How much do removal companies cost?

This is a great question we're frequently asked when people ring us as they're preparing to move home.

Unfortunately, the general answer to a very valid question isn't straightforward. It is similar to asking how much does a holiday cost? - the answer is that depends...

Three weeks in the Caribbean on a cruise ship or or two nights in a bed & breakfast in Filey (hey, we quite like Filey!) - both are perfect holidays depending on your needs and wants - but each has a very different budget.

How Much Do Removal Companies Cost?

What is the cost of my removal based on?

Some of the main factors we consider when providing a quotation for a removal:

  • The volume - how much is being moved
  • How far you're going
  • How many men will be needed to move your home
  • Access to your current and new home for our lorries
  • Any extra services (such as packing) that you may require
How Much Do Removal Companies Cost?

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How Much Do Removal Companies Cost?

What will impact the price of a removal?

The cost of your removal is dependent on many factors. Here's just a few:

1) How much are you moving?
Generally, the more you are moving, the more your move will cost - remember one person's three bedroom house will be filled completely differently to another person's three bedroom home

2) Are you a collector?
Do you have a large collection of vinyl records, books, collectable figures, antique toys and toy cars, trains, dolls or other collectables?

3) Do you have any special objects?
Items such as pianos (grand, upright, and everything in between), grandfather clocks, large paintings or sculptures will all add to the cost of your removal as they require specialist knowledge and additional time and wrapping to safely move them

4) Who is doing the packing?
Are you going to pack your belongings, or would you like your removal company to pack for you? Or perhaps an in between solution would suit, where the removal company packs your breakables, and you pack the rest?

5) What's the access like?
Is your current or your new home difficult to reach with a lorry? If the removal company can't get their big truck outside your property, several smaller vehicles will need to be used

6) Are you flexible with the date of your move?
Some dates, times of the year, and days of the week are busier than others; removal companies will charge accordingly

7) Assembly required?
All or some of your furniture may need to be dismantled in order to be moved

8) How far are you moving?
While the same skill, attention, and time are required for the loading and unloading of the truck for a move that's just one mile and a move that's 100 miles or more, there are additional costs for your removal company for moves that are farther apart (diesel costs, time, any tolls, etc)

9) Are you insured?
Do you want insurance, or are you willing to take all the risk yourself - this sounds strange, but a check of a mover's small print can be revealing

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How Much Do Removal Companies Cost?

Other factors to consider

This all sounds very expensive - and it may well be. However, it will be a lot cheaper than a new UHD TV when yours is broken after it fell over when it was not protected in the removal truck, your sofa is torn, or your back is damaged after trying to get a heavy wardrobe downstairs yourself.

You'll find a wide price range among movers, and there can be a variety of reasons for this. There's a lot of skill required to pack a lorry correctly so the items inside arrive safely, or to pack a box of fine (or even everyday) china quickly and efficiently, or to move a grandfather clock or a piano. There are plenty of movers who buy a truck today, and tomorrow say they're a removal company without training, insurance, time served experience and so on.

Also keep in mind that cheaper movers often operate cash in hand both for the job and their staff. Any sort of damage claims with these companies are generally not going to go far.

Quality movers will, among other things, employ specially trained staff, have all of the correct insurances in place, use bespoke removal vehicles built for purpose, and frequently are a member of the British Association of Removers. Yes, this generally does add to the cost of your move over an inexpensive offer from cash-in-hand movers - but you're paying for the experience and expertise to help ensure your belongings arrive as safely as possible at your new home, and your removal is performed at the time and date it was booked to be done.

How Much Do Removal Companies Cost?

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Removal quote appointment booking service

Bradshaw Moving Services can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0116 289 9011 (Leicester), 0115 965 6555 (Nottingham), or 01283 243001 (Derby & Burton) and speak with one of our removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

See what our customers think of us...

Very thorough and competitive

They were absolutely amazing throughout. Very prompt and courteous.

Why did you use us? The survey to provide the quote was very thorough and competitive and allowed enough days to do all the packing properly. 

Daniel Cuthew

Punctual, polite, efficient and careful with our furniture

Excellent in every way. Nick, Brandon, Ben and John all just superb. Punctual, polite, efficient and careful with our
furniture. Overall excellent service. I will insist my brother use your company when he moves next year.

I’ve moved many times. This occasion was faultless.

Why did you use us? Excellent WhatsApp estimate. Pam was incredibly kind, patient, and professional. Fast quotation. Superb in every way.

You may remember your company moved my furniture and belongings from Leicestershire to Charsfield in Suffolk
a few weeks ago.

From the initial contact, to the guys driving away from Charsfield, I was most impressed with the entire process. Pam was very professional when providing a super-fast quote but also took time to chat and that’s a rare thing in these days. She gave me great confidence that your company would be able to provide a reliable service. I had received a couple of other quotes, but decided to use your company despite your quote being a few hundred pounds above the lowest quote I had received. As I mentioned to Pam (many times) we have moved a great deal over the last few years and have had variable experiences...some good some, not so good.

I cannot stress just how pleased we were with your company’s performance. I’m always slightly concerned I will be able to vacate the property in good time, and not delay the people moving in. Nick, Brandon, Ben and John all worked incredibly fast and I was impressed by how little time it took them to load my furniture etc in Countesthorpe.

On arriving in Charsfield I explained the staircase was very small and was almost a spiral in shape. The cottage is very old with narrow door openings. This didn’t deter your guys (no moaning/sighing at all!)...they even managed to get a (substantial) double mattress up the stairs. The old owners couldn’t believe this as their removal company couldn’t manage this. This saved us a significant amount of money as we assumed we would have to buy a, rolled up/boxed, mattress.

I wanted to write to thank everyone and wish you well. Please thank Nick, Brandon, Ben and John for us. They are a credit to your company. I was also very impressed there was always someone available to answer your phone and respond to emails quickly. Just excellent. Very best wishes, take good.

Martyn Elton

Thank you all for making this experience as pain free as possible

Really helpful, cheerful and friendly. Very friendly informative staff. Everyone I dealt with was wonderful can’t thank you all for making this experience as pain free as possible.

Why did you use us? A comparison site

Christine Richmond

Made our move easier than expected

Great lads, very courteous and helpful. Certainly made our move easier than expected. Only a few days notice due to delays in the chain. Very understanding of our situation and were very patient with us
whilst we sorted out the problems.

Why did you use us? Recommended
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Jane Nock

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