Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Banbury
Are you looking to relocate to Banbury? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family-owned business with over 145 years’ servicing the Banbury community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Banbury. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to Banbury?
An important centre for wool trading in the 13th Century, Banbury developed into a small industrial hub after the Oxford Canal was opened in 1790.
Famously mentioned in the traditional nursery rhyme “Ride a Cockhorse to Banbury Cross” and as being the home of the delicious Banbury Cake.
Banbury has evolved into a highly active town, alongside the River Cherwell, offering a modern lifestyle but also embracing its industrial past, still evident in its many old buildings and charming winding streets.
The towns’ location makes it not just a nice place to visit but a place in which to put down roots especially if you are moving with a family.
Banbury is a significant commercial and retail centre for the surrounding area of north Oxfordshire and southern parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
The town centre provides ample shopping opportunities in a safe pedestrianised area, with a range of high street retailers and some small independents. Whilst the well-known Bicester Discount Shopping Village is just a short drive south of Banbury.
In Banbury you have plenty to keep you occupied. Running alongside Castle Quay is the Oxford Canal considered to be one of the most scenic in Britain and extremely popular with pleasure boaters.
Additionally, the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds is a short journey away and you can whizz into the capital when the fancy takes you, a journey by train of around 50 minutes.
Having Birmingham and Heathrow Airports located both approximately an hour away makes booking a holiday or business trip a cinch.
You may well be one of the many who fall in love with this lovely little town.
Banbury Schools & Education
Oxfordshire County Council oversees the educational provision for Banbury.
If you are new to the area or considering a move here, visit the council web site for detailed information regarding applying for a school place, term dates and to see how well schools in the area are performing:
Banbury has around 30 schools from nursery through to Further Education both state and private as well as several special schools, so parents certainly have a good choice.
All schools with the exception of one are either “good” or “outstanding” according to Ofsted.
Frank Wise is a special school for children and young adults aged between 2 and 19. It was rated very highly and awarded an “outstanding” rating by Ofsted.
William Morris Primary School also managed to gain an “outstanding” following its latest Ofsted inspection.
Wykham Park secondary school is a popular choice for 11–18-year-olds which has been rated “outstanding” for its sixth form provision.
One of the campuses of Activate Learning, Banbury & Bicester College, as well as one of the international campuses of Fairleigh Dickinson University at Wroxton Abbey are all situated in Banbury.
Things to do in Banbury
No need to scratch around trying to find things to do when you live in Banbury.
If you enjoy eating out, the town has some incredibly special eateries to entice you in.
From Japanese, Asian and Thai to Italian and English restaurants, the choices are endless.
Good old pub grub is sometimes all you need, and Banbury has plenty of old pubs too. Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn is the oldest. Dating back to the Medieval period and packed full of original features it serves traditional food at great prices.
Alongside some remarkably interesting independent stores Banbury has several more modern places to shop. Banbury Gateway Shopping Park or Castle Quay Shopping Centre. Both have popular stores such as Next, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, and New Look.
Here a few more attractions you might find appeal to you:
The Mill Arts Centre – www.themillartscentre.co.uk
Broughton Castle – www.broughtoncastle.com
Banbury Museum – www.banburymuseum.org
Wroxton Abbey – www.wroxtonabbey.org
Fir Tree Falconry – www.firtreefalconry.co.uk
Waterfowl Sanctury & Children’s Farm – www.waterfowlsanctuary.co.uk
Although Banbury offers buyers a great selection of homes, it is the iconic gingerbread-coloured local stone houses which are among the favourites.
Homes from the Regency and Victorian periods are also highly prized and mainly based in the town centre.
As Banbury’s population has grown new build developments have sprung up towards the outer limits of the town and there are currently three such sites in various stages of construction.
Property values are on the rise in line with many towns and cities across the UK and homes in Banbury have increased by £26,440 during the last 12 months.
The average cost of buying a home here is £360,136 and the average price paid is a little higher at £370,205.
Higher than the National average property price, but still, these values are fantastic compared to many areas surrounding the town and better still in contrast with London’s ridiculously expensive prices.
In terms of property types, flats in Banbury sold for an average of £173,246 and terraced houses for £272,625. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates in July 2021.
Popular Places to Live near Banbury
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.