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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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...

They even put our couch back together so our young kids had somewhere to sit

Ryan, Mike and the lads were fantastic. On the first day, three crew turned up and packed up the ground floor and a room upstairs in 2 hours. Due to the solicitors slowing down the completion, the lads had to hang on a bit longer but as the day was getting later two more guys joined the team giving us 6 people to unload the van and put it in to the correct rooms within the hour, they even put our couch back together so our young kids had somewhere to sit.

Couldn’t have done it without them though so I’m glad they had managed it so well on the day.

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Ernie Humphries was straight to the point and extremely helpful in helping us to decide whether to pay for the packing service. Due to stamp duty ending, June had become a very intense and busy month so Ernie and Keeley were quick to help accommodate our needs. We couldn’t get two days together so they were able to pack on one day and load the van two days later.

Rob Dewhirst

Moving is said to be traumatic but we felt we were in safe hands

What a gold star team! Paul, Pat, Dan and Ade worked like Trojans for days on end to make it all happen. Moving is said to be traumatic but we felt we were in safe hands. The level of expertise was amazing, and coupled with a helpful attitude and cheerful approach they made the whole experience much more enjoyable than I expected. I thoroughly recommend all of them!

I don't think you could have done anything better!

Reasonable prices and knowledgeable staff.

Comments regarding your initial enquiry - Friendly and efficient. Also very reassuring and patient with my numerous questions.

Lucy Schlappa

Made the stress of moving home extremely stress free

One word - fantastic!  Tony and Rich in particular were amazing. They were so hard working and made the stress of moving home extremely stress free. They were also a great laugh too!

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I was very impressed with the quick response from the team and it felt like each customer was really cared about.

Laura Williams

They did a great job

They did a great job

Found the company on a random search on google.

Hajira Khan

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