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 Halifax
Are you looking to relocate to Halifax? 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 Halifax 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 Halifax. 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.
Why Move to Halifax?
The thriving town of Halifax, located on the River Calder, falls within the Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire.
Set amid the beautiful moorlands and four hills of the South Pennines, Halifax is very proud of its industrial heritage, which is evident in its magnificent Piece Hall, once the centre of the towns wood and textile trade.
Home to the Quality Street chocolate manufacturers along with the Halifax Bank. In fact, over a third of jobs in Halifax are in banking, finance, or insurance.
Some 35,000 people work in the town, making it the area with the largest workforce in the borough, according to council figures.
As Halifax is so well connected it makes a great base, not just for exploring Yorkshire, but many of its resident’s commute.
By rail you can reach Bradford in (13-15 mins), Leeds (35-40 mins), Hebden Bridge (11-15 mins), Burnley (33 mins), Blackburn (52 mins) and Manchester (48-56 mins). Whilst the train to London Kings Cross takes at little as 3 hours.
One of the main incentives for people choosing to live in Halifax but commute out to work is that property in Halifax works out between 20% and 38% cheaper when compared to Manchester and up to 40% cheaper in places compared to Leeds.
There is no need to travel far for day-to-day necessities as the compact town centre has all you need; A lovely covered market housed in a wonderful Victorian building, plenty of small local shops some of which have been trading for generations as well as several larger stores.
Westgate Arcade is the place to head to for an altogether more modern retail experience and Broad Street Plaza is Halifax’s new show piece. With restaurants, a cinema, gym and bars this is a pedestrianised complex and close to the many high street shops in Halifax.
When you relocate to Halifax, you can expect so much. This charming and diverse market town not only exudes inimitable character and historical vitality it is surrounded by unrivalled countryside too.
Hills and valleys, woods or moorland can be seen in every direction. All this and a reasonable cost of living is what makes Halifax such a hit.
Halifax Schools & Education
Moving home is a challenge even more so if you are moving with your family. One of the biggest issues to overcome is finding a good school for your children.
Many parents choose a place to live because of the quality of the education available so it’s good to know that Halifax has much to offer in this respect.
Among the many Ofsted rated “good” primary schools in the town are Moorside Community Primary, Ling Bob Junior and Infant school and Lee Mount Primary.
Halifax is home to two very good selective state secondary schools; the Crossley Heath School in Savile Park and North Halifax Grammar School in Illingworth. These schools have consistently performed well with their GCSE and A Level results.
Following its last inspection by Ofsted, Crossley Heath School was also awarded an “outstanding” rating as well as being the highest-ranking co-educational school in the North of England.
The Ofsted rated “outstanding” Calderdale College is a further education college located to the west of the town. The college is the largest provider of further education courses and work-based learning and the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale.
Additionally, the College has been granted University Centre status, the first University Centre in Calderdale.
In the private system Rishworth School and Hipperholme Grammar both offer through schooling options taking children from age 3 through to 18 and there is also a prep school at The Gleddings, in Skircoat Green.
Things to do in Halifax
Whether you live in Halifax or if you are just visiting, there is much to discover. History, culture, architecture and plenty for the children too.
Much of the town has avoided mass demolition and as such there is a wealth of historical buildings to visit.
The diamond in Halifax’s crown is Piece Hall. Opened in 1779, its function was as a marketplace for handloom weavers to sell their pieces of cloth and later as a produce market. This stunning Grade I listed building is a Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain.
The huge open-air courtyard is surrounded by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and shops. The central courtyard plays host to a year-round events programme of music, dance, film and spectacle for up to 7,500 people at a time.
Halifax Minster is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The current Minster was built in stages beginning in the 12th century, with most of it completed around 1438. It was built by Benedictine monks from Cluny. Today it is a much-loved landmark and plays an important role in the civic life of the town and borough.
The Victoria Theatre located in its prominent position in Ward’s End at the end of Commercial Street. This 1,500 seat theatre hosts shows ranging from Bob the Builder to Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown. Music of every kind, dance, comedians, variety acts and Christmas pantomimes.
Halifax has a fine selection of parks and open spaces; Savile Park once used for pasturing cattle and sheep. Now, the park is the site of the annual Halifax Agricultural Show, said to be one of the biggest, best and most respected family days out in West Yorkshire.
As well as green spaces, there are many fine walks in and around Halifax. There is of course the famous Pennine Way which connects with the Calderdale Way and walked by thousands annually.
Within the boundaries of the town itself there are several excellent walks to be found too. The Hebble Trail, Shibden Valley and the Calder & Hebble Navigation canal. All really great places to walk or cycle.
Halifax has a wide variety of properties and therefore a wide spectrum of house prices.
With the majority of the housing in the town being privately owned, depending on your budget you are sure to find something to suit your needs.
Currently Rightmove are listing 302 homes within a one-mile radius of the town. The overall average price over the last year (August 2020 – August 2021) is £179,799.
Prices start from as little as £40,000 for a one-bedroom maisonette right up to £1,950,000 for an 18th Century residence set within 8 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Halifax.
There are some great bargains to be had. You can pay as little as £85,000 for a three-bedroom terraced family home.
Some of the nicest neighbourhoods are both south and west of the town. Savile Park is a popular area, located here are some enormous and beautiful Victorian and Edwardian homes.
On the outskirts of town in Northowram, Ripponden and Bradshaw are a selection of semi-rural homes with beautiful outlooks but not too far from the bustling town.
Stats as per Zoopla August 2021
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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.
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