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 Reading
Are you looking to relocate to Reading? 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 Reading 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 Reading. 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 Reading
With roots stretching back over 1000 years, the historic university and minster town of Reading is located in the county of Berkshire. It sits in the Thames Valley where the River Thames and River Kennet converge.
Following its humble beginnings as a trading and religious centre during the medieval period, Reading has now become one of the most important and prosperous towns in the Thames Valley, boasting one of Europe’s strongest economies.
Living in Reading has so many plusses but top of the list is the fantastic transport links by road, rail and air. Only 38 miles from London with a train service to Paddington that takes just half an hour, it is one of Britain’s leading hi-tech hubs thanks, in part, to its unique location.
The M4 means it is within easy reach of Heathrow, perfect for globe-trotting international business people. The new £900 million railway station is the jewel in Readings transport crown.
Being home to 13 of the world’s top global brands as well as being a leader in innovation means Readings workforce is highly skilled. There is an abundance of employment opportunities available in the town. The popular job finding website “Monster” has 3046 vacancies available currently.
Despite Reading still having town status, living and working here means that locals have all the ingredients that modern city living offers. The town is enough away from London to avoid the stressful aspects of the rat race, the cherry on the top is that property prices are much more affordable than London.
Schools & Education
Many of the schools in Reading are among the top 100 in the UK, reporting higher than average results following their annual A level results.
There are six state secondary schools and 38 state primary schools within the borough, together with a number of private and independent schools and nurseries.
Reading School, Kendrick School and the independent Abbey School have been voted as the best schools in the region by SchoolGuide.co.uk.
Reading College has provided further education in Reading since 1955. The college has 6,000 local learners on over 900 further education courses. It plays a vital part in meeting the learning and training needs of local people and local businesses.
Home to a top higher education provider, the University of Reading is spread across four major campuses. Established in 1892, the university is is an affiliate of the highly prestigious Oxford University.
The University of West London maintains a presence in the town for its higher education students, principally in nursing, but has now divested itself from its previous ownership of Reading College.
Things to do in Reading
Reading is at the heart of the Great West Way national trail. It’s a great base from which to explore the region, with lots to do by both day and night in the town itself.
Reading has the advantage of two rivers, the Thames and the Kennet, which meet in the town, offering residents some stunning riverside and canal-side walks to enjoy at any time of the year.
Reading Museum is housed in the fine Victorian gothic town hall and the associated Riverside Museum is at Blake’s Lock. There are also two museums at Reading University, the Museum of English Rural Life and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology.
Reading Abbey is Located at the heart of Reading’s Abbey Quarter. Historically Reading Abbey was one of Europe’s largest and wealthiest medieval buildings and is the burial place of Henry I. It is a lovely place to spend an hour or two soaking in some history and local culture.
Caversham Court Gardens is situated adjacent to a lovely stretch of the River Thames. A gorgeous public garden and mansion located in the Caversham, it is worth the visit. The tranquil site that lies within the St Peter’s conservation area, offers a reclusive and charming outdoor retreat just a short drive away from the centre of Reading.
There is so much more to do and see in Reading. Visit the following sites for more ideas:
Reading is in the running when it comes to affordable property. Together with a buoyant housing market, excellent job prospects and great travel connections more and more people are looking towards Reading as a potential relocation destination.
There are lots of options available depending on your personal circumstances. First time buyers are spoilt for choice. As well as some older style homes, there are plenty of assisted purchase new build opportunities for those trying to get a foot on the property ladder.
Families will love the large airy Victorian homes dotted around the town, many of these are located within the catchment areas of Ofsted rated outstanding schools.
The average price for property in Reading stood at £428,591 in January 2020. This is a fall of 0.64% in the last three months (since October 2019) and fall of 0.65% of the past year.
In terms of property types, flats in Reading sold for an average of £249,114 and terraced houses for £315,225.
Highly regarded locations include; Twyford, Peppard, Spencers Wood and Pangbourne.
Statistics as per Zoopla – January 2020
Popular Places to Live near Reading
- Henley on Thames
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.