Containers for Construction

Big, sturdy and hard-wearing, storage containers are an invaluable tool for the construction industry, with a variety of uses. Large steel containers can provide a number of functions without putting too much of a dent in a project’s budget, with plenty of options to hire on a job-to-job basis, or invest in and buy for long-term use.

Site offices 

Whether you’re looking for a welfare unit or a fully-fitted accommodation unit, Mobile Mini have it covered. Ideal for use on a construction site or an outdoor event space, the welfare unit is both versatile and compact at 20ft x 9ft, yet furnished with amenities including a canteen, drying room, toilet, and water and waste tanks. Need a site office too? The 26ft x 10ft welfare unit offers an additional room.

Mobile Mini’s accommodation units are perhaps the most versatile spaces available, with a variety of layouts designed to provide you with the specific amenities needed for your project. Choose from a range of sizes from 10ft – 32ft lengths.  A flexible space, the accommodation unit comes in a variety of different layouts combining your office, canteen and drying room needs – giving you plenty of options to choose from.

Tool and material storage

With an estimated 6,000 thefts from construction sites between September 2012 and September 2013, site protection should be a top priority. A shocking 21% of thefts occurred because sites did not have sufficient security. If you’re looking to protect your tools and materials from theft, accommodation units and storage containers are manufactured from heavy duty steel and fitted with an anti-vandal 10 point locking system, to help put your mind at ease.

With storage containers of up to 40ft available, you can fit much of your equipment in one space. Whether used on-site, or kept at a company’s headquarters for surplus materials or tools, storage containers and units will keep belongings safe and secure.

Building blocks

Storage unit architecture is becoming increasingly popular. Take our storage unit used by the start-up company Burger Bear, for example. The popular burger franchise have transformed a storage unit into a pop-up food outlet in Shoreditch, which is open for business throughout the summer.

Then there are other great examples such as the Shoreditch Boxpark shopping district, Container City in Trinity Buoy Wharf, the shipping container Travelodge in Uxbridge, and many more around the UK and the world.

Easily stacked and connected, shipping containers are being used to construct striking spaces for domestic, retail and business use.  Students from Huddersfield University inspired us with creative ideas for the ultimate storage unit interior, proving there’s almost no limit to what how you can utilise these spaces.

As storage containers continue to grow in popularity as a building material, we can expect to see much more of them on building sites – both as tools and as materials themselves. Durable, secure and practical, they are an ideal solution for many problems arising from the needs of a construction job.


If you have any questions about the contents of this post, or would like to discuss the use of a storage container for construction purposes – whatever that purpose may be – please drop us an email or give us a call for more information. You may be surprised at exactly how much a container can do for you.