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.
Are you looking to relocate to Scunthorpe? 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 Scunthorpe 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 Scunthorpe. 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.
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 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Top Tips When Moving To Or From Scunthorpe
1 Plan as early as possible and contact a removals company
2 Use a BAR registered removals company
3 Select a removals company that has storage capabilities
4 Check what insurance is required
5 Use a removals company with multiple vehicles
Why Move to Scunthorpe?
A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe is the United Kingdom’s largest steel processing centre. Scunthorpe has a long and varied history; it was named in the Doomsday book of 1086.
Evidence discovered by archaeologists shows the area has been settled since the early Bronze Age and much later by the Romans.
To this day, the mainstay of its economy comes from steel processing and its related industries have been at the forefront of iron and steel production since the mid-1800s.
Even though steel is still important, Scunthorpe’s 62,000 residents now enjoy access to a more varied job market namely manufacturing, business and retail jobs.
Some people choose to commute to other towns and cities in the region such as Lincoln, Doncaster, Sheffield, and Leeds.
The cost of living in Scunthorpe is comparatively low and its property prices follow suit. Homes are approximately £20,000 – £50,000 cheaper when compared to the larger town of Doncaster and Lincoln.
Although the area is industrialised in parts, much of the surrounding region is covered in farmland and open space which means that locals have ample opportunity to enjoy nature.
It is also known as the “Industrial Garden Town” because it has more parks, gardens, and woodland areas per capita than most other towns in England.
The river Trent is just a mile from the town centre and has plenty of pathways and water-based activities to enjoy. The busy town has two shopping centres – The Foundry Shopping Centre and the Parishes Shopping Centre In addition, it also has a much-improved indoor Market.
Having a good assortment of supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Asda mean you do not have to travel far for your daily necessities.
As Scunthorpe Council continues to invest in the town having spent over £60 million so far on improvements and local projects, it is slowly but surely working towards a brighter, more exciting, and welcoming location in which to live and work.
Scunthorpe Schools & Education
The area supports plenty of education options and both state and private education is available as well as a small selection of special schools.
With around a dozen primary schools, Scunthorpe enjoys a good reputation for quality younger years of education.
Most schools have found to be “good” says Ofsted with two reaching the highest rating of “outstanding”; Bushfield Road Infant School and Bottesford Infants.
Primaries feed into around six secondaries all of which have been awarded a rating of “good” from Ofsted.
The “outstanding” St Hugh’s is a special school for students between the ages of 11 and 19 years. Specialises in children with a range of learning difficulties, including moderate and severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, profound and complex needs.
For 16-18-year-old students, the closest college is John Leggott College, a mainstream Sixth Form College. It enjoys an excellent reputation and boasts an impressive exam pass rate of 99%.
Things to do in Scunthorpe
You will not be short on ways to keep yourself and your family entertained if you live in Scunthorpe.
There are all sorts of noteworthy attractions to investigate as well as having access to the wider county of Lincolnshire.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
North Lincolnshire Museum – Located in Scunthorpe, it is packed full of exhibits from rocks and fossils when dinosaurs roamed, to treasures from the Stone Age and Medieval period, as well as plenty of information about the early history of the town.
Steam Rail Tours – A restored steam locomotive will take you on a tour around one of Europe’s leading steel-producing centres. Expert guides will teach you all about iron and steel making in Scunthorpe and glimpse red-hot steel being rolled in the mills.
Covering over 15 miles of rail track it is a unique look behind the scenes of this fascinating process.
Normanby Hall Country Park – A real family favourite, set in an impressive 3,000 acres, with its fascinating Farm Museum that details Lincolnshire’s rural heritage, its Victorian Walled Garden Nature Trails, Woodland, Deer Park, and miniature railway makes for a fun-packed day out.
The Ashby Ville Nature Reserve – Walkers can enjoy pleasant walks, glimpse many wild birds and younger visitors may even like to paddle on the sandy stretches of the park’s waterside areas.
The housing market is a remarkably busy one in Scunthorpe.
Homes are spread over expansive suburbs, although a great many properties are semi-detached and detached dwellings. There is a good assortment of ex-council homes at fantastic prices to retirement apartments and new builds.
Some of the cheapest properties are small, terraced ex steel worker homes located close to the city centre and sell for around £55,000, perfect as a first-time buyer opportunity.
Family-sized properties are among some of the most abundant on the market currently with three bedroomed dwellings making up almost two-thirds of the stock.
Three bedroomed homes start from as little as £58,000 and rise to £285,000.
With the average cost to purchase a home standing at £164,658 and an overall rise in values of 1.26% during the past 12 months, not only is it a good time to buy a home in the town, but it is also fantastic value for money.
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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.