Move to County Durham 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 County Durham
Are you looking for removals to County Durham?
Whether you are moving to County Durham 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 County Durham for many years and serves various cities and towns including Durham, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle.
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 County Durham 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 County Durham?
County Durham (or just Durham) is considered a safe and secure place to live and work.
It sits in a rather convenient location just three hours by train from London, and less than two from Edinburgh.
Plus, Durham shares borders with multiple other counties: Northumberland as well as Tyne and Wear to the north, North Yorkshire to the south, and Cumbria to the west.
A good network of motorways and A-roads means that you can reach the outstanding countryside or the coast quickly.
Durham is the busiest railway station in the county and lies on the East Coast Mail Line. From here you can reach Kings Cross in London, Liverpool Lime Street, and Edinburgh.
Teeside International Airport located near Darlington provides a number of international flights, however, with Newcastle Airport just over the border (19 miles), you have a huge choice of locations.
The largest settlement in the county is Darlington, followed by Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. A tourist destination attracting as many as 11 million visitors annually.
County Durham is a very attractive location containing a sizeable area of the North Pennines, a designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The highest point of this historic County is the trig point. At a height of 2,448 feet, it offers some breath-taking views. Two main dales dominate the county, Teesdale, and Weardale, and the surrounding fells are considered to be excellent hill walking terrain.
There are several pretty coastal towns in the county if you refer to be by the coast. Seaham and Peterlee face the North Sea, ideal for both settling down or just a quick day trip.
The county’s only city is Durham. It boasts a university that is in the world’s top 100 as well as Durham Cathedral and a swathe of other attractions.
Away from its famous rural areas and mountainous regions, you can step back in time at some fascinating heritage attractions including Beamish, the Living Museum of the North.
Alternatively, you can see history come to life at Kynren – the must-see open-air spectacular that takes place in Bishop Auckland every summer.
There are festivals happening across the region all year round. From the Durham Book Festival to the Seaham Food Festival, you will find something to pique your interest.
There is so much to do in the county, in October 2021, County Durham was shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2025. If chosen, it will showcase the unity and diversity of this extraordinary place that over half a million people call home.
Working in County Durham
For anyone new to the area looking for work, there are so many opportunities.
While the economic output for County Durham has increased from £6.2 billion in 2004 to £9 billion in 2019, the national output is increasing at a faster rate so there are literally hundreds of vacant jobs available currently.
County Durham is a dynamic place to do business at the heart of the North-East economy and it has been welcoming overseas investors for decades. County Durham is a major economic force with 533,100 residents, supporting 174,000 jobs in 14,565 businesses. It contributes £9 billion to the regional economy each year.
Many big-name businesses have been attracted to Durham such as 3M, KP Snacks and GlaxoSmithKline to name a few. Tourism of course, also plays a major role in the economy of the region and provides around 12,000 jobs covering a host of skills and experience needed to keep the booming tourist trade going.
County Durham also has the highest number of business start-ups in the region, with 93 percent surviving after 12 months. The added benefit for many residents is that Newcastle and Middlesbrough are conveniently placed for commuting outside the county if necessary. If you are in the middle of searching for work, Total jobs are advertising almost 6000 positions across the county and within a huge number of sectors.
Total jobs are just one of many trusted on-line employment agencies. You could also try:
Reed – www.reed.co.uk
Indeed – www.uk.indeed.com
With so many vacant positions being advertised across the region, you should be gainfully employed in no time at all.
County Durham Schools & Education
Getting your child into a good school is a major concern when relocating to a totally new area.
All locations have good and bad schools, County Durham is no different in this regard.
Ensuring you do plenty of research will pay off in the long run. No point moving somewhere only to find you have to travel miles every day to reach a good school.
All types of schools are available, primary, secondary, private schools and special or alternative schools combine to provide a fully comprehensive education system. Finding the best schools is not an easy task, however, the SchoolGuide.co.uk is a very helpful site to explore.
It lists the top schools in the county ranked by their School Guide Star Rating, which is 100% based on official performance data including exam results and Ofsted inspections.
Older students (16-18years) are also well provided for with some very high-performing colleges and universities scattered around the county.
Five FE colleges are available:
Bishop Auckland College
Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham
East Durham College, Durham
New College Durham
The University of Durham is the county’s most well-known. Based in Durham city, it was the first recognised university to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge and is thus one of the institutions to be described as the third-oldest university in England.
Things to do in County Durham
There is a host of historical places to visit all over the county. Durham City is home to one of the most iconic landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. This UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. Other exciting and ancient sites include Bowes Castle, Raby Castle Park & Gardens.
The Living Museum of the North in Beamish is a must do attraction. The museum’s guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural Northeast England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century.
There is plenty for the little ones too:
Diggerland, Adventure Valley, and Hall Hill Farm are all wonderful places where children can get up close to animals, run wild, and enjoy exciting rides.
County Durham’s crowning glory are its very special areas of outstanding beauty. The North Pennines, commonly known as the backbone of England, is probably the most visited green space in the county. A stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales, and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods.
Particularly popular with hikers, the area is dotted with around 40 different walking trails. Each is slightly different, from a slow meandering stroll of two miles up to a serious 14-mile trek.
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County Durham Property
County Durham has a wide range of housing options to suit most people plus, you get a great deal for your money.
Where you settle will influence how much you are likely to pay for a home.
Out of a total of 2123 homes for sale, the average cost of buying in the county is a very affordable £158,639.
Not all areas are equal. Some of the most expensive properties can be found in Croft on Tees where you will pay on average £323,166 or Barnard Castle costing £400,000.
You budget may not stretch that far if you are a first-time buyer. Cheaper options included Darlington at £160,157 and Seaham at £140,999.
Durham City obviously attracts a lot of attention, particularly from university students and young professionals.
The city centre has always been a popular choice for buy to let investors and there is a huge demand for student accommodation in the DH1 postcode area where you can expect to pay on average £181,250 for a home.
If you choose to rent in the county, there are 672 properties to let currently. Prices range from as little as £200pcm for a one-bedroom flat, £300pcm for two bedrooms, and £370pcm for a three-bedroom terraced property.
From villages to towns and rural to coast, one thing is for sure, County Durham has an incredibly diverse property market and at superb prices.
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 County Durham towns:
- Newton Aycliffe
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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The British Association of Removers (BAR) has been the recognised voice of the professional moving and storage industry for over 100 years
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.