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 Belper
Are you looking to relocate to Belper? 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 Belper 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 Belper. 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 Belper?
Belper sits in a pretty area called the Amber Valley which forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The town is blessed with a wonderful history as a World Heritage Site but also has so much to offer as a thriving market town as well.
Since the towns early days as one of the first mill towns with the establishment of several textile mills during the Industrial Revolution, Belper and its population has expanded steadily. Today, a lot of people are moving into the town, or the surrounding area, from the M25 corridor area not so much for work, but because they can get a lot more for their money by moving north.
Residents enjoy an easy laid-back way of life. Belper has very convenient travel connections laying close to several major road networks and the outstanding Peak District.
A veritable hub for small businesses, the town centre is packed with a variety of independent traders and a multitude of eating places all of which combine with a regular farmers’ market making Belper a popular tourist destination and a great place to live.
Many of the cultural events and activities which take place are due to the towns very active and innovative local community. The Belper Arts Festival is well attended and gives around 100 artists the opportunity to showcase their work. There are also food stalls, live entertainment, buskers, and a poetry area. A great day out.
Belper has some wonderful open places to explore whether it be the Town’s many heritage assets, its river or it’s beautiful green parks and countryside. During the past few decades there is no doubt that Belper has evolved and become a prosperous buzzing place to live. Over this time it has developed a strong sense of identity due to its proactive population – a winning combination all round.
Belper Schools & Education
Overseen by Derbyshire Council (www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education). The Derbyshire school system is comprehensive with no selective schools.
The town has eight primary schools which feed into a single secondary school. There is also a special school available for children who are autistic, the Holbrook School for Autism.
All of Belper’s primary schools are rated by Ofsted as “good”, so no matter where you choose to reside you don’t have to worry about your children attending an underachieving school.
Belper School and Sixth Form Centre is the only secondary school in the town. Located in the north-east of Belper, it unfortunately had a less than perfect last inspection and was rated as “requiring improvement”.
That said, a new Ofsted Framework was introduced nationally in September 2019, just before Covid interrupted schools across the UK.
Belper School was the first secondary school in the county to be inspected under this new framework. It was assessed as having a grade of 2 (Good) for Personal Development with 3 (Requires improvement) for the other areas. Issues are being addressed and the school is working hard to improve in all areas.
There are three main FE colleges to choose from in the region: Buston & Leek, Chesterfield and Derby.
Derby College is the closest, 9 miles away. Highly recommended, the college is a member of the Collab Group of high-performing further-education institutions. It offers a wide variety of courses at various levels of education.
Things to do in Belper
Being a popular tourist destination Belper has plenty to keep everyone happy when it comes to the entertainment stakes.
Belper’s historical importance is evident everywhere. Discover the towns rich industrial heritage by taking a town walk. Sights such as Long Row and The Clusters, the Nail Makers Workshop and St John’s Chapel, the oldest building in the town and home to Belper Heritage Centre showcase just how important the area was during the industrial revolution.
Heage Windmill sits amid the stunning Derbyshire countryside. Very tastefully restored, it is now a major attraction and the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England. Heage Windmill is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from Easter to the end of October.
Belper Park Nature Reserve is an award willing attraction. Ideal for walking or exercising offering routes through the local woodland. The park has play areas for the little ones and picnic benches are provided so you can spend the day enjoying nature at its best.
Strutt’s North Mill Museum is another place to explore the history of Belper. A former cotton mill, given UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2001 it is of architectural and historic importance and makes for an interesting visit. Take a guided tour to get the most out of your visit.
Belper Meadows Community Sports club is the premier multi-sports club in the area and provides excellent facilities for hockey, tennis, bowls, and cricket.
Denby Pottery Village is also well worth a visit a lovely way to spend a few hours. Open 7 days a week, you can shop, eat, and save as much as 30% on retail prices and up to 60% on discontinued Denby homewares. Just opened, there is a brand-new Craft Studio where you can make your own pottery pieces, ideal for kiddies, the creative ‘play with clay’ and pottery painting is so much fun.
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According to Zoopla, Belper has a property portfolio consisting of 80 homes. Although not huge, it is busy, and homes are selling quickly and above their asking prices.
The average cost to purchase a home is £271,814 but the average price paid is somewhat higher at £299,502.
At the lower end of the market, for £110,000 you can purchase an ideally located one bedroom flat in Belper town centre. It comes with an abundance of amenities including shops and schools, plus there are major road links and the local train station nearby too.
You can expect to around £195,000 for a mid-range home. A popular one on the market currently sits close to the heart of town. A charming three bed cottage complete with period features and within the catchment area of a well-regarded school.
Prices increase the further out you go however, if you don’t mind driving a little way, Belper does have some stunning little villages surround it which are well worth investigating such as Heage, Crich, Workswirth, Pentrich and Ambergate.
The most expensive properties sit along Over Lane and Nether Lane where you can pay as much as £1,029,723 to purchase a home.
Statistics from Zoopla
Popular Places to Live Near Belper