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 Shipley
Are you looking to relocate to Shipley? 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 Shipley 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 Shipley. 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.
Why Move to Shipley
The relatively small historic market town of Shipley has a population of approximately 29,000 it constitutes an urban district of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire.Whilst Shipley is connected to Bradford it has retained its individuality and has some special attractions that help create that identity.
Historically shaped by the textile industry, Shipley had reputation for providing prime sheep grazing land, so wool was plentiful. The local River Aire was a ready source of water for powering the water mills and cleaning processes needed to manufacture the wool. Nearby the Leeds and Liverpool Canal enabled transportation of these textiles all over the region.
These days Shipley like so many towns in the area is full of residents who commute to Bradford and Leeds. Shipley train station makes the 15-minute journey a really convenient one. Access by local roads is good but traffic gets congested at times. Nearby, Bradford City, Halifax, Wakefield and Keighley are all accessible by road and rail.
Being close to Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park creates a wealth of outdoor pursuits. Plenty of walks and adventures can be found within a 30-minute drive of Shipley.
The compact shopping area provides residents with most day-to-day supplies but being so close to Leeds means you do not have to travel far for a larger selection. The indoor and outdoor markets complement what the shops offer and sell all sorts of produce, clothing, and other nick naks.
Whilst the town retains and is proud of its historical aspects, alongside this is also has a more contemporary side. Many of the latest projects aimed at updating and modernising the area has led to something of a café culture feel about Shipley.
Shipley is part of the wider area of Bradford a City which enjoys a vibrant economy, worth almost £10 million per annum, jobs in Bradford are available across all sectors of the job market. Leeds is also a hugely beneficial place to search for work in the area. Claimed by Leeds Council to be the fastest growing city in the UK, Leeds certainly ticks a number of boxes for those thinking of relocating to the area.
If you are searching for a home which sits in a small, but community led location, close to places which offer plenty of outdoorsy attractions and the additional perk of great employment opportunities, Shipley is definitely worth further scrutiny.
Schools & Education
Even though the cost of a home is a very important factor when relocating, equally important nowadays is the quality of nearby schools.
In spite of the fact that Shipley is not a large town, it still has a selection of very good schools. Its local primaries are for the most part rated as “good” by Ofsted. Idle C of E Primary School and Fagley Primary School were ranked the highest and received a rating of “outstanding”.
Well regarded secondaries include Immanuel College and Oasis Academy Lister Park with both having achieved excellent results following their most recent inspections.
Bradford College offers a combination of further and higher educational courses and is an Associate College of Leeds Metropolitan University, the UK’s largest provider of higher-education courses outside the university sector, with around 23,000 students in attendance.
4 miles from Shipley, Bradford University covers a wide range of subjects including technology and management science, optometry, pharmacy, medical sciences, nursing studies, archaeology, and modern languages.
Leeds University is located 10 miles from the town. The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. Renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research.
Things to do in Shipley
When you live in Shipley there is so much to do and see in the district you are spoilt for choice.
Some of the area’s highlights are listed below:
Saltaire Model Village – https://saltairevillage.info
Salts Mill Museum – www.saltsmill.org.uk
Arndale Shopping Centre – www.bradfordonline.co.uk
Shipley Glen Tramway – https://www.shipleyglentramway.co.uk
Northcliffe Golf Club – https://www.northcliffegc.org.uk
Shipley Leisure Centre – www.bradford.gov.uk
Nidderdale AONB – www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk
Baildon Moor Walking Trail – www.alltrails.com
The fantastic thing about Shipley is that when you have exhausted all its local attractions, a short car or train journey away you can be in Bradford and Leeds in no time, where you will find even more wonderful things to do and see to fill your precious spare time.
Everyone has different ideals when it comes to buying a new home. Naturally, your budget will have a big impact on what you can actually afford.
For affordability Shipley property is hard to beat. With an overall average price of £163,434 over the last year, owing your own home is well within most people’s reach.
Rightmove are advertising 151 homes for sale in the town (December 2020) and the majority of sales are the popular semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £163,790. Terraced properties are also widely available and sell for an average of £157,313, with flats fetching £92,878.
If you are planning to move to a home in a different area from the one you are already in, you also need to consider the area itself in addition to the property. You could end up in the perfect property but in a totally unsuitable area.
Some of the most desirable areas in the town sit close to its centre. Salts Mill Road has a number of one-bedroom modern mill conversions which sell from £114,950 for a one-bedroom property. These apartments sit close to Shipley and Saltaire train Stations so commuting to other large towns is easy.
Families with children will want a home in a quieter location further out from the centre of Shipley. Situated close to a wide range of amenities and excellent local schools’ homes on Willow Crescent are particularly popular with families.
Popular Places to Live near the Shipley
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.