David Gilkes & Sons Ltd

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

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
99% recommended   Rating David Gilkes & Sons Ltd 9.7/100
291 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 291 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 9.8/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.8
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 
 
" WOW, What a fantastic company! they moved my very full 3 bed house including cellar and garden to our new home for a very reasonable price. As soon as Kate had visited for the quote I was sold! A grea...."   more
 
" My move was a very difficult situation which had to be dealt with in two parts and Gilkes handled it beautifully, efficiently and very professional. They went above and beyond in helping my situation ...."   more
 
" They helped me move house away from my abusive ex husband. It was a very awkward situation but they were very professional and helpful. The movers were really kind and helpful. Made a very stressful s...."   more
 
" Hello we cannot praise you or any of your team highly enough.infact we have recommended your firm to a lady who said she was now awaiting your quote and I would recommend you again and again. James ...."   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 14 Feb 2024
Recommended by customer in CV22
 
 
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
 
3 Bedroom house, cellar and Garden including large appliances from the seller and loads and loads of plant pots some very large, dismantled shed, bars and gazebos, large range cooker, lots of beer bottles , slabs and coping stones, bikes and just about everything else except the kitchen sink

"WOW, What a fantastic company! they moved my very full 3 bed house including cellar and garden to our new home for a very reasonable price. As soon as Kate had visited for the quote I was sold! A great local family run business professional from the start to the finish, The porters on the day were all polite and curtious and nothing was a problem for them. They were all a credit to your company they loaded the vans like a giant game of Tetris and not a single item was broken. if you need movers this is the company to use!"
 
 
 
 


Review 5 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in CV21
 
 
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
 
Two part move

"My move was a very difficult situation which had to be dealt with in two parts and Gilkes handled it beautifully, efficiently and very professional. They went above and beyond in helping my situation and tried to make this as painless as possible. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this company, they were worth every penny."
 
 
Team:
Jill, Kate, Dave and the whole team of movers
 
 
 


Review 5 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in CV21
 
 
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 house from a 3 bed detached to an old Victorian mid-terraced property.

"They helped me move house away from my abusive ex husband. It was a very awkward situation but they were very professional and helpful. The movers were really kind and helpful. Made a very stressful situation so much easier.
Kate came to do my evaluation and she went way above and beyond then she needed to. I cannot thank the whole company enough."
 
 
Team:
Kate, and Iím really sorry but I canít remember the names of truly lovely men who came to love me
 
 
 


Review 5 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in Cv8.
 
 
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 move was excellent can''t say more.

"Hello we cannot praise you or any of your team highly enough.infact we have recommended your firm to a lady who said she was now awaiting your quote and I would recommend you again and again. James chalmers many thanks"
 
 
 
 


Review 4 Jan 2024
Recommended by customer in CV3
 
 
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 4bedroom house on 3 storeys ,which was very full and included a piano!

"the whole experience was very positive-this was a huge thing for us after 48years in one property,but the team were excellent in every way !"
 
 
Team:
we think 3 were called Paul!-not sure of other names!
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi June,

Thank you for this lovely review, I'm so pleased you were happy with the service, I'll let the team know.

Hope you're settling in well, and please don't hesitate to contact us should you need anything else.

Best Wishes,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 30 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in TQ14
 
 
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
 
Rugby to Devon.

"More than satisfied. Gilles helped our move go as smoothly as possible."
 
 
Team:
David and James.
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for your review, I'm so happy to hear that everything went well. I'll pass that on to the team and we hope you're settling in well!

All the best,
David Gilkes
 


Review 17 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CV23
 
 
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 included a lot of boxes and plants and large heavy furniture.

"Everything went exactly to plan and nothing was broken or damaged. Staff could not have been more helpful which makes the stressful day go so much smoother. Arranged for a pre-trip to move some furniture to a different address the day before - all going perfectly to plan,

Could not think of anything extra that you could have done - you are an expert in moving people! I had a lot of boxes (99!) and was really worried that everything would not fit on the van but you even had another one on standby should the original van not be enough but your estimator was correct and everything fitted in perfectly. I felt it was important that you came to the house to estimate removal price as that gave me confidence that everything was seen and known. This in turn allowed me to relax and leave the hard work to you."
 
 
Team:
sorry it was 5 months ago but they were brilliant
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Carole,

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad everything went well and we hope you're settling in well!

All the best,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 14 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in LE17
 
 
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
 
I could not have had better service.

"The two men who did the removal were very professional,extremely pleasant,nothing was too much trouble. They made the whole removale a very good experience,with no problems.
Thank you,
Celia Chadburn"
 
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Celia,

Thank you for your lovely review, I will be sure to pass this on to the team.
We hope you're settling in well!

Best wishes,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 13 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in Nn74
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
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 6/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 8/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Engaging DG for our move and thoroughness of packing goods was very good.

"Could not fault the packing.
Collection of boxes post move was also easy to order and sort.
However, we did make it very clear at commencement of packing (2 days prior) the time we had to be packed up to vacate our home.
We unfortunately were let down on this aspect as we were left in the embarrassing position of not being able to fully clean our property as the packing process had lapsed more than 2 hours post time we should have vacated and the new owners were waiting outside to take possession.
Despite many reminders and assurances our time frame would be met we did feel let down,
I would therefore recommend when a time frame is set by the client the packers have to comply to make a stressful process less stressful."
 
 
Team:
Numerous
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Zoe,

We're sorry to hear about your loading time, but we're happy to hear that your packing went smoothly.
In response, your move commenced on one of the hottest days of the year and therefore it slowed our team down. We understand this is not an excuse and we cannot apologise enough for any inconvenience caused. If we can help with anything in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 13 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in Cv21
 
 
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
 
It all went very smoothly and canít thank you enough. Now been in new home 3.5 months. You can be assured your operatives from start to finish were brilliant. Thank you.

"Quote given was clear and concise. We got three quotes and although yours wasnít the cheapest it just seemed right due to the professionalism of advice give. The lovely admin staff also very helpful and friendly at all times. Your moving staff are to be commended as on the day all actual moving, removal and placement were completed very efficiently."
 
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Carol,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, that is very kind of you to say!
We're so glad everything went well and we hope you've settled in nicely to your new home. I'll make sure to pass this on to the team.

Best wishes,
David Gilkes Removals

 


Review 13 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CV22
 
 
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 all the contents of our house and double garage from one side of Rugby to another. There were a lot of boxes.

"We found the company to be very helpful from the quote to bringing in the last box to our new home. We would highly recommend them and have to several friends. Because there was so many boxes they even brought in another team to help at the end of the day.
They helped make the move less stressful and worked very hard to make sure it all ran smoothly."
 
 
Team:
Paul Paul and?
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for your review. I'm very pleased everything went well and you were happy with our service.
We hope you're settling in well.

Best wishes,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 13 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in CV32
 
 
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 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
Move of a four bedroom family home within Leamington Spa

"I would highly recommend David Gilkes. The team from initial enquiry through to the moving team on the day were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. They made the moving process so much easier - thank you!"
 
 
 
   Business Reply:

Hi Francesca,

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased things went smoothly and we will make sure we pass this on to the team.

Best wishes,
David Gilkes Removals
 


Review 15 May 2023
Recommended by customer in CV23
 
 
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 house in April

"Gilkes Removalís were superb. They speedily and carefully packed everything up. They were very pleasant to work with and checked with us that we were ok with the way things were progressing. At the new house everything was put in the right place, as we or they had labelled the boxes. Once we were unpacked a phone call and the empty boxes collected.
Reduced stress,excellent comms and a competitive price too!
I recommend them."
 
 
 
 


Review 8 May 2023
Recommended by customer in LE10
 
 
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
 
Removal of furniture from my late father''s home to my home.

"I was very impressed by the service given by David Gilkes & Sons Ltd. All members of the team in the office are all very helpful and efficient. Where the actual move of the furniture is concerned, the removal men were both very careful with the furniture, and managed to manoeuvre some very awkward pieces round some very tight spots at the top of my stairs.
Altogether, I was extremely happy with how the move went and glad I chose David Gilkes & Sons Ltd to do this job.
"
 
 
Team:
Hannah in the office, can't remember the removal guys' names but they were top class.
 
 
 


Review 4 May 2023
Recommended by customer in Cv22
 
 
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
 
Upsizing to a larger house. We had a double garage and a loft packed to the brim. The movers came early the day before to make sure everything was packed and prepared so the actual move day ran smoothly with no delays or hold ups.

"Wow! What a slick operation. From the outset they had everything under control. We used their full packing service and it took all the stress out of what we had feared would be a very stressful day. If youíre looking for a removal company then pick David Gilkes, the service we received was worth every penny."
 
 
 
 


Review 4 May 2023
Recommended by customer in RH14
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
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 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
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Customer Review
 
Complex move packing into storage out of storage, three delivery points. Taking things back to storage. Two moves!

"Excellent overall service, the best team of lads to to the driving and unloading. They deserve 5stars, office staff great too. I would highly recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Dean and Dave
 
 
 


Review 17 Mar 2023
Recommended by customer in CV31
 
 
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
 
Wolston to Leamington Spa (first floor - double storey apartment)

"I highly recommend the team all of which were superb from start to finish. Our move was particularly stressful and Kate and team made it as seamless as possible.
The guys on moving day (s!) were fantastic, helpful, polite and good natured. I would absolutely use them again."
 
 
Team:
Kate / 3 removal guys on the days
 
 
 


Review 15 Mar 2023
Recommended by customer in CV23
 
 
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
 
Went from large 3 bedroom house with big garden down to a 2 bedroom bungalow within the same village

"The initial contact made me feel positive as the lady answering my call was very informative, polite and helpfull.
When somebody came out to assess our house she was very personable and friendly explaining exactly what would happen. The quote came through in the timescale I was told to expect.

The 5 packers arrived on time and worked solidly all day, they were polite and friendly taking care of our belongings. Also explained what we needed to keep out for the day of actual move. The packing service was well worth the money and took all the stress out of the move. It would have taken me a week or more to pack myself.

On the day we moved another team arrived and were again polite and friendly. They worked hard loading up the vans all morning. Once we had the keys the guys did it all in reverse putting things where we wanted them and even hung clothes back in the wardrobes.

There were no breakages and everything ran like clockwork.
"
 
 
Team:
Cannot remember sorry
 
 
 


Review 10 Mar 2023
Recommended by customer in CV32
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
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 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The price represents value for money
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Customer Review
 
contents of a 3 bed victorian terrace to another 3 bed victorian terrace... included some challenging furniture removals due to space restrictions.

"Quote process was where this company started to impress... friendly, enthusiastic, human, knowledgeable... this was from someone called Kate. Quote landed super quick and after a few extra questions i'd got the confidence these were the movers for me (had two quote).

three of the team turned up to do the packing and moving... just a good experience overall... again the team were friendly, good and focussed on the job in hand... all went without a hitch."
 
 
 
 


Review 10 Mar 2023
Recommended by customer in cv81
 
 
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 consisted of two house into one via storage for three weeks. They did complete packing service. On move day 1 every went smooth into storage, move 2 into new house, again super smooth despite a delayed completion (they even recruited in more people to get in on time), move day 3 from storage to new house was a doddle.

"The whole move was coordinated superbly, the communication was excellent. I can't say enough about how friendly, helpful and respectful the whole team were. They took all the stress out the packing and move days.

All this despite being cheapest removal firm.

I wouldn't hesitate to use these guys again"
 
 
 
 

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