Q & A

Do you offer financing?

Yes we can! Please ask for details. Send me the calculator!

What size SteelPads can you offer?

Usually 6 or 12 m in length and 2.4m wide on the exterior but we can join these together. We use high cube containers which are 300mm taller.

Stacking and joining

We can stack and join containers to increase the space.

How new are the containers

We use one trip shipping containers; these are new and have been sent fully laden from China once before we purchase them. They may have minor dents and scratches. They are waterproof.

What is there life expectancy?

A new container should last up to 50 years. It may require some upkeep over time such as painting.

Ventilation and insulation?

Shipping containers are manufactured with vents on the upper portion of the side walls. We also have trickle vents in the windows and an air conditioning system which regulates the temperature.

They have been sprayed with a substance to prevent condensation. The paint used on the exterior of the container also helps prevent damage caused by condensation. The roof of a new container is slightly bowed to give an upward arc so that external water does not lie on the roof.

We have 100mm rock wool in the ceiling and 25mm insulation board in the walls and floor. The glass and framework have house specification U value.

Accessibility and delivery

We can organise delivery on a beavertail or HGV depending on access on site. Your SteelPad will be unloaded by an on board HIAB (crane) which can position your SteelPad within 17m of the vehicle.

For more difficult positions we can offer our purpose built ex-military container mover which can move 20 or 40 ft containers over difficult terrain. With hydraulics and air it can be lifted to clear most obstacles and with the right ground conditions we can locate your container in most landscapes.


Water feed (25mm)

Electric (63 amp external IP rated trailing plug or similar)

Waste to septic tank or sewerage

These will need to be brought to the service corner of your SteelPad


You may wish to consider laying a concrete base/pad or simply place concrete slabs at each corner of the container. Containers rest completely on the corners, with the bottom rail raised slightly off the floor. Four concrete pads placed under each corner will help to level the container and avoid sinking, or rather ‘racking out’ which can prevent the bifold windows from working correctly.

External finishes

These are numerous and we can spray your SteelPad any colour you wish. Alternatively we can clad with larch, acrylic mirror or even decorative panels.

External Dimensions

20ft High Cube20ft
9ft 6ins
40ft High Cube40ft
9ft 6ins


Horizontal wall bed

Banquette with drawers

Bunks with shelves

Sofa bed with pull out table

Shaving point

Over storage

Ready to let package -Full furniture package including foldable chairs, cutlery, crockery, pans, pillows, duvet, sheets, towels

Star light LEDS in black ceiling

Solar exterior lights

Bespoke interior finish

Bluetooth speakers

Additional concertina opening window/s or pocket slider

2m Brise soleil

Exterior mounted wood stove

Off grid services – generator / bio loo

Railed roof terrace with access ladder

Alternative exterior paint / wood finish

External sliding shade screen


Recessed / covered end entrance