Self-Storage Solutions for Local Trades Contractors
Small businesses account for 99.3% of UK businesses with 75% of those operating as sole contractors with no employees and just under 1/5th of those businesses are in the construction sector. That’s a lot of tradespeople working self-employed who could be using their van as their main workshop and portable storage centre.
Self-storage can save on space, let you buy spare parts in bulk and give you higher security for less expense.
How Trades People Can Benefit from Self-Storage Containers
The work van isn’t the safest place to keep your tools, no matter whether it’s stored in a domestic garage, in your driveway, or worse, parked up in the street overnight. Insurance premiums will be high when security is lacking. Self-storage containers give you a safe place to store your valuable tools, which could possibly lower your insurance premiums for work-related tools and equipment.
If your job requires you to carry out repairs such as electrical contractors repairing flood lighting, security systems, or plumbers and gas technicians providing boiler repair services the need for accessible spare parts is huge and an important part of providing a fast repair service. If you have the stock to hand, you can access it faster, finish the job quicker and are paid quicker while making the customer delighted with your fast and efficient service.
Problem is, for all the different brands and models, there is likely not enough space in your van to hold the inventory you need. If you know you are going to use the parts throughout the year you could benefit from buying in bulk to receive extra discounts. However, to do this you need to have extra storage space.
Most contractors will have regular services they will provide and on occasion have bigger tools for bigger jobs, which brings in the need for Storage in west lothian. If you have bulky and difficult to transport equipment you use on occasion, there is no need to tie up your own limited space in your garage or shed as you can safely store them in a rented storage container with heightened security and receive easier access to them when you require.
Drive-Up 24/7 Access
For contractors providing emergency call-out services, access to your inventory is pivotal for customer satisfaction. Some storage units can be indoors behind a reception desk with limitations on when you can access the facilities. With Container Self-Storage you can be provided secure access via a remote control or key fob to get onto the storage grounds, use your own key for your own security lock and get what you need anytime of the day or night.
If you provide out of hour services, you will need the storage facility to give you 24-hour access to retrieve your tools and supplies to complete the work.
By renting a secure storage container, you can carry the tools and parts you need in your work van and leave your specialist equipment and spare parts in secure self-storage containers to use when required. Lower your costs, get jobs done quicker and get paid faster when you don’t have to wait on suppliers sending you the right parts to complete a job.