The Ultimate Guide To How House Removals Companies Work

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House removals companies help people pack and move their belongings from one place to another. They offer a wide range of services, from full removal services to moving individual items.

The exact services a removal firm offers may vary from one company to another. Overall, here are the services you can expect to get.

  • Professional packing.

  • Transporting your household stuff.

  • Loading and unloading your items.

  • Short-term and long-term storage.

  • Packing supplies.

  • Unpacking moving boxes.

  • Dismantling and reassembling furniture, kitchen appliances, musical instruments and gym equipment.

  • Rubbish removal.

  • Cleaning services.


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How House Removals Companies Work

Reputable removals companies are registered with either the British Association of Removers or the National Guild of Removers and Stores. You can be sure that a mover registered with either of this association adheres to set guidelines and code of conduct. They are professional at all times.

When choosing a removal company, make sure they are licensed and insured. In case of damages during the move, you’ll be fairly compensated.

Once you’ve settled for a reputable man with a van, you want to be very clear on the services you need. If it’s a full service, the house removal firm will conduct a pre-move survey to assess the things you are moving and give you a quote.

Take your time to go through the quote. You can ask questions, seek clarification, or request additional services.

Before the moving day, the professional movers will confirm the time, allocate movers and plan the process to ensure everything runs smoothly on the moving day. They’ll also offer advice and any assistance you might need while preparing to move.

On the moving day, two or more uniformed professional movers with a van or a truck will arrive at the appointed time. They’ll introduce themselves and walk around the house to check your stuff. They’ll go straight ahead and load the boxes. The team will transport your property, unload, and even unpack. The specific service offered will depend on what you agreed on.

Professional movers loading a removal van

A full service is efficient and time-saving, giving you an easy time as the movers take care of every aspect of your move from packing to transportation and placing the furniture in the right place in your new home.

With that said, are you planning on moving and not sure where to start? We are a high standard man with a van with excellent services. We tailor our house removals services to meet your needs. Whether you need your piano moved or a full removals service, our experienced team has the expertise to handle a wide range of moving needs. Contact us for a free quote.


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When do you pay house removal companies?

Most removal companies require that you pay a percentage of the total cost upfront as a deposit. The remaining amount is usually paid upon delivery. Other companies will require full payment seven days in advance. The man with a van company you are hiring will give you their payment guidelines when giving the quote.

How much notice do you need to give a removal company?

You can give a removal company three weeks’ notice. Depending on your schedule, you can also give a notice further ahead or even at the last minute. An advance notice allows for a pre-move consultation and time to review the quote and make any other adjustments if need be.

If you are moving during summer or the holidays, it will be best to give at least one month notice because these are peak seasons.

Do removal companies move plants and garden tools?

Yes, some removal companies will help you move plants, garden tools, patio furniture, and garden decoration if you communicate your need in advance. Other removal firms will require you to transport them yourself as they only take care of your household stuff.

Will a removal company disassemble your furniture?

Yes. A removal company will disassemble your furniture and assemble them back in your new home. Professional movers can help you move oversized or large furniture (wall units, desks, cabinet, exercise equipment or beds) to make it easier to take the furniture through the door or a narrow alleyway.

Furniture removals

Since it’s professionals dismantling the furniture, you can be assured they’ll be handled carefully. Each piece will be well packed and protected, ready for transport. The furniture will arrive safely at the destination.

Depending on the man with a van, you can order furniture removal as a standalone service or part of house removals.

How long does it take to load a removal van?

The time it takes to load a removal van varies widely depending on the volume of the stuff you want to transport, which depends on how big your house or inventory is. What floor your flat is on, the distance of the van from the house or flat, and the number of movers are all factors that determine how long it takes to load a van.

In general, if you are working with two professional movers taking your items from the first floor to a van parked 20 feet from the apartment, here is what to expect.

Van Size

Time Taken

10-foot van

Less than 3 hours

24-foot lorry

6 hours

26-foot lorry

8 -10 hours

For each floor that’s above the first floor, add 20% of the time to have a rough idea of how long it will take. Again, add 20% for every 50 feet distance from the apartment to the truck.

It’s equally important to note that if you are loading yourself, you’ll take more time.

Do removal companies work on Saturday?

Yes. Removal companies work on Saturdays and even Sundays. It all depends on the man and van you are contracting. While moving over the weekend is great because you won’t miss work, neither will your kids miss a day at school, weekdays are equally amazing as you might find a moving company with offers. Also, house removal companies are less busy over the weekdays. All in all, settle for a day that works for you.

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