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Frequently Asked Questions


  • How long does delivery take?

    Delivery can usually occur within 24 - 48 hours from receipt of payment. Depending on your location, delivery timeframes may vary in length.

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  • Can I store the container at the depot?

    In certain circumstances we can arrange temporary storage of your container before final delivery. Please discuss your storage requirements with us and note in most instances your container will be inaccessible during storage.

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  • What type of trucks are there?

    Depending on your location we can deliver using Tilt Tray, Side Loader, Hiab or Flat Bed.

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  • Can I choose the truck type to deliver?

    We will take every measure to cater to your preference if you have a particular truck type you would like delivering your container. Please raise your preference with us when discussing your site conditions.

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  • How will I know when my container will be delivered?

    When completing your order we will ask if you have a delivery preference and give you an indication of when we expect delivery will occur. Before delivery, our transport operator will be in contact to give you an estimated site arrival time. If you have any questions about your delivery you are able to contact us at any stage.

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  • What if I need to change the delivery time?

    Please notify us as soon as possible to reschedule your delivery. We can usually change delivery without charge if minimum 24 hours notice. 

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  • Can I organise my own pick up?

    We allow the customer to collect the container using their own arranged transport. Let us know when purchasing the container and we will email you along with your Invoice all the details you need to know for booking with Container Chain, which is a system in place for most Shipping Container Depots to book in a suitable time slot for the pickup of your Shipping Container. 

    There is a small surcharge (approximately $60) when you book via container chain, and all you need is your registration details and the driver’s information then you are good to go! There are a few depots in Australia that don’t have Container Chain, so our team will tell you the Depot details, and that it is a good idea to give the yard a call prior to arrival to avoid any delays or lengthy waiting times.

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  • What is doors to cabin / doors to rear?

    This is the orientation of doors when the container is placed on the truck. It is important to think of what way you want the container doors to face once unloaded. Take into consideration if the truck will need to reverse into the premise. Our helpful staff can assist you in determining the correct way the doors should face to get your desired end result.

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  • Will rain affect my delivery?

    Rain is an issue if it results in the trucks having to cross water, soft ground such as dirt roads or grass or affects the stability of your footers / container placement area.

    Please advise us as soon as possible if your area has been affected by rain that is likely to cause delivery issues.

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  • How can I avoid hard to close doors / container racking?

    The most common problem for hard to open and close doors is due to container racking. This usually happens when the front and rear of the container are sloping in opposite directions, placing a twisting force through the opposing container corners.

    A tell-tale sign of racking is a misalignment of the top or bottom of doors where they join or overlap - one door will be lower than the other when both are closed (or as close to closed as they can be).

    In this instance the corner-post beneath the low corner will need to be lifted (using a lifting tool / jack or similar) and held in position (by using a timber/steel block or similar). Usually it is only a matter of a couple of centimetres of misalignment that needs to be fixed.

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Shipping Container Shelters

  • What can I use a shipping container shelter for?

    Shipping Container shelters can be used to create a covered and protected space between two shipping containers. The combination of the shelter and the containers provides a complete solution of secure storage and a large protected area.

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  • How are the shelters assembled?

    Shipping container shelters are traditionally constructed using two (or more) traditional shipping containers that are used to anchor a larger, fabric dome or metal shed shelter. The shelter is fastened to the roof of the containers and, depending on which size you’ve selected, can be simply bolted on or welded to the top rail securely.

    Full installation instructions for your container shelter will be provided. Constructing your Container Shelter is a process we have simplified for to ensure the fastest and easiest installation takes place on your site. Depending on the level of help you have, shipping container shelters can be set up in less than a day. If you require assistance in assembling your contianer shelter you may wish to engage a local tradesperson.

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  • Are container shelters permanent?

    Shipping container shelters are completely relocatable. Particularly when bolted rather than welded, the shelters can be easily removed and relocated to new locations as desired. Leave them in place for as long as required or relocate when needed – it’s totally up to you..

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  • Can I get accessories for the shelter?

    Yes, we have accessories for you to customise your shipping container shelter to suit your needs. You can choose for a partial end wall (for dome shelters), full end wall (for all shelters), colorbond colour selection (for rural shelters) and guttering (for rural shelters).

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  • How do I prepare to set up the shelter?

    The most important step is to ensure that your shipping containers are on a suitable level surface, with the required spacing gap to fit the container shelter. Our helpful staff can advise you of the requirements and if your shelter will require foundation anchorage or ballast weight so you can prepare your container area. 

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  • How high can shipping container shelters be?

    Using standard height shipping containers, our express range container shelter domes are up to 7 metres high. you can increase the height of shelters by having high cube shipping containers or stacking containers on top of each other. Our knowledgeable staff can advise if this is a suitable option for your selected shelter.

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  • Are shipping containers sheds cheaper than a traditional shed?

    Yes, For the securability and size there is no question that a shipping container shed is cheaper than a normal shed.

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  • How much does it cost to convert a container into a house?

    There are alot of variables that go into pricing up a shipping container conversion to a home. The only true way to get an answer is to speak with us and discuss your requirements. Onbviously the size, number of containers and types, the amount and standard of the fixture and fittings and theres the transportation costs. Plus there maybe some integration costs if its part an existign build oor new build. However,...

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Our focus is on a high standard of customer service, not sales.

Container Traders service starts from helping you decide what solution is best for your budget, needs and site, and continues beyond the delivery. We'll be available to answer any questions you may have at any point.

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