With festival season upon us, thoughts soon turn to food and drink – after all, how else are visitors going to keep warm in the unpredictable British weather? In recent years, container conversions have become a staple sight at festivals and outdoor events, and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular. The 21st century equivalent of a burger van in a layby, container conversions are cheap, sturdy and, most importantly for the food and drink market, portable. Once your unit is fully kitted out, you can take it round the festival circuit, maximising the return on your investment and helping … Continue reading
In 2016, Scott Evans set up Pink Storage in Newport, Wales, with his brother Greg. After starting off with 40 units, the firm has gone from strength to strength – and we’ve been involved every step of the way. Scott launched the business after he noticed that the self-storage industry was lagging behind in terms of the latest technology and digital strategy – and this is where Pink Storage is blazing a trail. Instead of lots of admin and paper, clients sign up online and are immediately texted a unique PIN code to access their unit. The newly-opened Newport branch … Continue reading
With the rising costs involved in both construction and renting a commercial space, plenty of businesses across the UK are now turning to non-traditional facilities to run their operations. One of these facilities is shipping containers, a strong and secure alternative that have proven to be considerably more affordable than brick and mortar buildings. But what does it take to successfully convert a shipping container? How to Convert A Shipping Container When you decide that a storage container is the best option for your business, certain considerations must be made. While there will always be problems that occur with any … Continue reading
Whether it’s for personal or commercial use, buying a storage box to temporarily house your belongings or equipment often far outweighs the cost of rental. These metal storage containers (also referred to as shipping containers) stand to serve a variety of uses for a wide range of industries. What Are the Advantages of Renting Over Buying? Rent or buy? Essentially, it all depends on the nature of your business and what you’ll be using the container for. Understandably, failing to actively use your storage container when you’re renting it means that you’ll be wasting money but, at the same time, … Continue reading
The UK’s love affair with coffee shows no signs of letting up, so why not take advantage by setting up a container café on your land? If you’re looking to make use of empty land, a container café or shop could be the ideal solution. A dairy farm would be the ideal spot for an ice cream parlour, or use land that has become redundant into a farm shop selling your produce direct to the consumer. Or why not tap into Britain’s growing caffeine addiction – Brits drink about 95 million cups of coffee per day- and set up a … Continue reading
When it comes to storing chemicals, you can’t just put them anywhere. In fact, the containers that you use are incredibly important. Why does it matter where I store them? If you work with chemicals, then you’ll know how dangerous they can be. Storing them incorrectly or somewhere unsecure could yield disastrous results and create a risk to those around you. Under Government guidance, the storage of pesticides, fertilisers, flammables, and chemicals should protect against harm to humans, animals and the environment. HSE requirements on the safe storage The HSE provides a list of requirements for the safe storage of … Continue reading
There are many reasons why people decide to move into a smaller home. Perhaps it’s a change in lifestyle, or your children have flown the nest and downsizing seems like the most financially sound choice. Either way, one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face is what to do with all of your belongings. A self storage container can help to make this process easier, giving you a short-term solution to store anything that you don’t want to immediately move into your new home. Here are some tips that will help to make a stressful time run a little smoother. Plan … Continue reading
Over the past few years, the UK retail industry has seen a booming trend in pop-up stores. Bars, restaurants, shops, and even art galleries are becoming more of a familiar sight and storage containers have certainly played an important role. Affordability Over Traditional Commercial Spaces It’s no secret that good old bricks and mortar come as an expense, especially for start-up businesses that may be looking for ways to hit the ground running with very little in the way of cash flow. In fact, a report by The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and EE titled ‘Britain’s Pop-Up … Continue reading
Shipping and storage containers may have their respective uses, but there are many ways that they can be given a new lease of life and converted into something a lot different. Over recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of shipping and storage containers that are being used for something other than their original purpose. Their size, shape, and robust nature makes them a popular choice for projects that have limited space, a limited budget, or to heighten an area’s creativity. For businesses situated in city centres, it’s also much cheaper to rent out a storage … Continue reading
Whether you’re a University fresher, a recent graduate, or you’ve decided to spread your wings and spend some time experiencing a gap year or completing seasonal work abroad, you may be looking for somewhere that you can store your belongings for some time. University students can accumulate a lot of belongings during their time away from home, so much so that moving back into their parents’ home can often seem like an impossible task for one simple reason: limited space. Similarly, if you’re due to start University and want to have your belongings a little closer to your campus halls, … Continue reading
Green-fingered pupils at a Bromley school will be given the opportunity to grow their own garden thanks to the donation of a storage container to the Lower Road Allotments.
The collaboration between Nash College, an independent specialist college for learners with moderate to profound learning disabilities and one of Bromley’s largest allotments, will see the garden designed by the students, with flowers, shrubs and a seating area and involve on-year student maintenance. Continue reading
When it comes to the use of storage containers in agriculture, most people would agree that they really come in handy for general storage. The reality is that you can use a container for a wide range of purposes, in fact the possibilities are endless but first we thought we’d start with our top five. Continue reading
Films and television can conjure many grand images for us, from the red carpet scattered with glamorous celebrities to the green screen where our super heroes really become super.
The humble shipping container is at odds with these images, but containers have actually been a part of the entertainment industry for a long time. Like the industry itself, their use has been growing and changing to suit evolving demand. Continue reading
Pink Self Storage has opened brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities throughout Wales, offering customers storage units with features most other self-storage companies can’t match. The facilities boast unique security measures, convenient payment and access methods, and top-of-the-line storage units. Continue reading
The Belville community garden is situated in the space left behind after the demolition of several blocks of 1960s high rise flats, and aims to make the area beautiful once again. They needed a sort of “club house” to offer warmth and shelter, as well as a meeting place for the Belville army of gardeners.
With a limited budget, a shipping container conversion offered the perfect solution. Which is where Mr Box come in… Continue reading
Last week, Mr Box celebrated an exciting milestone as we delivered our 2000th rental container. Yes, that means that there are now a full 2000 Mr Box storage containers on hire across the UK! To celebrate this landmark occasion, we thought our 2000th customer deserved a little treat. Continue reading
The Mover magazine, a trade publication on the moving industry, recently featured an article on Mr Box, describing the self storage business and how it has grown since its founding in 2000 . The article, which you can read here, explained several features that have helped Mr Box thrive… Continue reading
Mr Box recently had the opportunity to provide local independent charity Age UK Suffolk with a large container for their head office in Claydon. Continue reading
Repairing and refurbishing naval ships, submarines, and vessels requires equipment of all shapes and sizes. Depending on the problem at hand, vessels might require a large and complex repair, or they might need just a quick, simple fix. Continue reading
The Mover’s Deputy Editor David Jordan travelled to Felixstowe to meet Sarah Jones, General Manager of Mr Box to discover the secret of their success and why people in the moving industry should care.
“I met Sarah at the company’s storage and workshop facility in Felixstowe and for once I was thankful to be wearing my high-vis jacket.” Continue reading
We were approached by the makers of the recently released Dark Knight – the most recent of the Batman films.
They asked us if they could rent a small 8 foot container to mount on the same trailer that was being used for transporting the Batmobile for a promotional tour around Europe.
Watch the video to see the Batmobile being loaded onto the trailer in Dublin. Continue reading
Drummer Phil Knight takes a stand against human trafficking in the UK.
After a successful four-and-a-half-day drum-a-thon, Phil locked himself in a 10 foot by 8 foot container for two weeks to bring further awareness to the issue.
Watch the video to learn more about The Everyday Project. Continue reading
Mr Box are proud sponsors of the Achilles FC under 11s.
The team have been playing in the Ipswich and Suffolk youth league, and are currently 3rd in the 1st division. The team is made up of local young boys all with a great attitude and skill set. Continue reading