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Self-Storage: Frequently Asked Questions!

November 28, 2022

Check out our most common self-storage FAQs!

What Size / Type Containers do you have?

We have 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft sized containers – both new and used.

Can we choose our own container?

Yes, we recommend that customers come and visit the depot and pick out a container that suits their needs.

Do I need council permission?

Every council is different and has its own regulations. It is recommended that you give your local council a call before making a purchase or arranging to hire a container.

Do you offer storage for my container?

We offer both short and long-term container storage. You can either hire one of our containers, or you can store your own container at our secure Maddington faciltiy.

How long does it take for delivery?

If we have the container in stock and available, we can normally deliver within 2 working days.

Do you drop off and pick up the container?

We can pick up and deliver containers for storage / hire or sale using a 20′ tilt tray, or a side loader for our 40ft containers.

Do you deliver to regional areas?

We can arrange for delivery to most areas depending on requirements and location. Our service is tailored to your needs.

Can I arrange my own transport?

Yes, you are welcome to arrange your own transport for your sea container.

Do you do modifications?

Yes, we offer a wide range of sea container modifications. From shipping container laboratories, to ablution units, full mining camps and more – we do it all. No project is too big or small.

Our modification work is undertaken at our Perth workshop facility, where we customise the container to suit your exact needs, while also ensuring all relevant industry standards are met.

Does the container just sit on the ground?

The containers can sit directly on the ground. However, we recommend that you place containers on a hard even surface or blocks.

How heavy are the containers?

Empty Tare Weights:

20FT container: 2.25 Ton 2200kg

40FT Container: Ton 3950kg

How Secure are the shipping containers?

Shipping containers are very secure. They are extremely strong and are also dust-proof, water-proof and vermin-proof. Containers can be locked with padlocks and we can also offer added protection by installing a lock box. Which is a steel box added to the front of the container so you cannot cut the padlocks off with a bolt cutter.

We have a secure yard, with 24-hour surveillance.

What about condensation in the container?

Most shipping containers come with ventilation vents which is enough to prevent condensation, so long as there are no wet items stored in the container. Added options are available on request.

How can we pay?

Payment can be made via EFT / Credit Card / Debit Card / Cash, as soon as you receive your invoice. Certain credit card payments may attract a fee. Please note all accounts must be paid prior to the release of your container, or delivery / pick-up of a container sale.

If you have further questions, please contact our friendly team today. We’ll be happy to answer all your queries and talk you through the various options available.