Move FAQs

How far in advance do I need to book a House Removal Company?

As soon as possible. Britannia Quick Move are really flexible but we have extremely busy periods throughout the year, we would advise booking our team several weeks in advance of your moving date. Our most popular moving times are the end of a month and our most popular moving day is Friday so if possible it would be a good suggestion to book mid-week and mid month.

How long will my House Removal take?

Britannia Quick Move will assign you a ‘Move Manager’ who will be by your side for the entire move. Many factors come into play when relocating your home, area, local roads, size of house, access at the packing end and delivery end – this really does differ from house to house. An average move will take up to lunch time to load, at which point you hand over your keys and pick up the keys to your new home. After lunch our removal team will then unload your items into your new home. Unloading is traditionally quicker as our team do not need to pack everything into crates and boxes.

Should I consider using a man and van, is this ok?

We wouldn’t recommend this for larger house removals.
Your choice for using a man with a Van would be to keep the cost down, if you are a student moving accommodation or only require a small house move then talk to us as we offer a whole range of services catering for small local moves through to international moves.

My business needs to change locations; where do I start?

Setup a project team with key staff members. This team should be familiar with your business and have a good understanding of all the issues tackled across all the departments. Your internal project manager will be responsible for coordinating plans, overseeing the move timetable, keeping track of expenditure and liaising with your internal departments and your external suppliers.

How do I appoint a business moving company?

Moving a large business is a complex process. Finding the right partner will be critical to the success of your project. Make a start by researching companies who have a track record and experience in projects of a similar size. Make a list of the services you think you need and then discuss your move with a specialist. Your supplier will need a wide range of demonstrable experience.

Britannia Quickmove has years of experience managing large, business relocation projects in all industry sectors, including the public sector and not for profit organisations.

We work with you as your strategic partner to plan, manage and execute your relocation and will advise on all aspects of your move including planning and scoping, infrastructure and IT relocation, space planning, refurbishment and interiors (including storage solutions) and specialist equipment relocation. Our aim is to make a complex process as easy as possible for our clients and, especially, their employees.

How do I ensure my employees are not impacted by the move?

People generally don’t like change, so how you communicate to your staff, clients and suppliers is critical. It is important not to allow rumours about a move to start before you are ready to make an announcement, as they may needlessly unsettle your employees. Make a communication plan. Define your key messages and plan the timing of the delivery of those messages.

Do I need a removal company?

While it’s tempting to do it yourself to save on costs, consider the health and safety implications and impact on moral of asking employees to carry out the heavy lifting.There is a particularly significant risk in disconnecting IT systems that are vital to your business without professional assistance, particularly with the costs involved in not having your network up and running properly when required. Hiring experienced, professional office movers will mean all the hard, complex work is done on your behalf, while you benefit from working closely with their project team to ensure everything is completed to your exact requirements.

Will Britannia Quickmove manage a small office move project?

Absolutely; we move hundreds of small businesses every year. Britannia Quickmove can provide a dedicated move manager to help you plan, and deliver operational resource from one of our branches.

Storage FAQs

How do I know how much space I need?

Don’t worry if you’re not sure which storage unit size you need – we are here to help! Our Buy Online page can give you an idea of how the sizes differ and how much you can expect to fit in each unit. Alternatively, our storage advisors are here to help. Explain to them what you’re planning to store and they’ll be able to give you the best idea of the size you’ll need. All of our storage units are 8ft high so if you can stack your things or turn furniture on its side, you may need less space than you think.

How much does storage cost?

Prices start from as little as £8.40 a week. Call our expert sales team to see how little your solution will cost you. You pay for the amount of space you need, so the smaller the unit the less you pay. If you’re unsure and would like us to help, then get in touch and one of our storage advisors will be happy to help.

What is included in the price quoted

The price we quote is for the rental of the storage unit, and unlimited access to it 24hrs per day (Notice is required outside contracted hours for security reasons). You’ll also need to have a padlock to secure your storage unit we sell these in our shop. Responsibility for insuring your contents is with you.

Why should I reserve a storage unit?

Reserving a storage unit guarantees that the space you need will be available when you’re ready to store. So it’s perfect if you want to arrange your storage solution in advance.

Domestic Removal FAQs

Do you do piano removals?

Our fully trained staff can move this for you, they have received the correct instructions on how to safely wrap and transport your piano .

Do you dismantle and reassemble my furniture?

If agreed in the quote, our staff will carry out the dismantling and reassembly as agreed. It is essential that you say what is required at the quotation stage to allow for the necessary time and equipment to be provided.

Will you empty my loft?

We will empty your loft as long as it is safe to do so. The access to the loft must have a fixed staircase or ladder, be properly floored and have lighting. If any of these conditions are not met then you will have to empty the loft before the removal van arrives. Our surveyor will discuss all this with you when he visits

Do I have to empty my drawers?

As long as there are no heavy or breakable items left in drawers then it is usually ok to leave them full. Some types of furniture like self assembly units don’t travel well and it is advised that you empty these completely. As long as the furniture itself is sturdy then items like clothing and bedding can and should be left in.

Do you have packing materials

We stock all materials that you will need for moving house-boxes, tape, paper, wardrobe boxes, mattress covers and soft furnishing covers. We often include these in the price of our removals when you opt for a full pack. We can also deliver them direct to you

What should I look for in a removal company?

You should always choose a company that are BAR registered, ask how many vans they have, how long they have been in business and are their Surveyors and Porters professionally trained

What if I need my furniture storing until my new home is ready?

We have a secure custom built storage facility with CCTV and can store your goods safely for any length of time. Our surveyor can talk you through how much storage you will need

What packing options do you offer?

We can offer you a full packing quote or just a quote to pack your fragile items for you

Do I have to empty my Fridge and Freezer?

Yes, please, they need to be defrosted and empty to move them

Moving checklist

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