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 visit your home 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 Benfleet
Are you looking to relocate to Benfleet, Essex? 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 Essex 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 of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many Essex towns including Benfleet, Harwich, Halstead, Braintree and Colchester . To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 16 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’re 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.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why Move to Benfleet?
A small town with a population of around 50,000, Benfleet has a rich and vibrant history. Parts of Benfleet are built on a range of low hills, topped by the ruins of Hadleigh Castle.
Hadleigh Castle is an ancient monument, forming the most important historic site in the Borough and the most important late medieval castle in Essex. In 894AD the Battle of Benfleet was fought and won here, between the Vikings and Saxons.
Today, this fascinating little town is home to several local shops including local convenience stores, dry cleaners, take away food outlets, hair and beauty salons as well as banks with cashpoints. However, for a broader choice, there are also larger shopping centres in nearby Southend and Basildon, as well as many retail parks on the outskirts of the towns.
Newcomers to Benfleet will find plenty of clubs and societies to join. There is a variety of sports clubs to choose from including South Benfleet Bowling Club, a local running club, Boyce Hill Golf club and also several football and cricket clubs for both adults and children.
Blessed with excellent transport links by road, rail and air, combined with its proximity to both the beautiful Essex countryside and the East coast, Benfleet has much to offer anyone considering a move to this region.
Things to do in Benfleet
There is no shortage of things to do to fill your downtime here, in and around Benfleet.
The well-known Canvey Island is located in the River Thames estuary off the coast of Essex, a journey of around 3½ miles. It has several lovely beaches, a funfair and a water sports complex great for all the family.
For nature lovers, the RSPB site, Bowers Marsh, is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife situated between Benfleet and Pitsea. After a series of restoration projects, there are 4 miles of nature trails to explore on foot, three viewing points and two picnic areas.
Hadleigh Castle was built after 1215 during the reign of Henry III. It is an exciting visitor attraction. Today, just the ruins remain, however, this is still a popular place to visit and to learn more of the castles past and its royal inhabitants.
Farmer Fred’s Play Barn is a must for active younger children. Its play zone area has lots of slides and climbing apparatus, ball pits and climbing ropes. It also has a snack bar which is superb for a coffee or a light lunch and a mum’s get together while the little ones enjoy themselves.
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Once you have relocated to your new home in Benfleet, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Well serviced with regard to education provision. Benfleet has 35 pre-schools, nurseries, primary and secondary schools. Of these, 16 are primaries and 3 are secondaries.
Ofsted rated many primaries as “outstanding”, including; Kents Hill Infant School and The Robert Drake Primary School.
Of the secondaries, Ofsted reported that the Deanes School “requires improvement”, The Kings School was rated as “good” and the Appleton School was awarded an “outstanding”.
The closest college to the town is Seevic College. A further education college located in Thundersley, Benfleet, with a second campus (New Campus Basildon) in Basildon. Approximately 2500 students attend the college, with a provision of adult education courses for learners of any age.
Healthcare provision for Benfleet
The Southend University Hospital is the main hospital for the area and has an Accident & Emergency Department.
The closest doctors’ surgeries are:
The Essex Way Surgery: 34 Essex Way, Benfleet Essex, SS7 1LT Tel: 01268 792000 / 792203
Rushbottom Lane Surgery: 91 Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4EA Tel: 01268 209269
Property Prices in Benfleet
From one bedroomed flats with starting prices of £120,000 right up to a £2,000,000 luxurious property close to the centre of town, Benfleet certainly has a vast choice of styles to suit all budgets. The average cost of a home in the town is currently £361,691.
Location, of course, is key, and Benfleet has its fair share of beautifully positioned homes. Currently on the market is a huge four-bedroom home in the sought-after area of Daw Heath. It boasts uninterrupted views to the rear, looking over picturesque farmland, on the market for £900,000.
For more reasonably priced property, head for Downer Road, here you can pick up a three-bedroom detached for around £430,000.
If you are renting for a time, there are 53 homes for rent in and close to the town, as of October 2019. You will pay around £700 per month for a one bedroomed place and about £1500 per month for a four bedroomed property.
Popular Places to Live near Benfleet
- Crays Hill
- Dunton Wayletts
- Langdons Hill
- Little Burstead
- North Benfleet
- South Benfleet
- Two Tree Island
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.