Self loading removals is the ideal option for those looking for an experienced van & driver in York...

We provide an innovative service where you can load and unload your items yourself, meaning there is no need to hire additional staff to help. Our experienced drivers will transport your items safely and securely, ensuring you get from A-B with minimum hassle.

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Van & Driver Rental for Self Removals

About our van & driver hire rental service in York

Here at 1 Van 1 Man Removals, we’re always looking for ways to make moving easier and more affordable for customers old and new across the fine city of York. We’re rightly proud of our van and driver hire service ( AKA: You Load Service) as it does exactly that.

Through assessing customer's needs and listening to feedback from our clients in York we’ve brought you a van and driver hire service that saves you a lot of time, money, and stress, all while leaving you in complete control.

York's Self-Removals Solution - Rental of van & driver hire - AKA (You Load service)

Our You Load service, which is offered to residents of York within a 10-mile radius of the city walls, allows you to benefit from the hire of one of our spacious, well-maintained Mercedes vans and is recommended for loads under 20 Items e.g., 1 bedroom. 

''You Load'' self serve removal service

What are the benefits rental of our van & driver in York? 

The main difference from a traditional removal service is that although you do get a driver, you load and unload the items yourself. This allows you to benefit from van rental or hire without all of the usual hassle of hiring a van - finding your required paperwork, having to take time out to pick up and drop off the van, and of course the additional costs that can go with other van rental hire options. 

One of the biggest benefits of the van and driver hire rental service is that you don’t have to worry about picking up and dropping off the van, you simply load up and let our experienced driver take your items to your destination. This not only saves you time but can save you some serious money too.

Who is a typical You Load customer?

The short answer is, there isn’t one! We first introduced van and driver hire rental (AKA: You Load Service) because we like to listen to our customers, and many had asked about cheaper option to move few items across York. Over the years we’ve been operating in York, we encountered a significant number of situations where it was obvious that customers would have been happier and more at ease with the convenience of a self-loading removal service. 

You Load - customers might include:

  • Students across the city, including those at the University of York and York St John with many helping hands to spare
  • People planning smaller-scale moves such as from an apartment or single-occupancy bedsit
  • Customers on a budget - cheap van and driver hire in York
  • Energetic folks that love to a good graf and / or have very helpful friends!

These are just some of the people that might need a van  removal service, but not necessarily the full package. You Load fills that niche, letting people move with more flexibility, more affordably. 

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Enhanced van & driver hire (You Load) vs our full removals service

Please note that as this is classed as an enhanced van and driver hire hire service, meaning you’re responsible for loading the van, your items are not covered by our insurance. We’d highly recommend checking your home contents insurance though as it’s likely to be covered by yours! 

Information on our fully insured, fully assisted, and fully loaded removal service can be found here. While not quite as financially frugal as You Load, it is far better suited to larger scale jobs that require our expertise across the board.  

Our rental of van & driver top money-saving tips

Time is money so we’ve put together a few tips to make sure your You Load move goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible:

  • The clock starts ticking the moment the van arrives, it’s therefore better that your boxes are as close as possible to the pickup point. Move as much as you can downstairs or, on a good day (classic Yorkshire weather permitting), into your front garden or yard

  • Many hands make light work - remember that favour your mate owes you? Call it in! Get as many friends and family members to help you as you can
  • Pack well! Fewer trips will save you money, so avoid shoeboxes and ensure that your goods are stored as efficiently as possible - think Tetris without the digital music and lots more bubble wrap… 

If you’d like to take advantage of our ever popular You Load Service and save yourself pots of money on your next move, call us on 01904 390 906, or get in touch through our Contact Us page.

Remember, we only offer this to those who are moving within a ten-mile radius of York!

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Excellent Service! I would highly recommend them. We forgot to confirm our removal via email. The day of the removal I woke up at 4.30am with a doubt I realize that the removal firm was indeed not confirmed (my fault). I called the manager Dale who managed to save the day by organising a last-minute team. The guys did a fantastic job, dismantling/reassembling an expensive ottoman bed and taking it up to the second floor through an incredibly tight staircase without a scratch. They wrapped and protected everything, also items which really didn't need any protection. Everything has been moved without a scratch to the furniture and the premises. And the price was not even comparable to other moving companies in York. I have been charged lucrative quotes from other companies, given that we did all the boxes, we had very few furniture (one king bed, a sofa, table and chairs) and the old and new places were just 3 roads away. I could not believe how different the quotes were and I could not understand how to justify such a huge difference. We eventually decided to take the "risk" to go with 1 Van 1 Man Removals who quoted us a fraction of the others. I am so pleased we decided to go with them, I cannot imagine what more they could have done! Highly recommended. Just remember to confirm your booking by email.

Holly Saunders

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We had a great experience moving with this Removals firm we hired in York and would recommend to others. From the efficiency and approachability of the admin team who help us book in to the reliable and cheerful packers and movers of 1 van 1 man. They were prompt, qualified and they made moving to a new house amazingly stress free! Thank you so much, you were all totally amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better service!

Dorina Baku

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My wife and I decided to move out of London to York. We were extremely worried about how we're going to take all our furniture with us all the way to York from London. Fortunately, 1 Van 1 Man Removals are true professional movers. The moving team that showed up on the day was quite competent and very polite. High standard removal service at a fair price. Thanks, guys!

Gabriel James

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Dale and his crew were professional and polite. Packed everything with great care and consideration. Arrived in Devon with no delays and unpacked with no damage to any items! Awesome!

Akbar Oakley

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Moved from York to Cambridge, Contacted 6 removal companies within York. But 1 Van 1 Man gave us the best quote including good communication thru emails and phone calls, the process was brilliant. We even ordered boxes through their box shop at the last minute and it was delivered straight to our door on time. Have already recommended this company to all my friends!


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Good communication before moving, showed up on time, very well-organized. Moved from a 3-bed semidetached to house in Scotland. They loaded the van on the day and delivered all my household items the next day without damage. Really happy customer, great company, excellent team could not ask for more!

Declan Barnes

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From the initial enquiry to the delivery of the piano I was impressed by the professionalism, communication and service we received. Everything happened on time and both men were friendly, polite and helpful. We will have more things to move and will definitely use 1van1man removals again. Thanks lads.

Tony Mays

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Amazing service and very efficient! Came on time, helped me carry the double sofa bed up! Very competitive price as well. Dale was also very friendly. Overall will highly recommend and definitely use them again in the future if when needed. Thanks again.

Carine Chantal

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Booked 1 Van 1 Man to transport musical instruments to a concert venue in York with 48 hours notice. They were professional, flexible and friendly and I would be happy to use them again.

Becky Shaftoe ACFEA Tour Consultants

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The team arrived on time were very courteous, professional and efficient. While we all knew I was paying by the hour they came in well under other moving companies in York who quoted me fixed prices. I would recommend them and most certainly use them again if needed.

George Powell

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Very easy move with Dale and his lifter n shifter on the day, James. Both really courteous and easy to work with. I had a guy to help me out and they were happy to work with him. I had to move stuff from two locations to a third. All done smoothly and efficiently - everything securely loaded and fixed in the van, everything unloaded to where I wanted it. Dale had also advised me where to get packing materials in York as I'd been let down by a courier. I would recommend 1 Van 1 Man - you get flexible, sympathetic, efficient service at a very good price. What are you waiting for? Move. (I feel well qualified to write this as I have moved 5 times in 12 years and used 5 removal companies including 1van1man)

jamie charteris

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Mike and Dave made the perfect team to help me move a 2 bed house on my own - After a quick look around and confirming what was going on the van they cracked straight on, dismantling wardrobes that wouldn’t fit down the stairs, loading boxes and negotiating a very large prickly Holly tree (well done Mike, you were a trooper!) Once at my new home they unloaded quickly and efficiently (thanks to Dave’s expert Tetris loading skills) and kept checking in with me where I needed all my furniture and belongings put. This is the second time I have used 1van1man and I will continue to do so. They made the move feel so easy, especially as it was just me as my husband was at work. Friendly, professional and expert furniture dismantle and re-build skills - take the stress out of your move and just get 1van1man. Promise you - they’re ace !

Claire Staff

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Outstanding Motorcycle moving service provided by York company -1 Van 1 Man. I had a motorcycle moved from Selby to Leeds. Bike was collected with ease and the van was kitted out, they delivered on time as promised. They updated me throughout the whole journey… cheers!

Jafor Laboni

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I’ve used 1 Van 1 Man twice now in 3 years and recommend Dale and his crew with the highest regards. Phenomenal professionalism, customer service and absolute good people. There aren’t enough accolades I can use! I’ll be booking them again in the future and advise you do too!

Daniel Bowker

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness, Value Amazingly quick, efficient, friendly and professional service who came at the drop of a hat! Wouldn’t use anyone else now we’ve found these guys. Awesome!

Harry Vines

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I asked 1 Van 1 Man to deliver my piano to my new place of work, and the service they provided was exceptional. They were very easy to contact, as it ended up being a last-minute arrangement. They delivered it with great care and were very friendly and professional. A great service, and I would highly recommend.

Hugh McCarron

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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value - Very friendly, helpful lads! They had bother getting my big sofa out of the house but persevered until it was out! Thank you for your help! I would definitely use them again, great service. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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