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 Hedge End
Are you looking to relocate to Hedge End? 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 Hedge End 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 Hedge End. 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 Hedge End?
Hedge End was inhabited by the Belgae tribe prior to the Roman conquest so there has been people living in this area for centuries. The exact origin of the name Hedge End is uncertain, but it was in use by the beginning of the 18th century when it was well known in the region for strawberry growing, its town emblem reflects this history.
Located within the boundary of Southampton City it adjoins the districts of West End and Botley. In the past 30 years Hedge End has grew rapidly Hedge End from a small village into a busy market town with the arrival of the M27 motorway, which led to the population of the Southampton suburb to soar.
The vibrant port City of Southampton is right on the town’s doorstep, one of the greenest cities in Britain with a wealth of arts, music, and entertainment venues. Not to mention its buzzing nightlife and the chance to watch the mighty Saints at the impressive St Mary’s stadium, is a real premium.
A very family orientated location, parents moving into the area have access to an “outstanding” secondary school and numerous primaries. Hedge End, Botley and Bursledon are the nearest railway stations – services head to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo, Southampton Central and Eastleigh.
A 10-minute journey from Hedge end is Southampton Airport, offering flights to a number of European destinations as well as the Channel Islands and all over the UK. As a result of such high investment in infrastructure and housing, Hedge end has become an incredibly popular out-of-town supersized shopping destination.
Home to a huge Marks & Spencer store situated next to a Sainsbury’s superstore with a TKMaxx and Home Sense nearby plus a range of furniture, clothing, and fast-food providers such as KFC, Burger King and McDonald’s. Hedge End is packed with quiet little closes and leafy drives of family homes, parks at the end of the road and local shops round the corner. Well suited to modern day living, Hedge End is an ideal suburban location offering everything you want or indeed need for a great standard of living.
Hedge End Schools & Education
Hedge End has just one state Secondary School and six local state primaries.
All the primaries have performed well and have achieved an Ofsted rating of “good”.
Wildern School although currently the only secondary available, it is according to Ofsted “outstanding”. In fact, Wildern has been awarded 3 consecutive ‘outstanding’ reports by Ofsted following its previous three inspections.
As the town continues to expand a new secondary is currently under construction in the neighbourhood of Boorley Green.
Deer Park School for 11-18 years has a proposed opening date of September 2021 and provision initially for 120 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1050 students by 2027.
Further education is from several colleges. Eastleigh College, Peter Simmonds, Barton Peveril and Southampton City College all offer a huge range of courses for the 16–18-year age group.
Higher education opportunities are available at Southampton University. A top 15 UK university, offering courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned academics.
Things to do in Hedge End
There is always something to entertain you when you live in Hedge end. It has some great places of its own to visit and it also offers a huge variety of things to do and see in the wider county of Hampshire.
Close to home, the small main shopping area has a Co-op supermarket, a newsagent several hairdressers and banks as well as a post office, Chemist an Indian restaurant and a chip shop.
Where Hedge End really comes into its own is out-of-town shopping. Via a number of superstores, you can purchase pretty much anything from furniture, clothing and food to electricals, pet supplies and anything DIY related.
A network of family-friendly footpaths and cycle ways is interspersed around the town, so get your bicycle out and make the most of the area, safe, fun, and excellent exercise.
Local facilities continue the family focus. Hedge End leisure centre boasts a swimming pool, gym, sports hall, and courses such as archery.
Hedge End has its own theatre, The Berry, with youth theatre hosting a range of shows throughout the year. All ages can enjoy a day out at Manor Farm Country Park and Marwell Zoo. The former is in the nearby village of Botley, and Marwell Zoo is a little further out (7 miles) in Colden Common.
The Upper Hamble country Park is another great outdoor space where children can run wild. There is a picnic area and in high season a small café selling a range of tasty snacks and drinks. Plus, the riverbank is a very popular spot for crabbing.
Two great sporting venues will please both those who enjoy football and those who prefer cricket. The impressive Ageas Bowl the home of Hampshire Cricket Club and frequent International Cricket matches as well as doubling as a Music venue. It sits on the border of Hedge End and West End.
St Mary’s Stadium, home to Southampton Football Club comes alive on match days. Pubs and restaurants in the area overflow with avid supporters mingling before the game in anticipation and after to discuss it!
With two major cities close by, Southampton and Portsmouth each offering a massive choice of entertainment options, living in Hedge End means there is always something to do.
Property prices in Hedge End
The property market in general across the UK is experiencing a housing boom with the number of houses selling within a week reaching its highest ever level.
Finding a home in Hedge End should not prove too much of an effort because no matter what your taste or budget may be the town has a varied property portfolio.
The average property price in Hedge End (as of December 2021) is £346,409, currently just under the National average.
For those who are searching for their first home, a one-bedroom property can be purchased from £130,000.
The majority of sales in Hedge End during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £453,326.
The highest priced streets contain houses which go for over £743,000.
Some examples include Grange Road and Billington Gardens.
For those looking to buy at the other end of the property spectrum, head to Crusader Road, or Wellstead Way where there are plenty of homes for sale starting from £145,000.
Rental properties have been in huge demand and consequently are in short supply.
You can expect to pay from £724pcm for a one bedroom home up to £1894pcm for a large detached executive property.
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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.