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 Wickford
Are you looking to relocate to Wickford, Essex? 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 Essex 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 Essex towns including Harwich, Halstead, Braintree, Colchester and Sudbury. 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 16 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 Wickford?
Wickford is a small town with a tight-knit community, situated close to the beautiful Essex countryside and not far from the east coast. Families are particularly attracted, as property is much more reasonably priced when compared to Billericay or Chelmsford.
Boasting plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, such as the 50-acre Wick Country Park, Wickford offers a good choice of things to do and see. With the capital being so close, a trip to the city opens up a whole host of interesting attractions to visit.
The main high street has seen much improvement over the past few years as part of its £125m ‘Master Plan’ scheme. Upgrades to infrastructure and many more new homes have contributed to the towns popularity and encouraged more residents into the area.
The High Street was also targeted, and its upgraded shopping facilities offer much more choice to residents.
Wickford has a swimming pool, library, open-air market and a community centre all within the vicinity of the town centre. With a good assortment of local shops and numerous good schools, Wickford may be a small town in comparison to others in Essex, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in location, community spirit and local investment.
Things to do in Wickford
If you love the outdoors, head to Wick Country Park. Set in 50 acres of former agricultural land, what is now a park is home to a lake, a pond, numerous walking trails and offers access to the local rivers of Crouch and Wick.
Other local attractions include the Wickford Swimming Pool, a recently renovated facility that boasts a high-tech gym and a dedicated fitness suite.
For the little ones, Partyman World of Play is located in nearby Basildon. There is a football area, climbing frames and slides and it has the UK’s only indoor climbable volcano! With specially designed toddler areas for little guests who are under three years of age and a coffee shop selling a selection of light snacks, as well as much needed coffee, you could easily spend the day here. Perfect for all year entertainment.
For an unusual retail experience, visit Battlesbridge Antiques Centre. It is home to over 80 dealers all housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards selling a range of products from furniture, lighting, garden items, ornaments and jewellery and much more — the perfect location to buy a special gift.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Wickford, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Wickford has plenty of good local schools for younger children including; Runwell Community Primary School, Hilltop Infant School (currently rated outstanding by Ofsted), Hilltop Junior School and Rettendon Primary School.
Older children are also well catered for; there are several highly regarded secondary schools in the district including; Beauchamps High School (currently rated outstanding by Ofsted).
Other schools include Castledon School, which is a special, state-funded junior and senior school for boys and girls in Wickford, (rated as good). The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College exam results were excellent and reports state that almost 50% of its students achieved GCSE grades between A-B.
Property Prices in Wickford
Wickford has several appealing areas and properties which attract buyers. Popular areas include the Wick Meadows Development and the London Road Area, where there’s a high percentage of bungalows.
Compared to several of its neighbouring towns, Wickford property prices are not as high. For £152,000 you can purchase a two-bedroom apartment close to Wickford train station, ideal for commuting to work.
The average price for property in Wickford stood at £358,763. Wickford’s average rental cost is £974 per month, according to Zoopla in October 2019.
If you are looking for a larger four-bedroom property, prices start at £340,000 for a detached home. On the outskirts of town, where it is a little more rural, are some prestigious properties on large plots with guide prices of between £875,000 – £1,650,000.
Popular Places to Live Near Wickford
- Crays Hill
- North Benfleet
- Ramsden Bellhouse
- Ramsden Heath
- Rettendon Common
- Rettendon Place
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.