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 Thatcham
Are you looking to relocate to Thatcham? 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 Thatcham 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 Thatcham. 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 Thatcham?
Thatcham is an historic market town and civil parish in the county of Berkshire. The town straddles the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Since we have all experienced the Covid lockdowns, people who have historically chosen to reside in London have seen the benefits of living outside the city.
Many estate agents located in the commuter belt areas surrounding London have reported sharp increases in buyers looking to move to homes in areas which offer more square footage and larger gardens such as Thatcham.
Although the town may not be the closest to the capital, it does offer a direct journey by train of 43mins into Paddington Station. Other services from Thatcham Station include Reading (18 minutes) and Newbury (6 minutes) both also ideal for easy commutes.
Another positive factor for interested buyers is Thatcham’s low property prices. The average price paid for a home in September 2021 was £411,531, undeniably significantly cheaper compared to London.
A good assortment of local shops is complemented by the Kingsland shopping centre and a weekly street market, held on Fridays. For any other major purchases, Newbury has all you need. Its Kennet Shopping centre is the place to go for high-street fashions, health & beauty, and homeware, plus there is a cinema and several fast-food outlets on site. Convenient Thatcham pretty much provides all you need across the board. If Thatcham doesn’t have it, with several larger towns and of course London close by one of these certainly will.
Thatcham Schools & Education
Local schools are run by West Berkshire Council.
If you are arriving from outside the area you can find out more about how to apply for a school place by going directly to the council website: www.westberks.gov.uk/schools.
Education standards in Thatcham are high with 4 of its 5 primary schools being counted in West Berkshire’s Ofsted listed top 10.
There is only one secondary in the town – Kennet School an academy secondary school. It was inspected in 2014 and was found to be “requiring Improvement”. However, since then through hard work and dedication just two years later in May 2016 Ofsted announced that it was “outstanding” A fantastic improvement which it has managed to maintain to date.
Whilst there are a number of FE colleges available across the county, Newbury College is the closest to Thatcham.The College offers a wide range of academic and vocational full and part-time courses to school leavers and adult learners. Courses include GCSEs, NVQs, BTECs and apprenticeships.
Newbury College also offers a provision for higher education courses, including courses linked with Reading University and Buckinghamshire New University.
Things to do in Thatcham
You will find all sorts of things to keep you occupied in your spare time when you live in Thatcham.
There are some of the area’s most popular attractions:
Donnington Castle – www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/donnington-castle
Newbury Racecourse – www.newburyracecourse.co.uk
Nature Discovery Centre – www.bbowt.org.uk/explore
Wyld Court Alpacas – www.wyldcourtalpacas.co.uk
Bucklebury Farm Park – www.buckleburyfarm.co.uk
4 Kingdoms Adventure Park & Family Farm – www.4-kingdoms.co.uk
Finding a home to suit your requirements should not prove too much of an issue in Thatcham as there are all types of homes available.
Particularly sought-after Thatcham’s historical homes. Some of them are literally hundreds of years old and mainly focused on the centre of town.
There are not many towns where you can purchase a one-bedroom Grade II listed apartment for as little as £155,000, but you can in Thatcham.
Even the most expensive home, on the market for £675,000, is relatively cheap compared to London prices.
The most widely available properties are those with two bedrooms making up half of the available stock. These sell for between £194,000 and £311,500.
Competition for rental homes is quite fierce, there are just 25 homes vacant for rent currently.
The average cost is £1427pcm however, you will pay from £897pcm for a one-bedroom home, £1001 for a two bed and three-bedroom properties start at £1049pcm.
Two new build sites complement the already existing housing stock. They are both McCarthy & Stone retirement apartment sites. One- and Two-bedroom homes are advertised, and these are available from £300,000- and two-bedroom flats are selling for £425,000.
Stats as per Zoopla October 2021
Popular Places to Live Near Thatcham
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.