If you’ve ever needed to store anything, whether it’s the Christmas tree in the attic, rarely-used furniture in a cupboard or even a whole storage unit’s worth of items, it can be the work of just a few short days to go from knowing where everything is to ending up with a mess of items and objects what it could take an age to sift through. For steel storage units in London, we know all the tips and tricks for making your storage space more organised.
Whatever the size and location of your storage container, it is essential that you maintain it properly to preserve its longevity. One of the main benefits of a shipping container as a storage facility is its durability, after all it is designed to survive harsh transport conditions across the globe. The average storage container has a life span of 25 years, which makes them a great storage option for many businesses. But, like everything, a little maintenance can go a long way and will save you time and money in the long run.
There are dozens of different reasons for why you might require off-site storage, whether it’s personal possessions that you need to keep somewhere or commercial equipment. Irrespective of what these are, we can say one thing with absolute certainty: you’ll want to know that they’re going to be safe.
This is something that companies like ours specialise in. Offering secure storage across London and the South East, we are responsible for safeguarding the belongings of numerous clients, and we’ve had no complaints so far, and that’s because we know our stuff.
That’s why we’ve chosen to write this article, to pass on our expert advice on how to safely store your goods.
There are many reasons why more businesses around the UK are choosing to use converted shipping containers as additional workspace. They are quick to install and low cost when compared to a traditional bricks and mortar building. There are even companies who previously bought one of our steel storage units in London who are now looking to create a flexible office space. But what exactly is the reality of working in a converted container? Continue reading “The Reality of Converting a Shipping Container into an Office” »
It’s fast-approaching the time of year when public gatherings are common. This, of course, is due to events like Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Even though the winter weather never seems to be on our side, many people are happy to brave the cold – and sometimes the wind and rain. If you’re going to be regularly holding such events, it’s time to start thinking about how you could benefit from a portable toilet on your premises.
The units can serve you extremely well throughout the duration of the winter and, once you’ve reaped the rewards, it’s possible you’ll even keep one on-site, into the spring and summer. With this in mind, here’s what you can stand to gain from a portable toilet unit over the next few months. Continue reading “Why Your Outdoor Event Needs a Portable Toilet Unit this Winter” »
Steel containers are portable, despite being robust and sturdy. They are also flexible in terms of how they can be used, so whether you need additional office space, portable toilets for an event, or you want a steel office for use on a building site or other location, steel storage units are ideal.
Below are five ways your business can make use of steel storage units London: Continue reading “5 Uses For High Quality Steel Storage Units” »
Shipping container homes are an alternative solution to many due to the increasing prices in the way of living. At Flintham Cabins, we are leaders in site accommodation and steel storage units, providing you with the option of shipping container living as well.
For those who want to build a shipping container home, there are many things to take into consideration. Here are the most important aspects you need to know before undergoing such a venture! Continue reading “What You Need to Know Before Building a Shipping Container Home” »
If you live in an urban area you’ve probably encountered the pop up shop. Everything from cakes to handbags and key-cutting to ice-cream, you name it, it most likely comes in pop up form.
The sudden appearance of pop up Halloween shops. The pop up Christmas tree space. Even the pop up wedding dress store. There’s no wonder why it’s so popular due to its low cost and temporary state. A temporary retail installation playfully fits in to an urban landscape as almost camouflage, yet could just as perfectly fit into any other setting.
One wonder of the pop up retail unit is that its portable, meaning flexibility, however where did the idea come from and why has it become such a popular concept?
While it’s a difficult fact to face, vandalism is, currently, a prominent factor that needs consideration. While vandalism in the UK is falling at a quicker rate than any other type of crime it is still very much present and is a predictable feature of not just domestic properties but commercial ones too.
In 88 % of incidents of vandalism, goods and stock were stolen, and almost two-thirds of incidents involved damage to buildings and/or premises.
So, the question is, how do you prevent vandalism from becoming a concern whilst trying to run a business?
In Penryn, there have been two student housing schemes discussed last month – one which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, using shipping containers for student living space. There was an application of 264 rooms which would contain a health centre, innovation hubs, a swimming pool, a gym, and business units.
These prototype student housing shipping containers will be at the Penryn university campus until September 29th, available for touring from 10 am until 4 pm. This scheme is currently under Cornwall Council’s authority, and Irregular Cornwall wants to place the containers where the former Home Shed site used to be.