Why you should choose a specialist storage company for your domestic and commercial storage

Let’s face it, there’s a wide range of different specialists when choosing a local storage company. You don’t have to drive too far before you’ll notice a large, grey building that shouts their cheapest rates for their smallest storage spaces.

Although price is always a factor, particularly in challenging times, it’s also fair to say that there are many more considerations to take on board when choosing the right storage company for you. For example, as the usage of self-storage units has boomed by 60% over the last 15 years there are countless stories of storage unit theft when not properly secured.

Therefore, it’s important for both businesses and domestic customers to work with a specialist storage company who can not only provide you with a tailored service based on your requirements but also the important levels of security you’d expect.

The aim of this article is to give you further insight into the latest specialist services, which can make storage of your goods and items simple and cost effective. These include:


Drive up storage units

A drive up storage unit is a type of self-storage unit that is designed to allow customers to drive their vehicle directly up to the unit, making it easier to load and unload large or heavy items. This type of storage unit typically has a wider door that can be easily opened to provide access to the unit. Benefits include:

Convenience: With a drive up unit, you can drive your vehicle directly up to the door, making it easier to load and unload your items. This can save you time and effort, particularly if you have large or heavy items that would be difficult to move through a traditional storage facility. It is also beneficial if you’re making frequent visits to your self-storage unit.

Flexibility: Drive up storage units come in a range of sizes, so you can choose the unit that best fits your needs. You can also rent the unit for as long as you need it, making it a cost effective storage solution for short or long-term needs.

Security: Drive up storage units typically offer good security features such as individual alarms, surveillance cameras, and secure gates. This can help protect your belongings from theft and can even be monitored remotely, if required.


Self-Storage for Fragile Items

If you need to store fragile items such as glassware, electronics, antiques, artwork, and valuable items, then special care and attention is required to ensure that they remain safe and undamaged whilst in storage. As specialists in dealing with fragile items we take several measures to make sure they stay safe and secure, such as:


  • Weathertight storage units which protect your items from damp and other weather which can damage them over time.
  • Secure packaging materials and boxes to minimise any movement in transit or whilst moving boxes within the storage unit.
  • Fully labelled boxes to make sure that all fragile items are clearly visible to anyone accessing your storage unit.
  • Organised storage system which keeps fragile items in one clearly defined location and away from anything else which could cause damage (such as heavy objects which should not be stacked on top).
  • In the rare case that your items get damaged we are also fully insured.


Commercial handling services for online sellers

Commercial handling services are professional services that are designed to help online retail businesses with the transportation and handling of their stock. These services can include a range of physical activities, such as loading and unloading cargo, warehousing, order fulfilment and storage. They also cover logistics planning transportation and logistical management.

The benefits of commercial handling services include improved efficiency, cost savings, and reduced risk. By outsourcing these services to a specialised company, businesses can focus on their core activities and leave the storage, logistics and transportation to the experts – like us!

This can help reduce costs and improve efficiency, while also reducing the risk of damage or loss during transportation and handling of your products.


Stock Picking & Packing Services

Stock picking services refer to the process of selecting and retrieving products or items from a warehouse or storage facility to fulfil customer orders. This is a common practice in e-commerce and retail operations, where products are stored in a warehouse and need to be picked and shipped to customers when they place an order.

The process of stock picking involves locating the correct items in the warehouse, verifying their quality and quantity, and preparing them for shipment. This can be done directly by our expert storage team, effectively managing every stage of your sales fulfilment process.

Stock picking services are essential for e-commerce and retail operations that have many SKUs (stock keeping units) and a high volume of orders. By using specialised software and equipment, these services can help improve efficiency, accuracy, and speed, ensuring that customer orders are fulfilled quickly and accurately.

Stock picking services are an important part of the e-commerce and retail supply chain, helping businesses to manage their inventory and fulfil customer orders in a timely and efficient manner – which is essential in the digital age!


Why you should choose a BAR accredited removal company

A BAR (British Association of Removers) accredited removal company is a professional moving company that has met the high standards set by the British Association of Removers. This accreditation is awarded to companies that demonstrate excellence in service, quality, and customer care, and have committed to adhering to a strict code of conduct.

Choosing a BAR accredited moving company offers many benefits to customers, including:


Professionalism: removal companies are recognised for their professionalism and commitment to high-quality service. They use trained and experienced staff and follow best practices to ensure a smooth and efficient move.

Protection: insurance coverage is provided for their customers’ belongings during the move, offering peace of mind and protection against any unexpected events that may occur during the move.

Transparency: removal companies are required to provide clear and transparent information about their services and prices, ensuring that customers know what to expect and can make informed decisions.

Complaint’s procedure: there is a formal complaints procedure in place, giving customers a way to resolve any issues that may arise during the move.

Reputable: BAR accreditation is a mark of quality and reputation in the moving industry and choosing a BAR accredited removal company can give customers confidence that they are working with a reputable and reliable company.


Choosing a BAR accredited removal company is a smart choice for customers who want a professional, reliable, and stress-free move. With their commitment to high standards of service and customer care, they offer peace of mind and a guarantee of quality for customers who want the best possible moving experience.