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 Barry
Are you looking to relocate to Barry? 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 150 years’ servicing the Barry 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 Barry. 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 Barry?
If you are looking to move to an area which has access to some of the most stunning landscape in the UK, then Barry could be for you.
The largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, Barry sits on the north coast of the Bristol Channel, approximately 9 miles from Cardiff and is home to around 60,000.
Barry grew significantly from the 1880s with the development of Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the largest coal port in the world.
This once small fishing village is now an extremely popular seaside resort, with attractions including several large sandy beaches and the resurrected Barry Island Pleasure Park.
Living in Barry means it’s not too far from Cardiff (25 minutes by train and regular departures) so if you’re planning on commuting to work this seaside town provides the perfect place to settle.
Low crime rate is a major attraction here, especially so for young families and having numerous open spaces available such as Porthkerry Park just adds to the areas appeal.
The town also acts as a convenient base for visitors to the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan. During the summer passenger boats operate between here and Bristol.
Barry also boasts its own castle, it is small, but the Grade II listed Barry Castle is a popular attraction.
The cherry on the top is the towns house prices. Compared to Cardiff the average cost to buy a home in Barry is £49,000 cheaper and a whopping £430,000 when compared to London.
Moving forward, in June 2021, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has approved ambitious proposals for a variety of developments including more affordable housing, a health centre and other initiatives which will also fuel the local economy.
Barry is re-defining its image as a rather past its prime tired seaside resort into an exciting location with everything you need right on your doorstep.
Barry Schools & Education
The education system in Wales differs from that of the UK with the most obvious difference being the use of the Welsh language.
Welsh is a compulsory subject in all maintained schools up to the age of 16. Children between the ages of 3 and 7 follow a Scandinavian-influenced curriculum called the Foundation Phase, which encourages experiential learning over formal instruction.
To find out more about how the system works visit:
Although not considered a large town, Barry has its fair share of schools, provided by a number of, Welsh-language, community, and faith-based establishments; most of them are of a good standard.
There are 7 primaries within a one-mile radius of the town centre:
All Saints C.I.W. Primary School
Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg
Romilly Community Primary School
Ysgol Sant Curig
Ysgol Sant Baruc
High Street Primary School
Gladstone Primary School
Children filter into 4 high schools:
Whitmore High School
Pencoedtre High School
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School
Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg – Welsh-medium school
Whitmore High School received excellent exam results with 85% of all A Levels awarded A*-C with a pass rate of 99%.
One of the best and largest FE college’s in the region is situated in nearby Cardiff. Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) delivers high quality education and training within the Capital Region of Wales. Annually over 30,000 students study here across a range of full-time and part-time college courses, university qualifications and apprenticeship programmes.
Things to do in Barry
One thing is certain, when you live in Barry you will never be short of things to do and places to visit.
Not only does the town offer a whole range of activities, the surrounding towns, villages, countryside and coastline provide a wealth of interesting attractions.
Here are a few to consider:
Memorial Arts Centre – https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk
Whitmore Bay Beach – https://www.visitthevale.com
Barry Island Pleasure Park – http://www.barryislandpleasurepark
Amelia Trust Farm – https://www.ameliatrust.org.uk
Barry War Museum – http://barrywarmuseum.org.uk
Barry Castle – http://www.castlewales.com
Purchasers will find homes for sale in Barry which cover the whole style spectrum.
From stone fronted semis and neat terraced homes to Victorian villas and several new marina developments such as Mariners Point.
Whilst the average cost to buy a home in the town as of August 2021 is an incredibly affordable £218,826, many homes in Barry itself can be considerably lower.
It is possible to buy a one bedroom flat for as little as £52,000. At the other end of the market, £620,000 will get you a huge six-bedroom home situated on the coast with panoramic sea views.
As demand for property has increased, now is the time to buy as property values are steadily on the rise.
Homes in Barry have risen in price by almost 4.46% over the past year and by as much as 20% over the past 5 years.
Popular Places to Live near Barry
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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.