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 Darlington
Are you looking to relocate to Darlington? 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 Darlington 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 Darlington. 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 Darlington?
Darlington is a contemporary and large market town in County Durham. From the 1820s to the 1960s, the town was an important centre for railway manufacturing, known for its bridge making. Bridges originally built in Darlington are found as far away as the River Nile and the Amazon River!
A great place to live, Darlington features wide open spaces, greenery and lovely countryside walks. Not only does it have almost everything you could ever need within the area, it also boasts a great community spirit, with amazing people, places and attractions.
The town is superbly placed for rail commuting to Newcastle, Teesside, Durham and Yorkshire. The A1(M) motorway north and south runs next to the town and the nearby Durham Tees Valley Airport operates flights to UK, European and International destinations, combining to make Darlington a true transport hub.
The affordability of Darlington’s property is a major contributing factor that draws people to the town. Not only is property well priced, so is the cost of living. Homes are much cheaper here when compared to the town’s closest cities of Durham and Newcastle.
The chances of finding work here are good. Still prominent employers in the town and wider region is Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company. In recent years, Darlington’s economy has diversified greatly, emerging sectors include advanced engineering, logistics, sub-sea technology, biotechnology, digital technology, and tele health. There truly is a place for all professions in the area.
As business development continues to be a major priority in Darlington, both job seekers and new businesses are turning their attention to the town. With Darlington Council pushing exciting business strategy plans forward into 2026 and beyond, those looking for a long-term job, a less expensive standard of living and access to quality but inexpensive housing, has put Darlington well and truly on the radar.
Darlington Schools & Education
When you are relocating to any new area, finding the right school for your children is going to be one of your most important considerations.
You need not worry; Darlington’s schools perform very well when it comes to high quality education. For the most part its schools achieve good results whether you are looking at nursery, primary, secondary or further education, Darlington will not disappoint.
There are many primary schools which have been favourably graded by Ofsted, some of which are Firthmoor Primary School, The Rydal Academy and Red Hall Primary School.
The top performing Secondary Schools include Beaumont Hill Academy, with Carmel College achieving the coveted “outstanding” award following its last inspection.
Several colleges cater for further educational needs, with Darlington College being among one of the most popular. It provides a huge variety of courses to suit the ambitions of most students, with courses are available at a range of levels. There are many other colleges in surrounding areas for those willing to travel further afield.
Teesside University is the closest higher education facility, around 16 miles from Darlington. It offers college leavers a good choice of courses. Students from Teesside University have gone on to work at organisations across the world such as Aston Martin, Disney, Microsoft, Vodafone, Rolls-Royce and HSBC.
Things to do in Darlington
You’ll never have to go too far to find something to do in Darlington. Plus, getting around the town and surrounding region for social activities is made extremely easy due to its excellent transport network. The A66 and A19 means easy access to the stunning North Yorkshire Moors and several seaside resorts.
If you are an avid gym goer, The Dolphin Leisure Centre offers plenty of activities from swimming to squash including children’s clubs, so the little ones are entertained whilst you join a keep fit class.
When the lights go down, catch a show at the wonderful Darlington Hippodrome or watch a live gig at The Forum followed by drinks and dinner at one of the trendy bars and restaurants in the town centre.
For a day of family fun visit, the Head of Steam railway museum located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway is worth the trip. It was the world’s first steam-powered passenger railway. Based inside the station building it hosts a range of great exhibits with a particular focus on the Stockton & Darlington Railway and the railway industry of Darlington.
The best way to make new friends once you have settled in, is to join a social club or society. Darlington has a very wide selection of these, visit Darlington Borough Council web site for more information:
For even more ideas for fun days out and things to see check out:
Darlington offers a wide variety of housing, which in the last decade has seen lots of regeneration as well new build housing estates.
The current average price for a home in the town is £162,671. This is a fall of 0.91% in the last three months (since November 2019) and rise of 3.29% compared to this time last year.
If you prefer a quieter place to live rather than in the busy town, there is a handful of little villages in the surrounding outskirts : Such as Middleton St George where there are some quaint two-bedroom terraces going for as little as £100,000. In other villages there are some stunning Georgian and Victorian homes with high ceilings and large gardens.
Renting in Darlington provides massive potential for landlords with most areas being very popular, in particualar West End and Denes due to the ever-increasing student market offering superb yields.
If you decide to rent before you buy, you can expect to pay an average of £462 pcm for a one-bedroom home and £845pcm for a large five-bedroom property.
Stats as per Zoopla – February 2020
Popular Places to Live near Darlington
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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.