Self Storage Facility Carlisle 01228 590397

Rome Street Depot

ⓘ Question and Answer page at Storage Carlisle®

We've useful Questions and Answers plus customer testimonials and awards at the bottom of the page.

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Our quick question and answer section. Typical Q & A's on the most common questions people ask us. Here you will find everything you would need to know about us! 

If there's more you need to know - please get in contact with us for assistance.

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Furniture, domestic & business storage in Carlisle Q & A's

From a company that's been around for absolutely ages!

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Q) Where can I find Self Storage in Carlisle?

A) Storage Carlisle® is a large locally operated facility that provide extensive solutions to your needs. You've found us!


Q) How do you store things in a shipping container?

A) Removal companies are generally experts at filling a container storage unit effectively. However, if you're doing it yourself, any items that you need regular access to should be positioned near the front of the unit.


Q) Are your self storage shipping container units clean and dry?

A) Yes, All our storage units are simply excellent. Mainly brand new. Maintained and kept to fantastic condition designed to carry all manner of goods without any issues whatsoever. Infact, our brand new furniture grade units are designed for holding household furniture during all times of the year.


Q) Can White Goods be stored OK?

A) Yes, all white goods including the fridge, freezer, tumble drier, washing machine can all be stored along with all your house hold items including beds, mattress, furnishings etc.


Q) Are shipping containers all the same grade of quality?

A) We've a wide range of grades of units. Most of our units are now brand new units which are just fantastic for furniture. However, if your a builder, one of these won't be suitable for you and we will find you a builders grade unit instead. Don't be fooled into thinking all container units are the same - there is a huge difference, and this is where our reputation counts as our units are of superb quality.


Q) Is long term storage ok for furniture?

A) All our units have the required sub floor ventilation which a great deal of storage companies overlook, meaning ours are perfect for furniture if you go for our furniture grade storage units. We ensure they are also vented.


Q) Do you offer the option of contents insurance?

A) Yes we do. Ask at time of booking and we will provide you all the details in order for you to adequately insure your contents, but we don't insist you do this. Rates as low as £50 a year.


Q) What sizes do you have?

A) All sizes vary - we're talking 10 foot in length up to around 40 foot in length. Enough to store the contents of a typical three bed house if needs be. However, you really need to take a look to satisfy yourself on correct sizes or take a look at our sizes page. We have brand new 10 and 20 foot storage units in stock as well as hi cube container units which store even more contents.


Q) What can I store?

A) We allow you to store virtually anything as long as its legal and not prohibited. We won't allow certain high risk items such as quad bikes, trial bikes though, as well as flammable products or tires etc.


Q) Are your storage units suitable for furniture?

A) The storage units are suitable for virtually any use including domestic household furniture over long periods of time. Private, business and traders are also welcomed including removal companies making use of our facility. Most of our units are used for house moves and can hold the contents of an entire home.


Q) Can general public and business make use of them?

A) YES - public or business, traders and likewise - its open to anyone, even removal companies.


Q) How long can I rent a unit for?

A) Any time period.


Q) How do I go about booking something over the phone?

A) Easy. We simply take a £50 deposit over the phone via card payment. This is returned once your unit is handed back. As we can't guarantee we have anything available, please don't leave us to the last minute. You may be disappointed if we're full. We usually have space but you are better booking with us in advance.


Q) Do you offer any other bespoke types of storage?

A) We try to be a flexible business - Tell us what YOU need. if you need something slightly special, please try us, we will try to provide storage solutions based on your requirements. Sometimes we have yards or smaller industrial units.


Q) Are there any hidden charges?

A) NO -  not at all. We ask for a months rent and a £50 deposit returnable upon hand back of the unit. No extras.


Q) Where are you based?

A) Carlisle, Cumbria. We have quite a number of sites and for security reasons, won't give out a list of sites ad hoc. Rome Street Depot is our main facility though! All are based in and around the City centre providing excellent access. If we understand what you need and your specific requirements, we will invite you onto site to take a look where we have space readily available. However for your peace of mind, our sites are based around central Carlisle in gated CCTV compounds with a host of security measures, which won't go into exact detail on-line.


Q) Do I have 24 hour access to the site?

A) YES you do - you have a special access code for the main gate entry, meaning you can come and go as you please at whatever day and hour you decide.


Q) How much do you charge?

A) From £50 per month to around £150 depending on size - please check what we have. Workshops and retail units also have wide ranging price parameters, so please call us for quotes. One thing you need to be aware of is that like for like, WE ARE THE CHEAPEST AND BEST VALUE FOR MONEY facility in the area. Our purpose built sites offer unbeatable value for money.


Q) How much space do I need to store my furniture?

A) How long is piece of string - Varies - As a guide a typical 20 foot container will hold the contents of a three bedroom house, perhaps three. However, click on our container sizes page. There you will find useful and helpful information.


Q) Can I rack and fit out or container?

A) YES ! - so long as you don't drill hoes through a metal container. This is allowed. See photograph towards bottom of this page for photograph.


Q) Are they secure?

A) Our sites are gated compounds with professionally installed security fencing and more in order to provide the most secure storage available. We have live CCTV and a host of security provisions for your benefit. Shipping containers have their own steel 'lock boxes' protecting the main security padlock, and you can fit as many padlocks as you wish. They are constructed from heavy duty steel and can hold up to 30,000 Kg (30 tonne) in weight!


Q) Do you provide a padlock and key?

A) We can do - however, you are free to use your own padlocks giving you security and peace of mind that only YOU have access to your storage unit.


Q) Why are you so affordable?

A) We own and operate all our own sites i.e. we don't rent the land the storage sits on, but instead, we OWN our own storage sites meaning we can be very competitive and pass on costs direct to you.  All our sites are kept exceptionally clean and tidy as a result also. We really do represent fantastic value for money.


Q) Can large vans deliver right up to a container?

A) YES -we have also had HGV'S - but contact us FIRST if you intend to have goods brought to site in one of these.


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Look. By placing racking inside of your unit makes sensible use of available space!

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LIKE FOR LIKE - WE CONSIDER OURSELVES THE CHEAPEST but best in the area and we are award winning 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.


Our purpose constructed sites ensure you do get the very best in service.

Put us to the test and call us on 01228 590 397 to book space or make contact with us today!

We guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Please take a look at our credentials below:

These customer testimonials and awards speak volumes! On older browsers, the testimonial section may not appear or function.

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industry award certificate 2020 to 2024
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