window frames are made of aluminium profiles with clear plastic window panels. Each window panel is divided into 2 parts: one part is fixed in a shut position and secured against opening, while the other part is movable and allows for opening and closing.
Windows can also be equipped with shutters fixed in the best position that meets your requirements.
- Drive-in Ramp:
A 3mm thick, hot-dipped galvanised, anti-slip steel ramp can be installed to facilitate vehicles driving into your carport container. Ramps are 85mm in length, 1000mm in width, 65mm in height, and 29kg in weight.
- Gas cylinders Holders:
2mm thick galvanised steel holders can be installed to your container in order to store gas cylinders. Each holder is fitted against a stand back and allows for two gas cylinders to be held in place and secured with a chain, preventing them from falling over.