Construction

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.


  • U.S. Door Launches Virtual Design Studio for Self-Storage
    U.S. Door & Building Components introduced a Virtual Design Studio that allows users to see in real time how changing a project’s design will affect its unit mix and return on investment. ...More
    January 22, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • Trachte and ISS Launch Webinar Series on Self-Storage Construction
    Trachte Building Systems and Inside Self-Storage will provide a four-part webinar series focusing on self-storage construction in 2008. ...More
    January 9, 2008 Posted in News, Construction
  • National Storage Center of Redford, Mich., Wins Beautification Award
    National Storage Center of Redford, Mich., a self-storage facility developed and managed by Pogoda Cos., received a 2007 Business Beautification Award from the Redford Township Chamber of Commerce. ...More
    November 19, 2007 Posted in News, Construction, Development
  • Building for Money or ‘How to Marry Rich Customers’
    A friend of mind once founded a magazine for the women of Orange County, Calif., and enjoyed immediate attention and success by featuring a cover story titled, ”How to Marry a Rich Man.” Self-storage owners also like clientele who are well-to-do and have found ...More
    September 1, 2007 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles, Construction
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Lewis Joins BETCO Sales Staff Ryan Lewis has joined BETCO as ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Construction
  • Cost-Effective Conversions
    Existing commercial buildings are especially attractive to developers of self-storage facilities, primarily because investors know they can avoid spending unknown amounts of time and money to meet zoning regulations. Most existing structures have previously complied with ...More
    February 1, 2007 Charles H. Cordes Posted in Articles, Construction
  • NEWS
    To submit a news release, e-mail storagenews@vpico.com. Metro Storage Joins Forces With ING Clarion Metro Storage LLC, which operates facilities under the name Metro Self Storage, announced a $250 million joint venture with real estate investment firm ING Clarion. The ...More
    October 19, 2006 Posted in Articles, Construction, Technology
  • Webinar on Storage Tenant Bankruptcy Set for Sept. 12
    Part of the Inside Self-Storage Legal Learning Series with Jeffrey Greenberger, a free webinar about dealing with tenant bankruptcy will take place on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. ET. ...More
    September 6, 2006 Posted in News, Construction
  • BETCO Sponsors the ISS Legal Learning Webinar Series
    BETCO Inc., a single-source manufacturer of self-storage building components, has signed on as the premier sponsor of the Inside Self-Storage Legal Learning Webinar Series. ...More
    August 14, 2006 Posted in News, Construction
  • People
    If you have a staff-related announcement such as a promotion, new hire or award you would like to include in the magazine, send an e-mail to storagenews@vpico.com. High-resolution, digital photos are appreciated. Jack Davis Davis Wins BETCO Sales Award Jack Davis has been ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles, Construction