Removal Options

Get a Free Quote The big decision on how you move house is normally down to two options: whether you employ a removal firm or whether you do it yourself. The following factors will probably influence your choice:
Bullet Point cost of moving;
Bullet Point load size;
Bullet Point the number of large items involved;
Bullet Point whether all areas of your new property are easily accessible when unloading.

Do It Yourself Removals
The following issues should be considered before you decide on a do it yourself house move:

Bullet Point What size of van do you need to hire If you are over 21, your driving licence will probably permit you to drive a van with a laden weight of up to 7.5 tonnes, but would you be confident driving around with all your worldly goods in a van as large as that If you hire a smaller van, how many extra trips would you have to make If you are moving a long distance, a van with unlimited mileage is likely to work out cheaper than one with a mileage charge.
Bullet Point Do you have adequate manpower to help you Will you be able to handle large items like sofas or heavy items such as washing machines Are you confident that you can pack things up so that they will not get damaged in transit
Bullet Point Can you complete the move in your allotted timeframe If you have to make multiple journeys, this could be an issue if someone is trying to move into your old property at the same time as you are moving out.

Professional Removal Firms
When deciding on a professional removal company, be sure to ask the right questions:

Bullet Point Obtain quotations from at least three firms. Most removers will make a brief visit to your home to assess the number and size of items to be moved and how long the move is likely to take, before giving you a quotation. Some removers offer a lower price for moving on a weekday.
Bullet Point Find out what insurance cover, if any, is included in the quotation and whether the total price includes VAT.
Bullet Point Clarify your position regarding how much of the packing and unpacking will be done by you and how much by the removers.
Bullet Point Be sure that your chosen remover knows the location of both new and old properties and the date and time that the move is to start.

Man with a Van' Removals
If you have a relatively small volume of furniture and possessions to move, you might consider hiring a man with a van', as this should cost less than a traditional removal firm. When choosing a man with a van', ask the same questions that you would ask a mainstream remover, before making your decision. As virtually anybody with a van can offer removal services, try to get a personal recommendation from someone who has used the mover, successfully, in order to avoid any problems.

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