As a tradesperson, such as a plumber, electrician or carpenter, you must have easy access to all the tools, equipment and parts you need to do the job properly and service your local area. Discover how business storage can help your local business with these 10 reasons why tradespeople should use a self-storage unit! 


Self-storage is more secure than van storage

As our recent self-storage for tradespeople blog post details, van theft has increased by over 81% since 2015 with at least 67% of van break-ins resulting in stolen tools and only 1% of those stolen tools ever being recovered. Choosing self-storage may be the best way to keep your tools, materials and equipment protected from theft. 


24-hour security

At SureStore, we prioritise the security of your stored items and boast a state-of-the-art security system to ensure your tools of the trade are safe and secure. Our modern and purpose-built self-storage facilities benefit from 24-hour CCTV coverage, individual alarms in each storage unit, and a remote access procedure to ensure only yourself and your employees have access to your tradesperson business storage. 


Space for tools, equipment and materials 

Whether you’ve recently launched your career as a local tradesperson or you work for an already established company, you’ll find the perfect self-storage solution at SureStore. Our secure self-storage units range in size from 10sqft to 275sqft and offer plenty of space to store tools, equipment and materials. Some of our larger storage units can even be used to work inside, and benefit from free WiFi, so you can keep on top of your supplies inventory and reply to customer enquiries from the comfort of your storage unit.  Find the right-sized storage unit for your business needs. 


Keep your tools in top condition

Another reason tradespeople should use self-storage is that keeping your tools and materials in a clean, dry and secure unit will ensure they are protected from the elements and stay in tip-top condition. Using a self-storage unit rather than a garden shed, garage, or van will help decrease the risk of your tools becoming corroded or rusty. Another reason for using a self-storage unit is that it can help to keep your tools and materials organised and easy to find. 


A convenient location 

When you use a SureStore self-storage unit for your tools, materials and equipment, you’ll benefit from a convenient location in proximity to the area you offer your trade services. Whether you’re looking for business storage in Manchester or the Midlands, we’ve got you covered. If you’re located further south, take a look at the self-storage services offered at The Self Storage Company locations. Find your nearest SureStore location and book a self-storage unit today! 


Ideal self-storage for a range of different trades

The self-storage units, ranging from 10sqft to 250sqft+, are suitable for a wide range of different tradespeople, including: 


  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Boiler & Gas Fitters 
  • Bathroom Fitters
  • Cleaners
  • Gardeners
  • & Events Companies


Our self-storage units can be used to store all types of tools and materials, from small parts to bulky pieces of equipment. Making sure you have all your necessary items for the job in your self-storage unit will help to make your day-to-day operations more efficient. 


Reduces the number of journeys for supplies

Using self-storage as a tradesperson means you can store more items than you likely could at home or in your van which will help you avoid running out of parts and unfinished jobs. Choosing self-storage for tradespeople also reduces the number of journeys made for supplies from DIY stores, tool merchants and building material suppliers. 


Drive-up storage available 

If you’re a tradesperson who would benefit from maximum convenience when collecting or dropping off materials or tools, look no further than our designated drive-up storage units. Available at many of our self-storage locations, our drive-up storage units are another great reason for choosing self-storage as they allow for even easier access to your business storage. Drive directly to the unit to load or unload your stored items with ease! 


24-hour access available

At SureStore, we offer standard access to your business storage between 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. However, we’re also proud to offer 24/7 access to business storage customers on request. Our 24-hour access is ideal for tradespeople who need to collect or drop off stock and equipment between jobs or projects, whether that be early in the morning or after a late finish, and another great reason to choose self-storage. 


Flexible Managed storage plans

Finally, one of the greatest reasons for choosing SureStore for your business storage requirements is our flexible approach to managed storage plans. When you choose SureStore, you’ll only ever pay for the storage space you require and have the option to downsize or upsize your unit to suit your business needs. We understand how important it is for a tradesperson to be prepared with the correct tools for the job. Use our instant quote service to book a storage unit for your trade today to receive 50% off your first 8 weeks of storage!