Big Steel Box offers reno storage tips
November 2, 2017
A surge in Canadian home renovations often leads to project delays because of the sheer volume of the work, noted Brian Hawkins, B.C. regional manager at Big Steel Box.
“The age-old formula for renovations is to double your time estimate,” Hawkins said.
Hawkins cited recent studies that show more than half of homeowners plan to live in the home while renovations take place, which can make living stressful. While renos can be disruptive, storing materials away from the living space can reduce stress for both homeowners and contractors, he noted.
Renovation contractors can also safely store building materials or tools on site in the big steel containers, Hawkins added.
“Going with a mobile storage service like Big Steel Box means [clients] can have secure and convenient storage at any location – whether it’s on the property, or at a secure location,” he said.
Big Steel Box uses 20-foot-long steel shipping containers, but also has sizes from eight feet to 40 feet long. The units can be delivered to a site or stored at a separate, secure location. While headquartered in Kelowna, B.C. Big Steel Box has locations in Ontario, where they have recently expanded in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.