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 Folkestone
Are you looking to relocate to Folkestone? 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 Folkestone 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 Folkestone. 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 Folkestone
The charming seaside town of Folkestone was once one of busiest shipping ports in the country.
Today it is a quirky mix of old-fashioned charm intermingled with progressive art, unusual shops, funky bars and stylish eateries. The town sits in the beautiful and historical county of Kent.
Known as the “Gateway to Europe”, living in Folkestone means travelling to Europe could not be easier. The seaport of Dover is only a 17-minute drive away where you can access the ferry terminal and sail to France, Belgium and Spain. Alternatively, you can be in France or travel onward to the rest of Europe by rail via the Eurotunnel in 30 minutes.
By road the town lies 40 minutes from Canterbury, 20 from Ashford and an hour to the M25. Domestic train services also offer routes to other towns in the area and you can be in London St Pancras station in just under an hour.
As well as its great transport links, the town is a perfect place to bring up a family. More and more young professionals from London and Surrey who are ready to start a family are choosing to put down roots in the town. As well as the mix of access to both country and sea, the area’s grammar schools are another huge attraction.
There are certainly plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the town ad surrounding region. The North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way long-distance walking routes can be picked up in or near Folkestone and is a wonderful way to explore the region on foot.
Living in Folkestone has lots of positives. It is clear to see why this lovely town has often been ranked amongst the most upcoming areas in the country to buy a house by a number of property magazines and television programmes.
Folkestone Schools & Education
With its excellent reputation for quality education, Folkestone offers a variety of choice good schools from nursery right through to University.
Two of the best state primaries are St Eanswythe’s CofE and Sandgate. Both having been ranked as “outstanding” by Ofsted.
Of the state funded secondaries, Folkestone academy fared well following its last inspection where it was a warded a rating of “good”.
Folkestone also has two grammar schools, both of which consistently get excellent exam results: Harvey Grammar in Cheriton Road (boys ages 11 to 18) and Folkestone School for Girls (girls, ages 11 to 18) with some courses sharing in the sixth form; the former is judged “good”, the later “outstanding”.
Private education is provided by Dover College in nearby Dover, it is an excellent private day and boarding school.
For higher education, the University Centre Folkestone, specialises in the performing and visual arts, business and enterprise, opened in 2008 and is a joint venture between the Creative Foundation, Greenwich University and Canterbury Christ Church University
Things to do in Folkestone
This quintessentially English coastal town is home to many tourist attractions and things to do, including spending time in its seafront amusement arcades and pavilions.
The beaches in Folkestone are very good, clean and safe. Sunny Sands Beach is the most popular beach in the region. Located close to the centre of town and next to Folkestone Harbour with facilities close by including cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Overlooking the English Channel, the cliff top promenade offers stunning views out to sea and towards France.
You can catch the historic Leas Lift down towards Lower Leas coastal park or the beach for a picnic or alternatively wander to Rocksalt for fresh fish and chips and stunning harbour views.
Residents are kept entertained with a range of festivals, events, markets and shows which are held throughout the year. The Folkestone Sausage Festival, Tea Festival and Folkestone Festival Proms all draw thousands to the town.
Other events which are well attended nearby include the Faversham Nautical Festival, Ashford Festival in the Park and Hawkinge Music Festival.
In recent years Folkestone has attracted a large creative community. Painters, musicians, poets, writers, film makers, screen printers, the list is endless, and they are all gathered here. Many local artists show their art at the popular Creative Quarter.
Visit the web site below for a full calendar of events and things to do:
Being a sought-after area, homes in Folkestone are sold very quickly. The arrival of the high-speed trains into St Pancras has created a further influx of buyers from both London and Surrey.
The West End of Folkestone is at the centre of what was once the original smart Victorian and Edwardian resort, many homes here bear testament to its grand past. Many large homes have been renovated into beautiful family homes or sub-divided into stunning apartments.
You can find large detached properties priced between £350,000-£800,000.
A two bedroomed apartment can be purchased for as little as £160,000. There are also plenty of retirement properties on the market, some with sea views for as little as £80,000.
Due to its excellent connections, there is also a big buy to let market in Folkestone where landlords can make big profits.
For a one bedroom flat, you will pay around £450-£600 pcm; three-bed houses and flats are a little more expensive, but again reasonable compared to the capital at £745-£1050 pcm.
Property stats as per Zoopla February 2020.
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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.