18th August 2017
18th August 2017
When moving house people often need to use a storage facility, if they are going into rented, temporary accommodation or even downsizing. With many local storage facilities now available in the area, we have spoken to a new company from Stamford. Whether your knowledge of self-storage is learnt from TV shows like Storage Hunters and Storage Wars, or you’ve actually used it to store your things, there’s no doubt that self-storage is a growing phenomenon in the UK.
Optima Self Store has recently launched a new self-storage facility in Stamford on the Uffington Road, behind Moles Country Stores. The Optima self-storage site has proved instantly popular and is being used by households and businesses alike with rates starting from £14.10 per week + VAT.
Steve Sugden, Director of Optima said "Our new Stamford storage facility is in a great central location close to Morrisons supermarket. Our location along with flexible terms and 24 hour access, makes Optima ideal for those looking to store things in the town, whether that be households in need of more room or local companies with limited space."
Optima offer a range of 10ft and 20ft storage units in brand new modified storage containers. Each unit is water tight and ventilated to prevent damp and they are used by both local businesses and households alike. Literally anything can be stored in the units; from furniture and household goods, sports equipment and clothes, through to machinery, tools, excess stock, files and documents, as well as motorcycles and motor vehicles, the list is truly endless. The only things that can’t be stored are illegal goods, livestock and perishable foods.
The site crucially offers 24 hour access through secure automated gates, and has flood lit security fencing, and CCTV.
Steve adds, "Unlike some of the large self-storage operators, we offer a friendly personal service and try to be flexible to each individual’s needs. We also offer long-term storage for those who may be going abroad, or those having refurbishment work at home or for businesses looking for a permanent low cost storage option. Each licence holder, receives their own key for their private unit and can come and go as they please."
The self-storage industry in Britain didn’t exist 30 years ago but now it’s the biggest in Europe. Despite this, 58% of the UK population have limited or no knowledge of self-storage and how it works – according to the 2016 Self Storage Association (SSA) UK report.