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Are you looking for a moving company but unsure of what they can do for you? Then you have come to the right page!
This article explains all the removal services that are available for relocating to your new home. We have compiled the average prices for the services movers have to offer, as well as their corresponding descriptions.
Removal services: What is the cost?
Although the specifics depend on the company, most offer many different services. Of course, these are performed at a price so you are probably wondering how much it would cost to hire, for example, packing services and storage space.
The table below shows the average prices of common removal services that you should expect.
Prices of common removal services
|Packing||£150 - £400||- Professional packing of your belongings|
|Packing Materials||£120 - £150||- Purpose-made supplies for packing|
|Disassembly and Reassembly||£125||- Help with assembly / disassembly of furniture|
|Handyman||£50 per hour||- Expert to dismantle and install electrical and lighting fixtures, appliances, etc.|
|Storage||£30 per week||- Space if you cannot move immediately|
|Cleaning||£15 per hour||- Cleaning of old and new house|
|Parking Permit||£30 - £75||- Price depends on area and trade association membership|
|Piano Removal||£120 - £480||- Proper care and specialist equipment for safe removal|
Cost of services for a 3-bedroom home
|Packing||£250||- Packing of contents of a 3-bedroom house|
|Packing Materials||£100||- Boxes of varying sizes, packing paper, bubble wrap, and tape|
|Disassembly and Reassembly||£125||- Disassembly of items to be packed
|Storage||£120||- Use of storage facility for 1 month|
|Cleaning||£285||- Entire home cleaning—vacuuming, dusting, wiping, etc.|
|Total||£880||- Cost of additional services for a 3-bedroom house|
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What removal services are there?
Moving specialists provide a wide range of removal services and are able to handle anything you need. With many options, your project is completely customisable, depending on the specific details of your move.
Below, we list the different services that removal companies offer and explain what each involves.
- House removals
- Office removals
- Furniture removals
- International removals
- Packing services
- Packing materials
- Specialist removals
- Piano removals
- Handyman services
- Administrative services
Specialists will handle everything to do with moving to your new home. Whether it is just moving down the street or to a new city 150 miles away, the removal company will assist with safely and quickly transporting your belongings to your new residence.
With expertise in house removals, loading and transporting your valuables are taken care of, meaning everything will be smooth and comfortable.
Moving specialists are also able to manage your project if you are a business looking to move your office. Various aspects such as employee transition assistance programs, office refurbishment, and disposal services ensure the office move is smooth.
Relocating furniture, equipment, files, and employees—all while minimising time and disruption.
Have you packed up everything and just need to move a few pieces of larger furniture? Or have you recently sold your sofa online and need to deliver it to the new owner?
In any situation, moving companies have the expert packing and wrapping techniques to ensure your furniture is transported without any damage. Make your furniture removal hassle free!
Are you moving to another country for a new job? Or simply just need a change of scenery?
Whatever your situation, a removal company will be able to make this significant life moment much easier. Offering everything from coordinating shipments to assistance adjusting to a new culture, a moving company will help with even the most difficult of international removals.
Removal companies provide professional packing services to ensure that your prized possessions are secure during the transport. Fully trained movers use wrapping, boxes, tape, and covers to protect and properly pack your belongings. Usually, movers are only held liable for items that they packed themselves.
Some movers also have packing materials available for purchase. These are either for your own use or for the movers themselves as part of their packing services. Depending on the company and your package, packing materials cost may be included in the price of requested packing services.
Below is a table of average packing materials prices to give you a general idea:
Packing materials cost
|Large Box (45cm x 45cm x 52cm)||£3.50 each|
|Medium Box (43cm x 43cm x 48cm)||£3.00 each|
|Small Box (30cm x 30cm x 48cm)||£2.50 each|
|Wardrobe box with hanging bar (51cm x 45cm x 122cm)||£10.00 each|
|Packing Tape (48mm x 66mm)||£1.50 per roll|
|Bubble Wrap (100m x 50cm)||£20.00 each|
|Packing Paper (500 sheets per ream)||£12.00 each|
|Moving Blanket/Cover (200cm x 150cm)||£5.00 each|
If you have fragile antiques, large and awkward items such as an old grandfather clock, or fine art, you will need a removal specialist to transport these items.
With specialised training and equipment, such as lifts, cranes, and padding, your precious items are in good hands.
One of the most common removal requests is moving pianos. Pianos require more than just lifting and loading onto a vehicle—they need proper padding and lifting equipment to make sure they are not damaged and stay in tune.
Removal specialists offer this service so your instrument remains in pristine condition.
If you are renting and want your safety deposit back, then removal companies also offer cleaning services. Cleaning is also available if you simply want to make your old home prepared for the new owners and your new home ready for you.
We know that moving can leave quite a mess and the last thing you want to deal with is cleaning your new house after a long day of lifting and driving.
To speed up your moving day even more, professional movers are able to disassemble any furniture to prepare them for packing and loading, and to assemble them once they are put in their destination rooms.
If you have appliances or electronics that need to be installed, but do not have the time or knowledge of such matters, certain removal companies offer handyman services. These handymen install and fix any broken, technical items.
Maybe an unexpected issue prevents you from moving into your new home immediately? Or perhaps you simply would like to keep certain items you do not need right away while you prepare your new house?
Some removal companies have secure storage facilities with CCTV. You can rest easy knowing your items are safe and easily accessible.
Most removal companies have insurance policies that cover your belongings while they are being handled by their movers and in transit. This protects against damage, loss, and theft.
While most contracts include insurance coverage, it is usually for a small amount. However, movers have various options to increase the amount of coverage to match the value of your goods.
Moving companies are also able to make arrangements for various other tasks required for your moving day.
These include applying for parking permits or suspensions with local city councils, paying congestion charges, or even arranging for customs clearance for overseas removals.
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Since removal companies are able to handle so many different tasks, your move will be taken care of no matter the circumstances. From a relatively simple domestic move with no added services, to a fully-managed removal to another country, moving specialists have the removal services to accommodate your needs.
To make the best possible decision on the level of service that matches your financial requirements, obtain quotes from multiple companies to find the best offer in terms of value. Send a quote request now—it is non-binding and completely free!