Expanding Your Self Storage Business? Building Out Isn’t The Only Option

February 23, 2017

If you have a successful self storage site and are looking to expand due to increased demand you might be considering submitting a planning application to increase the height of your building, or looking for nearby land to buy to allow you to extend.

However, have you considered that you actually have the space you need within your existing building?

Before you even consider extending the floor space of your current storage facility, you need to make sure you’ve optimised the space you already have and that may mean building up, rather than building out.

 

What do we mean by that? Typically, this would involve adding a mezzanine floor to make use of the height inside your building that’s currently being wasted. Whether you want a full or partial mezzanine floor will depend on the building you’re in and your own business plans, but meeting with self storage consultants should help answer that question for you.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that a mezzanine floor will limit what you can offer customers either. They can be adapted for concrete, plywood or steel and carry a 125 PSF floor-load rating.

When constructed correctly, this kind of addition can essentially double your floor space, all without the expense of planning permission, not to mention the cost of a construction project to build a new, suitable storage facility.

If you are looking for more information on how to optimize space and generate more income from your existing self storage construction, Talk to us today!