What Makes a Good Storage Contractor
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 the site for your new facility.
Why choose external roller shutter doors for your building?
Benefits of having partitions?
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.
Roller shutter doors are built to very high standards and can withstand the constant grind and daily wear and tear associated with a
self storage setting.
Access Control Systems
Access Control Systems provide invaluable and controllable security management, whilst satisfying customer
for high security for their personal possessions.
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
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
self storage unit to free up some space.
How to Safely Pack Away your Treasured Items for Next Year
So you’ve polished off the last of the Christmas turkey and made countless turkey sandwiches! You now have the task of packing all of the decorations away for another year.
What are Building Regulations?
Building Regulations are the minimum standards for construction, design, and all the various alterations to almost every building and are set out by the Government.
The benefits of having CCTV within a
self storage facility?
Possessing CCTV within your facility improves security and has many other benefits, both in the long
term. Self Storage Facilities ideally need to be monitored 24/7.
Need more space?
Shelving can often be the best way to go - especially if you are short on space and your old storage system is inadequate.
Storage for students...how to save space the right way…
With it being that time of year again when kids arrive home with all their kit we thought we would put some storage ideas together for you.
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
self storage dream to fruition and providing a
ill find effective, productive and professional from the outset.
14 Highlights from SSA
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 quick
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.
4 Reasons it's time for a good clear out
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?
De-cluttering your home
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
Moving with the Seasons
Are you a remover offering containerised storage? Over the
years 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
clearly there is something about self-storage that really works and meets the demands
day family life and small businesses.
Let's make it a Happy New Year with Self Storage
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?
Storage Solutions for your season stock needs
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.
How To Correctly Prepare your Clothes for StorageRead More
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
self storage facilities and know exactly which components are necessary for your needs. This is why included in our "concept to completion”
self storage facility is an electrical system designed, supplied and implemented directly by us.
Steel partitions are a great material when
within factories and warehouse as a means to divide areas and to change the layout of spaces such as offices.
Different storage doors available at ask active
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 Goes Underground
As prime locations for self storage facilities become more difficult to find there is an increase in interest in underground car park conversions in inner cities.Read More
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.Read More
How the Self Storage Market Keeps on Maturing
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.
self storage is proving a popular investment
Over the years we have noticed that more
areturningtoself 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.
Diversification in to the Self Storage Market
thisblog I will be explaining briefly about how to incorporate a great strategy to enter into a new exciting market or industry which could work alongside your existing business very well indeed.
Read MoreHow planning the
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 and money, but also set your business up for a long and successful life!
Self Storage and Christmas!
We love Christmas here at Ask Active - well, who doesn't! But did you know that Christmas is a great season for the use of Self Storage?
The expansion of Self Storage Facilities
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.
The 2015 European Self Storage Conference
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
self storage trade associations who are part of the European Federation, FEDESSA.
How to Market your Self-Storage facility
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.Read More
Why you should use Ask Active?
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?
Spring cleaning your self-storage facility
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
box to start fixing and mending anything that needs a little TLC...
Nonetheless when you own a
facility, or any business for that matter, you need to make sure your buildings are kept spick and span at all times.
Choosing a plot for your storage business
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
will endeavour to talk you just through some of them...
Security for you self storage facility
Having a tight, unfailing and consistent security system in place is of vital importance for your self storage facility.
clienteleare 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.
Self storage components themselves
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.
ups: Everything you need to know!
Are you thinking of starting a new self-storage company? Do you need help and advice on what you need when setting up? We’re here to help.
What we can offer to
self storage operators
award winning independent self-storage construction company with a wealth of experience in the design, construction
self storage systems throughout the UK and Europe.