top house removals faq

6 Top House Removals Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

As the leading home removals company currently servicing the people of Hampshire and the surrounding areas, we are often asked a slew of questions by our would-be customers regarding the removals process.

Here are some of the more popular ones:

Will you place my furniture where I ask?

So long as you know ahead of time where you want your furniture placing in your new property, our team of professional house movers will be more than happy to deposit them there. However, as we are likely to be working to a tight schedule, they will not be able to constantly rearrange the layout of your rooms.

Will you empty my loft?

Unfortunately, insurance restrictions mean that we are unable to empty your loft unless it is a) fully-floorboarded, b) fully lit, and c) has a fitted staircase. If your loft or attic does not meet these criteria,  then you will need to make sure it has been emptied before we arrive.

Are any items prohibited from your removals service?

Because of health and safety concerns and the conditions of our insurance policy, gas cylinders and flammable liquids cannot be transported on our vehicles, and you must find some other way to relocate them to your new property. Petrol-fuelled equipment such as chainsaw and lawn mowers will likewise need to be drained of fuel prior to transit.

Do I need to unpack my wardrobe / chest of drawers?

It depends very much on the furniture in question. If it is sufficiently sturdy and solid (self-assembly MDF furniture, for instance, rarely responds well to this kind of movement), then there is no need to remove lighter items such as clothes and bedding. We recommend that any breakable items, as well as heavier belongings such as books, are removed and packaged separately. We also recommend that you keep the doors and drawers shut with some heavy duty packing tape across the join.

Will you dismantle and re-assemble my furniture?

If you ask us to do this during your initial quotation, then we will allow for the extra time required to do this for you. Unfortunately, this is not something we would be able to take on at the last minute, so if you choose not to use this service, these kinds of items need to be fully dismantled prior to our arrival.

How much notice do you require?

 We’d normally expect you to book your house removals a week or two in advance of your Moving Day but, really, the more notice the better. There are times of the year when removal services are more in demand (early- and late-summer, for instance) so it’s always worth anticipating a longer notice period.

What areas do you cover?

We cover the whole of Hampshire and beyond, delivering a quality home removals service to clients as far afield as Romsey, Andover, Southampton, New Milton, Eastleigh, Lymington, Totton, New Forest, Hedge End, Fareham, Chandlers Ford, Ringwood, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Winchester, and beyond. If you’re unsure whether we cover your location, give us a ring.

Any more questions?

We hope these Frequently Asked Questions go some way to answering your own home removals queries. If you have any other questions about this, or any of our other services, call the team at Bradbeers Removals and Storage today on 01794 523 022.