How Shipping Container Sheds Compare to Traditional Wooden or Metal Sheds-

11 July, 2023How Shipping Container Sheds Compare to Traditional Wooden or Metal Sheds
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If you’re in the market for a shed, you know that there are many different options available. Wooden and metal sheds have long been the go-to options for homeowners and businesses alike. However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend towards using shipping containers as an alternative to traditional sheds.

At Quality Domes Direct, we offer a wide range of shipping container sheds that are designed to meet the needs of our customers. In this blog, we will take a look at how these sheds compare to traditional wooden or metal sheds.


One of the biggest advantages of a shipping container shed is its durability. Shipping containers are designed to withstand harsh conditions on the open sea, so they can certainly handle whatever weather your area may throw at them. They are made from steel, which makes them resistant to pests, fire, and rot.

On the other hand, wooden sheds are susceptible to rot and termite damage over time. Metal sheds can rust and corrode, especially in areas with high humidity. This means that shipping container sheds are built to last much longer than traditional sheds.


Another advantage of shipping container sheds is their security. Because they are made of steel, they are much harder to break into than wooden or metal sheds. This makes them an ideal choice for storing valuable equipment or tools. Plus, since they are so durable, they can be bolted to the ground for added security.

Wooden sheds, on the other hand, are easy to break into with just a few simple tools. Metal sheds can also be cut open with power tools. This means that if you want to keep your belongings safe, a shipping container shed is the way to go. Not only is there the benefit of a massive undercover space to work under in all kinds of weather, having two secure containers either side of the shelter create a secure and tough place to store valuable equipment.


Shipping container dome sheds can be built in a variety of ways to meet any specific needs. They can also be insulated for use as an office, mess area on a mine site for instance or as an extended undercover workshop. Additionally, a fully enclosed dome shelter can be fitted with mezzanine floors and shelves, as well as other storage options to keep tools and equipment protected from the weather and neatly organised. Plus, since Quality Domes Direct dome shelters are available in a variety of sizes, you can choose the right size for your needs.

Traditional wooden or metal sheds are more limited when it comes to customisation options. They usually only come in a few standard sizes and may not be able to be customised to meet your specific needs.


When it comes to cost, shipping container sheds are often more expensive than traditional sheds. However, this is because they are built to last much longer and offer better security. Plus, since they are customisable, you can get exactly what you need without having to make compromises.

Wooden sheds are usually the least expensive option, but they require more maintenance over time. Metal sheds can be moderately priced, but they may not offer the same level of durability as shipping container sheds.


In conclusion, there are many benefits to choosing a shipping container shed over a traditional wooden or metal shed. At Quality Domes Direct, we offer a wide range of shipping container sheds that are designed to meet the needs of our customers. With their durability, security, customisation options, and long lifespan, shipping container sheds are an excellent investment for homeowners and businesses alike.

If you’re interested in learning more about our shipping container sheds and high quality dome shelters, please visit our products page where you’ll find a whole range of shipping container domes shelters and general shelters for a wide range of uses. We offer high-quality sheds at competitive prices, and our team of experts is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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