David Gilkes & Sons Ltd

Unit 2 Dunchurch Trading Estate, London Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV23 9LN

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
100% recommended   Rating David Gilkes & Sons Ltd 9.7/100
197 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 197 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.7/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.7
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.7/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.7
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.7/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.7
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.6/10 Value Rating 9.6
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" David Gilkes were fantastic. They communicated excellently throughout and were flexible and accommodating to our needs and the changing timescale considering COVID restrictions. Their cancellation wai...."   more
 
" Right from the off, the David Gilkes team were great. The survey was done virtually in light of Covid and Kate was very professional, clear and took an accurate note of what was required. We received ...."   more
 
" Superb. friendly guys, on time, efficient, hardworking, stress free move"   more
 
" The whole experience was first class, right from the start of just calling up for a quote, Tabitha was so helpful and accommodating, sorting out moving dates and packing dates was effortless, and then...."   more
 
 
About Us


We provide both domestic and commercial customers with an efficient, professional and trustworthy relocation service. We provide removal services nationwide providing full and part packing services, crate hire for commercial moves and some domestic moves too, boxes and other packing materials. We are part of the Simply shredding group and cover both Rugby and Daventry areas. We can supply a shredding service from as little as one bag to hundreds of boxes/bags, wheelie bins and consoles, depending on your requirements.
We do pride ourselves on a stress-free service, having the latest equipment, vehicle trackers, trained and uniformed staff, livered vans, insurance cover and the knowledge and experience we can offer, together with excellent customer service, we have a reputation for our caring and friendly approach.
     
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Review 24 Feb 2021
Recommended by customer in B93
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Residential move from a 4 bed 3 storey terrace to a detached house in Knowle.
 
Cost: £2200
 

"David Gilkes were fantastic. They communicated excellently throughout and were flexible and accommodating to our needs and the changing timescale considering COVID restrictions. Their cancellation waiver allowed us to work together to find the right time to move and saved us a fair amount. All the guys were friendly, polite and professionals at their work. I was thoroughly impressed and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. The NHS discount was an added bonus. Thank you!"
 
 
Team:
Kate, Jill
 
 
 


Review 22 Feb 2021
Recommended by customer in Ox15
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move from a large five bedroom house with plenty of outbuildings to a smaller four bedroom house. Service included packing as well as removing items into storage plus the move itself. All took place over three days.
 
Cost: £3300
 

"Right from the off, the David Gilkes team were great. The survey was done virtually in light of Covid and Kate was very professional, clear and took an accurate note of what was required. We received our quote promptly with services and comments clearly made and itemised where relevant. Following booking, Gill in the office was really helpful in clarifying the plan and was very understanding regarding my request for Covid tests for all concerned. The move itself was made incredibly easy. All the packing and removals team were highly professional and exceptionally polite. The packing was done with great care and attention to detail with items labelled clearly so we could identify where they needed to go. The team were careful with our belongings when moving and were happy to reposition items when requested as well as making a final (unscheduled) trip to the storage container. I can’t rate the individuals within the team highly enough And would highly recommend David Gilkes - a first class service."
 
 
Team:
Kate, Gill, Pete and Paul spring to mind but it was all the removals team who deserve a mention.
 
 
 


Review 17 Feb 2021
Recommended by customer in cv21
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
a move from a ground floor flat to a top floor flat, requiring the use of the lift, and being sensitive to the residents'' needs
 
Cost: £650
 

"Superb. friendly guys, on time, efficient, hardworking, stress free move"
 
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Claire

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you were happy with our service.

Would you mind if we used your review, anonymously, for our facebook page please?

Kind regards
Team Gilkes
 


Review 17 Feb 2021
Recommended by customer in CV10
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 

"The whole experience was first class, right from the start of just calling up for a quote, Tabitha was so helpful and accommodating, sorting out moving dates and packing dates was effortless, and then the packing and moving team were so friendly and helpful, it made the whole moving experience a lot easier.
I would strongly recommend David Gilkes to anyone."
 
 
Team:
Tabitha, Kate, Pete, and 7 of your packing and moving team
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you were happy with the service we provided.

Would you mind if we share your comments(anonymously) on our facebook page please?

Wishing you all the happiness in your new home

Team Gilkes
 


Review 17 Feb 2021
Recommended by customer in CV32
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Kilsby to Leamington Spa

"Absolutely first class! The team could not have been more helpful and obliging considering we did not get our keys until late afternoon. Great service from start to finish"
 
 
Team:
Kate, Tabitha and Jill in office and the guys on the day
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your positive review.

We are so pleased that you are happy with the service we provided.

Please may we have your permission to, anonymously, share your review on our facebook page?

All the best
Team Gilkes
 


Review 15 Jan 2021
Recommended by customer in CV22

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
The move was reasonably local, but the company are so efficient that it saves a lot of worry and hassle to use them.

"It was really easy. The two gentlemen who did the removal were quick and efficient and put everything where we asked. I have used David Gilkes before and would use again - every time!"
 
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you would use us again!
Team Gilkes
 


Review 7 Jan 2021
Recommended by customer in B50
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We were moving from Rugby to Bidford-on-Avon (approx 45 mins away). We chose to dismantle furniture and pack our items ourselves and were looking for a company to move our belongings. We wanted a local company with a good reputation. David Gilkes were brilliant from start to finish, due to Covid a video call appointment was made and during this they were able to see what belongings we had, they also went through the process explaining everything in detail, we then received a quote via email. Our move took place on the 21st December. On the day the team were punctual, polite, efficient and very professional, taking care of all our belongings when loading and unloading the container.

"David Gilkes were brilliant from start to finish, due to Covid we had a video call appointment during which they explained the process in detail and were able to see all our belongings, we then received a quote via email which was very competitive. We were looking to move around Christmas time but the completion date kept changing, communication with the ladies in the office was fantastic,they continuously assessed the changing situation to try to accommodate us, which was challenging due to the very busy time of year, but they managed to get it all arranged and we moved the beginning of Christmas week. On the day the team were punctual, polite and friendly, efficient and very professional, taking good care of our belongings when loading and unloading the container, everything went very smoothly and it was stress free for us. We would have no hesitation to use David Gilkes again in the future and would definitely recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Thank you to everyone.
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you would recommend us.

Team Gilkes
 


Review 31 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV47
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved from a 4 bed detached to a 5 bed detached 7 miles away
 
Cost: £1450
 

"Excellent service. Punctual. 4 great guys who took great care in all aspects of tge removal."
 
 
Team:
Don't know the names but 4 very hard working and polite guys. Took great care of everything making the whole process stress free.g
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your feedback.
 


Review 29 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
House move into store, then a few months later from store to new home
 
Cost: £1132
 

"Communication was exceptional and they were very accommodating with changes to dates etc. Very friendly both in the booking service and on the day, the removals teams were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend David Gilkes!"
 
 
Team:
Kate and Jill
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you would recommend us!

Team Gilkes.
 


Review 29 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in LE17
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved from a small cottage to a bigger family home. The remove required two days as there was a lot of garden plants and tubs and equipment in the sheds to move too.
 
Cost: £1400
 

"Gilkes were fantastic from our initial contact through to the final moving day. They were very helpful dropping off packing materials as soon as we needed them and giving packing advice at the quote stage. The removal guys could not have been nicer and more helpful. They took great care with our items and were keen to help position furniture when we arrived in exactly the place we required so we didn't have to move anything twice. They even unpacked a couple of boxes that had got damp due to a leaky tumble dryer so the items didn't get wet. Everything was done with good humour and nothing was too much trouble for them. This is the second move Gilkes have done for us and both moves have been to the same high standard. We would have no hesitation recommending their service, we can't thank them enough for making our move so much easier."
 
 
 
 


Review 29 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in LE9
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 8/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 8/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
4 bed house to smaller 4 bed house
 
Cost: £1160
 

"The guys worked very hard. Protected the carpets, checked where things should go and were friendly. Prompt arrival. My only negative was the lack of COVID precautions. They did not check windows and doors were open, or wear masks."
 
 
Team:
David, Paul, Gaz,
 
 
   Business Reply:

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely valuable to us, as a respected business, to receive your comments.

We have reviewed our COVID policy and are confident that we have made any changes needed to keep our customers safe during this difficult time.
 


Review 27 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
First class service from start to finish!!!

"Delighted with the service on all fronts!!!"
 
 
Team:
Jill Rhadbane
 
 
 


Review 24 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Excellent Company, great service and attention to detail.

"Excellent Company
Excellent Staff
"
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moving from old farmhouse to new Farm
 
Cost: £2490
 

"Helpful
Friendly
Nothing too much trouble
Very personal service"
 
 
Team:
Paul Dave ???? They were all great
 
 
 


Review 24 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I was arranging the move on behalf of my mother who owned both properties and split the move over two separate days 3 weeks apart to minimise the stress of the move.
 
Cost: £1400
 

"My initial contact was with the office, Kate, who was very helpful, very reassuring that they could adapt to our needs and it wasn’t a problem to split the move over the days. The quote was done at a time to suit us and the price reasonable. On the first day we had 4 men, one packing and three moving larger items. We had some 50year old wardrobes which need dismantling before they could be moved, which was done with great care. At all times everyone was polite and respectful of Mums possessions. In the new property the men moved the furniture from room to room until it was right for Mum. The only slight issue was there was not time to unpack the crockery as per the quote but the men had barely stopped all day except for a 30min lunch so that could not be helped. One day 2 we had different men, but again polite, respectful and very helpful with rearranging everything to be in the right place before they left. At the end of the move all the furniture was in the right rooms, the boxes in the right rooms, and as we have now unpacked, nothing was damaged at all. Overall the service from start to end was fantastic and I would have no issues recommending the firm to anyone. They did everything they could to reduce the stress of our move. Thank you."
 
 
Team:
Kate,
 
 
 


Review 24 Dec 2020
Recommended by customer in LE16
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Ours was a ‘double move’, the majority has gone into storage with the rest to a rental property

"A truly professional removals company from start to finish, we couldn’t fault them in any way."
 
 
 
 


Review 28 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV21
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I downsized into a small cottage with a narrow spiral staircase in the living room. I was feeling pretty negative about the ability to get my furniture upstairs
 
Cost: £450
 

"Davis Gilkes came in with such a positive attitude and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was taken upstairs with no complaining from anyone.

The move went without a single hitch and was completed well within the time limit they gave me. Nothing was damaged and I would recommend David Gilkes to anyone.
DIFFICULT JOB, WELL DONE!"
 
 
 
 


Review 26 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV35
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moving from a 2 bed semi to a 5 bed detached.
 
Cost: £589
 

"I have used David Gilkes on many occasions and as always they provide an exceptional service from start to finish. Jill and Kate are amazing, helpful and will always try to accommodate where possible.

The removal teams are always friendly and polite and can't do enough for you. Keep them plied with tea and biscuits and they are happy! Nothing is ever too much trouble and will always communicate with you on the day.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!"
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We moved locally, only a few miles, but with lots of stuff. There was a full loft and packed shed, a bike store, bin store, and some big outdoor play stuff as well as the rest of a four bedroom house. Also, there was no access to the rear, aside from over a neighbours fence, and while most stuff would fit through the doors, not everything did - in particular a large kitchen table.

"We couldn't have been happier with David Gilkes and Sons Ltd.
Every interaction was easy and pleasant, from the initial survey and quote, packing and removal day, and through to picking up the boxes once I had unpacked them.
The staff were great. The guys who did the packing and moving were lovely, really efficient and very careful, especial Gaz, who was a focal point for making sure everything was going smoothly. They were happy to answer any questions, no matter how daft, and nothing seemed to phase them, even when we had to draft in some extra help to get the move done - more guys just appeared!
And then when everything was put into the new house, they worked really quickly, but made sure everything was where it was meant to be.
I couldn't have been happier with the service we received and would wholeheartedly recommend them to others."
 
 
Team:
Kate, Gaz
 
 
 


Review 20 Feb 2020
Recommended by customer in CV2
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Wow! From start to finish these guys were amazing! Friendly polite efficient and accommodating! I would highly recommend to anyone moving x Thank you

"From start to finish they were flawless and started x the hits were lovely and very accommodating from start to finish and I would very highly recommend this company for removals!!
Thank you so much for making it such an easy move guys!"
 
 
 
 

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