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 visit your home 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 Harwich, Essex? 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 Essex 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 Essex towns including Harwich, Halstead, Braintree, Colchester and Sudbury. 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 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 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 Harwich?
Harwich is a pleasant and pretty port town on the Essex Sunshine Coast which is steeped in seafaring history and is strategically located with excellent road, rail and ferry links.
As the UK’s second busiest passenger ferry port it was once the site of various famous expeditions, the most famous of which includes the historic Mayflower which brought the Pilgrim Fathers to America.
The port is long established as a natural gateway to Europe for both passengers and freight. Located in the fast-growing Haven Gateway subregion on the east coast, locals benefit from easy access to the North Sea and various European ports, including the popular Hook of Holland route.
Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest, Colchester to the southwest and Clacton-on-Sea to the south.
Not only does Harwich entice people to the area with its fascinating maritime history and excellent transport connections but it is also home to a large selection of trendy restaurants, cultured cafes and classic pubs.
The winding streets and intersecting lanes are built on a medieval grid pattern and retain much of the town’s rich cultural tapestry. The secluded seaside at Dovercourt Bay boasts an award-winning Blue Flag beach of which the Leading Lights are a standout feature.
Harwich Town Council is working hard to ensure that Harwich and Dovercourt continue to thrive and regeneration remains a top priority.
Following the fresh injection of funds from a Heritage Lottery Fund, Harwich town’s beloved Electric Palace cinema is currently undergoing a facelift that is set to see the final stages of its £704,000 restoration completed.
Things to do in Harwich
Whether you wish to enjoy a drink in one of the ancient taverns, some dating from Elizabethan times, or relax over a meal as large liners and tiny fishing boats pass by, there is something for everyone in historic Harwich.
Have a wander around Harwich’s winding streets and imagine yourself in the days of famed diarist Samuel Pepys, who was also MP for the town.
The atmospheric Redoubt Fort is interesting and informative for history buffs. Built in 1808 as part of the defences to keep Napoleon out of England it is among the chain of Martello Towers along the coast from Sussex to Suffolk.
There is plenty for children to enjoy too. Adjacent to the beach is a range of leisure facilities including a putting green and crazy golf during the summer season. Also popular is the outdoor skating rink, a boating lake and a small amusement arcade along with a centrally located seafront café.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Harwich, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
There is a total of 12 schools in Harwich, 10 of which are a combination of pre-schools, nurseries and primaries. Harwich & Dovercourt High School is the only secondary school and in its latest Ofsted inspection it was graded as a ‘Good’ school.
The closest college is Felixstowe International College.
More information on researching and finding good schools serving the Harwich area is available via the Schools Guide.
Property Prices in Harwich
Property prices in the area are very reasonable and over the past twelve months have decreased in value by only 0.53%.
The average property value in Harwich is currently £213.059. In terms of property types, flats in Harwich sold for an average of £129,857 and terraced houses for £161,067.
The most expensive streets are the highly coveted Colchester Road and Wrabness Road where homes are selling for almost £500,000.
The closest new development site is in Felixstowe. The Walton Gate development, built by Barratt Homes, is a development comprising of 125 two, three and four-bedroom homes. Situated at the end of the A14, it is well placed for those commuting to Ipswich for working purposes.
If you are thinking of renting before you buy, the average rental cost is £670 per month. To rent a three bedroomed property you will likely pay between £850 and £1050.
Popular Places to Live in Harwich
- Great Oakley
- Little Oakley
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.