Removal Costs

When it comes to moving home or office, we understand the importance of removal costs. It is one of the most crucial aspects of the entire process and one that drives the decision that most people make.

At Excalibur Removals Bristol, we keep our removal service as competitive as possible and so, we do all we can to keep costs down. We provide a free survey to gain an understanding of the job and the cost while we also have the ability to undertake a survey via video call.

We ensure our prices and our pricing structure is clear and concise, ensuring our customers understand what they are paying for and what to expect. Whether it is a simple move or large move, our aim is to provide a complete quote.

What Determines House Removals Costs?

Whether you are moving house or you are relocating offices, there are many factors that determine the overall cost of our removal service. However, our free survey will consider every factor, allowing us to provide our clients with an honest quote. So, what influence the cost of a move?

● The number of items that you require moving will feed into the overall volume. This is the amount of space that will be required inside our removal vehicles. This will then inform us of the number of vehicles and the size of the vehicles required to undertake your move.
● The simplicity of the move will also be factored into the cost. If our removal experts have to negotiate flights of stairs without the assistance of a lift to move someone onto an upper floor, then the cost is going to be more significant than undertaking a bungalow move.
● The location of the move and the distance we have to travel will also determine the cost. If you are moving to a new property in the same town then the cost is going to be lower than if you were moving to another location in the UK or even in Europe.
● It is common for costs to be higher during weekends and holiday times. This is down to the fact that transportation costs are higher due to tolls or ferry costs.
● There are some items that require specialist equipment or packing to ensure that they are transported safely and securely. These could be large, bulky items or art pieces. These will require special attention and that will increase the cost.
● Access to the property is also something that we need to consider. A property that can be easily accessed by our personnel or has good road access is going to be priced lower than a property with access challenges.
● We can provide boxed where required and these are chargeable.

Keeping The Cost Of Moving Low

The average cost of removal can range from £200 to £1500 + VAT but we want to help you to keep costs down. Therefore, there are several things that you can do to achieve this. We adopt an honest approach which is why we offer a free survey. We provide you with a bespoke quote with no hidden costs. This ensures that you are not hit with any nasty surprised when you are given your invoice for the work.

It is also important to obtain the costs of packing. We can take care of this for you but there is a charge for doing so. Therefore, it can help to source packing items from elsewhere and you could even pack them yourself, giving you the chance to get rid of items at the same time, helping to keep the cost down.

Excalibur Removals – There For You

Our entire service is designed to deliver quality, professionalism and efficiency. We provide a free survey, giving you a head start on the costs while allowing us to gain an understanding of what the job entails. We then work with our clients to understand the finer details before completing the move efficiently and effectively. For more details and to secure an accurate quote please contact us or complete the Call Back Request Form on this page.

Additional Removals Services

In additional to tradition domestic removals services we also offer a full range of other related services such as Man With a Van Services, Student Removals, Office Removals & Piano Removals, in and around the Bristol area. Contact us on 0117 251 0288 for further details including details of costs.

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Frequently Asked Removals Questions

Listed below are the most common removals questions that we get asked on a regular basis. If have any other removals questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How do I make a removal booking?Frequently Asked Questions

You can make a booking in several ways with Excalibur Removals Bristol, and we recommend getting in touch with us over the phone or via email to arrange a free removals survey for your property. This will allow us to plan and create a removal strategy to make sure we provide you with an efficient, tailored moving process.

When should I book removals?

It’s best to contact a Removals company as soon as possible when you know that you are moving home. This way you can obtain quotes and then secure your moving date once it’s known. Removals companies can get booked up weeks and months in advance, and removals on Fridays and Saturdays are particularly popular so it’s best to make contact as early as possible.

How much notice is required for bookings?

We recommend making your booking with us as soon as possible. If you plan to carry out your move on a weekend, we recommend giving us even more notice if possible, as these are very busy times for us. In general, you should get in touch with us as soon as you are considering moving, and we will do our best to hold a specific date for you until everything is confirmed.

How do I get a removal quote?

You can get a quote from our removals experts by setting up a free removals survey. This involves a professional visiting your property and assessing how best to move forward with the move. This allows us to gauge an accurate price for your specific move.

How long do removals take?

Usually, we aim to carry out the full move within one day. However, this will depend on the distance you are moving and how many items are being moved, among a number of other factors. For example, larger moves across longer distances may need an extra day of preparation to carry out the move effectively.

How much do Removals Cost UK?

Our prices vary by job, but you can get an affordable quote for your move by getting in touch with us via phone or email. We can then give you a free removals survey which will allow us to gauge an accurate price for your move. This service is free, and you will not be obligated to use our removals service afterwards, but it will give us the information we need in order to provide you with the best quote possible. You can get more details on our Removal Costs page.

What other services do you offer?

In additional to tradition domestic removals services we also offer a full range of other related services such as Man With a Van Services, Student Removals, Office Removals & Piano Removals, in and around the Bristol area. Contact us on 01275 810 105 for further details including details of costs.

Do I need to provide my own boxes?

You can provide your own boxes if you wish, but we do offer our own boxes as well which you can buy at the trading rates. This is where a free survey can help even more, as it will give both you and our removal team a good idea of how many boxes will be required along with shapes and sizes so that we have everything ready to go on the day of your move. This can save both time and money.

How many weeks does it take to move house?

Moving to a new house from start to finish can take anything from 8-20 weeks, this is the entire process with everything included from finding a property, gaining mortgage approval, conducting building surveys, the whole conveyancing process and finally hiring a removals firm. Of course, a lot of these will happen simultaneously and naturally some will take longer than others. Typically, moves that don’t involve house purchases or sales, such as rental properties are much easier to arrange and complete.

Completing the actual move itself is dictated by how many items need moving, the distance to the destination and factoring in any awkward or unusual obstacles that need extra care and will delay the process. It can be done in a day, but larger properties or overseas moves can much longer.

How long does it take to pack up a 3 bedroom house?

To pack a three-bedroom home on average will take approximately 3-5 days if you dedicate the entire day to it and factor in things like breaks to rest, eat and sleep. If you can only manage 1 or 2 hours a day it will take you much longer.

How many moving boxes do I need for a 3 bedroom house?

You will need in the region of 70-90 boxes to move the average 3 bedroom house. An expected range of different type of boxes is small (25-30), large (40-50), and wardrobe boxes (5-10).

How can I pack my house fast?

Speed of packing is dictated by how organised you are. A well thought out itinerary with an inventory list and timeline of key dates and events and items from each room will increase productivity and efficiency.

What should I pack first when moving?

You should pack room by room starting with those used less often like the attic, garage or spare bedroom. These can usually contain less items and are therefore quicker to pack and tick off your list.

How long does it take to pack a house by yourself?

This will depend on the size of the property and the contents within, but your average 3 bed house will take 3 people approximately 7-9 hours to pack.

How soon should I start packing to move?

If you have already started clearing things out and selling/donating items, then you should be able to start packing things like decorative items around a month before you move. With two weeks to go start packing any non-essential items and finish by packing and labeling all remaining items on the move day.

What to do while movers are working?

Ensure you have kept a parking space for the vehicle/s and then be a considerate host. Ensure the area is safe for the workers and offer them refreshments and assistance as and when they need it. If there are any items that you do not want touched make sure they are clearly labelled, and the movers are informed.

Do movers disassemble beds?

Yes, movers will disassemble beds and other furniture as it is usually the best way to transport them safely. Please bear in mind, it will delay your move and likely come with an added cost

Removals Survey

If you are considering moving home to a new house or moving office, you need to consider a lot of things beforehand. It can be an overwhelming time, and with so much on your plate, it can be removals checklistdifficult to know where to start. That is why we have created our free removals survey service, which allows a professional to come and assess your situation for you, making it easier for you to make decisions and find out what you need to do to make the process of moving as smooth as possible.

A Quick and Easy Solution

Arranging a free removals survey is easy, and you can do it within minutes. However, there are lots of other benefits to take advantage of with a free removals survey, with the first and perhaps most important being that it can really help to put your mind at ease. Moving can be a very stressful process, and it can be useful to have a professional there to answer any questions you may have and to point you in the right direction.

Not only will it reassure you, but it can also be a very useful thing to do for both you and the removals experts that will eventually carry out the move. A free survey can allow both you and the removals experts to gauge what needs to be moved, and so it is essential to ensure that the right vehicles are sent to your home or office on the day of the move. This will make the process much more efficient, and planning in advance can also help to save you money as well.

The free survey can take from 15 minutes to an hour to complete and serves as the perfect time to solidify everything before you carry out any of the move. It also allows us to provide a personalised approach, as we can tailor our moving strategy to your particular situation in order to provide the best service that we possibly can.

An Honest Approach With a Professional Touch

Our free removals survey is an excellent way to help put your mind at ease before any big move, and it can make the process so much easier. The best part about the survey is that it is free, and you do not need to use our services after the survey. However, as we will carry out the survey, our experts will share the information and thus formulate a tailored moving strategy for you, and so we will know exactly what needs to be done and can put the process into action as soon as possible.

As the world is currently dealing with an unprecedented pandemic situation, it is not going to be quite as easy to send someone out to survey your home or office. That is why we are now offering a free video survey for removals so that we can remotely assess your property and still provide you with the high-quality service to craft the right moving strategy for you.

If you are interested in using our free removals survey or video survey, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Tips To Cut The Cost Of Moving

The cost of moving home can seem to add up very quickly. Aside from the big expenses like a deposit, stamp duty and solicitors fees, there are all the extra things you need to splash out on when you change homes, like removals in Bristol.

While it’s always going to be an expensive business, there are some ways of reducing those costs, with What House? recently offering a number of tips to those who are planning to move home.

The first piece of advice is to declutter as much as you can. That means being a bit ruthless with old clothes, children’s toys and other knick-knacks you have lying around but never really use. Aside from meaning you’ll have less boxes to take with you, it also stops you just moving clutter from one home to another without ever really sorting it properly.

Another recommendation is to get a removal company to come to your home before giving you a quote. This will allow them to get a real idea of how much stuff you have to take with you, not to mention how easy (or difficult) it will be to remove things like furniture from your current home.

Then they can provide you with an accurate quote, so you hopefully won’t be hit with unexpected charges after your move.

The website also suggests taking your furniture apart yourself, and reassembling it the other end, if you’re comfortable with that. While many removal firms will happily do this for you, it can increase the cost.

And given that the cost of moving home was cited by 13 per cent of people as a barrier to moving in a survey published recently by Attic Self Storage, finding ways to save money here and there could make all the difference.

Additional Removals Services

In additional to tradition domestic removals services we also offer a full range of other related services such as Man With a Van Services, Student Removals, Office Removals & Piano Removals, in and around the Bristol area. Contact us on 01275 810 105 for further details including details of costs.

Removals Checklist

They say that moving home is the most stressful experience we can go through; second only to planning a wedding. There are a lot of different things to consider and getting everything in order is removals checklistno easy task. We’ve decided to put together a handy Removals Checklist of the essential duties in order to equip you to be as confident and prepared as possible and at least take a little of the stress out of the ordeal.

It’s important to know what needs to be done and how to go about achieving that. Having a plan can help you feel in control. When it comes to the actual day of the move having professionals to help you is by far one of the easiest things you can do to smooth out the stresses. Here at Excalibur Removals & Storage Solutions we have over 20 years of experience, meaning you can be sure your goods are in safe hands. There is so much more than just physically transporting your precious cargo that goes into a stress free move, here are our helpful hints on how to go about preparing.

Early Removals Preparation

As soon as the sale has been finalised and you know the move is going through you should begin taking care of the legal side of things to ensure a smooth transition. Things like exploring the new area and scouting out the amenities and facilities can go a long way to helping you feel instantly at home in your new accommodation.

If you are currently renting then you should confirm the move out day with your landlord. Notify your doctor and dentist of the upcoming move and then begin the process of transferring correspondence and home address with your bank, HRMC, DVLA, TV licence and any other service providers. Inform your utilities such as gas and electric and check if you can continue service in the new address. Take care of admin such as organising the mortgage and having any expensive items or furniture assessed to be sure it’s covered by your insurer. Your removal firm will be able to provide cover in some respects but it’s best to have as much comfort of mind as possible. We’ve found customers who keep a detailed and updated notepad with to do lists and important dates and duties are a lot more relaxed and in charge when it comes to the big day.

As The Big Move Day Approaches

Be sure that your move goes as quickly and as easily as possible by mapping out the new property and assessing its needs in term of furniture and storage. During a move is the best time for a ruthless declutter of the home, give away unneeded furniture to friends, family or charity. Go through your belongings and take stock; there is no point in paying to transfer goods that you no longer need or use. Look into parking restrictions at both properties as you may need to apply for temporary permits for larger vehicles and this takes time to prepare. If you have pets it’s also a good idea to arrange care to have them looked after during the process. The transition is stressful enough to humans who understand what’s going on, man’s best friend certainly doesn’t need to be put through that. If you’re moving because of a new job check in with the company, it’s possible they may cover some of the cost for you.

If the move is a long one organise overnight accommodation and check with your removal firm if they offer temporary storage and at what cost it comes; if they dont they can make recommendations. Alternatively you can check online for a self storage unit near you. If possible organise to have your new home cleaned professionally in between the old owners moving out and you moving in, additionally you can begin to order in new furnishings that may be necessary and organise people around to fit carpets or carry out other work. If you’re based in Cardiff, check out the carpet cleaners in Newport Gwent. 

Imminent Departure

Dispose of any dangerous or flammable liquids, removal firms will not be able to handle these for you and it’s not recommended you do either. Finalise and confirm all details with your removal firm to be sure everything goes off without a hitch. Ensure you have enough medication if needed to cover the moving period, if you’re transferring to a new doctor it may take a little time to get sorted. Take inventory of your freezer and perishable foods and try to use them up before the move. Defrost the fridge and freezer a day before the move to ensure it’s completely dry on the day.

Pack all important documents such as birth certificates and passports in one safe and sturdy box so you know where they all are and don’t panic. If you are packing yourself and not getting the removal company to do it for you then make sure to employ a colour coding system for the new rooms in your home, otherwise simple labels will work too. If you are undertaking the packing yourself get started as soon as possible, pack up unused rooms as soon as you can. If we have one important piece of advice when it comes to packing this is it; books are heavier than you think. Never fill a big box with only books as it’s almost unliftable. Gather together your keys. Take a look around the garden and plan what you will or won’t be taking with you. Potted plants are not easily transported and the less you take the better.

Moving Day

Pack an overnight bag with all the essentials before you finish boxing up the house to ensure you’ll have everything you need without rummaging through boxes frantically. Charge your phone and leave it charging to ensure the necessary chargers are not packed away either. Identify fragile goods and keep them separate and safe, if it’s something particularly sentimental take it with you in the car, the piece of mind is worth it. Take a picture on your phone of all the relevant utility readings to ensure you’re not later smacked with unexpected charges. Ensure everything is closed and turned off as you say goodbye to your old home.

Make sure the kettle, tea and biscuits are packed in one place and clearly marked as this is the first thing you’ll want out on the other side. Once you’re in your new home, immediately take a reading and picture of the relevant utilities to be sure you start off where you should. Do a sweep of the house to ensure nothing has been left behind and place it in a safe and separate box for later delivery if it has. Put your important documents box somewhere safe and out of the way; the bathtub is usually a good spot. Give directions to your removal team and let them get to work, then just sit back, relax and wait until you’re needed. Check out this post for tips on reducing the cost of your move.

We want to make your big move as smooth and easy as possible. We hope this guide is of some use and if you want to chat or begin planning your own move give our dedicated and knowledgeable Bristol Removals team a call today on 0117 251 0288. Alternatively for smaller moves you may be interested in our dedicated Man with a Van or Student Removals services.