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Modified Shipping Containers

Regardless of your personal or professional needs, U-Move’s chief operator, Craig Savill and his experienced team can customise and modify any shipping container to your exact specifications. modified shipping containers

U-Move Australia has been completing shipping container modifications for more than 15 years, equipping them for all purposes, especially within the mining, and oil and gas industries.

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Some of our more popular modifications have been in the form of mobile shipping container workshops, laboratories and switch rooms, but we can handle everything from home extensions to portable restrooms.modified shipping containers

When it comes to shipping container modifications, no project is too big or too small, as we have the skills and resources required to construct multiple container undercover work areas or smaller scale site offices.

All of our modifications are handled in our Welshpool workshop facility, where we tailor our top-quality containers to suit your application needs, while also ensuring all relevant industry standards are met.

Our modified containers can be used as:

  • Site offices – for construction sites or outdoor work spaces
  • Lab facilities and switch rooms – for mining oil and gas industry needs
  • Workshops – for portable and cheap work space options
  • Ablution units – for clean and effective portable restrooms
  • And much more!

What are the Benefits of a Modified Shipping Container?

Modified shipping containers are a cost-effective, flexible and portable solution that can save businesses and even individuals on property rental and building costs. They can be designed to suit your needs, giving you the perfect space for your long-term or short-term needs.

For a personalised deal from an experienced industry professional, please do not hesitate to contact Craig Savill on 0419 917 653, or [email protected], and enquire about our modified and custom built shipping container services. We are a certified and trusted dealer in the shipping container industry, and can share our experience and knowledge to help create the best option for your storage, on site requirements, hire purposes and portable building needs.


Installing practical shelving units inside your shipping container has a wide-ranging list of benefits and application. For starters, it really depends on what you are using your shipping container for- for storage needs, well-organised shelving units can add a usefulness to your unit and really get you bang-for-your-buck!

Innovative shipping container shelving can aid greatly with neat and organised packing of items, help in decreasing inventory times, stocktake and more!


Modifying your shipping container to have interior access to power is a very useful and incredible popular unit modification! The team at U-Move have experience in modifying containers to have access to 10, 15 or 32 AMP power access points.

You also have the option of modifying your container to have access to either single or 3-phase power points, aiding accessibility and usefulness, so that you can use your unit in any way you see fit! Popular uses for power point container modifications include for a Home-Office, additional Workspace, Tool Shed, or even Add-on Living and Recreational Spaces.

Air Conditioning

U-Move Australia have extensive industry experience modifying shipping containers of all sizes with Air-Conditioning units-

Installing air condition in your container unit is another great modification, which, depending on your location and use may be necessary! Wall-mounted or even recessed-split conditioning systems are a great and energy efficient way to keep your container warm or cool- depending on the season, and what your use may be.

We highly recommend this container modification if you intend your unit to be lived in or at least in worked in, to ensure you are as comfortable as you can be!


Insulating your container unit is of vital importance if you intend to spend any length of time in the container, and depending on your day-to-day use, could be integral to the comfort level of you and others who may use it.

In conjunction with other modifications like the right door and window fixtures, and air-conditioning, insulating your container unit is a sure-fire way to regulate the interior temperature conditions of your shipping container. A quality insulation modification will also help you save big on your energy consumption and ultimately, your power bill!


Installing quality and appropriate lighting will greatly improve the versatility of your container unit, and will have the capacity to turn your unit from a dark storage space into a stylish, functional work space.

Lighting is an obvious choice if you are in the market for container modifications- interior lights are a standard choice, but another great option is security or flood lights for the exterior, giving you peace-of-mind, and also 24-hour access to your new modified unit.


Often, used container units can have fading or peeling paint jobs, which can look messy and out dated. Also, depending on where you wish your shipping container unit to be situated, the existing paint job/style may not suit the existing landscape or adjacent buildings, which is why giving your unit a fresh, custom paint job will further aid in making it a useful, functional and attractive place.

All of our painting container modifications are executed professionally, with experienced team members and with the utmost attention to detail.

Roller Doors

Yet another modification that can have you on your way to fully converting your shipping container into a practical living and/or working space, or simply to have ease of access to your storage needs!

With this single modification, your container unit is instantly converted into a highly accessible, functional space- but not only are they useful, they also provide a high level of security that other door-modifications do not provide.

Roller doors are far easier to access than hinged doors, and less temperamental too! Depending on the size of your container, we can custom make a roller door on any side of the unit to ensure that you have maximum usability and access, further aiding the transformation process of creating a highly practical environment, whatever your needs!


Shipping containers are designed to be sealed storage units- this is a characteristic which lends very well to the transportation needs of the shipping industry-when these units are de-commissioned, however, and turned into storage or even living or working spaces, this will no longer suffice.

Often, the interior of an un-modified shipping container can be dark and dingy, with little ventilation. This can lead to a musty, closed-in feel to the interior or the unit. Installing windows on your shipping container can aid greatly in a comfortable indoor feel that will be come increasingly important the more time you spend in there.

The U-Move Australia team offer a wide-range of window modifications for your shipping container. From double-glazed, to different shapes, shutters and windows with internal locking systems- all aspects of your window needs can be customised to suit your specific needs!

Personal Access Doors

All containers are manufactured with big metal doors at one end. These doors give easy access to the container for loading of cargo. As soon as a container is reapplied as something other than a shipping container, the requirements for entry change.

By modifying your container, you can set it up with what ever functionality you with, in order for you to get the most out of them, even in more complicated uses.

These uses include site offices or workshops and even housing. Doors, windows and add-ons such as shading turn a simple container into a dynamic unit to benefit your business or give you more comfort. One of these changes is the instalment of a personal access door. By giving easy access to your container it will add to the ways in which your container simplifies your life. 

Whirly Birds

Whirly Birds are a time-honoured method for providing adequate ventilation for small or closed off spaces. Re-commissioned shipping container units are no different!modified shipping containers

If you’re after a stock-standard modification for your container, then the Whirly-Bird is the go! It helps regulate temperature and air flow on the interior, making for a far more comfortable living and working environment, and as well, help to keep a more regulated environment should you choose to shelve or store perishable materials in your shipping container.

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