Frequently Asked Questions
We can supply a general estimate of your costs, but every move is like a bespoke suit as it depends on many things; the type of property, the volume of goods to move, the number of days and staff required, the mileage and our customers personal requirements. Even the walk from the front door can affect the cost! It is always best to arrange a personal visit by one of our representatives. Our quotes are entirely free!
We would suggest that you contact us at least 4-6 weeks before your anticipated move date. Don't leave it until you exchange, as the time between exchange and completion can be quite short.
We cover an area of about 20 miles around Aylesbury, including Buckingham, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Chesham, Milton Keynes, Tring, Leighton Buzzard and Bicester. In all these regions we are pleased to provide a free personal survey by our experienced Estimator. He can then accurately assess the volume of goods to be moved as well as taking into consideration any other aspects that may be required e.g. packing, dismantling, vehicle access etc. and answer any questions you may have. We can move you to any part of the UK and we have trade contacts for European or overseas removals.
If you are moving into our area, we would always advise that you contact a company local to your location who can make a personal visit. However, if required, you can also use our Get an Estimate page from which we can provide a quote for you based on your listed information.
In truth? As much as possible. A lot depends on the time of year and the day in the month. For the example, house moving in the summer is generally busier than other times of the year and Fridays, especially at the end of the month, tend to be more popular. In the situation of house sales and purchases firm bookings for moving house can only be made on exchange of your house sale/purchase and we would suggest at least 2 weeks' notice if possible. European removals may need up to 4 weeks notice. Unfortunately we do not accept provisional bookings, although we are happy to speak to you at any time about our current availability.
Bookings are carried out on a first come, first served basis. Once you have exchanged, telephone our office to confirm that we have the space and resources available. You will then need to complete and return your Acceptance Form (and Insurance Précis form too if you want to buy our insurance cover) to be received as soon as possible after your initial call, either by post, fax or email. We will then write and confirm the booking of your removal dates and send you our invoice. In the event that you book with less than 4 working days notice we would ask that you bring the paperwork to our office and make full payment at that time.
For a direct removal, payment is required prior to the move. Payment can be by cash, cheque, BACS or debit/credit card. For payments by cheque, or BACS removal clients must settle their invoices in cleared funds, which is normally about 4 working days prior to the move. We accept credit or debit card payments up to the day before the move. For removals into store the first invoice would generally be raised after collection which would then payable within 14 days of the invoice. For all ongoing storage, this would be invoiced in advance, for which we ask that all clients set up a standing order on a calendar monthly basis (or quarterly if preferred), payable on the 1st of each month (or 1st of each quarter). Our office will issue the relevant form for clients to complete and return to our office. For removals from store, again all outstanding invoices must be paid in cleared funds prior to delivery.
All quotations include our "All Risks" insurance cover against accidental damage or physical loss of goods. Full details are sent out with every quote. You are not obliged to take our cover if you have other alternatives e. g. your own household cover. We can always quote to exclude the premium. However if you intend to come into store, if you are using your own insurance company, please check that they will cover your goods whilst in store. Many do not and if you have not purchased our insurance cover, our basic contact conditions would exclude any damage by fire.
We have a range of purpose built vehicles from 3.5 to 17 ton to cover all sizes of house moving and to cope with difficult accesses. We also have vehicles that can operate in the new London Low Emission Zone.
The containers are 8ft H x 7ft D x 5ft W, to hold approximately 250 cubic feet or 7 cubic metres