There is often a requirement for interim storage when moving between counties. Many people sell their home and place their furniture in store whilst they search for a new home.
We have storage facilities available at our purpose built container warehouse in Salisbury.
If storage is required, a vehicle loaded with empty containers is sent to your UK property and your furniture and effects are loaded directly into the containers. If this is not possible due to access problems with the larger vehicles, smaller vehicles are used and loaded conventionally. Once back at the warehouse the goods are packed into storage containers.
The containers are made of wood and have internal dimensions of 7 feet x 7 feet x 5 feet, totaling 245 cubic feet. Five containers fit into the largest vehicle, with an additional two in the trailer if required.
In general, a four bed-roomed household will require between 5 and 8 containers.
When the goods are removed to France, unless specially requested, the contents of the containers are emptied and loaded conventionally into the removal vehicle. This is because 40% of the volume of the vehicle is wasted if containers are used, necessitating the use and extra expense of a second vehicle.
Containers are not used when collecting goods from France - they are loaded conventionally into one of our vehicles and placed into containers once back at our depot. They are then used on the subsequent delivery to the new location in the UK.
The rental for storage containers is £10.00 + VAT per week per container.
The approximate cost of a removal involving storage would be an additional £800 + VAT for a full load of 8 containers. This covers the extra handling and loading. There would also be a charge of £80.00 + VAT per week for storage.