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 Stourbridge? 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 Stourbridge 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 Stourbridge. 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.
Top Tips When Moving To Or From
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
6 Check their Sustainability Program
7 Check they offer video surveys
Why Move to Stourbridge?
Situated on the River Stour, which gave the town its name (Stourbridge refers to an ancient bridge built over the River Stour in 950 AD), Stourbridge is a market town in the West Midlands.
For centuries glass has been manufactured in the Stourbridge area, reputedly started in the 17th century by French glassmakers from the Lorraine region. They were attracted to the area by the rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces, making it the perfect location for the industry. Stourbridge’s own football club are nicknamed The Glassboys.
Being on the edge of the glorious Black Country and within striking distance of Birmingham, the second biggest city in the UK, makes the town a popular one for relocation.
But it’s not just the town itself, which is a sought-after location, many of its close neighbours such as the villages of Hagley, Kinver and Brierley Hill are also well regarded.
Stourbridge has two railway stations, the main one being Stourbridge Junction. From here, it is around 30 minutes to Birmingham and between two and 2.5 hours to London.
It also has all round travel connections by road too. The main A458 offers quick access to the M5, which runs north and south through major towns and cities. The whole area is a mixture of wealthy suburbs, deprived areas, high tech, and traditional industries. There is also plenty of greenery around, including the wonderful Mary Stevens Park.
Not just a nice place to live, Stourbridge offers value for money property too, calling it home means you have access to a more affordable housing market when compared to Birmingham, with the average price paid for a home in the town standing at £297,741.
Stourbridge Schools & Education
Education standards for the town are good and depending upon where you live there are plenty of schools to suit all educational needs; primary, secondary, private schools and schools which provide special education for children with learning difficulties.
From the over twenty primary schools in the Stourbridge area, several are outstanding says Ofsted, these include Greenfield Primary, Old Swinford CofE and Pedmore CofE primaries.
Older students filter into one of the areas secondaries, Hagley Catholic High School and Redhill School are the two closest high schools and each has been rated as being “good” by Ofsted.
Of the several independents serving the town, Old Swinford Hospital has around 60% of pupils as ‘boarders’ and is rated as an ‘Outstanding’ school, as is Haybridge High School.
Further education is provided for by the only college in Stourbridge, King Edward VI College. Founded in 1552 it has an overall pass rate of 99.5% and an A* – C pass rate of 82.9%, the colleges impressive results are well above national averages.
Things to do in Stourbridge
There will be no problems filling your down time when you live in Stourbridge.
The town and its surrounding countryside have all sorts of interesting activities to enjoy.
From the Stourbridge Canal which offers great walks or bike rides, to its lovely countryside nearby, with villages such as Kinver, Churchill, Belbroughton and Clent just a few minutes’ drive away.
The local leisure centre The Crystal, boasts two swimming pools, water slides and a wave machine, a well-equipped gym, and a cafe.
There is a good selection of shops in the town centre along with a number of popular cafes, coffee houses sandwich parlours and restaurants so you can eat out no matter what your budget.
Stourbridge is also located less than fifteen miles from the delights of Birmingham. This large city showcases some of the best shopping and entertainment in the region including “The Bullring” the place to be for the latest in high street fashion and much more.
Here are a few more attractions you may want to explore:
Black Country Living Museum – www.bclm.co.uk
Ruskin Glass Centre – http://ruskinglasscentre.co.uk
Stambermill Viaduct – https://www.gracesguide.co.uk
Mary Stevens Park – https://www.dudley.gov.uk
Whist some parts of the town are quite industrialised, Stourbridge also offers its residents some very pretty suburbs as well.
Many of the nicest and most expensive homes are located in the extensive “old quarter”. Mostly Victorian, these homes are large and generally have sizeable gardens and are conveniently close to amenities.
Other favoured areas of Stourbridge tend to be to the South and West of the town centre, Norton and Old Swinford, towards Hagley and villages such as Churchill, Clent, Kinver and Belbroughton.
There are 141 houses for sale currently and these range in price from £69,000 for a one bed flat up to £1,250,000 for a large six-bedroom luxury home.
Over the last 5 years, property values in the town have seen an above average increase of almost 13% making a house purchase in the area a good investment.
Popular Places to Live Near Stourbridge
- Brierly Hill
- West Bromwich
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.