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 Barking
Are you looking to relocate to Barking? 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 Barking 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 Barking. 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.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners. This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you are moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 250 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Barking?
Located around 9 miles east of Charing Cross, Barking is a district and suburban area of East London and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Ilford is to the north of Barking, the River Thames to the south, Dagenham to the east and Wall End to the west.
Al well as being only 14 minutes from the city centre by train, the borough’s main claim to fame is the Barking power station which pumps out more than one third of London’s energy and has one of the best environmental records in Europe.
Historically fishing was a very important industry in the town from the 14th until the mid-19th centuries.
By the 1850s the Thames was so severely polluted that fish kept in chests quickly died. With the opening of rail links between the North Sea ports and London meant it was quicker to transport fish by train direct to the capital.
Today Barking is a very different place. A work in progress and one to keep an eye on in the coming few years.
The town is one of the main focuses of regeneration in the Thames Gateway project, an enormous initiative of urban transformation in which the banks of the river in East London are the main object.
Following a number of award-winning regeneration schemes and much investment, Barking is working hard to turn itself from one of the worst locations to live in London to one that is up and coming with lots to offer.
The proposed Barking Riverside Marina will further enhance the ongoing transformation currently taking place and will see 10,000 new homes, a promenade, bars, and restaurants, a wildlife reserve all attracting busy city goers to a new side of the Thames.
The London Overground line is extending to Barking Riverside with a new station opening. An extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line, the extension will make Barking accessible in just 6 minutes.
The new station is estimated to help create 40,000 more jobs for residents and businesses in the area.
Far from being run down and tired with little to offer, residents are now looking forward to being part of an active community amidst vibrant social, industrial, and environmentally friendly surroundings.
Barking Schools & Education
The Barking & Dagenham Borough offers some superb education options.
The majority of schools operate to a high standard with just a small handful underachieving according to Ofsted.
A popular choice for local children is the Ark Isaac Newton Academy. An all-through school for students aged 4-18 situated in Ilford. Its secondary provision has grown year on year and now teaches 1200 11–18-year-olds (including 250 students in the Sixth Form). Graded as “outstanding” by Ofsted.
Cleveland Road Primary School is another high achiever, also awarded “outstanding”. Ofsted stated in their report that “Teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding. Teaching engages pupils’ interest. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning”.
Barking & Dagenham College provides intermediate, advanced, and higher apprenticeship training. Its specialisms include Construction, Project Management, Human Resources Management, Business and Pharmacy. The college has 12,500 students.
Older students can attend CU London, a Higher Education institute owned and governed by Coventry University. Situated in the former Dagenham Civic Centre, they offer a range of subjects across Foundation, HNC, HND and degree level.
Things to do in Barking
When you have time to spare, Barking has limited leisure opportunities close by however, as it is so accessible, you do not have to go far to find literally hundreds of ways to entertain yourself and the family.
Whether you are looking for culture, history, shopping or just to wander and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, there is so much to experience right across the region.
Barking’s main shopping area has all the usual suspects, such as Boots, Superdrug, a B&M store. A little further from the centre you will find a Tesco Superstore, Asda Superstore, and a Lidl.
However, for a more comprehensive high street shopping experience, head to nearby Lakeside shopping centre in West Thurrock or Westfield Stratford City.
The Broadway Theatre hosts plenty of shows throughout the year. From ballet to heavy rock and panto to Mary Poppins plus a myriad of musical tribute bands, the Broadway makes for a great night out.
Eastbury Manor House was built in the 1570’s. It has changed little since this time. Now a National Trust property, containing Stuart-era art, an exhibition on life in the manor, and a turret, from which you can see for miles across the Borough.
The Chase or Eastbrookend Country Park is among the largest of the town’s green spaces. A 208-acre nature reserve, consisting of lakes and woodland. You can take part in a range of self-lead recreational activities, such as walking, cycling, and angling.
Other areas of interest to visitors include the ruins of Barking Abbey, which dates back to 666AD. It makes a great setting for the annual Barking Carnival which takes place each May and includes such cultural events as an open-air classical concert and a pageant.
As change begins to happen, the current housing bubble that the borough has now is likely to explode so purchasing a home now could prove to be a sound investment.
Expansion during the 20’s and 30’s brought a good supply of larger homes to the area as well as smaller Victorian terraces closer to the town centre.
The average price paid for a home sits at £315,188 in April 2021. Incredibly cheap considering how close to London Barking actually is.
It is possible however to purchase a one-bedroom flat from £155,000 or a three-bedroom home from £230,000.
Some of the most desirable properties are situated at Rivermill Lofts, a modern development by Weston Homes. Having riverside views and only a 12-minute walk away from Barking station, which has connections to the Overground and c2c train services. Expect to pay around £280,000.
Abbey Quay is another exciting new landmark address fronting directly onto the River Roding, providing luxury homes within a thriving waterfront urban village in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, prices start from £297,500.
Some of the most expensive properties in the town sit along Strathfield Gardens, Brockdish Avenue and Upney Lane. For a home in these locations, you will pay from £490,000 – £526,000.
Stats as per Zoopla estimates – May 2021
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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.