Storage Solutions in Surrey
If you are looking to find storage in Surrey for home or business, our website lists every storage company in Surrey. You can use the ‘Locations’ link at the top of the page to find your nearest storage facility or enter your town in the search box and hit enter. Or if you want more information about storage solutions in Surrey, read on…
Storage Types – What’s The Cheapest Storage Option?
There are two primary types of storage that companies offer, self-storage and containerised storage. Each of these storage methods has advantages and disadvantages depending on your circumstances. As a rule of thumb, containerised storage tends to be cheaper however, many self-storage companies in Surrey will be willing to offer a deal of some sort so the difference can be minimal for shorter-term storage.
Self-Storage Units in Surrey
Self-storage is usually a secure room or unit situated in a large warehouse-type building or compound. Sizes of unit vary from a small locker right through to 20′ shipping containers suitable for holding an entire property contents. The advantages of self-storage are that you generally have your own key to the storage unit and can obtain access to your goods at any time without having to give notice to the storage company.
As most storage companies are open 7-days a week and also early morning and evenings, you will be able to gain access to your goods whenever it suits you with the additional peace of mind that nobody else will have access to your goods.
Containerised Storage in Surrey
Containerised storage works differently from self-storage as your goods are packed into large wooden crates then stored in a warehouse. This method is usually employed by Removal companies who will bring the wooden crates to your property on the back of a lorry, load your goods then seal the containers.
At their warehouse, the storage crates are then fork-lifted into position along with many hundreds of others. The advantage of containerised storage is that your goods are only handled once when put into storage whilst with self-storage you need to load the goods onto a truck then from the truck into the container. Less handling reduces the risk of damage.
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Your Storage Questions Answered
Q: How much does self-storage typically cost?
As a rule of thumb, the smaller the space you rent, the cheaper lower the monthly cost per square foot of storage. Most store companies provide storage lockers as small as 25 sq feet and as large as 300 sq ft. A rough estimate of cost is £2 per sq ft per month so a 10′ x 10′ unit would cost around £200 a month. Bear in mind that many storage companies will offer a deal for at least the first month so don’t forget to ask when you book.
Q: How do I move my possessions to and from a self-storage facility?
If you’re using containerised storage then typically the removals company will handle transport however, if you are using self-storage, you’ll need to arrange your own transport. To help, we have compiled a list of man & van services and van hire companies across Surrey (click links to view services).
Q: How secure is storage?
Whether it’s self-storage or containerised storage, companies are on the whole very diligent about security as it’s one of the fundamental aspects of the service they provide. Typically all storage facilities have a security gate to enter the grounds, then a pin code to enter the building. Your own storage unit (self-storage) will have a padlock (that you can provide yourself) and obviously CCTV monitoring 24/7.
Q: Are my possession insured whilst in storage?
Most store companies will offer you an optional insurance policy, and some companies make it a condition of service that you have insurance in place. If you have home contents insurance, it’s worth checking if your policy covers you whilst your possessions are in storage as some insurers do extend cover. If you intend to use your own insurance policy, you’ll need to take a copy of your policy with you when you book your storage.
Q: What is the minimum amount of time I can hire storage for?
Most storage companies have a minimum contract of 7 days but you might find that independent companies are a little more flexible so if you need a shorter time, it’s certainly worth asking.
Q: Do storage companies provide boxes and packing materials?
Yes, most do. If you use a removals company for containerised storage, they will typically take the boxes away once you’ve finished with them, and most offer a packing/unpacking service too if you can’t face packing the entire content of your home.
Q: Are there any items that can’t be placed in storage?
You can’t store perishable goods, flammable liquids or hazardous chemicals.