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Why Store in containers? Q&A page

As a major self storage shipping container company based in Carlisle, we provide a convenient and cost-effective solution for storing household items. Shipping containers are made of durable steel and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for long-term storage.

One of the key benefits of using a self storage shipping container company is the flexibility it offers. Container sizes range from small units that can store a few boxes to large units that can hold the contents of an entire home. This means that regardless of the size of your household items, you can find a container that fits your needs. Additionally, you can rent a container for as long or as short a period of time as you need, giving you complete control over the length of your storage.

Another benefit of self storage shipping containers is their portability. Shipping containers can be easily transported, meaning that you can store your items close to your home, at a location that is convenient for you. This is particularly useful if you are in the process of moving or renovating your home and need a temporary storage solution.

Self storage shipping containers are also incredibly secure. They are made of sturdy steel and have secure locking systems to prevent unauthorized access. This means that you can have peace of mind knowing that your household items are safe and secure.

Another advantage of self storage shipping containers is the cost-effectiveness of the storage solution. Compared to traditional storage facilities, self storage shipping containers are often more affordable. This is because container storage facilities do not require as much infrastructure as traditional storage facilities do. As a result, the cost of using a self storage shipping container is lower, making it a more cost-effective option for those who need to store their household items.

In conclusion, using ourselves to store household items has many benefits. Shipping containers offer flexibility, portability, security, and cost-effectiveness, making them an excellent option for those who need a convenient and affordable storage solution. Whether you are moving, renovating, or simply need a place to store your household items, we can provide the solution you need.

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Useful question and answers relating to
self storage in Carlisle.

Need Storage in Carlisle ? Want more info ? This handy and useful question and answers page will answer all your self storage and removal needs in less than five minutes ....


Q) Are your storage facilities and storage shipping container units clean, tidy and dry?


A) Yes they are, and all our storage units are clean, fit for purpose and maintained fully and kept to fantastic condition designed to carry furniture, general goods, white goods, sofa's without problem. All are sub floor vented to keep contents in tip top condition. Infact, all our latest brand new furniture grade units are designed for all types of furniture during the winter or summer months without any issues.


Q) Why containers? And,are shipping containers all the same quality?

A) We've a wide range of grades of units for different purposes. Most of our units are now brand new units which are just fantastic for furniture storage requirements. However, if you're a builder for example, we will find you a builders grade unit instead of a furniture grade one on our complex; Don't be fooled into thinking all self storage container units are the same - there is a huge difference, and this is where our reputation counts and what we offer you being suitable for your storage needs.

Q) Is long term storage suitable for furniture?

A) All our units have the required sub floor ventilation, we have noticed many storage companies overlook this importance, meaning our units are perfect for furniture if you go for our designated furniture grade storage units. We ensure they are also trickle vented.

Q) Do you offer the option of inexpensive contents insurance?

A) Yes and we request that at time of booking or any time you have storage with us, should you need insured contents, we will provide you all the details in order for you to adequately insure your contents, but we don't insist you have to do this. Our rates start at £2 week making it affordable to all.

Q) What sizes of units do you have on your site?

A) Sizes vary -Generally a 1200cu ft container is enough to store the contents of a typical three bed house if needs be. Starting at around £20 per week. However, you really need to take a look to satisfy yourself on correct sizes available on site. Rest assured, they are offered at the lowest possible price for the highest quality around. 

Q) What items can I store?

A) We allow you to store virtually anything in our units so long as its legal and not prohibited items. We won't allow for legal reasons, certain high risk items such as quad bikes, trial bikes, scrap metal as well as flammable products or tires.

Q) Are your storage units suitable for furniture?

A) The storage units are suitable for virtually any use including domestic household furniture and traders and dealers are also welcomed. For example, if you run a furniture business, operating it from one of our units makes sense and is an inexpensive way of lowering overheads.

Q) Can general public and business make use of them?

A) Yes this is acceptable from short or long term domestic users or business,traders and likewise - its open to anyone that fits the criteria.

Q)  How long can I rent a unit for?

A) Any time period, subject to pricing. The best rates are for month to month storage as this equates to roughly £20 per week for a 1200cu ft unit.

Q) How do I go about booking self storage over the phone?

A) As we can't fully guarantee we have units always available, please don't leave us to the last minute! You may be disappointed if we're full up. Normally have storage space but you are much better off better making arrangements with us in advance as you may have to go on a waiting list on a worst case scenario, however, this is VERY RARE. We can reserve a unit for you also if this helps.

Q) Do you offer any other types of self storage?

A) We do try to be a flexible business - We store pretty much anything and have workshops, units, compounds, outside space, indoor space ... the list goes on, but tell us what you need. if you need something slightly different to container storage, please ask us, we will try to provide storage solutions based on your requirements. Sometimes we have industrial units and lock up garages also.

Q) Are there any hidden charges?

A) NO -  we quote per calender month and if you book with us ask for a months rent and one months deposit only. The months rent can be paid before you use the unit

Q) Where is your storage facility located at in Carlisle?

A)  Our main site is at the huge Rome Street Depot in Carlisle, but all  site are based in and around the City centre providing excellent access for all vehicles to load and unload with full 24/7 access day and night. However for your peace of mind sites are based around central Carlisle in gated CCTV compounds with a host of security measures, which won't go into exact detail on-line but include barrier pin code acess technology.

Q) Do I have 24 hour access to the site?

A) YES you do - you have a special access code for the main gate entry, meaning you can come and go as you please at whatever day and hour you decide.

Q) How much do you charge for self storage?

A) From £55 per month for a garage, £100 a month for a self storage furniture unit, to around £150 upwards depending on size - please check what we have depending on what you need. Workshops and retail units also are available, so please call us for spot quotes. One thing you need to be fully  aware of is that WE ARE THE CHEAPEST AND BEST VALUE FOR MONEY for like for like storag in the area. Our purpose built five acre site offers unbeatable value for money and value.

Q) How much space will I need to store my furniture?

A) As a guide a typical 20 foot container (1200cu ft) will hold the contents of an average three bedroom property.

Q) Can I rack and put my own fittings in a storage container?

A) YES - so long as you don't drill hoes through a metal container or damage can result

Q) Are storage container units secure?

A) They are two tonne lumps of steel, armoured and our sites comprise of gated compounds with professionally installed security fencing and security. We have live CCTV and security provisions for your benefit. Shipping containers have their own steel 'lock boxes' protecting the main padlock and they are constructed from heavy duty corten steel and can easily hold up to 30,000 Kg (30 tonne) in weight! 

Q) Do you provide a padlock and key?

A)  You would need to - our Your Lock Your Key policy provides peace of mind that only YOU have access to your storage unit.

Q) Can large vans  and vehicles unload and deliver right up to a storage container?

A) YES -we have also had HGV'S deliver- but contact us FIRST if you intend to have goods brought to site in one of these. Cars and vans are no problem at all and all storage is situated on the ground floor.

We hope we have answered most of your storage related questions and should you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01228 590397.

Happy storing.



We have a useful links page which provides further additional information and contacts for house removal services, van rental services and anyone needing help when it comes to moving their contents. Take a look here.

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