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Container delivery and Transport. Move that container!

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Container delivery and Transport.  Move that container!

At Ingenious we have the equipment and the expertise to move and transport your container or any equipment you need moved.  We move awkward and heavy items on a daily basis so if you finally want that shipping container in the right place we would be happy to quote for moving it. Forklift service with driver Heavy Forklift Service with Driver Bobcat rental service with driver. Equipment Float Machinery Float Service Farm equipment float service Serving Napanee, Kingston, Belleville and beyond. Heavy Flatbed / Heavy Float / Cargo Freight Transport Service available Forklift Rental service with driver available by the...

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The Planning Permission Dilemna. The Permit Question.

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The Planning Permission Dilemna.  The Permit Question.

Have you got big plans? Do you dream of a shipping container paradise?   Do I need a building permit for my shed? Do I need a planning permission to put a shipping container on my property? Does a shipping container count as a trailer or moveable object? I am not a lawyer and these questions are for lawyers at $500 an hour.  I offer this up for free! Most municipalities and towns allow a 100 sq ft shed.  We have 2 products that are perfect for this:  8ft x just under 12 ft with 8ft 6inch in height. That's...

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New full size storage containers. Steel storage units the size of a shipping container.

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New full size storage containers.  Steel storage units the size of a shipping container.

One of the biggest barriers my customers have to buying a used shipping container is that they do not want it sitting beside the house.  Let's be honest, a shipping container begins rusting the day it's made.  A rusty seacan may still have many years of good dry storage left in it so if you can put it on a dark, remote corner of the property behind some brush: who cares what it looks like! Nobody sees it. But if you have to look at it everyday maybe the words "China Shipping" 8ft high next to the tool shed is...

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The Pro's and Con's of cheap car shelters and poorly made winter storage

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The Pro's and Con's of cheap car shelters and poorly made winter storage

At this time of year the big box stores start to put sales on car shelters and different forms of tents described as winter storage.  They are often attractively cheap.   But cheap can be costly and more expensive in the long term.

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Does buying local mean you pay more? The false economy of saving a buck.

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Does buying local mean you pay more?  The false economy of saving a buck.

I quote customers on a daily basis, in my case for sheds, outside storage and shipping containers but this applies to any large purchase item.  For large ticket items most people start local and then take the quote and hunt far and wide for a better price.  Maybe there is some glamour in buying a big ticket item from away and not buying locally. If so that is a shame because the customer often pays more in the long run and may not appreciate the false economy of saving a buck. This practice gives the company from away an edge...

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