Are you considering moving house in the near future?
If you are, our man and van service is a cost-effective alternative to a full-scale removals operation. It’s ideal for students, people moving into or out of a house share or for those times when you just need to move some stuff.
No one is better positioned to help you with professional man and van service in London. At Kiwi Movers, we’re a full-service removals company, able to move the contents of any home – no matter how big or small it is!
A lot of people struggle to decide whether they actually need a removal service or not when moving their belongings between properties. If you’re not moving enough items to warrant hiring a full-scale removals team, but there’s more to move than you can handle on your own, it can be hard to know where to look.
Fortunately, that’s where Kiwi Movers’ fantastic London man and van services come in. It’s a much better option than postponing your move until a friend or family can lend a hand, or risking your own back and physical health by attempting to lift more than is safe.
Our fleet of bright green vans and friendly, professional and well experienced movers are on hand to help you out, providing a cost-effective but comprehensive man and van service for those smaller-scale moves.
Why hire a team of movers when our man and van can get the job done quickly and efficiently? Call us now on 020 8877 9682* to discuss your move. If you’d like to find out more about our removal services, get in touch with Kiwi Movers today!
What you get with the Kiwi Movers man and van removal service
Before making the decision to move, it’s important to get all the nitty gritty out of the way. One of the main things to decide upon is which moving company to use.
Kiwi Movers are perfectly placed for your London move, but if you’re still having doubts, we’ve collated this handy list to show you what makes us stand head and shoulders above the rest!
- Fit, experienced and professional team with a can-do attitude – Everyone who performs the high-quality removals service we provide keeps physically fit and healthy in order to do the best job possible every time. We bring creativity and ingenuity to what we do – to us, every challenge has a solution.
- Fast and flexible service, ready to get to work when you are – Since we started in 2007, our business has continued to grow. Now, we boast an entire fleet of recognisable bright green vans, all manned by professional and trained movers. In London and need a hand? We’re on hand to help!
- Packing and unpacking service available – Every member of the team here at Kiwi Movers is professionally trained to cover all aspects of packing and unpacking, to ensure safe delivery. We can meet your safe transport needs, keeping single items and collections protected on their way.
- Small or big trucks to suit your requirements – Generally speaking, a man and van delivery service is best suited to smaller-scale moves. However, we have a huge range of different trucks and we are well experienced with both large and small removals, so there really is something for everyone!
- Problem solving mentality – our team is drawn from a range of industries and qualified in a variety of different disciplines, giving them a unique set of practical skills. We bring our Kiwi ‘number 8 wire attitude’ to the job – this basically means we use our creativity and ingenuity to get the job done. No task is too big or too difficult for the Kiwi Movers man and van team.
- Competitive price – We’re fair and transparent, always aiming to provide a competitive price for our excellent quality removals services.
Not sure how much your job is going to cost? Just get in touch with us today on 020 8877 9682* to discuss your requirements.
We can offer a free no-obligation quote and a fixed price based on what man and van removals you need. Contact Kiwi Movers today to find out more!
Why do people choose London man with a van services like Kiwi Movers?
Typically, there are a few reasons that people choose to use man with a van removals with Kiwi Movers.
Some jobs simply aren’t suited for hiring a large scale removals team. But at the same time, it’s important to protect your own physical health and to not attempt a job that is bigger than you can handle. All our employees are fit and able, so they can do all the heavy lifting for you!
Here are some of the most common reasons that people choose local man with a van services like Kiwi Movers.
Your job is smaller in scale
Many people who need professional removal services but don’t have a particularly big job on their hands may baulk at hiring a full removals team.
Fortunately, that’s where man and van removal is perfect. You benefit from a professional mover with fantastic removals experience and a proper van fully equipped to facilitate your smaller move – without needing the services of a full dedicated team of movers.
Man with a van is a cost-effective option
If you try to save costs on removals and don’t want to hire an entire team, then man with a man removals could be a great alternative with a shorter response time too.
Man and van removals means hiring exactly that – a man with a van.
Man with a van prices are always going to be less than those for a full team and if your job is small enough to be dealt with by one professional mover, it’s the perfect option.
Check out our ‘How much does it cost to move house in London in 2019’ for more information about how much you might pay.
What kind of man with van removals in London do we perform on a regular basis?
If you’re looking for a man with van services in London and the surrounding areas (such as Chelsea, Fulham, Wandsworth, Putney and Wimbledon), then you’ve come to the right place.
We offer amazing customer service and a comprehensive range of local man with a van removal services in London.
Some of the man with a van removals we perform on a day to day basis include things like:
- Smaller scale home removals – If, for example, you’re moving but don’t have a lot of bulky furniture to move but still need the help of a professional mover, then man with a van removals is the perfect choice.
- Student moves – Whether you’re moving to or from student accommodation, it’s probably the case that you have a fair few belongings to move. From kitchenware, computers and everything else, it might be more than you can pack into the back of a car! Man with a van is a great cost-effective option in these situations.
- Smaller office relocations – If you have a smaller team and a small amount of equipment to move, but still need the expertise and security of a professional mover, then Kiwi Movers man and van could be the solution for you.
Moving out of one home and into another can be a stressful experience, especially when you’ve got lots of furniture which needs moving and a limited time to do it in. Add that to a bunch of other things you have to think about on moving day and all of a sudden it becomes a colossal task to undertake.
To try and tackle this task, some movers will attempt it themselves by hiring a van and transporting the furniture solo. In concept, this may seem like a simple task but in reality, it can prove extremely difficult to move, manage and transport lots of large pieces of furniture on your own. Undertaking a move yourself can also put your health at risk when you factor in the amount of furniture you will need to lift.
There are proper techniques for lifting heavy objects, protecting you from damaging your body and making the whole process quicker. Our trained movers practise these methods on a regular basis, so let us take control and help keep you out of harm’s way.
With our man and van service, we take the stress out of moving and make the whole process easier. Our efficient methods mean that you can rely on us to get the job done with no messing about.
There are some instances when a full-scale moving team isn’t required to carry out a simple move and hiring one can lead to you spending more money than you need to. With our man and van service, you’ll benefit from a confident, professional member of staff that will get the job done without the hassle of involving a full team.
The scope and details of your move will play a huge part, such as how much furniture you need to move and the sizes of the place you’re moving from/to. If you live down a narrow and busy street, calling in a fleet of moving trucks might be impossible and the same goes for the place you’re moving to.
If you’re moving to a university when other students are moving, multiple trucks will likely be too many when trying to enter campus amongst other moving day vehicles. Our man and van service takes this system and streamlines it, resulting in a quick and easy ‘in-and-out’ style move.
What does the moving process entail?
The whole process for using our man and van service has been made as efficient as possible, making it easier for both you and our team.
Once you’re happy with the quote, the next step is selecting the date on which you would like to hire our man with a van service. On moving day our helpful and friendly man and his van will arrive at your address and begin to help you with your move. As all of our movers are trained in lifting and are dedicated to helping you as much as possible, they will take care of everything while you sit back and enjoy a cuppa!
Once the van is loaded up, they will transport all of your furniture to the new location – if it doesn’t all fit in the van the first time, our man will nip back in his van to grab the rest of your items.
Sometimes it’s simply impossible to plan how moving all of your items from one location to another will pan out. As experienced removals experts, we’ve got a problem-solving mentality with a diverse set of skills to help us tackle any obstacles as they arise.
Whether they’re issues with moving furniture out of your house or problems out on the roads, the likelihood is we’ve faced the issues before and will know the best way to navigate the obstacle with our trademark efficiency. No task is too difficult for us at Kiwi Movers as we use our creativity and critical thinking to get the job done.
No need to worry about the packing process
Over our many years of operating man and van removal services in London, we’ve become experts at not only moving your furniture efficiently, but packing and transporting it safely too. As part of our packing and unpacking service, we ensure that even the most delicate and fragile of your items are sufficiently protected during both transportation and the packing/unpacking process.
There’s nothing that makes moving day more stressful than a sloppy moving team that neglects your items leading to potentially irreparable damage. Fortunately for you, we’re the best in the business and pride ourselves on providing an efficient and reliable service.
What makes Kiwi Movers services different from other removal services?
At Kiwi movers, we’ve always prided ourselves on being a team of enthusiastic and confident workers who provide excellent service every time.
As part of that service, we offer competitive prices and won’t charge you for any unused items. For example, if you need boxes to move your items, you will only pay for what’s used. If you buy 40 boxes but only 35 are used, you only pay for 35.
It’s all part of our mission to deliver a professional service and ensure happy customers every time. Every one of our movers will go above and beyond for you to help make the whole moving process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Vans to suit every size
Another thing that makes our man and van service so popular is the efficiency of the way we do things. If your move is rather small scale and involves a relatively small amount of items, our man and van service is perfect, as you won’t require a large fleet of vehicles to complete the move out of your property.
Our mover will operate a 3.5t Luton van, which is the perfect size for fitting as many of your items in as possible, without being so big that it makes navigating small streets an issue. It’s also much easier to hire our man with a van service to fit your schedule than it is trying to work with a large team of movers and fronting the cost of unnecessary vehicles.
Moving in London can be difficult with its small flats and narrow streets – a full team of movers might find it difficult to navigate the move and would essentially be unneeded. However, our man with a van will provide a seamless service to remove the items from your property, transport them and carry out both loading and unloading tasks on either side of the trip.
Decrease your stress levels with our moving services
Other removal services may put a lot of responsibility on you as the customer, leading to an increase in stress and hassle for you. Whereas at Kiwi Movers, our fit and smart team will take care of as much as we possibly can – it’s all part of our impeccable customer service standards.
Over 70% of our team are educated to degree level so should any problems arise, we won’t shy away. Instead, we’ll find a solution and get the job done with no fuss. As the best removal service in London, we wouldn’t deliver anything less than the highest standard of service.
If you need an efficient removal service, we’re the right people for the job. Just give us a call on 020 8877 9682* or email us at [email protected] to begin planning your move today.
When you get in touch for a quote, we’ll give you the best price we can when compared with our competitors. The price of our services will depend on various factors which will come into play during the move.
We can offer hourly rates or fixed day rates, which are often recommended for moves involving 3 bedroom houses or smaller. We base our prices on variables such as:
- The distance you’re moving
- The complexity of the move (including the number of flights of stairs or availability of an elevator)
- The parking distance to your front door
- The size and number of the vehicles required
- The number of movers needed
- If a hoist is needed
- If a window needs to be removed
- Whether you need boxes and/or a packing service
We’ll assess all these factors before giving you a fair and definitive quote.
One thing you can take comfort in is that we will assess your situation in the most effective way, giving you the cheapest price possible. Our removals services are top-notch and when combined with the low prices we offer, makes us the best value movers in London.
If there are any special requirements you have or any needs which must be catered to, we’ll factor all this into our moving day plan and make sure you’re always on the same page as us.
Other costs that may be included
As our standard offering, our service includes assembly and dismantling, to save you the hassle and prevent you from injuring yourself. We also offer additional packing services, packing materials, storage solutions, end-of-tenancy cleaning, overseas shipping and waste removal at an extra cost.
However, it’s worth bearing in mind that if you require additional services, we may need to increase the size of our moving team and the removal might take place at a later date.
In terms of costs for damaged or lost items, we have to control our liability by fixing it at £40 per item, while the maximum is £60 per box.
These costs are calculated as part of the industry standard. However, please understand that this only happens in extreme cases – our proficient and highly trained team will do their absolute utmost to ensure the safety of all of your items.
If you have individual household or business insurance, most of these policies will cover your belongings. If you don’t have any of these insurances and would like some before the move is carried out, we can help with this too. For an additional cost, we can offer cover up to £100,000 per truck or more if you wish.
We’ve taken all of the necessary precautions and streamlined our process as much as possible to provide a highly affordable service. With all of the different variables to consider and issues that may arise during the move, we’ve factored as much of this into the cost as we can to make our services as affordable as possible.
Are Kiwi Movers the best removals service in the London area?
We’ve always taken pride in our ability to deliver top-notch service at an affordable price, something we believe is essential when customers are looking for a good man and van service.
Overcharging and under-delivering is all too common with some removal services, whereas we’ve always gone above and beyond for our clients to show that we value their satisfaction with our service more than anything. Catering to our customer’s needs and wants has always been an important part of our service and ethos of ensuring they are always happy.
We’re a member of the Trusted Traders organisation – you can see our high score for yourself!
As a man and van removal service in London and the surrounding areas, we’ve gathered a reputation for being an affordable team of movers who get the job done with no fuss. We’re regularly contacted by people for our Wimbledon removals services, as well as in other local areas such as Chelsea and Fulham.
Our wide area of coverage and efficient service has cemented us as the go-to for many customers looking for London man and van removals service.
Our fantastic team
Consisting of a team that are all friendly, fit and extremely professional, we’re passionate about what we do. We’ve never been a company that does the bare minimum for a quick paycheck.
We’re very different from the rest of the removal service companies out there, as we’re not your ordinary man and van service. All of our team members are skilled professionals, with over 70% of our staff having university degrees. This differentiates us from our competitors, meaning you’ll get a wealth of experience when choosing our service!
We believe the key to success is putting the customer first, as the rest will follow suit, leading to healthy relationships between ourselves and clients. Whether it’s our man and van services you’re looking at hiring or our other solutions, we provide a high level of service every time and will never leave a job half done.
In London, customers expect a certain level of quality and we like to think that as a removals company we’ve not only met that standard, but raised it to a much higher one, which we continuously meet with every job.
Our experience of carrying out removals and other moving services in London and the local area has led us to garner a healthy knowledge of what to expect from the city. Whether it’s knowing the best routes to transport your items or dodging traffic and tricky streets, our knowledge of the area allows us to complete moves efficiently and within tight time slots.
Organising a delivery or removal can be tricky, especially if the company you’re trying to book with is unfamiliar with your location and where you’d like your items moving to. With our knowledge, we can make the process as simple as possible and factor that into our quotes, meaning that we can give you the best price possible.
As a reliable removals business, our entire company is built on the basis that we provide a great value service that fills you with confidence. We take great care with every piece of furniture and will always ensure that you’re satisfied with our level of service before we walk away.
Our service is flexible too, meaning we can offer you plenty of options and cater to your timescale so the move always suits you. Factors such as the number of items, the distance between locations, and packing materials can all be altered to suit your needs – we’ll factor this into your quote to give you the best possible price.
One of the key parts of our service is the simplicity of booking and organising a date. Moving is considered to be one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their life, especially when you consider all of the other factors that need to be planned out.
Dates, times and costs all need to be planned and can build up to a huge task list, proving very difficult to align with one another. Attempting to organise a removal service on top of everything else can seem like a difficult and stressful task, but not with Kiwi Movers. We understand that moving house can be taxing, so we’ve worked to make sure our process for organising the move is as simple as it can possibly be.
The pre-quote process
The first step is getting a quote and, thanks to our reliable team, you can do this today and speak to one of our experts directly. Simply call us on 020 8877 9682* or fill out the quote form on our website and tell us some details about what you’d like us to do for you.
The more information you provide upfront, the better understanding we’ll have of your situation, making it easier for us to plan it. We’ll also be able to give you an initial idea of how much the move will cost, giving you ample time to manage your finances.
Once your quote request is with us, we’ll be able to discuss with you the best method for carrying out the move, as well as looking at what options we have when it comes to our man and van service.
As a reliable service, we take on as much of the organising pressure as we can, to ensure you can relax completely throughout the process, unburdened by stress. From the very first contact you have with us, up until the completion of the removal, we’ll do as much as we can for you.
The benefits of a stress-free move cannot be understated. It allows you to enjoy the process and, if you’re moving to a new home, savour the first few days in your home without worrying about other factors.
London is a busy place and with lots of services to choose from, it can be difficult to make a decision and know which is the right choice for you. While we can’t make the decision for you we can inform you that we consider ourselves the best and will always put your needs first.
The moving process
Once the quote has been finalised and we’ve assessed the situation in order to plan your moving day, you can rest comfortably, knowing you’re in our more than capable hands.
In the lead up to the day, we’ll make sure that everything is on track and all the times agreed still work for you. If there are any last-minute changes to your schedule or other obstacles to overcome, we’ll make sure they’re factored into the plan and pre-empted so there is no disruption on the day.
This makes the moving day simple and straightforward, ensuring a completely stress-free process. If any issues do arise on the day, our smart team of movers are expert problem solvers and will work to overcome the issue as quickly as possible.
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, which means taking care of your needs and worries as well as your items of furniture. We believe that if we put our customers first the rest will follow, making delivering a top service a lot easier.
We keep things simple when you choose us, making sure that we’re on hand to help with everything, from removals all the way through to storage.
Do you offer a removal service for businesses looking to move offices?
Our man and van removals services aren’t just limited to those looking to move home or students who are moving to new accommodation. The best part about our man and van service is the speed and efficiency in which they can carry out a move, making moving offices a quick and easy task.
Depending on the location, moving offices can be a difficult task. Take a high rise building – moving out of an office on a floor high up can be a tricky endeavour, especially with several members of staff and lots of pieces of office furniture to consider.
Our man and van will be able to easily access the building, both in and out, taking your items with them and loading them into the vehicle.
How does our office moving service work?
In the centre of London, the streets can be tight and traffic can be chaotic at the best of times. This makes trying to fit multiple trucks and a large team of movers down the side street next to a building an almost impossible task.
Essentially, our man and van service takes this concept and shrinks it down to a single vehicle and a single worker, who is fit, capable and enthusiastic, getting the job done easily. The size of most office furniture makes it perfect for a single mover to handle, transporting it from your office and into their van.
With experience in various different moves across a range of situations, our movers are best suited to handling your moving situation efficiently and effectively.
Disrupting your workday with removal attempts isn’t what you want, especially if you’ve spent a lot of work time packing and organising other factors of your move. Don’t worry about losing out on working time either, as we know how busy work schedules can get. We’ll work around you and complete the job out of business hours, if that suits you.
This is just another example of how we put our customers first – we’ll work to accommodate you in any way we can. When it comes to carrying out removals in the workplace, we aim to keep any disruptions to a minimum, ensuring that the move can be completed quickly, without causing any fuss.
With our office removals service, you’ll benefit from the following:
- Full business relocation service – This service will be project managed end-to-end. We’ll ensure that the move runs smoothly throughout the entire process, with any problems dealt with as they arise. This takes the stress away from you and puts the pressure in the hands of our capable team – they have a wealth of knowledge to help them navigate even the most difficult of situations.
- Archive storage, which is safe, secure and affordable – If you’re renting an office space and are moving out, there may already be furniture in your new office, which could leave you with two lots of furniture for one space. We’ve planned for situations like this and can offer the perfect solution in the form of safe and secure storage for all of your furniture and goods. We’ll hold onto your items for as long as you need, until you’re ready for them to be moved into your workspace. This option works for a variety of different situations too – if there is furniture in your new office that you’d like to replace with your own, we can help you to store that too. Our storage services are affordable and when you consider the security and surveillance your items will be kept under, it’s a great value service too.
- Packing and unpacking – The success of a move depends on how well things are packed. Professional packing means end-to-end efficiency and ensures the safety of your items. As thorough workmen, we never do half a job, ensuring everything is done correctly. Moving services that cut corners when it comes to packing often have to deal with their customer’s goods being broken. We hold ourselves to a higher standard and understand that this is absolutely not acceptable – our team are fully trained on the safest and most efficient ways to pack your goods.
- A dedicated team who are fit, friendly and professional – Removals need to be carried out in a variety of situations and no two moves are the same. Sometimes there are lots of pieces of furniture, large pieces of furniture or the move needs to be completed within a tight time frame. The only way this is possible is if the removals team are capable and fit enough to complete the job quickly and to a high standard. This is why we make sure that all of our team are physically fit enough to deliver the level of service you would expect from the best movers company in London.
- Dismantling and assembly – We offer a full office pack-down service, keeping your equipment safe and secure. Broken or damaged items lead to unwanted costs and could leave your workers without furniture in their office. This is exactly the opposite of what you want when already setting time aside to complete a move. Our able-bodied and smart team will assess your furniture and identify the best way to pack it so that it stays safe throughout the entire moving process.
- Crate hire – If you’ve got equipment that requires a higher level of protection, we also offer flexible and affordable crate hire.
Depending on the type of move, our man and van service is more than enough. Fully trained and highly capable, our movers are experts in the trade and have executed countless moves to the highest standard.
Hiring our single man and a van service poses many benefits when compared to getting a full team involved. Often, for smaller-scale moves, a full team just isn’t needed and anything more than one mover would be overkill. The same can be said for our vehicles – our movers are so efficient at packing their vans that they are able to make the most of a smaller space.
Our drivers are efficient when it comes to navigating the roads of London and the surrounding area. They know all the best routes to avoid traffic and get to their destination quickly. They’re also extremely careful and safe whilst on the road, which means your items are kept completely safe when stacked in the back of the van.
As great drivers, our movers are able to complete the job quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption due to traffic. Confident in our abilities, we’ll give you the best quote we can, based on how quickly we believe we can get the job done.
Every member of our team is fit and trained to carry out the job in the most efficient way. If you have huge pieces of furniture, it may require two of our movers – for most pieces, our man and his van will be more than capable of completing the move.
For removals or moves from university accommodation or flats, our man and van service are perfect – the likelihood of you having large items is much lower than a full 3 bedroom house. These moves favour a quick in-and-out style approach, with a single mover being able to navigate through narrow spaces much more easily than a large group of people.
What if I need a larger team?
There are certain situations that would call for a larger team of movers and a fleet of vehicles. However, these are generally larger scale moves and this eventuality would be discussed during the quoting process.
The common misconception is that you need multiple people to carry and stack furniture effectively, but in our experience, this isn’t the case. With the correct training and fitness (which all of our movers have) one man and a van can be extremely effective. This also means that you can benefit from a lower price due to there being fewer man-hours involved.
The same can be said for our vans. Although they appear smaller from the outside, with efficient packing and expert skill, our movers are able to make the most of the space and pack all of your items safely.
Our man and van service can carry out other types of service too, such as furniture delivery, removals or small scale moves. For single items of furniture and other smaller pieces, our man and van is the perfect solution for furniture deliveries.
With valuable items, our movers are trained to package and transport these properly to protect against any possible damage. It’s also a much more viable option if you don’t want to risk any breakages, which is a likelihood when there are large amounts of furniture and trucks involved. Fortunately for you, we take the necessary precautions to minimise this, ensuring that your goods remain fully intact and free from damage.
If you think you might need a larger van or more than one man, contact us today and we’ll assess your situation!
Can I depend on you for last-minute removals?
As one of the most trusted London moving companies, we take great pride here at Kiwi Movers in our ‘can do’ attitude. So, although we can’t absolutely guarantee that we will be able to make available a man and van for the date you have in mind, we’ll do everything we can to make it work, by applying our tried-and-tested problem-solving approach.
What do we mean by that? Well, if you get in touch with us for a quote and you require the services of London movers the very next day, as long as we have availability, we’ll strive to be there for you. You might even get lucky – we may be able to turn up at your doorstep to help on the very same day you reach out to us!
But if you can possibly avoid having to contact us at the last minute, we’d urge you to allow much more time than that – ideally about two to four weeks before your intended moving date.
This will allow you to be confident of securing the services of our London man and van on the date that works best for you. In fact, if there is a very specific date when you’ll require West London movers – perhaps because you know you’ll be leaving your current residential or commercial property on a certain day – you could even go as far as booking us two or three months in advance.
But of course, we also completely understand that life doesn’t always allow for such easy forward planning. Our London moving company caters to many students who may not know where they’ll next be living until the last minute. We also provide an equipment and furniture delivery service for many commercial organisations in the city. Again, these businesses sometimes find themselves having to relocate at relatively short notice.
If this describes your situation, don’t worry! When you enquire for a quote – perhaps by calling 020 8877 9682* – we’ll discuss your specific requirements with you, before proposing adequate solutions.
After all, one of the benefits of requesting a man and van in London is that you’ll get exactly that – a man and van. London’s roads are notoriously congested, its streets are crowded, and its apartments often small. So, you might not exactly need a full-scale removals service in any case.
A man-and-van service like ours here at Kiwi Movers is akin to asking your mate with a van to come and help out at short notice. Like your friend down the road, we might talk a bit too much about rugby for your liking – but we’ll also do everything possible to be there for you when needed. The situation’s no different when it’s a last-minute removal job that you might require from us.
How can I prepare for the arrival of your London man and van?
Our movers will take care of a lot of the tricky issues associated with moving for you. However, it will make your life a lot easier – as well as that of our ‘man and van’ – if you take a few preparatory steps in readiness for our arrival at your doorstep.
Some of these steps may seem like common sense to some of you, but they’re important to note nonetheless. For instance, it’s a good idea to collect together all of those everyday essentials you’ll most urgently need at your new address.
Try to pack things such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, clothes and so on into one box. This way, you’ll be able to reach for them as soon as you get to your new address, instead of having to sift through all of your other boxes.
Another really important thing to do before our London man and van turns up is to identify fragile, sentimental or otherwise important items. By letting the team leader know of these, we’ll be able to take particular care of them during the packing and removals process, to guard against any risk of damage.
Other preparation tips for your moving day
We’d also urge you to carefully consider the other practicalities that will come into play on a moving day.
Is it difficult for a van to park outside the property where we’ll be collecting your belongings? Are there single/double yellow lines?
In these situations, we’ll probably need to arrange a parking suspension, so that we can park as close to the property as possible. That’s something we can do on your behalf, subject to a small administration fee. Furthermore, you should bear in mind that any parking fines we receive on the moving day will also be added to your final bill, again with a small administration fee.
Something else to account for (if your move will require our London man and van to travel through the centre of the capital) is the congestion charge. This is something else we will simply add to your final bill if needed, so you should be mindful of it if you’re on an especially restricted budget.
Having said all of the above, one of the key benefits of seeking a man and van service in the first place is the fact that it is a somewhat ‘low-maintenance’ option. This is especially true when compared to requesting a more comprehensive removal service.
The service we offer is quick, effective and affordable, and is very much like getting a mate with a van to come and help you. It’s the ideal choice for a smaller-scale move. It’s particularly beneficial if you only have a few items of furniture and some other belongings to move, and don’t want the stress of trying to do the job by yourself.
Naturally, there are many reasons we think you should choose us as your removal company in London, from our friendly service to our fit and well-trained members of staff. However, another great benefit of selecting Kiwi Movers is the sheer breadth and depth of our services.
We really do cater to every requirement when it comes to office and home removals in London. So whether you just require a man and van in London for moving from one property to another, or you’re on the lookout for well-priced storage, cleaning or even packing materials, you can depend on us.
If you’re unsure exactly what services you might require from a London removals firm like ours, don’t hesitate to contact us – just give us a call on 020 8877 9682*. We’ll talk you through whether your situation might simply need a ‘man and van’, or a more substantial solution like our complete removals service.
Every move is different, and by describing your particular circumstances and concerns to us, we’ll be able to determine what supporting services you may require from our team. For example, your given job could necessitate the removal of a sash window, or you might have an especially large and fragile item that needs to be moved – such as a piano.
When you get in touch with us for a quote, we can assess these requirements and factor in any extra services of ours that you might need, such as additional packing services, packing materials, storage solutions, waste removal
and/or end-of-tenancy cleaning. This is another reason why we urge those in need of London movers to reach out to us sooner rather than later if possible. This is because you might only realise at a later stage that a ‘man and van’ service won’t be enough.
We can even help with overseas removals, both to the EU or further abroad. However, this is something that naturally goes beyond the scope of a mere London ‘man and van’ service.
Will I be insured?
Something else you might be wondering about ahead of contacting us about a London man and van is whether your items will be insured. On this subject, we’d encourage you to first check your existing household and/or business insurance, as there’s a good chance that this will cover your belongings.
If your current insurance doesn’t protect you for moves, please bear in mind that as we don’t know your goods’ value, we have to restrict our own liability to a fixed limit per item, as explained on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
In the event that you do need insurance cover for your items when they’re being moved or in storage, we will be happy to arrange this for you, subject to an additional cost.
How can I lower the price of a man and van in London?
We understand why you might be anxious to reduce how much you spend when moving house. After all, pretty much anything and everything seems to be constantly going up in price these days, due to the current cost of living crisis. As well as that, you may have sought quotes from a few such removal firms already, only to be disappointed. So, is there anything you can do to get a better-value London man and van service?
A lot of people’s first instinct in situations like this is to look into whether they can do certain things themselves, without having to pay a company to do it for them. However, it’s important to be realistic about what you can and can’t do.
And, that’s before we get onto the subject of whether it’s even wise to take an aggressive cost-cutting approach to certain aspects of your move.
Kiwi Movers provide a removals service well worth the price
Let’s look at the subject of packing. You might favour doing this yourself over a company like us doing it for you – many people do exactly this to try to save money.
What’s more is that we can help you here with our own range of well-priced packing materials, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap and mattress covers. However, the downside of taking this route is that we can’t arrange insurance for you to cover the items you’ve packed yourself, as we can’t be sure of how well you’ve packed them.
Whilst we’re on the subject of insurance, we’re sure you can easily imagine the anguish if you were to attempt to save money by skimping on insurance, only for your precious items to sustain damage at some point during the removals process.
We should stress here that any such damage is a rare event for our West London movers here at Kiwi Movers – such is the exceptional care they take over clients’ items. However, such risks can never be 100% eliminated as far as removals are concerned.
The good news on the cost-reduction front is that if you’ve decided to go with a London man and van service over a bigger removals service, you’ll already be saving money. This particular service of ours typically involves the use of a single 3.5-tonne Luton, as opposed to the 18-tonne trucks that we reserve for bigger jobs.
Another step that you might take to help reduce the final invoice for a man and van in London is leaving furniture behind. You’ll find more information about this on our FAQs page.
Remember that when you first get in touch with our London moving company, we’ll give you a quote for your requested job completely free, and there will be no obligation for you to accept this. That means if you’re still unsure, you can speak to several moving companies in London and ask them for a quote. You can then compare prices before coming to a final decision.
Finally, we must emphasise that our costs are just an estimate. These costs may turn out to be different on the removal day itself. For smaller moves – those for three-bedroom properties or below – we tend to charge an hourly rate, instead of a fixed day rate. If we quote you for a certain number of hours and we manage to complete the job quicker than this on the day, this will be reflected in the final invoice you receive from us.
How will Kiwi Movers handle difficult removal jobs?
Attempting to relocate can pose various challenges – even if you don’t have a lot that needs transporting to your new place. For example, you might have only a few pieces of furniture, but those you do have could be pretty large and heavy, making them tricky to move.
You might be moving to university, but find that you need a large and heavy computer for the type of work you will do in your room. This could be the case if your course is based on a vocational/technical subject like graphic design, photography or computer science.
In instances like these, we can dip into our well-honed expertise to help with the heavy lifting. We’ll be able to get all your items into a removal van without inflicting any damage to either the items and the property.
We will be just as cautious when we turn up at your new home or workplace, retrieving your items from the van and putting your possessions exactly where you want them. We know how to bring all hefty objects upstairs, such as when facilitating a move to a flat or a student hall of residence.
When moving to a small home, hiring a large team of removers can be unnecessary and counterproductive. For example, as a flight of stairs leading to an apartment can be pretty narrow, crowding it with multiple removers could over-complicate the task of carrying items up.
Besides, if the new place you have chosen to live or work is relatively small, the surrounding area could be similarly compact, with little room for a whole fleet of vans to get through and park.
Awkward scenarios like this are why, if you contact us to seek help with even a ‘simple’ move, we’ll ask you a series of questions about the nature of the move – including where you are currently based, what items you have, how many items you want transporting and their intended new destination.
In addressing subjects like these when you make your initial enquiry, we can prepare ourselves to select the best driver and removal vehicle for the job at hand.
At one stage or another, as a business owner, you may want to relocate your company. Maybe it has simply outgrown its current premises, or you want to re-establish your business somewhere else where it could more easily capture more of its target market.
In any case, relocating a business can prove less than straightforward – regardless of the sector in which the business operates. What you need to move from A to B could include sensitive documents, high-end equipment and other supplies, which would all be difficult to replace.
At the same, you might not need to relocate so much gear that an extensive team of removal workers would evidently be required. If you have just a few items, albeit fragile or heavy enough that you couldn’t or wouldn’t want to carry them yourself, we can send someone to help.
So, if you just want to move from one office to another, you could do that while we pack up, move and unload all of your office equipment and office furniture – all with minimum disruption to your company’s day-to-day operations and output.
Which industries can we support with our removals?
What if you run a concierge and PA agency in London? Our professional removals firm can support your service. The end-to-end removals service we offer for your concierge and PA agency includes packing, loading, transporting, unloading, assembling and disassembling items, helping your clients move more easily.
Similarly, if you are an interior designer, you only need to get in touch with us to soon have a man and van at your beck and call. With that van, the man can move furniture to where you need it and also deliver your decorating equipment – it’s all part of our man and van service for interior designers.
Our man and van service is also available to estate agents – or their tenants once the estate agent has recommended us to them. So, if you are an estate agent for a property that tricky-to-carry items need to be moved into or out of, you can trust us to do the job to an accomplished standard.
We also serve the logistics sector. Removal and relocation are important slices of the logistics pie – and orchestrating an office move is one of the hardest things a logistics firm’s office or operations manager could have to face. This is why we invite them to put the responsibility into our hands.
Logistics is also about getting a company’s goods from the point of production to the point of consumption. We can help your business to do exactly that, as we can shift goods within the supply chain and safely store those products when they aren’t yet ready to be sent out.
These are just some of the workplace sectors we can focus on, but if you don’t see your business listed here – don’t worry! As well as our removals service, we also offer a selection of business storage options, providing the whole package during the process.
Storing your items whilst you move
If you’re contemplating a man and van service, you probably don’t have too many items that will need transporting from your current location to the new one. However, none of this is to say that you won’t need to find somewhere new to store at least some of your items during the transition.
After all, moving day will undoubtedly be stressful, as you hurry around your current property making sure you definitely haven’t forgotten anything. You could have quite an extensive inventory of objects that need packing, as well as unpacking later on.
It’s not hard to see how you could ease the anguish of moving day by arranging in advance for some of your belongings to be kept in a storage unit separate to your property. If friends and family don’t have any storage space free, our self-storage amenities could help pick up the slack.
In various London areas, including Battersea, Fulham, Chelsea, Richmond and Twickenham, we have self-storage compartments ready for you to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once your items have found their stopgap home here, you can drop by and fetch them any time you wish.
This momentary storage could pay dividends if you are undertaking a residential relocation and your existing home sells before you get the green light to move into the new one. At this halfway stage of your house move, you could stay in rented accommodation or with a relative, but not all of your items might be able to join you.
Wherever you do opt to temporarily reside, it could easily be somewhere that is fully furnished, lacking enough free space for all of your existing possessions. You can be confident that these items are safe once you have placed them into the modern, clean and dry storage units we maintain on our clients’ behalf.
Each of these units is secured with its own alarm and guarded by our CCTV system, with no minimum stay. If you have so few items to store that they wouldn’t even fill one of these units, you could instead utilise our ‘mini storage’ service, thereby hiring only what space you need.
Overall, we have over 2,000 storage units of various sizes – and, if your move enters an unexpectedly prolonged stage requiring you to keep your items in our care for an extended length of time, you could switch them to one of our long-term storage warehouses or containers.
Intelligent removals with a problem-solving team
When the removals process ends up throwing a spanner in the works, we won’t simply throw our hands up, admit defeat and require you to reach out to a different removals company. Instead, we will delight in analysing your problem and looking diligently for a solution.
For us, there’s no such thing in removals as ‘a challenge without a solution’. As far as we’re concerned, every removal challenge has a solution. That’s why, no matter what kind of removal work we’re asked to do, we will enthusiastically apply our can-do attitude to the task.
From our vast experience of removals work, we have realised that overcoming a removals challenge is rather like playing a game of chess. In other words, it’s about closely studying the situation at hand and patiently putting together a strategy that will enable us to progress in an intelligent way.
Whether your London move will be a residential or commercial one, you can take heart that we are thoroughly experienced with transporting items for relocation purposes. We established our company back in 2007 – since then, we’ve filled our ranks with staff professionally trained to manage every stage of the removal process – including handling, packing and loading.
We are also registered with the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Our membership of Which? Trusted Traders verifies that, by the reckoning of one of the UK’s most respected consumer testing companies, our business processes meet the highest possible standards in ethics and compliance.
If you’re considering a move to or from a London address and you think just one man and his van will do, phone us on 020 8877 9682* or send us an email via [email protected] to start discussing your needs. We can then start preparing a free, no-obligation quote for you to consider.
What are the benefits of choosing our man and van service?
There are many benefits to choosing our man and van service and plenty of situations which make hiring just one mover preferable. The most important thing to remember when choosing our service is that we’re trained professionals and deploy a range of tried and tested methods to ensure we get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
This has helped us build a strong reputation as a reliable removals company. Our movers are also extremely friendly and professional, ensuring you’ll always have a good experience when dealing with our team.
When it comes to deciding between hiring a large team of movers or one man and a van, you need to weigh up the situation and decide which you think would be most effective. If you’re unsure, we’re always on hand to help simply give us a call and tell us what you need our help with.
We will then be able to tell you which we think will be the best choice for your situation. If you have a house full of furniture and need it moving in a small time period, a man and van wouldn’t be the best option, but we would still be able to send a larger team of movers to complete the job.
If you’re moving between flats or student accommodation, a man and van would be perfect as there is likely little furniture that needs moving.
Remove the stress from your move
Hiring our man and van to complete the job takes the stress away from you. You don’t need to lift, shift or carry any of your furniture as our capable movers will handle that for you. This removes the risk of you injuring yourself whilst moving, as our team are properly trained in how to lift heavy objects.
Our process also prevents time being taken out from your day, as you can sit back and relax whilst our movers handle all of the heavy lifting. Every member of our team has been specifically selected – not only are they capable of completing the job to a high standard, they also take pride in doing so.
So whilst you’re sitting back and enjoying the move, you can take comfort in knowing that the job will be completed to the level you would expect.
Highly experienced staff
Our movers have the ability to work effectively without disturbing you, making them perfect for a wide range of scenarios, including office moves. This means that you can continue working whilst our mover works around you.
Without a large team or multiple moving trucks, our mover can be discreet and get the job done efficiently. This is also massively beneficial if your office is located down busy or narrow streets.
Trying to get large trucks and multiple movers down a narrow street with lots of traffic can be an extremely difficult task and could create more hassle for everyone involved. This could also increase the chance of collisions with vehicles that may lead to your furniture becoming damaged. Our man and van is capable of navigating this much easier.
As a removals service with lots to offer, our man and van service is one of our most popular options. As our team is so well trained in moving furniture and lifting objects, there often isn’t a need for multiple movers. This can benefit you too, as it’s cheaper to simply hire one man and vehicle than a larger team and more trucks.
The customer service you will receive won’t be watered down either, as you’ll still get the same level of care and attention, no matter which of our services you choose. Through careful transportation and proper packing, we’ll be able to move your goods safely and effectively.
If you’ve got it, we can move it
If you’re wondering what kind of furniture our man and van can remove/deliver, as long as they can carry it, then it’s moveable.
If you’ve enlisted our man and van service and the job turns out to be bigger than you expected, don’t worry. If there’s a large amount of furniture, our mover can make multiple trips to ensure that all of your items are moved. If there are exceptionally large items that one of our movers couldn’t move, then we can scale up the job.
We aim to meet as many of your moving needs as possible – with our capability, we can’t leave you under-serviced. However, if more movers are required, the time period may need to be extended. We will do our best to get the job completed as quickly as possible, but if more movers and more equipment is required, this may take more time and the cost may be increased.
We always go the extra mile
If you’ve hired our man and van service to remove some furniture and are wondering what happens to it afterwards, the decision is entirely yours. If you have nowhere to put it and don’t want to keep it, we can dispose of it for you.
If you do want to keep it, we can also provide storage for you. For a low monthly fee, we can store your furniture until you need it again. This is ideal for situations where you either need backup furniture or want to pass on the furniture to your children once they move out. Keeping old furniture in the house can consume a lot of space and clutter the place up, making it more difficult to live comfortably.
Opting for our man and van service is a cost-effective way of ensuring that your move is properly taken care of, so you don’t put yourself at risk of injuring yourself by attempting the move solo.
If you’re in a block with multiple flights of stairs and are trying to carry large items up or down, you could put yourself at serious risk of injury, especially if you’re not trained on the proper lifting techniques.
When you weigh up the pros and cons of doing it yourself or hiring a capable mover to do it for you, it’s easy to understand why our man and van service is so popular. Our movers are trained with the proper techniques and also have valuable experience carrying out these kinds of moves in a range of tricky settings, all of which have helped them develop incredible proficiency in the field.
Our mover will also pack your items safely and securely in the van to reduce movements during transit. Although you may think you’re capable of this yourself, it can be very difficult to stack lots of potentially heavy items into a small place, ensuring that they don’t get damaged.
Our movers have great skills when it comes to this part of the job and know how to transport your goods safely and efficiently. This is also how they make use of space effectively, reducing the need for multiple vans and trips. They’re able to utilise all of the space inside the van to reduce the chance of having to make multiple trips, increasing the speed at which they can complete the job.
Want to find out more about our fantastic man and van removal services here at Kiwi Movers? Just get in touch with us today!
We’ve got a great deal of experience in the field, having helped thousands of people to successfully move in our short time within the industry.
Not only is our man and van service a great choice for a lot of moves, but choosing Kiwi Movers is always a smart choice. We’d never send out our men under equipped or with poor equipment, so we ensure that they have a sturdy and reliable van to complete the job with. This reduces the risk of breakdowns whilst transporting your furniture, ensuring that they’re able to effectively deliver your goods to the new destination.
One thing you can be sure of when you choose us is that you’re never going to get a mover who will do half the job or provide less than you would expect. This is because we have extremely high standards – every job we complete needs to meet those standards.
We’re always happy to discuss your requirements and set you up with the service that suits your needs. To get your man with a van quote today, just give us a call!