Lucinda studied building and surveying and has been running the family owned Space Centre Self Storage business with husband Mark since January 2008. Although the storage side of the business was established in 1995, the Dangerfield family started in the industry in 1900, when removal company J H Dangerfield & Son was founded. This means that not only can Space Centre provide you with storage facilities and solutions but also with good practical knowledge and advice too.
In February this year, we announced the expansion of our Stroud self storage facility and we are near the end. With the self storage industry growing incredibly fast, it was important for us to meet the ever-increasing demand.
Expanding the Stroud self storage facility seemed challenging at first with some strict planning requirements. The property we purchased is home to an old mill and we wanted to avoid any environmental issues while retaining the building’s original character. In order to do so, we refrained from making any major alterations and used cladding on the outside. Continue reading →
Looking at the flourishing self storage industry in the UK, it becomes clear that more people rely on storage facilities. The fact that people generally use self storage at critical stages of their lives makes all the difference. This can include anything from moving, downsizing, starting a family, kids going off to Uni or starting a business.
Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us simply have too much stuff but not enough space. Storage at most homes and small businesses is limited so people have to make alternative arrangements. Contrary to what some may believe, self storage is possibly the safest, easiest, most affordable and flexible solution. Continue reading →
Whether you love it or hate it, October is all about Halloween. While North America plays host to the bigger traditional celebrations, it has become somewhat of a global occasion. Houses are being decorated, fancy dress Halloween parties and pumpkin sales are all on the increase across the UK. This year we have decided to share some crazy Halloween tips for DIY decorations and costumes. Continue reading →
Along with moving house, home improvement is one of the main reasons why people decide on renovation storage. If you’re not moving but in the process of renovating or redecorating, it is very likely that major construction projects will result in the need for temporary storage space.
Whether the kids are off to Uni or moved out to start a life of their own, there is now an extra room you could transform. Depending on your hobbies, interests or future plans, you could turn that extra space into a dressing room, study or a home office. Small bedrooms are perfect renovation projects but don’t underestimate everything that goes along with it. Thinking about it and actually doing it are two different things and effective planning may involve more than you realise. Continue reading →
Many people think of self storage as rows of garage type facilities with old, unwanted household furniture and loft items. Not surprisingly, it’s not always the case as business storage units feature prominently at many self storage facilities.
Businesses are increasingly using self storage to keep their overhead costs to a minimum and not just home businesses either. People who work from home can easily run out space and business storage becomes essential for admin documents among others. Many businesses factor self storage into their budget as it is ideal for tools, equipment and stock.
Some facilities offer short- and long term business storage options so doing your research is vital. Short-term self storage is ideal especially if you’re moving to a smaller office and don’t know what you will need. Continue reading →