Scarborough Removals - Expert Man & Van Hire

You only have to whisper the name Scarborough around 1 Van 1 Man headquarters and you’ll notice eyes mist over as memories of sandcastles on the beach, donkey rides, and sticky ice cream hands in the summer sun come flooding back! As a proud Yorkshire company, we’re always excited to see a job come up in the county’s premier seaside town, even if we have swapped deckchairs and donuts for ratchet straps and removal vans! 

We’ve been delighted over the years to meet and work with many of Scarborough’s friendly residents and members of the business community. We’re definitely looking forward to meeting many more over the coming years.

Expert house removals in Scarborough 

With excellent road and rail links, not one but two fantastic beaches on your doorstep, regular cultural festivals and events, and easy access to key services, it’s little wonder we’ve seen the demand for our house removal services increase over the years we’ve been operating in the YO11 area. Whether that’s moving someone from out of country to a sea view apartment on the Esplanade or Belmont Road, or a family from a terrace in Raleigh Street to a detached house in Woodland Ravine, we offer: 

  • Punctuality - we understand your time is precious, so we won’t keep you hanging around or needing to chase us up 
  • Communication - on your moving day we’ll be in touch to check-in and get the all clear. In the meantime, if you have questions for us, we’re just a phone call away 
  • Prioritisation - let us know what you’ll need first on arrival and we’ll make sure it’s packed within easy reach 
  • Affordability - our prices are consistently competitive, but we don’t compromise on quality. We also don’t do hidden fees, which is always nice to hear!
  • Flexibility - our goal is always to find the best solutions for you and your needs
  • Professionalism - our courteous staff share a belief in customer care and working to the highest standards 

A Year in a stay - Scarborough’s Grand Hotel

Did you know that one of Scarborough’s most recognisable landmarks, the Grand Hotel, owes its appearance to the humble year? Its four towers (or dumplings to some) represent the seasons, it has 12 floors to mirror the months, 52 chimneys to signify the weeks, and 365 rooms to symbolise the days!

What else can we offer? 

We may have made a name for ourselves in the Scarborough area with our top-class house removal services, but we’ve been steadily adding more and more options over the years to help our customers with as wide a variety of tasks as possible, including: 

  • House clearances
  • Student removals 
  • Furniture dismantling and assembly
  • Store collections (John Lewis, Homebase, IKEA etc.)
  • ‘You Load’ self-load van hire with professional driver
  • Single item pick-up and delivery
  • Sofa and furniture delivery
  • Self-storage service
  • eBay pick-ups and delivery 
  • Rubbish removal (including garden waste, scrap metal and white goods)

Can’t see what you’re looking for? Check out our services page for the full list or give us a call to see how we can help you. 

Supporting Scarborough’s businesses 

Visitors have been taking advantage of Scarborough’s fresh sea air for over 400 years, since then the town and its businesses have grown to meet the demands of tourists and residents alike. Whether you own a sweet shop along Foreshore Road, or you’re one of the 50+ businesses on Scarborough Business Park, 1 Van 1 Man is here for you. We can offer: 

  • Stock transport - keep those shelves stocked and your customers happy, even if your usual transport methods have let you down 
  • Office removals - from small to large offices, workshops to creative spaces, and shops to showrooms, we can lend a hand when you’re moving location. What’s more, we can operate outside of your usual working hours to limit the impact on your business  
  • Courier service - in need of an important document fast, or need something valuable transporting safely and efficiently? Take advantage of our professional courier service
  • Tailored quotes - every business is unique, that’s why our competitively priced quotes are tailored specifically to you and your needs

Hassle-free quotes on the double

Want to know more about the cost of a job? We would love to hear from you! Our friendly staff are on hand to offer free, tailored quotes with no-obligation and no hard-sell via telephone on 01904 390 906, or through our website.

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We’re here for curtain calls and seaside balls! 

From the more traditional curtain-raisers held in The Stephen Joseph Theatre, to the annual delights of Seafest, Acoustic Gathering, and Scarborough Jazz Festival, there’s so much more to this culturally vibrant town than 99s and 2p machines! Add in fantastic museums and art galleries, the last remaining seaside orchestra in the country, and the alfresco delights of the Open Air Theatre, and you’ve got a recipe for success. If you’re part of Scarborough’s creative and cultural scene, we can help with transporting: 

  • Musical equipment and instruments, including pianos
  • Exhibition material and large or bulky items
  • Props, costumes, scenery, and stage dressings 

We know that your items are precious to you, which is why we offer full public liability and goods in transport insurance as standard. In addition, we use industry-approved packing materials and techniques to ensure everything arrives safe and sound without a scratch. 

As big fans of the town’s events and eccentricities (we’re looking at you Battle of Peasholm reconstructions) we like to keep informed with what’s coming up via the Visit Scarborough Event Page.

Please note that although we're based in York, all our services are offered nationwide - including Scarborough. It doesn't matter what you're moving, or where you're moving to and from - we have it covered with our highly rated, flexible service.

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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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