There are certain trades which require patience, skill, and most of all – an eye for detail. An antique dealer, furniture restorer, and anyone who works for one of London’s auction houses certainly fits this description. The attention to detail for these professions is of utmost importance. That’s why the storage of any of the antique or artistic pieces they handle is one of critical parts of their work.
Finding suitable work or storage spaces in London can be expensive. It often requires a significant amount of a company’s monthly budget to secure suitable premises with adequate storage provisions. That’s where using a reputable storage provider like Fort Box comes in handy.
Why Antique Furniture and Valuable Art Needs Storage –
One of the most common mistakes people make is storing items without checking for leaks or damp. The truth is, most buildings aren’t designed for storage purposes. Even the smallest gap in a roof slat can allow water to seep in. It might not cause actual water damage to your antique furniture, but it can enable damp to set in. And this can often happen in workshop environments. Even some commercial rental buildings are prone to leaks and other damage.
Any antique dealer and furniture restorer knows how much damage water or damp can do. That’s what makes self storage units a viable option. The design of a self storage unit prevents any water from being able to penetrate the container or unit. Your antique furniture is safe from damage, and as a bonus measure, from theft. With a lot of antique furniture being potentially valuable, it makes sense to store them somewhere secure. This is especially true for furniture and other items that are difficult or impossible to replace.
Although art and antique works can be insured, you can’t just replace them. For that reason, the best option for any auction house in London is to use self storage for surplus storage needs.
At Fort Box, we believe that a self storage room is an extension of your workshop. You can easily access your storage room while your antiques are safe with us. Security is something we take seriously. When you store your possessions with Fort Box, you’ll have 24-hour digital CCTV monitoring throughout the facility, as well as fire and smoke alarms. In addition, we have vehicle recognition technology, and each self storage unit comes with its own PIN access code.
How Storage Can Help Create More Space –
While there is a potential money-saving benefit of using self storage instead of renting larger commercial property, there are many others. Every antique dealer and furniture restorer needs space to restore the furniture and to display the final pieces.
If you’re currently using space to store things like materials and heavy equipment, there is a way to rethink its use. By using storage, you can rent a property with limited storage space and use it all for sales and restoring and repairing furniture. You can either downsize to save money or remain in the same building and create more space. And although there are benefits to long-term storage, there is no obligation, no lease and no minimum contract period. You rent a self storage unit for as long as you need one.
Storage is an ideal way for auction houses who reach their storage limit when they host more prominent events. Fort Box often works with companies who need additional storage space during busy periods. And due to the high value of the items, that extra space should be as secure as possible.
Fort Box – Tailor-Made Storage in London –
At Fort Box, we believe that storage should be tailor-made to each customer’s needs. Not only that, but they should have the peace of mind that their antiques and art are in safe hands. That’s why we create storage packages that cover a broad range of situations. Additionally, we put a lot of emphasis on our security measures. By renting a self storage unit with Fort Box, you will get the storage you need and the security you deserve.
A lot of our business customers start off with a small storage unit and then upgrade when their needs change. The Fort Box team are always available to discuss your storage needs and will go through all options should you need more storage space. Flexibility is one of the many advantages of using storage, and we’re always happy to assist.
Fort Box operates out of two branches: you can find us at Chelsea and St. John’s Wood. Both facilities are ideally located to accommodate people and businesses from all the surrounding areas, and we have customers from all over London. You’ll find suitable parking at both branches, as well as lots of friendly staff to assist you.
At Fort Box, we work with our customers to build relationships, and we actively seek feedback. This helps us shape our storage packages, and it’s essential that we are approachable. Many people state that previous storage companies always had high staff turnover and you would never see the same person more than twice. A familiar face is something that helps to build trust, and at Fort Box, we value our team as much as our clients. When everyone is striving for the best service possible, everybody wins.
The Fort Box team understands that, when you put customers first, everything else works.
Contact us today to discuss the storage options for your antique furniture and art.