Frequently Asked Questions
What can I store in self storage?
You can store anything from personal items, furniture, household, business stock, documents, machinery or even parts – there are endless ways in which the containers can be used! There are no restrictions on what you store in your container – as long as it isn’t illegal, harmful or dangerous.
How much does it cost?
Our monthly rates start from just £75.00 per month
How many containers are there?
We currently have 25 containers on site.
How and when can I access my possessions?
You are the only key-holder and as such, you can visit us whenever you like to access your container. We can provide you with a brand new padlock and key upon registration or you can supply your own. We never use the same locks and keys twice so you can be safe in the knowledge that your possessions are completely safe.
How big are the containers?
We have one sizes containers for self-storage, which are 20′ x 8′ x 8′
Do I need to give any notice to leave?
All you need to do it provide 2 weeks notice before you vacate.
Do you offer services for businesses as well as the public?
Yes we do, typically our business clients use our facilities to store (document Storage & Archiving Stock Overflow, Temporary Warehousing, Machinery Storage, Tradesmen – Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Carpet Fitters, Market Trader Stock, Removals – Furniture, Machinery, Equipment). Members of the public typically use our facilities to store (Furniture Storage, House De-Clutter Ready For Sale, Empty Your Garage, Classic Car storage, Motorcycle Storage).
How long can I hire the container for?
Our containers are available on a short or long term basis to suit your requirements.
Why use self storage?
Self storage is a flexible and cost effective way to store domestic and business items for any length of time.
I don’t know how long I will need self storage for – do you offer an open ended service?
You can Pay as you Go – just give two weeks notice before you leave.
Our Recommendations on Storing items
- Always use good quality storage boxes to ensure items are preserved well.
- Fill boxes to adequate capacity, as partially filled or bulging boxes could tip or collapse.
- Items which are heavy should be packed into smaller boxes so that they are easy/safer to lift.
- Always label or number boxes for your reference so when you need them you can locate your items easily.
- Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home.
- Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap.
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing.
- Place heavy or bulky items in the container first to provide a good stacking base.
- Plan your storage space – put those items that you need to get to most often near the front, close to the door.
- To maximise space stack similar sized boxes together.
- Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings.
- Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper to separate them.
- Leave refrigerator or freezer doors open for ventilation.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in boxes, marked fragile and stacked on their end.
- Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation.
- Cover your goods with dust sheets to protect against dust.