With White & Company, moving home in Bedford is simple. Complete our online form for a free moving quotation.
Wolseley Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7EF
Tel: 01234 819505
Wolseley Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 7EF
Tel: 01234 819505
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.
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.
Are you moving in and around Bedford? Moving house can be stressful at the best of times and with bills to pay, post to redirect and home insurance to source, there is more than enough to start thinking about.
One thing you are certainly going to have to start thinking about in plenty of time is how you are going to move your personal belongings to your new home.
Many people underestimate the scale of the task and hire a removals van for a few hours to do it themselves.
Only to later come unstuck when they have more items than they first thought, get the timing wrong and end up shelling out more money, or worse still, damage their own goods.
Moving home furnishings is a skill and whether you are looking to move to a larger home or downsize, it will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly.
With over 151 years of experience in the removals industry, White & Company, as founder members of the industry’s leading regulators; British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI value your possessions and offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions to make your move stress-free.
Set along the southern end of the great River Ouse, Bedford is often overlooked as an area of outstanding natural beauty. However, it offers so many opportunities to enjoy nature at its best and Sunday strolls along its beautiful riverbank areas.
With vast improvements made to the town centre in recent years, including a £3m high street renovation project, Bedford is fast gaining traction as a desirable and up and coming area. Historically, the town was a large brick producer with many families drawn to the area to fill employment shortages at the time.
As such the area is surprisingly cosmopolitan in feel and benefits from an interesting mix of cultures with many Italians, Polish and Bangladeshi calling Bedford home.
Perhaps the town’s biggest selling point however is its reputation as the ultimate commuter town. Its close proximity to London (little under an hour away by train) combines all the pleasures of rural countryside living while also providing easy access to the bustle of the big smoke.
Train connections to the capital run every half hour and are provided by the Thameslink and services to the East Midlands are operated by East Midlands Trains.
Young professionals and families are attracted in particular by the prospect of all round greater space.
With larger sized riverside homes and apartments at far more affordable prices than London widely available, Bedford offers substantially better value for money, while also not being too far away from good amenities and excellent local schools.
Bedford was a market town for the surrounding agricultural region from the early Middle Ages. From the 16th century it became one of the main centres of England’s lace industry. Lace continued to be an important industry in Bedford until the early 20th century.
Today the towns largest employment sectors are the wholesale and retail trade with ASDA, Argos and Unilever being some of the largest employers in the area.
Health and social work occupations also employ many of Bedford’s residents and its research and development facilities offer a wide range of job opportunities. Although salaries are lower than those of big cities, the cost of living is lower.
Famed for its unique location along the River Ouse, one of the largest rivers in the whole of the UK, Bedford offers a number of cruises, including trips to The Anchor at Great Barford, one of the town’s best pubs serving up the best of British cuisine and plenty of opportunities to grab a cream tea.
The Bedford Corn Exchange often hosts a number of live events from top class performers in the fields of comedy, theatre and music. A brand new theatre has opened at St Lukes which showcases the latest theatre, dance, music and art work of local Bedford students during term time.
For culture vultures and family days out, Bedford is also home to a large number of museums and art galleries, including the Higgins, the South Bank, and the John Bunyan Museum which tells the story of John Bunyan, the renowned author, pastor and preacher and showcases some of his best works.
For more ideas on things to see and do in Bedford see:
The housing market is buoyant. Bedfordshire, with its great housing stock and excellent transport links, is attracting both families and London commuters.
The next few years are likely to see an increase of properties changing hands across the county as ever more people leave London in search of homes with more space inside and outside.
Bedford Borough Council’s ‘Housing Review Report’ states that it intends to build more affordable housing for first time buyers, update and improve existing housing and it proposes to bring forward a mixed range of schemes to help improve the local housing market in general.
Bedford offers a wide range of types of property, ages and styles, from Victorian detached and thatched cottages to more modern style apartments.
The average price for property in Bedfordshire currently is around £351,098 with a larger detached home costing in the region of £450,000. The most expensive homes are found on Church Lane, Church Road and Lower Gravenhurst.
Those renting can expect to pay anywhere between £400 – £1850pcm depending on the property’s size and proximity to the town centre.
Stats as per Zoopla July 2022
Bedford has a very good range of state funded schools and colleges as well as some highly regarded independents. Balliol, Cauldwell, Hazeldene and Livingstone are all primary schools rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, the UK’s education regulator.
For those looking to go private Bedford High and Dame Alice Harpur are regarded as very strong options.
More information on researching and finding schools in the Bedford area is available at Brit Schools.
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.