Help & Advice Centre

Moving & Storage Advice Centre

Things you’d like to know more about for your move – whether it’s a local move, or an international one, we cover all aspects of moving home and we’re here to help you every step of the way, with advice and guidance.

We’re committed to providing a high quality service, and this also includes giving you sound advice and useful guidelines, from the start of your moving process to being settled in.

Browse through our sections below for information to help you, and you’re welcome to get in touch with any other queries you may have.

Moving

Frequently asked questions about our Removals & Storage Services

Hopefully the content around our website has been able to answer many of your questions! But just in case you have any other queries we have put together some of the main types of questions that we are often asked by customers. If your question is not featured here, then of course – give one of our team a call.

Moving Home Removals Checklist

Why choose Shires Europe Removals & Storage for International Relocations?

Good question. Here at Shires EU and our parent company we have nearly 50 years’ experience in the removal business and many happy clients over the years. We know our stuff when it comes to removals and storage. Our teams are highly trained professionals who are friendly and willing to help out in any way possible. We pride ourselves in being able to take on any type of move and do it to the best standard. Our prices are competitive too, so you have chosen well!

I’m moving soon. How do I get a quote?

Great! Thank you for choosing Shires Removals Europe. It is easier than ever to get a quote now. You can either give us a call, email us, send us a video, or click on the links to contact us. We recommend you give us a call though and we can send an adviser out to assess your goods. This is the best way to get a quote as you will be billed for the size of your move meaning you will not be overcharged. We offer you a free quote and visit so call us today to find out more.

Will you have the vehicle to suit my move?

Of course! We have a wide variety of different removal vehicles ranging from 3.5 ton vans to 17 ton purpose-built vans. Whether you are moving to a smaller location or a bigger place we have the vehicle that will suit your move.

How much does your removal service cost?

It is best for one of our advisers to visit your home and assess your belongings. The adviser will be able to give you a quote based on how many items you would like to be moved, what kind of van you need, if you need packaging or any other special requirements. Although one move is not the same as the next, we do offer competitive prices. Contact us for a quote today. 

How do I pay?

Easy. You can pay with any major credit or debit card.

What services do you offer?

We are not just a removal company. However, we do pride ourselves in our removal services. We offer domestic, commercial and international removals. We also offer a professional packaging service, self storage and containerised storage. Just have a look through our website or give us a call to find out more.

Do you only cover UK and Europe?

Not at all! We cover the whole of the UK, Europe and all over the world! We can move your belongings to any location.

Can we trust you with our belongings?

We know that your goods are precious to you – this is why we take the utmost care when handling and transporting them to your new destination. Shires Removals Europe has been around for nearly 50 years. We are an experienced removal company that train our teams to the best standard possible. You can trust us to get your belongings to you in one piece, with a smile!

How much notice do we need to give you?

Ideally UK domestic moves should be arranged between 7-14 days before the move day. For European moves we recommend at least 21 days. But we advise you give as much notice as possible so we can organise your removal day and make it run more smoothly.

Will my move be insured?

Here at Bennetts Removals & Storage, we put you first, and making sure your belongings are protected is top of the list. This is why we have standard insurance per van load. We also have insurance for European transits. Take a look at our terms and conditions for more information about our insurance policy or give us a call to discuss what we can do for you.

Will I need to organise parking for your removal van?

Yes, if parking is difficult outside your property or it is residents only. You will need to contact your local council and organise a parking suspension. Unfortunately, if any parking fines are incurred then this will be added to your bill as it is not our responsibility.

Do you offer a packaging service?

We certainly do! We have a team of packing professionals who use the best materials possible to pack your belongings safely and securely. We highly recommend using our packing service, especially if you are moving miles away or to a different country. It will protect your goods and prevent wear and tear.

Do you use contractors?

Absolutely not! For all UK and European moves, we train all of our employees and use our own equipment and vans. We strongly believe in teamwork and if we used contractors we would not be able to offer this. When you book us for your removal day you can guarantee you will be given the best Shires service because we only use our own.

Do you cater for businesses?

One of the services we offer is commercial removals. This is for businesses and companies that are moving offices. We use special equipment and materials that can transport office equipment such as, computers and photocopiers safely. For instance, we line our vans with thick blankets to give goods extra protection during transit. Give us a call to find out more about commercial moves, or go to the dedicated page.

Have we answered your questions about Shires Removals Europe? If not then please give us a call – we are happy to help!

Packing

Need help with packing?

A Complete Shires Removals Europe International Relocations Service

Our expert removals team can come to your home and pack all your furniture and belongings so that they’re safe and secure throughout the journey.

Once packed, our team will make sure everything is loaded carefully onto the removals van before moving everything on to your new home.