Do shipping containers make good garden sheds?

January 30, 2021

The traditional garden shed is a staple for many homeowners. It's the best place to keep all your tools, hardware, extra furniture and can be a second home for some. The last thing you want is to put your possessions at risk, and many custom-built and wooden sheds can be ruined by the effects of uncontrollable weather like rain, storms and the sun. These reasons have allowed shipping containers to continue growing in popularity for their durability and flexibility as a garden shed and more. Here are some reasons why you should use a shipping container as your outdoor storage solution instead of the traditional garden shed.

Shipping containers are resilient and durable

One major problem with the traditional garden shed is that they’re often made with thin sheets of metal or wood. Wood can decompose and degrade over time, while sheet metal can become damaged by strong weather effects and in some cases, animals or accidents from the owner. Shipping containers are made from thick metal, which is difficult to penetrate and accidentally damage. Shipping containers also work the other way around and are great for keeping your possessions safe and secure from thieves.

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Shipping containers come in many sizes

Some gardens sheds may not be the right size for your needs. Shipping containers come in a wide range of container types and sizes, with the main three being 10’, 20’ and 40’ variants. You can have your container fitted with locked doors, extra vents, windows and more. Not only will your shipping container offer fantastic storage space, but it will also keep it safe from the elements. No matter what your shipping container storage shed needs are, there’s bound to be a container fit for you.

Shipping containers are fully customisable

Another excellent quality of shipping containers is that they can be fully customisable and purpose-built for your needs. If your shed needs more ventilation, you can have vents and windows installed. You can get a door with a lock on it, air conditioning and even get a shipping container with shelves for extra storage options. Shipping containers have been turned into office spaces, kitchens, shops and can be your perfect storage solution.

Shipping containers are worth the money

Typical garden sheds may have a low upfront price, but you’ll find yourself replacing them every few years. A one time purchase of a quality shipping container may outlive you when taken care of properly. If you’re looking for a long term storage option for your things, then you can’t go wrong with a shipping container. When you consider their durability, customizability, and ease of care, you can rest assured that it will last.

If you are struggling to see how you can customise your shipping container, there are endless garden shed ideas on the internet. A quick Google image search will show you some creative ways people have made a garden office and shed combined, for example. If you have some ideas on where to go, Betta Storage will work with you to create your dream outdoor garden storage space.

Betta Storage Containers in NSW
  • Container Hire

    Our hire fleet consists largely of units built within the last 5 years, which means your belongings or goods will stay safer and more secure in a clean and well-presented container

  • Container Engineering

    The many and varied applications for the use of shipping containers can be greatly increased with features that can be added or modified to a standard shipping container

  • Container Delivery

    We operate our own 20` tilt tray trucks at very competitive rates. Our experienced drivers do their best to get the container to into the required place

  • Our network

    Because we work with affiliated companies in each Australian port, we know we can meet your needs no matter the location