We know that many of you have questions that you need answering. So are some of Frequently asked Questions for you to peruse.
What is a Chemical storage container? – It is a secure either a 10ft or 20ft by 8ft wide and 8ft 6in high, corten steel box fitted with steel bunded floor (either raised steel mesh floor or steel checkerplate), one set of double doors on the 8ft end only, ventilation, shelving and used for storing agri-chemicals and pesticides. See our Full Specification
Can I buy a chemical storage container? Yes, we offer refurbished second hand and new containers, please see our Gallery page for our product range.
What is the difference between new or used chemical storage containers? Please see this link: New v used
What sort of condition will the chemical storage container be in? – The second hand shipping containers are approx. 10-12 years old and are watertight and structurally sound, they will be refurbished to include an interior (usually very light grey) and exterior repaint (usually dark green or dark blue). The New ones are used once, for shipping in from China, they may have minor dents and/or scratches, but are very tidy.
Why can’t I open and shut the container doors properly? This is because the container is not sitting level. We recommend you place something like concrete blocks, or railway sleepers/wood on each corner. The chemical storage container actually sits on it’s corner castings which are 7 inches square. Billie Box has a link here: How to level a container
Are the chemical storage containers secure? – Yes, they are extremely secure, they are made of corten steel and the double doors are fitted with a lock box for extra security and our high security padlocks are supplied with 3 numbered keys (you can order from our office). There are ways of accessing a container, without removing the padlock, but these ways are often noisy and neighbours should be able to hear unwanted trespassers.
What is a lock box? – This is a shrouded area for a padlock, whereby there is an ‘Eye’ welded to the first door and a ‘box’ welded to the second of the double doors. The ‘box’ closes over the ‘Eye’ and allows a high security padlock to be fitted inside the casing, this stops unlawful access, with bolt croppers, to the padlock.
Do I need planning permission from my local council? – Our chemical storage containers are what’s known as ‘Temporary structures and can be moved at anytime with a specialist vehicle’. Many councils have their own idea of whether planning should be requested, so we recommend you call your local council for further information.
How do I get a chemical storage container delivered? – We use hi ab lorries (Lorry fitted with a crane) to deliver and offload the containers to your site. The hi ab vehicles often offload to the side the vehicle, but there area occasions where some vehicles can offload to the rear of the vehicle. If you are unsure of your site, we would ask you to send us a drawing and photos of your site, so we may check with transport guys. See our video showing the offload of a container – You Tube
Will your vehicle drive over grass? This is weather dependent, if it has been particularly wet, then generally the answer is no. Our transport companies are willing (from time to time) to attempt this, however you may be requested to sign a disclaimer, that will say that you will repair any damage caused to the vehicle and/or any costs associated with the retrieval of the vehicle, if it gets stuck. The driver will make the final decision. Please note a 8 wheeler tipper truck is fine over fields and grass, but they are not fitted with a crane, so they are not suitable for delivery and offload of a chemical storage container.
Can I have my container offloaded inside a building? – Yes, however, this is dependent on the building interior height, overhead cables, the door sizes and type of interior flooring. We would need to have these measurements so we can check with our transport company.
Can my container be offloaded from a public highway? – Yes, you the client will be responsible for ensuring the road is clear and has sufficient space for our vehicle. We will need you to seek permission from your local highways dept..
How soon can I have delivery? – We build these units to order, so there is a 3-4 weeks leadtime, subject to availability of the equipment and transport operators.
What are the payment terms? When buying we ask for full payment for all chemical storage containers, accessories and delivery costs prior to manufacture.
How do I pay? We have a couple of options:
- BACS payment – Our bank details are on our invoices
- All payments must be cleared prior to manufacture of any equipment
If you cannot see an answer to your question, then please do contact us and we will try to answer it.