Accessories to improve storage, security, access and ventilation

Prices displayed are a guide only. Please contact our team for a quote.

DIY Shelving

Do you need to store a lot of items safely and efficiently inside a shipping container, maximising the space usage? Our heavy duty DIY shelving is the perfect solution!

  • Easy Adjustable shelf heights
  • Convenient – comes flat packed inside the container, ready to assemble immediately
  • Light weight but strong Steal construction – powder coated paint.
  • Shelving inserts can be removed easily if required (to store things like tyres and gym balls etc)
  • Has bolt holes on the base of each leg to fix to the floor of the container if required
  • 3 bays perfectly fit down one full length of a 20’container, or 6 bays down one full length of a 40’ container
  • Easy to construct. It takes 2 people with no experience approximately 20 minutes
Shelving Prices From:
$300+gst per 2m section/bay
$880+gst for one complete length in a 20ft container
$1760+gst one complete length in a 40ft container


Did you know that containers can build up a lot of heat in summer? With nowhere to go, this hot, moist air, is forced into goods inside containers. This is particularly a problem for any wood/paper products, upholstery, and stock feed; and can present a hazard for fuel driven machines. Conversely, in Winter, the colder air outside the container can condense inside the container and cause dripping moisture. The easy and cost effective solution? Our Whirly Bird and vent combo, to even out temperature inside the container, and allow the expulsion of trapped air.

  • Steel construction
  • Vermin proof mesh inside
  • Custom made frame mount (seals the whirly to the roof properly)
  • Easy to complete installation on site with 3 simple screws (cannot be mounted on the container for transport)
  • Efficient – self driven (no power required)
Whirly Bird & Vent System From: $550 + GST


Standard padlocks may not fit, or may be difficult to use. Ours are slim line, and very heavy duty, specifically designed to work best with our security lock boxes. Come with 2 keys.

Specialised Container Padlock From $55 + GST


Containers come with aligning holes on their handles to easy accommodate a padlock for security. When someone tries to break into a container, unfortunately a padlock is quickly and easily removed with a set of bolt cutters. The solution? A security lock box.

  • Welded securely to fit over the door join when closed
  • Virtually  impossible to access a padlock inside the box with bolt cutters
  • Works perfectly with our slim profile heavy duty padlocks
  • You would need an oxy or alike to break through – a deterrent for most would be thieves!
Security Lockbox From $85 + GST


Designed to allow access into standard shipping containers that are located at ground level. Made from recycled rubber, their modular design allows for quick and easy installation by one person, using the bone connectors (supplied) to link 8 sections together to form the complete ramp.

8 easy link sections

10,000kg load capacity

160mm (H) x 2200mm (W) x 1250mm (D)

Ramp 1- Full Container From $570 + GST
Ramp 2- Small Access Ramp From $90 + GST


As shipping containers are designed to carry goods on ships, the doors need to be water tight and close firmly. When containers are used for general purpose storage instead of on nice level ships or trains, they can sometimes be placed on uneven surfaces. The result is often that doors become very difficult to open. The cost effective easy solution for most scenarios?

Levelling blocks are 100mm deep x 200mm high x 200mm long.

  • Cheap
  • Easy – comes inside the container on delivery
  • Added longevity – keeping the container off the ground prevents moisture sitting in constant contact from the ground to the underside of the container – making the gradual decline of the under structure vastly slower.
  • Treated Pine or Hardwood
  • Still able to deliver on a Tilt tray, and be placed on the blocks (one under each corner is usually sufficient)
Leveling Blocks From $20 + GST each


Need to match a container into it’s surroundings? Want a longer lasting container? Desire a better-looking container?


Shipping Container Painting in Standard Colours From
$485+GST for 20ft containers
$660+GST for 40ft containers


For details on Colorbond colours visit:
For Shipping Container Painting in Colorbond Colours Call 1300 556 991

The solution is repainting! At Containers First, we can offer a range of repainting options, from economy to premium. We have a standard colour range for the budget conscious, or for additional investment, we can paint your container in any of the colourbond range, or even a more specific colour. (prices vary – contact us for more info)


  • Air Conditioner 2.5HP including big recess box, and remote control
  • Works most efficiently with internally lined containers (see us for options)
  • Best climate control conditions for accommodation/office style modified containers.
  • Recess box can be located anywhere close to the unit (ie, can be cosmetically “hidden” inside cabinetry, or just as a recessed box)
  • Biggest benefit being ease and speed to regulate a temperature inside a container for comfortable working conditions.
  • Professionally installed using quality materials for long lasting and best results.
Shipping Container Air Conditioning From


Stand container end doors can be a challenge to open and close. Do you need frequent easy access to your container? A personal Access Door or roller door is the perfect solution!

Personal Access and Roller Doors From
Personal Access Door = $1350+GST installed
Roller Door = $1650+GST installed

Shipping Container Insulation Panels

The addition of 1 or 2 windows can make a big difference to the air quality inside the container, and provide excellent natural light, even when the doors are closed. They work really well with a PA door, and can have security bars or storm shutters fitted if required.

Most people are probably very aware that shipping containers (being a big metal box) can get unbearably hot in the warmer months. To solve this problem, there are several solutions:

  1. Place your shipping container home in the shade.
  2. Build a roof over the container to reflect the light.
  3. Paint the roof with a high RV paint, even if you have a roof.
  4. Insulate the internal walls with traditional insulation or spray foam.
  5. Build windows on all sides of the container home to catch the cross breeze.
  6. Install extractor fans.
  7. Put in air condition.

In other areas on this page you can find more information about the other options. Here we are focusing on the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Panelling.

We have recorded a difference of 20°c insulated container side by side with an uninsulated one, in summer (50°c in the uninsulated one, and 30°c in the insulated one).

The insulation makes air conditioning more efficient too.

For Shipping Container Insulation Call 1300 556 991


The addition of 1 or 2 windows can make a big difference to the air quality inside the container, and provide excellent natural light, even when the doors are closed. They work really well with a PA door, and can have security bars or storm shutters fitted if required.

  • Free natural daylight source (no power bill!)
  • Additional ventilation, especially with the doors open, or 2 windows for Cross ventilation
  • Security – you can see in or out, option of adding security bars, accidentally locked inside a container
Window pricing From $750 +GST


Specifically designed to be able to easily attach to the Lashing rings inside the container, these simple but effective straps will hold even a heavy load very securely inside a container. Fast and easy to release, no additional fittings needed

50mm x 9m, 2000kg load capacity

C/W double J hooks

Shipping Container Load Binders From $40 +GST

Prices displayed are a guide only. Please contact our team for a quote.

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