Answer 1. Simply, a basic 20 foot container costs $25/week plus GST plus transport to your site and the return transport when you are finished. The transport cost is often the biggest component of the first invoice, and always depends on the distance from our yard. Most suburbs of the North Shore, Auckland will cost $140+GST each way. This is a special region-wide price for transport for a limited time. The 20’ container rental decreases with longer terms, for example a 3 month lease costs $300+GST.
Answer 2. We use a Hiab crane truck for all our container deliveries because the crane allows manoeuvrable placement on site. They are slightly more expensive than swinglift (off the side) deliveries or trailer (off the end only) deliveries. A typical delivery from our yard to the North Shore suburbs will likely cost $140+GST for each delivery and return delivery if no exceptional issues arise, like power lines above, or steep sloping access. A typical delivery from our yard to other parts of Auckland, Rodney, Manukau or Papakura will likely cost $250+GST for each delivery and return delivery. The North Shore is special.
Answer 3. Yes that can be done but the transport is the greatest component of the cost. The container hire is as little as $21/week+GST or better with long term leases. The transport is in three parts, the delivery to your home, locally that may cost $100+GST, then the loaded container is shifted by a big Hiab crane truck to your new address, and that depends on where to, for example from the North Shore to another North Shore address that is likely to costs $400+GST, and then the third and final transport cost is the return of the container when you have eventually finished with it, for example, from Takapuna to our yard $100+GST. These prices depend on the length of the container rental period.
Answer 4. Yes the containers are weather-tight from wind and rain, but not watertight like a submarine, they will eventually sink if placed in the ocean. Generally our containers have no holes from rust. Condensation is another matter. Condensation occurs in all steel containers, especially on frost winter mornings. Measures can be taken against condensation. Also, raising the container on blocks off the ground a few centimeters enables ventilation under the floor and prevents rising damp from the ground.
Answer 5. Our steel containers have a strong and secure measure of protection from being broken into and goods stolen, although a determined thief should better be shot beforehand. Normally, weather and rain won’t affect stored household goods in the steel container (See Q4 above). Even typhoons and tornados will leave a loaded container unaffected. Some ventilation between the floor and the ground will help prevent rising damp from affected stored goods in the container. The only real danger to stored household goods in a container is condensation, especially on frosty winter mornings. To avoid condensation damage, three actions will help: firstly, set up a dehumidifier in the container for a short time each week. Secondly, open the doors to ventilate the still air in the container on dry warm days. Thirdly, cover the delicate stored goods with a tarpaulin or waterproof cover.
Answer 6. We have vast amounts of standard 20 foot (20’ or 6 meter) containers measuring 6m x2.5m x2.5m high. We also have a few 10 foot containers (10’, or 3 meters long), and these are highly sought after and the same price to hire as a 20’ container. We currently have no 40 foot containers (12m long), but that will soon be amended. Other containers with doors and windows, air-conditioning and interior lining are planned but not yet available. Their hire rates increase from the standard container.
20’ or 10’ steel container for $25+GST/week indefinitely, plus transport costs to your site and eventual return. Transport costs depends on distance from our yard but most North Shore suburbs cost, $140+GST each way to deliver or pickup if there are no delivery issues involved. 4 weeks minimum.
$25/week+GST plus Transport
Hardcase Container Hire Ltd
Mobile: Txt or call Pete 021 980 012
P.O Box 21-905, Henderson, Waitakere City
Our yard can be found at 16 Keeling Road. Henderson, Auckland.