Move to Dorset 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 Dorset
Are you looking to relocate to Dorset? 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 Dorset 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 Dorset. 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.
Why Move to Dorset?
A ceremonial county which includes the areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole. Covering around 1,024 square miles, Dorset borders four other counties, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire.
Dorset offers an altogether peaceful, calm life together with breath-taking sceneries and fresh produce which results in Dorset residents living longer. On an average life expectancy is 82.9 years for males, the highest recorded average life expectancy in the UK.
With over half of the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dorset boasts 5 country parks and miles of coastline, it is easy to forget that you are on a direct train line from Waterloo to Weymouth, our hectic capital seems a world away.
The county may have a sleepy reputation in many ways, but it is far from dull. A host of local festivals means that at certain times of the year the whole county is buzzing. The Purbeck Festival, Sherborne Abbey Festival, Christchurch Food and Wine Festival, and the Swanage Jazz Festival are all extremely popular events.
Living up to its name, Dorset’s Jurassic coast provides plenty of opportunity to discover your own fossils. The only natural World Heritage Site in England, Charmouth and Kimmeridge are the best places to find a fossil or two strewn along their wide stretches of shoreline.
Dorchester is the County Town of Dorset and has been the county’s administrative centre for hundreds of years. Despite the town’s relatively small size, it punches well above its weight in terms of employment opportunities.
Agriculture is an important sector. Perenco UK, which operates the oil field and processing facility at Wytch Farm in Purbeck, a major employer in the area. Jobs can also be found at Dorset County Council and the Dorset County Hospital, one of the largest in the region.
Full of picturesque places to visit Dorset is not short of a photo opportunity or two. Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door, as well as the holiday resorts of Poole, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Swanage, and Lyme Regis all have their own particular kind of beauty.
If its unspoilt countryside set close to a seaside lifestyle with plenty to do and see perhaps the outstanding county of Dorset is somewhere you should begin your search for your next home.
Dorset Schools & Education
Schools, they are always an important consideration for parents. Knowing where the best schools are situated will influence your choice of home location.
Dorset offers some premium schools, both state and private. Responsibility for state schools in Dorset is divided between three local education authorities: Dorset County Council, which covers the majority of the county, and Bournemouth and Poole unitary authorities.
There are plenty of high achieving primaries to choose from and across the county there are 162 state primaries in total. Swanage St Mark’s Church of England Primary School, Swanage St Mark’s Church of England Primary School and Pimperne Church of England VC Primary School have all reported that their children are performing “much better than average” when it comes to reading and writing.
The secondaries of Ferndown Upper School, Atlantic Academy Portland, The Purbeck School and The Blandford School are also achieving fantastic results and performing above average.
When children leave school at aged 16 and enter into further education there is a good range of colleges available with two particularly popular ones; Kingston Maurward College, a college for land-based studies providing courses in agriculture and horticulture.
Whist Weymouth College has over 4,000 students, studying on a wide range of practical and academic courses in many subjects. The college is part of The University of Plymouth Colleges network.
Schools such as the co-educational Canford School which is built around a 19th-century Grade I listed manor house; and Sherborne School, a boys’ school founded in the 16th century offer independently funded education for those who can afford it.
Things to do in Dorset
One thing is for sure, when you move to Dorset, there are a host of ways to spend your time off. From historic sites like Tyneham and Sherborne Abbey to Dorset Waterpark, the Jurassic Safari, and the Tank Museum, you will quickly find that when it comes to activities, Dorset cannot be beaten.
Here are some great places to visit which are not to be missed:
Sea Life Adventure Park & Aquarium – https://www.visitsealife.com/
Lulworth Castle & Park – https://lulworth.com
The Teddy Bear Museum – https://www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk
Moors Valley Country Park & Forest – https://www.moors-valley.co.uk
Monkey World – https://monkeyworld.org
Dorset has so many beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored, a compilation of the top ten can be found here.
A hiker’s paradise, there are over 4,700 well-signed and waymarked footpaths, bridle paths and byways dotted across the county. Here is a list of the top seven.
Being one of the most desirable counties to live in the UK, unfortunately Dorset has some of the least affordable housing. Property prices have been rising faster than wages, reducing their affordability with East Dorset being the most expensive area.
If you are considering a move to this part of the country, it is still possible to find a location which offers all the positives that living in Dorset supplies along with a home that does not break the bank.
Start your search in Portland. Here the average cost of a property is £206,067, quite a bit cheaper than Dorset’s average as a whole which stands at £407,508.
Weymouth, Blandford Forum and Sherborne all have lower than average costing homes for sale.
If your budget allows, the most expensive area is Sandbanks, of course. Millionaire’s row or “Britain’s Palm Beach”. This stunning location boasts the largest natural harbour in Europe (the second largest natural harbour in the world) with miles of golden sand and sheltered waters literally on your doorstep.
Currently, the most desirable and sought-after towns include:
Wareham, a pretty and historical riverside town which according to Rightmove, has seen an 87% annual increase in buyer searches.
Swanage is another popular location which has gained a lot of interest recently. Quiet and safe and right on the coast, it has convenient travel links to nearby countryside and local attractions.
Broadstone has a relatively high average cost of £455,000 for a home but it is a commutable distance from central Poole and Bournemouth. Poole Railway Station is nearby, and Bournemouth Airport is approximately 20 minutes away.
WE’RE READY TO MOVE YOU…
As one of the nations longest established removals companies, we can provide local removals to the following Dorset towns:
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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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.