Move to Berkshire 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.
Reasons to Choose White & Company
Boasting almost 150 years in the removals industry, we like to think we know a thing or two about moving homes. With thousands of happy customers all over the UK, we’re confident there’s no better choice of removals company around than us.
So if you’re still deciding who should move you, then speak to us first and we’re sure you’ll be convinced White & Company should be your one and only choice for moving home.
We’ve helped people move home since 1871, so there’s no one who understands removals better than us. Choose a removals firm with the expertise to make your move go smoothly.
We have proudly won numerous prestigious industry awards, proving we are one of the best in the business, who can be trusted and counted on to help you move home.
With thousands of satisfied customers, our reviews speak for themselves. Why not become one of our next happy customers and book your removal with us?
With removals and storage depots all across the United Kingdom, we have the necessary facilities and capabilities to move you anywhere with ease.
Moving home shouldn’t cost the earth. And with White & Company, you can be assured you get a first rate service without the premium price tag. We’ll beat any local removals quote.
It’s our job to make your move easy and stress free. That’s why all of our staff are fully trained and insured. So whether you’re moving small boxes or large loads, we’re always happy to help.
Removals to Berkshire
Are you looking for removals to Berkshire?
Whether you are moving to Berkshire to upsize your current living arrangements or to experience more of a laid back rural or seaside lifestyle, White & Company can help.
White and Company have been helping families move in Berkshire for many years and serves various cities and towns including Reading, Newbury and Windsor.
Our experienced staff can walk you through the removals process and handle any delicate or cumbersome items for you.
In addition to the bespoke door-to-door delivery of your household items we can also offer storage and packing services as part of your removals to Berkshire package.
To give you further peace of mind we are also members of the industry regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI and OMNI. Our long-standing membership is testament to the quality of the services we provide and our commitment to continuous training and best practice.
Let White & Company help you get a step closer to settling into your dream home. Give us a call today to book your removals survey and receive a FREE no obligation quotation.
Why Move to Berkshire?
The home counties are the counties of England that surround London. The Royal County of Berkshire is one of these. Berkshire is filled with history, great connections to London as well as a whole host of other modern and convenient amenities and attractions.
The county is synonymous with horse racing.
Ascot Racecourse is used for thoroughbred horse racing and Berkshire hosts more Group 1 flat horse races than any other county in England. The course is very closely associated with the British Royal Family, being approximately 6 miles from Windsor Castle, and owned by the Crown Estate. Windsor Castle is also located in Berkshire. If this wonderful county is good enough for the Queen, who can argue with that?
This county is a huge favourite with families. Lots of open space and great schools alongside a commute into the capital which is not too long, in places less than 30 minutes.
Whether it is a tranquil picture box village ideal for retiring to, or somewhere such as Maidenhead or Reading which offers a buzzing social scene perfect for younger folk, Berkshire has a location for you.
Though there are pockets where you can pay exorbitant sums of money for a home, some areas offer properties whose values are well within the reach of most. If you travel abroad for work purposes, or you just like to get away on a regular basis, Heathrow and Gatwick airports serve this county, making light work of overseas travel.
The M4 which runs through the centre of the county ensures you can reach practically anywhere locally and UK wide. Much of the Berkshire area is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ known as ‘North Wessex Downs’. An unspoilt area with big skies and stunning views. Also, easy to reach are the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, leaving you with plenty of options to enjoy the county’s natural open spaces.
Berkshire has been sighted in both the Halifax and the UK Quality of Life Index’s as one of the UK’s best places to live. For country life well within reach of London, Berkshire is hard to beat.
Working in Berkshire
Berkshire enjoys a booming economy and many of the big players in global industry have their headquarters in the county. Not only do a large proportion of residents work in London, but there are also plenty of opportunities closer to home too.
In recent years, the county has been subject to literally hundreds of new start-up business’s trading alongside some global giants. There are more international companies in Berkshire than anywhere else in the UK outside London.
Reading has a historical involvement in the information technology industry. Microsoft and Oracle have established multi-building campuses on the outskirts of the town.
Other technology companies with a presence in Reading include Huawei Technologies, Agilent Technologies, Bang & Olufsen and Virgin Media.
Slough is another great area to search for work, It too has some very notable names present. Recent new offices include those of Nintendo and Black and Decker.
Plus, Heathrow airport employs a huge number of local residents from Slough.
In Newbury, Vodafone is a major employer. Their purpose-built campus is located on the outskirts of Newbury and sits within a 30-acre site and includes 7 buildings and a lake and nicely connected by road or rail.
Following in the wake of the Covid pandemic, many residents have found that it is perfectly possible to work remotely from home. Berkshire has seen a huge boost in vacancies which are remotely based.
To give yourself the best possible chance of getting a job in Berkshire, you really do need to have an up-to-date CV prepared. Not only will you need it for applying for any on-line vacancies, but you are also likely to need a copy when you attend an interview.
Presenting a well laid out informative CV can give you the edge other candidates may not have.
Check out these web sites for great ideas on the content and layout of your CV:
Berkshire Schools & Education
Though property prices are of course incredibly important, another issue if you have children, and equally as pressing is education provision. There are many impressive schools, both private and state, within the counties border performing to exemplary levels.
Arguably one of the most is the remarkably prestigious school, Eton College for boys. Founded in 1440 by Henry VI, Boris Johnson is one among many former pupils.
Other highly rated independent schools are Ludgrove School in Wokingham and Wellington College in Crowthorne.
When it comes to state education, Berkshire is home to an overall 89 outstanding schools and 236 good schools, as rated by Ofsted.
Once you have decided where you are relocating to, you can go to the Education section on the Government website.
From here you can check how well any Berkshire school is performing very quickly.
As a further guide, BerkshireLive has compiled a helpful list of schools in the region which Ofsted have already rated as “outstanding”: (www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/45-outstanding-ofsted-berkshire-schools-19253187)
With primary to secondary education well provided for, what can you expect from further education: There is a good choice for the 16–18-year age group.
Newbury College, Reading College, and Berkshire Collee of Agriculture are just a few of the FE colleges available and offering an incredible number of courses at all levels.
A number of universities are in Berkshire, the University of Reading (which includes the Henley Business School), Imperial College (Silwood Park Campus), and the University of West London. These establishments combine to provide higher education, part, or full time, to both the counties college leavers and to thousands of adult learners.
Things to do in Berkshire
In your free time it is good to know that the Berkshire region is packed with culture, history, scenic sites and premium retail locations, all ideal to share with family and friends.
Some of the more renowned tourist attractions include:
Windsor Castle – www.rct.uk/visit/windsor-castle
Wentworth Golf Club – www.wentworthclub.com
Ascot Horse Racing – www.ascot.com
Highclere Castle – www.highclerecastle.co.uk
Swinley Forest – www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/leisure-services/swinley-forest
Bucklebury Farm Park – www.buckleburyfarm.co.uk
Legoland Resort – www.legoland.co.uk
Savill Gardens – www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en
The Oracle Shopping Centre – www.theoracle.com
North Wessex Downs AONB – www.northwessexdowns.org.uk
Affordability will always be one of the most important factors to take into consideration when preparing to relocate.
Not surprisingly considering how close you are to London, homes across many areas of Berkshire are expensive.
Another phenomenon caused by the pandemic is that as more people can and do now work from home, there is less of a need to live in the capital and fork out the huge sums of money required to own or rent a property there.
In the past 18 months thousands of escaping London have relocated to Berkshire, the highest number for many years. So, what are you likely to have to spend on a home in Berkshire?
Close to London, in and around places such as Ascot, Sunningdale, Windsor and Maidenhead, prices are very expensive. Averages in these locations start at £650,000, way over the national average.
Areas to consider if you need your money to stretch a little further are Compton, Bracknell, and Lambourn. Here averages start at around £332,000.
It is also an excellent county for more recently built homes of good proportions including some new builds in either classic or contemporary style.
According to Zoopla, Berkshire has 29 New Build Developments either completed or under construction. Many of these homes have a range of help to buy initiatives.
To discover where and what is for sale visit Zoopla.
Stats as per Zoopla February 2022
WE’RE READY TO MOVE YOU…
As one of the nations longest established removals companies, we can provide local removals to the following Berkshire towns:
Our team are fully trained and experienced to deliver industry leading transport, storage and moving solutions at the very best rates. Whether you need house removals, office moves, or plan to relocate overseas, you can count on us to deliver the goods every time.
With White & Company, you’re always in safe hands.
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White & Company is a founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. By choosing a company who are members of The British Association of Removers (BAR), you will have the peace of mind that comes from using a reputable, professional and safe remover, and in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you’ve got someone to turn to.
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.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.