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 Thanet
Are you looking to relocate to Thanet? 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 Thanet 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 Thanet. 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.
Why Move to Thanet?
The areas new high speed rail links have led to an increased interest in Thanet. Both the capital and European destinations can be reached within hours. Made up of 9 towns and villages, this 64-mile area of Kent was once an island almost wholly formed from chalk. While in the past it was separated from the mainland by the 600-metre-wide (2,000 ft) Wantsum Channel, it is no longer classed as an island.
What was a very arable area during the early 1800’s, given to growing corn, has become a firm favourite with holidaymakers heading to the creation of the Victorian coastal towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
In fact, Thanet’s three main towns top the list of most desirable coastal locations for buyers moving out of London. They certainly provide prospective buyers with so much more for their money when compared to London’s property prices, hence the attraction.
There is lots to do in the region particularly water related. Kents seaside destinations provide a wealth of traditional fun and entertainment whilst the many small bays dotted along the coast offer a more quiet and secluded way to spend time enjoying the North Sea waters.
Easy accessibility is one of the main requirements people look for in a new location and the Thanet region provides just this. Two main roads provide quick routes in and out and onwards into other towns and cities nearby such as Sandwich, Canterbury, and Dover.
Thanet was once an area considered to be just a bit too far away to be considered a feasible commute. Fast forward to today and Thanet is attracting the attention of many folk looking for a healthier lifestyle at a stunning coastal location complete with decent amenities.
Add to all this the benefit of a lower cost of living and all in a bigger home and it makes Thanet a winner all round.
Thanet Schools & Education
Families moving to the region will not have to lower their expectations when it comes to education standards either.
Thanet has a good selection of state and private schools. There is a choice of around 16 state primaries and 4 secondaries plus a number of schools which provide although education from 4-19 years.
There is one Grammar school available, Dane Court, located in Broadstairs which is “outstanding” according to Ofsted. Unfortunately, it is heavily over-subscribed in all year groups and holds waiting lists so applying for a place as soon as possible is advisable.
There are plenty of Ofsted rated “good” schools covering the area and several “outstanding” ones too such as Cliftonville Primary School in Margate and Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School in Broadstairs.
For good secondaries, Ursuline College in Westgate-on-Sea, a Specialist Sports College, and a Roman Catholic Academy for pupils aged 11 to 19 years performs well. As does King Ethel¬bert School in Birchington-on-Sea which is cel¬e¬brat¬ing some fan¬tas¬tic GCSE and BTEC results this year.
East Kent College is a provider of further education in Thanet and a Training Provider that works with local businesses to raise the level of education across the region.
Canterbury Christ Church University currently has a campus in Broadstairs, serving Media, Art, and Design subjects.
Things to do in Thanet
The whole region provides a huge playground of things to do, see and visit.
Some of the top attractions include:
The Shell Grotto – www.shellgrotto.co.uk
Margate Caves – www.margatecaves.co.uk
The Turner Contemporary Art Gallery – www turnercontemporary.org
Thanet Beaches – www.visitthanet.co.uk/see-and-do/our-coast/beaches-bays/
Best walking routes – www.komoot.com/guide
Golf Course – www.westgate-and-birchington-golfclub.co.uk
Pegwell Bay Country park – http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure
With the inevitable influx of ex Londoners heading to the Thanet coast, buyers are faced with a swathe of locations where your money can stretch a lot further in terms of luxury and space.
Having 668 homes on the market across the region, whether you choose to reside in Margate, Ramsgate or Broadstairs, property is varied and plentiful providing a wealth of choice for newcomers.
You can still buy a period home. Victorian and Regency townhouses are available in Broadstairs.
Alternatively, luxury waterside apartments in Margate can be bought at a fraction of the cost of a similar sized property in London.
According to Zoopla, as of September 2021, the average price paid to own your own home in London was £706,267.
Compare this to Broadstairs £399,080, Ramsgate £288,462 and the cheapest Margate £283,788, and it is clear that there are some fabulous savings to be made.
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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.