Moving Advice & Guides from Abels
Get all the advice you need to move home with ease with advice direct from Abels’ experienced Relocation Consultants.
Whether you are looking to move locally, or overseas, we have the expertise on hand to help with all stages of your move. And if for any reason you get stuck, please give us a call on 0800 626 769.
Helpful moving advice
With decades of experience behind us, here are some useful tips on how to prepare to move home.
Here are just a few answers to some of the most commonly asked moving questions.
How many days will it take to move me if I am moving overseas?
What areas do you cover?
We are a logistics provider, the terms removal company does not really describe the full extent of our services. From UK Domestic Removal and Storage Services, European Moving and Storage to International Relocations with our FIDI Faim quality accredited worldwide partners. An award winning BAR approved Training Facility to train the industry – where removal men are trained in a purpose built house, so they practice on our possessions, not our customers. Home delivery services for clients such including John Lewis and Marks & Spencers. Hotel installations and FFE. Commercial and Office Moving Services. There are very few items that we have not moved.
Who arranges parking bay suspensions?
This is often part of the service and is quoted separately within our quotation. Should you prefer to make arrangements yourself – it is usually your local council who deals with this matter and there details can be found through their website page.
How early should I be planning to make arrangements?
It is never too early, (however if you do look say a year ahead then currency and fuel fluctuations, cost of living, shipping and airline charges can all effect the price). In an ideal world you should be calling in quotations 2-3 months prior to your planned moving date. This will give you ample time to show the company around, receive in quotations and then book your move with time to spare.
How do I prepare for my moving day?
It’s never too early to make a start. Even though our packers are experts it’s still a good idea to start sorting out the essentials well in advance. Attics, cellars, garages, sheds all need to be cleared of items that are not to be moved, appliances need disconnecting and fixtures and fittings dismantling, refrigerators and freezers require defrosting and outdoor equipment thorough cleaning (unless these items have been included within our proposal to you). Ensure that you separate out items that you don’t want to be packed including essential travel documentation.
Are the removal men fully trained and security checked?
Yes all employees spend initially one week with our training supervisor within our purpose built house which is located within our warehouse. We have a full array of possessions at their disposal. Removal teams practice on our property, not our customers including packing and handling chandeliers, protecting and moving pianos, dismantling assembly and movement of grand pianos, making barometers safe for packing and transportation, dismantling and reassembly of long case clocks (grandfather clocks etc). They learn best practice for the safe packing of fine china and figurines. Its not simple the packing that they learn – but how to pack so that damages are avoided when removal teams from around the world perform the unpacking.
What measures do we take to safeguard the well-being of our drivers and others on the road?
Our commitment to safety extends beyond the condition of our vehicles. We implement comprehensive safeguarding measures, including regular drug and alcohol testing through breathalysers in all our commercial vehicles, not only ensuring the well-being of our drivers, but also enhancing the safety of everyone sharing the road.
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