Modified Shipping Containers


Think Beyond the Box.

As more and more businesses and individuals are discovering, steel shipping containers can be used for more than just cargo transport. With a little imagination and the right design/build expertise, used containers can be re-purposed for just about anything, from a multi-story home to a mobile bar. And these amazing transformations can take place at a lower cost and a much quicker pace than most conventional building methods. Plus, you just can’t beat the strength and durability of corrugated steel.


Here are just some of the more innovative container modification projectsContainers

First is capable of creating for a wide variety of clients:

  • Ablution Units
  • Affordable Housing
  • Portable Buildings
  • Animal Shelters
  • Military Training Units
  • Dangerous Goods/ Explosives Storage
  • Decontamination Showers
  • Diver Training Tank
  • Generator Room
  • Gun Safe
  • Meat Cooler
  • Mobile Kitchen/Bar
  • Travelling Showcase
  • Diagnostic Testing Room
  • Multi-Story Office/Residence
  • Field Laboratory
  • First Aid Unit
  • Smoking Shed/Shelter
  • Horse Stable
  • Switch Room
  • Welding Station
  • Wine Cellar
  • Workshop

Australia’s first choice for top quality container modifications is the highly skilled team of engineers and builders at Containers First. Both government and private sectors turn to Containers First when critical projects must meet the highest standards of quality whilst providing equally exceptional value. We’ve successfully designed, fabricated and delivered countless container modifications from the routine to the challenging. With Container First’s technical expertise and innovative thinking on your project, you can be assured whatever you can imagine, we can build.

Tick The Box On Your Container Needs!
For more information or a quote, please contact us today:
Phone 1300 556 991 or email [email protected]
23-25 Gould Street | South Strathfield NSW 2136 n F: 02 9642 5008 n ABN: 68 002 196 385

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V8 Supercars Media & Race Control Building




  • Elevated Design for optimal race viewing
  • Tinted and Double Glazed Glass Windows with awnings to reduce sun glare and noise
  • 440-volt/3-Phase Power to ensure adequate support for air conditioning and all race control/media centre equipment
  • Industrial Carpet for high trafficflow within building
  • Fully-sealed Media Commentary Room for optimum internal noise control
  • Accessories Included Smoke Alarms and Fluro Lighting
  • Roof Flashing installed for extra protection in case of inclement weather

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Speedy set-up gives Containers First the win at Sydney 500

Containers First’s entry in last season’s V8 Supercars Championship may not have set any new track records, but it was definitely fast.
The Sydney-based shipping container supplier installed temporary Media & Race Control buildings constructed entirely out of steel shipping containers for the popular motorsport’s year-end finale at the Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit in Olympic Park precinct – all in just two days.Check out the Video below to see how this shipping container building is built:

Whilst 30-odd V8 Supercars roared past pit straight along Australia Avenue in 40ºC heat at over 200km/h, just a few metres from the track Container First’s elevated installation, complete with air conditioning and 3-phase power kept broadcast commentators, Channel 7 technicians, race officials, and tonnes of high-tech equipment cool and comfortable.
Containers First used 12 regular 10-foot shipping containers to create the buildings’ foundation, and 9 modified 40-foot shipping containers were hoisted on top to house the media in one section and race personnel in another area. The installation also included an upper-level finishing podium spanning the two buildings.





  • 2 Galvanised Stairs provided sturdy and safe access to and from the buildings
  • 6 Purpose-built Levelling Cradles used to compensate for un-level ground
  • 12 Standard 10’ Shipping Containers used to support upper level and provide
    secure storage for equipment
  • 9 Interlocking 40’ Modified Containers used for upper level
  • On-site Assembly completed in 2 standard working days
  • Dismantled and Transported from site in less than 1 working day

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Speedy set-up gives Containers First the win at Sydney 500

The installation provided an exceptional view of the pit straight through tinted and double-glazed glass windows with protective awnings, whilst the climate control and sound dampening materials allowed occupants to supervise and broadcast the three-day event in cool comfort.
The media and control centres complex was located between two grandstands (which took eight weeks to install) to accommodate
some of the estimated 170,000 people who attended the event. Because the Home bush race is a temporary circuit, Containers First modular installation provided a fast and economical solution for race organisers and the NSW government. Following the race, the buildings were dismantled, loaded and hauled away by a three-man crew – all in less than a day.
When not in use, the modified upper level buildings are stored at Container First’s facilities in South Strathfield, whilst the lower supporting units were placed back into company’s general inventory.


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Tick The Box On Your Container Needs!
For more information or a quote, please contact us today:
Phone 1300 556 991 or email [email protected]
23-25 Gould Street | South Strathfield NSW 2136 n F: 02 9642 5008 n ABN: 68 002 196 385

Insulated & Temperature Controlled Containers

The Economical Alternative

Why Pay More?
Containers First offers high-performance insulated rooms and refrigerated cool rooms that will save you money over the leading manufactured brands. That’s because we start with economical new and used shipping containers and convert them into insulated or temperature-controlled walk-in storage rooms – you’re not paying to build a completely new unit from the ground up.

Containers First insulated containers provide a durable and protected environment for a wide range of practical uses including:

  • Wine Storage
  • Furniture and Fine Art Collections
  • Electronics Storage
  • Historical Archives
  • Photographs and Film Reels
  • Any other temperature-sensitive goods


Our 6m(20’) and 12m(40’) insulated containers are the most cost-effective solution for all your perishable goods shipping and storage needs. Our containers offer fully adjustable thermostat-controlled food-grade quality storage that is durable, secure and easy to transport or reposition on site. Applications of Containers First refrigerated units include:

  • Perishable Goods Distributors
  • Dairy Products
  • Restaurants and Bars
  • Special Events Catering
  • Farmers Markets
  • Plastic Resin Storage
  • Importers and Exporters
  • Resin Storage
  • Cold Room Labs
  • Hospital/Biotech Storage
  • Institutional Cafeterias
  • Emergency Food Transport
  • Temporary Food Storage for Renovations

Containers First cool rooms and chillers are also stronger and more robust than most purpose-built brands. Each mini-warehouse includes solid steel framework, heavy-duty insulation, and aluminium t-bar flooring for additional strength.Plus, all units are sized to industry standards to save on future transport costs, and they are easy to reposition on-site with a forklift

Tick The Box On Your Container Needs!

For more information or a quote, please contact us today:
Phone 1300 556 991 or email [email protected]

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