Moving to Wiltshire. Man and Van or Removal Company?? Is there a fundamental difference?

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Moving to Wiltshire. Man and Van or Removal Company?? Is there a fundamental difference?

Postby ClaireHarwood » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:17 pm

Hi, I am moving from a small one bed flat in Clapham to Aldbourne in Wiltshire. I don't have a huge amount of stuff and i will probably pack myself. I have no idea what size van/lorry i will need or how much I should expect to pay. Are man and van companies the same as removal companies? Are they cheaper? I am worried they might be cheap unreliable cowboys. Advice please:)
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Postby juliasr » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:50 pm

I hired a van once to do a similar move. Turned out to be one of the dumbest things i have ever done. Good that you are not looking into that option anyway so i wont bore you with the story. Since then i moved (from the country back to London) using a firm recommended to me by a friend of my mothers. They were called Rutherfords Of London. Absolutely no idea if they were a man and van or a removal company though so i cant help with that conundrum. However they provided me with two men and a big van (not a big lorry ) that was plenty big enough for my stuff. I thought I had a lot by the way..Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, washing machine, coffee table, bookshelf etc etc etc…yawn. Anyway they fitted it all in without any problems and they were very friendly and polite whilst going about it.They were polite, professional and reasonably priced.I do not think I have answered any of your questions but hope my advice is useful.

Good luck
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Postby Well&Fresh » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:21 pm

I would highly recommend you contact 'jay' who I've just rebooked to move me back to Wandsworth after moving me out of the borough last year. He has a large van, it fit my 1.5 bed flat and was v reasonable - he will come over and do an estimate beforehand and v reliable. I had used him before that just to move a sofa so we have a track record :D You can reach him on 07463684210 but don't try to book him for 8 Jan as I just did :D
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Postby 2009Kat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:18 am

I suspect a removal company would be more expensive but look into things like insurance, membership of the british assosication of movers (or whatever it is called) etc as you're more likely to get that sort of protection with a removal company than a guy just moving your stuff. I think there are some that may specialise in smaller removals (is there a company called gentleman and a van?). I'd just call a few places/men with a van and get a feel for costs etc. We've always used removal companies so they would pack and unpack (and have storage facilities) like Bushells. Good luck.
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Postby Clairee » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:02 am

2009Kat
2009Kat wrote:I suspect a removal company would be more expensive ...
Likewise. I would say they are for smaller jobs. Removals Company are for bigger and more valuable in terms of item price, hence why the insurance. My friend used to work as for various company as porter and he rarely saw a small job like moving flat.

I would say if you have budget below £1 000 and no valuable items (e.g antique ) in price terms Look for man and van.

Man and van typically will look for opportunity not to use box to pack items, they will just put it in the Van and best scenario will cover with blanket. Where removals company are more likely to think if it can be put in box they will and put same paper if needed inside box.
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Postby House Elf » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:10 pm

Hi Claire,

How are you? Hope you're well.

If you are still looking, I would love to come and quote for you. We are a small, local firm and have been doing this kind of job for years. We offer very competitive rates and don't charge the usual 'extras' that many larger firms would charge, such as, fees for going outside the M25, VAT, etc.

I'd be happy to have a chat about a visit in order to quote, if that would help (just DM me your number and a time that's best)? Or if you wanted to call me, my number is 07900 807574.

Merry Christmas and hope to chat soon.

Jake.
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Postby naz1986 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:46 pm

HI Claire,

If you are still looking to move i would recommend man and van company as they ar cheaper and mostly family run companies i used http://www.manwithvanlondon.com to move from London to Birmingham.

Thanks
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