Self-storage construction has become more sophisticated over the past decade due to heightened consumer expectations as well as more rigid approval processes through municipal planning and zoning boards. Where self-storage was restricted to industrial zones in the past, it now often enjoys prime locations in commercial and even residential areas. Self-storage buildings, primarily constructed of metal building panels, are available in increasingly attractive options. Suppliers provide roofs, corridors, roll-up doors, mezzanines, lifts, elevators, relocatable buildings, and more. Important aspects of self-storage building include site layout, design and unit mix. Trends in self-storage construction include conversions, multi-story building, climate control and ‘green’ building, which can involve LEED certification and sustainable options such as solar panels. Specialty niches include boat/RV storage, wine storage and storage condos.
The Quest for Self-Storage Financing: Who Has It? How Do You Get It?
Finding a self-storage construction or permanent loan in today's financial market is a challenge. Find out who's still in the game and what you need to do to secure funds. ...More
New Metal-Roofing Products
Statesville, N.C.-based BETCO Inc., a manufacturer of metal self-storage buildings, is offering three new metal-roofing components. ...More
Five Questions With … Kiwi II Construction President Peter Brady
Inside Self-Storage recently spoke with Kiwi II Construction President Peter Brady about the evolving self-storage industry and the company's future. ...More
Trachte Building Systems Announces 2010 Seminar Dates, Locations
Trachte Building Systems has announced additional dates and locations for its free traveling seminar, “The Building Blocks of Self Storage Development,” taught by Jamie Lindau, the company’s national sales manager. ...More
Baja Construction Introduces Solar Support System
Baja Construction's new Solar Support System enables boat and RV owners to harness the sun's energy to generate power. ...More
Building Conversions Open Doors for Self-Storage
Like new construction, self-storage conversions often have their own set of challenges. However, they also offer many advantages. ...More
ISS Expo: Providing the Knowledge You Need to Succeed in Self-Storage
During Oct. 5-8, the Inside Self-Storage World Expo will provide four full days of seminars, workshops, product/service exhibits, and networking opportunities. The ISS Education Package is not only extremely affordable, it gives you access to 27 classes, taught by the ...More
SS/20 Building Systems Creates a Better Way to Build Multi-Story Self-Storage
SS/20 Building Systems has constructed millions of square feet of self-storage, including difficult multi-story projects. The company's philosophy is simple: Take care of customers at all cost, and form partnerships with them so everyone can be successful. ...More
Green Building in Self-Storage: Not a Fad. Not a Trend. The Future.
Self-storage builders and developers are looking at alternative construction methods to create more energy-efficient structures while minimizing the environmental impact. ...More
ISS Presents Free Webinar on Solar Self-Storage Systems
Self-storage owners interested in creating an eco-friendly facility while saving money and generating additional revenue are invited to attend a free webinar titled, “ Solar Self-Storage Systems: Making Green While Going Green.” ...More