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 Dorchester
Are you looking to relocate to Dorchester? 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 151 years’ servicing the Dorchester 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 Dorchester. 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.
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 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Dorchester
Since 1305, Dorchester has been the county town of Dorset however, its roots stem back as far as prehistoric times.
Particularly well-known for its associations with the author Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), who was born at nearby Higher Bockhampton, and lived most of his life in Dorchester town.
Dorset is based in a favourable position on the pretty River Frome within 8 miles from Weymouth, 14 miles from Bridport and 20 miles from Yeovil.
Two railway stations service the town and via car, the main A35 and A37 roads offer routes around the region. Whether you are commuting to work or planning a day trip somewhere interesting, getting around is so easy.
It was Dorchester’s sense of community spirit, shopping facilities, safety factor, earning enough to live comfortably and friendly and polite locals which made it such a desirable location and voted in 2020 as among one of the happiest places to live in Britain.
Another of Dorchester’s pulls is that overall, it boasts 150 more hours of sunshine than the UK average and being situated close to the coast means you can really maximise on this positive fact.
The town is perfect for exploring on foot. The Town Pump is a central point located next to Dorchester’s Corn Exchange and the impressive clock tower. Here, you will find an information board, outlining four popular historic walks around the town.
Hard to beat when it comes to beautiful countryside. Land immediately south and west of the town is part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is traversed by the South Dorset Ridgeway, part of the South West Coast Path offering panoramic views along the way.
Residents are lucky enough to live in a town with one foot in the past and another firmly in the future, with some of this country’s best preserved Roman ruins moments away from Dorchester’s thriving high street.
Considering the alluring combination of community, historic architecture mixed with contemporary art and culture, as well as that unique blend of special Dorset charm, Dorchester could be right up your street.
Schools & Education
Having access to quality education is of course a very important consideration for any parent.
With thirteen first schools, three middle schools and an upper school, Dorchester is well catered for when it comes to choosing a school.
St Nicholas and St Laurence Church of England Primary School is one of the top performing primaries and The Thomas Hardye School, a mainstream, state funded senior school is one of the highest achieving secondaries.
The nearest college to the town is Kingston Maurward College is a land-based studies college on the outskirts of the town.
It offers full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships, and university-level courses over a wide range of subjects including agriculture, horticulture, conservation, construction, countryside, and wildlife management.
Things to do in Dorchester
Having such a long-standing history, Dorchester has much to entertain its residents and its visitors.
With attractions too numerous to mention here are some of the best places to visit and things to do across both Dorchester and the wider county of Dorset.
Dorset County Museum – https://dorsetcountymuseum.org (based in Dorchester)
Roman Town House – https://www.romantownhouse.co.uk
Shopping in Dorchester – www.dorchesterdorset.com/shopping.php
Dorchester Walks – www.dorchesterdorset.com/localvisits.php
Athelhampton House – https://www.athelhampton.com
Lodmoor Nature Reserve – www.rspb.org.uk/reserves
Max Gate, Thomas Hardy’s Home – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/max-gate
As more and more people have discovered just how appealing Dorchester is, so the demand for housing has increased exponentially. However, there is affordable property to be had all over the town.
Plenty of lovely Victorian terraced homes are located in the centre of the town and off of the main High Street. Although rarely do they come onto the market when they do, they are surprisingly well priced at around £300,000 for a compact 3 bedroomed terrace.
Homes situated in Fordington, an attractive and much sought-after residential area conveniently located for access to the town centre with its shops, eateries and supermarkets has a selection of pretty terraces for the asking price of £250,000.
Brewery Square offers some very trendy loft style properties, where you can purchase a renovated apartment for around £133,000.
According to Rightmove, properties in Dorchester had an overall average price of £315,632 over the last year. The majority of sales were flats, selling for an average price of £225,938. Terraced properties sold for an average of £330,748, with semi-detached properties fetching £345,468.
If it is a new home you are searching for, there are three new local developments available being built by a range of well-known building companies.
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