November 27, 2023

Storing Products or Valuables during Renovations with Containers in Sussex

Storing Products or Valuables during Renovations with Containers in Sussex

Renovation projects, whether at home or in a business environment, can be an exciting time of transformation and growth. However, they also present a significant challenge: how to protect your valuable belongings or inventory during the process. In Sussex, where both residential and commercial properties are frequently upgraded, our shipping containers have emerged as a practical and secure solution for this very dilemma. Let's explore two types of scenarios where these containers have proven invaluable.

Scenario 1: Homeowners Undergoing an Extension or Loft Conversion

In Sussex, a region known for its charming homes, extensions and loft conversions are popular ways to add space and value. For one homeowner in Brighton, embarking on a loft conversion meant finding a safe place for the items which were in the loft, but also furniture, electronics, and family heirlooms.

The Challenge: The main concern was to protect these valuables from construction dust, potential water damage (as the roof was being altered), and accidental damage by workers. Storing items in another room was not an option, as space was limited, and the risk of damage remained.

The Container Solution: A shipping container, placed conveniently in their garden (we lifted it over the back fence from the neighbouring road), offered the perfect solution. These steel containers, known for their sturdiness, provided a dust-free, dry, and secure environment for the homeowner’s belongings. With our variety of container sizes options, the homeowner could choose one that fitted their garden space and storage needs without overwhelming their outdoor area ensuring the garden remained usable. In fact this container was side opening and ideal for the space.

The Outcome: The container enabled a stress-free renovation. With their belongings securely stored, the homeowner could focus on the renovation process, knowing that their items were safely tucked away yet accessible when needed.

Scenario 2: Business/Warehouse Facility Undergoing Internal Alterations

A business in East Sussex faced a different challenge. Their warehouse required a new mezzanine floor to accommodate growing inventory needs. This project involved significant restructuring of the warehouse space.

The Challenge: The primary concern was where to store the inventory that would eventually be housed on the new mezzanine floor. Leaving goods in the open would not only expose them to potential damage but also disrupt the workflow and possibly halt business operations.

The Container Solution: For this business, multiple shipping containers were deployed on-site. These containers provided ample space to securely store the inventory during construction. The durable nature of the containers ensured that the goods remained in pristine condition, irrespective of the ongoing construction work around them.

The Outcome: The business was able to continue its operations with minimal disruption. The shipping containers acted as temporary warehouses, safeguarding the inventory and allowing easy access to stock when needed.

Why Shipping Containers Are Ideal for Renovation Projects:

  1. Security: Containers are designed to withstand harsh conditions, ensuring that your items are safe from theft, damage, and environmental elements.
  2. Flexibility: They come in various sizes, making it easy to choose one that fits your specific space and storage requirements.
  3. Accessibility: Containers can be placed on your property, providing easy access to your belongings whenever needed.
  4. Cost-Effective: Compared to off-site storage options, containers are an affordable solution, especially considering the convenience and security they offer.


Whether it's a homeowner in Brighton protecting family treasures during a loft conversion, or a Sussex business safeguarding its inventory during warehouse renovations, shipping containers offer a versatile, secure, and convenient solution to storage challenges during renovation projects. In Sussex, with its diverse range of property types and business facilities, these containers have become an essential tool for anyone looking to protect their valuables while creating their dream space or expanding their business capacity. As these two scenarios illustrate, when it comes to renovations, the peace of mind and practicality offered by shipping containers are unmatched.

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ST Containers, Downsview House, 
91 Marlborough Road,
Lancing Business Park, 
West Sussex, BN15 8SU
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