BulletArmoured Shipping  Containers

Armoured Shipping Containers have many applications ranging from ballistic safehavens to secure weapons storage .  ISO shipping containers make an excellent platform to build upon, they can be shipped worldwide, offloaded and transported to site using existing infrastructure. Available in a range of sizes, the most popular are 20' and 40' modules in both standard and high cube variants.  All armoured shipping containers are bespoke manufactured to suit clients specific security and operational requirements.

Ballistic Shipping Container Features 

Customer requirements vary depending on application , below are a list of some of the options available .

Ballistic Resistance 

Utilizing armoured steel of bullet resistant materilas we can offer a range of ballistic options , ranging from handguns to multiple rounds from 7.62 rifles. Typical standards are EN 1522/3 , NIJ0108.01 and UL 752 . Normally we would provide 6 sided ballistic protection but 4 and 5 sided are available options.

Entry / Escape Options 

Up armouring the existing doors is an option but typically its better to provide ballistic doors set behind the outer doors. Whilst most ISO containers have doors at one end , tunnel or double entry containers are available with doors at one or both ends, these are more versatile and for safehavens it is always preferred to have 2 means of escape. Additional escape hatches can be incorporated into walls and the roof if required.


Ballistic shipping containers are used worlwide and subjected to a vast range of temperatures, the walls,  floor and roof are typically insulated and then clad internally.


A full range of heating , ventilation and air conditioning can be installed to meet customer requirements and local conditions .

Custom Design

With an extensive knowledge of bullet resistant materials and incorporating our range of certified products, which include ballistic doors, ballistic windows and ballistic louvres, Architectural Armour Ltd are able to offer our clients a custom solution to meet their exact requirements.


After initial discussions we offer 3D conceptual designs for discussion before moving to the Solidworks design package, which gives us a more detailed design incorporating full 3D modelling, DXEF files for CNC machine manufacture and final assembly drawings for our welders and engineers to complete the works.

Case Study

Client oil Major 

Location Norther Iraq / Kurdistan region

Worker Protection is a paramount consideration for all employers, when those employees are in potentially hostile environments the security measures become more critical.  The presence of Islamic militants on the borders of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq presented the Oil and Gas Industries operating from bases in Erbil with the need to offer ballistic refuges to be placed close at hand within each worksite.

Working directly with the "in country" security managers we designed, manufactured and shipped direct to Erbil, a quantity of ballistically rated 40 ft ISO shipping containers which are now distributed amongst their remote locations.

Ballistic Refuge Design Features

Flexibility in design enables us to choose armour to best suit our clients needs, these include certified steel, GRP aramids and cermics to offer a wide range of ballistic protection levels including EN1522 FB5/6/7, NIJ 0108.01 levels IIIA, III and IV or higher levels of protection if required.

              Armoured Shipping Container



Architectural Armour offer a range of bullet resistant products to different standards, please click the relevant link below to find out more; 


Stock Ballistic  Items 

Bullet Boards                                                                        A selection of ballistic grade walling sheets  

Bullet Resistant Transaction Window                    Exterior / Interior Bullet Resistant Window with Electronic Speech , Ticket Window

Bullet Resistant Door Viewer                                     A full range of bulletproof / Resistant Door Viewers / Peepholes / Spyholes BR4 to BR6

BR6  Guard House Transaction Window             Flat fronted Ballistic Window with opening drawer for document transfer. 

Bullet Resistant Transaction Window                     Exterior / Interior Bullet Resistant Window with Electronic Speech , Ticket Window

All of the above can also be manufactured in bespoke sizes.

Other Bullet Resistant/Ballistic Products

Armoured Steel                                                     Ballistic grade steel for incorporation into walls and other security products 

Bullet Resistant Glass                                        Bulletproof / Resistant Armoured glass to resist from handguns to rifles 

Ballistic and Blast Guard Houses                Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7 , NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752

Panic Rooms                                                           Modular or Certified wall, Window and Doors 

Security Counters and Screens                    Physical, Ballistic or Blast Resistant Counters for any application to keep staff secure

Ballistic Vents/Louvres                                     Bespoke products designed to allow passage of air whilst offering bullet and blast protection

Bullet Resistant Windows                               A range of ballistic rated windows manufactured to quality standard ISO 9001.

Bullet Resistant Doors                                      A range of fully tested and certified ballistic single and double doors. 

Ballistic Technical Specifications

GSA-TS01:2003     Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings

EN 13541                   Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure 

EN 13123-2               Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification

ISO 16933:2007  Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading

Latest News

Split Height Transaction Window Duo 

Using experience on previous projects and customers requirements we have designed a split height transaction window offering standing and DDA access to reception and data centre environments.

2 Position Screen


For more information and pricing please contact our office on info@architecturalarmour.com or +44(0)1981 257000



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Increased Stock for Express Delivery

We have increased our range of stock transaction windows to six units , ready for express dispatch.

Our range of transaction windows include, physical attack resistant and bullet resistant internal and external models. Please see below an outline of our products.

Architectural Armour are offering standard stock items and bespoke orders to suit.  Please contact us on +44(0) 1981 257000 



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