Frequently asked questions
It’s not every day that you move house or businesses overseas, so if you are then the chances are you’re finding the whole thing rather daunting and scary to think about. That’s why, here at Braithwaite’s Removals Ltd, all our staff are highly trained and qualified in order to offer you the most expert help and advice with your removal. Here we have answered some of your most frequently asked questions to try and help you organise your move so you feel better prepared. However, if there is anything else you would like to ask then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01253 206555.
How much does a removal cost?
The cost of a removal depends predominantly on the amount of space you take up in one of our vehicles, whether or not you require storage and the kind of packing and wrapping service you require.
What if I don't want a home visit?
We can arrange a quotation through the post, internet or e-mail. However there are many other factors that can affect the cost of your removal and such quotes are fraught with the risk of error, so call our friendly and helpful staff for free advice.
How much is packing?
Packing services vary tremendously, depending on what we are packing and how much packing there is to be complete. The only way to get a true and accurate cost is to arrange a free of charge, no-obligation quotation.
Can I pack myself?
Yes, absolutely you can and Braithwaite’s Removals can help you by offering you all the materials required.
When do I need to contact a removal company?
It is important to obtain a removal quotation at least four weeks prior to your removal. Many clients leave it too late and find themselves without a removal company because they are all full, especially in the summer and school holidays.
Make sure your boxes are up to the job! They need to be a 2 ply carton ( generally anything from the supermarket wont be up to the job! ) We will supply cartons that are purpose made for moving.
Don’t make a box too heavy!
If you struggle to lift then so will everyone else. Use your own towels, clothes, bedding to pack wrap around delicate items! Using your own towels, clothes and bedding will save you space and money!
How do i pay for my removal?
Once you have accepted our quote, we take a deposit which comes off the final bill. Payment for the removal would be required either by debit card, or credit, BACS 7 days prior, cheque 7 days prior or lastly cash or card to our driver on the removal day when the job is completed.
Will you empty my loft?
Removal companies are not insured to enter lofts, although we are happy to do so if requested but on the understanding that we are not insured for damage to goods / person / ceilings, and if the loft is not boarded out then our staff have the right to refuse assistance and they would have the backing of the office. Please ensure that if we help that all flooring is boarded out and there is sufficient lighting and ladders for entry.
Do you dismantle and reassemble my furniture?
Unless this was agreed in the quote, all items needing dismantled are expected to be done and ready to move before we arrive. 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.
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