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 Maidstone
Are you looking to relocate to Maidstone? 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone. 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 Maidstone?
Maidstone is the county town of Kent, known as the Garden of England due to 85% of the land area being classed as greenspace.
The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. It was once a very important trade link in days gone by, transporting much of Kent’s agricultural produce across the rest of the country.
Sitting in a desirable location, Maidstone is known for its rich English heritage which can be seen in its stunning architecture and serene landscape.
The town has managed to incorporate modern forms of entertainment whilst embracing its historical past, creating a fantastic blend of both traditional and contemporary cultures. Its history as a popular commuting town mean London is very easy commute, either by car or train!
Maidstone has been rated, more than once, as one of the best places to live in the UK. As well as the River Medway, residents can enjoy the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is easily accessible from the town. These open spaces offer an enviable semi-rural Kentish lifestyle.
Not just a pretty place to live, Maidstone is also a very forward-thinking town. The Borough Council recently issued a statement affirming that it plans to invest “£1million of capital expenditure on Climate Change and Biodiversity in the coming year”. The aim is to create zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Maidstone is leading the way, showing other towns up and down the UK that everyone must contribute to this extremely important issue.
With all the handy amenities necessary to serve a lively population, set in a scenic location, with a range of historically important sites to discover and very convenient connectivity to most parts of the country, this forward-thinking town is great place to put down roots.
Maidstone Schools & Education
As you would expect from a large town, there is a great choice of schools across the region. 23 primary schools feed into 15 secondary schools, with two special schools also in the area.
Three stand outs, Roseacre, Oakwood Park Grammar and Maidstone Grammar School were all given ‘outstanding’ ratings at their last Ofsted inspections.
Higher education provisions in the area are provided by Oakwood Park a regional campus of the University for the Creative Arts (formerly Kent Institute of Art & Design).
The Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin, fashion designer Karen Millen and television personality and artist Tony Hart all studied here.
Many students choose to travel into London where the choice of universities is massive and covers all subjects across the spectrum.
Travel Connections For Maidstone
Connections in Maidstone are excellent. There are trains twice hourly from Maidstone East station to London St Pancras and London Victoria.
Trains also run to Ashford (twice hourly, taking 30 minutes). The M20 runs to the north of the town and will get you to Ashford in 30 minutes, Folkestone in 40 minutes and M25 in 30 minutes.
The nearest airport is London Southend Airport, which is a drive of approximately 21 miles.
Things to do in Maidstone
Maidstone is a major English tourist attraction, oozing both historical and contemporary cultures which can be seen reflected in its wide array of cultural centres.
There are pockets of Maidstone that hark back to the UK’s charming past; you’ll walk on cobbled streets and see the lovely historic buildings that line them.
Shopping is what many people visit the town for. Its two flagship shopping centres Fremlin Walk boasting over 50 popular high-street shops, and The Mall, a covered shopping centre perfect for a rainy day.
Maidstone’s thriving high street itself has a mix of boutique independents and well-known retailers. With regular farmers’ markets, all these options combine to provide retail heaven for shoppers.
Other places of note to visit are include the Maidstone Museum. Housing an extensive collection of watercolour and oil paintings donated by Samuel and George Bentlif. The popular Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regimental Museum is also located within the main building.
Maidstone Leisure Centre offers the perfect family fun day out as well as a sports & fitness centre. The centre has undergone a major refurbishment and is now one of the best leisure attractions in Kent.
Millennium River Park is almost 7 miles long and runs along the banks of the River Medway from Teston Country Park to The Malta Inn and the Kent Life museum in Allington. It is a beautiful location and certainly worth a visit.
Moat Park offers an abundance of children’s play areas, a BMX track, a skate park, model railway and sports facilities all on the 180 hectares of public space.
Spoilt for choice, Maidstone offers a diverse range of properties. High end or fist time buyer homes and apartments starting from a little over £70,000, popular with both homeowners and investors.
Furthermore, prices are considerably lower than London, almost half in fact! It is easy to see why Maidstone is becoming even more popular with commuters.
There are many Victorian terraced houses dotted throughout the town centre, these are complimented by numerous new developments having been built over the last 15 years.
If you want a river view, check out the modern apartments on Clifford Way. They have balconies that overlook the Medway – but command high prices as a result.
Moving further out of the town centre there are many substantial rural and village dwellings a large number boast stunning countryside settings and views and often achieving prices in excess of £1,000,000.
According to Zoopla, there are currently 614 properties for sale and the average price for a home in the town stands at £351,158 a rise of almost 2% over the last year.
For those who wish to rent, properties are in high demand and rental properties are never left empty for too long.
You can expect to pay an average of £1007 per month, however, one bed properties start at £605 per month.
Stats provided by Zoopla February 2020.
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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.