Mark Dangerfield

About Mark Dangerfield

Mark started his career in precision engineering before establishing Space Centre Self Storage in 1995 with his father Paul. The company started in Stroud with just a handful of storage units and has now expanded to include three branches and over 800 individual units in Gloucestershire & North Bristol. Mark's great grandfather started a Stroud based removal company J H Dangerfield & Son in 1900, and the family have been in the industry ever since. With storage facilities in Gloucester, Stroud and Bristol, Mark has a wealth of experience and is passionate about providing local affordable, quality self storage

Self Storage And Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers offer a great opportunity for self storage facilities to start, or grow, a business without having to build anything. Chances are that you will find rows of converted shipping containers at most larger self storage facilities.

Did you know that standardised shipping containers have been used for storage purposes since the early 1950’s? It became a popular method for storing construction equipment and temporary event storage around the time when the first vessels were built. Today, shipping containers are widely used for a number of different purposes including self storage facilities worldwide. Continue reading

Brexit Affecting UK Housing And Self Storage

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The uncertainty around Brexit combined with fewer foreign buyers and a higher stamp duty is affecting the UK housing market. For the first time since 2009, the country is experiencing negative growth and not even self storage facilities are exempt.

Late last year, economists predicted that a range of factors could impact house price growth in 2018. These include continued economic and political uncertainty over Brexit, the possibility of further interest rate hikes, falling real wages, weak consumer confidence and mortgage affordability. The Land Registry reported that the average house price growth in the UK, until April, was just 3.86 per cent. At the same time, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that the level of homes on the market has remained constant at a record low for more than a year. Continue reading

Boat Storage And The Bristol Harbour Festival

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It is that time of year again for the Bristol Harbour Festival kicks off on Friday 20 July. With so much to do and see, it is no surprise that this event is a crowd favourite. Many people will visit and moor for the weekend but the reality of houseboat living is effective boat storage.

Boats offer less space than a house or flat and with restricted storage space, what do you do with all your belongings? Whether you rent a boat for the weekend to cruise the UK waterways or making it a permanent move, you can’t take everything with you. Continue reading

Cycling For Charity With Space Centre Self Storage

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Over the last few years, the dedicated Space Centre Self Storage team has taken part in a number of events. While cycling for charity was the main reason for many, this year Lucinda Dangerfield is doing it as a personal challenge. July sees two main cycling events and a fantastic opportunity for you to give something back.

Lucinda has been training extremely hard and although she feels more prepared than last year, it’s still a big challenge. Apart from raising funds or awareness for various charities, her aim is to Continue reading

Household Storage Solutions For Home Renovations

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People need good quality household storage solutions for various reasons. It’s all about storing personal belongings away from home to clear up additional space and to keep valuables safe. Whether you’re moving, renting out your property, decluttering or doing home renovations, secure household storage is essential.

Along with moving house, here at Space Centre Self Storage, home renovations is one of the main reasons people choose short-term household storage during spring and summer. The improved weather conditions during this time of year is why many people get started with their home renovations. In order to save time, money and effort, you must be prepared! Continue reading