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 Pontefract
Are you looking to relocate to Pontefract? 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 Pontefract 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 Pontefract. 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 Pontefract
Pontefract has been a market town since the Middle Ages, a tradition which continues to this day. Located in the attractive area of West Riding, in the county of Yorkshire it is home to a population of approximately 28,250 people. It is famous for a number of reasons, its castle, confectionary industry, coal mining and horse racing. The town of Pontefract is very well connected to all main Yorkshire motorways with the A1 to the East, M1 to the West and M62 in the North.
Just 15 miles from Leeds, Bradford 24 miles and a little further to York and Harrogate, it is well placed for commuting. Plus, it takes just two hours to get to London, perfect for a weekend getaway.
Living in this historic town is extremely affordable, the cost of living and house prices are lower than many other places in the region. The current average cost to purchase a home is £173,350, well below the national UK average.
Pontefract has been rising from the ashes of the coal industry, and there is a broad selection of jobs available largely centred around the tourist industry, as well as opportunities across a number of other industries, including operations and logistics.
Though the town has gone through major changes in the past few years, the marketplace still forms the heart of this old town with Pontefract market being Wakefield District’s largest.
The busy pedestrianised town centre benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques drawing locals from all over the region to shop and socialise.
Residents are fortunate to have a busy calendar of lively cultural events held throughout the year. Central to the traditions of Pontefract is liquorice, which used to be grown in the deep sandy soil and although liquorice is no longer grown here, visitors can still participate in the annual Liquorice Festival and sample one of Pontefract’s famous exports – Pontefract Cakes!
With more and more people being able to work from home these days moving to a community led safe location such as Pontefract makes perfect sense.
Schools & Education
As education is incredibly important it is good to know that Pontefract has a great choice of schools which operate to high standards.
For young families, the town provides a choice of primaries which Ofsted has graded as “good” with one particularly high achieving school St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, having been awarded the coveted “outstanding” rating.
Secondaries of note include the “outstanding” Castleford Academy and Oakfield Park School, Ackworth both are state run schools.
For private education provision, Ackworth School is a co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 2 to 18 years. Located in the village of High Ackworth, near Pontefract, it is one of eight Quaker Schools in England.
Pontefract New College provides higher education in the town and was founded in 1987. It has a range of A-Level and BTEC courses amongst others in areas such as Sport, IT, Business along with more traditional subjects.
Things to do in Pontefract
Many exciting and interesting activities wait for those relocating to the area of Pontefract. No matter what your age or what you enjoy doing, there is something for everyone.
Pontefract’s history can be uncovered at Pontefract Museum. Discover the history of Pontefract told with fascinating objects housed in a beautiful art nouveau building.
The Pontefract Liquorice festival is an annual event which takes place every year and celebrates its confectionary heritage. There are various children’s workshops including liquorice jewellery and puppet making amongst others.
Pontefract Racecourse is the home of the longest continuous and operational racetrack in the United Kingdom. At just under 2 miles and 1 furlong, the circuit is the courses signature feature. The racetrack also hosts a series of annual theme days, including Irish Night, Singles Night, Ladies Day, Red Shirt Night, and several Family Days.
Pontefract Park has a large and enclosed playground full of exciting activities for the children, a lake for boating and fishing and wide-open spaces to relax in.
True to its tradition as an ancient market town, Pontefract has the largest street market in the Wakefield district. A well-attended affair with plenty of stalls selling lots of local produce as well as all manner of bric a brac, flowers and clothing. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays, it is the best place in town to grab a bargain.
Pontefract Castle is free to enter and there are guided tours of the ruins and famous dungeons, where prisoners carved their names into the stone walls.
For an even greater choice of leisure activities, visit the following county web sites:
Access to well-priced property attracts all sorts of buyers and investors to Pontefract.
Commuters choose to reside in the town over Leeds for example where the average cost to buy a home in some cases is as much as £45,000 more expensive.
In terms of property types, flats in Pontefract sold for an average of £105,753 and terraced houses for £116,282. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.
Some of Pontefract’s most desirable areas include Tanshelf, Chequerfield, Carleton, Larks Hill and Nevison. Whilst homes situated close to the Monkhill train station are always in demand.
Unless you are familiar with the town and all its neighbourhoods, renting for a while is a sensible plan.
Like the town’s property prices, renting is also fairly cheap. You can expect to pay an average of £676pcm. One-bedroom flats rent from £398pcm and larger three-bedroom homes £664pcm.
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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.