Choosing Good Removal Company

Choosing Good Removal Company

Moving house as we all know is one of the most stressful events most of us undertake, the thought of packing up all our worldly goods into boxes then putting these boxes onto the back of a van sends a chill down your back. Why not let someone else take the strain, besides you will have enough other things happening on removal day to keep you busy.

Be careful of using one of the many “man and a van” type removal services that have sprung up of recent years, the old saying of you get what you pay for applies to removal services. Ask yourself what happens if something gets damaged, who is liable? The odd job man with a van is unlikely to be insured for breakages.

Always get several free quotes for removals, whilst some may offer a quick online estimate for removals the more professional removal companies will have an experienced estimator visit your house or business premises to assess the location and confirm any special requests that could cause difficulties on the day, examples could be very large heavy items of furniture, garden statues or tropical fish. You may have to consider removing a window to get something out or you on the top floor of a flat and there are parking restrictions in place, all good removal companies can overcome these problems, and deal with any permits that need obtaining. Another point to note is providing your removal company with as much detail regarding access at the new address, better to say whilst at the quotation stage that your new home is on the 20th floor or down a muddy farm track.

So it makes sense then to choose a good removal company, one that will look after your possessions and handle them with the same care as you would. You would be right to think this was a given, well not all removal companies are the same. Luckily there are some industry bodies that regulate the removal industry, here in the UK we have the British Association of Removers or BAR for short. BAR is recognised by the department of trade and has a code of conduct the all members have to adhere to. So a quick check should ensure they are members of the British Association of Removers.

Recommendations are always the best way, to judge how good a removal company are, ask friends and neighbours who they used. Failing that you will have to decide based on the interactions with the removal companies staff that you have, where they professional, courteous and on time when the y gave you the estimate.

A final thought to bear in mind is accepting the removal quotation, always try to plan early and book your removal company in plenty of time, this is especially true at certain times of the year such as a move just before Christmas as all the reputable removal companies will get booked up well in advance.

F+N was founded in Berlin in the 1980s and moved to England a couple of years later. Originally specialising in UK military traffic the company soon expanded into the local moving market as well as private and trade European moves.

It was not long before the deep sea sector was developed and with the addition of self-store facilities, office moving and thriving imports, our business has continued to grow. We are also shareholders in Euromovers and this, with membership of FIDI and HHGFAA, gives us a huge number of agents, colleagues and associates around the world.

The company is also an active member of the British Association of Removers and has supplied volunteers to help run the association for many years

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