How secure are the storage containers?
Storage containers are very secure and virtually vandal proof. As standard, there is provision for the fitment of padlocks to the door handles. For extra security we recommend a steel 'Lock Box' to be fitted to the storage container doors. Our 'Lock Box' is designed to accept a high security container padlock, and protect the lock from being tampered with. The padlocks we supply fit into our lock boxes with ease. They are supplied with numbered keys. We also offer a replacement key service on request.
Can you put a storage container anywhere?
We use 'Hi-ab' trucks fitted with their own crane to deliver the storage containers. The trucks require a hard ample access to the delivery site, and the on- board crane sets down the storage container from the side of the vehicle. Therefore we need at approximately 25' width to facilitate the offloading and there must be no overhead cables or overhanging trees in the way.
The delivery truck will be a maximum size of approximately either 34' or 60' long by 8'6" wide plus wing mirrors. With the storage container on the vehicle the height will be approx. 15' and when the crane is extended to its full height this will be approximately 25'.
If you are not sure about your site, then simply send us a drawing with dimensions and we will check that the delivery is feasible.
Within reason we can get a storage container almost anywhere. All our storage containers have specially designed corner castings for lifting and positioning, and the majority of 8ft, 10ft and 20ft containers also have forklift truck pockets. If you have any doubts call us and we'll arrange for an expert to visit your site and carry out a survey.
Do I need planning permission for a storage container?
Storage containers are non-permanent so in most cases not. However if the storage container is going to be in a residential area, near a road junction, or likely to cause complaints from neighbours, we recommend you check with your local planning authorities.
What should I put underneath the storage container?
Storage containers are self-supporting and do not need any special foundations, however for the doors to operate properly they should be placed on level ground. Our drivers can help with the positioning, however, it is the buyers responsibility to ensure the ground is adequately prepared and that you have the materials to make the storage container sit level. Examples of suitable materials are railways sleepers underneath the storage container, or a concrete paving block under each corner. Once level you can load up to 30 ton's in a container without problem.
For further information or other questions you may have visit out FAQ section regarding our storage containers for rental or sales or contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.