If you’re moving house, you will want to have a rough idea of your removals costs so you can keep those moving expenses in check.
House removals costs will vary depending on a number of factors including the size of your house and what the removals company includes with the move.
We’ve listed a few things to consider when calculating your house removals cost:
The amount of furniture, boxes and items you need to move
A good home removals will visit your home for a pre-move survey and give you a detailed quote depending on the amount of furniture, boxes and items you need to move. That way, you know that the quote they give you is the amount that you’ll pay – and there are no nasty surprises during the process.
Number of removal men needed
Your removals quote will include a number of staff involved in the move. This again will depend on how much furniture you have.
We want to ensure that we load all your furniture and belongings with utmost care and attention. We also need to carry out your move as swiftly as possible so that you can vacate your current home within the right time frames and get you set up in your new home quickly.
Distance to your new home
Your house removal costs will also depend on how far you are moving. A move from London to Scotland is likely to cost more, for example, than if you are only moving 5 miles down the road.
We will calculate the number of miles we need to travel and the time it takes and factor that into our removals quote.
The day you want to move
Moving over a weekend or on a Friday can be more expensive than during the week, and there is likely to be more availability on a week day too. Costs also tend to be higher during school holidays and around Christmas time when it gets particularly busy.
Having a removals company to do the packing and unpacking for you will save considerable time and stress for your house move, but it can also increase the costs.
Our team are fully trained in packing your valuable items so that they arrive safely in their new home.
The best way to get an accurate removals quote for your house move is to arrange a move survey so we can meet you in your home and discuss the move in detail.
When comparing removal quotes, ask for a breakdown in charges so you can see exactly what is included. Some removals companies don’t include insurance as part of their service and this is an essential cost to consider as replacing broken items yourself can end up being more costly than having insurance included as part of the move.