Are you a local tradesperson? Whether you’re a joiner, an electrician, a plumber, a roofer or a landscape gardener, discover the benefits of using business self-storage at The Self Storage Company.
Stay Organised with Business Self-Storage
If you have a skilled trade, you’ll understand the importance of being prepared for the job. By storing your tools and materials in a secure and affordable self-storage unit, you’ll benefit from the peace of mind that your valuable business items are safe and organised.
Our range of differently-sized storage units, from 10sqft to 275sqft, allows you to choose the most appropriate sized unit for your business at a convenient self-storage location, so you can reach your customers with ease. We’re even able to arrange 24/7 access, perfect for those early morning starts and late-night finishes.
At The Self Storage Company, we know how crucial it is to keep your tools and equipment in great condition as they can often be expensive to replace when damaged. Keeping your business storage in a self-storage unit rather than in an outdoor shed or under a tarpaulin sheet will ensure that your items stay clean, dry and protected from the elements.
Avoid Tools & Van Theft
Most tradespeople, such as electricians and plumbers, rely on a van for their day-to-day business, including reaching customers and transporting tools or materials. Some trades may also use their van or work vehicle as a storage solution for their power tools, hand tools, materials or other equipment. However, recent van theft statistics show that the levels of van theft have increased by 81% since 2015. In 2021, around 35 vans were stolen per day and that number is predicted to increase to 56 vans stolen per day by 2030.
The research from Compare the Market, also states that 67% of van break-ins result in stolen tools. Unfortunately for tradespeople, only around 1% of work tools stolen from a van are ever recovered. Equipment is also targeted by van thieves, with 55.6% of van break-ins resulting in stolen ladders, storage boxes, and even van safes ironically designed to protect your business assets.
Greater London currently experiences the highest number of van thefts. In 2019, 1,504 van thefts were reported in Greater London, and it is predicted that around 3,827 vans will be stolen in 2030. If you need a secure self-storage unit in Greater London for your trade’s tools and materials, discover The Self Storage Company in Apex Corner, West Molesey, Welwyn Garden City, Waltham Abbey and Hemel Hempstead.
Professional & Secure Business Storage Solutions
To avoid tool theft, tradespeople should remove anything valuable from the van each night or while the van is unsupervised. Our secure self-storage units at The Self Storage Company mean that you won’t need to worry about finding the space to bring your business tools and materials into your home each night or paying expensive rental rates at a work yard. Instead, our self-storage units near London and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire, Surrey and Essex offer a convenient tool storage solution for as long as you require it. You may consider downsizing your van and booking a business storage unit for your larger and more valuable equipment or machinery.
When you choose a self-storage unit at The Self Storage Company, you’ll benefit from 24/7 site-wide CCTV, intruder alarms, smoke detectors and motion-sensor lighting, so you can be sure that your tools and equipment are secure.
Your Space, Your Way – Flexible Business Storage
At The Self Storage Company, we offer secure and affordable business storage. Our units range in size from 10sqft to 200sqft+, and are available on a long-term or short-term basis to suit the demands of your business. Take a look at our self-storage size guide and choose the right–sized storage unit for your trade.
Our flexible business storage plans mean you’ll only pay for the space you require and the length of time. There is also the option to downsize or upsize your business storage unit if required. For example, if you’re an electrician who has just landed a new contract, you may choose to upsize your storage unit at The Self Storage Company so you can purchase and store all of the wire and electrical fittings required, rather than making multiple journeys to the supplier.
Book Business Storage for your Tools & Equipment
Use our instant quote service to book a secure self-storage solution for your tools and equipment. Select your nearest The Self Storage Company and your ideal unit size to reveal our affordable self-storage prices.
Book business storage for tradespeople today to receive up to 50% off your first 8 weeks. If you have any more questions or need some self-storage advice, don’t hesitate to call our friendly self-storage experts.