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.
Are you looking to relocate to Widnes? 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 Widnes 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 Widnes. 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 Widnes
Being located in the northwest of the UK, like so many towns across Cheshire, Widnes is an industrial town.
Widnes was the birthplace of the chemical industry becoming a major producer of soda ash (sodium carbonate), a vital chemical used in the glass, textile, soap, and paper industries.
Today the town is still heavily involved with this industry, but processes have changed dramatically since the early days. Large companies including Rexodan, Industrial Chemicals and Prime Industries now operate in the town.
Widnes lies on the northern bank of the River Mersey where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap.
Directly to the south across the Mersey is the town of Runcorn. Liverpool, Chester, Warrington, and Manchester are all nearby offering a rapid route by road or rail for work and pleasure.
Widnes’ fantastic motorway connections and to the M56, M62, M57 and M6 have made commuting easy, and the two major airports Manchester and John Lennon have made European and international travel more accessible.
Over the years much effort has gone into improving the town and its green spaces. The reclamation of old abandoned chemical factory sites has given opportunities for new developments.
Victoria Promenade at West Bank, alongside the River Mersey, and Spike Island, are both now cleared of industry offering open recreation areas leading to footpaths along the former towpath of the Sankey Canal.
Much has already been done to upgrade and improve the town, but it is a work in progress. There are still more projects to come.
Widnes is very much “up and coming” and continues to attract new buyers to the area.
Schools & Education
Parents want to be sure that they have access to good schools when moving to a new area. Widnes certainly offers a great choice of schools from nursery to college age; all are catered for.
There are three nursery schools and 19 primary schools. All primaries have been inspected by Ofsted who consequently reported that 17 of them were “good”, one required “special measures” whilst St Bede’s Catholic Infant School was awarded the highest rating of “outstanding”.
Children filter into three local secondary schools. Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College “good” says Ofsted with Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Wade Deacon High School both attaining an “outstanding” rating.
Riverside College is a further education college, which has two campuses in Widnes. One, the more academically focused Cronton Campus, situated in the north of the town, and the more vocationally focused Riverside Campus, situated nearer to the town centre.
Things to do in Widnes
Having a good variety of things to do outside of work or study is essential as modern-day living can be incredibly demanding. We need to re-charge our batteries when the weekend comes and living in Widnes you can relax without having to travel far.
The Queens Hall Studio, now known as the Studio, is a busy community venue. Live music and theatre events take place, and the Access All Areas project is based there for young people interested in music and associated creative activities, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
Victoria Park and Hough Green Park are places where you can have fun out in the open. Activities such as basketball, tennis and bowls are available as well as a model boating lake and skateboarding facilities.
Pickerings Pasture is an area of wildflower meadows overlooking the River Mersey which was built on the site of a former household and industrial landfill. The other nature reserves in the town are Clincton Wood and Hale Road Woodlands.
The Hive Leisure Park is an exciting entertainment complex located in Widnes Waterfront. The Hive includes a multiplex Reel Cinema, a Frankie and Benny’s bar and restaurant, an ice-skating rink, Widnes Superbowl with a 16 lane ten pin bowling centre with kids play area, and a Nando’s restaurant.
Outside of the town there is even more choice with Knowsley Safari Park and North West Museum of Road Transport located in Merseyside and Gulliver’s World in Warrington.
We all want value for money when it comes to purchasing a new home. Widnes offers just that, great property at very affordable prices.
Homes in Widnes are cheaper when compared to its neighbours Warrington and Liverpool by as much as £50,000.
This price difference has not gone unnoticed and has led to an influx of buyers looking to upscale or just wanting more property for their money.
People looking to purchase their first home can expect to pay from £55,000 for a two-bedroom terrace.
If your family is expanding and you need more space three-bedroom properties start at £110,000.
There is a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period properties available along Birchfield and Ditchfield Roads and similar to towns up and down the country new properties are also available on the market.
Sought after neighbourhoods include Lytham Road, Hale Village and Cronton. The most expensive homes sit in Pex Hill and Stromford Close where you can expect to pay from £440,000 for a home.
The average price paid for a home is a cost effective £189,603 and value for money looks like it is likely to continue for some time as according to Zoopla, homes have increased in price by almost 5% over the past 12 months, making now a good time to buy.
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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.