Frequently Asked Removals Questions

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

How do I make a removal booking?

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 allows 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 in the 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 require 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 traditional house removals services we also offer a full range of other related services such as Man With a Van Services, Student Removals, Office Removals, in and around the Bristol area. We also provide flat removals services. Contact us on 0117 251 0288 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 fewer 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 labelling 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.

Do you recommend any Removals companies in the North or East of England?

Excalibur will operate from Bristol and the South West delivering all over the UK. Should you require services from the North West we can recommend Lions Removals Liverpool? For removals in the South East and the Midlands we can recommend Goldline Removals Bedford.