Container Mounted Installation

Container Mounted Installation

ShelterPro Container Shelters are specifically designed to accommodate a diverse range of applications.

Whether you need shelter for industrial storage, agricultural purposes, or temporary workspaces, our shelter solutions are tailored to provide flexible setup and installation options that cater to a variety of shelter needs.

Common Method.

Shipping containers serve as excellent foundations for our shelters due to them being heavy, sturdy and substantial structures. They offer both mobility and affordability, making them an ideal choice. Shipping containers provide ample clearance for most applications, making them an excellent platform to mount your ShelterPro shelter on.

Among our mounting options, shipping containers are the most widely preferred and offer a straightforward installation.

Creating Extra Space.

Integrating a ShelterPro shelter with shipping containers instantly provides you with a workshop, vehicle storage/service bay, or general storage area, along with the convenience of lockable storage space within the shipping containers.

Shipping containers are also designed for easy relocation with minimal disruption or cost. This makes Container Shelters perfect for temporary or short-term contracts, while also serving as a fast, efficient, and cost-effective solution for permanent shelter needs.

If overall width is an issue, or you want to create some dry storage on top of your containers, shelters can be mounted on the outside edges of your shipping containers.

Container & Pole.

Our shelters can be mounted in a variety of different mounting configurations to suit your site or shelter requirements. If you only have the space for or only require one container you can mount your shelter between both the container on one edge and poles on another. Perfect for smaller sites.

Any of these mounting configurations can be replicated for all shelter sizes and both 20 and 40ft containers.

Installation process

Delivery and Unpacking:

  • Arrange for shipping of your container shelter kit to your install site.​
  • Unpack the crate and organize the components.
  • ​The shelter components, including base plates, spigots, arches, purlins, and cover, are delivered in a crate.

​Container Placement:

  • Identify the desired location for your shelter setup and mark the positions where the containers will be placed.
  • Use appropriate equipment to lift and position the containers into the designated spots.
  • Ensure that the containers are properly aligned and spaced apart according to the shelter's dimensions.

Welding Base Plates:

  • Weld the supplied base plates and spigots to the top side of each container at the predetermined locations. ensure they are securely welded and properly aligned.​​ These base plates and spigots serve as the foundation for the arches and purlins.​

Setting up the Arches:

  • Lay out the arches on the ground between the containers, positioning them according to the shelter's design.
  • Align the arches parallel to each other and perpendicular to the containers, ensuring equal spacing between them.

Bolting Arches and Purlins:

  • Attach the arches to the base plates and spigots on the containers using the supplies bolts or other appropriate fasteners.
  • Ensure that the arches are securely attached and properly aligned with the containers.
  • Install the purlins perpendicular to the arches, bolting them into position at predetermined intervals along the arches.​

Cover Installation:

  • Prepare the fabric cover by unrolling it and ensuring it is free from any obstructions or damage.
  • Starting at one end of the shelter, pull the cover over the frame, making sure it is centered and evenly distributed.
  • Align the cover so that it adequately overlaps the edges of the shelter structure.


Tensioning the Cover:

  • Begin tensioning the cover by tightening the tensioning ratchets at the end of each arch.
  • Gradually work your way along the shelter, tensioning the cover symmetrically on both sides.
  • Adjust the tension to remove any slack or wrinkles, ensuring a taut and smooth cover surface.
  • Pay attention to evenly distribute tension across the cover to prevent excessive stress on specific areas.


Throughout the installation process, it is crucial to follow the supplied installation instructions and safety guidelines. Additionally, it may be necessary to consult professionals or refer to specific installation manuals provided by the shelter manufacturer for accurate guidance on your particular shelter model.

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