Contracting and construction businesses always need plenty of storage space. This is expensive and comes with a perpetual list of overheads. Having the right tools and equipment for the job is essential, but storing them in a dry, clean, and secure environment is a challenge.
This is especially so if you don’t have enough space or if you are working on multiple projects at the same time. This is where business self-storage comes in. Here we look at a few of the ways that self-storage can ease the storage headaches for contractors or construction businesses.
1. Increased Security
When storage space is tight, one temptation is to leave expensive tools and equipment in vans or on-site. This can be risky and expensive, and equipment left in these situations makes an appealing target. Additionally, theft or damage to equipment left in vans or on the job site is often not covered by insurance.
With business self-storage, you can have peace of mind knowing that your tools and equipment are stored in a secure and monitored facility. Most good storage facilities, like those at U Store It, have CCTV cameras, access control systems, and on-site personnel to ensure the safety of your items.
Self-storage prevents the loss of revenue and the cost of replacing stolen or damaged equipment.
2. Self-Storage Is a Cost-Effective Storage Solution
Prohibitive property costs make renting or buying additional storage space a burden on your finances. Not only are self-storage units cheaper than commercial properties, but they come with none of the other expenses like rent, rates, maintenance, and utility bills.
The other advantage that self-storage has over other commercial properties is scalability. Businesses only need to pay for the size of space that they need, and if this changes, then it is easy to scale your storage up or down in size.
Finally, a clean and dry storage space keeps your equipment in good condition. This means that you save money by having to replace equipment less frequently.
3. Self-Storage Is in It for the Long Run – Or the Short Run
Flexibility is key to a self-storage solution. You only need to book a unit for as long as you need it. This means that it is easy to make a self-storage solution work for you, but only when you need it. There are many situations where this can be useful, a few of them are listed below:
- Secure storage close to your job site: In an ideal world, every job would be within convenient distance of your base. But the reality is usually different. This can create a headache with valuable equipment having to be shuttled backwards and forwards. U Store It has premises throughout Ireland and in Belfast. This means that no matter where you are working, there is a secure storage facility close by for as long as you need.
- Temporary storage: If you have to hire extra equipment for a particular contract, this can be a burden on already cramped storage space. Self-storage can provide the extra space you need for the duration of the contract.
- Seasonal equipment: Many contractors and construction companies find that business fluctuates depending on the season. Self-storage can step in and fill this gap with seasonal storage space.
There simply isn’t this level of flexibility in other commercial properties, and this adds to the cost-effectiveness of a self-storage unit.
4. Better Organisation
Keeping your tools and equipment in a storage unit can help you stay organised and efficient.
Instead of having items scattered across multiple job sites or in the back of a works van, you can keep them all in one place. This makes it easier to keep track of what you have and what you need, which can help you save time and reduce the risk of losing or misplacing valuable equipment.
5. Self-Storage Is Convenient
Access to your tools and equipment is often needed at the most inopportune moments. At U Store It, we are open during normal working hours and on Saturday mornings. Access outside of these hours is easily arranged, meaning your tools are always accessible when you need them.
Self-Storage: Building a Better Future for Contractors or Construction Businesses
Business self-storage can offer many benefits for contractors or construction businesses.
With increased security, cost-effectiveness, convenient location, and increased organisation, it can help you manage your tools and equipment more efficiently and effectively.
U Store It can help with all your storage needs. Why not contact us today and find out how we can help ease your storage headaches?