How to calculate how much storage space you need by Ask Active
Unless you are a seasoned self-storage expert, trying to decide how much space you need can be a daunting task. If you over-estimate you could end up paying over the odds for storage space you don’t need.
The first step in constructing a new self-storage project is choosing the right site and there will be a whole host of competitors vying for the same piece as you, so it can be difficult to find the perfect spot. Here are a few key areas to consider when selecting
t he site for your new facility.
Unlike the square metre office cubicles of the past where everyone was packed tightly together, partitions provide a crucial way of creating flexible working areas that make the most of the space available.
If you’re someone who’s been amassing lots of possessions and have little room left at home to store them, then you’ve no doubt been considering the idea of
using self storage unit to free up some space.
5 Key Processes To Get Your Self-Storage Plan To A Self-Storage Construction
We've created a summary of the 5 key processes to get you from a self-storage idea to a finished self-storage construction and how we will support you to bring
your self storage dream to fruition and providing a
experiancethat youill find effective, productive and professional from the outset.
The June 2017 publication of the 11th SSA UK annual survey fast approaches publishing the latest findings and performance from the UK
self storage industry in 2016. Here‘s a
round up for you of last year’s survey assessing 2015 and representing survey responses across 435 facilities (80 separate companies) equating to more than 60% of the
UK’s self storage space.
So we’re already through the first couple of months of 2017 and you’re likely to still have things left over from the festive period lying around the house as well as everything you had before that might fall into categories like useful to keep, seasonal stuff or junk & clutter?
If even thinking about de-cluttering fills you with a sense of trepidation and the idea of a proper clear out is overwhelming, it’s definitely worth persisting with the task. Organising your home can help improve your life in many ways
Are you a remover offering containerised storage? Over the past fewyears Active have realised they’ve helped many removals companies across the UK widen their existing customer base and increase revenue by building and renting self-storage rooms alongside their existing operation. Not so long ago this was an entirely new concept soclearly there is something about self-storage that really works and meets the demands of modern day family life and small businesses.
As the year closes in and everyone's had their moments of fun, joy and excess, there are going to be a fair few of you out there that will be considering what your new year's resolution for 2017 is going to be and how exactly you are supposed to succeed in fulfilling that promise to yourself?
Changes in season always bring the challenge of seasonal stock storage needs and for the smaller retailer having flexible storage solutions are essential as they need to consider the impacts of having an increased amount of stock in their hold.
Correctly preparing your clothes for storage is vital if done incorrectly, it can cause damage to them over time down to things like mildew and insects and it’s even more important if you’re storing them for
long term as you won’t be checking on them regularly and when you do notice the damage it will be too late.
Different Electrical Systems Available at AskActive
Here at Ask Active we have extensive experience
with self storage facilities and know exactly which components are necessary for your needs. This is why included in our "concept to completion” package for
your self storage facility is an electrical system designed, supplied and implemented directly by us.
Here at Active Supply &
Design we have a variety
of self storage doors and door options for use in conjunction with
your self storage facility. It’s an important decision when it comes to choosing a door for
your self storage facility.
The Correct Design and Layout of Self Storage Units or "Pods"
The correct design and layout
of self storage units or "pods” is of paramount importance to the success of a
self storage facility. Optimisation of available space will increase profits for
the self storage operator, proving a
long term benefit by drastically increasing the return on investment.
Self-Storage Services for your Successful Storage Facility
For 25 years, here at Active Supply & Design (aka AskActive), we have been a driving force and an integral part of the growth of the self-storage industry across Europe. From room-only fit-outs for small independent storage operators to Europes' largest turn-key self-storage construction project - we have been a key part of them all; together with thousands of projects of all sizes in between.
In our last month’s blog we wrote about
how self storage is proving a popular investment; the fact that we continue to see today that the market
is no where near to reaching full maturity. There is still huge potential for growth in the storage sector and due to this fact, investors are choosing the industry as a safe place to watch their money grow.
Over the years we have noticed that more and
more peopleareturningtoself storage to store their precious belongings, it doesn't matter how much space we have, there never seems enough space to store all the things we need to keep.
How planning the design of
your self storage facility properly will give you a successful business for years to come!
If you get the design and planning of
your self storage facility spot on, you will not only save yourself an enormous amount of
time andmoney, but also set your business up for a long and successful life!
The expansion of existing self-storage facilities is a massive subject in the self-storage industry at the moment. Here at Ask
Active we have a huge influx of next phase projects, as the sector becomes ever busier and operators require more space for their storage tenants.
We will be at this year’s European Self Storage
Conference ! Each year, the UK Self Storage Association (SSA) organises a two-day European conference both for SSA UK members and for members of the other
European self storage trade associations who are part of the European Federation, FEDESSA.
Self-storage is a fast developing and highly competitive industry, so in order to be successful with your self-storage facility, you'll need to know how to beat the competition! There are many marketing techniques that you can utilise to help draw in tenants and help your facility grow.
Here at Ask
Active we are proud to be the UK's largest independent supplier and installers
of self storage facilities. In the past, we have successfully set up and run our own chain of self-storage facilities... But why should you choose to use us?
None of us really love the idea the grabbing our rubber gloves and getting on our hands and knees for some spring cleaning. Nor do we enjoy the thought of digging
out thetool box to start fixing and mending anything that needs a little TLC...
Nonetheless when you own a
storage facility , or any business for that matter, you need to make sure your buildings are kept spick and span at all times.
Owning a self-storage business can be a very successful and profitable venture if set-up correctly and one of the most important things to consider in achieving this is the location. There are some significant factors to think about when selecting a location for your
business andthisblog will endeavour to talk you just through some of them...
Having a tight, unfailing and consistent security system in place is of vital importance for
your selfstoragefacility .Yourclienteleare entrusting you with their belongings, a lot of which will be very valuable in both sentimental and monetary terms. So it is important that you have a security system designed to cater to your and their exacting needs.
If you're thinking about constructing your
first self storage facility you have come to the right place. Here at Ask
Active we can help you to decide what the best options are for your
specific self storage construction project.
Space Module have been using Active Supply and Design for the past 8 or 9 years. The personal attention given by Scott and Richard has been superb. Very professional planning and design service with plenty of good advice to suit our requirements, coupled with an efficient, rapid installation process. I would have no problem in recommending them for any self storage fit-out project.
Active's understanding of our stores has been first class and their willingness and flexibility to work with the respective store managers in order to overcome customers concerns and requests has been exceptional.
Was completely lost and didn’t know which direction to turn with fitting out an industrial unit for self storage until I found Active. Richard and Gareth literally held my hand through the process every step of the way. I couldn’t have been happier with the results ... I don’t often write reviews but felt compelled as they gave me time and advice. A massive thank you!
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