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MyStore - We contracted Gareth to install a multi-storey self-storage facility....

within a brand new warehouse we had built. For the duration of the contract Gareth was brilliant. He was always available should we need to contact him, everything he did was with the utmost professionalism and the resulting installation was a testament to his excellent planning and execution. Well done.
 

Perfect Storage - I have worked with Gareth on two projects....

As the Managing Director of City Self-Storage in the Czech Republic I contracted him for the fit-out of a new purpose built facility in 2010. In August 2016, when we opened our own self-storage company named PERFECT STORAGE with 2 sites in Prague, Gareth was an obvious choice. Gareth is a real expert in the self-storage industry always supporting the business in terms of getting the highest space efficiency and return on the investment. Everything he did was with the utmost professionalism and with a high level of service. During our cooperation I had the feeling of special treatment from his side – he was always ready to listen and help, showed a lot of attention to me as a customer, ready to give me a piece of advice.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Gareth - I would strongly recommend him and look forward to working with him again.

Newbury Self Storage - Active Supply and Design have been fantastic to work with from start to finish....

Spending all the money you have on a self storage fit-out is a scary prospect, however, Active, and especially the Director Gareth Williams, who was our point of contact, made the prospect not so scary. They laid detailed plans after listening to what we wanted. They delivered on time and budget. They always found solutions to issues that arose relating to the building that we were fitting out. Gareth was contactable at all times and he also went out of his way to help us out with additional stuff that didn't bring in any extra revenue for Active. Nothing seemed too much trouble. We're very pleased with the result and would highly recommend Active Supply and Design.

Storage Vault, Glasgow - Storage Vault would like to thank Ask Active for their professionalism and dedication whilst fitting out our new facility in Paisley...

We were able to draw on their experience and expertise when deciding on a unit mix and layout that would work best for both our new and existing customers. Without question we will continue to use Ask Active for any future development as the quality and customer service received was unrivalled!

OK Minilager, Norway - We chose Active Supply & Design for our new facility in Oslo, Norway. It was imperative for us to get the materials delivered as soon as possible...

Active were able to process the order quickly and delivered the materials on time. I have been really pleased with the service which Richard and the team have provided. They are proactive and respond to our emails quickly. We will definitively do business with Active in the future.

Supreme Self Storage - We found the whole process of using Active Supply and Design to build our new storage units an extremely easy process...

Both Richard and Scott were always very helpful and any potential questions we had were always answered immediately. The installation team that came to do the fitting of the self storage rooms were always very polite, worked quickly and everything was to a high standard. We would definitely recommend their services, without hesitation.

Easistore, UK - Once again – Many Thanks for a first class installation. Good Working with Active!

Safestore, UK - Your personal understanding of our stores and their customer’s needs has been first class...

and your willingness and flexibility to work with the respective store managers in order to overcome customers concerns and requests has been exceptional. Again I thank you for all your hard work and effort and look forward to continuing our two companies’ great working relationship in the coming months.

Unico Storage - In 2012 we made the decision to set up a brand new self storage facility and approached Active Supply and Design for a quote...

Not only did they provide a competitive quote for the units, but they were able to advise us on various aspects of the self storage business, which was incredibly helpful as we were new to the industry. We were very impressed with the highly professional and friendly service from the initial planning stage through to the installation. The units are of excellent quality and the project was completed on schedule and at the price quoted with no hidden extras. We will be expanding our self storage facility later this year and will have no hesitation in using Active Supply and Design for this second stage of our development.

Omniagest, Italy - We are pleased to have you as our supplier and are very happy with the work you have done to our first self storagecentre in Italy...

We hope to soon be in a position to extend our facility and would not hesitate in awarding you the contract when that time comes.

Ace of Space - Self Storage - Active Supply and Design were fantastic from the instant we made contact...

Their excellent customer service made the choice between them and the competition a no brainer. They always ensured the most suitable options were taken and made the necessary changes in order to maximise the rentable space area effectively, all this whilst maintaining my original ideas (and budget!).

Having recently restored a factory to convert to a self storagecentre, ASD's expertise and knowledge made sure the installation of the units went smoothly and without glitches. The installation team were extremely friendly and professional (cheers Phil and Lee). Andy was also very helpful with the creation of the project, maintaining contact all the way to the end and always keeping my interests in mind. And best of all, it was all completed within the time frame agreed, this is most unusual here in Portugal!!

I am extremely satisfied by the job as a whole, from the project all the way up to completion. I look forward to contacting Active Supply & Design for the second phase of the project!

Russell Phelps, Store It Self Storage, Isle of Wight - Having used Active Supply and Design for our first self storage fit out in Shanklin...

we once again had no hesitation in seeking the expertise of the ASD teamfor our latest storage project in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. From start to finish of the project all aspects of the design, planning and fit out were undertaken professionally, efficiently and on schedule.

I would strongly recommend Active Supply and Design for any storage and mezzanine related fit outs.

Crofton Hall Self Storage - We just want to say thanks for your work on our Self Storage centre at Crofton Hall, near Carlisle...

We have been very impressed with the meticulous planning and skilled execution of the project. You and your team provided an excellent proposal to work from, and were very patient with us through several revisions as the project changed! Your advice on unit sizes, construction and options proved very valuable, and we feel sure that your work has provided an excellent basis for a successful venture.

The units themselves were fitted with great skill, and at an astonishing speed! The quality of the work is good, and some of our guys who were there when the units were fitted remarked on how quickly the work was done; I think 27 units were fitted in less than 24 hrs from start to finish!

The CCTV, electronic security and access control systems are very comprehensive, and we feel able to boast of our "state of the art security” in our marketing material.

Geoff Johnson, SafeHold Self Storage - From conception to completion Active Supply and Design proved to be a well chosen preferred supplier for our new fit out...

The advice on design, the help given liaising with the local planners, the professionalism of the fit out and the quality of the work done all proved to be first-class.

There was never a moment's hesitation in helping with any of our requests no matter how small. We will look nowhere else for the next phase.

Store Manager, Safestore Notting Hill Gate - I need to let you know how hard your team worked last Thursday...

I was really impressed that they just got on with it and didn't even take a break. If there's some kind of ‘reward' for compliments – those guys deserve it.

City Self Storage - The fit-out is perfectly done and we have started to rent the units out. The work of your guys is absolutely perfect and I was really very very satisfied...

Thank you & regards

Brian Maidman Store & Secure - Active were our preferred suppliers, they have shown support over many years now, in helping us identify the right building...

On many occasions we have been up the wrong alleyways but they have always responded positively. From start to finish they have delivered on timescales, budget and quality of fit-out with a flexible approach at all times even at short notice. Partnerships are important to us here at Maidmans as we know from experience that we like to establish long term relationships with suppliers to secure future developments.

Mr J Ambler, Wilsden Self Storage Ltd - On behalf of Wilsden Self Storage Ltd we would like to thank you...

for both the pre-installation assistance and installation works recently completed at our premises here in Wilsden. Throughout the project, from initial contact with your company to completion, we are grateful for your friendly advice and the professional attitude afforded by yourself and both your office and installation teams. This has resulted in a good job well done and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others or for Active Supply & Design (CDM) Ltd completing further future works in our self storage facility.

Paul Fox, Managing Director, Fox Group (Moving and Storage) Ltd - We are all very pleased with the top floor fit out in Cwmbran...

The carefully planned layout has maximised the space available and visually it looks like a normal full height floor. The fit out teams were professional and unobtrusive. The fact there was very little in the way of snagging, is testament to their workmanship.

The ASUs are also well engineered and look very impressive.

Mark Sawbridge, Able Removals & Storage - I used Active Supply & Design for my self storage project as their understanding...

of the removals industry and how it dovetails with self storage was second to none.

James Merrells, Safebox Document Management - From the initial phone call to Active Supply & Design we were very impressed with the help and support on offer...

Despite knowing what we wanted to achieve, it was clear that there was a lot of areas we had to consider before purchasing pallet racking and shelving, however from the outset we were confident that the advice we were given would ultimately provide the best solution for our facility.

Once trading, we soon found ourselves needing to expand into our phase 2 area and we had no hesitation in calling Active to discuss what was required. Again, the project was completed on time, to budget and more importantly did not hinder the day to day running of our business. We are currently working with Active for one of our Sister companies where we are looking to provide a multiple tier mezzanine floor, which we plan to install in the new year.

In summary, we would have no hesitation in recommending Active to anyone who has a need for warehouse fit out.

Nick Hadley, HSS Hire Project Manager (Olympics) - Richard and his team at AskActive recently completed some racking installation work on the Olympic Park...

Would just like to say that they were absolute professionals and provided us with an excellent service. The park is not the most contractor friendly place to work but the company maintained professionalism throughout the process.

Thomas Ruhland Lager-Land - The team at Active did a fantastic job for me from the outset, providing lots of useful information relating not only to the construction of my facility...

but also some great marketing ideas for my self storage project both before and after it opened. When on site the Active installation team impressed everyone here with their speed, accuracy and professionalism, I can only describe them as awesome.

Matt Purdie, Matt Purdie & Sons Ltd - Even as a long established removals business we at Matt Purdie & Sons have benefitted greatly from the addition of self storage units...

to our range of storage offerings. Active Supply & Design have serviced all the fit-out requirements across our two facilities and have consistently delivered the very best in design, pricing, service and advice.

The team at Active have been instrumental in the success of our self storage operation and I would not hesitate in recommending them to any fellow removers considering the addition of self storage to their business. Self storage is something I value strongly in today's competitive market, giving the customer more choice and helping to ensure the customer doesn't go elsewhere to store their goods.

Store Manager, Safestore - Can I just say that Paul and his team who did the build out were a delight to have here...

this is the second time Paul has been here and he was equally great the first time, a pleasure to deal with and very mindful of our current customers.

Roland Tubbesing, ZeitLager - Customers value our contract flexibility and additional services offerings...

In times of economic uncertainty, both private and business customers want to keep their options open and be able to adjust their space requirement at any time. As this demand increases, Zeitlager will respond to this emerging market and when doing so will look to Active again. I appreciate Active's quick design turnaround. The fit-out team was precise, tidy, and represented Active in as much of a professional attitude as we we like to be seen by our customers.

BoxBudget - After talking to several other suppliers, long term fit-out specialist Active Supply & Design were selected by Anne Dorthe to progress with her fit-out enquiry...

After viewing some of Active's work and product portfolio it was decided that Active Supply & Design were to be the preferred supplier to BoxBudget.dk for this latest venture.

After input from both parties a design layout, including some unique extras that Anne Dorthe formulated was arrived at. The Active installation team arrived in Denmark, completing the fit-out both to schedule and to budget as promised.
Anne Dorthe made the following comments regarding Active Supply & Design and their commitment to customer satisfaction:

"It has been a very positive experience working with Active Supply and Design throughout the whole process from the initial contact to the final completion of the units. The high level of service and the great interest taken in our company and finding the right solutions to meet our needs has impressed me along with the high standard and level of finish of the final product.”

Shaun Crawley - I wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent service and an extremely tidy & professional job...

We will definately be contacting you again for our next phase.

Blackwell Business Centre - Thanks for sending your team to Blackwell; they made a first class job of it...

they were extremely courteous and tidy and made sure everything was done to the highest standard.

The Store Room - In 2007 we at "The Store Room” embarked on an ambitious project to open six self storage facilities across the North West of England within a 12 month period...

fitting out approximately 93,000 sqft of space, and installing three mezzanine floors across the various sites.

For us there was only one company that could cope with this size of project, and that was Active Supply & Design. Thanks to Active's knowhow and professionalism all six sites were completed on schedule, to budget, with a minimum of fuss, freeing up time for us to concentrate on the sales and marketing side of the business, ensuring that all sites hit the ground running from day one. Thanks to Gareth and the team, we at "The Store Room” have a self storage business to be proud of and we look forward to working with them all as part of our future expansion plans.

Kidderminster Self Storage - Two years ago we used Active for the fit out of our original self storage unit...

We were very impressed with the quality and service of all aspects of the installation. Moving into brand new premises, we had no hesitation in contacting Active again to advise and install not only the units but also the erection of a mezzanine floor. Again we cannot speak highly enough of the service given by everyone from the office to the installation team. Gareth, in particular, has helped to make the whole process go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Thanks to Active, we now have a self storage business in which we can be justifiably proud

Big&Red Storage - From my first contact with Active Supply & Design I was delighted by the level of service provided and the help and guidance on offer...

Being a new player in the self storage industry it was important that I had the support to help me make the right decisions. From my initial meeting with Scott I was confident that I was dealing with an organisation that had the industry knowledge required and that would deliver the solutions I needed.

Through Andrew, Scott & Richard I was given the opportunity to visit other self storage facilities, to talk to staff and to share ideas & concerns. This was invaluable and saved me much time and money. The Active fit-out offered excellent value for money and a high level of service. Throughout the fit-out the on-site team were helpful, well presented and very flexible in accommodating our every day needs.

Our project was completed on time, to budget and to the highest standards; all in all I would unreservedly recommend Active to anyone considering a self storage fit-out. Despite it being early days and difficult economic times our new store is developing nicely, and Active are still impressing us, but this time with their after sales service

Canford Magna Storage - Well, what can I say? Absolutely brilliant from start to finish...

we were really impressed with all aspects of the service we received from the team at Active and Gareth in particular was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for him. We are really impressed with the final look of our warehouse and plan to use Active again in the not too distant future. Thanks again guys for a job well done.

Evans Easyspace - I have had dealings with Active Supply & Design for a number of years now and I have to say that in every case...

the service received was efficient and high quality. In addition Scott, Brendan and Martyn have always been more than willing to offer advice, assistance and support whenever required. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Active to any future clients.

Adams Selfstore - Having previously used Active over many years in my various guises it was a " no brainer” to continue...

the association while developing a new business over the last 6 years. The staff, at all levels, are extremely efficient and responsive. The last two projects, developing mezzanine floors, have meant close liaison with Scott who quite simply never disappoints and is always a pleasure to work with.

Outerspace Self Storage - I first contacted Active in November 2007 and found Gareth Williams extremely helpful in helping...

me to work out a budget cost and feasibility study for the fit out. He also arranged for me to visit The Storage Team in St Helens so that I could meet and talk to another operator regarding the operation of their own self storage facility. Kevin Thompson the MD of The Storage Team was extremely open and gave my wife and I a lot of useful advice. Having seen Kevin's set up we immediately decided to go ahead and started the new, purpose built, building in March 2008 taking advice from Active regarding the size and type of building to construct. After completion of the new-build in August 2008 we handed over to the experts at Active to design and implement the complete fit-out.

The new facility was ready just before Christmas and we officially opened in January 2009 with the facility being everything we hoped for and more. Since then we have continued to receive ongoing support from Active and PTI who have both been quick and efficient in the answering of any questions we have had, impressing me with the service levels of both companies. Business is probably building up a little slower than if we had started a few years ago but we are happy with the rate of growth, especially as we are learning as we go along. The centre has the capacity for 2 further phases of 10,000 sq ft each, which will take the total available space in the self storagecentre to 30,000 sq ft, with a further 40,000 sq ft on long term leases on the site. All being well we are planning to start our second phase in the latter part of this year. I think the costs for the turnkey service Active provide are very reasonable compared to managing the project personally and appointing your own sub contractors. With this in mind, I would highly recommend Active to anyone considering a self storage project

Cars of the Stars Motor Museum - May I thank you and your staff for the superb job you have done for our museum in providing a new mezzanine floor for storage...

The service from beginning to end was both speedily executed and done to a very high standard. Originally I did explore a very cut-price option for this mezzanine by checking on ebay for a used floor, however by the time this had been modified and fitted there was very little price differential between your quote for a new mezzanine and this option. Also the floor you fitted was also capable for supporting a large number of vehicles, therefore structurally much stronger than anything else I might have had fitted. I can therefore highly commend and recommend to others your team for their highly efficient service done at a price, which was extremely competitive

Rossendale Self Storage - On a walk around at the SSA trade show last year I happened upon Active Supply and Design where I was fortunate to meet Richard and Gareth...

After a brief exchange of business cards a more formal meeting was arranged at our office in Rossendale where the first draft was produced which would set us on the road of transforming our 11000ft2 warehouse into a modern purpose built 22000ft2self storage facility.

We felt confident to allow Active with their many years of experience to advise on just about all aspects of the build from major decisions such as unit sizes and fire prevention to what may seem mundane issues such as the siting of our company signs. Having agreed on the design, Active quoted a build time of 12 weeks which to me seemed a tad ambitious considering the amount of work and the number of separate contractors involved. Not only did the build progress without delay, the facility was actually completed early.

Active Supply and Design make a point of being accessible to the client and even today long after the build was completed we still feel we can call on them for advice, which is always forthcoming. Any building project can be stressful, especially when contractors find themselves having to work in an environment where existing business is still in progress, but due to the professional attitude and manor of Active Staff and contractors I feel confident and have recommended them to others considering similar projects.

Safestore - We have a long standing and valued relationship with Active. They have consistently delivered value for money and demonstrated a can – do, will – do attitude...

from design all the way through to work completion, which has contributed significantly to the growth of Safestore.

Storage King, Windsor - I've now had the benefit of working with ASD on developing 5 self storage sites over a period of 7 years for 3 seperate companies...

[Pickfords Self Store, Your Space Self Storage Ltd., and Space 4 U Self Storage Ltd.] Their expertise , experience , advice and assistance from initial design to finished build has been consistently outstanding and excellent value for money. The first site in York opened to schedule 6 weeks from keys,the 2nd in Bath and 3rd in Cambridge were just as professionally managed. When selecting a supplier; trust and ability are of prime importance to me so that I can concentrate on the business set up and sales rather than the constant supervision of contractors and liaison with building control and planners. I am very happy to be working with Gareth Williams and Andy Atack again for the latest project in Windsor where the opening is once more on schedule for 6 weeks from collecting keys from the agent

The Storage Team - Starting with the initial meeting with Dudley Brown, the advice and support from Active has been second to none...

The contacts Active gave me within the industry from the outset allowed me to forge links with people "in the know". Martyn Dickinson and Greg Dale worked as a team to get the project finished which allowed me to concentrate on the important part of selling rooms. This resulted in us opening, as programmed, just 8 weeks after Active had arrived on site. For that extra touch, the lads from Active even turned up for our opening evening. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anybody new coming into the industry.

Safestore Glasgow Dobbies Loan - Just wanted to say what a fantastic job Phil Scott and Danny made of the top floor build out here – they can come back here anytime!...

They were a pleasure to have in the store and they have tidied up really well after themselves, not to mention the great job they've made of the build out too. Many thanks for the extra rooms, they've been built in the nick of time.

Fox Group (Moving and Storage) Ltd - We are a national Moving & Storage company who has over the last 15 years dabbled in Self Storage...

The increasing growth in the Self Storage industry is blowing winds of change in our industry and we have become increasingly more pro active in this stream of business. Most recently Active have completed a 4 level fit-out in our Cardiff warehouse, which now boasts over 30,000 sq ft of lettable space. Active Supply & Design have assisted and indeed helped guide us with our development plans. However small or large the job Active have been willing to travel the length and breadth of the country to advise and quote. Their long experience and practical hands on approach has proved invaluable to us. Scott and his team are ever available and they have unfailingly tackled any problem and achieved the deadlines.

Storage King North Lakes Cumbria - I would like to say how impressed I was with the team that you sent...

Phil, Scott and Danny have done an excellent job upstairs and they were all very pleasant and friendly. Please pass on my appreciation.

Phoenix Self Storage Ltd - We cannot speak highly enough of Active Supply and Design. From the planning and design stages through to final installation of units...

their friendly team offered support and advice that proved invaluable to us as we embarked on the fit-out of our storage site. Being new to storage, it was helpful to be able to draw on their years of experience in the business to create a site that would work for us. As a result of their excellent and efficient service during our first phase, we had no hesitation in returning to them for subsequent expansions. Our most recent phase of new units designed and installed by Active Supply and Design opened at the end of 2007 and our customers are delighted with them.

Purple Squirrel Storage - I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Active Supply and Design for their help in making Purple Squirrel Storage the success it is today...

For someone like my self with no experience of the storage industry their help has been invaluable in every department. From the first stages of design layout, including recommendations of numbers and sizes of rooms, through to the construction of our units on site, their professional advice and support stood out at every stage. We have just celebrated our first birthday and are currently 85% occupied, and looking forward to expanding into phase 2 in the new year. So thank you to everyone at Active Supply and Design, we could not have done it without you!

Fuzzy Lemon Self Storage - We've been so impressed with the service Active Supply & Design have provided...

We came into this industry in July 2007 as novices and right from the start they were happy to give us as much advice as we needed. From planning to fitting, we were consulted all the way and the end result was fantastic. There were 3 teams that carried out the fittings and all acted with professionalism and nothing was too much trouble. By the beginning of November we were full and it didn't take long for Active to plan, quote and complete phase 2 for us just before Christmas. We believe the affordability and the great payment scheme enabled us to do this and myself, Robert and all at Fuzzy Lemon, West Yorkshire would like to say a great big thank you to Active for making it possible and look forward to planning phase 3 & 4 soon.

Andy Smith Removals - Everything I was promised was delivered on time and on budget...

I couldn't be happier with the service I received. I would recommend Active to anyone considering a self-storage fit-out