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Frequently Asked Questions

 How much will it cost?

To determine an accurate cost for your removal it is ideal for us to visit your home and conduct a free no obligation survey as there are many factors involved, such as, quantity of staff required, size of vehicle, materials, access, etc. With all this information we can provide you with an accurate quotation tailored to your specific needs. 

 How much notice is required?

It is advisable to give as much notice as possible but in general 7 to 10 days notice is sufficient. 

 What does it mean to be a member of the B.A.R?

The British Association of Removers has been promoting excellence within the Removals Industry for more than a century. We are full members of the BAR and maintain the high standards of service, facilities, equipment and professional staff that they require. 

 What areas do you cover?

We cover the whole of the UK and Europe with our own transport and our network of partners around the world.  We can move you from or to virtually anywhere in the world. 

 What size are your vehicles?

We operate a range of vehicles from 3.5 ton luton box vans to 17 ton purpose built removal vehicles. 

 Do you dismantle/re-erect my beds, wardrobes etc?

Unless this was agreed at the quotation stage, then all items needing to be dismantled of re-erected are expected to be carried out prior to removal. 

 Do I need to unpack my chest of drawers?

Items such as clothing, bedding etc can be left in. Please remove any books, magazines or breakable items. Self assembly furniture does not respond well to moving so this type of furniture must only be moved completely empty. 

 Should I empty my freezer?

It is advisable to use all frozen food before your removal day but if there is some food left and it is a local move  we can load the freezer last and off load it first. 

 What should I do with my gas cylinders and flammable liquids?

Gas cylinders cannot be transported on our vehicles. Flammable liquids, however contained, must not be submitted for removal either. These items are not covered under our insurance. Other arrangements must be made for their transportation. Equipment such as garden lawnmowers and chainsaws must be drained of all liquids beforehand. 

 Will you empty my loft and put items back in my new loft?

Unless the loft has a fitted staircase, is boarded and lit our insurance does not cover our staff to enter. Please make sure it is emptied prior to packing/removal or discuss the options with our assessor. 

 Does my furniture get placed to my requirements?

It is always best if you have an idea of where you want things to go beforehand. Our staff will endeavor to arrange the rooms to your liking but will not have the time to continually re-arrange rooms. 

 What size are your storage containers?

Our warehouse containers are 7 ft x 5 ft x 7 ft, holding approximately 250 cubic feet. These are standard industry size ideal for fork-lifting on and off of vehicles allowing us to load and unload directly at your premises resulting in minimum handling. 

 How long can I store for?

You can store for as long or short a period as you need. 

 How can I pay for my storage?

You can pay by cheque, credit or debit card. The most popular option is to pay by standing order. 

 What items are not able to be stored?

Any flammable items, gas bottles, plants, any opened food stuff such as oils, sauces, etc. 

 Can I gain access to my goods whilst they are in storage?

Access can be arranged through our office. We will need as much notice as possible and there will be a handling charge per container.