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 Didcot
Are you looking to relocate to Didcot? 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 150 years’ servicing the Didcot 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 Didcot. 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 260 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Didcot?
Dating back to the Iron Age, Didcot sits on the outer edges of Oxfordshire and has good access to other towns in the area such as Oxford, Wantage, and Reading and is surrounded by farmland. The town started to expand, like so many across the UK when the railway arrived during the mid-1800s. Didcot station opened as a junction station on the Great Western Main Line in 1844.
Today the town is known for its railway museum and power stations and is the gateway town to the Science Vale: three large science and technology centres in the surrounding villages of Milton, Culham, and Harwell. A large number of Didcot’s residents work for these businesses. This is a town which is going places.
Didcot has been designated as one of the three major growth areas in Oxfordshire.
Didcot has continuing plans for its growth well into the future by providing facilities to support the increase in residents, such as new schools, community centres, and leisure centres. Relatively recently Didcot was awarded Garden Town status, 16,000 homes are due to be built over the next 20 to 25 years. As a result, the town’s population is expected to increase from 27,000 to over 62,000 residents by 2031.
Already updated and expanded, the £50 million investment to the Orchard Shopping Centre which opened in March 2018 has been eagerly received. Home to some well-known high street stores such as M&S Food Hall, H&M, TK Maxx, Starbucks, and River Island as well as a Snap Fitness 24/7 gym.
Didcot offers so much, whether you intend to live and work in the town itself or make use of its handy road and rail connections. This upcoming rapidly expanding town provides a high standard of living with easy access to major towns and cities in the region, superb facilities as well as plenty of public green parks and gardens.
Didcot Schools & Education
Didcot is served by eight primary schools; however, these are slowly being added to as the town continues its rapid expansion.
Of the eight schools within a one-mile radius of the town, five have been rated as “good” by Ofsted, one requires improvement and two have attained the highest accolade of “outstanding” these are Ladygrove Park Primary and GEMS Didcot Primary Academy.
Four state-funded secondary schools serve Didcot: St Birinus School, Didcot Girls’ School (are single-sex schools which merge at sixth form), UTC Oxfordshire, and Aureus School which was an independent but has recently become an Academy.
Older students living in Didcot travel into other areas of Oxfordshire for both further education and higher education.
The University of Oxford is located just 25 minutes by train or 14 miles by car from Didcot. An extremely prestigious university ranking first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) year on year.
Things to do in Didcot
As well as wanting access to adequate day-to-day facilities, we all want to be able to do something interesting with our leisure time without having to necessarily travel far.
Living in Didcot offers plenty of access to all sorts of social activities.
You don’t have to travel outside the town to enjoy open spaces. There are around 15 parks and gardens to explore such as the popular Ladygrove Park and Lakes and The Diamond Jubilee Garden.
A mecca for rail enthusiasts, Didcot is the home of the Didcot Rail Centre. A unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics based around the original 1930s engine shed.
The town is located on the National Cycle Route 5 which runs from Reading to Hollyhead. The route follows the northern half of the Thames Valley cycle course as it crosses the Chiltern Hills and passes through Wallingford, Didcot, and Abingdon on the way to Oxford. Residents can take to their bicycles and enjoy the ride for a few miles or take time to explore the whole journey.
The Ridgeway long-distance footpath runs 87 miles from nearby Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon. Step back in time on this wonderful route which follows an ancient chalk ridge used by prehistoric man. The path encompasses a particularly beautiful stretch of downland along the North Wessex Downs.
When you want to look a little further afield, Oxford with all its architecture, history, and culture is just a short journey away.
For shopping and nightlife, visit Reading which is 20 miles to the southeast by car or 20 minutes by train or you can discover the highlights of our capital city London, just a 45-minute trip by train.
As Didcot’s ambitious expansion plans unfold and hew housing estates are completed more and more people are searching for property in the area.
Currently, on the market, there are 114 homes for sale in the area which range from around £120,000 for a one-bed apartment to homes that are priced as high as £1,500,000.
According to Zoopla, the average cost to purchase a home in Didcot stands at £383,493 as of February 2022. Within a one-mile radius of the town, 29 homes are waiting to be let.
You can expect to pay an average of £1000pcm, however, the cost to rent a one-bedroom property starts at £7500pcm and a three-bedroom family home can be rented from £1200pcm.
In line with the council plans for new homes, Didcot has seen a huge amount of new housing developments over the past five years.
These new dwellings have provided homes for everyone, with a mix of retirement, first-time buyer properties, and family-sized houses.
Currently Legal & General Homes are constructing a range of 3- and 4-bedroom homes on their Nobel Park development, which start from £437,000
For more information about these simply visit Zoopla.
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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.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.