March[ing] into April
It's been a while since our last blog post so I wanted to update you on where we've been and what we've been up to.
In mid-March we began the groundworks for our next row of units. It's been a long while planned and we finally managed to coordinate all that we needed to get the job done; but it wasn't without its little dramas along the way; more on that shortly.
We ensure that all of our units are set on perfectly flat bases a). to ensure ease of use for our customers and b). so that the site looks smart and tidy for years to come. Steve, Shaun and Jake of Steve Poole Plant Hire Ltd. undertook the setting of these bases for us, using laser levelling technology to ensure that the sleeper bases are exactly right.
The end result is very pleasing on the eye, certainly for someone as sad as I am...
The arrival of our newest storage units coincided perfectly (but not by accident) with the completion of the bases.
We didn't waste any time in getting the units into position, with thanks to the precision HiAb skills of Neil!
Although all of our units arrive new (once tripped), many of them need a wash down and all are swept and mopped out ready for their occupation by our customers. We know how important a clean and tidy unit is to you and we go to great lengths to provide you with the very best environment for your goods and a service that we pride ourselves on.
Louis, my little Jack Russell, is often on hand to oversee our efforts and give the units the all clear when they're ready. He never helps though!
We also ceased the opportunity to make a couple of small additions while the weather has been so nice.
We've added more key safes to enable even more customers to collect their keys for the first time.
And a new sign at the entrance off the slip road, so that everyone can see what great value we offer.
And the 'little dramas' I mentioned...well...
A small water leak was quickly resolved and, in the process, gave a couple of the lads a refreshing shower (no photos of that, you'll be relieved to know).
But...with the extensive groundworks undertaken, there was always going to be some leftover material that needed to be removed from site. It fell to me to fetch a tractor and trailer (tractor kindly leant to me by James Burton of D&B Farming Company) and do a couple of runs to the quarry. The last trip of the day ended like this...(I'm blaming old tyres!)
Thankfully, Matt of M&A Tyres came to my rescue (as he has done on more than one occasion before), he soon had a replacement fitted and I was on my way home with only my pride left in shreds. Louis has suggested that he drives next time.
So there it is, a busy time on site and bookings have been busy in the meantime too, with most of our new customers sighting personal recommendations as their reason for choosing us - nice to know we're doing something right. We still have a couple of units available to hire immediately and should be taking delivery of some more later this month. Be sure to let us know if you have an impending need for storage so that we can reserve one for you and avoid any potential disappointment.
In the meantime, we hope you have a great weekend and fingers crossed for some warmer weather again soon!