Thursday, 13 December 2012

How To Prepare Your Sofa For Storage

At Cube Self Storage H.K., we see a lot of customers who are storing large household items in between house moves. One of the main items that are stored are sofas and our storage rooms can easily accommodate three seaters, two seaters and armchairs. Here are some top tips for preparing your sofa for storage:
Tip 1 – Cleaning
It’s important that your sofa is clean before placing it in storage. Make sure that you have thoroughly vacuumed your sofa to remove dust, dirt and pet hairs. This includes vacuuming right down in between the cushions if they cannot be removed. If your sofa is leather, we recommend using an appropriate leather suite cleaning kit prior to storage or if your sofa is fabric use an approved fabric cleaner.
Tip 2 – Protection
Although your sofa can be stored as it is without additional protection, we do recommend covering your sofa during storage. This will stop any dust getting on it. The best way to cover your sofa is by covering or wrapping it in a breathable piece of fabric.
Tip 3 – Location
To ensure your sofa stays in its correct shape during storage, we recommend storing it on its base as you would at home. It’s also important to protect your sofa from damage by sharp objects you also have in storage by not placing boxes or other objects on top of your sofa. However to maximise your storage space, other cushions, pillows, duvets, towels or blankets could be stored on your sofa without causing damage.
We hope you have found these tips useful. If you would like to know more about our self-storage options, please contact us.

Vintage Motorbike Storage at Cube Fine Art

At Cube Fine Art, our state-of-the-art storage facility can be used for more than just storing fine art and in one recent phone call we got asked whether our storage facility was suitable for storing an antique motorbike. The answer was ‘yes’. If you have a vintage or antique motorbike that requires storage in a secure location, here are some things that you need to know:
Petrol tank – please completely drain the fuel tank as we cannot store flammable liquids in our storage facility.
Getting it inside – as the fuel tank needs to be completely empty for storage purposes, you’ll have to wheel the bike into our storage facility, it cannot be driven.
Cleaning – before storing your antique motorbike, it’s recommended that you give it a thorough clean to remove any dirt or grime. Make sure it’s dry before putting it into storage to reduce the chance of rust or corrosion.
Have you got something rather unusual that needs storing? We’re happy to answer questions about anything from fine art to furniture, stamp collections to antique motorbikes, just contact us for more information.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

3 Ways Cube Fine Art H.K. Make Your Life Easier When Storing Artwork

At Cube Fine Art H.K., we understand your concerns when it comes to storing your precious artwork with us. That is why we go to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of storing your items is done with the upmost care and attention to detail. Here are three ways we can help ease your anxiety when storing your pieces of fine art:

1. Consultation – before we agree to store your artwork, we offer all our clients a consultation to determine what is most suitable for your piece or collection.
2. State of the Art Facility – our purpose-built facility includes a range of features to keep your artwork safe including CCTV, a fire alarm system and keypad access.
3. Climate Controlled Storage – our facility includes a special climate controlled storage area where the temperature and humidity can be constantly monitored.

If you would like to know anything further about these or any of our other services, please contact us.

Monday, 3 December 2012

5 Ways Cube Fine Art H.K. Make Your Life Easier When Moving Artwork

At Cube Fine Art H.K., we understand how stressful it can be to move your valuable artwork. That is why we go to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of the move is done with the upmost care and attention to detail. Here are five ways we help ease your anxiety when moving fine art:

1. Consultation – before we confirm the move of any artwork, we offer all our clients a consultation to discuss your exact requirements for the move.
2. Bespoke Packing Service – we don’t just pack your artwork for you but we build custom packing crates and insert the correct type of packaging materials to ensure that your fine art reaches it destination in the best possible condition.
3. Transport by our Dedicated Vehicles – we operate our own fleet of vehicles and oversee the loading, transportation and unloading of your fine art by our highly skilled staff.
4. Customs Management and Security Clearances – we do all the paperwork for you whether your fine art is staying in Hong Kong or travelling abroad, saving you time and energy.
5. Dedicated Project Manager – throughout the planning and the move itself, you will have a dedicated project manager who you can contact for advice or with any questions.

If you would like to know anything further about these or any of our other services, please contact us.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Our New Website

Have a look at our brand new website. Our new website intends to make your life as easy as possible with all the information you need available at the touch of a button.

Now you can easily:

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If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our new look please contact us and we would love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Our Packing Service

At Cube Fine Art Services H.K., we are specialists in the transportation and storage of pieces of fine art. What many of our customers don’t realise is that we also offer a comprehensive fine art packing service as well – whether you take advantage of our transportation service or not. Here’s what we can offer as part of our packing service:
  • Initial Assessment – when you contact Cube Fine Art H.K., we will allocate a dedicated consultant to you who will assess your exact requirements and make recommendations on how best to package your item.
  • Bespoke Case Building – we will measure the item or items you require packing and build bespoke cases for them to make sure they will be protected during transportation or storage.
  • Case Lining – we will line your custom built case with polystyrene for an extra layer of protection.
  • Wrapping – your piece of fine art will then be carefully wrapped in breathable packaging such as Tyvek to ensure it doesn’t ‘sweat’ and cause damage. It will then be placed inside the crate.
  • Sealing – the case will then be securely sealed and we will oversee its loading onto a vehicle if required.
If you would like to find out more about our packaging services or would like a quote, please contact us.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Storage for Collections at Cube Fine Art H.K.

At Cube Fine Art H.K., we have a purpose built storage facility which offers your valuables protection from theft, damage and deterioration. Although some of our clients choose to store just one or two pieces of fine art with us, others choose to store whole collections.

Thanks to a variety of different sized storage rooms, we can accommodate virtually any collection from vintage clothing to collectable coins, stamps to wine collections. We even offer a climate controlled storage area which is ideal for stopping the deterioration of items such as clothing, wine and paintings.

So whether you give need one piece stored or a vast collection, contact us for more information.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

International Fine Art Relocation Services

Although a lot of our clients are based within Hong Kong, Cube Fine Art H.K. is also able to undertake international art transportation too. Here’s a brief guide to what our international relocation service offers:
  1. Co-ordination and move management – we offer a pre-move consultation to discuss your needs and advise you on all elements of the move.
  2. Detailed Pre-move inventory - we will produce a full inventory of all the pieces in your collection that you require moving, including documentation about their condition.
  3. Bespoke packaging – we will delicately wrap your item and produce a custom built case to ensure it arrives safely.
  4. Secure transport – we load your art work onto a vehicle – whether it’s going by sea, road or air.
  5. Customs management – we will handle all the customs paperwork on your behalf.
  6. Security clearances – we will ensure your fine art gets to its destination on time.
  7. Installation assistance – we will then help you install your pieces if required.
So whether you’re moving elsewhere in Asia, to the UK, France, the United States, Australia or anywhere else in the world you can be assured that with us your artwork will arrive safely.
If you would like to find out more about our transportation services or would like a quote, please contact us.

The Advantages of Bespoke Packaging for Fine Art

At Cube Fine Art Services H.K., one of the services we offer is bespoke case building and packing of your fine art. We don’t simply find a suitable box to put your artwork in, we make a crate from scratch.

There are a number of advantages to bespoke packaging. Firstly, by building a crate to put your artwork in, we can be assured of the quality of the wood, nails and overall construction of the box. This gives us pieces of mind that your pieces of fine art will arrive safely after being transported.

Another advantage is that we can build a crate which is exactly the right size for your piece of art. If a case is too small, your pieces might be squashed or crushed during transit. If the case is too large, your piece might rattle around and get damaged. If we pad out an oversized container, it would cost you additional money in packaging materials. By designing and building our own bespoke crates, we can ensure an efficient, cost-effective service for our clients

If you would like to find out more about our packaging services or would like a quote, please contact us.

Access to the Cube Fine Art Storage Facility

At Cube Fine Art Services H.K., one of the most common questions that we get asked is ‘how can I access your secure storage facility? As this is something we get asked a lot, we thought that we’d take this opportunity to share it in our blog.

Our fully secure, state-of-the-art storage facility is equipped with both swipe card technology and electronic keypads. When you decide to store your pieces of fine part or other items with us, you will be given a swipe card to use to access the facility. You will also be given your own, unique pin number to use to access the building.

These two things, in addition to our CCTV system ensure that only those who should be granted access to our storage facility manage to get inside. If you happen to lose your swipe card or forget your pin number, we have a security procedure in place to ensure that we can give you, and only you, access to your items.

If you would like to know anything further about our security measures or any of our other services, please contact us.