Self-storage allows for customers to store their goods off site. Self-storage is a growing industry, and many people with spare land are choosing to acquire storage containers and site them on their land to offer customers a secure offsite storage solution.
Containerised storage units allow customers to drive up and load / offload straight in to their unit. This is especially attractive for customers storing bulky items such as furniture, machinery or vehicles, or those who are moving a lot of items into storage, such as customers who are moving house, or businesses storing stock.
Having set up and run a number of successful self storage sites across the country, Willbox now specialise in acting as a consultant for those looking to set up their own self-storage.
Common Uses For Self-Storage
- Storage of belongings during a house move or renovation project.
- Clearing out the garage at home.
- Storage for classic cars, motorbikes or other vehicles.
- Storage for hobby equipment and sports gear.
- Storage for garden furniture during the winter months.
- Additional stock for small business owner.
- Secure tool storage and workshop.
- Secure storage for caravans or motorhomes.
- Storage for market traders or car boot sales.
- Distribution location for individuals storing stock.
Willbox are recognised as one of the UK’s leading self-storage consultants. We can assist in every aspect required for the setup of your new storage business. This includes everything from viewing the plot you have available for the business, establishing the number of containers that can be sited on the land, working out the lighting required to make the site safe and usable at night and helping source additional equipment.
Willbox Limited have a direct supply of ISO Shipping containers in all sizes from the factories in China. Our WXBU (our personal shipping prefix) ISO containers come in blue RAL5010 and Green RAL6007 (perfect for those rural locations), and we can supply these to all self-storage companies at the most competitive trade prices.
Hire or Buy Containers?
Whether you choose to hire or buy depends on your circumstances and requirements. Many customers who are starting out their first self-storage business choose to hire to keep initial capital expenditure demands low while ensuring they still benefit from our maintenance call outs.
Hiring containers also means that should you decide that you need to swap or remove units, Willbox can remove the containers off-site immediately.
Purchasing containers is the preferable option for established customers looking to expand their fleet, or those with a number of self-storage sites. By purchasing the containers for your self-store yard, you will benefit from further discounts on the units and obtain the equipment at a lower gross amount.
Self-storage sites are often removed from other buildings. We can supply container-based site accommodation such as offices, toilets and kitchens for use by your staff or customers if you choose.