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We have workshops across the country.

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We deliver fit for purpose projects to scope and budget.

Passionate, attention to detail, quality workmanship, client focus

Container Traders are passionate about creating functional value add spaces with Shipping Containers. Our clients' needs and experiences are our priority and at the centre of the decision making process. Repeat & referral work is a testament to our team's attention to detail and quality workmanship.

Standardised modifications or bespoke units – you decide the level of customisation you need.

Reliable, high quality construction developed to any specified standards.

Great for industrial, commercial or residential uses with size options to suit all site spaces.

A cost-effective and affordable option at just a fraction of the price of traditional alternatives.

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Shipping Container Modifications

Containers Traders have experience modifying shipping containers to suit hospitality needs. Looking to create a canteen, kiosk, café, bar or servery? No problem, we can create the right solution for you.

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20ft Shipping Container Bar modified with awning, benches, fridges and insulation from Container Traders

Workshops are a necessity in many scenarios; on the worksite, mine site or even in the backyard for the growing home business. For any of these options a shipping container modification can be an economical and transportable solution.

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Shipping Containers make great offices for mining and construction sites, sales, or even a residential backard. Investing in a shipping container office to perform administration and receive clients is an economical long-term solution for your business.

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20ft High Cube Office Shipping Container Grey from Container Traders

A Lunch Room is created by installing certain fixtures such as sinks and countertops into a container.  A major benefit of using a shipping container is the quick set up on site and the benefit of mobility over a fixed structure.

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Internal Shipping Container Kitchen from Container Traders

With a trend of home downsizing, shipping container modified living is becoming an option for many people.

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A switchroom or control room is the electrical heart of a worksite, holding the electrical equipment, technology, and sensitive controls vital to successfully running a business. When it comes to expensive equipment, you need a solid solution.

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Whether you’re on a work site or commercial premises, injuries and accidents may unfortunately occur. If staff or guests suffer from an injury or illness, it might be beneficial to have instant medical care on hand. 

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10ft shipping container first aid room in a modified shipping container from Container Traders

A benefit of using a container to create ablution facilities is a quick and economical solution with the added benefit that it transported wherever your home, business or company needs it.

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While a shipping container by its nature is built for safe storage, there are a few added modifications that can make that storage even easier. Our experts can help you create the best storage solution for your needs.

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20ft shipping container modification for storage with shelving and bench from Container Traders

If you're looking for something custom designed for your business, you can trust us to have the skills and experience to deliver.

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Need a customised Shipping Container solution?

Container Traders would love to help! If you need some inspiration or ideas, browse through the below case studies then give us a call!

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CASE STUDY

Customised for purpose container

Using a single trip 40 foot high cube shipping container

This solution was developed for a specific use on site.

Inclusions:

  • 40' High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Checkerplate flooring
  • Multiple vents
  • PA Door
  • Roller Door
  • Electrics and lighting

This custom container will be fitted out by the customer to perform specialised work tasks.

CASE STUDY

Creating a liveable area

Using High Cube Shipping Containers

The client is completing internal fit-out on site for what will be a comfortable and luxurious living experience for a family member.

Inclusions:

  • 2 x 40’ New Build Single Trip High Cube Shipping Containers
  • Structural frame cut outs
  • Container Traders joining system to allow seamless joining of the containers
  • Modification paint with gloss enamel finish.

Looking for some container living ideas for yourself? Get in contact and we will help you come up with the right solution to meet your requirements and your budget.

CASE STUDY

Making a bar

Using a 20 foot high cube single trip shipping container

This fantastic looking container will provide refreshments at the racecourse.

Inclusions:

  • 20’ High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Electric and lighting
  • Drinks fridges
  • Plumbing and water
  • Benches
  • Awning
  • PA door
  • Upgraded flooring
  • and more!

The race-goers will love this addition.

CASE STUDY

Workshop with bund

Using a 20 foot high cube shipping container

Out client needed a custom solution for a productive and safe area to complete works.

Inclusions:

  • 20' High Cube Single Trip New Build container
  • 2.4m Double Container Doors
  • 1.8m bunded spill-proof mesh floor
  • Shelving
  • Bench
  • Electrics including lighting
  • Weatherproof outlet for generator
  • Tie-down points for transit
  • Custom steel-plate ramp
  • Painted in a pale eucalypt

This highly specialised container was built to client specifications.

CASE STUDY

Creating an ablution container

Using a new build single trip 20 foot general purpose shipping container

This functional container will provide bathroom facilities for workers on site.

Inclusions:

  • 20’ General Purpose New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Electric and lighting
  • Large hot water system and basins
  • Plumbing for water/waste water
  • Toilets and shower stalls
  • Insulation
  • Coved vinyl flooring

This container is ready for service with a few simple connections once on site.

CASE STUDY

Creating a sportsfield toilet and shower block

Using a 40 foot High Cube Shipping Container

Anyone living on an Island will tell you it has it's perks, but it can be tough getting any development works done. 

Container Traders was engaged to develop a solution for providing toiletry and shower services to the local sporting grounds on King Island. Built on mainland Australia then shipped to the island, this 40' high cube shipping container ablution block ticked all the boxes. 

Inclusions:

  • 40 foot high cube new build single trip shipping container
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Hot water and changing facilities
  • Cold water and handwashing basins
  • Mirrors, fold-down changing tables and more!

Not only will this unit be ready to go with minimal set up once on the island, but it has the added benefit of being transportable for future application.

CASE STUDY

Creating an employee kitchenette

Using a 20 foot general purpose shipping container

  • 20 new build single trip foot general purpose shipping container
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Hot water and changing facilities
  • Cold water and handwashing basins
  • Mirrors, fold-down changing tables and more!

CASE STUDY

Creating an onsite storage container

Using a 20 foot high cube shipping container

A customised solution to site specific needs.

  • Roller door
  • 3-tier shelving
  • Benches
  • Whirlybird

This client took advantage of a repainted/refurbished 20 foot high cube cargo worthy shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Creating multifunctional storage and workspace

Using a 20 foot high cube shipping container

Multifunctional work and storage space for remote site.

  • PA Door access
  • Air conditioning
  • Shelving
  • Lighting and electrics
  • Administration desk
  • Water basin
  • Insulation
  • Flooring
  • Custom paint

A 20 foot high cube new build single trip container was used for this project.

CASE STUDY

Small and functional

Using a 10 foot high cube shipping container

A small area packed with inclusions.

  • Insulated panels
  • Container door rods removed with internal push bar and external key lock installed. 
  • Coved vinyl flooring
  • Examination couch with lockable cabinet under
  • 3 Tier Caged shelving
  • Desk
  • Hand wash basin with 50L Electric Hot Water System
  • 3.5kW Split System A/C 
  • IP66 Rated Electrical Fit Out 

This client took advantage of a 20 foot high cube new build single trip shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Creating an PopUp Coffee Shop

Using a 20 foot high cube shipping container

A customised solution to site specific site needs.

  • Roller door
  • Insulation
  • Awnings
  • Custom orange paint
  • Flooring

This client took advantage of a 20 foot high cube new build single trip shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Creating an onsite first aid room

Using a 20 foot general purpose shipping container

A customised solution to site specific needs.

  • Desk
  • Eye wash bay
  • Sink and water storage
  • Medical cabinet
  • Defib holder
  • Air conditioning
  • Cork and white board
  • Window
  • Electrics and lighting

This client took advantage of a 20 foot general purpose new build single trip shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Creating an onsite workshop

Using a 40 foot high cube shipping container

A customised solution to site specific site needs.

  • Work bench
  • Electrics including lighting
  • Roller door
  • Two rows of custom hooks for hanging storage

This client took advantage of a 40 foot high cube new build single trip shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Creating an onsite switchroom

Using a 40 foot high cube shipping container

A customised solution to site specific site needs.

Inclusions:

  • Steel checker plate flooring
  • insulated partition wall
  • 1m x 2m IP44 Rated Framed Louvred Vents
  • 5.4m Plinth
  • Roof Mounted Equipment Hatch and
  • PA Door with Push Bar and 2 coat anti-corrosive paint.

This client took advantage of a 40 foot high cube new build single trip shipping container.

CASE STUDY

Building a server room

Using a 40 foot high cube shipping container

Our client was looking for safe, secure, and reliable storage of sensitive computer server equipment.

Inclusions:

  • Cargo Worthy 40' High Cube container
  • Fresh repaint in white
  • 2 x emergency-standard emergency push bar personnel access doors
  • Lighting and conduit
  • Huge 5kW air conditioner with recess for reliable temperature control
  • Enhanced fire protection through XFLAM insulated panels.

When it comes to protecting your electrical assets Container Traders has the expertise and experience to get your project done right.

CASE STUDY

Small and productive

Using a 10 foot high cube shipping container

This little site office is built for comfort and portability.

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 10' High Cube
  • Air conditioning
  • Sliding door
  • Window
  • Lighting
  • Power points
  • Insulation throughout
  • Vinyl flooring

Looking for a small office solution? Get in contact with us to start planning.

CASE STUDY

Natural light

Using a 20 foot high cube shipping container

This container is an inviting space to receive clients and to perform administrative tasks.

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 20' High Cube shipping container
  • Insulation
  • Flooring
  • Sliding windowed doors with blinds along the side of the container
  • Air conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Electrics

With many configurations and customisations available, we can design an office to suit your exact requirements!

CASE STUDY

Office space + Storage

Using a 40 foot high cube shipping container

Efficiency is the key to this container, performing the dual function of storage and office space! A partition allows our client to get the most out of the space by having a closed off efficient air conditioned and insulated office along with a storage area with lighting.

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 40' High Cube shipping container
  • on the office side:
  • Partition wall
  • Insulation
  • Air conditioning
  • Flooring
  • Lighting
  • Electrics
  • PA door access
  • while the storage side has:
  • Lighting
  • Electrics
  • Accessible through the container rear doors.  

Our designers and architects can design a solution for your specific needs.

CASE STUDY

Creating a bar

Using a 20 foot high cube single trip shipping container

This converted shipping container will be used in existing premises to provide extra serving zones, providing a unique look with added ambience in the beer garden.

Inclusions: 20’ High Cube New Build unit are 2 huge serving gas strut awnings and a smaller side awning, insulation with light grey undercoat of paint, downlighting and electrics and upgraded food grade flooring with drainage. Some unique features include a plumbing fit out for the client's own glycol beer system and modification of the container doors to allow ingress/egress by addition of an internal push bar and external key lock and handle, maximising the internal space by eliminating the need for a PA door. The dedicated hand wash station includes S/S knee operated hand basin and paper towel dispenser, hands-free soap & hand sanitiser dispensers.

CASE STUDY

School canteen

Using a new build single trip 20 foot high cube shipping container

A primary school needed a canteen solution to serve students but didn't have the physical building space.

Inclusions:

  • 20’ High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Electric and lighting
  • Benches and shelving
  • Awning
  • Epoxy resin flooring

This canteen provided the extra space solution required and was a quick install to get up and running on site.

CASE STUDY

Emergency Response Container

Using two new build single trip 40 foot high cube shipping containers

This custom solution provided all the necessities for our customer to provide an emergency response unit for workers.

Inclusions:

  • 2 x 40’ High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Containers
  • Joining system
  • Insulation and electric
  • Plumbing
  • Multiple benches and basins
  • And a whole lot more!

This bespoke solution was delivered to the client ready to provide an important safety function.

CASE STUDY

Home Gym

Using a single trip 20 foot high cube shipping container

Our client wanted to create a home gym.

Inclusions:

  • 20' High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Cut out with sliding doors on one side
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrics and lighting

This home gym made it's way to site ready for a workout!

CASE STUDY

Employee recreation room

Using a single trip 20 foot high cube shipping container

An onsite area for employees to eat and recuperate.

Inclusions:

  • 20' High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Container
  • Kitchen with water
  • PA Door
  • Insulation
  • Window and security bars
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrics and lighting

Employees will be able to start enjoying this space with a few simple power and water connections once onsite.

CASE STUDY

Matching styles

Using 2 x single trip 20 foot high cube shipping containers

Dual containers designed to suit the environment.

Inclusions:

  • 2 x 20' High Cube New Build Single Trip Shipping Containers
  • Matching cladding
  • Awning
  • PA Door
  • Insulation
  • Air conditioning
  • Water and sink and bench
  • Electrics and lighting

These containers will look fantastic in their placement among the trees on site.

CASE STUDY

Fully motorised awning

Using a single trip 20 foot high cube side opening shipping container

Dual containers designed to suit the environment.

Inclusions:

  • 20' High Cube New Build Single Trip Side Opening Shipping Container
  • Motorised awning
  • Awning
  • Electrics

This custom container is designed to open up providing a large covered display area.

CASE STUDY

Customer viewing platform

Using two single trip 40 foot general purpose shipping containers

Our Remote Control Club client needed a viewing platform for customers and a place for storage.

Inclusions:

  • 2 x 40' General Purpose New Build Single Trip Shipping Containers
  • Cut outs
  • Safety rails
  • Stairs
  • Custom roofing

Customers are already enjoying the view and visibility of the track.

CASE STUDY

Control Room

Using a single trip 20 foot high cube shipping container

A control room set up for sensitive equipment.

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 20' High Cube Shipping Container
  • PA Door
  • Air conditioning
  • Insulation
  • Electrics and Lighting
  • Floor cut outs for cabling and equipment

This container will be the control centre for a remote site.

CASE STUDY

Thermal Switch Room

Using a single trip 20 foot high cube shipping container

This brightly coloured container is sure to stand out!

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 20' High Cube Shipping Container
  • 2 x Emergency PA Door
  • Air conditioning recess
  • Insulation
  • Electrics
  • Upgraded flooring

This container will be completed with fit out on site to house sensitive electrical equipment.

CASE STUDY

Workshop space

Using a single trip 40 foot high cube shipping container

This container was built for functionality.

Inclusions:

  • Single Trip New Build 40' High Cube Shipping Container
  • Roller doors
  • Electrics
  • Lighting

A few simple modifications and this container is ready to be used as a workshop.

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Workshop Containers

Mobile, Insulated and functional Container Workshops customised to how you want.

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Rural Container Sheds

Create economical large covered areas over your shipping containers.

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Container Homes

A shipping container home is an affordable alternative to traditional building options. Find out more.

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Hospitality Containers

Looking to create a canteen, kiosk, café, bar or servery? Whatever type of pop up hospitality you need, a shipping container solution is a practical choice.

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Ablution Blocks

You can choose Ablution Units in various sizes from 10ft, 20ft or even 40ft and they can fitted with toilets, urinals, showers, changing rooms, along with wash basins and more.

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Switchrooms

Switch room containers can be custom built for the on-site testing of electrical equipment and it provides a temperature-controlled environment

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Storage Containers

Depending on your storage needs, you might want to add shelving, lighting/electrical, additional access doors, windows, insulation, ventilation and more.

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Site Office

Shipping Container Site Offices – Quick, Affordable and Mobile Offices for any worksite and custom fit-out to suit your needs

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Portable Lunch Rooms

We sell portable lunchrooms made from Shipping Containers that are perfect for a worksite location.

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Dome Shelters & Rural Shelters

If you regularly store equipment, machinery, vehicles or materials on your site, a shipping container shelter is a perfect option for you.

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Shipping Container Modifications

Container Traders offers a number of container modifications to both new and used shipping containers. We can modify a shipping container to suit your individual needs.

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