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 Blackburn
Are you looking to relocate to Blackburn? 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 Blackburn 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 towns around Blackburn. 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 19 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 Blackburn
A large and historic town in Lancashire, Blackburn lies to the North of the stunning West Pennine Moors, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, near the beautiful Ribble Valley. Never having forgotten its roots, Blackburn is full of history. From the hidden ‘All Hallows Spring’ at the site of a Roman Temple to its links with the textile industry dating back to the middle of the 13th Century.
Today the town has undergone some significant development, with the Council approving several multimillion-pound projects to renovate and improve many public areas. The Blackburn Shopping Centre, now known as The Mall Blackburn, has been renovated, now home to over 120 shops, restaurants and cafes. Close by, a new site has been built to house the expanding Blackburn Market.
Blackburn certainly offers good travel connections, which is often a vital factor to consider when moving to a new area, particularly for those commuting to other areas. The town centre bus station provides a network of local buses connecting local towns and villages across Lancashire and beyond.
The town is only a short drive from the M6 and M65 motorway, making Blackburn extremely easy to reach and an ideal base for exploring further afield. With Blackpool, the Ribble Valley, the Yorkshire Dales, Liverpool and Manchester all within an hour’s drive, as well as Preston, Burnley and Bolton all being within 14 miles, Blackburn is clearly well connected.
With its range of amenities, convenient transport links and ongoing developments to further improve the facilities and infrastructure of the town Blackburn is certainly developing into an extremely desirable area.
Things to do in Blackburn
The county of Lancashire offers a whole host of interesting things to do, see and visit.
Blackburn has three theatres, a 10-screen cinema as well as live music venues and nightclubs ranging from the traditional to the cosmopolitan. If the arts aren’t your cup of tea, the Ice Arena, an Olympic-sized rink and home of two ice hockey clubs, is open for public skating seven days a week.
There are also excellent sports, swimming and gym facilities at the Sports and Leisure Centre located at the centre of the town.
As well as this, there are several parks and green spaces to explore, including Roe Lee Park and Corporation Park, which boasts both an aviary and conservatory. Both of these parks have children’s playgrounds, meaning fun for ages.
Amongst the more unusual local attractions, the Tank Toposcope viewpoint, provides information about the magnificent 360-degree landscape. To the southwest, the 480-acre Witton Country Park offers endless opportunities for walking, cycling and enjoying the wildlife.
Visit the following websites to discover just what a huge variety of attractions Blackburn has to offer:
Working in Blackburn
In the past the town has struggled with unemployment, but Blackburn Council has been working hard to reverse this.
The newly regenerated town and updated town centre shopping area now attracts shoppers and enjoys high levels of footfall. Improvements to Blackburn’s train station have made it is easier than ever for prospective employees to get into the centre of the town for work.
Numerous business parks exist in and around the town and the labour market is diverse. Blackburn has a shortage of skilled workers, meaning candidates with qualifications and experience in areas of management, administration, sales, and customer services are in great demand.
The future is looking good for the town as more of the proposed expansion projects get underway. Motorway improvements have also made it simpler and more efficient for commuters to get to Blackburn, even if they live in surrounding areas.
Blackburn Schools & Education
Blackburn offers a good range of primary education with 28 schools falling within its catchment area, included in these is St Gabriel’s C of E Primary School, which was recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Blackburn the Redeemer C of E Primary is a faith school in the area and was also awarded ‘Outstanding’ status by Ofsted at its last inspection.
Secondary education in Blackburn is provided by 33 schools. Of these 33 secondary schools serving the town, 11 were rated ‘Outstanding”’ by Ofsted with a further 5 graded as ‘Good’.
Higher education in the town is provided by two further education colleges; Blackburn College and the sixth-form St. Mary’s College where an impressive 70% of A Level students an 80% of Vocational students achieved high grades.
Property Prices in Blackburn
As of September 2019, there were 645 homes for sale across Blackburn, with the average cost of buying a property in the town coming in at £137,544. This is significantly lower than the national average of £232,944 making living in Blackburn extremely affordable.
According to Zoopla, Blackburn homes take an average of 12 weeks to sell from the day they first hit the market, in keeping with the current national average of between 10 and 12 weeks.
For those on a tight budget, it is possible to buy a reasonably priced home in Lammack, a two-bedroom terrace house will set you back around £60,000.
If you have more to spend, head for affluent Feniscowles and Cherry Tree. There are some very nice large period homes costing upwards of £300,000.
The pretty village of nearby Dinkley is the place to find some of the most expensive homes in the region, where for £600,000 you can buy a picturesque stone-built cottage with character features and large grounds.
Within one mile of the town centre there are over 100 properties for rent. These range from £347 per month for a studio flat up to £1900 per month for a large detached home.
Popular Places to Live near Blackburn
- Abbey Village
- Bashall Eaves
- Cherry Tree
- Clayton le Woods
- Copster Green & Salesbury
- Dunsop Bridge
- Great & Little Mitton
- Gregson Lane
- Higher Walton
- Hurst Green
- Mellor Brook
- West Bradford
- WheeltonWhite Coppice
- Wiswell & Barrow
- Withnell Fold
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.