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The Shipping Container Diaries: Entry 1

In the first of our diary entries, we give you a behind the scenes glimpse into the typical 3J services week.

If you have further questions, please contact us today on 0330 321 3380 or complete our quick enquiry for a competitive quotation.


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The Shipping Container Diaries: Entry 1

In the first of our diary entries, we give you a behind the scenes glimpse into the typical 3J services week.
3J Services New 20ft Container

We have been lucky enough to receive lots of enquiries this week from standard 20ft and 40ft container deliveries to site work including container insulation and ply lines, container painting and general container repairs as well as shower and toilet blocks. We are also working on lots of exciting container modifications. Our deliveries this week were as varied as always, from 40ft new high cubes in Nottinghamshire to 40ft new side loading high cubes in Norfolk. Another exciting and busy week at 3J!

Monday 29th January

Monday saw us split the team to get as much done as possible. Some of us headed down to Reading where we built a 4m flat pack storage container for a national car sales company. The unit had been delivered in flat pack form and we arrived to build it ready to securely store the companies items. Other members of the team headed to the West Midlands to apply Grafo-Therm to a number of 20ft new containers which are due to go out to a self storage company. Grafo-Therm is an anti-condensation treatment that we apply to the ceiling of containers to help prevent the effects of condensation on our containers, it is particularly popular with the self storage industry.

Tuesday 30th January

Tuesday was a long and busy day, a company who sell and hire containers needed a number of repairs carried out on their container fleet so the team attended site in the North West to apply their expert skills in welding and repairing the units to a high standard.

Wednesday 31st January

We had to split the team again on Wednesday, part of the team headed to Staffordshire to paint a customers container on site. The customer delivers services to a high profile end user so quality and brand awareness was paramount. The other half of the team returned to the Midlands to continue applying Grafo-Therm to new containers.

Thursday 1st February

Thursday was another split! Half of the term applied Grafo-Therm in depot in the North West and then went to a customers site to paint and refurbish some 20ft used containers on a customers site. The other half of the team assisted a complex delivery in Shropshire by forklifting some containers into place where access was tight and outside of the realms of possibility for a traditional HiAb delivery.

Friday 2nd February

Friday is a bit less physical after some busy days. We will be catching up on paperwork and attending a local site to carry out a door lock repair after an attempted break in.

If you require more information about our containers or mobile site services, please call us today on 0330 321 3380 or email [email protected].  Alternatively, you can complete our quick enquiry form for a competitive quote. Thank you.


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