Meet The Fleet: Moving Van Sizes Explained

Our vehicles consist of Long Wheel Mercedes Transit Vans and the slightly larger Luton Transit Van.

With up to 1.5 tonnes of payload each, they are spacious and well-equipped to handle even the largest house removal job.

 

Long Wheel Base Transit Van

Long Wheel Transit Van

  • Sliding door for easy loading/unloading in tight spots
  • Seats (inc driver) 3

Book Transit Van

Suitable For:

  • Apartments/flats and small moves 
  • Item collection + delivery
  • Motorbike transport
  • 1 -2 bedroom houses
  • Single student moves
Luton Transit Van

Giant Luton Van

  • Tail lift for easy loading & unloading heavy items
  • Seats (inc driver) 3

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Suitable For:

  • Medium to large house removals
  • 2+ bedroom flats
  • Large office removals
  • Ideal for bulky furniture and crates
  • Upright piano removals that require 3 lifters
 

All our vans are fully carpeted and come with professional moving blankets, tie straps, a trolley and mattress cover.

Our vehicles are fully insured and come equipped with the latest GPS technology.


 

Payload

1439kg
1.5 tonnes

Load Volume

10.5 cubic metres
370 cubic feet

Load Bay Length

3.25m
10' 5"

Load Bay Width

1.57m
5' 2"

Load Bay Height

1.66m
5' 5"

Exterior Height

2.26m
7' 5"

Exterior Length

5.8m
19'

Payload

1500kg
1.5 tonnes

Load Volume

18 cubic metres
635 cubic feet

Load Bay Length

3.86m
12' 8"

Load Bay Width

2m
6' 7"

Load Bay Height

2.2m
7' 5"

Exterior Height

3.1m
10' 2"

Exterior Length

6.6m
21' 8"

How Many Removal Vans Do I Need?

While the final answer depends on the size of your house, the average job tends to require one van only. This is because:

  1. The vans are spacious to begin with. Ranging from 10.5 to 18 cubic metres in volume, they can transport an awful lot of goods in one trip, particularly if they’ve been packed well.
  2. Even if a removal exceeds the capacity of 1 van, it’s cheaper to make two legs with the same vehicle than fork out on an extra van and driver.

When Might I Need Two Or More Vans?

Multiple vans tend to be needed when people move longer distances. The way both vans can arrive at the new home simultaneously, rather than make journeys to and from the old house. If that’s the case, you can book multiple vans and we’ll arrive as a convoy.

Sometimes multiple vans are needed if residents have separate destinations, such as students moving out after exams or couples breaking up. In this case, it’s more efficient to hire two smaller vans that can head to different houses once everything has been loaded.

Van Sizes: A Visual Aid

van sizes explained

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Very impressed with their care and friendliness of the moving team who showed up on the day. Highly recommended, we moved from a 4-bed house to a 3 bed, we hired two vans which was in immaculate condition, vans were fully carpeted, and they had all the tools to get the job done, big thank you to whole of the 1 van 1 man family, awesome company to deal with if you need a bespoke service…

Max Morton

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Marvellous packing and moving service from 1 Van 1 Man company! The 3 lads operated diligently all day and got the job done in a quick time. Staff were friendly and helpful, the cost was sensible, will use again and highly mention to anyone who needs to move home!…

Jennifer Campbell

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Our moving team who was assign to us was meticulous in how they packed our gear into crates & boxes (as it was moving my home into storage). ALL our furniture was wrapped in blankets and taped up. We had put it into storage for 12 months, when we received it at our new location not an item was broken. All the crew attended our move were welcoming and hardworking. Highly recommended

Toby Tucker

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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!

Jake Pollard

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Outstanding moving service from a highly rated removal company in York. The speed & cooperation they used to empty our 3-bed flat was amazing to see how and well experience this team was at moving. 50 boxes, 2 beds, four desks, a wardrobe and a lot of kitchen appliances. They had to take time out and that was partly to avoid some of our items from getting wet, as it was pouring down. Job well done with no issues… cheers

Jodie Cason

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