Below are some of our most frequently asked questions but if you can not find the  answer you are looking for please call us on 01935 444 640.

What is self storage?

Self storage is a service offering flexible, do it yourself storage for personal and commercial customers. We provide clean, dry, secure storage units. You put your own padlock on the door and you keep the key ensuring that only you have access to your goods.

What can I store?

You can store almost anything, any size, from archive boxes to aquariums, computers to Christmas decorations, sofas to skis, a few items or whole house contents - as long as it's not flammable, hazardous, perishable or illegal.

How much does it cost to store my things with you?

The cost of storing your goods will depend on how much space you will need. Prices start from just £10 per week incl VAT. We suggest that you contact our friendly, helpful staff to determine the optimum size storage unit for your requirements.

How much space do I need?

We have a range of storage options and sizes available. Our inside units range from 25 to 100 square feet and our shipping containers from 56 to 160 sqft (subject to availability). We can advise approx. 35-50 sqft for a one bed flat, 75-100 sqft for two bed house, 100-150 sqft for three bed house and 150-200 sqft for four bed house but the best way to figure out what size you require is by popping to our site and having a look. Our friendly, helpful staff can advise you on how to pack your items to take full advantage of the height of the storage unit.

What is the smallest unit you have available?

Our smallest units are £10 per week incl VAT, 25 sq. feet and roughly 5’ x 5’ depending on where your unit is located in our building.

Can I transfer to another unit if I have too little or too much space?

You are welcome to move to another size unit at any time to suit your storage requirements. Transfers are subject to availability.

What is included in the price - are there any hidden extras?

Load n Lock prices include your storage charge, rates, service charges, utility bills, security and maintenance costs. You will need a padlock to secure your unit. Goods must be insured by you and we can recommend insurastore.

Where can I find Load n Lock?

Look on our website to find maps, telephone numbers and email addresses.

When can I access my storage unit?

You can access your storage unit free of charge during opening hours, or opt for a key fob that gives you access 7 days a week 8am-9pm this does require two extra proofs of address and a £10 one off charge.

What are your Office opening hours?

Mon-Fri: 09:00 to 17:00  -  Sat: 9:00 to 2:00pm

How secure is the storage?

At Load n Lock Storage we have extensive security features including: - 24 hour CCTV located both inside and outside the main building monitoring all entrances & exits. - A sophisticated alarm system with trip wires surrounding the perimeter - Key fob access for all doors and gates - Random security patrols after office hours.

Can anyone else gain access to my storage unit?

Only those people authorised by you, and to whom you have given your padlock key, can gain entry to the storage unit.

How can I ensure that my goods remain in good condition?

Store boxes an inch away from unit wall to allow air circulation

Cover beds and furniture with furniture wraps to ensure they stay in perfect condition

We recommend NOT storing lawmowers and other items which contain oil/fuel due to the nasty fumes and the risk of spillage.  On vacating of the unit, any spillages of this nature will need to be paid for in order to be able to relet the unit

Empty all water out of washing maching pipes etc and cover ends with a bag to ensure water does not cause condensation within your unit

Use mattress and sofa covers to protect these items from soil and dust

If your unit is outside, lubricate the padlock regularly to ensure easy access

Do not use rubbish bags – plastic bags can get ripped and full of mildew from lack of ventilation

Cardboard wardrobe boxes are good for storing curtains and other fabrics – this allows them to breathe

Cover the ground space with a dust sheet – this will help protect your goods

If stacking boxes, make sure the heaviest are at the bottom

Clearly mark fragile boxes

Outside equipment should be cleaned prior to being stored and covers put on floor to protect against any possible spillage

Keep a stepstool in your unit to enable easy access to items stacked up high

How soon can I move in?

You can move in today. A member of our staff will fill in our simple storage agreement with you, (this takes approximately 10 minutes) and then you can move your goods in straight away.

How do I get my goods to you?

You can bring your goods in your own vehicle. We have ample car parking and large loading and unloading areas. We can recommend local van hire removal companies to help with your transportation.

How do I get my goods from the vehicle to the storage unit?

There are a number of different size trolleys and pallet trucks available free of charge for customer use.

How can I pay for my storage?

We offer a number of payment options including standing order, debit and credit card, cash.
First payment is to be paid on credit/debit card.

Are the storage units heated?

Our units are not heated. However, we do find that the temperature within our facilities remains fairly constant.

Do I pay weekly or monthly?

We invoice customers on a monthly basis payable in advance.

What do I do if I have a problem?

A trained member of staff will always be on hand during reception opening hours. In case of emergency outside of office hours all businesses on our trading estate are able to put you in contact with someone who will be able to help. As a last resort if all businesses are closed and you need to speak to someone immediately we have an out of hours number that is on all of our contracts.

How long can I hire the storage unit?

You are welcome to stay for as long as you wish, subject to the minimum hire period.

What is the minimum hire period?

Our minimum storage period is one month.

Do I have to give you notice to leave?

We only require seven days' notice of your intention to vacate your unit. Notice must be given in writing.

Do I have to sign a lease?

You will be required to sign a straightforward storage license agreement prior to moving into your unit. The contract takes approximately ten minutes to complete.

Do you reserve units?

We do not reserve units and all units are subject to availability on the day you require storage.

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