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 visit your home 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 Wakefield
In a recent survey, two thirds of people voted ‘moving to a new house’ at the top of their stress list. It’s important to remember that it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed when you have so much to organise.
One thing you can do to help ease your mind however is to enlist the services of a a good and reliable local removals company.
Regardless of the distance, your time frame or how much or how little you need to move, White & Company’s removal services are designed to be the perfect solution when it comes to your move.
We can tailor your move and work with you to meet all your specific requirements.
Our highly qualified and security-cleared crew will be on hand throughout your move to ensure a smooth transition to your new home.
We have over 145 years of hard earned experience in the removals industry, moving people too Wakefield, wider parts of Yorkshire and throughout the UK.
As members of the industry regulators, the British Association of Removers FIDI & OMNI we adhere to the very highest standards of service and code of practice. So whether you are still weighing up a move, or already have the keys to your new home, don’t hesitate to give us a call to receive a free no obligation survey.
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 240 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 Wakefield?
Perched on the River Calder on the eastern edges of the Pennines, Wakefield is a former coal mining town consisting of tight knit terraces and grand Victorian buildings which traditionally traded in corn, textiles and of course, coal.
An arts led regeneration of the Wakefield waterfront mills and surrounding areas has helped transform Wakefield into a small but modern city boasting plenty of culture, green spaces, shopping areas and historical sites of interest.
Wakefield boasts an eclectic range of bars and dining experiences, whether it’s sipping quirky gins in a Victorian gin palace or spending a relaxing Sunday afternoon indulging in pub classics at one of Wakefield’s many beer gardens.
Known as the capital of the ‘rhubarb triangle’ Wakefield plays host to one of the major events on the UK ‘Foodies’ calendar, the Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, which includes live cookery demonstrations using local produce with a rhubarb twist.
The rejuvenated Trinity Walk shopping area showcases the best in high street fashion and has also generated growth in the area.
Easy rail connections to Leeds, Harrogate, Sheffield and other neighbouring Northern cities render Wakefield an attractive commuter hub for those looking to work in the major Yorkshire cities but reside in the peaceful confines of a community.
It is also on the direct rail line from London Kings Cross which is just over 2 hours away. The city’s credentials as a commuter base are further reinforced by its lower housing prices and teasing array of property styles, ranging from classy period properties to cosy red-brick terraces.
With Victorian charm in abundance and plenty of city comforts to keep you and all the family amused, Wakefield is a hidden gem just waiting to be unearthed.
Working in Wakefield
Wakefield’s economy took a down turn in the last quarter of the 20th Century when the coal mining industry and traditional manufacturing industries collapsed putting many people out of work.
The council has worked hard to diversify and improve its economic growth. This has been supported by inward investment from European Union and UK government funding which has positively impacted the regeneration of the area.
Today the service and distribution industries are important sectors and are among the main employers.
The other big industries are the wholesale and retail trade, including repair of motor vehicles, the manufacturing industry, the health and social work sector and local transport.
The Leeds City Region Partnership, also partners Wakefield with the larger nearby city of Leeds which many people commute to for employment.
Many jobs have been created due to important regeneration projects such as the Trinity Walk and the ‘Wakefield Waterfront’ developments.
The central square at the Bull Ring has been redesigned with a water feature and the Ridings Shopping Centre refurbished. New homes along with updated shopping facilities and shopping units have all contributed to improving the overall local economy.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Wakefield, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Education in Wakefield is of an overall good standard. Ofsted have reported that there are over a dozen ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ rated schools in the city. Alverthorpe St Paul’s CofE Primary school, The Cathedral Secondary school and St Thomas a Becket Catholic college all gained good Ofsted reports..
Wakefield College has its origins in the School of Art and Craft of 1868, however, today it is the major provider of 6th form and further education in the area, with around 3,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students attending. Wakefield’s oldest surviving school is Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, a boys-only school established in 1591
More information on researching and finding schools in the Wakefield area is available here: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/wakefield/education
Property Prices in Wakefield
There are plenty of properties on the market in Wakefield with the average value currently £230,716 quite some bit lower than the national average of £238,485. The most expensive streets are Woodthorpe Manor and New Road where properties regularly fetch over £763,852.
Some of the more popular areas to buy are St John’s, north of the centre, which is packed with period properties. Walton is also an attractive village south east of Wakefield which is home to a large number of detached properties and Victorian terraces.
Many people are increasingly drawn to the area of Sandal which combines the neighbourly charm of Leeds’ suburbs but at up to half the price. The suburb has a number of reasonably priced period properties on the market and also includes the common red-brick terraces for which Wakefield is famed. For those with young families it’s an excellent place to live as there are a number of great quality parks on the doorstep which offer free entertainment for kids.
Popular Places to Live near Wakefield
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.