London home removals with Kiwi Movers
Moving home is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful, exhausting and time-consuming. That’s why having a professional removals team on your side is so valuable, especially in a busy city like London! So, if you’re looking for an experienced London removals company you can trust, look no further than Kiwi Movers.
With a team of fit, friendly and fully-insured movers, along with a fleet of top-of-the-line bright green removal vans, we’re here to do all the hard work and heavy lifting for you while making your house move as easy, efficient and straightforward as possible.
With Kiwi Movers, your precious belongings are in safe hands. Our movers are trained to handle your items with care and respect while ensuring that your stuff remains safe and secure in transit. We also offer a range of boxes, packing materials and crates, or you can let us do the packing for you with our professional packing service.
While our mission is to provide the highest quality moving service with a warm and welcoming approach, we don’t charge “London prices” for what we do. Our home removals service is fairly and reasonably priced because, let’s be honest, moving house is expensive enough as it is!
Extensive local knowledge of London
No matter where in the city you live, moving home in London can be a tricky prospect. Between its busy roads and congested traffic, tight parking and a year-round calendar of major events, there are lots of factors to contend with when planning a house move. Luckily for you, we know London like the back of our hand.
Despite hailing from New Zealand (as you might have guessed from our name!), we’ve called London home for over 10 years and our headquarters are based in Wandsworth. Over the last decade, we’ve moved many happy customers in, around and out of London, from individuals and couples moving into a city centre flat to families relocating to their dream suburban home.
With intimate knowledge of the city’s many boroughs and a diligent approach to planning, we know how to carry out a smooth, swift and stress-free house move in London.
Worried your furniture is too difficult to move? Don’t sweat it
In addition to our team of fit, strong and capable movers, we have a host of removals equipment that allows us to move those large, heavy or awkwardly-shaped pieces of furniture, even when faced with a narrow hallway or multiple flights of stairs. Got a baby grand piano that needs moving into a third-floor room? Our hoist hire will make light work of that.
Kiwi Movers offers a complete range of home removals services throughout London. We can carry out a full-scale relocation service, where we handle all aspects of your move, from the packing and loading to transportation and unloading at your new home. Or if you’re simply looking for an extra pair of hands and a large vehicle, we can offer you a man and van hire. We also provide packing materials, storage solutions, rubbish removal and cleaning.
Our home removals services are suited to any type of moving job. From one-bed flats to multi-storied houses, from single occupants to large families, whether you’re moving into London for the first time or leaving the city behind, we tailor our service according to your individual needs. No matter the scale of your project, we’re here to move you out of your old place and help you get you settled into your new home without a hitch.
Our home removals services include:
- Full-scale relocation
- Man and van hire
- Packing materials / boxes
- Full packing service
- End-of-tenancy cleaning
- Rubbish removal
- Furniture delivery
- Storage (including self storage and container storage)
- Property maintenance
- Labour hire
- International shipping
- Assistance with property managers and estate agents
- Concierge and PA services
- Interior design
The four easy steps:
- Step 1 — Contact us today on 020 8877 9682 to discuss your move and get a free, no-obligation quote.
- Step 2 — Get packing. We can supply all the packing materials you need. Alternatively, we can take care of the packing and unpacking for you with our professional packing service. We can also take care of dismantling and reassembling any large items if required.
- Step 3 — Arrange a convenient time to carry out your move. We’re flexible and can work around your schedule. We can even arrange to move your belongings in your absence. A lot of our clients are happy to let us carry out their move while they’re out of town. Just let us know when is best for you!
- Step 4 — Sit back and relax. Our team of removals experts will handle everything for you.
Our experienced and friendly team will talk you through the whole moving process, tailoring the service to your specific requirements. All our staff are trained and equipped to carry out a range of tasks, from disassembly and reassembly of furniture through to sash window removal and cleaning.
Why choose Kiwi Movers?
Fit, fast and fully-trained movers — Our team are highly trained in all areas of removals and have many years of experience between them. We’re a bunch of sports fanatics so we’re always keeping fit. In fact, over a third of our team have played sports at a national or international level! We’ve also got the brains to go with our brawn — the majority of our staff hold an international level degree qualification or equivalent.
Excellent customer service — At Kiwi Movers, we’re a friendly, honest and trustworthy bunch who love going the extra mile for our customers. Most of us are Kiwis, after all!
Over 10 years of experience — We’ve been moving people in and around London, as well as the rest of the UK, for 13 years (and counting!). Our experience extends far beyond your typical removals company, though. Our team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries, including project management, engineering and construction management, making us a truly unique and dynamic outfit.
Excellent reputation — Since our humble beginnings in 2007, we’ve developed a proud reputation as one of the most reliable, friendly and forward-thinking removals companies in London. Don’t take our word for it, though — just take a look at some of the kind words our wonderful customers have to say about us!
Positive, problem-solving mentality — At Kiwi Movers, we strive to embody the “Number 8 wire” attitude, a term in New Zealand used to describe the unique ingenuity of Kiwis. So whatever obstacle that may crop up during your house move, we love nothing more than putting our heads together and finding a solution.
Great prices — We don’t believe that a safe pair of hands should cost you an arm and a leg, which is why our services come at fair and competitive prices.
Flexible approach — We work around you. Simply arrange a convenient time for us to carry out your house move that suits your schedule. If you’re out of town, we can even move your belongings in your absence — many of our customers are happy for us to do this.
Ethical and sustainable — We’re passionate about operating in the most ethical and sustainable way possible, because that’s how we get the best results for our customers, our team and the environment. All of our drivers are provided with green training to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission while we’re committed to following a reduce-reuse-recycle policy both in our work and with our suppliers and subcontractors.
What type of removal is best for your home?
We will certainly never be shy about what a great city London is; after all, it lured our group of Kiwis halfway across the world to join in the fun! However, the huge variety of properties in the UK’s capital means that there’s no single, one-size-fits-all removal solution for this market.
Perhaps, like the New Zealand-born members of our team, you are about to move to London from elsewhere and, for this reason, you have quite a long journey on your hands. Alternatively, you might already live in London and just want to relocate from one property to another.
If you are moving as part of a large family, you might have snapped up a large mansion to accommodate a growing brood. On the other hand, if you are an individual, or set to move in with a partner, you might be happy with a small apartment.
Your intended move could even be as simple as switching to a different floor of a London apartment block where you already reside. In a situation like this, you might not even need your possessions to be transported in a van – unless you would like those possessions to be temporarily stored off-site.
When you contact us asking for help with your house move, we will endeavour to establish exactly what the move will entail and, therefore, what type of removal service we will need to provide to facilitate your relocation. You might only need something modest, like a man and van service.
A ‘man and van’ service is literally what it sounds like: a removal service where you are provided with a man and his van. This is ideal for those situations where hiring a full team of professional movers would feel like overkill – especially as it would be more expensive, too.
However, if you have many items that need shifting, we can provide all of the removal staff, vehicles, and even packaging that is required. While you would be free to pack the items yourself if you prefer, you can always assign us this task – as well as that of unpacking the items once we have transported them to their intended new home in London.
Just let us know what you need, and we will take your concerns into close consideration as we prepare a tailored removal service designed to cater for you.
Can Kiwi Movers store my items whilst I move?
Some people trying to move home can end up in a bit of a “no man’s land” where they need to get items out of the old home but aren’t quite ready to get them into the new home – for example, because the moving-out date is not quite the same as the previously agreed moving-in one.
Alternatively, while the home from which you are moving might have previously been decked out with your furniture, you could now be moving into a residential property that already has its furniture – for example, because it is fully furnished or semi-furnished rental property.
Naturally, that situation would leave you with two separate sets of furniture and perhaps wondering where, for the time being, you are supposed to put the old items. However, when your home move is in any kind of awkward transitional phase like this, our secure storage solutions can help.
In various locations, including central and west London, Surrey, and Kent, we have an array of conveniently sited storage facilities. All of them are secured by CCTV and accessible on a 24/7 basis. Overall, we have over 2,000 storage units in a wide range of sizes to suit a wide range of items.
We let our customers choose between self-storage and long-term storage solutions. Our facilities for the former are in Battersea, Chelsea, Fulham, Twickenham, Richmond, Wandsworth, and West Molesey. They are open 7 days a week to allow you to access your items there as and when you need to.
As for long-term storage, we offer warehouses and containers in London. If you only need a short-term storage service in the capital, because, for example, you will be moving from one flat to another in the same building, keep in mind that we offer a suitable ‘mini storage’ service.
However, once your items eventually come out of storage in preparation for being moved into their new home, you will want them to be kept protected during transit. Rest assured that we will ensure this protection if you arrange for us to provide packaging for your belongings, as well as move them.
What packing materials will you need?
It has been estimated that the average UK home has about £35,000 of contents. You could therefore understandably be eager to keep those contents safe and secure as they go from your old house to the new one – and the packing materials you choose for these items will be pivotal.
You should, however, be wary of using bin liners. This is because, once you have packed potentially very precious items into a bin liner and tied it up, you could later too easily mistake it for a rubbish bag and throw it out. You want your packing materials to look unmistakably like packing materials.
We would particularly urge you to use cardboard boxes, as these are not only better for the environment than bin liners, but are also more resilient and protective. Fortunately, from our team, you can easily order boxes of various sizes – and other essentials required to seal those boxes.
All of the boxes we supply are double-walled to reinforce their strength, not to mention made from recycled materials. This makes these boxes a double win for the environment, as you are unlikely to break them – or need to replace them – as early as you would comparatively “standard” boxes.
We advise that you pack particularly fragile and breakable items, like wine glasses and crystal ornaments, by wrapping them carefully in bubble wrap, securing them with strong adhesive tape and then putting them into the smallest box possible. We can provide the bubble wrap and tape.
Fragile items will be easier to carry – and thus keep safe – when placed in small boxes. However, much larger objects, such as sofas, are undoubtedly often the hardest to move safely, as the corners could too easily get scratched or inflict damage upon something else during the move.
The good news is that the strong adhesive tape and bubble wrap we have already mentioned can also be used to help protect these larger items, including while they are in transit. Our packaging supplies also include sofa covers and mattress covers – both single and king size mattress covers.
If you will need any breakable or fragile possessions transported over long distances, we strongly recommend that these are packaged in high-quality crating, which we can provide and tailor-make to your requirements. We line each of our wooden crates with thick cushioning and waterproof paper.
End of tenancy cleaning
If you will be moving out of a rental property, keep in mind that you shouldn’t just expect the landlord of your current home to clean up after you. As the tenant, you would be obligated to leave this home in a clean and tidy condition while you are in the process of relocating.
Otherwise, you might not get back your tenancy deposit – or at least not all of it. In a 2020 survey of 3,304 people whose tenancies had elapsed, 61% of the respondents said they had not been returned all of the money they had originally paid as a deposit.
The survey also revealed that insufficient cleaning was the main reason for deducted deposits. 80% of the respondents who had had deposit deductions reported that this had occurred for exactly that reason. Your landlord shouldn’t have to foot the bill for getting the property clean just because you didn’t do it yourself before you left.
For reasons like these, we offer an end of tenancy cleaning service to tenants throughout West London – including Putney, Fulham, Twickenham, and Wandsworth. We can clean a single room, multiple rooms or an entire property – and clean spaces including any or all of the following:
- Living room
- Dining room
Our end of tenancy cleaning service is exhaustive, enabling us to get into every little nook and gap as we restore your soon-to-be-former home to its previous level of cleanliness from before you moved in. The various features of a home we can professionally clean include but are not limited to:
You should also endeavour not to leave any traces of the covid-19 virus in the property as you move out. Research suggests that the virus could linger on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for as long as nine days – unless, of course, the surface is sanitised.
As it’s possible that someone preparing to move into the home could be highly vulnerable to covid-19 or not vaccinated against it, you should arrange for us to thoroughly disinfect the building – including its door handles, light switches, TV remotes and fridge door handles.
When you book our end of tenancy cleaning service, you can expect us to turn up at your property with a friendly smile and all of the cleaning solutions and equipment we need for the job. You can book flexible appointments with our expert cleaners, enabling us to work around your schedule.
How do I arrange a home removal with you?
Arranging a home removal with Kiwi Movers is incredibly easy – you simply have to follow these 4 steps:
- Contact us by phone to discuss the specifics of the move, after this, we’ll be able to give you a quote that covers the entire job.
- Start packing – all you have to do is start packing up your things! If needed, we’re able to supply you with all the packing materials you might need but feel free to take care of the packaging using your own materials if you’d prefer. If you’re a little worried about packaging up your belongings yourself, don’t worry – we offer a full packing and unpacking service as well as a dismantling and reassembling service, so you won’t have to get too hands-on if you don’t want to.
- Next, you’ll want to arrange a time and date for your removal. This is very easy, with our flexible service catering to a time and date that’s best for you. For those with a particularly hectic schedule, you can arrange for your belongings to be moved in your absence – this is an incredibly popular service with many of our clients who are orchestrating a move whilst out of town.
- Relax! Our experts will take it from here so kick back, relax, and get ready for a stress-free move.
Do you offer a packing service?
Yes! We offer a full-scale packaging and removal service that’s completely flexible to suit your needs. We can supply you with the packaging materials so you can do the packing yourself, or we can come in and package up your belongings for you – it’s entirely up to you! You can find more information about our packaging services here.
Will I be charged for storage?
To make use of our storage facilities there will be an additional fee included on top of the price of your removal. This additional charge allows us to ensure that your belongings are kept completely safe for the duration of their storage in either our self-storage or long term storage facilities in London. We have over 2000 units that are available at a range of prices, conveniently located across central and west London, Surrey, and Kent. You’ll have 24/7 access to your storage unit should you need it and every unit is individually alarmed with CCTV protection to ensure maximum security at all times. There is no minimum stay in our storage facilities, so whether it’s a couple of hours, days, weeks, or months you’ll be needing, there’s an option to suit you.
Do you dismantle furniture?
To ensure that you’re able to get the most effective and streamlines removal experience possible, we ensure that we provide safe, expert furniture handling including dismantling and reassembly. Our furniture removals teams are equipped with specialist equipment and materials to ensure that your furniture is being handled with the utmost care and protection when in transit, which also helps the process to pass by much quicker than with other removal companies who may struggle to manoeuvre large pieces of furniture out of your home. Kiwi Movers’ furniture removal service comes at a very reasonable price too, meaning you won’t be left feeling burned after the removal – our bespoke service is based around making the most of your budget.
Our furniture delivery service can tailor to a variety of different circumstances and situations, including all of the following:
- Home delivery
- Furniture rearrangement
- Event delivery
- Office relocations
- Kitchen deliveries
Do you offer a house clearance service?
House clearance services are required in a few different scenarios, such as making way for new furniture, clearing out space for decorating, or when moving out of a house. Our expert house clearance team are always on hand to take the hassle out of what can be a hugely draining job, allowing you to focus on all the other aspects of your move, clear-out, or redecorating! With Kiwi Movers, you get a no-fuss, hardworking team that’s focused on getting the job done safely and efficiently, allowing you to get on with your new project as soon as possible. If you want to learn more about Kiwi Movers’ house clearance service or book a quote by clicking here!
Whilst many removal companies use third-party vendors for things such as storage and transport, Kiwi Movers take control of the entire process. We use our own warehouses for storage and dispatch, eliminating the middle man and ensuring that your property is always in hands that you can trust. This complete in-house strategy also enables the removal process to be far more streamlined as we have control over storage, dispatch, and transport, meaning it’s much easier for us to schedule and execute quick, secure services for our clients.
For trusted, reliable removal services in London, Kiwi are the best in the business. With glowing reviews and over 10 years of experience in the industry, you can trust that you’re dealing with real removal experts when you contact us here at Kiwi Movers. Whether you’re relocating to a new house, new city, or a new country, we have removal services designed to ensure that nothing gets left behind, no matter how big or small it may be.
If you’re looking for a professional, efficient and affordable home removals service in London, get a free, no-obligation quote from Kiwi Movers here. Or get in touch with our friendly staff on 020 8877 9682 or at [email protected].