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 Company Gravesend for the Local Area
Are you looking to relocate to Gravesend? 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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend. 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 over 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 secure storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Gravesend?
Despite its dubious-sounding name, Gravesend is one of Kent’s oldest and busiest towns. Gravesend has an interesting historical past. First recorded as Gravesham in the Domesday Book of 1086 it belonged to Odo, Earl of Kent, and Bishop of Bayeux, who was the half-brother of William the Conqueror. Later in 1268 King Henry III granted the town a market charter. The charter remains to this day, in fact, Gravesend Market is one of the oldest surviving markets in the country.
Gravesend offers great connections to other areas of Kent making it ideal for commuters. London can be reached in just over twenty minutes and the main A2 and M25 are easily accessible so getting around by car is also very convenient.
The nearby Eurostar at Ebbsfleet has also brought the town closer to European destinations as well.
Another benefit of living in Gravesend is its rural appeal evident in the abundance of countryside nearby. Nestling between the River Thames Estuary and the North Downs in the “Garden of Kent” makes it a great choice for anybody looking to escape the daily hustle and bustle of city life.
The town centre is more than adequate with regard to shopping. However, the fifth-largest shopping centre in the UK is just around the corner. Bluewater Shopping Centre is only a 10-minute drive away should you need it. The centre’s 300 stores ensure a huge variety of retailers.
There are many projects, either approved or proposed, which will affect Gravesend positively in the future. Ebbsfleet Garden City provides a major new development opportunity and will impact Gravesend. Whilst, in the town centre, projects such as the Transport Quarter will improve the environment and provide business opportunities.
Other developments in the pipeline include Paramount Theme Park and Lower Thames Crossing. In short, Gravesend’s perfect logistical location, sensible property prices, speedy rail and road links, and semi-rural setting make it a great place to live, play and commute from.
Gravesend Schools & Education
Having access to good schools is all-important when you are relocating. Education provision for the town is covered by numerous options; state, private and special schools are readily available across the region.
Whilst a further five secondaries have been rated as “good” all are within a two-mile radius of the town.
Some of the best primaries in the town are Lawn Primary, Shears Green Junior School, Whitehill Primary School & Nursery, Westcourt Primary & Nursery, and Riverview Infant School all “good”, Ofsted says.
North Kent College has a campus in Gravesend and has a wide variety of courses both academic and vocational.
The college is partners with the University of Greenwich, which enables it to provide higher education programmes alongside its FE provision.
Things to Do in Gravesend
Whilst Gravesend poses plenty of ways to enjoy your downtime there is also the added opportunity to take advantage of the easy transport connections and visit other larger towns nearby.
Being located in such beautiful surroundings means Gravesend has much to offer in the way of outdoor pursuits. There are several country parks to visit.
Shorne Woods Country Park is a favourite with locals due to its large ancient woodlands, adventure play areas, fishing opportunities, and little coffee shop.
For something a bit livelier, the Cyclopark is a great local facility dedicated to cycling. There’s a road track, mountain bike trails, a BMX track, a skate park, and a children’s play area, plus a bike shop, bike hire, and cafe.
If you enjoy leisurely walks in peaceful surroundings, there are some lovely pathways around the quaint villages of Shorne, Cobham, and Meopham and along a stretch of the Thames Estuary.
Once a busy commercial waterway, Gravesend Canal Basin is now used for the mooring of pleasure craft. The lock has been dredged, and restoration work has been carried out. It is now home to Gravesend Sailing Club, where you can take part in all sorts of water-related sports activities.
The town enjoys a very eclectic mix of housing, just what you would expect from a place with so much history.
Homes from the Edwardian and Victorian eras, new build properties, and little rows of terraces are just a few of the types of properties you can expect to discover.
With it’s proximity to London, house prices in Gravesend tend to be well above the national average.
Therefore, renting before you buy might be a good idea. This affords you the opportunity to get a feel for the various neighbourhoods before you commit to a purchase.
Popular Places to Live near Gravesend
- High Halstow
- Hoo St Werburgh
- New Ash Green
- Swanley Village
- Vigo Village
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.