4 Different Types Of Self Storage Facilities
1. Storage warehouse
Storage warehouses are large buildings often used by businesses for stock storage or to safely store industrial equipment. Storage World offers warehouses in Middleton and Manchester.
As well as having excellent security, warehouse facilities offer flexibility which includes access to your unit 24/7 and a choice of space options.
These can be more expensive than other options, although the additional security, convenience and flexibility are worth the extra cost.
Container storage units are usually shipping containers held in a compound with security fencing around. Rental space is typically from 40 to 120 square feet (in comparison, a warehouse unit can be over 1000 square feet).
Hiring a storage container is often a cheaper storage option than placing items in a warehouse unit.
Left out in the elements, containers can suffer from seasonal extremes of temperature and may be vulnerable to dampness. Some items may not withstand these kinds of conditions.
Lock-up storage units are garage rental units that are typically smaller than other storage options, often in the region of 124 square feet.
Lock-ups are easily accessible and usually have a lower rental cost than warehouse storage.
Lock-up garages tend to be a less secure option with just the garage lock providing security.
4. Furniture depositories
Some removal companies will store belongings for clients when needed, for instance for those moving abroad or into a rental property. Typically these are spacious and secure warehouses.
The moving firm takes care of transport. Storage prices may be competitive.
It may be difficult or even impossible to access your stored items. Some companies may charge you for every visit, and facilities may be in remote locations.
Types Of Self Storage Services Generally Offered
People rent storage units to store a variety of items. As a result, storage facilities have evolved to offer multiple storage options, from indoor units for household and student storage to climate-controlled storage typically used by businesses.
Before you can decide on a facility, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the different types of storage available.
Whether you own a small startup or a large enterprise, self storage is a secure and affordable way for businesses to store stock, inventory or equipment. Most facilities have large, commercial size units that are well-maintained and easily accessible 24 hours a day.
Personal storage is one of the most common types of storage facilities offer. Whether moving home, renovating or decluttering, renting a storage unit is an ideal furniture or household storage solution.
Many students rely on self storage to safely store their items over long holiday breaks or at the end of the academic year. Storage facilities feature a range of lock-up-and-go units that are convenient and affordable for students.
Storage facilities often offer car storage for businesses with entire fleets or vehicle owners that don’t have space in their driveway or garage. This type of storage is ideal for caravans, all-terrain vehicles, boats and additional cars, protecting them from the harsh British weather and break-ins.
Outdoor storage is usually large warehousing units or storage containers that are located on the premises of a self storage facility, offering direct access from the outside. This allows drive-up access which is convenient if you have large pallets of stock or bulky equipment.
Self Storage At Storage World
As a warehouse storage facility, Storage World offers a more comprehensive range of services and storage options than container or lock-up facilities. Our ultra-modern storage facilities are centrally located in Manchester, and designed for convenience and a diversity of needs.
From our impressive range of self storage rooms and state-of-the-art security to our central locations and top-notch customer service, Storage World is a smart self storage solution for businesses, students and households. Unlike furniture depositories, our facilities allow customers to access their valuables without a hitch with extended access hours.
We also offer customer parking on site, container storage and drive-up units to make moving in and out as seamless as possible.
Here are just a few other reasons why we’re Manchester’s top storage solution:
- Over 800 storage rooms ranging in size from 10 sq ft to 250 sq ft
- 200 bulk storage rooms from 250 to 1500 sq ft
- Flexible lease agreements
- External drive-ups for easy access
- Convenient in-house postal system
- Option to upsize or downsize your space
- Free customer parking spaces
- Clean bathroom facilities
- Kitchen facilities
- Packaging materials & racks available on site
- Team of storage specialists on-hand to help