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 Hemel Hempstead
Are you looking to relocate to Hemel Hempstead? 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead. 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 Hemel Hempstead?
Classed as a new town in Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead is part of the Greater London Urban Area.
The town has a surprising earlier history. Roman remains and artefacts have been found across the district and in 1086, the then named Hamelamestede was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
By 1539 the small settlement was upgraded, and King Henry VIII awarded the town a royal charter thus giving it permission to hold a market. Hemel has been expanding ever since.
Although Hemel Hempstead’s citizens, which now number around 100,000, live in a very different place the market continues to be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8am and 4pm.
The two very distinct centres of the town are being united and enhanced thanks to an exciting £30m regeneration plan. The subtle updates have meant the conservation area’s character has been preserved while attracting new businesses, such as shops and cafés.
The council is currently working on other enhancements, further stimulating interest and its economy.
Many locals choose to travel into the capital to work; London is 24 miles away, accessed by road via the M1 and M25. By rail, the West Coast Main Line offers frequent services between London Euston and the Midlands as well as Watford, Kensington, Milton Keynes, and Northampton.
Heathrow airport is just a short journey of 35 minutes by train or 24 miles and 30 minutes by car.
There are some very pretty natural areas to explore. Gadebridge Park is the largest green space nearest to the town whilst the Grand Union Canal, a popular route for narrowboat pleasure craft cuts through Hemel Hempstead.
The old High Street has plenty of antique shops and a range of other businesses. The Marlowes Shopping Centre is in the heart of the town and is complemented by national stores at the new Riverside development.
When it comes to property, Hemel Hempstead is more affordable than its neighbours St Albans and Kings Langley.
However, being situated in the Greater London Urban Area does mean that homes do cost more than the UK average. The average property is currently £414,238 compared to London’s average price paid of £707,466.
With so much variety for property seekers coupled with a nice neighbourly feel, good shops and schools and a range of outdoor amenities everything you need is here.
Hemel Hempstead Schools & Education
The town has always provided a good selection of schools. Following its rapid expansion and being one of the first wave of new towns in 1947, a large number of schools were built to deal with the influx of families.
Many schools have now been amalgamated and Hemel now offers primary education at seven schools, all of which have been judged as “good” by Ofsted.
For secondary school age school children, good choices include John F Kennedy Catholic and the Hemel Hempstead School both “good” says Ofsted.
Westbrook Hay Prep School and Lockers Park School are the closest two private institutions.
For further education students travel to nearby West Herts College. The college offers a range of career focused full-time courses, apprenticeships, Degrees and HNDs. Plus, support with English and maths and work placements to help students succeed at work or at university.
Things to do in Hemel Hempstead
Hemel offers plenty of social activities and lots of space in which to enjoy them.
In 1798 the construction of the Grand Junction Canal reached Hemel Hempstead. Now part of the Grand Union Canal, maintained by the Canal & River Trust not only is it a well-liked place for locals but people from far and wide take their holidays on its well-kept waterways.
One of the best loved landmarks (especially for children) is the 24-jet fountain. Located in the centre of New Town Square, it changes from producing mere bubbles to two-metre-high spouts. The water forms patterns synchronised to lights and music.
Gadebridge Park sits on the northern edges of Hemel Hempstead. Divided into two main areas, separated by the Leighton Buzzard Road, it covers a total area of about 32 hectares. You will find lots to do here. Cycling, an outdoor fitness area, a play area for smaller children and a skate park.
Little Hay Golf Complex features an 18-hole golf course, pitch and putt and a driving range. Its Par3 Suite bar and restaurant look out over the beautiful grounds of the Little Hay countryside, just the spot to stop and enjoy lunch.
Jarmans Park retail and leisure complex includes a cinema and sports facilities. The town has an antiques market on Wednesdays and a general market from Thursday to Saturday.
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Hemel Hempstead Property
Properties within the commuter belt, such as Hemel Hempstead, are becoming more and more popular as London prices advance ever upward.
The area is not only financially viable, but its excellent transport links also means that there is very little inconvenience when commuting.
Although the district has a large selection of terraced dwellings which make up the majority of sales, there is also a nice choice of other types of home too.
You can find the remnants of the old town, with historic properties on the High Street and homes in Boxmoor, Leverstock Green, Felden and Gadebridge tend to be the most expensive.
You can pay on average £225,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, £351,000 for a terraced home, £441,000 for a semi and £733,000 for a detached property.
Rental homes start from £648 up to £829 pcm for a one/two-bedroom flat. Your typical two-bedroom rental will cost around £1177pcm whilst spacious executive type homes can fetch anything up to £1729pcm.
Statistics as per Zoopla August 2021
Popular Places to Live near Hemel Hempstead
- St Albans
- Bourne End
- Kings Langley
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.