As businesses grow and expand storage space can come at a premium, yet moving to larger premises may not always be possible. Moving is expensive, especially if it’s only to accommodate excess goods or non-essential items such as archived documents - the cost of transportation, operation downtime, changing stationery, websites and signage all adds up, and may not be worth doing in the long run.
There are several ways to address the need for additional space without moving to a new address. You can extend your existing premises, though that again can be costly plus you’ll need to get all relevant council permission, which can take time to do. Another option would be to rework your interior space, either by streamlining storage facilities or even adding a mezzanine floor – we blogged about that here . However, not all offices or warehouses have the capacity to be remodelled, especially if you don’t own the building, so again this may not be an option. Finally, you can lease off site storage, though this may be problematic if the goods stored are required to be accessed on a regular basis. In addition, you’re not able to monitor security on these sites and so your items may be at risk.
One thing you may not have considered is using portable storage facilities. They can easily be transported to site, are secure, don’t take up a lot of space and allow you to move non-essential items out of your office or warehouse, freeing up valuable space. At Action Handling, we supply a system of walk-in storage units, ideal for restricted access, remote areas and congested site situations. These units can be added to and have no maximum finished size, yet the components are light enough to be man handled and small enough to fit through an average sized passageway. Available in either powder green or galvanised finish, each unit also incorporates a double locking system, making them exceptionally secure. We’ll even deliver them to you a no extra charge (UK mainland only) - all you need to do it put them together in your desired spot.
And, if you want to move them elsewhere, they dismantle back to flatpack form quickly and easily, no tools required other than a socket set.
Our walk-in storage units for the workplace are suited to most storage requirements - however, if they’re not exactly what you’re looking for, talk to our bespoke steel manufacturing service and work with them to design a solution specific to your needs.
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