Glossary of Self Storage Terms
This glossary explains the terms & definitions used by the self storage industry - our hope is that by giving customers these definitions it helps clarify precisely what we provide - please contact us if you have any further questions.
A system of storage in which the service provider allocates, under the terms of a self storage contract, a finite, securable unit for storage to which the customer has the right to exclusive access.
A building or other designated area in which self storage is provided.
Same as a self storage facility. Just different terminology.
An individual self-contained, securable, unit of storage space which once occupied is static in a self storage facility.
The same as a self storage unit. Just different terminology.
Weather conditions usually prevailing in the vicinity of the self storage facility.
An entity providing the self storage service on a commercial basis. In our case this is Self Storage Space.
A written agreement between the service provider and the customer by means of which the customer is allocated the use of one or more self storage units, in accordance with the terms and conditions agreed. At Self Storage Space we use the standard contract provided to members of the Self Storage Association in the UK.
A structurally robust, without significant deterioration from the as new condition, clean and free from contamination that would affect stored items, and capable of protecting stored items from unauthorised access (other than through forced entry or other illegal means) and deterioration through exposure to the natural elements.
An approximate area of usable floor space expressed in square/cubic metres or square/cubic feet.
This is not the same as self storage. We do not recommend container storage due to problems with condensation, temperature control and security.
Goods which shall not be stored in a self storage facility.
Closed Circuit Television. Recording all movements within and around the perimeter of the self storage facility.
Source: These terms are based on definitions defined by European Self Storage Standard EN 15696:2008 (E).