The booking process

You can request a quote over the phone or by completing the online form. We will need some information about the property you are moving from (type of property, number of rooms,etc.) in order to get a better idea about the job.

If you own a larger property, with more than 3 bedrooms, we suggest to organise a free preliminary viewing before giving you a fixed quotation price, to avoid any inconvenience on the moving day. You can also take advantage by sending us some pictures or a video of the contents in order to save time and proceed with the home removal process forward quicker.

Preparation

To speed up the moving process, we recommend to reserve an available parking spot as close as possible to the loading point. The loading process will begin immediately, assuming that you’ve packed all your belongings.

The house movers will provide a professional tool box in order to dismantle any large pieces of furniture, and wrap them in blankets before placing them securely into the vehicle.

Each box should weight no more than 23kg, unless it contains one single oversized item that exceeds 23kg. Boxes weighing more than 15kg must be marked “Heavy Package”. Boxes weighting more than 23 kg we recommend to be broken into smaller boxes.

Transportation

BRITMOVE will deliver your belongings to your new address by taking the optimal route possible. We use updated GPS systems with lifetime traffic to reach maximum efficiency when driving.

To ensure your belongings are fully protected, we provide goods in transit insurance and public liability insurance.

At your new location

We will need you or another trusted person at the delivery address to provide the unloading instructions. To speed up the unloading process, we recommend to reserve the nearest parking space to you new property. The house movers will carefully unload all the boxes and furniture and place them in the instructed rooms.

When your removal team have finished make sure you check the inside of the van thoroughlyto be sure that there is nothing left behind by mistake.

Don’t try and unpack everything today.

Order in a takeaway, enjoy a glass of champagne and relax

Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, try to use a box that’s the right size. Books and DVDs are heavy so they need to be packed into smaller boxes. Try not to have items sticking out of the top of boxes – this makes them harder to load. Try to fill up the boxes with cushions, linen or even newspaper so the top of the box doesn’t get crushed!

In the kitchen, it’s best to try and place a towel or sheet at the very bottom of the box. Crockery and glassware items will need to be individually wrapped in paper. White butchers paper is best for this as newspaper can sometimes leave ink marks. (We have butchers paper for sale if you need some). Finish off the box with another towel, sheet or layer of crumpled paper at the top. Boxes should be packed firmly (so the contents don’t move around) but not too tight.

Dinner plates are best wrapped individually and then stacked on their ends.

You can use light things such as Tupperware and plastic items to fill up boxes that have heavier items on the bottom layer.

Boxes should be labelled with the room and a brief description of contents, so you can find things easily at the other end.

Yes you can leave clothes and blankets inside drawers and blanket boxes. Anything that will move around inside drawers will need to be removed and packed into boxes. It’s a good idea to remove make-up, medicines, jewellery, stationery, etc from drawers and repack them somewhere else.

Documents and files can be left inside your filing cabinet.

Once you know everything has arrived in your new home, and it’s all safe and sound – we would like payment please!

Payment is expected on the day of removal and can be made via these methods:
cash
cheque
debit card
major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express)

Please note that payment by American Express will attract an extra charge of 2.75% to cover bank fees on the transaction.

It’s not an absolute requirement but we do work better with a caffeine intake! LOL

For most moves, we can start first thing in the morning and have you out of your old place by lunch time. You should then be in your new place in the afternoon and you can start unpacking a few essential boxes!

However, If you have lots of belongings or if there’s a lot of travelling to be done between your old and new homes, then we’ll need a bit longer to get you settled into your new place.