Looking for removal companies to help you with a house move is the logical step, especially if you have a lot of goods to transport. After finally deciding when your house removal is going to be, the more pressing question becomes “what is the cost of removal companies” Of course, the cost of the house move always depends on the scope of the project, but there are certain areas in which you can prepare yourself financially.
The price of your house removals largely depends on the location and length of your move. When it comes to local house moves, removal companies usually have a steady for two men and a van for a move that takes a between 3 and 5 hours. If you are moving long-distance, however, you should prepare for a higher, fixed price. As stated earlier, however, the actual cost of removal company you’ll have to pay really depends on a number of factors, so don’t take our word for it – consult your with your movers and get a removal quote. With Let’s Move Removals, you can get an instant quotation, free of charge. We can tell you how much your house move will cost you after an initial assessment of the scope of your house removal.
What to look for when estimating the cost of removal companies?
Though there may be no reliable way of gauging a removal company cost, without contacting them, there are several factors that may very likely influence your price. For example, local moves don’t usually charge by the pound or per mile, but rather by the hour. The minimal charge is usually 3 hours, so that the removal company can be protected from very short house moves. The base rate for the 2 movers and van services can vary by location, so always make sure what the average charge is in your area. If you’re also in need of a packing service, keep in mind that local packing services cost is calculated in addition to the house move cost, with a price per hour per packer. The larger your move and the more movers you’ll need, the more you should be prepared to pay – the best way to estimate the cost of large removal is to ask for a house survey. This will allow your movers to calculate the exact volume of your goods and assign the right resources.
What’s the general cost of removal companies?
This removal cost guide would not make sense if we did not show you what the cost of hiring a removals company actually is in numbers. So here it is. Below you can see different prices depending on the volume and resources needed. We assume access to the property is from a ground floor and the parking spot for our removal van would be within 15 meters to the door of the property.
- 1 bedroom house (500cf3) requires 2 men + removal van for around 3-4 hours. Cost: £165-£240
- 2 bedroom house (800cf3) requires 2 men + removal van for around 4-6 hours. Cost: £220-£360
- 3 bedroom house (1200 cf3) requires at least 3 men + 2 removal vans or 1 lorry. Time needed 6-8 hours. Cost £400-£750, however in case of any house move larger than 2 bedroom house/flat the site survey is required.
Note: All prices above are general estimates based on a certain criteria, therefore, please keep in mind that your cost of removal may be different. All the prices shown are subject to VAT.
Cost of removal companies – is it worth it?
Let’s think about it. What is money and how do we earn it? In simple words we trade our time to get paid. Therefore money = time, however the money can be always replenished, but not the time. Now you may not realise, but without experience and the right resources your house move along with the preparation and packing can take days. Days which depending on your situation you could spend at work or working on your own business. Therefore if you do not hire professional movers you not only loose the time but also money. Additionally you are exposing yourself to damaging your goods due to the lack of experience, with both packing and moving. On the other hand if you do hire professional movers they will take care of everything for you in a day or two, while you are working as normal. The best part is that you do not even have to be present, your goods are handled with care by experienced removal company.
To finally answer the questions is the cost of removal companies worth it? YES!