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

New Year Traditions From Around The World

New Year traditions

As we approach New Year’s Eve, planning our parties and Auld Lang Synes to bring in 2018, we thought we’d take a look at some of the New Year traditions and celebrations from across the world. No business angle today, just a lighthearted piece wishing all our clients a Happy New Year.

Celebrating the dawn of a new year is something most cultures look forward to but not always how we’d expect. Some people throw bread, burn scarecrows while others Continue reading

Archive Storage Tips For Business Documents

archive storage

With 2017 coming to an end, it’s another year worth of paperwork to be stored. Most businesses know that documents should generally be stored for at least 7 years but where do you find the space? Many companies simply don’t have extra storage space to archive physical copies of everything in the office. Another filing cabinet just won’t cut it and who is ultimately responsible for archiving everything in-house?

Effective archive storage is essential for keeping documents in order, safe and easily accessible – and we don’t mean storing everything in the loft either. Some companies Continue reading

Wardrobe Warrior: Packing and Storing Clothes for Winter

storing clothes

Summer has gone and if you haven’t done so already, storing clothes should be next on your ‘to-do’ list. For most of us, it is a seasonal chore but don’t be tempted to just shove everything into the cupboard. Wardrobe space is limited and the last thing anyone wants to do is waste time finding something to wear. Not only that, how often have you discovered a ruined top among the pile of clothes?

Storing clothes is not something we can ignore and a little effort can go a long way to simplify your life when you later unpack. Take the time to go through what you want to store and follow our guidelines to avoid mould, discolouration or insect damage. Continue reading

Storage Projects For Those Chilly Winter Nights

storage projects

Winter is really beginning to set in. The clocks have already been turned back, the weather is gloomy and we find ourselves tucked up in front of the fire on those cold winter evenings. Now you have no excuse; it’s a good time for those little winter storage projects you’ve been putting off.

Not only can you do a DIY ‘fix-a-thon’, you can also clear out the closets and declutter all over the house. Don’t try and do it all in one day though, give yourself sufficient time and tackle every project one step at a time. Take on too much and, just like most New Year’s resolutions, you’ll lose interest and move on to binge watch Netflix instead. Continue reading

Self-Storage Advice For First Timers


If you’ve never used self-storage before chances are you need expert advice on what you should keep in mind. One of the most frequently asked questions from first timers looking for self-storage is how much space they really need. This is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need.

Similarly, the type of self-storage you need will depend on what you’re storing, how much and how often you need to access it. Cost and flexibility of rental terms are other factors to also take into consideration. This is particularly important as we find that people tend to keep their units longer than they initially planned for. Knowing what type of storage unit you need and the costs involved are key to avoid storage fails. Continue reading