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 Canvey Island
Are you looking to move to Canvey Island? Canvey’s seafront regeneration, close travel links to London and its affordable but varied housing stock, make it an ideal location for those who wish to live outside of the city, but close to the beach.
Located in a remote part of Essex, getting your household belongings to Canvey Island might not sound easy. This is where finding the right removals company with local expertise, specialist vehicles for hard to reach places and friendly and knowledgeable staff is crucial.
White & Company have been serving the local community on Canvey Island for over 135 years and have extensive knowledge of the removals process. As founder members of the British Association of Removers, we undergo regular audits and adhere to the highest standards of the industry. No matter how big or small your move may be, we will endeavour to carry it out with the maximum degree of professionalism and minimum fuss.
To find out more about how we can get your move to Canvey Island underway don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out a form and receive a home survey and free no obligation 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 Live in Canvey Island?
Canvey Island is a reclaimed island in the Thames estuary in Essex but separated from the mainland by a network of creeks. During the Victorian era Canvey became a popular seaside resort to visit with many affluent London families visiting the town, which sits below sea level, to take in the ‘fresh air’. Traditionally thought of as a small and insular community, a shift in mindset is emerging with many different pockets of communities now calling the island home alongside locals.
The town’s mantlepiece, the Labworth café is a listed building in the form of a modern pavilion. Designed by the same architect who built the Sydney Harbour Bridge it sits on the coast, offering panoramic estuary views and fine international cuisine.
A £50 million regeneration scheme will see the building of more shopping facilities with private developers having already announced a new retail park to be built at Roscommon Way with leases assigned to many high-street retailers.
Despite being in a remote part of Essex the town enjoys reasonably good transport links with the capital and neighbouring Essex towns. The town itself has an unemployment rate of just 2.2% but many residents opt to commute to London for work with nearby Benfleet train station running regular services to London’s Fenchurch Street which take around 45 minutes.
Far away enough to have a great sense of local community but close enough to enjoy the bright lights of the big city, living in Canvey Island is fast becoming a fashionable choice for young families and professionals alike. Soaring London rents and upsurges in house prices across Essex look set to see the trend of people moving to Canvey Island continuing.
Things to Do in Canvey Island
Before the building of sea defences, shepherds and sheep were almost the only inhabitants of the island! In more recent years all the members of the band Dr Feelgood lived on Canvey and an annual ‘Dr Feelgood’ weekend is held each year during the month of November.
The oldest pub on the island is the Lobster Smack Inn by the sea wall, which claims a licence dating from the time of Elizabeth I and was even mentioned in Charles Dicken’s novel ‘Great Expectations’. It was once a destination for organised bare-knuckle fights but thankfully things are a bit more civilised now as it provides an idyllic setting on the coast for afternoon tea or a pub quiz.
Of course, being a seaside town, one of the biggest attractions on the island is the beach itself. It features a children’s tidal swimming pool, old fish and chip shops and bars where you can relax and sit on the beach and enjoy the views of the Kent coast.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Canvey Island, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Despite being a relatively small island there is a good range of play groups, pre-schools, infant and junior schools in Canvey Island. There are two new secondary schools which were built in 2012, Castle View School and Cornelius Vermuyden School. The three best schools are Westcliff High School for Boys, Westcliff High School for Girls and The King John School with all receiving excellent Ofsted reports.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities serving the Canvey Island area is available on the Schools Guide.
Canvey Island Property Prices
Property in Canvey is are more reasonably priced than in many areas of Essex and there is lots of variation in property styles, with even a 2-bed houseboat currently on the market! The average property price is also well under the national average at £283,000.
A two-bedroom apartment will likely set you back around £175,000 and a similar sized terrace home closer to £231,000. A semi-detached property will cost in the region of £261,000 and a large detached family home starts at around £318,000.
The most expensive homes are to be found in Silver Point Marine and George Close where some homes are sold with a value in excess of £542,000. Other popular areas to relocate to include Small Gains, Newlands, Leigh Beck, Castle View, and Jones’ Corner.
Popular Places to Live Near Canvey Island
- Horndon on the Hill
- Langdon Hills
- 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.