CONVERSIONS FAQs.

Shipping Container FAQs.

Do I need planning permission for a converted container?    

Some installations do not require planning; however, it's always wise to check with your local authority regarding any potential planning consents that may be required.

Please find below some useful links regarding planning permissions

We do not handle planning applications ourselves. However, we may be able to assist with your architect or instructed planning consultant if they have any questions.

 

What are the dimensions of a shipping container?

Shipping containers come in a variety of dimensions: 

Container Length 8ft 10ft 20ft 30ft 40ft
Container Width 7ft 1ins 8ft 8ft 8ft 8ft
Container Height (standard) 7ft 5ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins 8ft 6ins
Container Height (high cube) - 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins 9ft 6ins

 

If you require a custom size, we can create a bespoke unit to fit your specifications. Contact us to find out more.

 

What other information should I consider?

In order to provide an accurate quote, we require as much information as you can provide, including details such as:

  • The number of windows and doors
  • Internal lining detail
  • Electrical requirements and external cladding.

If you do not have this information, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you. 

 

Do you require a design service?

Eldapoint can offer a full design service using the latest AutoCAD software. 

 

What is the typical lead time for a container conversion?

The lead time will depend on the agreed specifications and the complexity of the project.

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EXPLORE CONVERSION SOLUTIONS.

Eldapoint are recognised industry wide as one of the UK's leading shipping container conversion specialists, with a proven track record for delivering high-quality, price-competitive containerized products across a wide range of sectors. Explore our conversions overview page to help inspire your next project.

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SIMILAR PRODUCTS.

With over 55 years of experience across all our divisions, we understand the diverse needs of our clients and we stock a wide range of products accordingly.

SHIPPING CONTAINER CAFES AND RETAIL STORES

The growing demand for pop up retail is evident in the UK. A large number of businesses are opting for the freedom and flexibility these units offer. Container cafes are a top-rated product, and our experience ensures expert planning, design, customisable options and delivery.

SHIPPING CONTAINER OFFICE CONVERSION

Whether you require a temporary office for a construction site or a more permanent yard building our bespoke design and internal fit-out provides the custom solution for your needs. Secure and fully fitted with utilities and separate WC, we can meet all your requirements.

EXPERIMENTAL CONTAINER TRANSFORMATIONS

When it comes to innovative container conversions, Eldapoint is the UK's premier creative experts. Our team have experience in custom design and build of projects from Brighton to Antartica. Explore our exciting and inspirational work. Challenge us to find your unique space solution.

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