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
246 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 246 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 price represents value for money

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Can't fault them at all. Price was very competitive, approach was helpful and willing to be flexible on the timing and service as we didn't know if we'd need storage or a direct move. Packing team ...."   more
 
" Gilkes were very accommodating and their office manager showed great adaptability in offering options to enable a very large move to take place in 'bite-sized' chunks. From initial survey done by a...."   more
 
" Amazing service. Amazing team. Made us feel comfortable and knew what was required when the day was coming to an end and we were mentally exhausted. Would absolutely recommend to anyone planning to mo...."   more
 
" From the first visit by Mr Gilkes we were given confidence in the companies ability to handle our move and we weren’t disappointed. All the staff involved were brilliant, so pleasant to deal with and ...."   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 23 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV47

 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Rather large and cluttered house being moved initially to storage. Full packing service.
 
Cost: £2000
 

"Can't fault them at all. Price was very competitive, approach was helpful and willing to be flexible on the timing and service as we didn't know if we'd need storage or a direct move. Packing team were friendly, capable, nothing was a problem.



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Review 13 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV33
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A large move with a 5 day schedule including full packing and taking of some large pieces of furniture into storage - we were ''downsizing''. To accommodate others in our chain and to effect as quick a completion as possible - we arranged for the work to be spread over a period to enable packing and removal to storage to be effected early in readiness for a quick finish at completion.
 
Cost: £5000
 

"Gilkes were very accommodating and their office manager showed great adaptability in offering options to enable a very large move to take place in 'bite-sized' chunks. From initial survey done by a very smart surveyor who very quickly spotted issues re parking for their lorries and came up with solutions, to the flexible and accommodating office manager and a crew (about 8 in all over the various days of the operation) we couldn't fault their service at all. Excellent! Would recommend them and use them again (tho' no plans to move again).

Whole experience was excellent, service outstanding. The flexibility, as noted above, with which they made a very large move manageable was exemplary. The crew were considerate, careful to check on marking up of boxes for location at new house, friendly, humorous, good to have around. Lovely bunch.
Their quotation was not the cheapest (nor the most expensive), but what made their quotation compelling was the surveyor who prepared the quote and the analysis for the job. She was very smart, anticipated various issues that had not occurred to us regarding managing the operation and was very clear and articulate in explaining what she thought was the best way of handling our move. The skill and detail of her assessment at survey was what made their quotation the stand-out quote from the three we received."
 
 
Team:
David, Amy, Matt, Paul, Tommy, Dan, Dean, Ian and, in the office, manager Jill and Natalie.
 
 
 


Review 13 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV23
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 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
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Moving us from a 3 bed house with a garage to a 3 bed house no garage. Within rugby.
 
Cost: £850
 

"Amazing service. Amazing team. Made us feel comfortable and knew what was required when the day was coming to an end and we were mentally exhausted. Would absolutely recommend to anyone planning to move locally."
 
 
Team:
Forgotten names but 2 lovely men and lovely lady Amy
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A move from Coventry to Dunchurch, Warks.

"From the first visit by Mr Gilkes we were given confidence in the companies ability to handle our move and we weren’t disappointed. All the staff involved were brilliant, so pleasant to deal with and they certainly made our move less stressful. We were so pleased we chose David Gilkes for our move and would recommend them 100%."
 
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in CV32
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 

 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We used David Gilkes for our recent house move. The move included packing several delicate items as well as office and sporting equipment.

"From initial contact to picking up empty packaging boxes after the move everything was seamless.
Every single member of staff was polite, smart, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We moved straight after returning from holiday and the team made it super easy and stress free.
They even replaced a team member during packing day when someone had an emergency appointment and then on removal day another team came to help when they had finished their job.
Would not hesitate to recommend them or to use them again."
 
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2022
Recommended by customer in DL2
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A long distance move from the Midlands to the North East. We moved from a large 3 bedroom semi with a garage. We have large pieces of heavy furniture. Dismantling and reassembling was required.
 
Cost: £1600
 

"The team at David Gilkes were incredible. From the initial enquiry to book an appointment for a quote to the move day, everything was so easy. I was completing the sale of the house and the removal myself as my partner had already relocated to the North East to start working. David Gilkes just took away all the stress and worry of our long distance move. Matt, Jill, Amy and the removal guys on the day, everything was just excellent. Thank you so much.

I would 120% recommend David Gilkes to anyone who wants a professional, friendly, efficient removal service."
 
 
Team:
Matt, Jill, Amy
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in CV21
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
They came around the day before and packed everything, then turned up on the day and removed my stuff to storage

"Fantastic staff from office staff, who worked out the quote to the lads that packed my stuff to the guys who removed to storage. Could not do enough. Explained quotation, to letting me know what time the world arrived at my property. Excellent customer service."
 
 
Team:
All was good
 
 
 


Review 12 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in CV6

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 

"The service we received were quick and efficient. The removal men themselves were helpful and friendly. Couldnt ask for better. Great team of men helful and friendly. Got on with the job it was all done and dusted very quickly. Would recommend this company has it was recommended to myself.Overall very happy.Office staff very helpful and pleasant
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Review 30 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in LE17
 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
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Move from Warwickshire to Leicestershire. From a large terraced house in a permit parking area. Decided on self packaging, all boxes supplied in plenty of time with helpful advice on best way to pack certain items. Really detailed quote obtained which was competitively priced. Several Guitars and music items, all moved perfectly.
 
Cost: £1594
 

"Detailed quote obtained. Extremely friendly professional service from the start.

On the day all staff arrived on time. All the lads were polite, professional and friendly.

I was impressed with all members of the team walking around our old property ensuring that they were all aware of which items were staying/going.

Completely stress free experience, the lads took control of the entire move and their advice and good humour was a credit to the firm.

On arriving at our new property the lads were already waiting for us and all ready to start again. They all took time to ensure that all items were placed in the correct rooms, saving us on having to move furniture at a later date.

A really great team. All so friendly, efficient and professional. They made our move from one property to the next seamless and stress free.

If we move again in the future then it will be with the assistance of David Gilkes & Sons Ltd."
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV10
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 

 
 
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 

"The whole team were absolutely brilliant. Could not recommended them enough"
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV34
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 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 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 9/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
From Rugby to Warwick.

"This was the second time we have used David Gilkes. All went well again. Would be very happy to recommend them."
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
everything went off smoothly

"Excellent service

Everything was excellent I can give more praise than that."
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in NN6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We moved from a large 5 bedroom house in a town to a smaller 4 bedroom house in a village. We were packed by the firm on the day before the move. We took the full house contents, including loft contents, the contents of our shed and of our double garage. We also took our outside furniture and approximately 25 potted up plants from our garden. They also moved a very large fitted wardrobe for us and fitted it into the new house. Everything was done professionally and calmly.A simply brilliant removal company.
 
Cost: £2150
 

"We have moved house many times before but Gilkes was far and beyond the very best removal firm we have used.From start to finish the move was dealt with professionly, competently and reassurringly. No problem was too much for them and they ensured everything went smoothly for the customer, with lots of friendly chats and laughter along the way.The packing service was brilliant, nothing got broken at all. On the moving day extra men arrived once they had finished loading their previous customer. The same happened at the unloading stage so everything happened pretty quickly considering the amount of possessions we have !They took extreme care not to damage walls etc and covered our brand new carpets with carpet protector.
They returned a week later to expertly rebuild a fitted wardrobe they had moved for us. They also come back and remove your emptied boxes and clothes hanging carriers.
All in all a try wonderful removal firm. Highly recommended."
 
 
Team:
Chris, Dave, Amy and a contractor from Reddich.
 
 
 


Review 23 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in NG7
 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 8/10
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Moved ~100 miles between two cities. Two-bed house. Quoted at 1000 cu ft, used about 800 cu ft. Picked up a fridge-freezer at a third address free of charge. Packed everything for us.
 
Cost: £1990
 

"Excellent experience, I have no complaints. Office staff were accomodating in all aspects of the service provided (payment of invoice, additions). Price was comparable to another quote I received.

Move was efficient, professional. Staff were friendly and helpful. All our items arrived in good condition. Everything was moved, including plants.

We were slightly overquoted in terms of volume, but I appreciate this is difficult via video."
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Mar 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 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
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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Large house and garden furniture move
 
Cost: £3000
 

"I have moved house quite a few times, but this was by far the largest house move. The moving team were very polite and efficient. They arrived on time and worked tirelessly for the three days it took to pack the house up. They were mindful of how stressful of a task it is for the owner. I would definitely use them again."
 
 
Team:
The team were amazing...thank you.
 
 
 


Review 10 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in WS13
 My Age: 70 + 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A significant move from Rugby to Fradley Staffordshire. A challenging operation.

"I can only applaud the efforts of this company in delivering a quality and professional service. With this move the cards were stacked against them as they were dealing with a system governed by legal procedures which had a history of delay and frustration.
Our move was besotted with legal technical issues which resulted in frustration and anger which could have been demoralising for the crew of the removal process. Happily it was not the case with the team representing this company. They accepted the issues as part of the process and delivered the end result with professional and customer focused targets. They left no opportunity slip in order to achieve the target of delivering the goods, unpacking where required and reassembly of equipment when required.
We soon realised that we were absolutely safe in their hands and can say with honesty that they come with our highest recommendation. It is true that in this world you only get what you pay for, on this occasion that is very true, this is supported by a result of total customer satisfaction.




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Team:
There was a team of five people who deserve the highest praise. This includes the boss who led by exa.ple.
 
 
 


Review 9 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We moved from a large 4 bed detached house with a double garage to a 3 bed dormer bungalow with single garage. We only moved about 10 minutes drive away.
 
Cost: £1493
 

"We cannot rate the company highly enough. They were efficient, polite, and calm, they made what could have been a stressful day very easy. The guys were friendly and had a great sense of humour.

I would have no hesitation in recommending David Gilkes."
 
 
 
 


Review 9 Feb 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
A residential move from Coventry to Rugby including full packing service.
 
Cost: £2300
 

"The team were respectful and friendly.
We had lots of delays due to legal issues and other vendors but the team remained patient and did all they could to help."
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Jan 2022
Recommended by customer in LE8

 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
We had to move in a rush, and due to our buyers it had to be a Friday. We knew this is one of the busiest days. But even at short notice, David Gilkes and sons handled this with aplomb! An interesting feature of our move was the number of garden items we have. Planted pots, furniture, statues etc, and the team were just brilliant! We were moving from a large house to a much smaller one, so we had to do a lot of ''creative ''storage in the new again, again the guts were amazing. Another area that struck us, was the eagerness to help us with the washing machine, which had to fit into a ver tight space, once again, the guys were totally fab.

"It was easy and brilliant right from the first call. We had a quote from one other company, and I had a couple of virtual quotes. David Gilkes virtual quote was quick and straight forward.

Another point is David Gilkes moved us in and out in one day. One of the other companies wanted to do this over 3 days!

The team were efficient, and very respectful of our home. I thought it was so wonderful they way they appreciated the drinks and biscuits I gave to them. Every time they shared their appreciation, and they did that on leaving too.

They worked until late and never moaned or groaned about having to do that.

We are in a temporary house for 6 months, and will certainly use then next time."
 
 
Team:
Sorry can't recall, they were brilliant though
 
 
 


Review 7 Jan 2022
Recommended by customer in CV22
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 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 price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Move within Rugby from 4 bed to bigger 4 bed with 3 children
 
Cost: £2000
 

"Kate came to view the house and provide a quote. Very efficient quotation process. Able to answer all questions and queries. Emailed the quote across quickly and easy payment system online. She continued to answer questions prior the move date.

Packers came the day before, we were able to stay out of their way. Came home to whole house packed and well organised and labelled boxes.

Removal day with 4 guys and 2 trucks. Advised us their time schedule and we’re ahead of time with an lunch break included.

Unpacked into all the correct rooms, no breakages and furniture placed in correct positions to avoid moving again.

An excellent experience and team, would highly recommend to anyone"
 
 
Team:
Kate, 4 guys on 17th Dec
 
 
 

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