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Established 1983

Storage Containers for hire

Storage Containers for hire

20ft storage containers – hire fleet unit

Bell Container has been serving the UK storage container markets since 1983.  Storage containers are an affordable temporary or long term storage solution for your site.

Bell Container - 20ft hire fleet shipping container

New, single trip 20ft before integration into Bell Hire Fleet

We strive to ensure that our container hire fleet is maintained to the highest standards thereby providing our customers with a reliable, secure and versatile means of container storage.

Storage Containers for Hire

Storage Containers for Hire – see further photos of storage containers here

Shipping containers can be used for a wide variety of different storage, from household items on your driveway or garden (subject to suitable access) to secure tool or plant storage on large construction sites. Whatever container storage you require; whether it be long term, short term, large or small, we at Bell, are able to help.

Storage Container specification; we hold the following container sizes as a standard in our hire fleet (other size may be available upon request). See the technical specification sheet [PDF opens in a new window] for further details on container dimensions:

10ft Storage containers (10ft x 8ft)

20ft Storage containers (20ft x 8ft)

40ft Storage containers (40ft x 8ft)

The height of standard storage container is approximately 8ft 6 inches.

Typically our storage containers for hire have a marine ply wood floor over solid steel cross-member and secure double doors for easy access with locking bars and a lock box for added security.

Our container hire fleet also consists of more specialised units such as; anti-condensation containers, insulated containers and racked containers. If you have any special requirements, feel free to call us to discuss them or use our online quick quote.


shipping container security - lock-box

shipping container lock-box for security


All our storage containers are fitted with a steel lock box. This provides the highest security measure and shields the padlock. The lock box prevents vandals from cutting or tampering with the padlock, which is placed underneath the lock box. We also sell heavy duty padlocks which can be delivered with your storage container. See padlocks for more info.






shipping containers- example, red 10ft

Our standard container hire fleet colours are dark green (RAL 6007) or dark blue (RAL 5013). Visit our Q&A section for colour swatches or refer to the BS paint code [file opens in new window].  If you require a container painted in a specific colour please contact us  to discuss your requirements in more details so we can provide you with a quotation.




Shipping Containers for Hire

Shipping Containers for Hire




Please note that shipping style container delivery is subject to suitable access, please see our transportation page for more details, or see foldable flat pack storage container.

Containers are stackable and are delivered directly on specially equipped trucks which require approx two and a half times the size of the container for unloading. Visit our dedicated DELIVERY page for further information on the delivery of your container. For inaccessible areas, consider our Foldable Flat Pack options. 

Site preparation
Containers need to be sited on level ground, and it is advisable to have the necessary materials available for leveling the container if necessary: railway sleepers or concrete blocks under the corners are ideal. We are able to provide these should they be required for your on-site storage containers.

We are able to double stack containers, so that it is placed above or below another container.  We can also provide and fit the necessary stairs and landing for upper access of the stacked units.

NEW: FOLDABLE STORAGE – flat pack portable containers

Call our team for the most cost-effective option now.
FREEPHONE  0800 0285 634 (landlines only) or 01707 648 400
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