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 Braintree
Are you looking to swap congested city abodes for idyllic village life? Situated in the Essex countryside but maintaining excellent rail links to the capital, Braintree is a bustling market town that offers the perfect balance between rolling hills and high-flying city life.
There is an assortment of removal companies in the local area, from a man and a van solution to larger international outfits. You might initially be thinking that you can carry out the house move yourself with a van you have hired. Be warned however that packing boxes and lifting heavy items of furniture is very hard work, not to mention potentially dangerous. If you’re delayed there is also the risk that you will overrun your rental period and incur much higher fees.
Don’t come unstuck, choose White & Company. We are members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI and adhere to the highest standards expected of the industry. Our staff will have all the necessary training, experience and professionalism to carry out your move as efficiently as possible and with minimum fuss. Additionally, we can offer a storage service at 19 locations across the country. Perfect for storing those items you may be in two minds whether to keep or not, or to free up space until you have time to sell them.
To find out more about how White & Company can help you move to Braintree or to simply enquire about one of our services give us a call today to receive a free home survey and written 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 240 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 Braintree
With a long history dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages, Braintree is a vibrant market town in the heart of North Essex, with a solid commuter base and rapidly expanding population. The town is bordered by gentle rolling countryside and offers great golf, nature trails and cycle paths, as well as gourmet eateries and gastro pubs.
The high street is mainly a pedestrianised area, which allows only buses to pass through and is a treasure chest of designer boutiques and popular high street retailers. The Freeport outlet offers a great selection of shops in a relaxing village environment, perfect for a payday splash.
Braintree is a fantastic base for those looking to enjoy the relaxation of countryside living, without compromising on easy access to the capital. It’s strategic location just 15 miles either side of Chelmsford and Colchester renders it a strong commuter base for young professionals and families. With two railway stations, Braintree and Braintree Freeport running regular services to and from London Liverpool Street, the capital is reachable in under an hour. The A120 also provides a quick link to Stansted Airport for an international getaway.
It’s not just the transport links that are behind this population surge either. From converted barns and cottages, through to modern townhouses and new apartment builds, there is a property style and location to meet every family and budget size. The district has four delightful market towns to choose from; Braintree, Coggeshall, Halstead and Witham, each with their own unique character and feel. With so many great villages to settle in what are you waiting for?
Working in Braintree
The town is well placed for economic growth with the central and southern portions of the district benefiting from good rail and road links to London, as well as London Stansted Airport and the ports to the east.
Over the past decade, Braintree has been one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The town enjoys a wide employment base, predominantly made up of small and medium businesses. An estimated 32,000 residents commute from the district into London, Colchester or Chelmsford.
Unemployment rates have been falling steadily and are lower than the national average. There are various industrial estates located around the main Braintree town area, including the Springwood Industrial Estate, Park Drive Industrial Estate and Broomhill’s Industrial Estate.
Schools in Braintree
Braintree boasts a good choice of local schools. According to the BBC school tables, the best three primary schools in the area are Abacus Primary School, Abbotsweld Primary School and The Alderton Junior School. There are eight secondary schools in the Braintree District alone, including four sixth forms and one college.
New Hall and Felsted are both considered to be good local secondary schools in the area. Post 16 education is provided by Gosfield School, The College at Braintree, Braintree Sixth Form and Tabor Academy. The University of Essex provides higher education and ranks 34th in the Complete University Guide 2016.
For more information on researching and finding schools and colleges serving the Braintree area consult the local Schools Guide or visit the relevant Braintree District Council pages.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Braintree, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Things to Do in Braintree
One of the most popular local attractions to visit is Freeport Designer Village. Set in a relaxing village environment, Freeport Braintree shopping outlet offers an escape from the stresses of city shopping, with everything you need in one location, from great places to eat to fantastic offers from over 85 stores.
Marvel at the historic heritage with a visit to the magnificent medieval barns of Cressing Temple. Alternatively, if you want to see real history come to life before your own eyes pay a visit to Hedingham Castle and enjoy a thrilling jousting display from the knights of the Norman Keep.
There’s an abundance of things for families to do in Braintree. Colne Valley Railway, close to Hedingham castle proves immensely popular with the kids and is home to a working steam train that operates a one-mile loop. There’s also a garden railway, miniature railway, a museum and if you plan your visit well you can even meet Thomas the Tank engine himself!
Property Prices in Braintree
The average house price in Braintree is currently £324,22, according to property market specialist, Zoopla. You can expect to pay approximately £460,000 for a detached home, £292,000 for a semi-detached, £256,000 for a terraced property and around £172,000 for an apartment. Latest figures indicate that property values in general have shown an increase of 0.79% over the past year and the current average price paid is £308,000.
As Braintree has expanded, so has the demand for new housing. Great Notley Garden is a new development which has provided 2,000 new homes. The influential Essex Design Guide — promoted by Essex county council — has influenced the design of new homes in the county and as a result Essex has some of the best-designed estates in the country.
The older housing stock in the area is extremely diverse, providing plenty of choice for families of all shapes and sizes looking for great properties at affordable prices. From converted barns and cottages, through to modern townhouses and new apartment builds, there is a property style and location to meet every family and budget size.
Popular Places to Live near Braintree
- Black Notley
- Great Bardfield
- Great Leighs
- Sible Hedingham
- Earls Colne
- Castle Hedingham
- Hatfield Peverel
- Little Dunmow
- Great Tey
- Great Totham
- Wickham Bishops
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.