The best way to find the right house removals for your move is to compare removal quotes!
Thankfully, it’s quick and easy to get moving quotes with My Big Move.
We compare removal companies from across the UK, so you can find the best removals firm or a man with van for you - both local and nationwide.
• You’ll Receive Instant Results
My Big Move offers you immediate quotes from removal companies.
There’s no waiting around, you’ll be receiving your comparison results instantly.
We send you the profile, details and quote of each recommended removals firm based on the information you give us regarding your house move.
With up to 4 results to contrast and compare, we save you hours of potentially scrolling through the internet, applying for each quote individually and trying to compare each removal company yourself.
• Look at the Profile Pages
Each one of our moving companies will have their own business profile page on our website. These pages will give you a good idea about each company and will feature their own website for you to look at. It includes contact details, what services they provide and background information.
• All Experienced and Qualified
My Big Move will only supply you with quotes from companies that are experienced and qualified – removal firms you can trust.
All of our removal partners are regulated by the British Association of Removers (BAR). This governing body work nationwide to make that removal businesses are up to scratch and in keeping with the expected standards. If not, they can find themselves in a lot of trouble.
• An Expert Opinion
Removal companies deal with cases like yours every week! It’s just another day at the office for them when it comes to your big moving day.
They know how to operate efficiently and to your best interest.
Having professionals on hand to deal with something that you couldn’t manage yourself is extremely gratifying and a huge weight off your shoulders.
At My Big Move, our partners provide the best estimates they can based on the information you provide. However, there are many factors that can cause your quotes to fluctuate.
The place that you are moving from and to can cause the price to change.
If your area is high in demand to move to, or if it’s a competitive area for moving companies, you can expect this to have an influence on the price that you are quoted.
If you are moving locally rather than across country, you might be better using a local moving company as they may not charge as much and might have a better idea of road access and routes to take.
This isn’t always the case though and is worth a conversation with your potential companies.
If you’re moving a few doors down or you’re moving the length of the county, it’s a given that the quote given is going to be fluctuate depending on distance!
For a local move, you’d be better looking at companies that are based more locally to you as they won’t have as far to travel to get to and from your property.
Travelling a further distance needs a bit more consideration, as companies will add their own travel distance onto the Removal Quotes.
If you use a local company to travel long distance, remember that they will have to travel all the way back to where they started once you are moved in and this can cause a significant rise in what you are charged!
Thankfully, My Big Move have integrated the distance traveled into the quotes you receive. We calculate exactly how far the removal firm is travelling - not just the generic city-to-city mile estimate - and see how long it will take them.
Volume of Items:
Having lots of possessions to move out will also cause the price to change.
More belongings may mean more trips or more than one vehicle. This will ultimately impact on the price quote.
We advise that you complete a Removal Survey. This is so that your chosen company can gauge how many items they need to move and how this will affect the cost.
Moving companies may charge you more based on the access to your property.
For example, if they are having to use the back door because it’s easier for bigger items, it adds more time onto their work and will cause the price to go up.
Have a look for the best access routes to your property and advise this to your chosen company – this can help to speed up the moving process on the day.
We try our best to be accurate with our Removal Quotes, but because there are so many things that can influence the cost, we can’t be 100% accurate.
Therefore, you’ll need to have a detailed conversation with your chosen firm to make sure everything is covered and an accurate price can then be given.
This allows your moving company to assess just how much it is that they’ll need to move and how many vehicles they might need.
Some services will make this compulsory – but either way, it’s important to get done so there are no disasters on the day!
It might be included in your price quote, but some won’t – make sure you ask!
Again, this may or may not be included in your initial price quote.
Insurance is something that we highly recommend because if anything was to get damaged, then you’re all covered and insured. It’s just a little bit of extra safety and security.
Special Handling Items:
These are special case items that your chosen service need to be made aware of. They need to be handled with more care than other items.
These specialist items include:
• Fine art
• Large instruments (pianos)
It’s likely that you will be asked about this, but if not, inform your moving experts straight away so that they can factor this in.
If you are moving into a temporary rented property between your house move, then you might need to put your belongings into storage.
This is normally charged per cubic foot, per week, and might be a service that your removal company can offer to you.
If this is something you feel you might need, it is worth asking your moving company if this is something they can offer for you.
Average Fees for Removal Companies?
For more information about the cost of removals, see our average fees guide
for a good overview.
• Experience –
If your moving company has been around for a long time, they must be doing the job right!
Take advantage of the reviews and recommendations that we offer from previous customers. This helps you better understand how experienced they are and the services you can expect.
• Location – If you are moving locally, then you may be more suited to a local moving company as they will be closer and charge less for their own travel.
Moving a greater distance might make your move more suited to a nationwide removals company. They’ll be more accustomed to the longer distances and they'll likely cover wider areas.
• Dates – Some dates are more popular than others for moving. For instance, Fridays are popular moving days because it gives people three days to unpack and get organised before they have to get back to work the following week.
This is significant, as less popular days may result in cheaper house removal costs.
• Packaging – Do you have any specialist packing items that you need to inform your moving experts of? Do you have anything that might need to be packed more carefully?
Some removal companies will provide covers for items such as sofas to keep them clean and dry.
Ask your moving company what it is that they can provide in terms of packaging. That way you won't end up with excess materials.
• Communication – It helps if you get on well with the company that you are working with, especially on moving day when stresses are high!
When communicating with them, do they sound friendly and enthusiastic about their role? You can probably get a good gauge of this beforehand through reading the reviews and feedback provided on our website.
• What’s included in the removals quote? – Some companies may include Removal Survey costs in the removal quote. This could save you a bit of money.
Remember though, cheapest doesn’t necessary make it to the best. So, make sure to use My Big Move to decipher which option is best.
Once you have selected the best removals for you, we'll send the company all the necessary details for them to get in touch!