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.
Are you looking to relocate to Gillingham? 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 Gillingham 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 your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Gillingham. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not 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 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Gillingham
Recorded in the Domesday book of 1086, the town of Gillingham in Kent, has an interesting and varied past. The town is believed to have been named after a local warlord called Gyllingas from the old English gyllan, meaning “to shout”. He rallied his troops into battle with blood-curdling cries.
Gillingham’s Royal Dockyard was once a centre for shipbuilding, one of which was Nelson’s vessel HMS Victory, built at the dockyard in the 1760s. At its height, thousands of workers were employed here. The other claim to fame is that the town is known for producing the famous Jubilee Clip (or hose clamp). To this day it is still being produced locally.
Gillingham has become a highly desirable place for London commuters to live and an investor hot spot due to the high number of students living in the area. Situated close to the capital yet still with relatively low property prices, over the last 10 years, the town has seen great investment and re-development.
There is no need to travel out of town for higher education either as Gillingham is home to two notable universities, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.
Gillingham has a significant retail and leisure hub, where residents can enjoy a lively high street including a regular bi-weekly market.
Alternatively, the nearby, Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre has even more shops to choose from and the legendary Bluewater Shopping Centre is 16 miles away, offering over 300 stores and 60 different eateries. Sitting alongside the expansive River Medway offers plenty of opportunities to have fun by the water. Whether it is a family day out at the Strand Leisure Park or lunch at one of the popular eateries at Marina Point.
Living in Gillingham is convenient in so many ways. It offers an express route to the beautiful Kent countryside, abundant parkland, relaxing rivers, iconic coastline, and other exciting destinations far beyond its boundaries.
Schools & Education
These days, education is every bit as important as commuter convenience for the modern family so time spent researching schools at your new relocation area is never time wasted.
Most state primary schools serving Gillingham manage to maintain high standards of education following rigorous inspections by Ofsted.
One of the most successful primaries was Bredhurst Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, they received an overall review of “outstanding”.
As with the town’s primary schools, secondary education also commands high standards with virtually all attaining a “good” rating.
Rainham Mark Grammar School and Bradfields Academy high schools are the top performers having achieved the highest level of “outstanding”.
As well as two notable universities being in the town, MidKent College nearby, an FE college, also offers several higher education courses.
The college has over 8,500 students aged 16 years and upwards and offers a varied selection of excellent courses covering a wide range of vocational and academic subject areas.
Things to do in Gillingham
The town is in a great position and able to offer masses of lively ways you can entertain yourself during your time off.
Capstone Farm Country Park, within the Kent Downs, occupies an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A former farm converted into a landscaped park and open-space area, covering over 114 hectares of land attracting thousands of visitors annually.
At Planet Ice, you are all set for a fun time. No need to be a professional, it is a great venue to spend a few hours getting the hang of ice skating. You can pre-book lessons, available for all ages. Plus, little ones can hold onto one of the cute ice penguins which help to steady wobbly beginners.
The Royal Engineers Museum is Kent’s only Designated collection. The collection is very large and contains many internationally significant objects. A real treat, the museum has all sorts of interesting displays. Highlights include 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington’s map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War and the world’s first guided torpedo.
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit is an MSA approved outdoor kart racing track. Located in Chatham, the large 1,000m international circuit poses several twists and turns. All safety equipment is supplied, and all age ranges are catered for from 4years and up. Each age group has its own route and is monitored for safety reasons very rigorously. A fantastic way for everyone to spend a few hours.
Leybourne Lakes Country Park offers visitors 230 acres of wetland, grassland, scrub & woods, popular for biking, walking, fishing & water sports. A great place to spend time outdoors all year round.
Property for sale in Gillingham is abundant and varied and provides an array of architecture from different eras.
Despite being in a prime commuter zone, it is possible to purchase a one-bedroom flat in need of refurbishment for £80,000, well under the stamp duty threshold of £125,000.
Based on 405 homes on the market, properties in Gillingham have an average price of £308,337.
Most sales in Gillingham during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £257,797.
Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £317,312, with detached properties fetching £487,819
The buoyant local housing market has been steadily rising. Over the last year values were 6% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2019 peak of £273,939.
Sought after neighbourhoods include Brompton, Darland and the prestigious new development of Victory Pier.
Stats as per Rightmove March 2022
Popular Places to Live Near Gillingham
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.