07966 593250

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is self storage?

Self storage is a facility where you rent a space to keep your possessions. You bring your possessions to the site, lock them in your unit and then come and go as you please during opening hours.

If you wish to find out more about storing your possessions at Available Storage, please contact us on 07966 593250 or contact us through the website here, and we will be pleased to show you the site and answer any queries you may have.

What type of storage do you offer?

All our storage is in quality shipping containers. All units are clean, dry and water-tight. The layout of the site means that you can park your car right outside your unit, no need to use trolleys or lifts!

What are the opening hours?

The site is open from 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 9pm Sundays. We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Do you have different sized units?

All our units are a standard 20ft by 8ft. This gives you approximately 150 square feet of storage space, similar in size to a single garage. We believe that at our prices, this is the best value for money that you will find.

What is the exact size of a unit?

The internal dimensions of the units are:

Metric Imperial
Length 5.8m 19ft 1in
Width 2.33m 7ft 7ins
Height 2.42m 7ft 10ins
Door Height 2.28m 7ft 6ins
Floor area 13.5m2 150 sq ft
Cubic capacity 32.7cu m 1150 cu ft

Are the contents of my unit insured?

We do not provide insurance for the contents of your unit and they are stored at your own risk. However, check with your household insurance and most policies will cover your belongings. Businesses should ensure that they have their own insurance in place.

When can I come to my unit?

You can come and go whenever you like, within the opening hours. These are 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 9pm on Sunday

How much will self storage cost?

Please ring for a competitive price. A discount is available for longer term lets.

Why should I store with Available Storage?

We believe that our rental units offer excellent value for money. Our long opening hours allow convenient access. We have a great location which is easily accessible and our best advantage is being able to park your car right outside your unit, saving you a lot of time and effort on every visit! Our units are ideally suited for small businesses wanting extra space at an affordable price.

How secure is Available Storage?

Very! Our site is secured on all sides and vehicle access is via a locked gate. The site is fully alarmed and you have the added peace of mind that we live on site! All units are fitted with a high security multi-lock padlock, which have unique keys that cannot be copied. Most units have lock boxes which provided added padlock security.

Can I arrange for deliveries to be made to my unit?

Deliveries can be made to the storage site, but you will need to be on site to receive them.

How do I go about renting a unit?

Contact us on 07966 593250 to enquire about availability and arrange an appointment.

What do I need to bring with me when I first rent my unit?

You will need to bring with you some photo ID and proof of address. You will also need to bring payment for the first months rental and £100 deposit for your keys (refundable on their return).

Can I reserve a unit?

We do not normally offer reservations on units but we will hold one for a week if you can't get to the site for a few days to pay your deposit and collect the keys.

What is the minimum rental period?

The minimum rental period is one month. After that you only pay for what you use.

How long can I rent my unit for?

As long as you need it. We will generate an annual rental agreement, which will be automatically renewed at the end of each year until you tell us that you no longer require your unit.

How can I pay for my unit?

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or standing order. Payment is required by calendar month and is payable in advance.

How much notice do I need to give when I leave?

We ask for one months notice that you are leaving your unit. When you leave, your deposit will be repaid when you return your keys and any unused days will be refunded.

Are there restrictions on what I can store in my unit?

Gas canisters and illegal items must not be stored in any unit. Please inform us if you are storing any flammable fluids such as petrol, paint etc.