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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Our renewable energy client required solutions for multiple biomass housings that was cost-effective and matched the quality of their product. We developed a container solution that provided longevity.
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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.

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BIOMASS ENERGY STORAGE CONTAINERS

We've worked in collaboration with several specialists in the energy sector. We plan, design and build bespoke conversions for biomass energy boilers and fuel storage units. As a trusted partner providing fully customisable, cost-effective conversions we are delivering solutions for the future.

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