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 Durham
The city of Durham subtly mixes modern conveniences with historical prestige and lists highly on the top places to relocate to in the UK. If you are lucky enough to be relocating to the city or surrounding towns, one thing you will certainly need to arrange in plenty of time is the transportation of your furniture and personal belongings.
Unless you have moved recently, you’ll certainly have a few questions. What should I look for in a removals company? What services are available? How can I ensure they are trustworthy? These are but a few. Finding a firm who are members of industry regulators, FIDI, OMNI & BAR is a good start.
As founder members of these organisations, White & Company can draw on many years of experience in the removals business. We undergo regular audits and must adhere to rigorous standards to ensure we meet the industry’s high expectations. With highly trained removal teams and a range of quality packing materials we possess the tools to carry out just about any move.
Whether you’re moving half way across the country, the other side of the globe, or just around the corner, rest assured White & Company can assure you a stress-free move. To find out more about ow we can make your dream move a reality, feel free to give us a call today and receive a free no obligation quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 16 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 240 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 Durham
Perhaps best known for its prestigious and high performing university, Durham is a compact cathedral city brimming with history and culture on the River Wear in the North-East of England.
Its Norman cathedral and winding cobbled streets became a centrepiece of pilgrimage during medieval England. Fast-forward to the present and many families and individuals are again flocking to the city, this time for its safe period properties, stunning rural location and links to excellent schools.
The proposed ‘County Durham Plan’ has set out an ambitious vision for the city, including more housing, employment provision and improvements in transport, schools and healthcare.
It is hoped these large-scale infrastructure changes will facilitate further investment and growth in the city and create greater working opportunities.
Being small and compact gives Durham a sense of close community perhaps not found in large cosmopolitan cities, while the city’s high student population ensures there is no shortage of superb restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues to choose from, with most situated in around the famous Viaduct area.
For avid party-goers wanting a taste of big city nightlife or perhaps even an afternoon touch of retail therapy, Newcastle is just 20 minutes away by train, with Leeds just over an hour away.
London is 3 hours away by train also. Those looking to escape the urban sprawl can access the Northern Pennines in no time at all, an area out outstanding natural beauty, or venture further afield to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Durham Coast.
Whether walking or cycling through, each offer breath-taking views across the region and showcase why Durham is such a special place to live.
Working in Durham
Durham and its surrounding ‘pit villages’ were at the heart of the mining industry before its widespread closure across the UK. Today, Durham is principally a service-led economy with many of its residents working in the areas of customer services, IT and sales. The city enjoys low unemployment and many of is residents commute to other cities and towns for work.
As you would expect, one of the largest employers in the area is Durham University with over 4,000 staff. The NHS and car manufacturer, Nissan also employ many residents. In addition to large corporations, the city also has a flavour for entrepreneurism with over 2000 businesses located in the city, of which a large proportion are small businesses.
Due to the expansion and improvements being made to the city, thousands have jobs have been created in construction and related services with further proposals being lined up to boost these numbers. Tourism also pays an important contribution to the city’s economy attracting approximately £165 million per year.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Durham, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Durham University is a collegiate public research university with a second campus in Stockton-on-Tees. With a population of 18,000 students it is ranked 97th in the World University Rankings (2018) and 74th in the QS World University Rankings for (2019).
As you might expect from a university city with such a sterling reputation, its local schools follow suit. Many young families locate to the city in the hope of being in the catchment area for one of the city’s highly-regarded state schools.
Durham Johnston Comprehensive School is considered to be one of the best not only in Durham, but the entire North-East region.
Other highly regarded schools include Fyndoune Community College and Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise, which both received outstanding reports from Ofsted. There are also a number of well-regarded fee paying schools.
In terms of primary level education, Shincliffe CofE (Controlled), St Godric’s Roman Catholic and Cassop all received ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspections and are ranked among some of the best primary schools in the region.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Durham area is available here: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk
Property Prices in Durham
Durham is a highly desirable location to relocate to and offers a mix of traditional terraced housing as well as some more modern developments. The average property price in Durham is currently £167,992, average and statistics for the area indicate a rise in the value of homes by 1.46% over the past year. For a 4-bedroom family sized home you can expect to pay around £257,931.
If you’re young professional looking for somewhere close to the city centre, the cobbled streets of Crossgate are home to some spacious townhouses and Victorian stone terraces with decent back gardens. These homes are always in demand, either as family homes or, because of their size, as converted student accommodation. As such they are seen as excellent investments and always hold their prices.
Highest value streets
Potters Bank, Durham DH1 £855,825
South Street, Durham DH1 £827,438
High Street South, Shincliffe, Durham DH1 £776,228
Chevallier Court, Durham DH1 £766,736
Westhouse Avenue, Durham DH1 £714,749
Highest turnover streets
Ford Street, Lanchester, Durham DH7
Berkshire Close, Belmont, Durham DH1
Nelson Terrace, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6
Wood View, Langley Park, Durham DH7
Cornwall Walk, Belmont, Durham DH1
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, there are currently 3 new development sites located across Durham, to view a selection see below:
Avant Homes – Broadmeadows
David Wilson Homes – The Drive at Mount Oswald
Keepmoat – The Pastures
Popular Places to Live near Durham
- Castle Eden
- Cold Hesleden
- Crimdon Dene
- Deaf Hill
- Easington Colliery
- Easington Village
- Fleming Field
- Haswell Plough
- High Hesleden
- Hutton Henry
- Kelloe Winning
- Monk Hesleden
- Old Kelloe
- Old Shotton
- Shotton Colliery
- Shotton Village
- South Hetton
- Station Town
- Town Kelloe
- Trimdon Foundry
- Trimdon Grange Kelloe
- Trimdon Station
- Wheatley Hill
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.