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Big Van Removals offers a professional and quick service for removal and storage throughout Sheffield & South Yorkshire and across to West Yorkshire and Derbyshire .We are a highly recommended removal service and we provide value for money .

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Reviewed by Kath on 29/3/2019

An excellent service provided by Ian, I would definitely use Big van removals again. Ian turned up on time and made the move easy. Everything arrived undamaged and was placed into the house just as we had requested. I had to travel up later than the van but I trusted Ian to do as he promised and I wasn’t disappointed. I would recommend this company.

We are a top rubbish/waste disposal business we also do rip out and demolition work we are fully waste licensed we clear houses , gardens , sites , businesses anything anywhere . We do man and van and removals we offer free quotes and great rates to all

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Reviewed by Janice on 23/1/2019

This was a A rated job very efficient reliable and job done to perfection

Hello its jordan Ive been doing removals now for about 7 years plus i have done all my packing course and we do take good care in all your stuff also i can sort out storage for you aswell it doesn’t matter if it big small short or a far distance we will do what ever you want us to do Also i been in the building trade for a while now roofing cladding stud walls and floor laying and house repairs I do have a ipaf license with 3 years experience

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/6/2019

Would happily recommend handyman removals. They work fast and hard, but still managed to be friendly and crack a joke or two! Great value for money too.

We are providing removal, packing and transporting services. We are doing professional packing for shipping abroad. We are doing deliveries of furniture and other items, white goods etc. SSMD Removals has 6 years experience like professional moving company and a lot of more than happy customers. We are removals specialist. We are doing professional assembling and dismantling on furniture. Free viewings available. Flexible terms about packing materials, competitive price for you future removal.

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Reviewed by Rele on 4/6/2019

Great team

Our team have a wealth of experience in the industry and are happy to assist in all aspects of your move, taking some of the stress away from you. We are specialist removers who offer you a packing service, top quality materials, and storage facilities.

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Reviewed by Fery on 19/3/2019

Excellent service and quality from start to end.

We are a hard working company who aims to please all of our customers what you can expect from us is when we start your job we will give our 100 percent time and effort to complete what we have agreed and not go off starting new jobs also if we are going to be late for any reason maybe waiting on materials in builders yards ect we will notify you with with a txt or call each and every job that's carried out big or small if there ever is a problem after we have left don't hesitate to contact us to resolve the issue all the pictures that are displayed on our profile is work that we have done ourselfs not copied just to put up here for show thank you for taking your time to read about the company hope we can come give you a quote soon

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Reviewed by Barbara on 20/2/2019

I would recommend this tradesman as being very knowledgeble and informative and advise us of every aspect of the work,At the conclusion he and his colleague left my garden in a very tidy condition.

New to Rated People ........I started gardening in 2009, with my father, then worked at Tyringham Hall estate. while completing college in Horticulture and Garden Design at Moulton College. Work over the summers on the farm and landscaping on the quiet days. I also do hedge laying, Beekeeping/Wasp removal. Machine servicing. Tree Surgery (Chainsaw tickets CS-30,cs 31,cs 38,cs39). PA 2,4&6 in Spraying Tickets. For more information get in contact. Many Thanks, Tom Charge

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Reviewed by Julie on 27/6/2018

Brilliant job. Tom finished the job to a very high standard. He was a pleasure to deal with, polite, easy to talk to, full of good ideas and I would recommend him unreservedly. Perhaps a little on the high side in terms of price but his workmanship merits this.

We are a friendly, reliable building service, with good time keeping and great skills behind us, located in belper, hope to here from you soon many thanks.

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 10/6/2017

Would recommend and would most certainly use his services again.

I have been a handyman for the last 5 years. I have good knowledge in electrics, plumbing, and doing odd jobs. I am more than happy to discuss any job that needs doing and can complete any job with 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Reviewed by Linda on 9/2/2019

Camilo was very conscientious and did the work virtually unsupervised exactly as we had discussed, on time and left everything clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation in recommending him - totally trustworthy.

KLS LANDSCAPES For all your Groundworks from Permeable Water Harvesting Block Paving, to Flagging & Fencing and Everything inbetween check out our website and give us a call....

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Reviewed by allan on 29/5/2015

2 lads worked hard, job harder than first thought but they stuck at it, required some mechanised tools

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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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