Thinking Inside of The Box: Businesses That Operate From Shipping Containers

With the rising costs involved in both construction and renting a commercial space, plenty of businesses across the UK are now turning to non-traditional facilities to run their operations. One of these facilities is shipping containers, a strong and secure alternative that have proven to be considerably more affordable than brick and mortar buildings. But what does it take to successfully convert a shipping container? How to Convert A Shipping Container When you decide that a storage container is the best option for your business, certain considerations must be made. While there will always be problems that occur with any … Continue reading

The Advantages of Storage Box Rental

Whether it’s for personal or commercial use, buying a storage box to temporarily house your belongings or equipment often far outweighs the cost of rental. These metal storage containers (also referred to as shipping containers) stand to serve a variety of uses for a wide range of industries. What Are the Advantages of Renting Over Buying? Rent or buy? Essentially, it all depends on the nature of your business and what you’ll be using the container for. Understandably, failing to actively use your storage container when you’re renting it means that you’ll be wasting money but, at the same time, … Continue reading

What’s Brewing? It Could be Your Next Venture

The UK’s love affair with coffee shows no signs of letting up, so why not take advantage by setting up a container café on your land? If you’re looking to make use of empty land, a container café or shop could be the ideal solution. A dairy farm would be the ideal spot for an ice cream parlour, or use land that has become redundant into a farm shop selling your produce direct to the consumer. Or why not tap into Britain’s growing caffeine addiction – Brits drink about 95 million cups of coffee per day- and set up a … Continue reading

Where Can I Store My Chemical Supplies?

When it comes to storing chemicals, you can’t just put them anywhere. In fact, the containers that you use are incredibly important. Why does it matter where I store them? If you work with chemicals, then you’ll know how dangerous they can be. Storing them incorrectly or somewhere unsecure could yield disastrous results and create a risk to those around you. Under Government guidance, the storage of pesticides, fertilisers, flammables, and chemicals should protect against harm to humans, animals and the environment. HSE requirements on the safe storage The HSE provides a list of requirements for the safe storage of … Continue reading

Downsizing Effectively With Self Storage Containers

There are many reasons why people decide to move into a smaller home. Perhaps it’s a change in lifestyle, or your children have flown the nest and downsizing seems like the most financially sound choice. Either way, one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face is what to do with all of your belongings. A self storage container can help to make this process easier, giving you a short-term solution to store anything that you don’t want to immediately move into your new home. Here are some tips that will help to make a stressful time run a little smoother. Plan … Continue reading

Storage Container Conversions: Revolutionising Retail Spaces

Over the past few years, the UK retail industry has seen a booming trend in pop-up stores. Bars, restaurants, shops, and even art galleries are becoming more of a familiar sight and storage containers have certainly played an important role. Affordability Over Traditional Commercial Spaces It’s no secret that good old bricks and mortar come as an expense, especially for start-up businesses that may be looking for ways to hit the ground running with very little in the way of cash flow.  In fact, a report by The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and EE titled ‘Britain’s Pop-Up … Continue reading

The Most Imaginative Converted Shipping and Storage Containers

Shipping and storage containers may have their respective uses, but there are many ways that they can be given a new lease of life and converted into something a lot different. Over recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of shipping and storage containers that are being used for something other than their original purpose. Their size, shape, and robust nature makes them a popular choice for projects that have limited space, a limited budget, or to heighten an area’s creativity. For businesses situated in city centres, it’s also much cheaper to rent out a storage … Continue reading

Self-Storage for Students

Whether you’re a University fresher, a recent graduate, or you’ve decided to spread your wings and spend some time experiencing a gap year or completing seasonal work abroad, you may be looking for somewhere that you can store your belongings for some time. University students can accumulate a lot of belongings during their time away from home, so much so that moving back into their parents’ home can often seem like an impossible task for one simple reason: limited space. Similarly, if you’re due to start University and want to have your belongings a little closer to your campus halls, … Continue reading