Moving advice & tips

Choosing a removal company can be an intimidating experience - but if you're armed with the right knowledge, you can make the right choice for your moving needs. Here is a collection of information you might find helpful in preparing to move home. 

The bare necessities of moving home

Packing for your Removal

Packing for your Removal

Free guide to packing for your house move

Download our free guide to packing for your next home removal, and pack like the experts - helping your move go smoothly!

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International Moving Advice

International Moving Advice

Information and advice for a smooth move abroad

Even if you're only moving just across the Channel, an international move is both a stressful and exciting time. You need to prepare well in advance to ensure your international move goes smoothly.

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FAQs

FAQs

What do you need help with?

Can't find the answers you're looking for? We've compiled some of our most frequently asked questions to help you with your removal.

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Moving Home Videos

Moving Home Videos

Helpful videos full of top tips and advice for moving home

Our videos will (hopefully!) make you smile, show what we've done, and simply show who we are and what we're about at Britannia Bradshaw.

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Moving Home in Winter

Moving Home in Winter

Our tips can help you have a smooth removal in the winter

Britannia Bradshaw are used to performing removals in tough conditions such as the snowy mountains of Switzerland and France. Our experience will help you with your winter house removal in the UK or Europe.

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Moving Home With Children

Moving Home With Children

Moving with children doesn't have to be a stressful experience

Depending on your children’s age, you can involve them in the moving process, and by emphasising the exciting side of the move, you will help them embrace the adventure.

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Moving home with pets

Moving home with pets

Tips to help your pets have a smooth move

Moving house can be a stressful event for pets, and there are things you can do to help your pet's transition to your new home go smoothly and reduce the stress.

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Moving with flatpack furniture

Moving with flatpack furniture

No matter how you choose to move your flat pack furniture, we're on hand to help.

Most of us have at least one piece of flat pack furniture from IKEA or another company in our homes - our advice will help you have the best move with your flat pack furniture.

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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Familiarise yourself with your new destination before moving

We are partners in the Government's Know Before You Go campaign, helping you to know your rights and responsibilities when moving and living abroad.

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

How to Prevent Identity Theft

If someone steals enough information about you, you need to know what to do

Fraudsters scour recycling and rubbish bins and other places to look for personal details to be used to obtain financial products in a name other than their own. Find out some basic tips to help prevent identity theft.

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Call Us:  Manchester: 0161 877 5555  Birmingham: 0121 504 0966 orCall Me Back

Meet our movers

Call Us:  Manchester: 0161 877 5555  Birmingham: 0121 504 0966 orLet Us Call You Back

Removal quote appointment booking service

Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.

How are our appointments carried out

In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

See what our customers think of us...

Polite and pleasant

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Diane came round to quote and she gave us confidence in your company. We got you off the Web.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Because of the professional way Diane behaved.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Polite and pleasant

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
We can't think of anything!

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Can you improve the weather?!                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Georgina Collingwood

Perfection in planning and execution.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Membership of BAR

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
M Wilks,(assessor) was clearly an expert, personable, efficient, charming, honest and straightforward. In short no flannel. He was clearly a man to be trusted.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
R and K were a delight, a pair of hard working, good guys. They clearly knew what they were doing in loading and unloading. In every respect they were cognisant of how to minimise the stress in moving. Rating, first class.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Try as I might, being a hyper critical chap, I cannot think of any way you could improve at all.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
It was perfection in planning and execution.

Edward Coke

The move was done at the time stated and very efficiently.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Details through post.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Friendly service and cheaper than other quote.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Very efficient, professional and friendly.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Not sure you can.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
The move was done at the time stated and very efficiently.

Christine Haley

Enormous thanks for providing such a professional and competent service.

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Diocese of Birmingham recommended list of firms to contact.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
Your willingness to be flexible and accommodate our desire (at a cheaper rate) to move in stages with a smaller van.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Absolutely first rate. Hard working, cheerful, thoughtful, diligent, hardly put a foot wrong and very quick to acknowledge small issues that did come up.

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
Nothing I can think of!

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
Enormous thanks for providing such a professional and competent service.

Charlie Butler

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