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 Sunderland
Are you looking to relocate to Sunderland? 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland. 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 Sunderland?
Situated just over halfway up the UK on the north east side, the City of Sunderland is home to approximately 185,000 people. Blessed with a beautiful coastline, the city sits on the south side of the river Weir.
The people of the north east have a great reputation for being friendly, this certainly the case in Sunderland. When it comes to football, the locals are fiercely protective of their local team Sunderland, who their home games at the 49,000-capacity all-seater Stadium of Light.
Within a 30-minute drive, you will find yourself in either rolling countryside, big city bustle, retail heaven or the stunning coastline.
Sunderland is currently bidding to be the 2021 City of Culture, so there is a wealth of interesting cultural delights to visit and experience. Plus, the busy and vibrant city centre has everything and more. Compact and bursting with an array of shops restaurants, cafes and bars.
The city has a reputation for being easy on the pocket too. Like other cities in the North East, Sunderland’s cost of living is comparatively low to the rest of the UK.
It is the second most affordable city in the UK, according to a 2018 ‘Graduate salaries in the UK’ survey conducted by Prospects Luminate. The chances of owning your own home here are extremely good as the average price is currently incredibly realistic at £154,857.
Sunderland boasts good railway links with other UK cities and is on the Green Line of the Tyne and Wear Metro, which makes Sunderland easily accessible to commuters.
Newcastle is 14 miles and Durham is 13 miles by road and the closest airport is located in Newcastle, a short journey of 40 minutes by road.
A city of change, Sunderland is no longer the centre of industry that was once thriving around its busy docks and coal mines.
Working towards a bright future, managed by the Sunderland Arc company, the city has spent almost £200 million on countless regeneration projects working towards creating a “dynamic and vibrant city centre where its residents will be happy to work, live and relax” as well as providing jobs and new business opportunities across the whole region.
Sunderland Schools & Education
Families are drawn to many of the excellent schools within the city as well as its esteemed university. When it comes to education, Sunderland covers all requirements, state, private and special schools are available.
There are seventy-six state primary schools covering the whole city. Twenty-six of which are within a two-mile radius of the city centre. Of these, Ofsted has rated twenty-two of them as “good”, three as “outstanding” and just one requiring improvement.
Primaries feed into eighteen secondary schools. Those who continue to attain high exam results include St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, Barbara Priestman Academy and St Aidan’s Catholic Academy.
Sunderland College is the closest further education establishment. Spread across five campuses it has over 14,000 students and based on exam results is one of the region’s most successful colleges.
The University of Sunderland has been named the top university in England several times based on Government performance indicators which focus on the quality, range and quantity of its research.
Things to do in Sunderland
Away from Sunderland’s bustling city centre are miles of unspoilt coastline, home to the award-winning Roker and Seaburn beaches. The seafront is renowned for its smart promenades and golden sands, which give way to a wild coastline.
Culture lovers will enjoy the Sunderland Empire Theatre, National Glass Centre and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Each a unique attraction and well worth visiting.
Those feeling energetic may like to choose between the Silksworth Sports Complex and its dry ski-slopes, or the Olympic-size swimming pool at the Aquatic Centre, which is part of the expanding Stadium Village complex.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas present visitors with stunning views from the top of the lighthouse. The guided tour ensures that you learn all about the history of the building and its past keepers.
Families will also enjoy Herrington Park. One of the largest parks in Sunderland with walks, cycle trails, an adventure play area, skateboarding ramps, model boat sailing in the lake and a variety of sculptures that celebrate the heritage of the area. It’s home to many exciting events like the Sunderland Festival, Race for Life and has hosted the National Cross Country.
Visit the well-known site Tripadvisor for more ideas on what to see and do in the town.
Sunderland is one of the few cities left in the UK where getting on the property ladder isn’t an unachievable dream. It is still possible to buy a two bedroomed flat for as little as £35,000.
Within the city there are a number of desirable places to live; Ashbrooke is one of the most popular being close to Backhouse Park and Sunderland station as well as some good schools.
Queen Alexandra Road, Ashbrooke Range and Belford Terrace are also among the most sought-after addresses which offer buyers a selection of larger Victorian or Georgian style homes.
Dotted around the outskirts of the area are some pretty villages of which Cleadon, Offerton and Washington are some of the best.
You can expect to pay on average £298,000 for a detached property, £159,000 for a semi, £115,000 for a terraced home and £123,000 for a one bed apartment. However, prices start from £27,000 for a studio flat right up to £775,000 for a five-bed super modern property.
Popular Places to Live near the Sunderland
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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.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.