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Trades serviced: House Removals, Man with a Van, Specialist Removals, Storage

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Reviewed by Edward on 19/5/2018

Great value, quick and efficient. Thanks for coming on such short notice. Work was done in not time and left clean and tidy. Would recommend

Hi, my name is David. If you have any work to do in your home, call or write to me. 100 % satisfaction guaranteed

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Natalie on 19/5/2018

absolutely amazing professional great work

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/5/2018

Happy with the service.

We are a family run business in and around the Widnes area we are a very good and reliable team so any questions don't hesitate to ask a member of the team and remember DONT MOVE JUST IMPROVE

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Janet on 18/5/2018

Good painting job done quickly and at a good price. Very pleased with the result.

We move your items safely and allow you to see that moving can be simple, with the right man for the job . We are fully covered with goods in Tranist and also public liabity . Stress free moves

Trades serviced: House Removals, Man with a Van, Specialist Removals, Storage

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Reviewed by shahbana on 17/5/2018

Good job well done.

MJJ BUILDERS LIMITED .

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by jane on 17/5/2018

I am really pleased that I went with this company. Although they weren't the cheapest quote, they were excellent. John was able to work with me and decide upon the best options. He was able to give advice and make excellent decisions about the project. The workmanship is excellent and everything was left clean and tidy every day. Overall, I was very happy with this company and would definitely recommend them to others and use them again if I ever need building work.

Pulman Plumbing & Heating Services. Jobs from radiator changes, Taps changing, Breakdowns (Call Outs)

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, House Removals

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Reviewed by Brett on 17/5/2018

Sam was very quick off the mark with calling me when I requested a job. I am new to the area and didn't know any decent plumbers - well, now I have found one. I will definitely be using him again and I would recommend that you do also! Thanks Sam - I'll get you booked in to service the boiler around September.

@CARPNTRY @ALL ABOUT WOOD. @ ALL ABOUT WHORDROBE. @ALL ABOU FLORING. @DOORS @STAIRS @ ...... and many others

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by D on 16/5/2018

Very pleased with a quality and promptly completed job. All the arrangements were straightforward and very reliable. First class, thank you.

Hello my name's jordan I am a 1 man band, taking on jobs such as garden walls. Garden work, digging,painting ect free quotations please give me a call

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by claire on 16/5/2018

He did not turn up on site to measure/conduct survey for work needed. Wanted photographs and would provide price on this Thus not checking the ground conditions to ensure that work could be completed etc Unacceptable

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Sidharth on 13/5/2018

The work was done well and efficiently. No complaints. Nice guy as well.

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Storage specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand what’s involved in putting things into storage. This includes the licences your removal company might need, what you can and can’t store, and how to insure your belongings against accidental damage.

What does putting your belongings into storage involve?

Self-storage facilities are normally warehouses divided into smaller units or shipping containers. You pay an ongoing fee to rent the space, and you can access your stuff whenever you like. Some even have 24-hour access. As the name suggests, you’ll be loading and unloading the items yourself, unless you pay someone else to do it for you.

Alternatively, removal companies sometimes have their own storage available if you need to move out of your house before your new home is ready.

They tend to pack everything in large, sealed boxes, and will stay sealed until they’re safely inside your new home. This cuts down on the number of times your belongings are handled, and makes accidental damage less likely. If you think you’ll want access to them while they’re in storage, you might be better off with self-storage instead, and asking the removals company to take your possessions there. 

Is there anything I can’t store?

Anything that’s illegal to possess under British law can’t be stored.

Most self-storage facilities won’t allow you to store plants, money or anything flammable like paint. Food can sometimes be prohibited too. If you’re using a removal company’s storage facilities, they’ll have their own policy for what you can and can’t store there before you move into your new home.  

How do I prepare fridges and freezers for storage?

If you need to store fridges and freezers, they’ll need to be disconnected, cleaned and dried out ahead of the removal company arriving. If not, you risk leaks and water damage to other items while it’s in storage, not to mention the smell it will cause inside the appliance itself.

The qualifications your removal company needs

Removal companies don’t need any specific qualifications but their drivers will need to have large goods vehicle (LGV) licences.

What is an LGV licence?

An LGV licence states that the driver’s qualified to operate a vehicle under one of the four LGV categories:

  • Category C+E – The driver can operate vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7.5 tonnes, with trailers heavier than 750 kg.
  • Category C – The driver can operate vehicles including tipper trucks and heavy box trucks.
  • Category C1+E – The driver can operate vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes with trailers of 750 kg or more. This might be a large cargo van with a trailer.
  • Category C1 – The driver can operate transit vans and small box trucks. They’re not permitted to tow trailers.

Insurance for putting belongings into storage

Your removal company isn’t legally required to have insurance to store your belongings but it’s a good idea for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against accidental injury and damage.  

It’s also a good idea for you to have your own insurance to cover your possessions should there be a fire, flooding or theft. The easiest way to do this is to extend your home contents insurance to include objects in storage and in transit as part of a house move. If you already have this included, you’ll normally be given a set number of days that your belongings are covered while in storage. It’s worth checking that number beforehand and looking into additional insurance should your move-in date change and you need to keep your belongings in storage for longer than you originally planned.

Questions you should ask your removal company

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Are they a member of the British Association of Removers?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Do they have an LGV licence and what category is it?
  • What can and can’t I put in storage?

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