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    Long Distance Moving Services

    Long distance moves across the UK require a lot more preparation than the average local move. With far more logistical factors to take into consideration, a long distance move can pose a few additional problems to solve.

    Regardless of whether you’re moving to be close to family or for a new job, finding a reliable removals company is essential to guaranteeing your long distance move goes smoothly.

    White and Company’s vast experience of the complete removals process makes us the go to choice when deciding on a long distance removals service provider.

    We fully understand that no two moves are the same. Our fully personalised approach to removals has distinguished us one of the most popular choices for moving long distances across the UK.

    As a founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, you know that your prized possessions are in good hands when you choose to move with us.

    Why use White and Company?

    When deciding on a removals company for your long distance move, it’s essential to consider both the location you’re moving to along with the area you’re leaving.

    You should ideally opt for a provider that has a wide network of locations throughout the UK, ensuring they have a great knowledge of the area.

    This will mean the company is able provide the best possible service wherever you are, knowing the best routes through the area and being able to adapt to any hold ups that arise.

    A removals company with a variety of national locations will be able to oversee a smooth transition into your new home and be able to assist with storing any excess boxes and packaging materials used during your move in one of their nearby secure storage warehouses.

    About Us

    We are one of the largest family-owned removals companies in the UK, offering domestic long-distance removals as well as packing and storage solutions at 19 secure warehouses located nationwide.

    We have been moving homes for customers in excess of 150 years and understand that all of our prospective customers have different requirements.

    Whether you’re heading from a city residence to a suburban house, or from the tranquil countryside to the centre of a bustling metropolitan city, White and Company has the experience and expertise to provide you with exceptional service when moving home.

    When’s the Best Time to Move?

    Ideally, any planned long distance move should take place during the summer months for a number of reasons.

    Firstly, if you have children, this will cause far less disruption to their education and schooling schedule.

    It gives you plenty of time to find them a new school local to your new home where they can settle in from the beginning of the new term.

    Secondly, the days are much longer during the summer, so you can get far more done during this time.

    Odds are the weather will be much dryer and brighter, as no one wants to carry boxes or move heavy items in the wind, rain, sleet or snow!

    Planning Your Journey

    Before setting off, make sure to map out your journey well in advance of moving day.

    Include plans to take plenty of rest stops at motorway service stations to recharge and refresh.

    The AA recommends that drivers should take a 15 minute break every 2 hours, and not exceed 8 hours of driving in any one day.

    So if your journey is from one end of the UK to the other, consider an overnight stay and book a suitable hotel.

    This will help you and your family to get a good nights sleep before completing the second leg of your journey.

    Travelling with Pets

    If you’re taking pets along for the ride, don’t forget about their needs either!

    Schedule in extra time for extended stops for food, water and toilet breaks.

    Children also tend to require more toilet breaks than adults, so always compensate for longer breaks than you would normally expect if travelling by yourself.

    Our Removals & Storage Services

    Free Survey

    A surveyor will conduct a free home survey to establish the precise volume of effects being transported. This involves observing your current home room-by-room, carefully noting items to be transported or exported, whilst recording all details via electronic tablet. Alternatively, you can conduct a video survey yourself.

    Packing Service

    Once you agree to proceed, we’ll set a moving date with you for our removals team and vehicles to arrive at your residence for the big day. Our fully trained removals team will export pack and wrap all items being shipped in special breathable bubble wrap and double-lined cardboard boxes, ensuring your prized possessions are suitably protected.

    Secure Storage

    White and Company owns and operates its own short and long term warehouse facilities strategically placed in 19 locations throughout the United Kingdom, providing secure, clean and dry containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. This ensures all your items are stored and protected from damage prior to despatch.

    Overseas Shipping

    Upon arrival at a local depot, all goods are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading onto a container. The container is booked onto the first available vessel destined to the closest port of entry to your final destination. Once your shipment arrives at the port of destination, your goods will pass through customs prior to despatch to your new home.

    Local & National Removals

    We provide an award winning local & national house removals service across the whole of the UK. With a fleet of over 265 vehicles and 19 branches strategically located in some of the UK's most popular towns and cities in close proximity to major ports, we provide a fast and reliable house removals service whether you're moving locally or nationally.


    We provide a comprehensive range of insurance options to suit all needs and budgets. Whether you're transporting just a handful of items or an entire shipment of goods overseas, we're sure to have the perfect insurance option available to protect your household goods during transit from point of origin to final destination.

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    Find Your Local Branch

    With locations around the UK, including the Channel Islands, you can be sure to find a local branch near you.

    BedfordWolseley Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7EF01234 819520
    BournemouthElliott Road, West Howe, Bournemouth, BH11 8LN01202 070436
    DunfermlinePitreavie Business Park, Queensferry Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8UT01383 807939
    ForresCumming Street, Forres, IV36 1LF01309 638 283
    GuernseyInternational House, Pitronnerie Road, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2RF01481 736868
    Jersey2 & 7 St. Peters Technical Park, St. Peter, Jersey, JE3 7ZN01534 484002
    KnaresboroughUnit 4, St. James Business Park, Knaresborough, HG5 8PJ01423 593799
    LancasterPort Royal Avenue, Lune Industrial Estate, Lancaster, LA1 5QP01524 889668
    PlymouthNorth Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9GN01752 545930
    PortsmouthDundas Spur, Portsmouth, PO3 5NL02392 989287
    SouthamptonHillsons Road, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2DY01489 858692
    TelfordHaybrook Industrial Estate, Halesfield 9, Telford, TF7 4QW01952 898774
    Waltham CrossInternational House, Britannia Business Estate, Britannia Rd, Waltham Cross, EN8 7PF 0203 582 5921
    WinchesterInternational House, Bar End Rd, Winchester, SO23 9NP01962 658096

    Industry Recognition

    BAR Registered

    Our domestic moving services are carried out in accordance with the BAR Code of Practice.

    We are founder members of the British Association of Removers (including both BAR’s Commercial Moving Group and Overseas Group).

    Although we have a long history and an impressive list of professional accreditations, we continually strive to meet customer expectations and are committed to providing an exceptional service.

    FIDI Members

    We are founder members of FIDI, the international removals federation, which requires all members to operate to the globally recognised FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) standard.

    We are also founder members of OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International); a specialist global networking group for the world’s premier moving companies.

    We have achieved internationally recognised standards for our services: BS EN 12522.

    Why Choose Us?

    • Over 150 years in the removals industry
    • Founder members of the BAR, FIDI & OMNI
    • Free no-obligation home surveys
    • 19 locations all across the UK
    • Over 265 vehicles owned
    • More than 500 fully trained staff
    • Full wrapping & packing service
    • Full container or part load shipping worldwide
    • Full financial protection for pre-payments via BAR
    • Vehicle shipping
    • Airfreight service
    • Customs clearance
    • Comprehensive insurance
    • UK warehouse storage or at destination
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What do movers consider long distance?

    In general, most removals companies typically consider a move exceeding 150 miles to be classified as a long-distance move.

    How long does it take the average person to move house?

    If a property sale goes smoothly, the process of moving house within a chain usually takes approximately 2-3 months. However, complications arising from long property chains can occasionally lead to chaos, and in some cases, this period may be extended up to 6 months. The time is takes to physically move your belongings from one property to another is very much case-specific, meaning it will really be dependent on where you are relocating to.

    When should I start packing for a long distance move?

    Unless you hire a professional packing service, it’s essential to ensure your belongings are adequately prepared for safe transport so that you’re ready for the moving truck on the scheduled day. We usually advise starting the preparation for a move approximately 7 to 8 weeks in advance.

    How can I save money on a long distance move?

    Reducing the number of possessions you bring with you can lead to cost savings during the long distance removals process by reducing the overall volume of items to be transported. There are a number of ways to achieve this including selling items online and donating to charity. Furthermore, entering a new home without unnecessary belongings accumulated over the years adds a refreshing and decluttered touch to your move.

    Should I stay and help the movers?

    While it might feel a little strange watching people work around you, particularly with your belongings, most long distance movers prefer that you stay out of their way. They would appreciate it a great deal more if you focussed on other moving-related tasks, allowing them to complete their job as efficiently as possible.

    What room should I pack first when moving?

    It’s advisable to start packing rooms such as the garage, outside shed, guest room, and basement (if you have one) first. Tackling these rooms first should be the least disruptive and will help to make packing more essential items easier later on. Additionally, we recommend against leaving the kitchen until last, as it’s a time-consuming room with a mix of both non-essential and essential items.

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