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 Orpington
Are you looking to relocate to Orpington? 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 Orpington 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 Orpington. 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.
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 are 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.
Why Move to Orpington?
There are a number of great reasons why you should consider relocating to Orpington.
Before the railway came to town, Orpington was once known for agriculture. Mostly laid out to farmland it produced mainly fruit and hops. But there has been evidence of a settlement in the area since the Stone Age.
Identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London, Orpington forms part of the popular London Borough of Bromley, it has earned itself a very positive reputation in recent times.
Offering fast transport links into the Capital by rail within 23 minutes, the town also has the alternative of being close to the idyllic scenery that Kent (the Garden of England) provides.
Getting around by car is mostly speedy, via a network of roads whilst the M25 ring-road around London passes Orpington to the South of the town, although it does get congested at times.
The £10 million regeneration of Orpington High Street has totally transformed the area making shopping and recreational activities an absolute pleasure.
The additional benefit to these huge changes is clear. Employment is soaring and the whole local economy has received a much-needed boost particularly in the retail and leisure sectors.
You will find lots to do and see in the town and Orpington has a good assortment of great restaurants, pubs, and bars, but with London just 15 minutes away by train, entertainment is limitless.
If taking advantage of the lovely green spaces outdoors is more to your liking again, there are plenty of them. Plus, there is the opportunity of joining one of the local sports clubs, golf club or the Bromley Cricket Club.
The town centre is surrounded by some highly desirable villages, including Chelsfield, Knockholt, Farnborough, Keston and Pratts Bottom lovely rural areas.
The town certainly has plenty going on and its amenities are hard to beat. Add to this great schools and green spaces and you can see why Orpington is such a desirable location and a particular winner with families.
Orpington Schools & Education
Before relocating to a new town, many parents nowadays take into consideration how well local schools perform. Homes situated within the catchment areas of good Ofsted rated schools are always in demand.
Orpington is well served, and the town contains a full range of primary and secondary schools which fall under the Bromley Local Education Authority.
The vast majority of schools at all levels have managed at least a “good” rating from Ofsted with Crofton Infant School and Crofton Junior School both having been awarded the enviable “outstanding” accolade.
“Outstanding” state secondaries include Newstead Wood School and St. Olave’s Grammar School which both select students on the basis of their performance in a highly competitive entrance examination.
The largest further education college in the area is Bromley College of Further & Higher Education. It is a partner college of six of the twelve schools of the University of Greenwich.
A well-regarded college, it has sites across Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Orpington and offers courses for students aged 16 upwards including adult education.
Things to do in Orpington
There are plenty of fun things to do in Orpington so when you have time to relax and explore your new location here some ideas which may interest you:
Nugent Shopping Park – https://www.nugentshoppingpark.com
Priory Gardens – https://www.parksandgardens.org
Crofton Roman Villa – https://karu.org.uk
The Walnuts Leisure Centre – https://www.mytimeactive.co.uk
Odeon ISENSE complex – https://www.odeon.co.uk
Petts Wood & Hawkwood – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
Buyers new to the area will be surprised at the diversity of homes on the market. All tastes are catered for.
Popular with families are the older homes built between 1930-1960. They come with large rooms and sizeable back gardens.
If a contemporary apartment is more your style, Orpington has plenty of these too, however they sell at a premium for between £270,000 and £300,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Although the average cost of a home in the town currently stands at £547,279, expensive by anyone’s standards, not all properties are priced quite as high.
Located a little to the south of the town in Brantwood Way you can still buy a one-bedroom flat from £130,000.
Cheaper three-bedroom terraced properties can be found in Petersham Gardens, within walking distance to St. Mary Cray Station perfect for commuting, at a cost of £340,000.
If you have moved out of London and have a large budget, you will find a large number of homes for sale over the £1,000,000 mark. Many are in rural locations but close to the local motorway network.
Stats as per Zoopla – February 2021
Popular Places to Live near Orpington
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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.