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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