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LONDON, ENGLAND, May 07, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It's a fact that more and more of us are now turning to self storage to store our possessions. According to statistics, British houses have been steadily getting smaller over the last 30 years, with new-builds often unable to provide the storage space needed to accommodate their owners' needs. In a survey carried out by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), it was found that residences in London and the South East are being built smaller. The survey identified that 57% of people in this region don't have enough overall storage space.
This means that many households have a surplus of possessions that they are increasingly likely to keep at self storage facilities. In fact, in a survey carried out by www.storage.co.uk, a website designed to help people find local self storage facilities throughout the country, it was identified that 59% of customers have been using self storage for over two years. The average time existing customers have been using space is almost 5 years.
According to Angus Hanton, co-founder of storage.co.uk, with 20 years' experience in the industry, "Self storage is certainly a huge growth area. We have seen a surprising increase in demand for storage space in recent years, and what's more, people are storing their possessions for longer.
"A relentless increase in the demand for new homes suggests that the role of storage will continue to grow in the years ahead. Important demographic trends - the rise in people of all ages living alone, the high divorce rate and lower incomes after the recession for instance - are driving people toward living in flats like never before. Indeed flats now account for nearly half of all the new build homes in Britain."
Storage.co.uk has been designed to respond to a real consumer need to find local and convenient self-storage space around the country. It has a site-finder that tells people where their nearest facility is in addition to providing guidance on calculating the amount of space you need, short films about how to pack, and a comic film on what can go wrong.
This is a definitive resource that may even, says Hanton, change the way people think of storage. He says, 'If you thought storage was boring, have a look at storage.co.uk and think again.'
Storage.co.uk is a site designed to respond to the current and growing needs of consumers searching for self -storage solutions around the country. It boasts a search function that tells users where the nearest facility is to their desired location, and providing guidance on what customers should be looking for, expecting from a self-storage facility, and a few more useful tips and articles on packing and storage.
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