Self Storage in the UK - Some fact and Figures
4 weeks ago

The self storage industry is a fast-growing one in the UK, accounting for a massive 47% of the total European storage market.  There are 1430 storage facilities in the UK, offering a total of 42.2 million square feet of storage space...

Living in a Box
05/10/2017

We have blogged before about unusual uses for storage units, with reports of people using their storage containers for various imaginative purposes, from gyms to photography studios but how about using a storage unit as somewhere to live!

Which storage type is best for you?
29/08/2017

When considering storing your personal or business goods away from home, it is worth taking a little time to look at the types of storage available in your location and how suitable they are for your purposes.  You should also check whether there are any limits to your storage insurance for that specific type of storage or individual storage location.

Standing out from the competition...
07/08/2017

As specialist storage insurance providers, we operate in an increasingly crowded market place.  So what is it that makes Store Insure stand out from the competition?

Benefits for Businesses Using Self Storage
26/07/2017

Employment and business ownership in the UK has changed in recent years, with more and more people opting to work as self employed small business owners rather than in more traditional, paid employment.  This change has prompted an increase in the amount of businesses using self storage facilities.  

Choosing a Self Storage Provider
18/07/2017

The Self Storage Industry is going from strength to strength, and with estimates of the value of the industry in 2016 being £540 million, it is inevitable that there will be some providers who are better than others.  

4 vital considerations when buying Storage Insurance
29/06/2017

Are all Storage Insurance policies the same? This is a question we are sometimes asked.  Particularly by potential purchasers who have been offered insurance as ‘included’ in the cost of self storage, or as a separate product, sold by a storage provider.  The answer is no, not all policies are created equal. Particularly when looking at insurance which is included, we would advise caution for a number of reasons.

Packing tips for Self Storage Units
05/06/2017

Insuring your possessions whilst they are in self storage is essential and mitigates against the major risks to those goods whilst they are stored such as, fire, flood, theft, vandalism, sprinkler damage and damage from moth and vermin.  However, there are a number of steps you can take yourself when packing to ensure that you minimise the risks to your possessions whilst in storage.

Important Information – IPT increase on storage insurance policies
19/05/2017

From the 1st June 2017 there will be an increase to the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).  IPT is currently set at 10%, paid on the total value of the premium payable.  The increased rate, which will apply to all transactions which take place after 1st June 2017, will be 12% of the premium value, excluding any fees.

Do I need to separately insure my stored contents?
28/04/2017

This is a question we are often asked – people often assume that any contents you store in a dedicated storage facility is covered under their insurance – “I am paying them to store my goods, so I am covered by them – right?”

 

Storage Insurance - Expanded Policy Wording
13/09/2016

Extended Policy Wording

Do All Self Storage Companies Include Insurance?
14/06/2016

If you are going to store your belongings in a self-storage unit, you are probably wondering whether or not they are insured. After all, there could be a fire, it could be broken into, or be otherwise damaged, leaving your valuable property at risk. The good news is that most self-storage companies offer insurance, but before you purchase it, make sure you really need it.

Insurance for Self Storage Operators
14/04/2016

Along with our cover for goods in storage, cover for self storage operators is now available through GM Insurance.

List of Approved Storage Site for Self Storage Insurance grows daily.
08/01/2016

Approved sites for Self Storage Insurance grows daily ....

Self storage - for the security conscious
03/01/2016

How secure is your self storage unit?

Storage Industry Booming in the UK
20/12/2015

UK Storage Industry Booming

Storage Sites Approved
07/12/2015

2 new sites added for Self Storage Insurance

SSA UK Annual Survey Released
05/11/2015
The 2015 SSA UK Annual Survey has been released and is the most comprehensive insight into the UK self storage industry ever produced.