As well as the main stream self storage providers such as Big Yellow and Safe Store, there are also hundreds of smaller independent local storage providers located all across the UK. Prices from independent storage providers can be highly competitive and can often offer cheaper storage facilities for both personal and business customers.

  Lock Provided Introductory Discount 7 Day Acess 24 Hr CCTV # of Stores Full Details
SafeStore 134 GO
Big Yellow 73 GO
Access 52 GO
Shurgard 26 GO
Lok’N’Store 25 GO
Storage King 24 GO

We have compared the storage facilities available for you in all of the UK’s major cities so you can make the best decision possible! Cities   London Bristol Manchester Glasgow Nottingham Edinburgh Birmingham Leicester Cardiff Liverpool Leeds

What Is Self-Storage

In it’s standard form it allows you as a personal or business customer to rent an area of space within a companies premises to store items for a pre-determined length of time – which can be as little a as a week, to a year or more. The business premises offering the self storage units segregate off (by PIN or key) specific and set size units (e.g. 50 square foot). Each customer rents this space knowing their goods are not only stored away from their property or business premises – but also knowing their goods are stored securely and usually under 24 hour security guard or CCTV surveillance. Unit sizes can vary between 9 square foot (3 ft wide x 3 ft high x 3 ft in depth) and can be up to 400 square foot or more (20ft wide x 8 ft high x 20 ft in depth). The uses vary but a small selection of possible uses for self storage units are below:

  • Moving house whilst renting storage needs
  • Valuable items to be stored
  • Large household items (such as bathroom suites and kitchen units) whilst the DIY continues ready until you need to use
  • eBay business storage needs

Other Benefits

Competition in self storage units are fierce. It’s very easy for a company to invest in an industrial building, convert to storage units, provide security and gain a nice profit renting out almost all of the building. Therefore with fierce competition comes benefits, offers and discounts. Some example of benefits and discounts that can be on offer if you shop around:

  • Free van rental – some large national storage companies offer free van rental, or repayment of van rental charges, if you rent certain size units over a specific length of time. This can instantly save around £100 or more
  • Discount moving / storage boxes – some as much as 20%-40% discount which can also help save the pennies
  • First 2 months free – many storage unit companies, to compete with each other, offer the first 2 months either free or at a 50% discount to remain competitive
  • Insurance discounts on your goods can also be on offer

In conclusion when looking at self storage prices you should also take all the following in to consideration to come up with the best self storage price for your needs:

  • The exact storage unit size you need (don’t overpay for extra storage you don’t need)
  • Van hire or transport costs to and from the storage unit facility
  • Storage / removal box and packaging material discounts on offer
  • Insurance discounts or policies included

So what does self storage cost?

Prices depend on a number of factors:

  • Location (city centres (London in particular) tend to be more expensive
  • The type of facility (Purpose built, warehouse conversion, containers under cover,  outside containers, etc)
  • Security services
  • Accessibility (24/7, or restricted).

Taking these into account, you should expect to pay in the region of the following for good quality storage: 25 sq ft unit: £45‒£55 per month 50 sq ft unit: £80‒£85 per month 100 sq ft unit: £140‒£150 per month 150 sq ft unit: £190‒£200 per month