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 Irvine
Are you looking to relocate to Irvine? 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 Irvine 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 Irvine. 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 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 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 Irvine
Located 25 miles south of Glasgow, Irvine was made a Royal Burgh in 1372 and is now a busy town with important historical and maritime connections. It is an area bursting with local produce; strawberries, fresh seafood, and the famed Ayrshire ‘tatti’ (a hybrid of a potato cake and a scone). It is an industrial town and port and was once Glasgow’s main port until the development of the Clyde in the 18th-century.
Robert Burns lived in Irvine in 1781 to learn the flax-dressing trade and after whom two streets in the town are named: Burns Street and Burns Crescent.
In 1966 Irvine was the last of five ‘New Towns’ to be designated in Scotland. Although it is seen as an industrial location it has some very beautiful areas within its boundaries. Sitting in an attractive position which overlooks Irvine Bay on the Firth of Clyde.
The A78 from Irvine to Kilmarnock gives easy access to the recently refurbished A77, M77 motorway link and all main arterial routes. This provides easy access for commuters with links also leading in a Southerly direction towards Ayr, Girvan, the Ayrshire coast, and in a Northerly direction toward Glasgow.
Much economic regeneration has taken place in the town over the past few years with several major development projects including the redevelopment of Irvine Harbour, creating a residential area with the atmosphere of a Scottish village.
Irvine Bay has long sweeping sandy beaches, woodland walks, and beautiful countryside views. Plus, the town forms part of the National Cycle Network. The nearby Eglintgon Country Park boasts miles upon miles of paths and bridleways, perfect for pleasant walks, horse rides or cycles. So, residents have access to lots of outdoor activities all year round.
The busy town centre is home to a good range of shops both chain stores and independents. Whilst the modern Rivergate Shopping Centre, the largest in Ayrshire has even more choice plus lots of places to eat, drink and relax.
Irvine has managed to successfully evolve into a town which enjoys a vibrant community spirit and provides for those who live here both a link to its historical past whilst looking forward to the future.
Schools & Education
Moving to a new location means that there are numerous considerations including finding suitable schools. Even more so if you are moving from England to Irvine.
You need to do some thorough research. As a rule, children in Scotland attend the school nearest to home. As the catchment area determines which school your child is entitled to attend you need to choose carefully.
Here are a few web sites you may find helpful:
Scotland has a long history of universal public education and like Ofsted, standards are assessed by Education Scotland, the Scottish Governments education watchdog.
Irvine has several good primaries and secondary schools to choose from with 11 state primaries within two miles of the town. Children filter into three secondaries (or High Schools), Greenwood Academy, Irvine Royal Academy and Kilwinning Academy.
Further Education is available at several good colleges. Ayr College has several campuses and provides a full range of courses including HND, HNC, Full Time and Part Time as well as evening courses.
Things to do in Irvine
A generous amount of open amenity space and lots of open countryside close by make Irvine the perfect place to enjoy time outside.
Eglinton Country Park is in the grounds of the old Eglinton Castle estate. The location gives you the space and freedom to enjoy a wide range of pursuits – tranquil country walks, play and picnic areas, cycling, horse riding, fishing on the Lochside or simply watching the wildlife world go by.
Scotland has for many centuries been a seafaring nation. Nowhere is this heritage more apparent than at the Scottish Maritime Museum. Scattered along the south shore of the River Irvine are the various parts of the museum.
It is based in the vast brick-built steel-framed Linthouse Engine Shop. This houses the museum reception and shop, together with a range of indoor exhibits: plus, large numbers of the engines from which it gets its name.
Irvine has several quality links golf courses, perfect for a couple of invigorating rounds. Dundonald Links, Gailes, Western Gailes, and Irvine Bogside are just a few of the courses in the area you can visit.
In the picturesque setting of Irvine Harbour, the Harbour Arts Centre provides a vibrant programme of activities throughout the year: live music, comedy, theatre, and exhibitions.
Dundonald Castle is situated on a hill overlooking the village of Dundonald, between Kilmarnock and Troon in South Ayrshire. Dundonald Castle is a fortified tower house built for Robert II on his accession to the throne of Scotland in 1371 and it was used as a royal residence by Robert II and his son Robert III and an interesting place to wander.
Visit the following web sites for more ideas about how you can fill your spare time when you live in Irvine:
From newbuild to rustic rural or coastal, Irvine certainly offers buyers a whole lot of choice and some fantastic value for money with an average price for a home being just £134,000.
Waterside apartments and town houses can be found at the much-admired Moorings Development near the harbour side. These can be bought from £105,000 for a one bedroom flat.
New homes are currently under construction by Persimmon Homes. The development is called Annick Grange and offers a range of two, three, four- and five-bedroom properties starting from £220,000.
If period charm is what you prefer, explore Bank Street or Perceton Estate however, homes on these streets are more expensive, you can expect to pay from £360,000.
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