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 Horsforth
Are you looking to relocate to Horsforth? 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 Horsforth 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 Horsforth. 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 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Horsforth
Listed as one of the most desirable postcodes in Yorkshire and one of the most popular Leeds suburbs. Horsforth has managed to seamlessly integrate into modern times while retaining its old-world village charm. Its name is derived from horse and ford and relates to a river crossing somewhere along the shallow stretches of the River Aire which flows south of the town centre.
Until the mid-19th century, Horsforth was an agricultural community. It expanded rapidly as industrialisation in the region boomed. New industries such as soap manufacture, textiles, and tanneries spring up in and around the town. Horsforth was also well-known at this time for its high-quality stone quarries. The hued stone supplied materials for the building of Kirkstall Abbey and Scarborough seafront. It was even exported as far as Egypt!
A visit to Horsforth Village Museum is a must. It has collections and displays illustrating aspects of life during these times, set against the backdrop of the changing role of the village. The town’s position, which is located on the edge of both Leeds and Bradford, makes it one of the most popular commuting suburbs within West Yorkshire.
Public transport is very good. The town has its own railway station on the Harrogate-Leeds line. Plus, Horsforth sits just minutes from Leeds-Bradford Airport. At its centre you will find an abundance of bars, restaurants, and shops, many of which are individual, locally owned businesses.
There is a farmer’s market which is held on the first Saturday of every month. For those looking for something a little more cosmopolitan, Leeds and Harrogate are literally on the doorstep. Horsforth is a fascinating place in which to live. Sitting close to plenty of amazing historical sites along with convenience and community gives the town its own distinct sense of individuality and personality.
Schools & Education
Horsforth is home to numerous well-regarded schools with Leeds City Council taking responsibility for its education provision.
The council website is a fantastic place to find out about local schools and how to apply for a place for your children. www.leeds.gov.uk/schools-and-education
There are a number of state primary schools in the town for young children. Among them are the “outstanding” St Margaret’s C of E Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Horsforth Featherbank Primary School, and Westbrook Lane Primary School.
There is one independent primary available. The Froebelian School is aimed at children aged between 3-11 years. and one of the leading independent preparatory schools in the Leeds district.
The main secondary school is Horsforth School. Following its last Ofsted inspection, it was reported that “it is a good school with the majority of aspects of school life as ‘outstanding’, ‘excellent’ or ‘exemplary’.
Further education is provided by Leeds City College. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 26,000 are enrolled at Leeds City College.
Higher education provision is via Leeds Trinity University. Formerly Leeds Trinity University College is now an independent university following a period as an accredited college of the University of Leeds. The residential campus is located off Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth.
Things to do in Horsforth
Horsforth has much to offer in the way of entertainment and depending on your interests there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The McKenzie-influenced, 18-hole parkland course sits amid mature woodland, natural contours, and strategically placed bunkers, providing a welcome challenge for golfers of all abilities and it’s a great way to meet new friends.
Horsforth Hall Park is a large community park, open 365 days a year for leisurely strolls, bowls, cricket, and live entertainment. It’s also home to a beautiful Japanese Garden.
Close by is the beautiful, historic Kirkstall Abbey. Founded in 1152, it is a ruined Cistercian monastery northwest of Leeds city centre. Set in a public park on the north bank of the River Aire, it is well worth a visit.
Check out the following websites for more ideas on what to do and see in Horsforth visit:
Horsforth has a very specific architectural style, mainly due to the sheer number of buildings created using sandstone sourced from local quarries.
The housing, which ranges from grandiose detached houses and picturesque terraces to modern flats and bungalows, caters to every style and need.
The local housing market is affordable while also offering more expensive properties for those who want to pay a bit more.
According to Zoopla, you can expect to pay an average £528,271 for a detached property.
At the other end of the market, first-time buyers can purchase their own home for under £100,000.
The current average paid for a home in the town stands at £322,115.
You may be looking for a more rural idyll type of lifestyle with plenty of space. There are some characterful residences a little further outside of Horsforth in smaller villages such as Rawdon, Calverley, and Rodley.
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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.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.