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 doesn’t need much introduction these days as it is relatively straightforward. Storage facilities offer a wide selection of room-sized units that you can hire, either short or long term. Self storage units range from small personal lockers to the size of a small room, shipping container, garage or bigger. People simply bring their goods or belongings to the storage centre and lock them inside the unit while enjoying unrestricted access during operating hours.
While self storage is not a complicated process, there are many FAQs we’d like to share with you. The purpose of this article is to provide as much information as possible to anyone thinking about using self storage. Continue reading →
Many of you would probably agree that garages are mostly used as a dumping ground for all the extra stuff. It’s a bit like the loft really where you frequently store things supposedly short-term but that never happens. Before you know it, there are ever increasing piles of junk all over the floor and very little space to move, not to mention park your car!
Before you even consider garage storage solutions, decluttering is the first step. You can have the best ideas to store but why waste time and effort on things that you should rather get rid of? Your garage is likely filled with old boxes, bags, shoes and other bits and bobs that don’t belong. Be ruthless when sorting through everything and don’t store unwanted items just for the sake of it. Continue reading →
Winter is well and truly on the way and judging from last year, we can expect a quick change in weather. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for storing garden furniture and toys in the garage, shed or self storage. Before long, everything is covered in ice and snow; not the best time to clean and pack your outdoor furniture. You’ll want to get it all inside if possible but do you have enough space? What if you bought new furniture this year?
Storing garden furniture correctly is essential to keep everything in good condition for next season. This is not only important for homeowners, what about small café or restaurants with outside seating? At some point, the weather will deteriorate where nobody sits outside. Continue reading →
More and more people are turning to a self storage unit to keep their belongings safe. Whether you’re storing household goods, collectibles, antiques, business stock, equipment or records, organising your storage unit is essential to easily find your things. Poorly organised storage units can be a dangerous playground in many ways. Incorrectly stacked boxes stacked that are too high or uneven could easily topple over damaging goods or cause serious injuries.
Once you have chosen your self storage unit, you must determine exactly how you are going to store your things. You might have a wide variety of items that you want to keep in a damp-free and secure environment. These items can range from books, personal records, old discs and files, to antiques and other valuables.
Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.
It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester Continue reading →